If I had to describe my favorite kind of dress at the moment, I think I would call it 'garden party chic'. I just always want to dress up like I am about to grab a straw hat with a silk ribbon and dash off to afternoon tea. And if the floral print looks like it is off of some sort of vintage, 80's tablecloth that your grandmother would have saved for special occasions. Slightly faded, yet rich colors atop of lace, delicate trim, and a fit and flare silhouette. Extra points for a nice, slightly dramatic puff sleeve. With those criteria, this dress gets a solid 11 out of 10.
This frilliest frock is from ChicWish. I just adore their vast selection of uniquely charming dresses, and my collection continues to grow. When I put this one on, I looked in the mirror and kind of thought I looked like I was cosplaying as a vintage tablecloth- but like, in a good way. The antiqued florals and lace trimming reminds me so much of the designer brand Zimmermann, but without the designer price tag. This one is on sale for less than $50, but you absolutely cannot tell from the quality. The incredible detailing, perfect fit, and luxe fabric makes it feel so fancy! I loved dancing around in it on this sunny afternoon. Definitely keeping this frilly frock in mind for if I get to have any sort of fun bridal-related events next spring.
I paired it with my beaded pearl purse from Rachel Parcell, which always adds a little extra something to an outfit. I put on the most fabulous pair of statement earrings from Zenzii as well, the faux mother-of-pearl look of them went with the bag perfectly. Then I just put on my favorite pair of white summer sandals and ta-da! No garden party in sight, but it is good to know I have the perfect little outfit waiting in case the opportunity presents itself.
til next time,