I bought this Tory Burch dress last summer when my foot was broken and wore it quite a bit with sneakers while I was on the mend. It wasn’t until I spotted this Michael Kors version that has many of the same features — a batik-inspired design and a flattering center stripe — did it dawn on me that I never did share photos. In the Brussels-bound suitcase it went! In these photos, you’ll see that it was an easy choice for sightseeing, but it has really been a versatile piece overall. I’ve worn it on weekends with sneakers or sandals (just snagged these), and to work with loafers (also ordered these last week). I suspect the Michael Kors dress would be just as lovely.
In other news, we went on our first house-hunting adventure with our real estate agent yesterday morning and toured four duds. I guess I naively thought we’d find “the one” on our first day out, especially since one of the houses looked so perfect online and it’s in our ideal area. The panic isn’t setting in yet, but we are on a tight timeline to find something. Our lease is up on Aug. 1. It takes around 35 days to close on a house, so we’re looking at finding something before mid-June — which is when we’ll need to resign our lease. If we have to stay in our apartment another year, it wouldn’t be the worst — we’d just live as frugally as possible to increase our down payment or save up renovation money — but it’s not ideal. Please send good house-hunting vibes our way!
Dress: Tory Burch (similar)
Sunglasses: Karen Walker c/o Shopbop
Bag: Tory Burch (similar; obsessed with this new arrival)
Shoes: Louise et Cie (also love these metallic flats)
Ring: Lulu Frost
Lips: Stila “Bella”