Styling Day Dresses

Styling Day Dresses

Styling Day Dresses
Styling Day Dresses

Dressing For The Day

Dresses are definitely what I feel most comfortable in. They give me confidence, make me feel like such a lady, & bring me so much joy to walk, twirl, run, skip, frolic, & jaunt around in. Ok, so maybe I don’t skip on a daily basis, but I could & doing so in a dress is like living out my childhood dreams. If wearing dresses makes me this happy, then doing so should not be reserved for evenings & special occasions. No, dresses should be worn on the daily, exuding all the lady-like confidence & joy.

Let me share with you what I look for when shopping for day dresses, & how I like to style them for an everyday, casual yet sophisticated look.


Styling Day Dresses
Styling Day Dresses

What I’m Wearing

Floral Wrap Dress // Nude Ballet Flats // Brown Bag I Can’t Stop Wearing // Earrings // Pearl Ring // Lipstick // Sunglasses // Pearl Hair Clip


Styling Day Dresses
Styling Day Dresses


Styling Day Dresses
Styling Day Dresses

Choosing Your “No-Fuss” Dress

A good day dress is a “no fuss” dress, in my opinion. One that I won’t have to worry about revealing too much when I lean forward or bend over to pick something up. It’s comfortable, not tight, & makes you smile when wearing it. I love this classic wrap dress from Chicwish for literally all of those reasons. This dress is comfortable to wear. It’s a nice, no-fuss length, & there is even a small button at the top of the wrap to keep from revealing more than you’d like. I love the subtle & sweet blue & yellow floral pattern with the slightly puffy sleeves. Finding a “no-fuss” dress with great design details such as these ensures you’ll wear it with ease over & over again.

See a video of me styling 5 other day dresses here.

Styling Your Day Dress

Styling day dresses looks slightly different depending on the current season, but the same principles apply. For shoes, a classic ballet flat is a great year-round choice. In the fall & winter, you could also pair your day dresses with a pair of knee high boots, loafers, or oxfords. Choose the pair that will be most comfortable for your daily activities while still adding to that feminine, boss babe vibe.

A great bag like this embroidered brown bag I can’t stop wearing, is an ideal bag to have in your collection. It can be worn year-round & has that same “no-fuss” feel as your day dress. There are no zippers that get stuck, contraptions to maneuver, just a simple snap under the buckle for easy opening & closing. It also comes with a gorgeous embroidered crossbody strap for when you need to be hands-free!

Accessorizing your day dress should be minimal & casual, yet strategic & cohesive. Adding one simple hair clip adds a bit of interest to your look while also keeping the hair out of your face. Functional & fashionable! For earrings, I say go as big as you want! I love these pearl drops for a bit of intrigue & design detail while still being very minimal. Pair with your favorite everyday lipstick & a fun pair of sunglasses & your look is complete!


Styling Day Dresses
Styling Day Dresses

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The Pink & Parisienne Valentine

The Pink & Parisienne Valentine

The Pink & Parisienne Valentine

Pretending I Live In Paris

When you think of Paris, what comes to your mind? For me, it’s romance, effortless style, hours at the café down the street, & beautiful buildings everywhere. Even the word, Paris, has a dreamy feeling to it. This Valentine’s Day, why not pretend you’re in “The City Of Love” for the evening? Bring that Parisienne romance & effortless style wherever you will be spending Valentine’s Day this year. What kind of date will the pink & Parisienne valentine go on & what will she wear?


The Pink & Parisienne Valentine
The Pink & Parisienne Valentine

What She Wears

The pink & Parisienne valentine wears the most effortlessly chic item of clothing: the classic wrap dress. It’s pink, feminine, comfortable to wear, & universally flattering. A dress like this is perfect to wear out to eat since it does a great job of hiding any food babies one might acquire.

To give this feminine dress a bit of an edge, she wears her tall burgundy boots with her matching beret & crossbody bag. She looks put together, feminine, & still has that Parisienne woman mystery to her. The final touches to her look include a faux fur coat draped over her shoulders, the perfect matte lipstick, a small pair of earrings, & a little shimmer on her eyes.

The Date She Goes On

I imagine the couple going out to a jazz club for dinner, drinks, & incredible live music. They talk about their passions, people watch, & even get up & dance, if the music is just right. Once they’ve had their fill of people for the night, they stop for a sweet treat, which if she were me would be ice cream. They then return home for an evening of wine, French film watching (try Amélie), & romance.


The Pink & Parisienne Valentine
The Pink & Parisienne Valentine


The Pink & Parisienne Valentine
The Pink & Parisienne Valentine

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My Fall Burgundy Picks

My Fall Burgundy Picks

My Fall Burgundy Picks
My Fall Burgundy Picks

T h i s   D r e a m y  

C o l o r

Burgundy is definitely my favorite color to wear in the fall. Something about this color feels very feminine & romantic to me. So naturally, since I’ve been seeing so many dreamy pieces coming out recently from all of my favorite brands, I curated my most coveted pieces in a collection for you all. I don’t think I’ve ever been so obsessed about a group of items in my life! These beauties are dying to be a part of my wardrobe this year. I truly want them all. Hopefully some of these pieces can find their way into either my wardrobe or yours, or can at least provide some shopping inspiration. I also highly recommend monochrome looks like the one featured in this post. They are classic & oh-so chic.


My Fall Burgundy Picks
My Fall Burgundy Picks
My Fall Burgundy Picks
My Fall Burgundy Picks
My Fall Burgundy Picks

O u t f i t   D e t a i l s

*All last season*

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My Fall Burgundy Picks
My Fall Burgundy Picks
My Fall Burgundy Picks

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The Jennifer Dress

The Jennifer Dress

The Jennifer Dress

W h a t   D r e a m s   A r e   M a d e   O f

Words cannot even express how utterly obsessed with this dress I am. I swear Julia created the Jennifer dress just for me! This dreamy wrap dress totally makes me feel like a princess, which is exactly why I chose to wear it to my rehearsal dinner.


The Jennifer Dress
The Jennifer Dress
The Jennifer Dress
The Jennifer Dress

O u t f i t   D e t a i l s

The Jennifer Dress (also comes in green), Floral Tiered Earrings, Nude Block Heels, Lipstick in Shade Romantic Rose


The Jennifer Dress
The Jennifer Dress
The Jennifer Dress

W h a t   M a k e s   I t   S o   S p e c i a l

The wrap style of the Jennifer dress gives the most flattering silhouette. Balloon sleeves are also my absolute favorite thing to wear at the moment. They make a look so billowy & whimsical & I just love it. 

The real reason this dress is so special though is because of the material it’s made of. It consists of the most dreamy, buttery silk I’ve ever felt. This makes it amazing to touch & even more amazing to wear! 

One last reason why I’m obsessed with this dress is how it moves. It’s like a literal piece of art the way it flutters in the wind. This dress gets a gold star for twirl factor, that’s for sure.


The Jennifer Dress
The Jennifer Dress
The Jennifer Dress
The Jennifer Dress
The Jennifer Dress
The Jennifer Dress
The Jennifer Dress

H o w   I ‘ v e   S t y l e d   I t

I paired this dream of a dress with one of my favorite pairs of statement earrings. If you don’t already know by now, I have a thing for statement earrings & particularly floral ones. These tiered floral earrings are some of my favorites at the moment & are actually on sale for under $10!

As far as shoes, so many different kinds would look lovely with this dress. I chose to let the dress shine & paired it with my go-to nude heels. I love a good block heel because they are so easy to walk in. Sadly, the exact ones I am wearing are sold out but this pair looks almost identical & is only $40.

The Jennifer Dress
The Jennifer Dress

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If you have not checked out Julia’s blog or her amazing line of dresses, you are missing out! She comes out with more dresses each month! I want them all! Check them out here.


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Spring Getaway Dreaming

Spring Getaway Dreaming

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Ever since we booked our honeymoon for this summer (in Positano & Naples!!!), I have been craving some warm weather & serious vacation time. Whether you have some amazing spring getaway plans (if you do, please tell me where you are going & let me live vicariously through you!), or, like me, are dreaming of summer & travel & vacations, etc., shop my getaway wishlist below.

Spring Getaway Dreaming

 

Spring Getaway Dreaming

Since I know I’m going to Italy in July, here are some of the other places I’d love to visit right about now:

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Dubai

Santorini

French Riviera

Maldives

Tulum

*confession*: I’ve already purchased a few of these things for the honeymoon! These adorable lemon shoes just screamed Positano, & they are so comfortable. I had to buy this gorgeous one piece. It’s just so flattering! For accessories, I’ve started with a classic straw hat & a pineapple scarf. More to come I’m sure! Let me know in the comments below if you’d like to see more of my honeymoon picks once summer rolls around.

Spring Getaway Dreaming: The Wishlist

Spring Getaway Dreaming

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