My love of a classic shirtdress is well-documented on Design Darling but I’m pretty sure this one takes the cake. Remember the white bow jumpsuit I wore in Palm Beach a couple months ago? It was made of stretch denim, which is genius because it’s a thicker fabric that’s not the least bit sheer and that’s less likely to wrinkle than just about every other dress or jumpsuit I own. So when I realized this pretty eyelet shirtdress was actually made of stretch denim, I knew I had to have it. I love the unexpected combo of such a utilitarian fabric in a super girly silhouette. And the stiffer fabric means the collar stays popped all day long — fellow prepsters rejoice!

A note on accessories… I am in love, love, love with this Pamela Munson grosgrain clutch. I have a slight problem when it comes to basket bags (seriously, they are taking over the top shelf of my closet) but I absolutely had to have this one. I got it in the pale pink but they’ve since introduced a navy colorway so you really can’t go wrong! And please say hello to my first pair of Stubbs & Wootton slippers. I’ve coveted a pair for years and was over the moon when they reached out and sent me this woven pair from their spring collection. They’re as classic as they come and couldn’t be more comfortable — don’t be surprised when I’m wearing them on repeat all spring and summer!

kate spade new york cutwork denim shirtdress on design darling

pamela munson charlotte clutch

celine caty sunglasses kate spade new york cutwork denim shirtdress pamela munson charlotte clutch

pamela munson charlotte clutch in quartz pink

pamela munson charlotte clutch and stubbs & wootton panama woven slipper

kate spade new york cutwork denim shirtdress and stubbs & wootton panama woven slipper

Kate Spade cutwork denim shirtdress

Celine sunglasses  //  Pamela Munson clutch  //  Stubbs & Wootton Panama woven slippers c/o

P.S. The dress runs true to size, but I did have to roll up the sleeves a little more than the model just because of where they hit my elbows.

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  1. Such a darling dress and love the photos! It really looks like spring has sprung on the island! I totally get your obsession with basket bags, I have a closet full of them and I can’t say no whenever I see a new one! xx Rox-Anne

  2. Hi Mackenzie!
    I love the outfit! Would you say that the shoes are true to your size? I was looking online at the mules and saw that you should go up a 1/2 size but I wasn’t sure if that totally true or not!

    Thanks so much,

    1. Thanks, Brigid! I’m wearing my usual size 6 in these but if you’re deciding between two sizes I would order up. And I almost always order up half a size for mule styles no matter what the brand since I hate feeling like my foot is hanging off the back of them. Hope that helps! You will love them!

  3. I inherited quite a few pairs of Stubbs from my mother and grandmother and I live in them. They’re perfect with everything!

  4. stubbs are the best! i got married in a custom pair of navy velvet ones w/ a gold elephant (husband had the same, but with a donkey; is it overly obvious/obnoxious that we live in dc or…) and since the custom process took longer than expected, they sent us a complimentary extra pair as well (ivory linen horsebit for me!). theyr’e THE most comfortable – we both wore ours around italy for miles and miles of walking and they were fantastic. already scoping out a third pair to add to my collection…