Loosen Up :: T-shirt dress and sling-back booties

Thursday, July 17, 2014

The forecast calls for rising temps, shorter hemlines, and easy-breezy silhouettes to beat the heat in style. 
When it's this hot out, you do what you can do stay cool. Slipping into a flowy T-shirt dress is at the top of my list. 
I just can't seem to stop layering my necklaces! But for good reason, multiple chains add an effortless, summery vibe. And rose gold is the metal of choice this season - the hue naturally brightens up any look and skin tone.  
Switch up your look with pattern mixing! You don't have to go bold or go home. This black & white tribal print headband flows perfectly with my black & white striped dress. Just a small punch of a different pattern immediately spices up your ensemble. 
Although black sling-back booties don't necessarily scream summer, the heel cutout is very of-the-moment and I'm digging the edgy vibe these bring to the table. The pointed toe and silver studs add major personality to this simple look. 
What makes this T-shirt dress so flattering is A.) The material - a cotton viscose blend - and B.) The subtle high-low hemline. It shows just the right amount of thigh while covering just the right amount of booty. 
Dressing in tight, restricting clothing is not going to help you beat the heat. Opt for something that lets you breathe! T-shirt dresses are always my solution to those sweltering days when I can't bear to put on a pair of pants (I know you feel me).  
How sweet are these benches? Talk about your perfect spot for some lazy Sunday reading...or people watching - your choice! 
 
Photos by Brooke Faison 
[T-shirt dress: Brandy Melville, booties: H&M, headband: American Eagle, chains: Heidi Klum, watch: Fossil, bangles: Alex & Ani]

I'm a big fan of where these photos were taken, in fact, it's probably my favorite spot in Manhattan. The location? The Highline, which is a one-mile New york City linear park. The park was built on an elevated section of the former New York Central Railroad. The spot is super unique and a popular place to relax and see some fantastic views. 

The park boasts food stands (including the yummiest ice cream sandwich vendor), a little pool to put your feet in, lots of greenery, suntanning benches like the one you saw me lounging on, and even free wifi. I mean, I could pretty much live up there. Ice cream, flowers, and wifi are all a girl needs in life, am I right? 

SHOP :: 


74 comments:

  1. Love this striped shirt dress Kat! This look definitely has that easy breezy effortless summertime look! I'm with you....when the temps rise...flowy dresses are the way to go:)! Looking beautiful as always darlin!

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  2. I can't agree more- T-shirt dresses are definitely great for this hot summer weather (although recently it's sort of cooling down here..)! Clothes can easily get sticky, hot, and clingy with the heat. Loove how you spiced up that striped dress with all those accessories! Always so on point, Kathleen! X

    Chic Nikkie

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  3. The dress is lovely. I'm a fan of stripes, so this dress is just awesome!

    Kisses,
    Tania
    http://inspiremyfancy.blogspot.com

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  4. I've been living in t-shirt dresses this summer too! Love hoe you styled yours <3

    Fishbowl Fashion

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  5. Ah what a super chic look and haha no body con garments during a NYC summer! And LOVE the boots!

    Allie of ALLIE NYC
    allienyc.com

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  6. Such a beautiful dress! It's perfect with those booties! Amazing location too!

    KARAMODE

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  7. So pretty!!! I love your striped dress absolutely cool with these original booties!!!!

    Ciao bellissima!!!
    Kisses
    http://expressyourselfbypaolalauretano.blogspot.it

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  8. I love a goo casual dress! And you're right, the booties add a fun edge.

    xo, Amy Ann
    The Real Arnolds

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  9. I know- the Macaroon bear is the cutest. ^_^

    Totally lovin' this post. Sunset is the best time to shoot. Hello Golden Hour! hehe.

    God bless,
    Christine
    www.beyoutifulhope.blogspot.com

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  10. Cool blog you have here! Keep up on this level and it will grow bigger. In the meanwhile, see some cool butt enhancing jeans to raise your mood! This is a true body enhancer.

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  11. Love your black and white outfit. Those shoes are super fab too.
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  12. Lovely outfit ;)

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  13. Beautiful outfit! Love your hair!

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  14. You're so beautiful! But I like this look, very comfy yet cute. I NEED those booties in my life lol

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  15. I really wanted to buy the Brandy Melville shirt/dress, I'm actually going to this weekend. I really love this outfit, obviously :)
    xx
    Mia

    www.ssenescence.blogspot.com

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  16. That tee shirt dress looks so comfy and it's really cute too!

    -Sharon
    The Tiny Heart

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  17. Oh Kat, You are so beautiful
    Love your dress and shoes So perfect look
    Kisses
    Maggie D.
    The Indian Savage diary

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  18. the stripes are so cute!

    PS: Do you want more followers? Let’s follow each other !

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  19. Perfection dear!
    wish you a great weekend…
    Borka
    www.chicfashionworld.com

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  20. Such an interesting, original outfit you've created, Kathleen. I also love the way you look with that red lipstick on, as good as it gets. Besides, those snapshots turned out so lovely and bright!
    Have a fabulous time!

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  21. Beautiful outfit! Love this look! I love the Highline , I just did a photoshoot there last weekend it is beautiful!

    xoxo
    Oby Grace
    ispyoby.blogspot.com

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  22. Casual look yet look so gorgeous, love it so much, i think im gonna buy stripe dress too and wear it for the weekend! Cute sling back too!

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  23. Great post! Love your dress!
    May be you'd like to follow each other? Let me know:)

    Maggie from
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  24. So stunning.you look amazing.
    That dress fits you perfectly
    Have a great weekend
    Cheers

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  25. Nothing beats a striped shirt dress when it's hot outside! You look amazing and beautiful as always. Love it.

    xx Mira

    www.glamdevils.com

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  26. I like how you always think of every detail, whether it is tiny ring or make-up :) xx Maja
    - http://modern-muffin.blogspot.co.at/

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  27. Love your shoes! Following you �� check out my blog
    Xx

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  28. Love this!

    Wanna follow each other? Just follow me on my blog and let me know. :)
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    1. Following you now via gfc. And yes we could follow each other on bloglovin too, i am also follow you there. :)

      Keep in touch

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  29. U look so pretty)
    I love ur blog, do u wanna follow each other?
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  30. I really dig the T-shirt dress and the slingback booties. Very nice hairstyle as well. I also like the "arm party" on your wrists.

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  31. Gorgeous look and t-shirt! The H&M booties are amazing.

    Jasmine x
    For a Real Woman
    So easy Spanish!

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  32. Cute and simple. Love it!

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  33. Fabulous outfit!! I love the dress!! Knowing that it's from Brandy, I'm sure it's super soft and amazing.

    The high line is literally one of my fave spots in the city. I love going to Chelsea and picking up lunch of snack and then just hang out there after. Perfection!

    xo Jackie
    Something About That

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  34. Love how easy and breezy that t-shirt dress looks on you. It's casual and perfect for the warm weather!

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  35. love this summery look! love the laid-back effortless aspect to this look :D

    katslovefashion.blogspot.com

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  36. I love your style! glad I found it, you can never go wrong with a tshirt dress. :) would you like to follow each other? let me know! visit my blog sometime soon, I'd be so delighted.

    keep in touch!

    ellie
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    1. looks like I'm already following you sorry I must have overlook anyway thanks for the follow too, and sure let's follow each other on bloglovin too. following you now. I'm you 328th follower :)

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  37. I love you outfit! The lighting looks amazing on you!

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  38. Amazing pairing! I really love dress shirts, they're so chic :) Love those boots, you're rocking them!

    Take care always, love Christine ~ xx
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  39. Simple but gorgeous!!!You look great beauty!
    xx
    Mayoume

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  40. Such a cute outft! - Love it! :))

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    -Milla

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  41. These boots are amazing, so fun with that dress!

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  42. Love your look!!! Would you like to follow each other via GFC? Let me know :)

    kisses from PreppyEls
    www.preppyels.blogspot.com

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  43. This is so chic! Looking forward to seeing your next post! Have a fun day.



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    xoxo;
    What Kenny Hearts a Style and Home Interiors Blog

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  44. I can see why you love to take your photos here so much! Looks so beautiful and ice cream sandwiches! Yes, please! I love your idea of wearing this loose striped t-shirt dress to keep cool this summer! It looks so pretty on you and the mix of patterns with your headband is perfect! Love the rose gold chains, a really nice change or lovely color!

    Rebecca
    www.winnipegstyle.ca

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  45. You are a doll. I adore loose dresses too and ice cream sandwiches yes pleassss. Your shoes is a darling and I want one. Great pictures again dear.

    xo
    Sam
    http://fabulouspetite.blogspot.com

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  46. That bench is so cool LOL. This look is so relaxed and chic. Lovely look and lovely photos!

    Lauren xo
    Sophisticated In Style

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  47. Wonderful! Like this effortless chic look, have a nice day Kat!

    www.urbanikamoda.blogspot.com

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  48. Love the outfit! Especially the shoes ! Amazing pics as well !

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  49. wow you look incredible! amazing blog and style you have!

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  50. Give me that dress! I love it! And I love the Highline too! We went there when me and my girlfriends visited NYC last year :)

    http://kacieskloset.blogspot.com/

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  51. LOVE this tshirt dress on you. Such an easy summer look. You are so pretty!

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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  52. You are gorgeous and what an amazing outfit!! Love the dress

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  53. love the photos with the sunset!!!

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  54. thanks for following me! I follow you back right now!

    kisses from preppyels
    www.preppyels.blogspot.com

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  55. I love those booties! The style and studs are just perfect. I also love how you styled everything with the t shirt dress. You look great!

    www.pinsneedlesfashion.com

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  56. wonderful photos dear! i'm in love with stripes!
    happy day!

    <3
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  57. I love your shoes and dress!
    Followed you via GFC Kathleen! Thank you for following me!
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