A Collection of Summer Dresses I Wish I Could Wear in San Francisco

Wednesday July 20, 2016

After years of hot drought, summer actually arrived this year in SF. It’s been freezing. Colder than February, even.

This year, June and July has alternated between spots of blue sky visible between gusts of frozen, salty fog, or an absolute blanket of white fog with cold mist sprinkled in for good measure. Every day starts out in the low 50s.

On the one hand, this is excellent news for coastal trees and my personal feelings of impending scorched doom.

On the other…stores are full of twirly cotton dresses and we can’t wear any of them. (Well, until those two weeks in October.)

So, sitting here this morning in my two layers of fleece, these are the dresses I’m eyeballing with dreams of sweltering summers, sandy East Coast beaches, and lots of water ice.


Madewell Ace&Jig in Rosette Print This is the dress you could live in all summer.




Rebecca Taylor Amanda Dress This one has great swing potential. It’s so breezy!



Suncoo Cachou Embroidered Dress This would be perfect for a weekend trip to the shore.

dRA Georgia Dress Ditto on this one. An elegant beach day coverup that you can wear to the playground once you’re back home.


Phase Eight Byrony Linen Swing Dress I love the color, fabric, and the trapeze shape. It’d be so easy to wear.



J. Crew Gingham Short Sleeve Dress This reminds me of my mom in the early 80s. Also, this lady probably owns a proper wicker picnic basket.



Rachel Comey Altea Dress  Ohhhh, you guys, this might be my favorite. That little halter tie detail? It’s like instant beach. It’s going to be warm enough in October, right? I’ll be able to wear this some day?


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2 Responses to “A Collection of Summer Dresses I Wish I Could Wear in San Francisco”

  1. Last one is my favorite too!


    7/20/2016 at 6:53 pm

  2. HA! I thought of you when I found it!

    I guess we’ll just have to be twinsies in our matching summer dresses. 🙂


    7/21/2016 at 7:44 am