Floral midi dress

This dress, oh this dress.  Remember when you were little and you would put on a dress-up dress and feel like a million bucks?  The full skirt (perfect for twirling), the luxe fabric – it’s like you put on the dress and felt like the best, most fabulous version of yourself.  That’s how I feel about this midi dress (and a similar love for this skirt and this skirt).

It’s so funny to see my girly-girl niece (and dare I say protégé) at three years old, falling in love with her princess dresses and dress-up baubles.  She puts on a tulle skirt, her entire face lights up, and you can see how special she feels.  Fast-forward 20 years and there’s a powerful feeling about feeling confident in the right dress and heels.  At my day job (95% female), I see successful and powerful women running a global brand in 4-inch stilettos.  And it’s a mighty fine sight to see.

This ladylike dress has a little bit of a First Lady vibe (I’m channeling my inner Jackie O), but I still love the red and white floral pattern and the statement it makes with its full skirt.

Chicwish midi dress Carrie Bradshaw Lied blog Small white clutch Floral ball gownRed floral dress Christian Louboutin So Kate nude pumps


dress c/o (fits true to size and is under $60!)) | sunnies | heels, more affordable version here | clutch, old, similar here and here | gold rings c/o | gold bangle c/o | gold “c” bangle c/o

photos by Jason Huang

Thanks so much for reading, and tell me – what dress in your closet makes you feel like a #girlboss?  XO –


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  1. Oh my word. I gasped when I pulled up your page. This dress is so gorgeous! It’s what dreams are made of! I definitely have a couple of dress like this in my closet!

    Alyssa | Glitter and Grey

    1. That might be the sweetest comment ever! I want to hear about these dresses in your closet – and more importantly… can I borrow them!? 🙂 XO

    1. I love the word “smashing.” Can we bring that back!? Let’s bring that back.

  2. This dress!! I literally have never seen anything more ladylike and show-stopping! A dress like this needs to be celebrated!! I have quite a few dresses where when I put them on I feel like my 10 year old self would be singing with glee. They still make me happy and I’ll never get rid of them, no matter how little I get to wear them these days! And YAY to your workplace being driven by some many wonderful, powerful women! Always an inspiration! Xx

  3. Did you have to get that dress tailored or did it fit like that off the rack? I saw your picture pop up on the dress’ website and think it looks gorgeous on you !! I just have no idea what size to order!

    1. I actually didn’t have to have it tailored, it fits like a glove! I am usually a medium and I would say this is a snug medium, but true to size if not a TINY bit small. I hope that helps some!

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