In the version of this picture that we ran in the paper, Jessica Robinson was wearing this dress strapless and said she preferred it that way, because it showed off her shoulders. It appears (as evidenced by this shot) we also wanted to see it with the straps up.
This was actually the first outfit we shot for the summer style issue or the blog. Justin and I were trolling around South Main, right before the monthly trolley night was about to start. We saw Jessica from across the street and I think both of us were drawn to the color and pattern of her dress. There was also a little bit of wind and it gave the dress a nice fluid feel.
We ran across the street and followed her into Runway, which, at the time at least, had this dress in stock.
[Of course, when we started looking at the photos, we noticed her coworker with the 6-mile-long legs and wondered why we didn't get a shot of her, too!]