Lilac Season

I wear a lot of color. My closet is a myriad of colors and prints only slightly dictated by season; in autumn there's more rust and mustard, but even in spring and summer those warmer tones still crop up. One color decidedly absent from my wardrobe is all shades of purple. It's one color I just don't like. But there are always exceptions to the rule, like this delicate lilac dress by Margu
with its scalloped bodice and patch pockets. The dress style comes in classic navy as well, but for some reason I fell for the lilac version. Soft, pale purple matching the fragrant bushes blossoming in my mother-in-law's garden right now. It's funny how something so quiet can actually be such a large departure from your norm. I still won't be building the purple section of my wardrobe beyond this dress, but this particular dress will get loads of wear this summer. Margu is the sort of brand that designs dresses meant to be worn again and again and eventually passed down through generations. The designs are classic, but personal with sustainability at the center. Fabric is sourced ethically and hand-dyed in the studio with eco-friendly dyes, the buttons on this dress are vintage mother of pearl, and everything is designed and made in a tiny studio in Arkansas. If Margu sounds familiar to you, it might be due to the fact I featured one of her classic dresses last summer; a yellow shirtdress I've worn more times than I care to count and you might recognize from my IG stories where it tends to be repeatedly snapped. It's fun revisiting her collection this spring and finding new pieces to love from floaty gauze dresses to a scalloped jumpsuit in the perfect shade of teal. lilac-20


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