Slow Fashion STYLE // Spring

Hello From My Kitchen!

April 6, 2017

Don’t worry – you didn’t accidentally click on a cooking blog. Today I decided to try out something new. I’ve been really excited to show you this dress I received from my friend Haley of Only Child, and I thought, what better way to do it than take some real-life action shots?

So, hello from my kitchen, the place I spend 90% of my time. Aka, my office. Below, you can see two of my cute little reasons for being so busy prepping food.

But let’s talk about this dress and the reason for this post.

I am teaming up with an all-star cast of bloggers/Instagram friends for an amazing cause: to connect you – the people – with responsible makers.

My friend Morgan Hamel of The Garment came up with this amazing goal of connecting women with 1000 responsibly made items of clothing. And we’re kicking things off today with a Virtual Pop-Up that runs through April 10th.

What exactly is a “Virtual Pop-Up?” Well, today and tomorrow I will be showcasing some new items from Only Child and Avarcas Sandals, sharing all the details on fit, and providing a link and special discount code for you to shop at the end of the post. I’ll also link you to my friends who are participating. Let’s get to it!

[ Mara Tunic Dress, c/o Only Child | Ecuador Sandals, Nisolo | necklace, c/o Loop Jewelry ]

You guys got a sneak peek at the Mara Tunic Dress a few weeks ago when I wore it in a 7 Days of Styling post. I was so eager to wear it, I put it on the first day I got it! That should tell you something right there. It’s the perfect shade of blue denim. (If I could find jeans this color I would be very pleased!)

FitThis dress comes in four sizes: XS/S, S/M, M/L, L/XL, and I am wearing the S/M which is 23″ across and 35″ long. My normal dress size is a 6, and the S/M is almost a perfect fit for me. I say ‘almost’ because when worn as a dress it’s a tiny bit on the short side for my preference, but I love this length when I wear it over pants. If it was any longer, I don’t think it would work well over pants. Therefore, I am willing to embrace the shorter hemline when I wear it as a dress, and I just make sure I employ one of my ‘mom-strategies’ to keep things covered. In the summer, when I wear dresses, I always wear short bicycle shorts underneath. It’s a quick and simple way to make sure nobody gets a show!

FabricThe soft denim fabric on this dress is weightier than regular cotton, but not too thick. It seems to be the type that will continue to improve with wash and wear. I would describe it as thinner than your denim jacket, but a little thicker than most chambray tops.

VersatilityAs I mentioned, I previously styled this tunic over pants – both jeans and black pants, and each time I loved it. It also looks really good with a long-sleeved top under it, I tried it with a turtleneck and a long-sleeved button up. So good! I look forward to this being a multi-season top/dress in my wardrobe for years to come.

QUESTIONS  //  Your turn! Do you have any questions about this dress? I’d love to help.

SHOP  //  If you’re interested in checking out this dress, head over to Only Child, and from now through April 10th, use the code: SANDS1000 to save 10%.

NEXT  //  Ready to see what’s next in this Virtual Pop-Up? Visit Morgan @thegarmentlife, Lee over at Style Bee and Caroline over at Un-Fancy to see what they’re styling!

*This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase from Only Child I will make a small commission. Thank you for supporting the brands that make Seasons + Salt possible and make this world a better place!

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  • Lee Vosburgh April 6, 2017 at 6:25 am

    LOVE this dress on you Andrea! Also love that you’re sharing more of your adorable home and kiddos :) Great post and thanks for the mention! xo

    • Andrea April 8, 2017 at 10:36 am

      Thanks Lee! It’s always fun to work together. :)

  • Rebecca N April 6, 2017 at 9:25 am

    Very cute dress on you! I don’t think it’s too short at all. Love the kitchen shot, too. Have a great week, friend!

    • Andrea April 8, 2017 at 10:37 am

      Thanks Rebecca! It’s definitely one of those items I just love to wear.

  • Mel April 6, 2017 at 10:23 am

    I love this dress on you! I don’t think it’s too short, but comfort is personal. I ordered this dress a couple of weeks ago, and can’t wait to receive it!

    • Andrea April 8, 2017 at 10:37 am

      I hope you love yours Mel! Thanks for weighing in on the length factor.

  • Erin April 6, 2017 at 10:25 am

    This is such a cool idea, Andrea! And thanks for sharing a peek into your beautiful kitchen – so dreamy!

    I’m really glad you’re going to talk about Avarcas tomorrow. I saw you wearing some on IG and I was going to ask about the fit/comfort/etc, but I’ll just come back by tomorrow to check out the deets.

    • Andrea April 8, 2017 at 10:38 am

      Thanks Erin! It’s fun to share a little more on here. :) Yes! And ask away if you have any more Q’s about the Pons I may not have addressed.

  • Lindsey April 6, 2017 at 7:44 pm

    Of course I love everything about this! It looks SO great as a dress, too. Your kids are adorable. Keep up the great work, stylish mama!

    • Andrea April 8, 2017 at 10:38 am

      Thank you Lindsey! I truly value your feedback!

  • Amanda April 7, 2017 at 7:04 pm

    Such a cute dress and the “action shots” are super fun!

    • Andrea April 8, 2017 at 10:38 am

      Haha, thanks so much Amanda!