This dress is basically made of upholstery fabric. It reminds me both of William Morris' textile designs and of the Grace Coddington-directed couture photo shoot from The September Issue. I'm pretty fond of it, in spite of its beat-up lining and half-broken zipper (the bottom part is sewn shut?), and it's definitely loads more weather-appropriate than the 1940's rayon dresses I've been reaching for these days.
Also, I couldn't resist purchasing Frankie's latest tote bag. Hers was one of the first blogs I fell in love with, and I'm constantly at risk of spending all my money in her online shop. Speaking of which, I've been trying to track down new blogs to follow. Any recommendations?