Garden Party

Updated on Jun 22, 2010
pink Betsey Johnson dress - black Steve Madden shoes - white J Crew accessories
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mariel 's Thoughts:

It’s finally summer, and the weather is so perfect that you don’t have to worry about wearing a cardigan. This means it’s time to show off all your delicate dresses that would be ruined under heavy jackets or cardigans. Maxi dresses, I’m looking at you! They’re easier to pull of than you might think, even if you are only 5’4" like me.

To accent maxi dresses like mine, that are already a statement on their own, keep it simple. Think of the mood you want to portray, and stick to it. When I first bought this dress, I envisioned a world like The Princess Diaries, fully equipped with garden parties, royalty, and romantic dresses. That’s why I paired it with a tiny white rose hair clip from J Crew and sandals. This dress screams to me of running barefoot in the lawn, but alas, this is the real world and not a Disney movie. No shoes, no service.

For an edgier look, try a punked out studded belt with sky-high black wedges. Sweet and tough acessories might seem like mixing oil and vinegar, but so is the delicious salad dressing my mother makes!

If your dress has a more Bohemian look, try pairing it with a slouchy bag and chunky bangles.

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Comments (15)

Skotch
Skotch on October 15
Lovely over all. It's nice to see a lighter Victorian.
superniknok
superniknok on July 13
what a beautiful dress!
OneEyeCat
OneEyeCat on June 30
lovely look all together !
Bennie52491
Bennie52491 on June 24
LOVELY SWEET
EmilyJ
EmilyJ on June 24
So fairy tale princess! All thats missing is the crown (in a totally good way!)
joannaladrido
joannaladrido on June 23
such a dream look!
KaitlynMcEowen
KaitlynMcEowen on June 23
I love the contrast of the shoes to the dress :)
mare_santos
mare_santos on June 23
soo pretty!!!!
angiekje
angiekje on June 23
very cute flowy dress :)
ukiuki88
ukiuki88 on June 23
love the dainty baby pink dress! so soft and delicate! it balances out well with your gladiator sandals. great look!
wearenotlikeeveryone
Adorable! I feel like pulling on a fairy dress too!
aCullen
aCullen on June 22
awesome flowey dress!
GlammcouturE
GlammcouturE on June 22
so prettty! :D
districtofchic
districtofchic on June 22
Beautiful dress.
Debdeb
Debdeb on June 22
This is so sweet. I want a maxi dress so bad.
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