my quest for the perfect summer dress

  1. Michele says:

    As soon as you said “summer blockbuster”, Jaws popped into my head. Perfect teen date night movie because holding hands during the scary parts was required.

  2. Judith says:

    Love the dress on you and love your hair.

  3. Judy says:

    Summer of ‘42, released in 1971. I saw it with my high school sweetheart. I remember the romance to be palpable on the screen and between the two of us. Ah young love, it’s the best.

  4. Gloria says:

    Hi Beth,

    I was 11 that summer. My mom invited my grandmother to go with her, my brother and me to see Jaws. The theater was packed so my grandmother sat in the row behind my mom. At one point she was startled and leapt forward, grabbing my mom around the neck. Afterward she said, “I thought we were going to see a nature film.” Thanks for reminding me of a funny story about my granny. She was the best!

  5. MollIe M. says:

    Love your dress Beth. As for Jaws, well my sister and I went to see it. I was even afraid to swim in our pool after watching that movie. One thing I remembered, was during a scene I noticed a falling star streaking right across the sky, I watched it again when it came on the TV, and I was right. Did anyone else notice that.

  6. Karen says:

    Alien, my boyfriend and his room mate met me after my summer job during the summer before my senior year in college. The fiends grabbed my arms at a high drama moment and I let out a high pitched screech! Luckily many in the audience laughed! They took me out for dinner as an apology! Loved those two!

  7. Francesca B. says:

    Love that dress on you Beth! Such summery colors, bliss:) Thank you for your lovely posts I always enjoy them. Keep safe, keep sane:)

  8. Sheri Siino says:

    I totally remember going to see Jaws with 5 of my girlfriends. My best friend Judy was so scared she dug her fingernails into my arm! I on the other hand, could not wait to go scuba diving! I got certified at 16 and finally 3 years ago went diving with great white sharks off Guadalupe Island in Mexico. Best week ever! Love your site and visit everyday!

  9. Andrea says:

    I love that dress! Wasn’t sure the first time you wore it, but am hooked now – just enough uniqueness but not over the top. Your hair, with it’s natural wave is perfect in that style- fresh and uniquely you.

    Thank you for going back to mentioning your lip shades🌷 I actually just went back to an old fav which is the same. It doesn’t feather or bleed and lasts. For those gals that might not want to pay for Tom Ford, mine is a Norwegian brand, Face, shade Ansver. It looks darker in the tube. Like yours, would probably suit everyone. Your joyful nature makes this a safe haven in uncharted waters – stay safe 🥂

  10. Anne says:

    There’s no better summer movie than Jaws!!! We watch it every year – and I still shudder when a piece of seaweed brushes by me in the water!! Did you know the lady who played Alex Kintner’s mom in Jaws just died (apparently due to coronavirus complications)…she was 91. She was the one who slapped Chief Brody after Alex’s watery demise.

  11. sahyli says:

    precioso (gorgeous)
    I love everything (dress, sandals, handbag)

  12. Sue says:

    Yes, Jaws was scary!!! Not so sure about a 1 shoulder dress on a gal the same age as you. I would pass. I like the skirt part.

  13. Mary C says:

    The whole outfit is absolutely darling! It’s a favorite of mine among your summer fashion posts along with the fun yellow shorts outfit!

  14. Eve says:

    My husband newly minted, loved that movie. We also saw the sequel which wasn’t as good and I couldn’t eat fried fish for a while.
    Such a pretty dress, I wish I could wear it but my arms and shoulders are best kept under wraps. The cardigan is such a beautiful color.

  15. I really don’t care for this dress on you. I’m sorry but in my opion it makes you look thick through the middle. The first thing I noticed was the red stripe around your waist. Sorry not one of my favorite looks on you.

  16. I watched Jaws again this summer. It has held up very well. Still a good movie. I watched a personal favorite a few nights ago. Not a summer blockbuster but a cute, sweet, funny movie–Mr. Hobbs Takes a Vacation. None better than Jimmy Stewart and Maureen O’Hara. Perfect little summer movie. (Remember teen idol, Fabian. He’s cute in it.)
    p.s. You look fabulous in the dress.

  17. Lisa says:

    I have loved this dress at JCrew and the many different fabrics they have shown. Beautiful!
    I can tell you what I remember about the movie Jaws. I was on my first date ever and the guy had just put his arm around my shoulders which made me very nervous. Then the shark popped out of the water with those huge fangs and I almost jumped out of my seat banging my right elbow. It really hurt. Thanks for the funny memory.

  18. Gwen Marie Ewing says:

    Thanks for the memories! Jaws was an epic film! It was the summer between my junior and senior year also! That dress is adorbs, like colored candies!

  19. Suzanne Smith says:

    Very pretty dress. so summery and classic. I remember when the book Jaws first came out and we all headed to the beach. EVERYONE was reading it on the sand. So funny…that summer, there were jellyfish all over the place for some reason. I remember my brother, who was a teen at the time, looking around at all of them reading and he announced “I’m going to write a book, and I’m going to call it ‘Jellies.'”

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