Saturday, June 21, 2014

Summer Wedding Style

Ahh, summer. A time for late nights, early mornings, parks, beaches, patios, anything and everything al fresco…oh, and weddings. I know I'm not alone in the sheer number of them that take place once you hit your mid-twenties (let's not even get started on the babies that follow). This year, I kicked off the unofficial start to summer with a wedding back in Iowa and will be wrapping up the unofficial end (Labor Day) with my younger sister's wedding back home. Scattered through the middle are more ceremonies, showers and celebrations—pass the bubbly, please!
I love a good any reason to shop for something new, but my bank account can't seem to get behind me during wedding season. To compromise, I look for a few new pieces each season that are versatile enough to be worn at least twice. Usually, maxi dresses feel more formal to me and I'm really all about comfort, but this one has a few extra things going for it. The fun, tribal-inspired print leans toward casual and minimizes the need for too many accessories. There's also a slit on one side—perfect for when I'm dancing and don't want to be tripping on extra fabric (I just loosely tie a knot in the side!). And, spoiler alertI was drawn to the various shades of blue.
My favorite detail, though, has to be the's wrinkle-proof! Which is amazing for me since I'm prone to ditching whatever I was wearing on whatever's most convenient when I get home at night (this dress passed the test when I got it in the mail, tried it on, and promptly dropped it in a pile on the bench in my room for three days). Already planning to toss it in my suitcase when I head back for my sister's wedding this August!
Donna Morgan Dress via Zappos || Gap Clutch || Sole Society Heels || Essie Polish in I'm Addicted

Photos by Ashley


  1. That dress is absolutely gorgeous on you. I'm looking for a great maxi to wear on the plane to Belgium (I just can't get behind pants for that long of a flight) and something like this might be the one. You sold me on wrinkle proof!

    Bedknobs & Baubles

  2. Love this on you, and wrinkle free is a major plus there!

  3. This dress is gorgeous- loving the print and color mix!!

  4. Obsessed with this maxi dress! Perfect for summer weddings!

    I'm having a major blue moment lately too, glad that I'm not the only one ;)

    xo, Jen

  5. Yay! These turned out so well!