Summer Style || Embroidery

Well, today (Monday evening as I type this) couldn’t have been any more different than the day I wore this dress…. I wore basic cut-offs and a new favorite ruffle front top (highly recommend, btw) and went to music and story-time with Harper in the morning…. only to have a completely different daughter return. My word! Limit testing left and right…. with a 20 minute show down when I asked her to clean up…. I used lots of “when-then” + “if-then” statements and did tons of bringing her back (she ran away whining each time….), but after 20 minutes she raised her white flag and decided she would help clean up…. then, when I went to pick her up for nap-time (which she didn’t want to go to)…. she sat down, threw herself back, and had the biggest knot in the back of her head. One call to the pediatrician, and a quick google search later, I realized she didn’t have a concussion, and that yes, she would go down for that nap. Yessssss….. 2.5 hours of quite. #RealLifeMoment

Ok, now onto this embroidered number. When I first started searching for a dress for my sister’s bridal shower, I wasn’t certain as to what exactly I was looking for. I thought I wanted something floral…. and thought about this dress. Then, I decided I wanted something completely different…. something more tunic like… but couldn’t find just what I was looking for. I considered this orange one…. as well as this yellow option. Then, I stumbled across this embroidered maxi. I was sold. Game Over.

I, of course, ran through my check-list… asking myself when, where, and how I could re-wear this dress again (I used to buy so many dresses… and only had one place to where them too….#WaistOfMoney…). I decided it would be perfect for a weekend getaway to the desert. Excellent for sunset cocktails at the beach (this is on my summer date night list). A no brainer for our trip to Hawaii in October (hello happy hour Mai-Tais). Pair it with a low block, open toed mule and a straw hat for a dressier brunch. Toss on a jacket in the cooler, fall months, with a cute pair of ankle booties (I can’t believe I just mentioned fall….)…. you probably won’t see me frolicking around in it at the park with little miss… but, it sure is a piece I know I’ll wear over and over again…..

If you’re looking to add something embroidered to your closet this summer (which I highly recommend) a few favorites include this off the shoulder dress, gorgeous floral smock dress (these colors are amazing!), off the shoulder dress (such an amazing price point),  stripe embroidered top (I own this one), and this gardenia button up top (own it too and love it… featured here). I also love these embroidered mules (own them in the oat color). Another similar option to my dress, that is on major sale, includes this maxi dress.

(Outfit Details || Dress (4 color options, runs TTS) | Bralette | Sandal (sold out, similar)| Necklace | Sunglasses | Cuff (similar) | Tote (similar) | Pom Pom)


  1. I can totally relate to the real time moment. I think we’re just starting that phase… Love the dress!!