Monday, June 3, 2013

My Style // Girls in White Dresses


Melissa of Bubby and Bean

I have always had a thing for white dresses, especially when they have perfectly flowing drapes.  I remember owning a white, Peter Pan collared babydoll dress in the '90s that I wore until it literally fell apart.  The midsummer months - when your skin is sunkissed and the air is sticky and sweet and the grass and trees are at their lushest - were made for this kind of lightweight, airy white dress.  And although summer is just beginning (and my skin is as pale as a winter snow), I couldn't resist wearing my new favorite white dress the other day for a late afternoon coffee date. 

We swung by my favorite local park first snap to some pictures, and man was it windy.  I mean 30 mph winds windy.  I almost never style my hair, but that day I'd taken a few minutes to curl it.  Two minutes into our walk at the park and those curls had transformed into a tangled nightmare.  But I didn't care.  The flowers and grasses at this park are so beautiful this time of year that I wish I could take walks there every single day.


The majority of white dresses I've owned over the years have admittedly been a little less 'demure' than this one, but I'm honestly quite smitten by its sweet, feminine design.  It came from our pals over at Sugarlips (it's sold out but they have lots of other pretty white frocks in stock!), and as soon as I opened the package I fell in love with the eyelet fabric and loose, drape-y cut.  It reminds me of an early '70s boho-style wedding dress, so it felt right to pair it with lots of turquoise and silver jewelry, a fringe bag, and my absolute favorite pair of shoes right now - the Thunderbird II mocs by Minnetonka.  (I wear them every single day.)

Dress: c/o Sugarlips  //  Shoes: c/o Minnetonka  //  Bag: Target (on major sale right now!)
Earrings: too old to remember //  Belt: thrifted // Bracelet: gift // Necklaces: gift + Buddist Center

Are you a fan of white dresses in the summertime?

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21 comments:

  1. I love this look! Classic summer.

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  2. White dresses in summer are a must for me :)
    Yours is so cute - love the lacy bits at the sleeves and hem!

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  3. i LOVE that white dress :) i'm always in search of the perfect one but just can't seem to find it haha. looks like you totally did!

    xo,
    kristyn

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  4. That is a great outfit! White is so difficult for me to wear. I am scared to eat or do much else in it. But I love this outfit and the accessories.

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  5. Such a pretty dress, and I love the lace detail. And the accessories you paired with it are perfect. Great outfit! =0)
    ~Kim

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  6. Beautiful! I love this outfit. x

    Melissa
    wildflwrchild.blogspot.com
    international giveaway on my blog! x

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  7. I heart this pretty girly look on you!! So super summmery! :-D

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  8. The layered turquoise necklaces and earrings are perfection against the white dress and moccasins! I love flowly boho dresses for summer. =)

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  9. Pretty dress! Why can't you take walks there everyday? Is it too far away?

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    1. It's not far away at all, I just don't have time. It's usually almost dark by the time I'm done with work. I think I might start making sure I get over there once a week though!

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  10. I love this dress, its so pretty!

    Tiffany Ima
    Style Honestly

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  11. gorgeous! are you doing the minnetonka lookbook too? you look amazing

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    1. Thanks lady! I'm doing their blogger spotlight next week. :)

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  12. I love this look! Seeing this dress makes me wish I could pull of wearing them.

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  13. I love eyelet dresses. If I ever get married, it will be in a dress very similar to this one :)
    And I love how you can change it up with different accessories!

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  14. You look cute and summery! I don't really wear white because it washes me out and makes me look like I have some sort of vague, old-timey illness. Plus I spill food on myself like nobody's business. I wear a lot of blue in the summer.

    Hahaha, I have to giggle at your description of "old" for the earrings.

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  15. you look gorgeous~ what a pretty outfit and I just love those moccasins!

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  16. super cute! love the moccs.

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  17. You know it's officially summer when you can start to get your white dresses out! I'm sure the matching tan will come in time, too :) I love that your paired this beauty with moccasins, it gives the whole look a lovely 1960s, Pocahontas-inspired vibe that is so perfect.
    xox,
    Cee

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  18. melissa, you look positively lovely! i want to see photos of your 90's white dress that you wore til it fell apart.

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