Hello loves. “The early bird catches the worm” they say, and considering I’m up at 4 a.m. typing up my next blog entry—and considering that I’m up this early most mornings for blog-related tasks—I’d say I’ve taken that saying to heart. Maybe it’s working though, as my blog received a little recognition this past week, as it was mentioned on Independent Fashion Blogger‘s Links a la Mode. This was a very exciting, and pleasant surprise.
The colorful liveliness of Downtown Miami made for a perfect backdrop for shooting silk summer dresses, such as this light airy dress by Tolani. With it’s dreamy, paisley print and vibrant multi colors, this dress is like a work of art. I don’t say this about much honestly, but this dress is really all the more beautiful in person! Making it even more fabulous in my book is the fact that it’s a maxi dress! Maxi’s are nothing new of course, but they admittedly have their own special section in my closet—and are definitely one of the styles that gets heavy rotation in my wardrobe during the Florida summer.
The biggest style tips I can provide for this pretty maxi, is to pair it with a stylish suede, fringe handbag, and add a little festival-style jewelry. This Tolani dress will definitely add a taste of boho luxe to your summer wardrobe! The brand Tolani is one that has quickly become one of my go-to’s for flowy, summer maxi dresses too. Take note ladies: this brand also excels at other beautiful silk fashion styles (see linked images in “Also Obssesing Over”, below).
Adding to the dress at hand’s appeal, and giving it a little seduction factor, are the two side slits that rise a good moderate-to-high level. If just the right amount of wind takes hold, the dress gives a little “leg show” worthy of a Hollywood moment (just sayin’).
A word to the wise, regarding size. I wear a medium in dress’s more often then not, but I wore a small in this dress, (I’m 5’9″ and it fits perfectly). Due to the length and volume of the dress, you may want to go down a size basically—and the adjustable shoulder straps are perfect for fine tuning whatever size you do decide on. The dainty removable belt also helps with perfecting fit (and is also great for waist cinching!)
Thank you all for stopping by! Who doesn’t love an airy light maxi during the summer? What is your favorite brand/designer/collection, when it comes to these dress’s (or just summer dress’s in general)? I’d love to hear your thoughts below. Enjoy your remaining week, and I hope to see you again soon!
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p.s. The brand featured in this post was part of a collaboration. I was gifted beforehand, but all opionions and ideas are my own. 🙂