Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Honeymoon Dress


Julie Brown maxi dress, Bernardo sandals, Forever 21 clutch, Gorjana ring, Michael Kors watch









I know you've seen bits and pieces of this dress, but with the time I've spent wearing it in the last two years, I felt it was only write to honor it with an entire post. I bought it right before we got married over two years ago. It was one of many dresses I bought for my honeymoon, but this was the only one that needed a justification based on the price. I have to say, I've worn this dress more times than I could imagine, possibly more than I've worn anything else I've ever owned. I definitely think I got my money's worth and continue to love it, always feel comfortable and stylish when I wear it, and I can't see that ending anytime soon. As I said before here, I adore maxi dresses for their comfort and easy style and I'm so happy they're still around for another summer!

57 comments:

Krystal said...

oh goodness, i love it!! that's a good purchase! :)

Katie said...

That dress is beautiful and you look amazing in it!

Bren said...

You are gorgeous in your maxi Valerie, and your arms look amazing! Seriously, you need to do a post on your arm toning regime! ;)

xoxo,
Bren @ Chasing Beauty

Diana Mieczan said...

That is a stunning dress and it looks great on you:)I really love the back part! Happy Tuesday, sweetie

Mandy said...

Absolutely amazing dress! It's looks great on you :)

annelise said...

It's a really gorgeous dress, but of course it's all in the way it's worn!

I second the arm-regime comment (though I suspect it has something to do with those incredible yoga poses I saw in an early post of yours...)

Sweet Southern Prep said...

The dress is gorgeous! So laid back Cali-comfortable, and so YOU! I can't believe it's lasted you that long! Definitely worth it.

Sweet Southern Prep said...

Oops, posted twice. Didn't think it went through the first time. Haha.

Cara said...

Love the dress!
<3

Gina said...

you really have gorgeous arms! im jealous :)

Same Sweet Girl: Memoir of a Southern Belle said...

What a beautiful dress!!!!!!!!! I've been looking for a great maxi dress myself. That one looks great on you and it's got such great memories too!! :)

Erica said...

You look lovely! Aren’t maxi dresses the best!?

Lisa Lisa Lisa said...

You look so pretty in that dress! It is perfect for you!! =) I love it.
I have a couple things in my wardrobe that I've had to "justify". Most of those items I have worn/used over and over and over!

Lindsay said...

Cute Dress!!

g e o r g i a ~ g i g i said...

Oh Valerie, it is so pretty! How romantic, your honeymoon dress! I am sure it holds some great memories!
Hope you are having a great week so far!
Mwah
Georgia

Gabriel said...

This is my favorite! You always look so amazingly beatiful everytime you wear it!

Alison said...

good maxi dresses are totally worth their weight in gold. i lived in one on our honeymoon, too!

Elle said...

I'm just starting to become a fan of maxi dresses (I know, the trend has almost run it's course, but still, I'm on board now) and I just bought one that I have to justify the price of.... however, it fits so comfortably I don't think I'll regret it.

I love yours... the pattern is stunning and it looks very soft!

The Zhush said...

ITs tdf gorgeous...who makes it?

Jammer said...

Ohhh! This is the type of maxi dress that I've been looking for! Something fun and beachy!

Jaime @ La vie...J'aime said...

Beautiful dress- a sentimental piece too :)

Marcie said...

Love this dress! Isn't it the best when you wear something again and again?!? You look great in it.

On another note, I love your hair in this picture! Also, my cousin lives in Pacific Palisades. I just love it there!

xo
Marcie

Nikki said...

You look phenomenal in that dress! It really suits you. I adore wearing maxi dresses in summer, they are perfect for any occasion.

xx
Nikki

Elle Sees said...

love, love, love this. reminds me of a dress i got off the street in hawaii but no where near as pretty and awesome as yours!!

Cafe Fashionista said...

Ohmigosh I SO love that dress on you. I adore maxis, but really don't think I can pull them off. You, however, definitely can!! :)

THE ALTERNATIVE WIFE said...

Now THAT is an AMAZING maxi! I'm sure that it was well worth the money given how amazing it looks on you and how many times you've worn it :)

Alexandra said...

So gorgeous! The dress is so pretty, and your hair looks amazing up like that!

Bringing Pretty Back said...

You look absolutely gorgeous! Thank you for visiting my blog and leaving a comment!
Have a pretty day!
Kristin

Sandy a la Mode said...

LOVE the maxi dress, you look GREAT in it!!

~*~ saskia ~*~ said...

What beautiful lady you are, this gorgeous dress fits like a glove, ADORABLE! Love love the way you're wearing your hair!

Wishing you a happy lovely happy day, Valerie! xx

this free bird said...

Val I love your dress and would totally wear it multiple times too! Now...about your toned arms. I need some of those please!!

Jen Watts said...

I LOVE maxi dresses and you rock that dress beautifully!!! Now why is it we only go on one honeymoon a lifetime??? I think we should get one every year!!

Connie @ Sogni e Sorrisi said...

You look so pretty in this great dress! Love your clutch, too.

Poppies and Sunshine said...

I love it! And you look stunning in it!

Kristin said...

What a gorgeous print. That maxi looks like it was made for you!

Jen said...

What did we ever do before maxi dresses?? This one is gorgeous! Everything from your dress to your hair to your jewelry... so pretty!!

Destined For Now said...

That's a beautiful dress...definitely worth it.

Lane :) said...

maxi dresses are really comfy. :D and i lvoe your bun. so pretty.

Fashion, Art and other fancies said...

How pretty you look in that dress; so healthy and happy. Maxi dresses are so feminine and they are ideal for the summer weather;-)

Carolyn @ life, love and puppy prints said...

That dress is fabulous! :)

Taj Acosta said...

prettyyy! Love the design on it, very tropical! xoxo

Marie said...

Such a lovely dress, looks so good on you!:D

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Fifth Sparrow said...

Gorgeous dress! You look so effortless and chic in it (and I love how you did your hair!). I think you succeeded with the cost per wear equation! xx

Nathalie said...

This dress is absolutely stunning. WOW
*Nathalie

MarchMusings said...

That's a beautiful dress. I look terrible in maxi dresses but for something like I'll make an exception. You look amazing!

Josie said...

I LOVE this dress -- you look stunning, my dear. I really like the neckline and the back -- so chic, and it looks so easy on you.
xo Josie
http://winksmilestyle.blogspot.com

bananas. said...

two things...

1. your dress is gorgeous, you look gorgeous and i love the shoes.

2. i want your toned arms.

Kelsey @ Seattle Smith's said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog -- yours is lovely! AND that dress is beyond amazing. So flattering on you :)

Marcie said...

Val,

You have such great taste in clothes. In tomorrow's post I tagged you to see your "Shoe" style.

xo Marcie

Elaine said...

Such a gorgeous dress!! You look beautiful in it!

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Julie (brown eyed belle) said...

Hi Miss Valerie! I'm your 200th follower :) I found you over at Marcie's! So so glad I did! Can't wait to read more from your fabulous blog, lady! xoxo

Stephanie said...

Such a beautiful maxi dress! i love the patterns :)

Kisses,
Stephanie

Lindsey said...

That dress is TOO cute . .as are you! ;)

Hollie said...

that dress is so cute! I'm too short to pull off a maxi dress. :[

SweetHome said...

Love the dress!

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