June 26, 2017

One Maxi Dress Two Ways: Breezy Daytime Look.








Photography by Melissa Lynn Studios 


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     How beautiful is this amazing watercolor maxi dress? I knew as soon as I saw it online that I had to have it. The way that the purples and blues blend together in the fabric is even prettier in person than on the website! 😊 These photos were taken when I was out for a mid-morning stroll in Burlington's Waterfront Park. This is a public park that runs all along the part of Lake Champlain that borders the downtown, and it's a lovely place to hangout at in the spring and summer! 


     Last fall, I wrote two fashion posts where I styled an off-the-shoulder top two different ways: one for a casual daytime look, and one outfit perfect for a girls' night out on the town. Since I love this beautiful dress so much, I wanted to try doing that again! A dressier look #2 with this maxi dress will be on the blog next Monday, but today's look is the more casual one. I wore it without the waist tie that it comes with, and paired it with these flat sandals, a bold clutch, and some fun statement earrings, and let my hair go free! This look would be great for lots of summer activities- dinner outside, errands, a casual party, or of course a stroll by the lake like I'm doing! I can't wait to show y'all how I made this dress look completely different and quite fancy in next Monday's post. 



     Getting real for a second... last week was a bit of a rough one for me. I truly LOVE my day job and the radio industry- for the most part since I started my job in April every week has felt like "fun" and not work. Last week was the first week that I had a rough week at work, and it actually started to feel like work. Fortunately it wasn't anything to do with the radio aspects of my job (which is 90% of what I do!) - I still love that. 😉 Just some of the other parts of having a job... the things that quite honestly everyone deals with no matter what industry! It was a rough week, but I am thankful it's now DONE and a new week is here. And a special treat came my way this weekend- I was able to get a surprise last minute visit here in Burlington from one of my sorority sisters! My ADPi sister Hannah moved to Boston almost a year ago to attend grad school, and this weekend happened to be free in her schedule for her to head up north to visit me. This was such a lovely thing to look forward to after a harder week! Today is my day off, so you can see what adventures we're up to on my IG stories (and Snapchat too!) @miss_alk. 



     Hoping your week is off to a good start!







   
     God Bless,



      xoxo Annaliese (or Charlotte XO on the radio!)

16 comments:

  1. This dress is stunning on you, Annaliese! Love the colors of it. Hope you had fun with your friend this weekend!
    Emily

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  2. This watercolor maxi dress is so perfect! And I need those earrings!

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  3. I love the way the colors blend together in this dress and I'm loving the clutch!

    -Sabine | www.rinnyandbean.com

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  4. wow, that is crazy breezy!!! totally love the pictures <3 you look so happy :)

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  5. You must have the MOST fun taking blog pictures! You always look so happy and adorable. Love it and love this dress!

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  6. This dress looks beautiful and very light weight! I hope this week is better!

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  7. That watercolor print is so fun! You look so happy in these photos!

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  8. I love that maxi!! you look so stunning.

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  9. This dress is amazing! I'm so excited to see how you dress it up. I'm sorry you had a rough week, but that's so good that your friend/sister was able to come along and cheer you up. I hope this week is better for you!

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  10. Ah these photos make me so happy. You look like a princess!

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  11. ahh love all the movement in these photos! Pretty dress!

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  12. I love surprises! Friends who do that are ones you should never let go xx & that dress is everything!

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  13. This dress was made for you! You look absolutely gorgeous. Hoping that this week is better for you, sweet friend :) Always here for ya!

    XO, SS || Seersucker Sass

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  14. The colors in this dress are gorgeous! And here's to a better week!

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  15. Wow! I love how this dress moves in the wind. So light and airy!

    Jennifer Ashley // www.prettylittledetails.com

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  16. You look so gorgeous! I love how flowy the dress is, and all the colors are so pretty!!

    xo
    Sami
    www.theclassicbrunette.com

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