I’ve mentioned a few times that this is the year for weddings in our house. The girls and I were invited to a bridal shower for one of them last Sunday, so of course we were discussing what to wear on the way home from vacation.
Thanks to the Lord + Taylor First Look at Fall event, I had several new dresses waiting for me when we got home that were perfect for the event. I styled two for today’s post.
As I said last week, I’m at the point in the season where I want to buy things I can start wearing now and into fall, and both of these dresses are perfect for that. I ended up wearing this floral maxi dress to the shower on Sunday, and it worked out perfectly.
Florals grounded on a dark background are perfect for transitioning into fall.
For size reference, this dress is a small, but it’s pretty snug. I probably could use a medium, but I wanted to wear it on Sunday, so I made do. All that to say, I would recommend sizing up if you tend to run in between sizes.
I really like the shirred waist, and I think the floral pattern is so pretty. It also comes in yellow, but the black one is on sale for $89.25 and then it’s an extra 20% off that! (Use code SAVEBIG.)
The color of these Steve Madden ankle strap sandals is perfect with the florals in the dress. They’re called blush, but they’re more of a taupe.
They have a padded footbed and are quite comfortable to walk in, but they do have a 4″ heel, so bear that in mind. These are similar but with a 3″ heel, and they’re on sale for $41.30.
It was hot on Sunday, so I wore this dress on its own, but it would also be cute layered under a denim jacket or blazer when it cools off.
Another good option is this cap sleeve ruffle-trim dress. I was torn between the two for the bridal shower on Sunday, but I decided the floral was better for July. I love this eggplant color for late summer/early fall.
The ruffle detail on the skirt is so pretty and different from anything else I have, and it’s the perfect length for me at 5’5″. It’s true to size; I’m wearing the 8.
These Naturalizer ankle strap sandals have a 3’5″ heel, and I thought the rose-colored satin was such a pretty complement to the eggplant crepe dress.
This outfit could also be appropriate for a wedding or other semi-formal occasion, but I’d probably amp up the accessories for that type of event.
Lord + Taylor has a lot of pretty dresses on sale right now if you need something for an occasion later this summer or in the fall.
Shipping is free on orders over $99, and if you have Shoprunner, you can get free returns as well. Lord + Taylor also offers Buy Online, Pick Up In Store — a great option if you have a store that’s local to you.
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floral maxi dress // Steve Madden sandals (lower heel option) // silver cuff // eggplant ruffle trim dress // satin sandals
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