The Perfect Summer Frock

(By Corpus dress, Volcom cargo jacket, 80%20 shoes, Sienna Ray bag, Mango sunglasses)

Living in NYC, I’ve become a mix and match master. Whether it be switching up shorts with blouses or skirts and crop tops, I’m always playing around with colors and proportions. It really just helps make my wardrobe feel fresh and fun. But the perfect summer frock makes life SO MUCH EASIER. I just left the house for a stroll down the Promenade and threw on this one simple piece, a little floral dress. It’s a relief sometimes not to worry about what to wear. I need more dresses in my life! This one’s got a perfect cut: small on the top with a sexy open back. It’s simplicity makes it a must have for whenever I just want to run out without the fuss. I seem to always throw in a little something completely unexpected into my looks as well. This time? My CREEPERS. Girly with a touch of punk! And if you haven’t noticed yet, this green Volcom cargo jacket goes with me everywhere and I know I’ll wear it deep into Fall. Erm, it’s dying for a wash…

Speaking of Volcom, I’m excited to announce that starting today my DAILY VIDEO SERIES featuring Volcom’s Fall ’11 collection is out now! Watch a new video for the next 7 days! Super fun, candid, and totally real. Watch them all on!

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215 Responses to The Perfect Summer Frock

  1. Anna says:

    the dress has a perfect fit and the open back is so refreshing! i love the combination with the creepers and the jacket you styled the dress with. I always look forward to seeing your posts!

  2. Rachel says:

    I have a green cargo jacket like that too, that I got in the H&M sale – I seem to have taken it pretty much everywhere with me to since I got it – they go so well with everything!

  3. Camilla says:

    that dress is so cute, and I love the sunglasses. I agree, finding the perfect dress to just throw on and go when it’s hot outside is a life saver

    x Camilla

    Last day to enter my LOVE dress giveaway…

  4. Eda ♥ says:

    Thankyou so much Natalie for stopping by my blog and taking the time to comment. This dress, I have to agree is perfect for summer, you look lovely as per usual!

    *following your blog – would love for you to follow mine*

    Eda ♥

  5. The Key To Chic says:

    I think every girl can use the perfect dress like yours. It’s super flattering and versatile. I’m on the hunt for some creepers – preferably with a 2-3″ sole. Love yours, they actually look a bit preppy with the floral print. Natalie, do you find that NYC inspires your style?

  6. tasha faye says:

    the perfect one indeed! <3 i am in love with the cutout back. so beautiful! you look so lovely, Natalie. (: sorry i’ve missed out on your last few posts! such a stunning illustration and beautiful photos! xxx

  7. Blue says:

    This dress really is perfect, the flowers, the light colors… And due to the back cutout, it is far from any boring dress, but unique! Especially the way you styled it, certainly no risk of looking too girly…

  8. Jen says:

    I totally know what you mean about a dress making things easier. No worrying about proportions or mixing, just throwing it on and going! I’ve had a growing fondness for summer dresses as well. This one is adorable with the open back and I adore how you’ve done the unexpected and worn edgy pieces with it.

    Have a lovely weekend!

  9. iris says:

    This dress reminded me I have a similar one in another colour that I have never worn yet!
    love it with that shoes!

    ps. really loved that video where you sang the cover! it’s great:)))



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