Hey babes!! Happy Thursday! I just finished putting the twins to sleep and am totally avoiding my laundry pile right now. Thought I’d go ahead and share this super cute linen dress I styled last week so I can claim I did something product today haha!!! Is there anything more charming than a summer linen dress?! Linen can be worn year round, but I’m generally drawn to it in the summer months because it’s so light and airy + crazy comfortable. The weather outside has been suffocating me this week. I’ve wanted to go play with the kids at the park and go for walks in our new wagon but no thanks, it’s 95 degrees by 10am.
Anyway, back to the linen dress. This is the Longport Linen Shirtdress from Anthropologie and it’s basically perfect. It covers the knees, the vertical stripes and tie around the waist are so flattering and I’m obsessed with this color right now. It looks pink because of the bright pink wall behind it but if you go to Anthropologies website you’ll see that it’s more of a coral color. On top of all that, it’s button up so it’d be nursing friendly if you’ve got a baby and I love how easy it is to dress up with a pair of heels or down with some flats and a cute hat!
Hi Friends! A few posts ago I shared my undying love for florals (in case you missed it catch the post here) and how I am typically drawn to small-scale floral patterns since I feel like they require less of a commitment. However, here I am today telling you that I DECIDED TO COMMIT on this bold dress and I am SO HAPPY I did!
Okay, so the dress. It was love at first sight. I was a little wary because ASOS can be a total gamble and it was pretty cheap so I didn’t want to get my hopes up in case it was a lost cause upon arrival. Clearly I was not let down.
I was initially drawn to the dress because it was something that pushed me a little out of my comfort zone. I mean if the incredibly large floral pattern doesn’t counter everything I said in terms of clinging to small florals patterns I don’t know what does! BUT I’ve been working on getting more color into my wardrobe and despite the dress initially being a bit of a shock to the more subdued but equally appreciated pieces in my closet (gotta give some love to all the pieces in my wardrobe), I think it’s begun to feel quite at home there.
FLORALS!!!! Oh man, I love florals SO MUCH. I’m usually drawn to the smaller in scale floral patterns (like this blue top) because then I don’t have to commit to a bold pattern and they’re typically easier to wear over and over without people noticing. Don’t get me wrong, I love the bold patterns and bright colors too!
There are so many ways to introduce florals into your wardrobe. Obviously we’ve got our blouses, but if florals make you nervous to wear, you can add little pops of it in your pumps, in your bags, in your scrunchies or hair accessories! Florals are also a great way to dress up any outfit and I love mixing them with other patterns! Check out this post from 2013… I can’t believe how young I look! And to think that once upon a time my hair was that thick without extensions. Kids have ruined me. One day I’ll get it back! Anyway, in that post I show a couple cute ways to wear florals and how I still mix florals with that same striped skirt. Yes, I still have it. It was a $5 find from Old Navy 5 years ago and I STILL wear it!