Saying Yes To The Dress // floral dress + sneakers

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

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Floral dresses are what spring is all about, right? But don't be like every other Betty on the block -- give your floral frock an edge by teaming it with contrasting separates. Think: leather jackets, sneakers, and bright, off-beat bags. You can go ahead and do the whole floral sundress thing, but make sure to do it YOUR way!  
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This dress. Kind of reminds you of your grandmother's shower curtain, am I right? I'm not offended. I actually thought the same thing when I first spotted it. But then something weird happened -- it grew on me. I started to find its quirky, almost vintage feel appealing and charming! And this is the kind of piece that has SO much potential, which is what sold me in the end. Yes, a bright, pink midi dress CAN have endless styling options -- you just have to pick your accessories wisely...
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black leather jacket sundress
To avoid looking frumpy and outdated, throw some badass into the mix in the form of a jet black leather jacket. A moto layer is never NOT cool -- no matter what you have on underneath. 
guess black leather jacket
black leather jacket
Go for the unexpected and slip into comfy street shoes instead of a heel or delicate sandal. Sturdy sneakers like these really help ground such a light, feminine dress. 
adidas superstar sneakers
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A bold dose of color is the perfect way to inject some energy into your ensemble. 
cobalt blue kate spade purse
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Classic Ray Bans have the magical ability of transforming any look into a winner. From girly sundresses to acid-wash jeans, these sunnies are a no-fail accessory to any statement piece. 
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Neon nails, spiky bracelets, leather cuffs -- it's all in the details. An eclectic outfit like this truly shines when each item is worn with true authenticity.
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This vintage necklace from Tiffany's is near and dear to my heart as my mom rescued it, had it refurbished, and packaged it just for me. She surprised me with the final product days before my college graduation. I LOVE the silk rope the pendent hangs from, and how it instantly adds a subtle edge to my outfit. 
vintage tiffany necklace
pink ann taylor sundress leather jacket
This matte lipstick from Urban Decay is a new favorite. And although it's not yet available in stores, it will be soon and I highly recommend giving it a whirl. It's called "Backtalk" and it makes your lips look like your lips...but better! 
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Who would have thought that a dress so ugly it's pretty could actually look pretty hip ( people still say "hip" these days?) just by adding a totally random yet totally brilliant combination of quirky and bold pieces? I love how leather, cobalt blue, sneakers, and black jewelry all help transform this grandmotherly frock into something TOTALLY street style worthy. 
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Photos by Brooke Faison 
[dress: Ann Taylor // jacket: Guess (similar here) // sneakers: Adidas // sunglasses: Ray Ban // purse: Kate Spade (similar here) // necklace: vintage Tiffany & Co. (I also like this one) // watch: Daniel Wellington // black leather cuff: Michael Dawkins (I also like this one) // spike bracelet: Stella & Dot // amethyst bangle: David Yurman // lipstick: Urban Decay (not available in stores, but this is a similar shade)]

I'm telling you, sometimes you just gotta say yes to the dress. My friends were shocked when I declared my love for this piece -- some even tried to talk me out of it. But hey, I like a challenge. And I was going to prove to them that I could make this dress look young, fresh, and totally fashionable! So what do you think? Mission accomplished? 

If you're not convinced yet, just wait until you see the other looks I came up with for this dress -- coming to you this summer ;) 
sundress with sneakers
// SHOP //


  1. Lovely dress! Beautiful! Have a nice day)

  2. Everything about this dress is so pretty!

  3. I love the edgy jacket mixed with a feminine dress! Haha, I love the dress and vintage type things so it doesn't bother me at all!

  4. Haha, no, my grandmother's shower curtains are not this stylish ;) I did reckon a vintage vibe when I saw the dress, tho. I think it's a great spring dress, especially if you combine it with opposites like you did here as it makes the dress even more interesting!

  5. I love photos with bubbles!
    Really love this your outfit, you look amazing!

  6. Love your dress!! You looks so pretty darling!
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  7. Love all the colors you put together for this look! The dress looks great on you! <3

    xo Raina

  8. I tried this dress on and regret not getting it. Love how you styled it!!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  9. Love the Klein Blue bag! Xx

  10. very cute styling! love a dress and sneakers together!

  11. You look cute in this vintage dress, the leather jacket give a nice touch, this shade of lipstick suit perfect on you dear!

  12. This is the combo of my dreams! I absolutely love dresses with moto jackets!!!! And the sneakers are a fun addition!

  13. Hahaha Grandma's shower curtain. Love how you styled with the Adidas you know I am a big fan and I so want to get a cross body bag, my friend has one from MK that I just might splurge for.

    Allie of ALLIENYC

  14. Love pink and blue together! xo

  15. Great styling! Nice dress!Love that color on you

  16. Beautiful outfit! I love the bag x
    Louise |

  17. Stunning,i love this look moreso how you styled it with sneakers

  18. The dress looks great with your sneakers, such a fun look!

  19. Have a great start of the week beauty!
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  20. This is absolutely wonderful!

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  21. Love, love, love how you styled this outfit! The combination of a floral dress and this kind of sneakers is surely unexpected and I'm loving it! Already thinking of similar combinations with the stuff I have in my wardrobe. You surely inspired me! :)

  22. Absolutely adore that you styled this dress with your's perfect!


  23. so nice :) have a nice day:)

  24. I really like ur bag n dress.. beautiful pics :)

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  25. Very cute! You could wear this anywhere anytime and look fabulous!

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