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)

TUESDAY DRESS

I always feel like I’m waiting for the next season to arrive. When we had our long snowy winter, I kept lusting for summer. Then summer came and it was (and still is) insanely hot and humid. So now I’m just waiting for fall.

Really, I would just take a solid week in the low 80s or upper 70s, but I’m not quite sure when we’ll see that kind of weather.

Regardless, we all still have to get up and get dressed each morning and right now the less clothing the better. I went for this Reformation Tuesday dress made from lightweight viscose.

I honestly fell in love with the print of this dress before I fell in love with the style. Do any of you ever do that? Buy something because you like the color or print, not necessarily the shape or style of the clothing? Perhaps I’m alone in that, but the style ended up growing on me.

The collar felt a little constricting at first, but I now can appreciate the peter pan style collar. It’s pretty cute right?

Sadly this dress is no longer available, but Reformation has so many other great styles and they’re sale is still going on right now. Up to 70% off!!

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Dress — Reformation

Shoes — Jeffrey Campbell via Need Supply

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 BODYSUIT

I would never describe my style as sexy, but I would definitely describe this bodysuit from Reformation as such. According to the brand’s website, this bodysuit will make you feel 50-75% spicier and they weren’t kidding. I’d say I felt a bit spicy in it! Haha. (I can’t even take myself seriously saying that.)

I think this bodysuit works for me and my style because I don’t have much in the way of boobs, so it doesn’t come across as overtly sexy. I mean, there isn’t much cleavage going on in the pictures below.

By adding the floral duster from Free People and my new favorite rust booties, this outfit was just an amped up or slightly sexier version of my usual style. The only downside is that it takes a solid 10 minutes to use the bathroom because you essentially have to undress completely. But hey, a girl’s gotta do what a girl’s gotta do!

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Bodysuit — Reformation (similar here)

Jeans — Zara

Duster — Free People

Boots — Aldo

BEST DRESSED: SCREEN ACTORS GUILD 2016

I didn’t get to watch the red carpet live last night because I went to see 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi (which by the way is a great movie) with my fiance, but I was checking out the fashions on my phone!

While there were several who really stole the show, overall I wasn’t super impressed with what I saw. For example, Julianne Moore always looks great, but last night that green Givenchy gown just didn’t do it for me. And Eva Longoria just looked like she was trying too hard. As for Sofia Vergara, well she looked gorgeous as per usual, I just wasn’t feeling the bright pink hue of her gown.

There were still some gowns (and a jumpsuit) that I loved. Check them out below…

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Alicia Vikander in Louis Vuitton. This girl always looks stunning, but she killed it last night. I’m not usually a fan of sparkle and sequins, but this gown was so elegant. I loved the color blocking and I also loved Alicia’s sleek hairstyle. My favorite of the night! 
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Brie Larson in Versace. This is one of those times where if it weren’t for the whole look (hair, makeup, jewelry) I probably would have left it off my list. However, I thought Brie looked stunning. Not everyone could pull a dress like this off, and she picked it literally hours before the red carpet! Amazing.
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Kristen Wiig in Roland Mouret. I love a good jumpsuit and Kristen rocked this one. She looked so gorgeous and toned. Well done Kristen. Way to take a risk!
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Kiernan Shipka in Erdem. I wish I was this stylish at 16! I loved the silhouette and the print on this gown. She looked so fresh and happy!
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Claire Danes in Stella McCartney. Claire tends to go for sleek silhouettes, but when you know what works for you, go for it! This dress was simple, but sometimes less is more. I really loved it!
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Sarah Paulson in Armani Prive. I’m sure some will think I’m crazy for including Sarah on my best dressed list, but I truly love when people take risks. She always goes for something unconventional and I love that. I actually liked the colors in this dress and the velvetty material. She made this look edgy and I think she pulled this dress off quite nicely.
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Naomi Watts in Burberry. I loved this color on her porcelain skin and the floral applique throughout. I’m such a sucker for anything floral.
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Lily Rabe in Lela Rose. This color is so hard to pull off, but I thought Lily looked stunning. I loved her loose waves and bright red lip. They really complemented the gown well!

All photos courtesy of E! Online