I’ve tried on more than my fair share of chambray shirt dresses, but none of them fit quite right or were the right shade of blue to convince me to purchase. I did recently buy a great looking one from Madewell (link here
), but the day after was when the weather turned warmer in Minnesota and I just don’t see myself wearing a flannel-lined dress into the spring, no matter how comfortable. This version is just right. The length is good, I like the dark shade of blue, and the belt hits at the right spot. Paired with a vest it’s perfect for days like these – when you want to be out on the lake but need to wait out the chill in the air and the ice on the water just a bit longer.
Banana Republic shirt dress | J Crew vest (sold out, similar here and here) | Tory Burch shoes | Kate Spade necklaces | Little Minnow scarf | J Crew earrings | Madewell bracelet | Michael Kors watch | Chloe handbag
Reality Check. A shorter length skirt with bare legs is probably a little aggressive this early in the spring, but Minnesotans are known for breaking out the summer gear as soon as the temperatures hit 50 or above.