This summer hasn’t been as oppressively hot as recent NYC summers overall, but we’ve definitely had some scorching days.  On the last one, I searched my closet for the lightest, airiest dress I had.  The answer came from my latest Gwynnie Bee box – an all-cotton shift dress from BB Dakota.  The pale mint hue and the natural fibers helped keep me cool, and I stuck with minimal accessories to keep everything as light as possible.

Striped cotton dress: BB Dakota Plus (via Gwynnie Bee; available for purchase here and here) (size up one size on this one and most BB Dakota Plus dresses if you are busty)

Chevron fringe necklace: Forever 21 (sold out in black, multicolor version here; similar style here)

Suede mini-wedges: Matt Bernson (multiple colors available here)

Top handle satchel: Kate Spade (sold out, similar style here)