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Styling a Floral Maxi Dress for Summer

floral maxi dress for summer

Summer fashion is so easy: Dress, sandals, GO! Is there anything better than a floral dress in a bright color to embrace this time of year? I think not.

This French Connection dress packs a LOT punch. It's got bold color and a fun swishy cut. I saw it at an event for RewardStyle that I attended here in Brooklyn. One of the marketing team members from French Connection was wearing this dress and I was smitten.

Good luck came my way. At the end of the event French Connection gave all the bloggers a $100 gift card to shop. I made a beeline for the Soho store and purchased the dress the next day (I had to spend a little more--the dress was $250 total when I bought it). It's so easy to wear and makes me happy. Shop for the Poppy Maxi here (it's on sale now for $150--you'll pay $100 less than I did!) Look for me to be wearing this in San Jose this week as i head out to BlogHer.

summer dress styled with wedges

Isn't fashion supposed to make us happy? Remember, this is the time of year to simplify. Less makeup, no layers and no apologies for doing what makes you feel great. I for one, think flip flops go with almost everything.

silver earrings

Once you have the just-right dress, the accessories are a snap. I added an old pair of Calypso earrings (shop similar here) and an old pair of wedges (love them so!--find similar here Via Spiga Weges) and done. Since this dress has pockets, I ended up putting my phone in my pocket and didn't carry a bag. Usually in the summer, I try not to carry bags. I give my phone and lip gloss to Mr. Momtrends we go out or find a tiny little bag to stash my essentials.

Gold and pink french manicure

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One last note on the nails. I saw a pin from Vera Sweeney a few months ago and became obsessed with the gold French manicure trend. I took the photo in to my local manicure spot and loved the result. I've got a new go-to mani!

Photos by our favorite NYC studio.

What do you think my friends? Are you up for florals this summer? What are you wearing that makes you happy? Link up and let me know. As usual we've got a fabulous giveaway to motivate you to share!

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Monday Mingle is a fashionable collaboration between me, Kristin from follow and Carly from ThirtySomethingFashion. Each week we post about our personal style and then invite our friends to join in the fun. This week I get to play hostess!

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