Miranda Lambert makes me cackle during the movie, The Devil Wears Prada. While at a round table to discuss the Spring issue of her magazine, a fashion editor suggests an editorial that boasts florals for Spring. She in turn replies, “Florals for Spring, groundbreaking.” in true shade queen form. I must admit, she’s right in suggesting that florals for Spring have been the ultimate go-to since the beginning of time, but it just works. In fact, to fight the urge to have a predictable look this spring, I’d decided on stripes as my staple print. But in walks this little number.
This floral frock by Rachel Roy via Lord and Taylor made me feel uber feminine and cute. It’s one of those pieces you can throw on with flats or heels and feel equally sexy because of the flounce hem that just moves when you move...however you move. In fact, the length says brunch with girlfriends on Saturday, or add panty hose and Take Me To the King on Sunday. I love that when the wind blows the outer layer is Gone with The Wind fabulous, however the under slip just stays put.
As you can see, these images were taking not too many days after a snow storm. Living in the Northeast is so unpredictable this time of year, so I’m sort of willing Spring to come. But that’s what makes this dress such a great transitional piece, because while it is floral, it still has jewel tones that are great for this time of year. The print on the dress is a mix between Ankara and florals. I thought it’d be a great idea to pair my emerald green Madden Girl loafers with BumbleBee emblem to add more color.
So I’ve been thrifting and consignment shopping for years. (I’ll tell you guys that story soon.) But while at one of my favorite resale shops, I picked up this stunning Dooney and Bourke satchel bag for an awesome “you would’ve fought me in the store” price. It has an extendable strap that can convert it into a crossbody, but I loved the shorter strap for this look. Fuschia is such a feminine and fun color, and honestly I just felt like any other color bag wouldn’t match how flirty this dress is. I’m slowly trying to get away from carrying larger bags, so this little number was the perfect size for me.
So I want to talk about the fit of this dress. If I could describe my shape, I’d definitely say I’m a pear shape. Not the GMO pear but the organic one. (just means I have a stomach. Lol) But really what I mean is that my waist is relatively smaller than my hips and upper body, so A-line pieces are really forgiving on me. I’m wearing a size 1x in this dress. The only stretch it has is in the waist. I am typically a size 2x, and sometimes even a 3x, but this dress is very generously sized. The arms are billowy, which really gives room for fuller arms, and the skirt portion is a full circle leaving lots of space for thigh and hip action. So I would suggest sizing down if you’re thinking about purchasing this dress.
Though I could probably open a small boutique with the amount of jewelry that I have, I really wanted to keep this look simple and allow the dress to be the center of attention. I added a bumblebee brooch (obsessed with brooches as of lately) and a mini chandelier earring. My everyday watch and Pandora bracelet finished the look. Lippie is a great MAC dupe for Flatout Fabulous. Get it here in Nice to Fuschia and here in Plum Together.
Im looking forward to getting a lot more wears out of this gorgeous dress. Layering it with accessories and other style options makes it an easy staple for me! I can’t wait to share more style looks with you. Thanks for reading!
Corrinn is a creative soul, style curator, and branding buff who sees style and glamour in all aspects of life! She brings fashion/lifestyle topics, D.I.Y. projects and branding tips full circle on Beauty Box Lifestyle!