On my recent trips to Spain and Paris, I had managed to pack almost my entire Summer wardrobe into one very large suitcase, albeit I only was able to wear one third of my things. My favorite dress that I wore in Paris (and which my co-workers have now deemed the "Paris" dress) was my Free People dotted rayon short sleeved dress (freepeople). Light, flowy, and pretty Parisian, it stuck with me throughout an entire day: breakfast, lunch, walking to the Eiffel Tower, shopping, and dinner. This, my friends, is quite meaningful, seeing as I am prone to want to change my outfit more than once. I love wearing it at home now with motorcycle boots, opaque black tights, and a chunky cardigan, but over the summer I wore it often with sandals and a floppy sunhat.
In Spain, I remember saying to my sister, "this sweater is the most weather appropriate thing I've ever packed," in regards to my center pullover sweater (freepeople), now available in a winter version (freepeople). Not too hot in the day with shorts and absolutely perfect in the evenings with jeans, I think I wore it a little too often (whoops). It is tastefully oversized and the greatest substitute to a jacket. The summer version can easily be worn into fall or with a long-sleeved underneath (thermal, anyone?).
Finally, before my trip I quickly ordered this floral tunic that also came in a dress version. I fell in love with the cut as well as the pattern, and its breezy fit was a staple at the beach. FP, what would I have done without you?!