Tasha Treadwell, Baltimore Sun
July 2, 2009
Traci Yates is a big fan of being comfortable in the summertime. "I love loose summer dresses," said the 23-year-old, who lives in Georgia but was "glimpsed" on a visit to Ocean City, wearing a long coral dress over a green bathing suit, the perfect combination of comfy and cute. "I like the dress because the design on it reminds me of 'Rock of Love.'"
The look: Floor-length coral sundress with thin straps and an intricate design of swirling blues and white on the bottom, over a neon green bikini top. Large brown leather purse. Thick white headband. Silver hoop earrings. Plain black flip flops.
Where it came from: The dress is from Rainbow in Hinesville, Georgia. The bathing suit is by Baby Phat, from a store called Citi Trends also in Hinesville. The shoes are Airwalks from Payless ShoeSource, and the earrings were bought at Payless as well. The purse is from Maurices, also in Georgia, and the headband was a purchase at Wal-Mart.
Self-described style: "Casual but expressive. Free-flowing, nothing too tight."
Where she shops: "I usually shop at all the stores where this stuff is from. I go about once every two weeks just to pick up a few items, nothing big."
Some of her favorite things: "I cant live without flip flops in the summer. I try to have on earrings no matter what."
-Kate McNaboe, Baltimore Sun