Sometimes, for some reason, I get a certain outfit or item stuck in my head and I cannot stop thinking about it. I picture all of the different ways I could wear it and I see myself wearing it to different events and occasions. This just happened again with Lilly's Kelsi dress in Jumping the Line, from summer 2011.
I purchased several things from the summer collection (of course!) but for some reason this one did not catch my eye at the time. Once I realized that I really wanted/needed this dress, I went on a hunt to track it down. It appeared briefly on Lilly's New Year's sale but they were out of my size before I could move my mouse. I was about to buy the next size when that one disappeared too. I then began searching for it on ebay but no luck. There were several Kelsis available but not in this print...
Over the weekend I was browsing the Re-Lilly page on Facebook and I found my dress! I sealed the deal and it is now on its way to me.
I think that at this time of year, I start to dream of spring... The nautical blue/white stripes + gorgeous pink and green flowers will be the perfect way to transition into spring and the cap sleeves and gathered waist are feminine yet still work-appropriate.