As a woman, few things are as exciting as finding out your dress has pockets. But finding out this cutie little blue gingham dress has shorts built into it? I'd rank that up there with pockets!
This dress has all of the cuteness of a summer mini dress, and the shorts are a nice addition so you don't have to live in fear of the wind, or having to bend down & pick something up. The corset-style bodice & pin tuck-detailing adds some trending touches to this classic summertime gingham!
I styled it up with my espadrilles, little flower basket-bag by Kate Spade, and this extra-long Barbie-inspired bow from G&G!
Hydrangeas have always been one of my favorite flowers. I remember the large, fluffy bunches of flowers that grew alongside one of my childhood homes in the summer and their sweet smell as I'd play outside with friends. It was so eexciting the years when they'd come in pinks and blues, because my mom would add soil of different acidities. So when I saw this print from Hill House's summer collection, I knew I had to pick up something in it.
Since I have several classic nap dresses, I decided to switch things up with this new style! This is called the Dottie, and she's just as fun as the name would suggest! The triangle-style top adorned with ruffles is just so fun for summer!
I styled it with some espadrille wedges & a raffia handbag to play up the summery look, and topped things off with a blue satin bow to match the flowers.
I'm a long-time lover of the nap dress. Hill House Home's signature dress that's cute enough to wear out, and comfortable enough to not. These tulle versions are perhaps a little less easy to nap in, but all the more fun!
This is actually my second tulle nap dress. While not the most wearable, look at those twirls ! I picked it up in the lilac sky color last spring, and couldn't resist this ballet pink they released over the holiday season this past year. I did wear it on the couch over this holiday season, but I had to take the opportunity to take some photos of it with these blooming crabapple trees!
I styled it with some rose gold heels I picked up from Amazon, and an oversized bow from Grace & Grandeur. Shop it all here.
It's always a treat to look at Ivy City Co's new collections of dresses, and even more so when they reach out & offer to send me one of them!
It was hard to pick this time, I'm a sucker for spring & summer dresses! But I couldn't resist the embroidered florals on this Flora dress. The embroidered tulle, scalloped trim, and layered ruffle sleeves are just so pretty in person. This is one of those dresses that just make you feel special! Even though I was cold as it was around 50 degrees out, and on the side of the road in downtown Minneapolis. Ah, to live in the midwest.
I styled it here with a vintage-inspired top-handle bag, my rose-gold Amazon heels, and a G&G hair bow.
Along with florals, gingham is always a favorite print of mine throughout spring and summer. It just makes me feel like a cute little picnic table, in the best way possible.