How completely fun is my new Shirt dress from Elizabeth McKay? Her designs just scream summer cocktail on a boat to me. I love the bold colors in all of her designs. Everything feels very country club or summer on the Hamptons to me – a little bit of preppy fun!

Here I’m wearing the Alligator-print Shirt Dress (Elizabeth McKay, $265.00). First I added a green belt from Anthropologie in this photo (Sorry for the blurry photos, not quite sure what happened there):


And then thought I’d snap one for you guys without the belt, as I think the dress is fab with or without it!


Which do you guys like better? (Please don’t judge me based on my messy closet in the background of the second photo!)

You can view everything Elizabeth McKay has to offer on their website. I’m partial to the dresses because I’m a dress kind of girl but there are some really fun tops and bottoms for every day wear that I find myself also swooning over when I’m checking out all of their products.


  1. What a cute dress! I think it all depends on where you’re going. If you’re dressing it up, then I like it with the belt. But if you’re dressing it down with a pair of flat sandals, I’d wear it without the belt. Either way, it looks great on you!

  2. Love it with the belt. Tell us about the belt. Reminds me of the cinch belts so popular years ago.
    It’s very flattering.

    • Aunt Brenda – it’s from Anthropologie! I got it on sale in the one in Cincy during Abbie’s wedding weekend! Love it – it’s a waist (not hip) belt and it clips together. Love it!

  3. That dress is adorable! And it is perfect on you!!!1

  4. Love it both ways, Without a belt with flat sandals would be a cute casual look, with the belt and fabulous wedges, a bit more dressed up! It would also be great with a hot pink belt or a tan one! 😉

  5. Oh I ADORE it with the belt! It’s so super cute.

  6. Elizabeth says

    I especially love it with the belt!

  7. For sure with the belt. Hands down no doubt about it. You look awesome. However I will say that if you want to just run around you can throw that on with flip-flops for the daytime look.

  8. Cute dress. cute belt. either way is stylin.

  9. Wow that dress looks amazing on you! I love it with the belt but it looks great without, too. A bit more casual. I vote for the belt, though, in most situations. Awesome!!!

  10. Super cute dress! I love the style and print.


  12. I love how fresh that dress looks – perfect dress for a resort!

  13. I love it with the belt. LOVE the colors and style. You are so cute!

  14. Definitely with the belt! Love.

  15. Ok – dress is fabulous – love it either way, but ESPECIALLY with the belt 🙂

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