WIWs: Dressing Blue Lemons

I LOVE SUMMER DRESSES!

One-and-done. A particularly happy way of dressing for me.

Waving to all who bat for Team Summer Dress :) 

  • I like my frocks on the dressy, pretty, retro, and classic side. Knee-covering, A-line or flared, and in solids and patterns. Preferably with pockets, and made of natural fibres. High SWOOSH-factor is important! 
  • Both blue dresses are new and replaced frocks that bit the dust.
  • The Hobbs dress was bought off season for a song! Lucked out. Only had to wait 6 months to wear it.......  ;)
  • POLO by Ralph Lauren has become an important brand to me. The perfect horsey association aside - it's my look! I went to a POLO store for the first time this year, and was in my element. It's pricey, so I wait for items to go on sale. Great success so far!
  • Worn both blue dresses multiple times thanks to warm and hot weather. These are everyday dresses for me, which I dress up or down depending on the setting and activities of the day. This is how I've worn them so far. With dressy flats, low heels, fashion sneakers, satchels and crossbodies, thereby creating a variation of vibes that suit the tasks at hand. 
  • Sunnies are on daily at this point. Mine have prescription lenses. The white are a vintage pearlized pair from 1961 that I picked up about 6 years ago. Unique! The round RayBans are new, and an iconic classic. 
  • Sam and Jo are always there.

Thanks for looking! xo


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50 Comments

  • Runcarla replied 11 months ago

    Wonderful!  I’m planning on wearing my yellow shoes with blue and white too!  Love anything Ralph Lauren.  Almost always a perfect fit for my body - and my style!  I think the Lauren Ralph Lauren is the line that has worked the best for me.

  • Irina replied 11 months ago

    Very pretty, retro looks! My favorites are #6, 12, 14 and every picture with Jo ans Sam!

  • Dee replied 11 months ago

    Ohh.. I’m a lover of blue myself and these are so lovely. RL blue striped dress is crisp and retro fun, and the Hobbs so pretty and elegant. Love that punch of lemon too.

  • Suz replied 11 months ago

    You look stunning in both dresses, Angie! The crisp, ladylike, retro blue and white stripe is made for you, and the Hobbs dress with its butterfly pattern is so fresh and piquant. You have the best shoe/bag complements ever. 

  • replied 11 months ago

    Yay! Summer dress time! I would like to borrow both :)

  • LJP replied 11 months ago

    So perfectly dressed , as always ! I now feel like my sad little blue/white striped dress needs to be repurposed as a tunic . I don’t think I realized mine was as short as it is , apparently . Anyways , the addition of yellow is brilliant , both literally and figuratively , and these dresses look made just for you .

  • slim cat replied 11 months ago

    Fabulous and perfect in every way! All pictures are so adorable and pic#15 just stole me heart - so precious ;-)  !
    Wonderful dresses and styling - the patience paid off big time!

  • Eliza replied 11 months ago

    Love both of the dresses on you and the PomPom bags have been tempting me for awhile. They add to the looks, as do your shoes and specs. I need to find a very cool tone stand-in for citron in my accessories. It’s a mood; my mother would have said it adds ”punch”. Well done!

  • Janet replied 11 months ago

    Smashing!

  • Indigoprint replied 11 months ago

    Love your pieces. Fit together so beautifully.

  • Bijou replied 11 months ago

    The Polo dress is a classic Angie dress, I love this on you. The Hobbs dress is also gorgeous, and I'm glad you are showing us how it can bean 'everyday' dress. So often people pass on dresses like this with the view that they are too formal for everyday - but every day is a special day. Photo #8 is the BEST!

  • JP replied 11 months ago

    You look fab and very happy!  It's great when you find a go to brand/designer.  I'm in love with picture #15.

  • Angie replied 11 months ago

    Thanks, everyone! Sam and Jo say thank you too. 

    I'm wearing #6 right now, actually. Off to have date night with my handsome hubs :) 

    Carla, we are RL style sisters! Their POLO items tend to fit me well too.

    Irina, high fiving my dainty ballet flat style sister! 

    Dee, I'm blushing and appreciate your awfully kind words. Go Team Blue!

    Suz, thank you so much! My blue and white, Trendy Classic, and RL style sister too! I can see you in the striped POLO dress right now. I wish they shipped to Canada...

    Nikki, come on over and borrow the dresses. Tea and cake served too :)

    LJP, that's high praise, thank you! You wear your shorter blue and white striped dress very well. Fun to see it as a tunic too!

    Eliza, how about a shade of teal, lavender, or a mid-tone blue instead of citron? 

    Janet and Indigoprint, thanks! 

  • Angie replied 11 months ago

    Slimcat, you are just lovely! Sam and Jo send hugs and snuggles. Jo likes my big dresses and skirts .... :)


    Bijou, agreed! YES! Everyday is a special day. And the POLO dress had my name on it.

    JP, that's so sweet! Thank you. 

  • rachylou replied 11 months ago

    They look great! I’m partial to a ‘ticking stripe’ of course :) I always love how you punch up classics with acid colour!

  • Lynette replied 11 months ago

    Angie, I think these may be my two favorite items in your wardrobe! (although it would be very hard to choose, as you have such terrific pieces!)
    And your hair is looking super cute, too! Is it finally to the length you are happy with? You look fab as always!

  • Jaime replied 11 months ago

    Wow! Gorgeous and I love your wavy hair! I especially love the Hobbs dress - you look like a princess! 

  • The Cat replied 11 months ago

    Lovely dresses. Perfect styling. So very YOU and at the same time inspirational for others.

  • CarolS replied 11 months ago

    These are all so lively and pretty, Angie -- I can't pick a favourite!!

  • Star replied 11 months ago

    Gorgeous!  Nothing less.

  • Mirjana replied 11 months ago

    OMG, Angie, you are Queen of dresses. They are sooo beautiful on you, love with lemon accessories, especially with the Polo dress. But the Hobbs dress is really wonderful - you look like a princess.

  • Vildy replied 11 months ago

    Especially love how they spaced the Hobbs print.

  • ChristelJ replied 11 months ago

    So beautiful! Every version you show is terrific. I notice the short white jacket is perfect for a long, elegant dress. Hooray for dressy but also down to earth. And I can't get over your fabulous hair!

  • replied 11 months ago

    These are great- love the Hobbs dress especially!
    Awww Sam and Jo :)

  • lyn67 replied 11 months ago

    Love both dresses-blues, but very different vibes-and YLKiller in them Angie+and hair is really getting there where you wanted! Then, I esp. love the yellow accents used here- I always had a yellow summer ballet or sling now I only have sandals, but it's not the same amount of sunshine IYKWIM!:-))

  • Tanya replied 11 months ago

    You look gorgeous in both dresses, and as always, perfectly styled. The striped dress is very crisp and the Hobbs dress soo pretty. Waiving to Sam and Jo.

  • RobinF replied 11 months ago

    I love these! The first is so nice and summery, love it with white but especially with the pops of yellow. The Hobbs dress is gorgeous! So pretty and feminine! I bet it just feels good to wear. Hair is looking super cute too!

  • Helena replied 11 months ago

    Fab Angie! I love your curls!

  • Jen replied 11 months ago

    Could not love those yellow accents more!

  • Angie replied 11 months ago

    Thank you Star, Vildy, Jen, Helena and CarolS!


    Rachy, we bat for Team Stripe :)

    Lynette and Helena, thanks for the wavy hair love. The length is getting there. A few more inches to go! I am finally used to the darker colour. It's streaking blonde naturally in the sun at the moment, which has surprised my hair stylist!

    Jaime, and Mirjana, HAH! You make me smile. From now on, I shall call my Hobbs dress my Princess dress.

    The Cat, such kind and generous words. Thank you :)

    ChristelJ, I tend to like short jackets over dresses! It’s a classic pairing that works well to my eye. Thanks for the gracious hair love too.

    Suntiger, Sam and Jo send kisses and snuggles!

    Lyn67, YES! I find yellow accents versatile, like you do. A bright that works with many colours. And the hair is getting there…..

    Tanya, thanks for your awfully kind words! Sam and Jo send tail wags and snuggles right back :)

    RobinF, blushing! You are sweet. Thank you.

  • Bonnie replied 11 months ago

    Fabulous summer dressing!

  • kkards replied 11 months ago

    Love.  

    I’m picturing you checking off the days on your planner, counting down until the days until could wear the Hobbs dress!  It was worth the wait! 

  • Angie replied 11 months ago

    Bonnie, thanks for chiming in!

    kkards, you are bang on the money ;)

  • Debbie replied 11 months ago

    Perfection! Summer dressing at its best. I love both dresses especially the Ralph Lauren. You look confident and happy!

  • Brooklyn replied 11 months ago

    Super pretty! Nice to see you in a sleeveless top too.

    I wanna be on team dress, boo hoo :(

    I will live vicariously through you.

  • BlueJay replied 11 months ago

    Both dresses are so pretty on you Angie! I can't pick a favourite! They're both KILLER! Your doggies are so precious !

    I bought this dress just after the pandemic started it's Loren Ralph Lauren. I am embarrassed that it still has the tags on! I will be heading back to B&M office once a week so I will have to wear it.

  • Inge replied 11 months ago

    Just looking at these photos makes me smile so much!-)
    Both dresses are equally gorgeous, Angie, and you look so elegant!
    I also love how you can dress them up and down by simply changing out the footwear!

  • Minaminu replied 11 months ago

    :Love the yellow accents as well how you take the pictures, one can really see your bubbly personality!

    The stripy dress is my favourite!

  • Sal replied 11 months ago

    Love these dresses, your styling, your hair and Sam and Jo.

  • Angie replied 11 months ago

    Thanks so much, everyone! 

    Debbie, glad to hear my dress-happiness comes through :) 

    Brooklyn, now that we have hot Summers in Seattle, I like to wear sleeveless dresses! I'm on Team Sleeveless with you. How can we get you on Team Dress?

    Blue Jay, that's high praise! Thank you! Hope we see you in your super pretty dress soon.

    Inge, thanks my sweet friend! Waving at my shirt dress sister :) 

    Minaminu, you bat for Team Pretty Dress too. WOOOOHOOOOO! 

    Sal, thanks for chiming in from your trip! Hope you and Dad are having a magical time. 

  • Mary Beth (formerly LBD) replied 11 months ago

    WOW!!!!   Angie, these dresses are such beautiful finds, and you are an absolute knockout in the blues and lemons!    

    You are Summer personified!

  • Angie replied 11 months ago

    Mary Beth, appreciate your awfully kind words! Thanks, and I'm blushing :) 

  • Cardiff girl replied 11 months ago

    I know this is about the dresses both of which are lovely but l was really struck by just how pretty your hair is looking.Growing it out was such a good idea.

  • Angie replied 11 months ago

    Cardiff girl, thank you! Although a frustrating mare to grow out my hair - I'm glad I did. Desperately needed change. Success! 

  • Firecracker (Sharan) replied 11 months ago

    Angie, these dresses are just dreamy! Wow. Your style has never been better! I love seeing it continually evolve.

  • Angie replied 11 months ago

    Sharan, I'm blushing. Thanks for being so gracious :) 

  • Jonesy replied 11 months ago

    Late here, but you look fantastic! Like you are on holiday in the chicest possible way! That second dress is especially stunning. Love your hair and your new sunglasses! Sam and Jo are extremely adorable, as usual :).

  • Angie replied 11 months ago

    Thanks, Jonesy! That's high praise! Fab to see you chime in, and Sam and Jo send tailwags and kisses :) 

    Not on holiday yet - but can't wait till our trip to Greece in Sept! 

  • Joy replied 11 months ago

    Very pretty and Sam and Jo add the cute. Love summer dresses and the one and done.

  • Angie replied 11 months ago

    Thanks, Joy! Go Team Easy Summer Dress :)

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