Striped and Sunscreen Protected

striped sun protection dress, itsy bitsy indulgences

The one piece of advice (okay, there are more pieces of advice… this is just one of them) that I wish I had listened to more closely in my 20’s was to lather up with sunscreen better, and wear a hat when out in the sun. It’s not that I have massive amounts of visible sun damage on my skin (I am sure that is to come later)… but as I get older, I am starting to realize the potential ramifications my sunbathing (I prefer to call it “Vitamin D Gathering”) will have on my skin. So, I would say that in the past 2-3 years I have taken extra special precautions to protect myself (and those I care about… I am the nag that asks if people have put on sunscreen…). I use a daily moisturizer that is SPF 15 and when I am out in the sun I make sure that I am always wearing a wide brimmed hat to protect my face. Sunscreen (SPF 30) is lathered on 15 minutes before I step out into the sun and I reapply, generously, throughout the day.

So, it only seemed natural when I came across Mott 50 to try out  some of their clothing. All of their items come with a 50 Ultraviolet Protection Factor (UPF) certification (the average t-shirt has 5 UPF… that’s kind of paltry…). Not only do their pieces come with tons of protection, they are soft and fashionable. I love LOVE this tunic dress and was able to wear it out to brunch the other morning, and then to run a few errands… I also can’t wait to try out their baby line once our little girl arrives!!

{Outfit Details || Dress: c/o Mott 50 | Jacket: Old, similar here | Shoes: F21 | Tote: Target | Sunglasses: Valentino |  Necklace: Gorjana}

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  1. The dress is effortless yet chic, must have. And I spy a teeny baby bump and I LOVE it!

  2. that shirt dress is absolutely adorable! I would wear it to the beach every single time i went. I need to get one for sure, and those little loafer shoes are perfect with it<333

    • Shannon&Allison says:

      Thanks so much! The loafers have been a favorite for a long time now and I’m just happy they are working in the summer too!