I’m feeling so very floral lately, thanks to the arrival of spring. We’ve certainly had many April showers, and even a few May flowers! (photos below from the garden). Can you see the pink buds on the tree? Ahh! So exciting!
Anyway, this dress has a special place in my heart because I wore it for my rehearsal dinner- the night before my wedding. I love that it lives to see a new day- outside of our first home and in springtime. So many new beginnings. I’m feeling so very floral.
Dress: Anthropologie ($20 marked down from approx $250)
Blazer: Harlyn via If Chic
Shoes: Sam Edelman via Nordstrom Rack ($50 marked down from $90)
Belt: Ann Taylor Loft ($5 marked down from approx $20)
Fashion Huntress tips:
1) I’m tempted to write a tip on how my dog photobombed my above photo. Ha! But I guess there’s no tip there- aside from just bring your dog to your photo shoots. Anyway, this dress is fairly formal but I added a denim-ish blazer to keep it more casual. I also added an informal belt, and ta da! the dress is ready for daily wear.
2) I actually found this dress on the Anthro clearance rack (hence the price), but the sizing was significantly off. I took it to my talented wedding seamstress (The Alterationist, http://thealterationist.com) and she altered the dress right up! Even with the cost of alterations, you can often still save significantly on a clearance dress. So, if there’s a dress or piece I really love, I often still get it and either alter it myself or bring it to a tailor.
Anyone else have styling tips for more formal dresses for daytime wear? Thanks so much for stopping by, readers! I appreciate it so very much!
16 replies to “floral feeling”
Wow! What a gorgeous dress!! I love it!
I love this outfit on you doll! Great colours and I love the belt and blazer! You look fab, new favourite outfit 🙂
Loving that dress on you! Gorge!
Love your outfit and pictures 🙂
The dress is gorgeous!! Great find;) Your dog is so cute btw ❤
Oh, Honey, that dress is absolutely precious!! I don’t remember if I congratulated you on your marriage but I am now. Melissa, you deserve every happiness so this man has ME to answer to if he does not treat you like a Queen. (smile) Much Love, Amy ❤
HAHA! Thank you Amy :)!! ❤
That dress is a killer! You look absolutely gorgeous in this outfit! 🙂
Great post babe!
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What a deal!!! I’m never that lucky at Anthro’s clearance racks. Beautiful – I think it looks great the way you incorporated it into everyday wear!
That dress!!! You look absolutely beautiful in it! Yellow is a great colour on you. And your dog is too cute 🙂
Great dress hon and its great its tied to an event that will forever hold a place in your heart, I looove the petal-like detailing. Have a good wk ( :
Thanks, all! Happy memories all around ❤ XO
what a cute dress! really love how you dress it down with the blazer. ❤ thank goodness for seamstresses, huh? 😉 (she did a marvelous job!)
Hello 🙂 Loving your blog and outfit ideas! xx
I love that dress! I’m totally going to Anthropologie in the near future!