The Passport Dress

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This past weekend was the first one I’d describe as “super-hot.” Normally, I’d be tempted to wear Spandex and a tank, but because it was a holiday weekend, the schedule was jam-packed with activities that required something more fashion-forward. (Like a visit to the Isaac Mizrahi exhibit at the Jewish Museum.)

Here’s how I beat the heat, while still looking presentable:

Dress: Mary Katrantzou For Current Elliott (Tokio 7) | Slouchy Bag: Carlos Falchi (INA) | Sandals: Alaia (The Real Real)
Dress: Mary Katrantzou For Current Elliott (Tokio 7) | Belt: Club Monaco | Slouchy Bag: Carlos Falchi (INA) | Sandals: Alaïa (The Real Real) | Necklaces: Me & Ro

The shift dress is a recent consignment find that’s perfect for summer, thanks to the material, the shape and the print. The textile design is inspired by passport pages and stamps, which makes me yearn for my next vacation.

The "Apollo Dress" by Mary Katrantzou For Current Elliott
The “Apollo Dress” by Mary Katrantzou For Current Elliott
The print of the dress was inspired by passport stamps.
The print of the dress was inspired by passport stamps.

The dress itself is 100% cotton and — OMG — machine washable, which is perfect for sweaty days. It’s also a looser shift shape, so it’s perfectly comfortable.

Quick tip: Whenever I wear a dress during the summer, I ALWAYS wear bicycle shorts underneath to prevent chafing.

Chunky rings: Luv AJ x Goop | Bag: Carlos Falchi (INA)
Chunky rings: Luv AJ x Goop | Bag: Carlos Falchi (INA)

Typically, my handbags weigh about 15 pounds. (Sadly, I’m not exaggerating.) But this summer, I’m trying to lighten the load. I’m swearing by this calfskin satchel, which is practically weightless. The seafoam color is also perfect for the season. I found this bag for about $50 at the Nolita INA location, but you can find similar ones online for about $175.

Cage sandals: Alaia (Consignment)
Cage sandals: Alaïa (Consignment)

Lastly, I wore a newish pair of Alaïa cage sandals. I combined several credits on The Real Real and was able to snag these for about $50. (I know. First the $35 Alaïa grommet boots, and now this. I’m very worried my shoe karma is about to run out.)

I won’t be traveling for the next few weeks, so I hope to be able to update more often. Look for a post about the aforementioned Isaac Mizrahi exhibit! xoxo

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