While it’s true that floral dresses are the definition of my comfort zone, nude and white accessories are far from it. The last white handbag I owned was from Gwen Stefani’s inaugural L.A.M.B. collaboration with LeSportsac and within a few wears, the dye from my denim had transferred all over the back of the bag. That bag, like this Ted Baker Verina bag, has sentimental memories attached that I just can’t let go of. I know Marie Kondo wouldn’t approve, but I am who I am who I am. 

This NY Collection dress (via Gwynnie Bee) has all of the style elements that I look for in a summer dress: a flowing hemline that sways in the breeze, defined waistline, bold color and/or print, and a feminine silhouette. The purple flower center among the ivory petals is an unexpected and fun color combination. When it comes to comfortable clothing in the oppressive southern heat & humidity, it doesn’t take much to make me happy.

I wish that I could promise that this was my last floral look of the season, but I have a floral kimono (also from Gwynnie Bee) that will be making an appearance in the coming days. Besides, lush fall florals and gothic romantic prints are totally my jam. 

I’m already thinking about the pieces that I’ll be wearing this in the cooler months and putting a post together to share with you soon, so if there are any trends that you’ve got your eye on, please share them in the comments below!

Gwynnie Bee Red Floral Dress
Gwynnie Bee Floral Plus Side Dress

Outfit details

Dress: NY Collection Layered Elbow Sleeve Dress (via Gwynnie Bee)

Shoes: Torrid Floral Mesh Ankle Strap Flats (very similar styles here and here)

Bag: Ted Baker Verina (no longer available in white, still available in black, red, and baby blue)

Sunglasses: Ray Ban Round Double Bridge Aviators

Lipstick: Charlotte Tilbury K.I.S.S.I.N.G. Lipstick in Penelope Pink

Try Gwynnie Bee free for 30 days. They have added more items in sizes 30 & 32, as well as adding items starting at size 0See all the looks I’ve worn from Gwynnie Bee here.

Sarah Conley is a veteran content creator and marketing consultant from Fayetteville, Arkansas. After publishing her first blog, Style It, for over 10 years, she launched Rascal Honey in early 2018 to offer a fresh perspective on style. Her writing has appeared on Time, Teen Vogue, The Huffington Post, Glamour, and Lucky. She's also appeared in tv interviews on CNBC, Fox News, Great Day Washington, The Huffington Post Live, and People Now. She's worked as a social media consultant for the past nine years, helping fashion & beauty brands like MAC Cosmetics, NARS, Prescriptives, Origins, David Yurman, ELOQUII, ellos, Nine West, Clé de Peau Beauté, Diane von Furstenberg, and many more create meaningful communities online. When she's not writing about style or shopping for makeup at Sephora, she's cheering on the Arkansas Razorbacks and perfecting her guacamole recipe.

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