EFFORTLESS

dress: c/o wallis fashion // jacket: c/o chicwish // wedges: old navy (in stores) // belt: kohls // watch: michael kors

Summer time is all about looking effortless stylish, and nothing fits that bill like a colorful printed maxi dress. With a jacket for cooler evenings, a skinny belt to help define my waist, and wavy hair from an air-dried braid, I simultaneously felt chic and super comfortable in this getup. Perfect for playing on the floor with my babies, an afternoon on the beach, a casual dinner downtown, or scrubbing toilets and changing bed sheets for the constant stream of visitors that summer is bringing us!

Happy Monday!
This outfit is part one of a two-part series with Wallis Fashion and a bunch of other fabulous bloggers. head on over to their facebook page and vote for my outfit, if you’d like (click on the green “summer style blogger contest” button toward the top)! 

25 Comments

  1. Lippylash says:

    Love the dress! so cute!!! love maxi dresses but still have to own one! You are gorgeous!

  2. Elise says:

    You have such a great eye for fashion! What an inspiration! I think I need to invest in some form of jacket or vest like that. I live in Houston (humid!!!!) so I'm thinking vest 🙂

    seegirlsew.blogspot.com

  3. OHEMGEE Merrick, that third photo is to die for! The light, your gorgeous face, the crop, that dress.. perfection! You look amazing 🙂

  4. The print of that dress is fabulous! And I agree with what Johanna said above, the third picture – perfection!

  5. Stephanie X says:

    OMG i am in love with that dress.
    xx Stephanie (www.stephaniesstyleblog.blogspot.com)

  6. Love the jacket, especially when paired with that dress ! Great outfit

    itsamadsmadsworld.blogspot.ca

  7. Elle says:

    I love your dress! I have been obsessed with maxis lately!

    http://www.fashionsontop.blogspot.com

  8. You have amazing style! This maxi dress is amazing! I've been on the market for one with sleeves and a stylish pattern, but don't exactly love the price. I might just have to make my own.

  9. Agnes Mayer says:

    Love this dress on you Merrick. Gorgeous. Voted. Stop by and vote for me as well.

    Please stop by Walli's facebook page and vote for me.

    Agi:)

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  10. megan m says:

    What lens do you use for these pictures? The quality is stunning! As is your style 🙂

  11. Ahaha we basically wrote the same thing today, more or less. Maxi dresses for the win!

  12. Kerri Muffin says:

    That dress is adorable! I love the colours. SO fun!
    xo Kerri at HollyMuffin

  13. Great maxi dress! I love it paired with that jacket:)

  14. Tabet says:

    Hey,
    great pictures and a sweet outfit.
    The dress is lovely.
    Kisses
    Tabea

    http://wolkedrei.blogspot.de/

  15. Kristina says:

    The print of your dress is really pretty, beautiful pictures!

    Kristina does the Internets

  16. Nichole says:

    I love the print!

  17. Kelly says:

    Ahh beautiful! I love the dress and your hair!

  18. alina roldan says:

    awwwww awesone!!!! did you teach us? some tutorial? Kiss from Argentina!!

  19. Beautiful maxi dress! Love that you paired it with the military jacket too.

    -AJ
    FitTravelerAJ.com

  20. You are the prettiest, and I love that dress, too.

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