Angie of You Look Fab has a great ongoing series of 'mom on the go' outfits. These are simple formulas for outfits you can put together that are fun, non-fussy, casual but put-together. I'm not a mom but yesterday was a typical errands around town day, in 92 degree heat. Lots of walking and get into a very hot car.
This outfit performed really nicely. Nothing to fiddle with, the soft cotton soaked up any stray 'glow' i may have experienced, the easy to walk in, strappy sandals kept my feet cool. This look is a mix of this dress and this skirt. (Click on the links for better pictures of each item - sorry for the washed-out photographs.) I added the skirt for variety and extra length. The additional 4-5" gives enough coverage so i don't have to worry about flashing too much when i sit, bend over, or so on. This turned out to be a crucial factor at the end of the day when i went to pick up Mr. E., who got out of work a little later than usual. There was no way i was sitting in a hot car for any amount of time, so i took my book onto a shady spot on a little hill nearby and curled up on the ground to wait.
Dress: Liz Claiborne
Skirt: own design