Friday, June 17, 2016

Floral Print Maxi Dress



One of the perks to living in Florida is that I get to live in dresses almost year round. April marked the beginning of 90-degree temps for us so jeans and pants of any sort lately have been rare, shorts still feel a bit too clingy and it seems the only thing that is both comfortable and weather-appropriate is long loose flowing dresses or shorter lightweight ones.




Since I'm always on the hunt for beautiful yet affordable dresses, I was so excited when I stumbled upon this online shop a few months ago (you might remember this eyelash + lips tee that I shared via instagram during spring break which was also found there). I couldn't get over their pricing and free standard shipping on any order. When they reached out to me recently to collaborate, I knew I wanted to order one of their dresses as I've been curious about the overall quality and fit for the price.

Since it's sometimes hard to determine quality through a computer screen, I was delighted when this gorgeous blue floral maxi dress arrived and not only did it fit me perfectly but it looked even more beautiful in person just as the reviews stated! As someone who is tall (5'9"), dresses are often not long enough for me-maxi dresses in particular, but this one is true floor length for me, I paired it with my gray medium height wedges to keep it off the ground so if you're shorter you may want to get it hemmed a touch or wear a higher heel. The best part is it's a steal for under $25 on sale right now!















I have always loved halter style tops and dresses for the reason that they evoke a sexiness that isn't overt-just a hit of soft sun-kissed shoulders. This one also has a little peek of exposed back which I personally like. The fabric of this dress is lightweight (but not see-through) and it's both flowing and feminine. I always appreciate dresses that are effortless and can be worn in a variety of ways. I plan to pair it with a red crossbody bag during 4th of July weekend but also look forward to adding a sunny splash of color with a yellow clutch and a white tote bag in the future too.



OUTFIT DETAILS:

Dress: SheIn c/o //  Heels: Nine West (old) similar: here 
Bag: Franco Sarto (not avail. online yet) similar: here, here, here, nearly identical here from SheIn + comes in 4 beautiful colors & is only $31!)
*Designer Chloe cross-body Saddle Bag: hereherehere
 Cat Eye Sunglasses: Versace (no longer avail) similar   //  Pearl Earrings: Majorica 
Lipstick: L'Oreal (color: Blake's red)  //  Nail polish: Julep (color: rose bombshell) 


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I'm going a bit monochromatic today wearing mostly blue with this new Chloe-inspired crossbody saddlebag along with a red lip and pedi polish. I've had my eye on the designer version for months but it's out of my budget at the moment so when I found this gorgeous blue dupe locally for a fraction of the price, I knew I had to get it and that it would pair well with skirts, shorts and of course denim too. It provides a bit of a relaxed bohemian vibe which I like to provide a more relaxed look keep this dress from being too prim.

Below are some other classy dresses that I've had my eye on for summer...








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What are your favorites types of dresses for summer?

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XO



*In collaboration with SheIn 

6 comments:

  1. I love this dress on you (no good for me, being busty the bra arrangements would be too challenging!). It looks so fresh on you and I love your wedges.
    I love summer dresses but the number I have doesn't gel well with the British summer, so I never get to wear them all. But this summer I am starting to see the merits of the plain jersey/t shirt dress and an falling in love with the style all over again. Knee or midi length seems very versatile right now for the weather. Maxi seems to work best on a really hot day and we don't get many of those :-(.

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    1. Hi There! Thank you for stopping by and taking the time to comment, Pouting Pensioner :) Yes, this particular dress is probably more geared to a small to average size bust. I just wore a regular strapless bra with it. I'm sorry to hear about your weather. One thing I like to do in the cooler months is layer with dresses. I'll take a black maxi dress for example and pair it with a denim jacket, maybe something to try to switch things up a bit. I appreciate your kind words! xx Karla

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  2. You can never go wrong with floral! This maxi looks gorgeous on you!

    xo Jen
    Skirt The Rules

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  3. Love the dress on you! I always love wearing maxi dresses. It's stylish, comfortable, and really fun to wear.

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    1. Thank you Camille! I love all lengths of dresses but often find myself in maxi dresses. :) I hope you have a wonderful 4th of July weekend! I appreciate you stopping by as always. xx Karla

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