dress it up or dress it down- dresses!

23.5.13

ok. another hawaii outfit. eventually i'll get to the end of these and be able to show off regular clothes, but i do love cute beach outfits so i can't really complain! plus, tis' the season- so all of you wondering what to wear to the beach, pool, or lake this year, here you go! 
i fell in love with this dress when i saw it on the website and wanted so badly to take it to hawaii, so urban philosophy, being the fab company they are, shipped it out to me quick so i could pack it for my trip! it ended up being one of my favorite outfits and i ended up wearing it a couple of times! so here's how i wore this lovely dress from

day <------------------------------ to ----------------------------> night

obviously during the day we were just bumming around the pool and at the beach, so i used this lovely as a cover-up, but i got so many compliments! it is by far the best "flowy - day-dreamy" kind of dress i have found and the pattern is perfect and easy to wear anywhere! i can also tell this will be a definite go-to dress when my belly does finally pop and nothing fits anymore!
p.s. don't mind the no make-up, wild hair happening here- no getting ready to lay around by the pool! 
dress: c/o urban philosophy, shoes: sam edelman, necklace: c/o r&e avenue, bangles: c/o windsor

for the "night" wear, i paired the dress with a comfy blazer to go out to dinner. i was initially planning to wear my heels as well, but realized comfort was slightly more important, and heels got a little tricky on the cobblestone roads we would walk around at night- so comfy sandals it was! now the lipstick is another story. it initially didn't look that dark inside, but after taking pictures i realized it was definitely not a hawaii look! it ended up coming off before we went anywhere, but it was an interesting change. i definitely liked the idea of something different and slightly darker, but this was a little too intense for me for a relaxed dinner. alas, it ended up in the pictures so...   
dress: c/o urban philosophy, blazer: urban (splurge, save), shoes: sam edelman (love these and these), bangles: c/o windsor necklace: c/o stylelately

12 comments:

  1. I love this look! It's so comfy chic ;)

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  2. So gorgeous and what an amazing dress!!! :)

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    1. Thanks to you and your fab store! Thanks again, I loved rocking it in Hawaii! :)

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  3. The perfect dress, and love that you styled it with a blazer for the evening. I just may have to get one for myself ;)

    xo, Kylie Rae
    Shimmer Me Pretty

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    1. You will absolutely love it! It is so comfortable and perfect for summer!

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  4. You look so pretty with your hair off to one side! That dress looks gorgeous on you!

    Sprinkles&Sequins

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  5. Such a fun dress! It's perfect for spring and summer!

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  6. When you say no makeup, you mean no foundation? Am I crazy or can I see mascara and eyeliner?

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    1. Haha, you're definitely not crazy! I have my lashes done so I always look like I'm wearing mascara and they're thick enough it looks like eyeliner too!

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