Thursday, August 4, 2016

the perfect lwd from sammydress

summertime, please slow down -
just like that, another week has come and gone 
with too much work and too many chores and not nearly enough time to
 enjoy the sun and warm seattle weather. 
i just need a few extra days to relax and catch my breath!
i've always been drawn to white clothing;
whether a blouse, dress, or pair of shorts, a stark white 
handbag or piece of clothing can make a statement. as a preschool 
teacher, however (and a somewhat clumsy individual in general - especially
when it comes to coffee, sandwiches, or anything with stain potential),
i tend to stray from white clothing for fear of ruining it.
i saw this lwd (little white dress) from sammydress and thought,
'maybe i should give white a chance!'
i absolutely love the bohemian feel of this dress, 
and the fit is both comfortable and flattering. though it has been 
warm in seattle as of late, the weather tends to cool off in the
early evening. the 3/4 length sleeves are light-weight yet 
offer a bit of warmth after the sun goes down (i was perfectly comfortable
sitting here by the fire). the large lace detail on the hem and sleeves 
is my favorite part of this dress!

i wanted to keep the rest of my outfit relatively simple and 
opted for my go-to brown sandals (i swear they match everything, and 
they're on sale now!) and a few bracelets. the turquoise and gold add a bit of flair, but 
allow the dress to make a statement. 
photos and makeup by elizabeth kathryn photography

dress: c/o sammydress (exact here), sandals: steve madden via nordstrom (exact here),
bracelets: forever 21 and urban outfitters, rings: target

i am lusting after this tote and these sandals, too!
you can learn more about sammydress (and see the adorable, budget-friendly 
clothing and accessories) on both facebook and instagram.
xoxo.

**this is a sponsored post. sammydress graciously
provided me with the dress pictured in this post. all
opinions are my own!