The Essential Summer Maxi Dress

 Dress: Nordstrom (comes in 10 colors!) // Shoes: Sam Edelman //

 Earrings: Lisi Lerch, more amazing tassel earrings here // Bag: Rebecca Minkoff //
Bracelet: Taudrey // 

Looking for a wear everywhere maxi dress? 

Something to wear to a summer wedding, a date night or even just for shopping and lunch with friends? 

Say hello to this little maxi dress of your summer dreams!

This dress is ridiculously flattering. The cross front top looks good on any body shape, the material is light and airy, perfect for hot summer weather, and it comes in 9 different colors. For under $50, this a great piece to add to your wardrobe this summer! I do recommend sizing down if you are smaller chested as there was a little extra room in the top, but I think getting one size smaller would have easily done the trick!
This color is currently sold out, but check out all of the different color options here.


PS Don’t forget to enter the Nordstrom Giveaway HERE!

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Orange Maxi Dress

 Dress: ‘Goddess Maxi’ c/o A Cut Above Boutique  // Shoes: 6pm (currently on sale for under $50!) // Earrings: Baublebar // Bag: Rebecca Minkoff // Hat: Nordstrom – similar // 

 Happy Tuesday! 

Anybody else feel ready and refreshed to take on the week after the long weekend? I know I am, especially now that we are in the single digits count down to the last day of school! 

Every summer I invest in a few maxi dresses. They are my favorite pieces to dress up or down and I love that I can easily style them for work! One problem I tend to face with maxi’s is the length. Being fairly short (5’3) maxi’s always run long on me…even a great pair of wedges aren’t always an easy fix. A quick easy fix that DOES work though is knotting up the bottom. I love that it gives the dress a little flair and allows me to show off my shoes, all while ensuring I don’t trip over the hemline! 

I’m currently OBSESSED with orange (aka be prepared to see it a ton on the blog this summer). There’s something so refreshing and fun about a great piece of orange clothing…it’s so perfect for the summer time! This dress from A Cut Above Boutique is no exception. I love the high neckline and the color is even prettier in person…not to mention it’s under $50! This is definitely a dress I will be living in the next few months! 

Linking up some of my favorite maxi dresses! Shop them below!

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Back to School with Mikarose

 Dress: ‘Maya’ Maxi c/o Mikarose // Vest: American Eagle (old) similar here and here // Bag: Tory Burch c/o // Shoes: Jack Rogers ‘Lauren’ in White // Hat: Target // Bracelets: Bauble Bar ‘Pave Carrie Cuff’ and Taudrey ‘Roman Numeral Cuff’ c/o  // Earrings: Bauble Bar ‘Volcano Drops’ c/o  // 

I can’t believe that it is already mid-August. This summer has flown by and in just a few weeks time I will head back to work. I can’t lie, while I am a summer girl through and through, I am just a little excited to start wearing my favorite fall pieces again! This cargo vest has been one of my staples for a few years now. I got so excited when we had a chillier summer day and I could pull it out. It paired so perfectly over my Mikarose maxi dress! This is definitely an outfit I will be wearing in September to school. It is the perfect teacher-outfit as it is comfy and modest! I am loving a lot of the clothing over at Mikarose for the modesty factor. As a first grade teacher, I need clothes that are easy to move in while still being professional and I am blown away by all of the fantastic options Mikarose has to offer!

This outfit is one I will re-create often and you can too! I’ve linked a bunch of similar military vest options below and check out all of the adorable maxi dress options here!

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Printed Maxi Dress

 Dress: Florence Maxi c/o Antique Garden // Necklaces: Bauble Bar ‘Feather Y-Chain’ and Taudrey ‘Mini Coin Pineapple Necklace‘ c/o // Hat: Target // Bag: Rebecca Minkoff ‘Mini Mac’ // Shoes: Dolce Vita // Bracelet: Forever 21// 

 If you haven’t already discovered, I wear A LOT of dresses in the summer. Off the shoulder, mini, asymmetrical, you name it I’ll wear it. As of late, I’ve noticed that I’ve been drawn to maxi dresses. There is something about being able to throw on a flowy dress and head out the door that screams summer. I love layers as much as the next girl, but being able to wear one piece of clothing when it is 100 and over is extremely satisfying! I wore this dress on the morning of the 4th for running errands. The fun pattern and red, white and blue color scheme was perfect for festivities and allowed me to pair it with minimal jewelry.

Printed maxi dresses are literally the ultimate summer wardrobe! Check out all of these fantastic printed maxi options here and you are sure to find one to add to your closet!