Summer in Silk Stripes

Alice & Olivia is responsible for so much of my style inspiration! Her fabrics and designs are so feminine and fun, I love shopping her boutique. Lately I’ve been buying anything and everything I love no matter the fit & making simple adjustments in alterations to create the perfect fit for my body. Why miss out on amazing patterns and dresses just because they don’t fit the way you’d like them to?

While most of her pieces fit me, all maxi dresses in general tend to be too long (I’m 5’2″). This dress included. I wanted to be able to wear it with sandals so the hem needed to be brought up, the plunging neckline was too deep and due to my growing bust (among other parts while 7.5 months Pregnant) I couldn’t button the back, but thanks to an AMAZING seamstress who I visit regularly, it looks like the dress was made for me πŸ™‚


Just a little nip tuck was all it needed and voilΓ ! Did I mention I bought the dress half off from Saks Off Saks!? So worth it. The dress makes me feel like I’m on a safari. It’s the perfect summer dress, so feminine and flirty in silk and transitional from daytime poolside to sunset at cocktail hour.

Chanel Boy Bag // Paul Green Peep Toe Sandals // BP Sunnies

What do you think of the new Ombre hair? Trying Balayage in an attempt to become less maintenance to save as much time as possible for the baby coming in October πŸ™‚










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    Angelle Marix
    September 1, 2016 at 5:32 pm

    GORGEOUS!! I absolutely ADORE this dress. These pictures are stunning.


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    Elaine McKellips
    September 2, 2016 at 6:46 am

    I love this dress and the small slit in the back! So cute. You look fabulous! xx, E

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      Styled For Paradise
      September 2, 2016 at 11:30 am

      Thanks so much Elaine! It seems like the slit in the back is a hit!

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    September 2, 2016 at 11:05 am

    What a beautiful dress! I love the slit in the back and the “ruffled” appearance on the hem. Great look!

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    Portia @ Obsessed by Portia
    September 5, 2016 at 12:03 pm

    This is gorgeous! I love that you altered it to fit like a dream!

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