Minis, Midis, and Maxis, Oh My!

I am fully aware that many of my posts at this point have made some mention of the ungodly heat here in D.C. but really though, IT IS SO FLUFFING HOT. When I get ready to leave for work in the morning I feel like mother nature is waiting just by the door to pounce and wrap a warm wet blanket around my whole body the second I set foot outside.

Despite the heat and an oppressive humidity that makes you feel like you need an oxygen mask, I still choose to walk to work most days. I do this for two reasons: 1. the D.C. bus in the summer months smells like a men’s locker room and onions, and 2. it might be the only significant amount of time I get to spend outdoors all day.

My route to work takes about an hour and is the loveliest! At the beginning of my walk the temperature is usually still fairly mild at about 75-80 Degrees. It’s the end that gets a little rough with the temp in the mid to high 80s. To try to maintain a reasonable body temperature, I’ve been consistently grabbing for dresses in the morning when I get dressed! Pants are absolutely, 100%, OUT of the question. This trend of mine recently has me scanning my go-to sites for fun dresses for both work and play (mostly the latter because those are more fun, obvi). Here are some of my favorites!

The White Dress

Jessa Lace Dress in White – Free People

The Black Dress (es)

Demi Dress in Black/White – Milly 


Daydream Bodycon Slip in Black – Free People

The Maxi

Shay Maxi Dress in Red – Mia Marcelle – Revolve

The Midi

Quimby Dress in Black/White Stripe – Rachel Pally

The Mini

Coley Dress in Aqua – Alice and Olivia – Shopbop

The Set (definitely dress-like)

Naomi Set in Berry Sangria – Lilly Pulitzer 

Get Fancy (er)

Rowing Stripe Jacquard Bardot Dress – Ted Baker 


With these dresses you can beat the heat and dress to impress! Not necessarily for work (the red maxi might be a leeeeetle aggressive for the office but you do you) but for fun summer outings, day/casual or evening. Happy shopping!

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