Adorable Summer Dress (+ Swim Cover-up) Alert


For the past few years, I’ve been a bit obsessed with International Goodwill Ambassador (and supermodel) Liya Kebede’s line of handmade garments, especially her swim cover-ups and tunics. Her company called Lemlem was started as a way of providing Ethiopian weavers with a means to escape poverty, and although I fully support the idea, the $200-$300 price tag is more than I want to spend.

Last week, while returning some shorts to LOFT (I can’t do 4-inch shorts, people. However, 5-inch? Perfection.), I saw this summer dress and fell in love. It reminded me so much of the Lemlem dresses, but the price was much less expensive. ($64.99! p.s. – it’s an additional 40% off online RIGHT NOW. You’re welcome.)

I wore the heck out of it during our trip to Palm Springs last weekend, and it was perfect. A great swim/beach cover-up, but could also be worn easily as a summer dress too.


(Our trip to Palm Springs was so much fun. I’m still going through our photos right now, but Kristen has a great photo recap on her blog.)

  1. Melanie

    July 10, 2013 at 8:06 am

    This dress from the Loft looks far better on you than on the model! Also, your fedora goes perfect with it.
    Have a beautiful day!

  2. Cassandre

    July 10, 2013 at 8:37 am

    What size is the loft dress you are wearing? Very cute!

    • whoorl

      July 10, 2013 at 8:43 am

      It’s a XS. (I usually wear a 0 or 2 in dresses.)

  3. Danielle

    July 10, 2013 at 10:42 am

    Can we also talk about your super cute hat and where can I get it right now?

  4. Shannon

    July 10, 2013 at 10:46 am

    Ordered! Hoping it fits, I have trouble with dresses that aren’t A-line because I’m smaller on top than bottom. It looks fabulous on you!

  5. Rebecca (Bearca)

    July 10, 2013 at 11:36 am

    You’re killing me. Enabler.

    • whoorl

      July 10, 2013 at 1:27 pm

      Hahaaaa. Trust me on this dress, dude. It’s good.

  6. Kerri Anne

    July 11, 2013 at 8:05 am

    You really are the best enabler. And I totally just bought that dress.