With all the rain we've been having lately, it hasn't quite felt like summer. So when the sun does come out, I make sure to go out and play. This past sunny Saturday in the city, I traded in my dark denim for something a little more light and fun, like this RW&CO. striped maxi dress, which I wore while grabbing a late lunch at my favourite local Italian spot. This flowing grey challis dress makes the perfect daytime look for a warm summer's day with its pretty side slits and removable self tie.
For my casual day off, I paired this adorable striped number with some new round Gucci sunglasses and Vince black suede heels with ankle straps and a buckled closure. To spice up this look into the nighttime, I think I would switch into a pair of silver metallic sandals (like pictured here) or heeled navy mules.
While this dress may be currently sold out online, I managed to find it while attending the grand re-opening of RW&CO. at their Yorkdale Shopping Centre location last week. Designed in collaboration with New York-based design firm MNA, the same company that has developed retail concepts for Coach, Michael Kors and Ralph Lauren, the newly re-done location boasts a completely different feel, moving away from a purely functional retail space into a total shopping experience.
I particularly loved venturing through the more open and transparent space with its rustic, yet modern finishes, like the statement glass bottle wall. There was also a noticeably easy flow to the new concept store from casual wear to formal, with dashes of gold-accented props scattered throughout.
The newly-enhanced RW&CO. location really lends itself to the high-end feel of Yorkdale, which has always been one of my favourite destinations to shop. Make sure to check it out and shop this perfect summer dress before it's gone.