Although neutrals are usually my jam, when the temps start to rise, I wear a little more color. Every year I add at least one bright-colored maxi dress to my closet, and this maxi dress is a gorgeous print AND a steal at $58! It’s partially-lined down to the knees or so, and the fabric washes well.
Since I’m nearing my 30’s soon (ahhh), I like to tone down a bright pink like this with a safari green. I think it makes for a great balance. This green sleeveless vest is $30 and oh-so-soft! I’ve also worn the dress before on Instagram with a sleeveless denim vest. A white vest like this will be a future purchase for me — they’re just super versatile for casual looks!
One thing to note about the dress is that it’s not very stretchy, so I’d maybe size up if you have significant real estate up top. I got a M (comparable to 4-6), and I could not for the life of me wear a bra with it here… TMI, sorry, but I’m just trying to be helpful for my fellow busty online shoppers. 🙂
Statement earrings are also my jam since I have a lot of hair and it tends to hide all my ear jewelry. So the bigger, the better.
Jewelry selection tip: stick with metals, stones, and any other materials, especially if they’re next to your hair, that actually shows up. Think high contrast. Since I’m a brunette, I stick to whites, bright metals, and lighter/brighter-colored earrings.
And most good jewelry brands will make sure their statement earrings are light enough for your poor earlobes or at least for a few hours. I haven’t tried them yet, but there are these stickers that you can put on the back of your earlobes that are supposed to make wearing big earrings a lot more comfortable! The things we girls do for “beauty”…
Anyway, this is a great dress for spring/summer!
Photos by Bleudog Fotography
Sunnies // Danielle Stevens Shoulder Duster Earrings in Coral c/o (similar ones I want to order in white) // Green Sleeveless Vest // Floral Print Maxi Dress c/o // Straw Beach Tote (mine is super old and I can’t remember where I got it, but here’s a similar one I wish I had) // Coral Ankle Strap Sandals (limited sizes)