Style File 07.13.11

What is it with summer and weird rain showers? One minute it is grey and raining and then the next second it is blue sky, sun and still raining? It was raining when I started taking these pictures, and then the sun came out. I put the umbrella away, then it started raining again. I ended up with a weird mix of half sun, half umbrella, differently lit photos. Oh well. I still liked them a lot.

Rowan and I got all dressed up the other day, to go have lunch with Kev. We love to surprise him during the day for lunch dates. I am head over heels for this dress. It has an adorable cut out back, and a skirt you could twirl for days in. I have been wearing it a lot lately. I also have been inseparable with these flats. THEY GO WITH EVERYTHING!!
Lucca Couture Decal Daisy Dress: c/o Messes of Dresses
Bracelets: Forever 21 + Target
Umbrella: Target
Siloh Flats: c/o Blowfish Shoes

  1. This dress is so perfect for a hot day! I love that it’s short and flowy..and the back is beautiful! I’m very tempted to purchase this for myself!


  2. Love your shoes! Love a cute peep toe…

  3. Thanks so much for emailing me back the other day I am going to take your advice and run with it. Thanks a lot and I love that dress an the cut out back is super adorable!

  4. Jen, the pics are lovely …and that umbrella is absolutely adorable. As for the dress?! It might just be the most perfect one that I have seen in a long time, the print and back detail are just the sweetest. Have a great day & thanks for your lovely comment. xx veronika

  5. that dress is great, and it even looks like you can still wear a bra with the back opening ( which is crucial for moi!) and those shoes, ya they are great!

  6. That dress is amazing! The pattern is most definitely the best one I’ve seen in a long long time–it kind of reminds me of the German children’s books I had growing up! Also, I love how you added studded and leopard print bracelets. I would have never thought of that, but they go so well!

  7. I have some similar flats (they are BC Footwear) that I have had for 3 years now. The perfect Mama shoe, no heel to trip me up but I still feel sweet and feminine in them. They do need replacing, though, I will have to look more into this Blowfish option!

  8. this dress is beautiful!

  9. everything about this dress is so super flattering! i love it

  10. That sounds like how the weather has been lately here in Mexico! But lovely wxuse to show us that cute umbrella paired with another of your pretty dresses!

    Cess O. <3 The Outfit Diaries

  11. So I’ve been wondering … what do you do with Rowan while you’re taking your outfit photos? Stroller, let her crawl around on the ground? You take such great photos in what I assume must be a short amount of time with an almost-1-year-old around.

  12. sarah •

    you always wear the prettiest dresses! i would love to raid your closest!! i like how even though there’s a cut out in the back, you can still wear a bra with it, which is important when you’re breast feeding 🙂

  13. The weather is exactly the same here in England! At least you have a super cute umbrella to protect you from the rain 🙂

  14. You look SO gorgeous, Jen! That dress is so great! & I now have my eye on those flats :]

  15. aww that dress really is super cute 🙂 i’m a sucker for cut out backs for sure.

  16. Yep, still obsessed with those flats!

  17. Love the cutout in this dress! beautiful!

  18. Cute little dress! I am quite tall – like you, and dresses tend to fall very short on me and make me nervous. Does this happen to you? If so, do you take any precautions? I’ve started wearing black shorts under mine but it’s not too glamorous. Any other suggestions?

  19. I seriously need those flats! They are so freakin’ cute!

  20. amazing flats! love the back of the dress!

  21. Nude/neutral colored flats are GREAT! I have a pair that I picked up from UO…I should have grabbed two or three pairs because I get sooo much use out of them!

  22. I was just thinking a few days ago how much I need nude flats. I have some major nude heels (L.A.M.B. doesn’t kid around), but I almost never wear them! That dress is too cute, I love cut out backs, it is so flattering on you!

  23. This is such a fun summer look! I love the full skirt and cut out back, they add so much interest to the dress! Great umbrella too 🙂

  24. Such a great dress on you! I love the playful cut out in the back

  25. You always have ridiculously cute dresses, so jealous!

  26. oh Jen that dress is gorgeous! I’m dying over that pretty back! And I think I need those shoes now 🙂

  27. Love the dress, it’s ideal for summer.

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