The Sol Compass

by Caitlin Hummer

Day to Night Dress: Palm Edition


Happy Monday! Today’s post came a bit later than usual, as a result of having a bit too much fun last week and less time working.  I was able to spend an amazing few days in New York City with my sister and spent some time with friends which was much overdue.  It never ceases to amaze me how quickly friendships can slide away during the colder months only to blossom in full force with the spring and summer.  But alas, I’m pretty convinced this dress may be worth the wait.

I first spotted this gorgeous palm dress on the beautiful Jessi of The Darling Detail.  As soon as I saw it I knew I just had to have it as well! Green is such a great summer color in any of its hues, and the palms make for the perfect subtle pattern.  Initially I was reminded of a tropical getaway when I saw it, but after we saw Jurassic World my friend Jake said it looked like a dinosaur was about to jump out at any minute, so naturally I like that reaction best!

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This dress is great for so many different occasions, one of my favorite is a quiet Saturday stroll or a trip to the farmers’ market.  Tying a chambray over makes the dress a bit more casual but gives it a great put-together look.

Outfit Details: Dress: Topshop | Chambray Shirt: American Eagle | Earrings: Banana Republic | Necklaces: Bauble Bar, TJ Maxx find (similar here) | Bracelet: J.Crew Factory | Watch: Urban Outfitters | Straw Tote: J.Crew | Gladiator Sandals: Topshop

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This is a true ‘day to night’ option because I kept all of my jewelry on, and merely switched out my shoes and bag to make a more evening friendly look.  I love a loser fitting dress for nights out; I tend to favor the conservative look overall and it’s always nice to be comfortable and still look cute!

Outfit Details: Dress: Topshop | Earrings: Banana Republic | Necklaces: Bauble Bar, TJ Maxx find (similar here) | Bracelet: J.Crew Factory | Watch: Urban Outfitters | Crossbody Bag: Coach (old, new version here; similar under $25 here) | Heels: Banana Republic

Thanks for reading!
xo, C

14 thoughts on “Day to Night Dress: Palm Edition

  1. Love your outfit! So casual yet chic! I’ve been looking for those sandals for ages! LOVE LOVE LOVE! Plus, the skirt’s in time for summer!


  2. I love day to night outfits. They’re so versatile. You’ve done a great job here! Both outfits are so different and look awesome.


  3. You look beautiful Caitlin! I love what you did with the shirt over the dress…very nice.


  4. Amazing post! This palm print is so fun for summer!!

    XO Courtney


  5. Love how you mixed up this dress! You look amazing!
    xo, Whitney and Blaire
    Peaches In A Pod


  6. So in love with both of these looks! Dying over that palm print dress! Love it with the chambray!

    ❤ Shannon
    Upbeat Soles


  7. I absolutely love your daytime outfit! The chambray is perfect with the palm print and your hair is stunning!



  8. Love how you styled this dress for day and night! Both looks are cute!



  9. Beautiful dress, such a pretty style for summer!


  10. I love both looks! That palm print is so cute!!



  11. Palm print and denim may be my new favorite look! This is SO cute!!



  12. I love this dress! Such a great summer piece!


  13. Great look and so versatile. I love it. The color variation & large scale pattern…. just perfect on you.


  14. Such a cute transition dress! I just put up my work-to-weekend look… feel free to check it out!


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