The One Item I Wear No Matter What Season

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It appears there is one item I will reach for time and time again no matter what season. I suppose this slip, which I own in 3 colors, is an item that defines everything I love in a style. The cut is perfect, the tiny lace details are perfect, and its versatility is perfect. I love that I can wear it with cardigans and heavy pullovers in the winter, or with knee socks and boots, or with tights and bright sneakers.

It is the one item in my closet that, if tragically destroyed, I would immediately repurchase. I try not to link back to clothes on this blog. There are numerous reasons and an essay to be found here, but suffice it to say I do not link back to clothes because I do not want to promote waste and needless consumption. I would rather whip you up a dose of inspiration than a charge on your credit card.

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But today, I am going to make an exception. Yes, this dress is a little pricey, but now I have had it (them, really – I own 3) so long and worn it so many times, that surely the cost per wear has dropped down to less than a penny.

And I do look at things on a cost per wear basis. While I definitely do not buy expensive items with any sort of frequency (hello, Goodwill), if the rare occasion presents itself, and I just know the item is for me, I will pay for it. These dresses are a time when I am glad to have done so, as I have been given a cornucopia of joy through all the times I have felt part lacey, part swingy, part carefree. All the times I have felt feminine and delicate and all the time I have felt like a little tough.

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Here it is, the Free People Voile and Lace Trapeze slip, available in every color you would ever see in a bright forest or a field of wildflowers. If I could only have ONE dress, it would, forever and always, be this one.

Do you have a single piece of clothing that you manage to wear every season, regardless of the weather? How do you make it work?

*pictures taken by my husband*

Stay Beautiful,


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  • That slip seems to be a perfect staple, and every time I see it, I regret not having one. Also, kudos to you on the consumption bit!

    Amber | y a c h t s m a a n

    • If you think you would wear it often, then you should totally get one! It's been worth every penny! And thanks!

  • I love how simple the outfit is 🙂
    By the way, i followed you on bloglovin, I would really appreciate it if you follow back 🙂

  • I love this dress, it is so simple and chic and it allows so many different combinations. I never link any clothes on my blog and I honestly couldn't because I've had most of them for a while. xx

    • Exactly! Most of my out are from reused or thrifted pieces. It won't help anyone to know I picked it up at Goodwill 3 years ago. Ha!

  • You look so chic and comfy, can honestly see why you own this slip in three colours!


  • This slip is one of those pieces that will make your outfit stand out instantly. Therefore, I do understand why you choose this piece as your staple 🙂
    For me, a clothing item that would have the same function is a good old flowy skater skirt in black. Black fits anything and I don't like wearing pants haha 😉

    Have a nice weekend!


    • Oh, that sounds like a nice piece. I do like skater skirts!

  • Ah you look gorgeous! Slip dresses are such a great piece x

    • Thanks! They are perfect for layering.

  • This slip is so lovely! I love loose, flowy clothing like this, it makes me feel so comfortable and free- which is exactly how you look here! You look beautiful, and these photos show off the outfit so well.

    My Lovelier Days

    • Yay and thank you! Comfortable and free is my motto. I don't like things I can't move around in!

  • Of course this would be an all-time favourite! It's gorgeous! The cut, the pattern, it looks perfect on you! I think mine would be a basic white shirt. I'm not a stylish person but it is the easiest way to pretend I am! Haha <3

    xx Bash |   go say   H E Y   B A S H

    • Basic white shirts are perfect for so many occasions, so that's a good choice! And thank you, the cut and pattern are some of my favorite parts of this dress.