Cutout stripes

Rachel Pally Striped Cutout Maxi Dress, Dolce Vita Sandals, Vintage Locket, Gorjana Bracelet

When I first saw this dress on Shopbop a few months ago, I was smitten. Stripes, jersey, cutouts – it was love. But I figured I could wait until the weather warmed up a bit, so I waited, and when I wasn’t paying attention, it sold out. I don’t know about you, but as soon as something I’m at least vaguely interested in becomes unavailable, I. must. have. it.

Generally I’m pretty good at scouring the web to find the lone website that has the thing I want in stock, but this particular version of this dress – with navy stripes – was exclusive to Shopbop. Le sigh. Luckily, I am obsessive and checked back constantly, and eventually, they restocked. Good thing too, because it’s pretty much the most comfortable thing I own and has quickly become a go-to item in my closet. I think anything jersey and maxi is generally a good bet – easy as pie, but often bold enough to stand on its own.

It looks as if they are again sold out, but fear not, fellow shoppers – you, too, can shop compulsively and it will be yours.

We snapped these pictures on Saturday evening during cocktail hour, which is not only the best time of day for a glass of champy, but also the best time of day for photo lighting. Win win.