A few weekends ago my Saint Patrick’s Day festivities, which just involved hitting a few bars with a few close friends, had me pass right by Elliott Consigment, my favorite consignment store in the city. Even the enticement of the next bar and the Jameson on the rocks that awaited me there couldn’t stop me… View Article

Spring Wedding Style: Dark Floral Fit and Flare Dress

Season: Spring

jacket Zara (found at Elliott Consignment, similar)
pumps Ivanka Trump
bracelet Etsy (similar)
leaf ring Charming Charlie (c/o)
geometric ring Charming Charlie (c/o)
earrings vingtage (similar)
lip Burt’s Bees (Hawaiian Smolder – full review here)

A few weekends ago my Saint Patrick’s Day festivities, which just involved hitting a few bars with a few close friends, had me pass right by Elliott Consigment, my favorite consignment store in the city. Even the enticement of the next bar and the Jameson on the rocks that awaited me there couldn’t stop me from popping in briefly. I immediately spied this floral dress and fell in love with it. I love the bright floral print, the ladylike flared skirt, and the low back detail. I think it’s the perfect dress to wear to a casual spring wedding.

consignment dark floral fit and flare dress gold pumps spring style wedding outfit
consignment dark floral fit and flare dress gold pumps spring style wedding outfitconsignment dark floral fit and flare dress gold pumps spring style wedding outfit
consignment dark floral fit and flare dress gold pumps spring style wedding outfit

Dark floral prints have an air of polished classiness that their lighter cousins don’t quite carry. While a light floral sundress might be perfect for daywear, I think a darker floral is preferable for a fancier event or an evening on the town. I’m planning on wearing this dress this weekend to celebrate my best friend’s 30th birthday. We’re having dinner at Frontera–we’re all big Rick Bayless fans.

consignment dark floral fit and flare dress gold pumps spring style wedding outfit
consignment dark floral fit and flare dress gold pumps spring style wedding outfitconsignment dark floral fit and flare dress gold pumps spring style wedding outfit
consignment dark floral fit and flare dress gold pumps spring style wedding outfit

I found this dress on consigment, but there are lots of darker floral dresses on the market right now. I particularly like this brightly printed dress from Betsey Johnson, this blue-hued dark floral dress, this baroque-colored dark floral dress, this jagged hem watercolor dark floral dress, and this pink rose faux wrap dark floral dress.

consignment dark floral fit and flare dress gold pumps spring style wedding outfit
consignment dark floral fit and flare dress gold pumps spring style wedding outfitconsignment dark floral fit and flare dress gold pumps spring style wedding outfit

While I absolutely do not agree with her father’s politics, I do have to say that Ivanka Trump is one of my favorite shoe designers. These floral pumps are gorgeous (as are the flat version), these sweet light pink low-heeled pumps are perfect for the office, and her take on the block heel trend needs to get into my closet.

consignment dark floral fit and flare dress gold pumps spring style wedding outfit
consignment dark floral fit and flare dress gold pumps spring style wedding outfitconsignment dark floral fit and flare dress gold pumps spring style wedding outfit

By the way, I wanted to mention that the Vinylux nail polish I’m wearing in this post–Powder My Nose–is exactly one week old and has zero chips. I could not be more thrilled with it. I’m planning on putting together a full post on how I manicure and the best ways to use this polish because it seriously needs to be shared with the world.

consignment dark floral fit and flare dress gold pumps spring style wedding outfit
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33 Comments and Pingbacks for Spring Wedding Style: Dark Floral Fit and Flare Dress.

    • Thanks, Ellen! Spring is my favorite time of year for fashion.

      Joules on March 31, 2016   /   Reply
    • Thanks, Ashley! The low back is one of my favorite details on this dress!

      Joules on March 31, 2016   /   Reply
  1. What a darling little number that dress is, and it has pockets!!!

    Sheela Goh on March 31, 2016   /   Reply
    • Right? So great about the pockets. Thanks, Sheela!

      Joules on April 1, 2016   /   Reply
  2. gorgeous dress! and just in time for the spring time weather =o)

    the adventurer on March 31, 2016   /   Reply
    • Thank you! I think I love spring mostly because it means I can wear dresses like this again! :)

      Joules on April 1, 2016   /   Reply
  3. I give the whole outfit a perfect 10. The Dress is beautiful.

    TAMMY on April 8, 2016   /   Reply