Madras Plaid in Pink and Blue

Have you ever put on a piece of clothing that instantly sparks nostalgia? This dress was that piece for me. When I first pulled it out of the box, I couldn’t believe how much it brought back memories of my first pair of madras plaid shorts I wore in high school. Funny thing is I remember my mother telling me then how she had fond memories of this fabric from her youth. What goes around comes around, right? I have a feeling we’ll be seeing madras plaid again and again!

This madras plaid dress from Ann Taylor hits all the right notes for summer. It’s SO easy to dress up or down simply by swapping out a heeled sandal for a flat one. And let’s talk about the bow tie at the waist for a second, I mean how DARLING is that?

While I was in my pink and blue mood, I also put together these more casual pieces – a ruffle sleeved seersucker top with chambray tie-waist shorts. I love the little details on both pieces in this outfit!