A total surprise, right? Definitely in a good way! I’m LOVING cotton slub chambray lately, and the Columbia High Tail Honey II Dress, $65, just does it so well. Available in three colors, this dress looks techy but feels downright comfortable, encouraging you to slip on a comfy pair of shoes and explore a neighborhood, or chic it up with some chunky jewelry and wear to work or fun outdoors event. It definitely possesses the right amount of tailoring and ease, with drawstring flexibility at the neck and waist, along with roll-tab sleeves perfect for weather changes.
*As a side note, I was at Construction Junction, a gem of a commercial and residential salvage warehouse over the weekend in Pittsburgh, and found this massive image of Japan; I just thought the colors and composition was beautiful, if not a bit solemn. Full Disclosure: this dress was a gift of Columbia Sportswear.