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Walking with Cake: Shanghai Shift dress and D&B bag

(My trusty Shanghai Shift dress by Mata Traders and vintage Dooney and Bourke bag.)

Saturday morning, Ryan’s parents took the boys for a few hours, so we had a little time to spend together running errands.  We had coffee with Dus from Cuddly Cactus and her husband, who just relocated to this area, and I was able to pass along some fair trade pieces that I’m no longer wearing.  Dus asked if I was planning to photograph my outfit, which I’ve worn before tons of times, and I didn’t really think I would.  But then we came home and it seemed like a good idea.

So here I am wearing my favorite Shanghai Shift Dress by Mata Traders for the first time this summer (last summer my hair was shorter and darker) and carrying my vintage Dooney and Bourke bag.  I don’t usually take photos of my purses with my outfits, but I am thoroughly enjoying this little number and I’m so thrilled that I decided to buy it.  The belt is from Anthropologie and is two years old, and my strappy sandals are from last year.  They are flat, but extremely comfortable, and I live in them during the hot months.

Walking with Cake: Dooney and Bourke bag detail

(Little details.)

I didn’t purposely coordinate my purse, belt, and shoes, but it helps to have separate pieces that work with most things in my closet.  I love the little leather details and I always feel very put-together in this outfit.