And now, without further ado, some of the more wonderful of the white dresses I stumbled across on the interwebs.
Yummy. Even better from the back.
This is wool, so it's really not a summer dress, but it's Jil Sander and it's stunning and it's crazy on sale and if you get it now you'll have it for the fall, when you can wear it with a snappy black jacket and a beautiful pair of boots.
So-perfect Marni cotton sateen. Doesn't that look cool and fresh? I want to wear that every day this summer.
Amazing deal on this dress from Armani Jeans. Unlined white linen, but I think you wouldn't have any trouble with a slip under there.
Some will find these unreasonably funky. I find them delightful.
Nifty, nifty shoe.
These are not patent, but they're cute. They're also Naturalizer, which means they're affordable and very comfy.
Fierce, fabulous Fendi. I've been having a little bit of a thing for Fendi lately, I'm not sure why.
And one more thing I'd like to wear with my white dress:
So which of these lovely items will Style Spy be purchasing? you might be asking. The answer is a whopping great big none of them. I have taken a good look through my closet and decided that I have more than enough to keep me busy through the summer, so I am officially on a No Buy. I'm going to cut myself some slack for things like underduds and some running clothes, and there is a wedding coming up in October that I'm going to need a really fabulous dress for, but (with those exceptions) as of Monday -- No. More. Shopping. The Luxury Tithe is becoming a travel fund, and I am getting my backside to Paris in the fall if I have to go hungry three nights a week to do it. I'm relying on my friends and readers to keep me honest -- if you think I might be starting to crack, that temptation may be proving too much for me, remind me that much more than I need a new dress I need to stand on the Pont Neuf and breathe in the smell of the wind coming off the Seine.
But that doesn't mean you can't shop. So, go!! Do it!!