DAWN DRESS

If you haven’t noticed already, I have quite the love affair with Christy Dawn. She makes easy dresses and jumpsuits in the most beautiful colors and floral prints. If I had all the money, I would probably own just about every piece she makes.

The Dawn dress is her namesake dress and her best-seller. It’s designed to fit a wide variety of women with a drawstring waist to keep it as tight or as loose as you want. Christy also designed it so it would be easy for new mom’s to nurse with a single button closure along the neckline that can be undone when the baby needs fed. But even if you’re not a mom, this dress is still a great piece to add to your wardrobe.

This Dawn dress actually came from Free People because I get 40% off of all their clothing since I work at Anthropologie (which is a sister brand of Free People and Urban Outfitters.) The same dress is available on Christy’s website and I think that version is lined. (The one I bought is quite sheer so I just stuck my Free People seamless romper on underneath.)

I really wanted to find a pretty outdoorsy location to take photos in this dress so I asked my husband if we could drive up 66 west and hope that something caught our eye…and lucky enough we found the perfect spot. We spotted Battlefield Park as we were driving and then took the next exit and found our way to this beautiful field.

Honestly, the park is filled with gorgeous places to take photos so we will definitely be back!

This is the perfect dress light and breezy dress for hot weather, so go snag yours now!

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Dress — Christy Dawn (also available at Free People)

Shoes — Nine West (similar here)

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WHEN IN LEXINGTON…

Nearly three months ago I got married!! And seriously I can’t even believe it’s been that long already, but here we are.

To be completely honest, married life doesn’t feel all that different for Evan and I, primarily because we had already been living together so we didn’t have any huge changes after the wedding (besides the fact that we moved into a larger apartment!)

Our wedding was an absolute dream. We had it at Big Spring Farm in Lexington, VA and it was exactly how I had pictured it and I say “I” because Evan left virtually all of the planning up to me. Of course, he had a bit of input, but let’s get real — this was my vision. Haha 🙂

We even lucked out with the weather! It rained briefly (like 10 minutes) during the cocktail hour and a little bit during our sparkler exit, but the rest of the day was sunny and gorgeous!

The honeymoon is on hold until next year, but we’re planning on going to Iceland. Can’t wait!!

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All photos by Ashley Cox

Dresses — Christy Dawn

BERGEN

Life has been crazy lately. I got married several weeks ago and last weekend, my husband and I moved to a new apartment. #adulting

Hopefully, we’ll get all of our wedding photos soon, so I can post them here for you all to see! In the meantime, I’ll be featuring another Christy Dawn dress — the Bergen.

I’m in love with Christy Dawn’s designs and in October, I’m going back to California and I’ll finally be able to visit her store in Venice!! I’m not one to get super excited about celebrities, but if I meet Christy Dawn I will totally freak out. Actually, if she’s in her store, I’ll probably just walk out because I’ll be too nervous. Ahhh!

If you’re not familiar with Christy’s designs, everything is made from deadstock materials (unused material left over by other designers or fashion houses.) Her focus used to be solely dresses, but now she makes jumpsuits too and I’m in heaven. I could live in jumpsuits!

This dress is the Bergen and it is the most perfect wrap dress! It is a tad shear, but that can easily be fixed with a slip or a seamless romper from Free People. The fabric is actually the same that Flynn Skye had used in some of her more recent designs. I love this dress so much that I actually just got another one. Christy is always killing my bank account, but if I’m truly honest with myself…I really don’t mind. 🙂

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Dress — Christy Dawn

Shoes — Nine West (similar here)

THE CHARLIE

Christy Dawn you can do no wrong. As per usual, I spent some money that I probably should have put into savings on this beauty below, but I really couldn’t help myself. Not only are all of Christy’s dresses gorgeous and so easy to wear, but they are also sustainably made.

This dress in particular was made from deadstock ribbed cotton. If you’re not familiar with the term deadstock, it refers to vintage  fabric or the unused fabric which was left over by fashion houses at the end of the season. Essentially, it is fabric that may have gone to waste had Christy not breathed new life into it!

This dress is perfect for the cooler weather because it is made from a thicker material and has long sleeves. Oh, it also has pockets and it’s uber comfortable too!!

This exact color (burnt orange which is my absolute favorite) is no longer available, but there are several other colors up on the Christy Dawn website: burnt sienna, pumpkin, black and dark grey.  Check them out…and GO!

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Dress — Christy Dawn

Boots — Jeffrey Campbell via Urban Outfitters (similar here and here)

SIDETRACKED

How much simpler can this outfit get?! I just threw on one of my Christy Dawn dresses and some booties (though you don’t get to see them in the pictures). I could live in Christy Dawn’s dresses. They are so comfy yet stylish and they don’t require a lot of accessories — or any at all really.

I was taking a quick trip to Ice Cream Jubilee with my mom and my fiancè when I spotted this graffiti wall and had to stop. I don’t think my fiancè was really happy with me because he does not like driving in unfamiliar areas and I was taking him off course. But he can’t say no to me! Haha.

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Dress — Christy Dawn