Garden Party :: Top Knots & Summer Shifts

Club Monaco Dress | Stella McCartney Pembridge Crossbody - clutch version | Rachel by Rachel Roy Heels | Michael Kors Watch | Cole Haan Cat-Eye Sunnies - similar price, similar look

Hey everyone! Today's post is (probably) going to be my final summer "hoorah" in this Club Monaco dress I picked up over Labor Day weekend. I was surprised it ended up on the sale rack since it's such a beautifully made dress, but if you're familiar with the idea of "hanger appeal" - this dress doesn't have much of it. I was pretty skeptical when I first took it into the dressing room but immediately fell in love the second I tried it on. It makes me wish I had a garden party to attend on a New York City rooftop - pinkies up! Luckily, my Stella McCartney bag was the perfect pink to match the print on this dress (don't you love when that happens?? Best. Feeling. Ever.). Ever since I got my ankle-cuff pumps from J.Crew, this pair of heels haven't been getting much love, but I figured they were the perfect ankle topper for this dress!

And just a little tip - with a dress like this that has such a high necklace plus a detailed collar, I find it best to put your hair up in an up-do so your dress really gets the maximum glory it deserves, lol. And my lazy way out? The infamous sock bun :) 

Thanks for reading!

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  1. stunning! that dress is gorgeous, love the color and print.


  2. Such pretty colors on that dress and I love the crochet collar! I think it'll work really well with leggings and booties and layered underneath a sweater/blazer for the Winter. I'm going to see if I can find this in the sale section of my local Club Monaco lol

  3. Thanks Christine! I definitely want to try transitioning this dress into the colder weather, so thanks for the tip!!
    Haha, if not I just checked online and they still have a 00. Not sure what size you are, but I'm wearing a 2 if that helps!

  4. LOVE that dress, the colours are so gorgeous & I love how you've paired it with those oversized sunnies - very jackie-o! xx

  5. Oh my goodness this is so adorable! A great print and bright color...I'm loving the contrasting collar! I updo suits best, and accentuates the cat eye sunnies!

    Veloria in velvet

  6. Love your outfit!!!!

  7. Thanks Madeline :) P.S. This is super random, but I love your Disqus avatar picture - so pretty!!

  8. Awwww thanks Erica :). It was one of my wedding pics!

  9. Loved the outfit! those heels so to die for:)

  10. Such a cute outfit!
    perhaps we could follow each other and let me know.

  11. Thanks Dori! I just checked out your blog and I love your style!! I would love to follow each other :) Let me know when you've followed, and I will follow back! :) xx

  12. I LOVE this dress! The print, the collar, the pockets... everything!

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

  13. Loving the dress and the collar with it. Such a vibrant and bright color combo! Perfect on you!

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