I've given up trying to find perfect dresses for winter - I'm done with winter. As long as you can make it through January, you're into resort wear, and then everything is bright and beautiful again, popping with prints and luscious colors, bringing a little much needed sunshine into our days. So I hereby declare this season open - I'm bringing on the brights.
I first saw this Rory Beca Holiday 2011 dress on the lovely blog Cocogroove, which always has the most gorgeous pictures of new collections - the whole lookbook was just perfection, and I think there wasn't an item I didn't want to own. Oh and I'd take the house as well.
Not only is this the most clear, deep, divine shade of blue, that looks beautiful on so many skintones and was made for long, sunkissed limbs, but it also has that brilliant cut where the maxi skirt swirls and parts to reveal the mini underskirt beneath - just made for striding across the lawn of an outdoor party with a slight breeze. I'm going to start saving up the piggybank for this one - I'm smitten.