Fab Collab: Celebrating Summer in a Sundress at 50-Plus

4 women ranging in age from 40s to 70s style sundresses

All of our closets contain stories. So many pieces carry memories. Which ones mean the most to you and why?

The Fab Collab I’m doing this week with the beautiful ladies of JTouchofStyle.com is all about those memories, centered on a summer staple, the sundress.

Yesterday I shared about my own relationship to casual dresses. Today, I invite you to take a look at Jodie’s story. She shows how she styles her sundress at 50-plus, but she also shares the story behind an outfit that made her question what it means to dress professionally as a female dentist.

Below is an excerpt from her blog. To read more, click here.

Jodie’s Story

The sundress from “then” is pictured below on my 20 something year old body, along with my wonderful grandparents from my dad’s side (they would have been in their 80’s in this picture). This must have been before dental school as I had my fingernails painted—woohoo!! And, of course, I had a pearl necklace on as my accessory, since this picture was taken at a cousin’s wedding—isn’t that what everyone wore to a wedding?

The history of this dress is that my mother made it (of course) just for this occasion. Well, I loved the dress as it was very colorful and fit me perfectly (yes, it’s very nice to have clothing custom made for your body—thanks mom!). Looking at this picture, I might feel the need to wear a camisole under it nowadays, but at that time I didn’t. And yes, I used to try to tan (that’s why I look so red in this picture)—thus the skin cancer scars on my face now!

This was an item I wore the heck out of throughout those years. But what it really reminds me of is an instance from dental school.

To read more, please click here.

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  • I know I’ve said it before Sherry, but I do oogle at your wordage—and in a mere moment, you take my post and make the preview sound so great!
    Thanks for being with me on this journey!!

    • Thank YOU, Jodie!! While you’re oogling my wordage, I’m doing the same with all your photos and collages and accessories and styling! 😃 I think we make a great team. 💕