Monday, May 26, 2014

Tribal Print

Memorial Day for me has a few different meanings...it's the unofficial start of summer, my birthday usually falls over the weekend (this year it's the holiday—today!) and it seems to be the official start of wedding season. Since I spent yesterday at one of those ceremonies, I knew I needed a dress that was fun and birthday-like, too. I opted for a colorful, printed Mara Hoffman dress, added sparkly, bright earrings and threw on a fun pair of heels!
 I'm not usually one for anything too tight or short, but I've been lusting over Mara Hoffman's prints for a while and liked the higher neckline on this piece. And, let's be totally honest, the turquoise color had me hooked, too. I've also been looking for a chance to wear my Prabal Gurung for Target heels—I scooped them up over a year ago, but between the never-ending winter and my more casual work attire (read: jeans, sneakers and t-shirts) they've been stuffed away for far too long.
The ceremony was up in Dubuque, Iowa, a beautiful little city up on the Mississippi River where Iowa, Illinois and Wisconsin meet. I wish I'd had more time to get some photos of the beautiful view from the park where the ceremony was, high up over the river, but between the 3 hour drive there and back from Des Moines and all the fun in between, there wasn't near enough time to wander around and soak up the beautiful day. Putting it on my must-do list for the future, especially since Galena, Illinois across the river is known for their antiques and beautiful architecture (and I'm a sucker for both!).
Mara Hoffman Dress c/o Zappos || Aldo Crossbody c/o Zappos || Prabal Gurung for Target Heels (similar, on sale!)
Badgley Mischka Earrings (similar, only $36) || Sequin Bangles || Givenchy Le Rouge in Magnolia Organza

13 comments:

  1. Obsessed with this beautiful look. Such a gorgeous, vibrant printed dress and you wear it beautifully!

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  2. This dress is so perfectly you. You look gorgeous! Love the bright colors and the addition of the white bag. Stunning.

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  3. such a wicked dress. and those shoes? oh yes!

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    mon | http://www.monsemble.ca

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  4. Rose, these photos are GORGEOUS! Love this dress on you!

    xx
    Kelly
    kellyinthecity.com

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  5. Love this outfit, you look gorgeous :D
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  6. It was so great catching up yesterday! Love this summer look!

    The Style Scribe

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  7. Love your sandals... missed that collaboration...
    xNina
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  8. You are gorgeous!! Loving this dress. Also, loved reading your blurb about turning 25. I'll be in that boat in December, and your words were definitely on point! Thanks for sharing your thoughts :)

    xo, elle | Living in Color Style.

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  9. Obsessed with these prints! I love the bright colors and you can def pull them off!!

    Jenna from Visions of Vogue

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  10. Such a cute look! That dress is too fun!

    xx
    Giovanna
    www.HeyLoveBlog.com

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