English Bay is only 2 miles from the Main Street shop in Vancouver, but my favorite view of the Bay, with the warm sun on my face, waves lapping at my feet, children building sandcastles and the octogenarian swimmers dipping in for their daily salt water tonic, is much further away (6 months in fact). For now, we can bask in the knowledge that winter is waning and Spring is just around the corner. The English Bay Dress will get us there in style.
In an interesting, nubbly, hemp and organic cotton blend, the dress drapes nicely from boat-neck shoulder to knee-length hem. Cute and stripy without going over to the nautical side. It layers well over long-sleeves and under sweaters, and is springily cheeky over bright warm tights, sporting a bold brooch.
Available now in all Smoking Lily shops and online. $62.