I feel like I’ve seen a million weddings this summer on Instagram (some local LA ceremonies, some dreamy destination ones) and beyond the obvious, I’m always curious to see what the guests are wearing. I thought I’d do a post on summer wedding dresses since it’s a staple event we’re always shopping for. In my opinion, the key is to find something that is versatile enough to wear to a summer wedding as it to wear to a dressed up brunch, shower, birthday party, or if you really luck out – dressed down with sandals. This floral maxi dress is so comfortable, it breathes easily, and I love it played up with a ladylike hat and clutch as much as I do with flats and sunglasses for brunch. It comfortably fits true to size or even a little big since it’s stretchy around the waist, so don’t worry about sizing (or crashing the dessert bar). Wear it with ankle strap heels to a dressed up wedding or with block sandals as I did here for something with a more casual dress code.
I’ve already paired this burgundy clutch (at $40, you can’t miss it!) with everything from jeans to a cocktail dress, and I’ll keep wearing it through the fall with deeper autumn-toned colors. Such a great buy!
See more of my favorite maxi dresses below! And let me know if you’d like to see more posts around dressing for other events. x
I usually go for dresses and skirts over a structured pant (besides jeans), so it’s nice to mix things up a little bit. I love the look of a cropped top over high waisted pants, or with a flowy blouse for a ladylike look. More of my favorite wide leg pants below! x
I’m always on the lookout for (another) great LBD, no matter the season. This black lace dress checks everything on my list of requirements: pretty detail, a unique cut, and versatility. It works for a dressy dinner just as well as it does for a night out, and the lace shows just enough skin. Plus I love that it’s comfortable and has a built-in, structured half camisole. I always see sheer lace dresses but wonder what in the world you’re supposed to wear under them – a black bra can ruin the look but they’re usually too see-through to go without (lots of appeal while shopping online but not so realistic). This dress solves that!
I usually never wear my hair up for photos but I realized that the neckline on this dress was too good to cover up so I twisted it into a low knot on the spot (hence the messiness). Pair your dress with some ankle strap heels and you’re good to go. Shop more of my favorite lace dresses below!
The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is one of the best sales in the year because brand new, full-priced items are included (!!), so I went through and selected all my favorite picks for you! Even if you haven’t started thinking about your fall wardrobe yet, these prices are pretty hard to beat and you’ll be ready for the first crisp day of autumn.
After taking lots of flights this summer I’ve quickly realized nothing beats having your own cashmere travel wrap to use as a blanket or scarf. Planes are freezing and who knows where those airplane blankets have been! I wear hats easily half the week so I love this grey fedora. Stripes and cozy neutrals are my go-to for autumn so I’ll pick up this sweater coat and easy pullover for casual days. When I’m not in heels, I’m be wearing a low-heeled bootie in a darker fall shade.