Party Dress.


A couple weeks ago I got to work on a little “fashion field trip” with Cynthia Rowley and Amazon Fashion.  (refer to this + this)  I spent the afternoon with Cynthia (and her adorable daughter Gigi) trying on a few of my favorite holiday CR looks.  It was a bit surreal as she’s been one of my favorite designers for a while now.  Over the course of the afternoon I got to know Cynthia and her team a bit better and was really impressed.  She is incredibly talented and down to earth, and really just insanely smart + forward-thinking.  (Did you know that she has a fund to help her employees develop their own start-ups?  Too cool.  That’s how her new candy shop, CuRious came about.)  I wanted to stay and play all day.

At the end of our little adventure, they gifted me this dress, which had been my favorite of all three looks.  It’s pretty much the perfect party dress.  The cut is really flattering but it is a little tight in the chest… so if you have a wide rib cage or a big rack, you might want to go up a size (I did.)

Shop the post:  gifted Cynthia Rowley Dress (on sale!) also available here // BaubleBar Necklace // Juicy Coat (also here + here)  // Madewell Mira Heels // gifted Mansur Gavriel Clutch // NARS Red Square Lip Pencil




photography by Lydia Hudgens

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  1. Jessica:

    It sounds like a dreamy day. I love this dress on you. The cut is as flattering as the color.

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  2. Bee:

    The dress makes your blue eyes SHINE!! Very festive & pretty ~ as usual!!

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  3. ppfgirl:

    This color is simply divine on you and I love the flirty, feminine shape – perfect party dress!!

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  4. Kim:

    what a great dress for NYE! the necklace is the perfect finishing touch.


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  5. Androbel (@AndrobelBoutiq):

    great color! i love the shoes you are wearing too 🙂
    Belen new post! 🙂

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  6. lp:

    not trying to be snarky (seriously!) but i hope you went up a size FROM this one and not TO this one — i noticed it looked really tight around the ribcage and then read where you said the same thing… i’m also a wide ribcage lady and i HATE when dresses pull around my torso!

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    • Grace Atwood:

      Haha, having a big ribcage stinks. It really does. I ended up sticking with this size. I’m bummed because it pulls in these photos but then it stretched out a little bit and stopped doing that, so I’m glad I stuck with this size because its a lot more flattering than the bigger size!

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  7. Merritt:

    that dress is GORGEOUS on you!!! Such a beauty. I of course also love your BB necklace 🙂

    The Style Scribe

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  8. Christina Storm:

    Love this dress on you! So so pretty!

    The Style Storm
    <3, Christina

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  9. Liz Schneider:

    That dress is beautiful on you!

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  10. Sam:

    Such a pretty color on you! Sounds like an amazing experience!


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  11. Meghan:

    Love that BB necklace and that dress if perfection!!

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  12. The Fashion Fraction:

    this might me the most perfect dress! love the shimmery blue color and material

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  13. Meghan:

    beautiful color on you and love the material! get those dancing shoes on for this one girl! XO

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  14. Kristin @ Crumbs & Curls:

    Such a chic dress! I love Cynthia Rowley!


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  15. Nikki Rappaport:

    You’re seriously stunning, Grace!

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  16. holly & molly:

    Isn’t NARS Red Square the absolute best?

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  17. Meg:


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  18. leydijonjon:

    what a lovely dress. the colour and shape is just perfect! loved the shoes and necklace as well!

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  19. bclaire:

    Beautiful!! And every time you wear that Juicy coat I die a little for not owning it yet.

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  20. Sarah:

    Love these shoes!

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