Most of the time we’re more into everyday style over here. I will always appreciate an epic dress or over-the-top ensemble, but most days, I’m just in jeans and a tee unless I’m in the city for a fancy event (or in Charleston where everyone is in dresses, always!) I’ve been really focused on shopping less + rewearing pieces I already have + love.
Still, it’s fun to play… and you know I love a good rainbow piece. Remember this rainbow sequin dress and this rainbow stripe tee? Yeah, I have a little bit of an obsession, I guess. 🙂 But when I saw this dress I flipped out a little bit. I assumed that it was probably Alice & Olivia or a more expensive brand and was so excited to see that it’s actually a really great price! I have so many dresses that I actually started a rule against buying dresses unless they are for a particular event. I broke that rule for this dress. Can the event just be wanting to twirl? Haha. I’m sure I’ll have an occasion soon enough. And in the meantime, these may be my favorite photos that Trent and I have ever taken. They make me so happy and I love the backdrop of the Williamsburg Bridge.
ALSO! A bit of fun news to share – I am going to be the keynote speaker at this year’s Blog Societies Conference in Atlanta this August. I couldn’t be more honored or excited (or nervous – I do a lot of public speaking but have never been a keynote speaker!). Tickets go on sale today at 10am (and usually sell out pretty quickly) so if you are a blogger and looking to up your game + connect with likeminded ladies, consider getting a ticket!
Outfit Details: Rainbow Dress // Heels (from this past winter and sold out but love these!) // Gucci Purse // BaubleBar Earrings (c/o) // Polaroid Sunglasses
The fit of the dress is true to size. If you’re in between sizes, especially if you are busty or have a big rib cage, go up. (I bought a medium and I’m glad I did because it would definitely have been too tight up top if I’d bought a small).
It’s a wrap dress with one interior tie and one exterior tie, which keeps it snuggly in place. I do not wear a bra with this dress. If you’re petite, you may need to get it hemmed. (I’m 5’8 and wearing 4″ heels and it’s perfect).
photography by Trent Bailey.
Gorgeous photos, Grace! The dress looks so elegant and makes you stand out so much! Perfect for summer! 🙂
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Thanks Charmaine!!! xx
You look gorgeous! I absolutely see what you mean about wanting to twirl! Such a beautiful piece, and you accessorized it perfect. i also love that it looks like it can be dressed up or down, which is my favorite kind of dress since I can get so much wear out if it,
Thank you so much Allie! It’s so fun to wear!!!
I love this dress and look! I can totally picture Carrie Bradshaw wearing this outfit.
haha, me too!!!
Absolutely stunning! I need more rainbow things in my life now. 🙂 And congrats on the keynote speaking gig! You will totally kill it! Thank you for being so authentically awesome. It’s why I keep coming back to see what you’re up to next. Have a great day, Grace!
Aw thanks so much Erin! xx
I absolutely LOVE the dress and these photos! So fun 🙂 Congratulations on your keynote talk!!
Thanks so much Hannah!!! I’m excited. 🙂
You know, I honestly didn’t think much of it when I saw the product photos at Bloomingdales (I HATE when they chop the head off a model, and the way they styled with those black shoes is all wrong) but I love it so much more on you! It’s a super fun dress and very timeless (if you said it was a vintage find from the 70’s I would have totally believed it) so it feels like you could pull this out and have fun with it for years.
I know! I actually saw the dress in a lookbook shot with a model twirling which is what made me decide to buy it!!!
Obsessed with this dress on you. Also, you look 400 times better than the model on the website!! Congrats on being the Keynote speaker! I just applied for The Blog Societies so I’m hoping I get in and can come here you speak.
You’re so sweet Logan, thank you!!!
This dress is epic! I love the magnificence of this dress.
Thanks so much, Sophie!!!
That is the grandest and most incredible rainbow dress ever! You look like a goddess!!
You’re so sweet, Natali! Thank you!!!
Wow. Love this entire shoot. Every photo. Need a rainbow dress STAT.
Aw thanks Katherine! One of my favorite posts ever! xx
Love this whole look! So summery and fun!
Thank you Betsy!
You look radiant in these photos! I love the simplicity in the style of the dress and then the over the top rainbow coloring. It’s beautiful! Loved that you paired your pink purse with the outfit.
Thank you so much Taylor!!!
thanks friend, hope you’re having a great trip!
This is SOO gorgeous! Cannot get enough of this dress or these shots.
Have the BEST time in Cuba (can’t wait to hear all about it + see all your pics – it’s so high on my bucket list!)
Aw thank you friend! I am so excited!!! MISS YOU! x