Monday, July 11, 2016

Ivory and Birch multi-colored dress!

I was so excited to visit Ivory and Birch in Boardman, Ohio, when I was home for my bestie Megan's wedding showers in June. My other bff, Amanda, had gotten me the most adorable mug from Ivory and Birch last year when I was going through some really rough times, and every time I look at it, I am reminded to be strong and courageous. It was the most thoughtful gift, and I love drinking my coffee from it! 

I went in to Ivory and Birch to pick out a dress for Mike's cousin's wedding. I knew it would be an outdoor ceremony and a rustic reception, so I was thinking of something a little more casual. I found THE PERFECT dress

The detailing of the cross-front was just a small accent, but it really made the dress unique. 
The colors were amazing, too! 

We absolutely love to take pictures in front of this side of a building in Geneva. I think it's a dog grooming place?! That sells fancy cookies for dogs?! Either way, that teal is a lovely color!
My earrings are old Stella and Dot, but here and here are similar pairs. 

I paired the dress with my best Lilly Pulitzer gold wedges. They're 4 years old (from mom and Gary's wedding in 2012!), but they're still in great shape.
Here and here are the updated LP gold wedges. Extremely comfortable and long-lasting! 

My gold clutch was one I got for Anna's wedding in 2013. It was when Target had a line in conjunction with some designers around Christmas time, 2012. This was Marc Jacobs. I adore this bag!
Similar gold clutches: here, here and here/here-- glittery! 

Michael Kors watch: old, but similar here.
Kate Spade sunnies: here. Other adorable options here or here

This tunic dress was the epitome of comfortable. I ate (all) the amazing food at Andrew and Stephanie's wedding without worrying about my food baby protruding. It was flowy but not too oversized! I went with a size small for reference.

Bangles: left top- old Kate Spade- similar here, left bottom- old Charming Charlie's- similar here, right top- old J. Crew Factory- similar here, right bottom- Lat & Lo.

Mike's bowtie was a dream! I had to turn the camera on him to capture it. 
Flamingo bowtie: the Tie Bar

Cheer Darling change purse: Kate Spade.  
Maria bought me this change purse, and I use it every time I go out for an occasion. It's perfect for my ID, debit card, cash and credit card. It fits nicely in my small clutches. Also, it's so much easier than bringing my big wallet out and trying to stuff it in an evening clutch. Here's another adorable option!

My forever wedding date! 

He's in gingam pants! MELT! He is so fashionable. One of the thousands of things I love about him.
How beautiful is that sunset? Shout out to our SIL, Lidija, for capturing this one outside the reception venue!

Another highlight of the wedding: Sarah (on the left) is a fellow belle! She graduated with me in 2009 from SMC! We had no idea that her cousin was the bride and Mike's cousin was the groom! Such a small world. And her sister, Kate, is on the right-- another SMICK chick! So happy to see them!

My sisters in law! 
Lidija and Molly :)

Molly and her daughters, my adorable nieces! 
Loved celebrating with them!

Additional bright printed dresses: here, here, here, herehere, and here.

Do you like to wear bright patterns? 


  1. Wow I love the color scheme on that dress! It looks amazing on you!

    xo Raina

    1. Thank you so much, Raina!! I love bright colors :)
      thanks for reading, too!

  2. Wow I love the color scheme on that dress! It looks amazing on you!

    xo Raina