An Update on Your Mother's Floral Dress from the 90's

At first thought, covering yourself in fabric on a 95 degree day might seem wrong. But when your wearing a light, flowy maxi dress like this one, it's actually oh-so-right. Fabric that hangs away from your body will help keep you cool, especially when it is light weight and light in color. I loved the style and print of this dress- it's 90ish but not overly so. It's an updated version of the floral maxis that my mum would have worn when I was younger.

Given the dress' length, I wore it with heels. For reference, I'm 5'6" and a couple of parts of the dress touched the ground when standing flat footed. I chose some block heeled gladiator sandals- they kept my feet cool and the thick heel made it a lot easier to traverse the wood chips of a playground.

And perhaps my favorite thing about this dress are the two tassels at the front. Because I'm all about those tassels (along with most of the population- or at least the fashion conscious portion.)

I paired this look with gold eye shadow and a matte pink lip. Gold eye makeup is flattering on all eye colors and is neutral enough to accompany a bright colored outfit. I used Urban Decay's Naked Palette, applying Half Baked on my main lid, Smog in my crease and the outer half of my lid, and Darkhorse to my outer corner. I also mixed Smog and Darkhorse along my lower lash line.

On my lips I used NYX's Soft Matte Lip Cream in Istanbul. I love NYX's matte lip creams. You apply them as a liquid with the sponge brush applicator which allows you to be more precise than with normal stick lipsticks. Then it dries matte! And I haven't found them to be too drying either.

Linking up with: Watch What I'm Wearing, Let It Shine, How I Summer, Classy Monday, Weekend Wear, Style Sessions, Trend Spin, Confident Twosday, On Trend Tuesday, Bloggers Who Have Inspired Me


  1. I saw this one from the website and I loved the print but was a bit turned off by the style around mid-waist. You made it look so chic, though! I didn't realize it looked so good on!

    Abby | Life in the Fash Lane

  2. Beautiful dress! It look airy and great for a Summer day! The pattern is so vibrant! Love the colors!

  3. Stunning dress Sierra! I wore one similiar to this yesterday and found the long flowy maxi dresses breezy enough to hold me for the day. You look lovely!
    Thank you for linking up to "Bloggers Who Have Inspired Me"
    Rachel xo

  4. What a fun look, perfect for summer!

    xx Kelly
    Sparkles and Shoes

  5. Gorgeous blonde, beautiful floral dress, big hug!

  6. Sierra this dress is amazing on you!! And the makeup is perfect!


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