yumi kim button front dress

yumi kim dress

yumi kim dress c/o // sandals c/o // earrings c/o similar // sunglasses // clutch // hermes cuff

An open letter to the shirtdress:

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Thank you for being you. For being the perfect “throw on and go” silhouette.

Thank you for coming in all different lengths that matches who I feel like being that day or season: long, short, casual, button front, popover. For making me feel put together on the days when I don’t feel very pretty. And thanks for not requiring pants. Because most of the time, I don’t want to wear pants.

That’s all. Love, Me.

Okay, that was silly…but I do love shirt dresses so much. One of my first designer pieces was a DVF shirt dress. I don’t know why I didn’t opt for a classic wrap dress. Something about the shirtdress just felt more like me, more wearable for my style. So when Shopstyle invited me to their Social House during NYFW, I was so excited to learn that we were able to borrow some pieces to shoot. I picked up this Yumi Kim shirt dress because of how easy it was. I loved the simple print and the midi length – it was a no brainer! It was also really hard to give it back.

PS: It’s also October. I don’t know how that happened. So there’s that. (It’s my favorite month everrrrrr too.)

yumi kim dress c/o
sandals c/o
earrings c/o similar
hermes cuff


photos by sam kelly


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  1. 10.3.16
    splash of preppy said:

    Adorable dress and I love the classic clutch! Can’t believe it is already October!

    • 10.3.16
      Dana Mannarino said:

      Thanks girl! October is my faaaaaaav month, so I’m pretty happy 😉

  2. 10.3.16
    Harmony at Momma To Go said:

    I love the Sandles! Perfect for transition to fall

    • 10.3.16
      Dana Mannarino said:

      Thanks, Harmony! Xx

  3. 10.3.16
    The Adored Life said:

    I WANT this dress! So freaking pretty and what a gorgeous cut!
    The Adored Life

    • 10.3.16
      Dana Mannarino said:

      It’s SO good, I love the length the most! PS: Your site looks AMAZING!


  4. 10.3.16
    Jenn Lake said:

    Love this so much! Those statement earrings are the perfect addition! Happy Monday!

    • 10.3.16
      Dana Mannarino said:

      Thanks, Jenn! Hope your week is off to a great start! Xx

  5. 10.3.16
    Caroline said:

    This whole look is stunning and the embossed bag is goals! Looking great lady!

    • 10.3.16
      Dana Mannarino said:

      Thanks, Caroline! Hope you’re doing well! Xx

  6. 10.3.16

    This dress is gorgeous! You can never go wrong with a shirtdress! xo Bryn http://www.waketonroad.com

  7. 10.3.16

    Such a gorgeous look, love your earrings and clutch! Happy Monday 🙂
    xx Tess | Sequins are the New Black

  8. 10.3.16

    Killing it in this dress girl!

    Xx Taylor