Get the look: floral midi dress

While Tuesday's outfit post was all about reality, this one is about escapism. IRL, I've pretty much been living in leggings and sweatpants, however once a week I put on a skirt and it makes me feel human again. And while I know there are bigger things to be worrying about right now, I'd like to offer a bit of optimism via fashion: soon life will return to normal, the weather will warm up, and we can dress up to honor the beauty in life once again. I have a feeling that's why this pin from my Outfit ideas for ageless style Pinterest board has been so popular lately, so in preparation for brighter days ahead, let's re-create the look. 

The key piece in this look is obviously this gorgeous floral-print dress—I love how forgiving the cut is, with long sleeves and a longer length (you could wear something like this nearly year-round in San Francisco), yet the floral print is so joyous. This Never Fully Dressed dress is not quite as vibrant, but the feeling is similar—I'd recommend wearing it with the neck tie undone. 

The accessories really step up this look, in particular the Prada Cahier bag she's wearing. The green velvet version is long gone, but I linked a more current tan leather version, which I think would actually stand out more against the colors in the dress. 

Her shoes are obviously Gucci, and while crossing the $500 threshold for sneakers seems a bit ridiculous, I will say that I love all of the Gucci shoes I own, so I have a feeling I'd feel the same about their Ace sneakers

Considering the rest of her accessories, I'd guess that her accessories are much fancier than these round Marc Jacobs ones, but I'd rather splurge on a bag and shoes than the accessory I'm probably going to drop or lose. Plus, these are part of the Bloomingdale's Friends and Family sale, which makes them even more enticing. 


Carrie @ Curly Crafty Mom said...

I just love how that floral midi dress is styled, the length, sneaks and the casual bag over the shoulder!


Just Live Joy said...

Loving this stylish look with the floral and sneakers. Very cute! Hope you have a great weekend!

Mica said...

What a beautiful floral dress! I love the sneakers with it to dress it down a bit, I can see why this is a favourite look, it's beautiful! :)

Hope that you are having a lovely Easter weekend :)

Away From Blue

Doused in Pink | Chicago Style Blog said...

I love these types of posts! That floral dress is so pretty! Such a chic look to recreate!

Jill - Doused in Pink

Straight A Style said...

Midi dresses are my all time favorite, and I love these!

Amy Ann
Straight A Style

Anonymous said...

I’m a big fan of florals! The dresses are lovely.


Shelbee on the Edge said...

I adore this look Cheryl! The floaty maxi dress in floral with sneakers is just so darn cute. Thanks for sharing and linking up!