make this look: saturday shopping

  1. original outfit: Nordstrom
  2. tank dress: Simplicity 2443
  3. navy knit:
  4. purple knit:
  5. navy floral shirting: Fashion Fabrics Club

I'm headed up to Seattle this weekend to see some of my closest girlfriends and do a bit of shopping. I love wearing simple dresses (like this one from Nordstrom) when I'm shopping - less to take off, less to put back on. So easy. To make this look, start with Simplicity's 2443 View B (by the way, these Cynthia Rowley patterns for Simplicity are fantastic. I want to make all of them.) You can stick to the original look by using navy and purple knits, and a lightweight navy floral cotton, or you can adapt the look by combining a floral or similar pattern with 2 coordinating knits. Heck, make multiples. :-) Finish the look for spring by pairing it with a denim jacket and flats, and wear it into summer with leather sandals.