Floral microprint, major summer & fall win

I can not believe it’s Wednesday!! Where does the summer go? Every week I say this and every week I meant it more and more, the weeks of summer just zip by. I swear I blink and full month has passed.

Here, in Cleveland we are lucky enough to experience a full 4 seasons, with winter being the longest and summer the shortest (I jest… but not really). So while my fall/winter wardrobe is by far the bigger one compared to summer, the summer pieces do get a whole lot of wear. Certain pieces, like this timeless, feminine little floral dress get worn a lot each and every summer. This dress is not new but it still remains a favorite and I have linked a few similar ones I love below.

This dress is perfect for everyday wear, date nights, summer backyard soirees and BBQs alike. And best of all: it’s amazing for travel. It rolls up easily and takes very little (precious) space in the suitcase and barely wrinkles so you can just pop open your suitcase and throw it on to go exploring. And that is just what I did on our weekend getaway to Napa. I wore it above for a full day or sippin’ and celebratin’ the hubby’s birthday. We had a packed day, starting with some bubbly at Domaine Chandon, lunch at Farmstead at Long Meadow Ranch, a wine tasting at the beautiful Cliff Lede, and finally rounding out the day with sweeping views and wine at world renowned Joseph Phelps. And I wore this little dress all day long and was perfectly comfortable.

Something about this dress always makes me feel so feminine and pretty. Maybe it’s the pretty floral print or the soft chiffon… or just the way it fits snugly but not tightly. I just love when you find a great midi dress that just makes you feel confident and lovely. Plus, the microfloral is a pattern that never really goes out of style. In fact, it’s really making a big comeback (or maybe it never left) for the fall. You can easily transition this dress by throwing a nice brown suede jacket and booties on, maybe a little wool fedora to boot? Or a nice duster cardigan, big sunglasses and brown suede heels? Really, you could just go with my favorite: tennis shoes and a jean jacket and call it a day. I think when it comes to dresses, my approach has been to make them work for me and my everyday life instead of the other way around. All too often, I reach for a dress in my closet only to stop myself because I don’t feel like dressing up, but really, who said all dresses had to be dressy? My favorite style lately has been to understyle them and make them feel comfortable and effortless.

Give it a try. Throw on your favorite feminine, pretty little dress and a pair of sneakers  or even flat booties (I find white sneakers like Converse or Vans or a nice flat brown suede bootie always feel a little more casual) and a jean jacket and running out the door. Hey, you might really like the mix of girly and casual. 😉

xo, jules

Lucky Brand Floral Print Dress {same brand, similar dress} // Reformation Floral Dress {Honestly, any Reformation floral dress is SO on point} // Cupcakes and Cashmere Floral Dress {own this pretty boho number and love it, the soft print, the flow, the lace detail, all of it} // Blank NYC suede moto jacket {THE jacket of fall, every fall. I won’t say too much about it except I have it and you need it} // Vince Slide Sandal {similar to mine} // Vince Slide heeled sandal {slightly higher heel, so pretty} // Vans White Sneaker {such a classic, just keep a Mr. Clean Magic Eraser handy to keep ’em white} // Luck Brand dark brown suede bootie {love the deep brown color} // Everlane Rust Suede Bootie {not quite flat or brown, but love these} //

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