photos by sara walk
Halogen Dress (on sale!)
michael kors watch (on sale!)
I believe a woman can never have too many dresses. I was such a skirt girl up until about two years ago when I suddenly became completely obsessed with dresses. They’re so easy to make, so I often stay up late on a Saturday night and whip one up for church the next day, and my pinterest sewing inspiration board is definitely dress-heavy. 
But my biggest challenge in hand-making a lot of my wardrobe is finding really great printed fabrics — there are tons of great solids, and tons of fun prints in basic quilting cotton fabrics, but when it comes to apparel fabric the printed sections are so limited. So when I found this lips print dress on sale at Nordstrom a few weeks ago, I knew I’d never be able to find a fabric like this to be able to make on my own, so I snatched it up. Because who wouldn’t want a gorgeous, pleated dress with kissy lips all over it? Plus, how amazing will this look with a leather jacket and booties in the fall, or worn as a skirt with a cable knit sweater over the top in the winter? Or with tights and knee-high boots? I mean, the possibilities are endless. Basically it’s the perfect dress, and I just wanna kiss it right back. 

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  1. Natali says:

    Very beautiful outfit! That dress is outstanding!


  2. Christina Storm says:

    Such a cute dress! Looks so pretty on you!

    The Style Storm
    <3, Christina

  3. GuestPost says:

    I wonder what it would look like if you tried extending your eyebrows in a bit, so they are closer together in the centre. I think it would really suit you!

  4. sara walk says:

    love love love that dress!!

  5. Marie B says:

    The earrings are very lovely !

  6. Agi says:

    Gorgeous dress!!!!!



  7. 204park says:

    I am SO in love with that clutch – looks so great paired with this fun dress! XO, D

  8. Mads | Its a Mads Mads World says:

    Gorgeous dress ! Such a unique pattern

    Madeline | Its a Mads Mads World

  9. Alex Nguyen says:

    I agree. I can’t get enough of dresses! You look gorgeous!
    -Alex of http://sinppetswithalex.com

  10. Rona L says:

    The dress is so cute on you. Love the red clutch pairing.


  11. Kim says:

    That dress looks so cute on you. I tried it on and the fit didn’t work for my body shape so I bought the sleeveless tie-neck blouse in the same print instead. You had so many cute ideas for this dress (the tights and the sweater and such) – I’m wondering what you would do with the sleeveless blouse. What color cardigan would you put over it?

    • Merrick says:

      Try it with jeans and a leather jacket, or with a boyfriend cardigan (in gray or black and white striped, or a neutral color like olive green). A regular fitted cardigan and a necktie blouse can be a little bit too mature-looking for me, so I’d personally go with a boyfriend cardigan, blazer, or jacket if you want something over the top. Also maybe try it over a little black dress. Hope that helps!

      • Kim says:

        Thank you so much – you’ve given me lots of good ideas. I would’ve just put a red cardigan over it and called it a day. Your ideas are much more creative. Thank you!

  12. Rachel says:

    Love love love that dress on you!

  13. Landen says:

    That is a darling print! I love a unique print like that! You look fabulous!

  14. Andrea says:

    Love the print and shape of this dress!


  15. curious components says:

    your blog is really interesting. love it <3


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