I haven’t been a Lilly lover for very long. But in that short time, I’ve always loved the You Gotta Regatta print. As any Lilly lover knows, that print is one of the holy grails of Lilly. So imagine my surprise when I opened my email one Wednesday morning and see that Lilly has brought back You Gotta Regatta. I obviously quickly clicked over to the Lilly site to see the styles available. I waffled for a bit. But then I started seeing comments on Instagram and then Twitter that styles were selling out. I knew I couldn’t wait any longer and decided I just had to get the Melle dress. You know my love of swing dresses is deep, so it was an easy choice.
As soon as I opened the package, it was love at first sight. How can you go wrong with a pretty sailboat print AND bright, neon colors. And let me tell you, it really is BRIGHT. But I’m still in love. Since the dress is such a standout, I let it shine with minimal jewelry. Of course, I can totally see layering on some pendants as well. A black or navy blazer would dress it up a bit and trim the brightness down a bit, making it a bit more appropriate for a casual Friday at work during the summer.
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