Monday, September 5, 2011

Sentimental (See Jane Wear)

Hi, everyone--it's good to be back in the USA.  I hope you enjoyed the guest bloggers and loved their stylish posts as much as I did (seriously, thank you to Jentine, Meghan, Helena, Laura, Krystal, Audrey and Andrea!).

French Connection dressDolce Vita sandals, H&M belt, Karen Walker sunglasses

I bought this dress for my wedding rehearsal dinner back in May and had high hopes for frequent opportunities to wear it throughout the summer.  As the months passed, it moved farther back into my closet.  In a last minute packing frenzy, I threw it in my suitcase for the honeymoon.  The dress fit in perfectly with the island atmosphere--flowing and breezy with each step.  Turns out, this dress is perfect for Mexico and Bali; unfortunately for me, it would have been great for Chicago all summer as well.  I'll definitely try and wear it a bit more next summer, however, I know I'll be holding on to it for years to come--if only for the sentimental value.



It's nice to be back and I can't wait to show you some snippets of Bali!

61 comments

AiRene said...

beautiful dress, and you look so gorgeous!

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xo

Sugarfree said...

I adore that dress, beautiful!

Arantza said...

I love yoour dress!

La Petite Olga said...

What a beautiful dress!! And you look really great!!

xx Olga
La Petite Olga

vanda said...

What a wonderful dress you love! Love the way you used your belt!!!!You look radiante, so it seems you had a great time in Bali!!

The Fancy Teacup said...

Welcome back, beautiful! You look like an absolute goddess in that dress!

♥, Jamie
www.TheFancyTeacup.com

Neris / Fashion Fractions said...

awhhhhh, so good to have you back! I missed you! you look wonderful in that romantic dress :)

xxx,

Fashion Fractions

Bestie said...

j'adore your dress!! it's really amazing.

am a rather new follower...looking forward to future reads love.

SIENA.STYLE said...

you look absolutely gorgeous!!
kisses from prague and have a great day!
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debbiecutieface said...

gosh, that dress is AMAZING. I can't wait to hear more about your honeymoon!

BrooklynBlonde said...

welcome back and you look so gorgeous! Love that dress and of course, cannot wait to see your Bali photos!

Closet Fashionista said...

Welcome back! You look gorgeous
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Alicia said...

You look so pretty (and tan)!! Love this dress Anna - can't wait to hear about Bali. Hope you had a wonderful /relaxing time!

Natalia said...

Beautiful dress and overall look. Love how the accessories complement it!

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triskelos said...

What a beautiful dress! Love that it's strapless and maxi at the same time - it has a bit of an Acient Greece vibe to it <3

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SHF said...

Your dress is gorgeous! Hope you had an amazing time on your honeymoon =)

SHF
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Courtney Erin said...

That's a really gorgeous dress - and I'm so glad you had a fabulous honeymoon...welcome back!

xoxo ~ Courtney
http://sartorialsidelines.com

Amy said...

That dress is so beautiful! Welcome back to Chicago :)

Josie said...

Welcome back, doll! I'm so glad that you had a fantastic time. I love that dress on you; it's so wearable and I love that it will always remind you of your rehearsal dinner. Too sweet.
xo Josie
www.winksmilestyle.com

jillian :: cornflake dreams. said...

i LOVE that dress :) good to see youre back. xoxo jillian:: cornflake dreams

Emily- Simply Southern said...

such a beautiful dress!
xo emily

Jenny said...

That dress is gorgeous and i love your sunnies!! Welcome back! I discovered your blog thanks to the brooklyn blonde's guest post. I am now following you on bloglovin! Great blog xx

AmyRoto said...

oh gosh, this dress is magical! looks lovely

caryn said...

What color is this dress? The website shows a pale pink, but it looks like ivory. I wanted to purchase it for an upcoming wedding in DC but I'm afraid it looks a little too taboo..

Lana said...

LOVE your dress!
Can't wait to see some pictures from Bali! I want to go there next summer too :)
xx
Lana
http://lanalisa.blogspot.com

jenn~the stylish housewife said...

congrats! you look gorgeous! i LOVE this dress.

the stylish housewife

Taylor said...

amazing amazing amazing dress. it is beautiful; the sweetheart neckline is so demure. you are teasing me, i cant wait for the bali pics!

Julia said...

this dress i beautiful! Love it :)

xo Julia
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Leah said...

You look beautiful and I'm so glad you're back!

xo L.

Twentyy Something said...

the maxi dress is beautiful, i love it! I can't wait to see more pics from your trip!

xoxo
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Lana said...

This dress is so beautiful!! It could even be worn as a wedding dress! Love it. It looks like you got some sun, Can't wait to see pics of Bali, I would love to go and this might help me get a little bit of my fix:)

Collections said...

That dress is beautiful. I can't wait to see pics from Bali!!! It must have been AMAZING.

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Jen said...

You look absolutely beautiful! That dress is truly gorgeous and would be so great into fall too! I also love that tote- it looks so casual and easy but has an elegant feel to it. Where's it from?

Can't wait to see photos from Bali! Have a great week :)

Jen

Danielle Celeste Couture said...

Very lovely with the leather belt knotted rakishly to the side.

Love from Oregon USA,
Danielle
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Tucker said...

I am in love with you in this gorgeous dress!! can't wait to see bali through your lens (:

Michelle's Style File said...

This dress is stunning on you!

x
Michelle
www.michellesstylefile.blogspot.com

Courtney said...

It really is a gorgeous dress! You'll have to remember to wear it more next summer!


Courtney
I Can Be Many Things

Ashley said...

Beautiful! Love it belted. :)

-Ashley
http://lerougestylo.blog.com

Natalie said...

Great dress!

Anna Jane said...

hi @caryn, i'd definitely describe the dress as a nude. it's not stark white, but it's not exactly pink either...it's pinkier than an ivory.

Lara {simply irresistible} said...

This dress is absolutely beautiful!! you look lovely in it. welcome back :)

Maria Maria Maria said...

That dress is stunning on you! Welcome back!
xo
www.aminuteinthelifeofmaria.blogspot.com

Amber's Notebook said...

omg you are adorable! You look amazing in that dress and welcome back!
Amber's Notebook

Anh said...

Love, love, love this dress!!! Glad you had an amazing time in Bali! <3

Bravoe Runway said...

I can't wait to see your photos from Bali! This dress is gorgeous and I am so glad you got to wear again after your rehearsal dinner!

Meisha.Style said...

lovely dress! it's so perfect on you! looking forward to see more beautiful pictures from your bali trip!

Marie a la Mode said...

What a beautiful, beautiful dress! You look stunning in it! I hope you had a lovely honeymoon! Can't wait to see your pictures.

The Closet Shopper said...

That dress is amazing. I love how you styled it. You are too cute!

xo,
Tracy

FRANKIE HEARTS FASHION said...

welcome back! Hope you had a fab time...that dress is absolutely stunning on you!! xo

modern-eve.com said...

Welcome back! Great dress...

Kate said...

Welcome home, lady!! I missed your posts! This dress is so unbelievably gorgeous on you!! I love that you belted it for a daytime look! Beauty!!

Sabby V said...

Love, love, love this outfit! The dress is really great:)

Sabrina
missworkingirl.blogspot.com

cryskay said...

you look simply divine in that dress! xx

Amanda said...

that is gorgeous!

Something White said...

LOVE the dress!

Mandy at Life in the Fashion Lane said...

Ooooooo I am obsessed with that dress! You look so beautiful! Hope you had an amazing honeymoon!

Charlotte said...

Wow you look stunning this dress is so beautiful! xx

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london camille said...

beautiful tan! beautiful dress! also, love the pictures from your honeymoon. looks like it was magical!
-london camille

Natalie Kiesler said...

absolutely love your style. You look gorgeous!

-Natalie
www.hintboutique.com

Leah said...

Your dress is beyond beautiful.

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Mangotatoes said...

can I just say GORGEOUS DRESS, really, it's amazing. I'm in love.