I found the perfect sweater to layer over a summer sundress. It completes the ideal late summer ‘fit for patio dining.
the Loveshackfancy Story dress
I clicked on the Loveshackfancy Story dress because it deviates from the brand. By that I mean, it does not bear the cottagecore floral hallmarks of the typical Loveshackfancy dress. Rather, the fabric is a classic, clean, cotton blue and white stripe. It reminded me of bright awnings adorning storefronts or even beach umbrellas.
The details of the Story dress are beyond. A faux corset style composes the bodice. The dress has a full skirt, made of tiers alternating stripe directions. Full lining negates the need for a slip. The living prevents “overshare” via the gaps between each tier of the skirted bottom which is thickly threaded together.
Size-wise, I found the Story dress to fit small on the top. As opposed to the Loveshackfancy Oakley dress, of which I went with a smaller size and I suspect coulda shoulda woulda gone down an additional size, I bought the largest size available in the Loveshackfancy Story dress. So maybe I will do more yoga and run a little harder, faster, longer.
the Loveshackfancy Naveen sweater
I bought the Loveshackfancy Naveen sweater (last worn here) this past spring during the ShopBop sale. Made of a non-itchy blend of alpaca, acrylic, and wool blend, I appreciate that it is not of polyester fiber. The side buttons at the hem are one of my favorite design features of the sweater.
Even though I suspected it would run big, I still ordered it in a size extra large.. I prefer a slouchy sweater to a fitted one. As someone topping six feet in height, I am especially appreciative of the the length in both the torso and the sleeves. I did not want to have to deal with returning it from Kazakhstan and lucky for me, it is a closet winner.
A heads up: this sweater is on sale via nearly every stockist. I linked it via every e-tailer I could find; all you have to do is find your size in the most economical option.
sweater: Loveshackfancy Naveen sweater (also here, here, here, here, here, and here), dress: Loveshackfancy Story dress (also here, here, here, and here) // sandals: Sarah Flint // sunglasses: Lapima (also here) // initial necklace: Maya Brenner via Baublebar // long necklace: Jennifer Behr // earrings: Jennifer Fisher // bracelets: both Baublebar // watch: Cartier (also here)