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Dressing in Dresses Again

Not that I ever left them completely. I always have loved a good dress. It’s just that there weren’t many on the market that I was excited about for a good stretch there, and I’ve been wearing a lot of my dresses from years ago. But now? So many new ones out there that I love!

Nicole Balch (Color Factory Chicago) | Making it Lovely

Red Midi Dress, H&M (old) • Briggs Glasses, Warby ParkerSam Edelman Michaela Mary Jane Shoes, NordstromJulien Leather Tote Bag, AnthropologieCompost Nail Polish, J. HannahKyoto Tango Bracelets, HayHuggie Earrings with Charm, NordstromTiny Trinity Nap Earrings, Maison Miru

Nicole Balch (Color Factory Chicago) | Making it Lovely

Do you want to know what the best dress is that I’ve had on in a long time? Anthropologie’s Somerset Maxi Dress. I have been sleeping on this dress because the reviews all rave about it and it is apparently Anthro’s best-selling dress of all time. I believe it. “Our bestselling, best-reviewed dress, ever.” It really is that good. And machine washable in the cotton version!

Nicole Trying on Dresses

Left to right: Ruched Puff Sleeve Poplin Midi Dress, Abercrombie & FitchSomerset Maxi Cotton Dress, AnthropolgieLinen-Blend Ruffle-Sleeve Wrap Midi Dress, MadewellRuffle-Sleeve Maxi Dress, AnthropologiePuff Short Sleeve Dress, A New Day (Target)

I am also here for this milkmaid/peasant/medieval/Renaissance mashup we’re seeing everywhere. Goes well with my weighted practice sword in style, if not historical accuracy.

Style: Midi Dresses | Making it Lovely
  1. Ruched Puff Sleeve Poplin Midi Dress, Abercrombie & Fitch
  2. Twill Sophia Midi Dress, Madewell
  3. Puff Short Sleeve Dress, A New Day (Target)
  4. Fit and Flare Off the Shoulder Smocked Poplin Dress, Old Navy
  5. Somerset Maxi Cotton Dress, Anthropolgie
  6. Yucca Linen Two Piece, Reformation
  7. Somerset Maxi Silky Dress, Anthropologie
  8. Puff Sleeve Corset Midi Dress, Abercrombie & Fitch

I know these are a trend, but it’s one I like. And when what you like is trending, it is so much easier to find pieces that work for you! Speaking of, we all know that low rise pants are on the way back, yes? Make sure you’re well stocked on high rise everything if you love it like I do. Your options: they are a’changin.’

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