it's still freezing here and it seems like spring is never coming. i'm trying to do a little bit of online shopping to distract myself from that bitter cold reality outside my window. i'm ready for dress weather and bare legs. maybe a little bit of color if i'm feeling really crazy, and a bright color for the sun (!!!) to shine on. i never need a reason or occasion for a new dress - it's just that i always want a new dress!

these designer dresses from max studio would be perfect for a nice outdoor event, hopefully with a cocktail in hand. i have a soft spot for dresses like these - minimal yet feminine - and they come in a handful of bright spring colors. these dresses are easy to style: dress them up or dress them down. when i'm thinking about something that can be a little more casual, i usually imagine those days when i'm in a time crunch and i grab the first thing i see - dress and a pair of shoes - and i run out the door. there's a handful of great transitional day-to-night dresses, too. the tubular tank dress is simple enough to wear on its own, or it could be paired with statement heels for a night out. their black tie dresses can be for that special evening event, but they're flexible enough to wear for other occasions as well.

and if i'm feeling the dark side? plenty of black dresses - right up my alley. some of them have a little lace, a little sheerness, and a little bit of flirtiness too. i'm kind of in love with the crinkled silk chiffon long dress. you can never go wrong with all black everything.

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