It's nice to return to light, soft colors with spring and summer. After a winter of darkness I'm always eager to shed my layers and abandon most of the black in my wardrobe. I do try to wear some color in winter, but pastels and brights are always so jarring when worn with heavy boots, thick tights, and sturdy coats. Anyway, I'm glad to have simple ladylike dresses such as this one back in my life. I'm quite the minimalist really.