One of my most memorable and favorite dresses I’ve ever worn is in a shade of yellow slightly cooler than this one. I bought it on a trip to Paris with my girlfriends about eight years ago. The shape was very loose and almost babydoll style, but it was pretty short and had a chic boho vibe. I bought it but ended up not wearing it for about six months. The dress’s debut was at a couples shower my friends threw for my husband and me shortly before our wedding, and it eventually turned into a favorite cocktail dress during my maternity days because of its forgiving silhouette. Having made an appearance at so many milestones, how could it not be a favorite dress?!
I fell for this J. Crew dress the moment I saw it and actually bought it without even trying it on (the benefits of loving a label so much you know your size)! I was envisioning it with a pretty pair of pumps, but I wasn’t sure what color. I wanted something to transition this look from summer into fall, and when I found this pair of navy calf hair Sam Edelman pumps with python and metallic details at Tootsie’s, I knew the outfit was complete. Indeed, the only accessory I wore with this look was a pair of earrings.
A yellow dress, you say? I know, not many people think this is a color they can wear. I feel like I hear this so often from my friends. No one seems to want to wear this color, no matter how happy it may be, because they are afraid it won’t be flattering, but I beg to differ. While there are of course some skin tones that yellow doesn’t agree with, for the most part, I think yellow is such a universally flattering shade. The warmth of the color, even in the palest lemon, acts like your own personal ray of sun. I urge you to try out a something in yellow. You just may like what you see!
Dress: J. Crew (also love this Free People yellow maxi) | Pumps: Sam Edelman (available locally at Tootsie’s) | Earrings: Kendra Scott Hutton Earring, sold out (similar Kendra Scott Francie pair and Valerie Nahmani pair) | Lipstick: Nars Heat Wave | Nail polish: OPI Barre My Soul