Southern Belle in Training

i am immediately attracted to bright colors and bold patterns and although its a bit out of the norm for me to go the "pretty" route, it is a fun detour every now and then to really go all out girly glam.
this dress is the epitome of feminine to me!!
i purchased it a few years back from styleXchange and have had fun trying different ways of accessorizing every time i wear it.
from sunday service, to baby showers, to girls night out, its been a go-to summer staple 
the floral print and silk fabric are timeless and the flowy sleeves give me a bit of a kimono-esque feel which plays into my love of boho!!
 i went against my usual instinct for today and kept it classic with statement pumps and simple jewelry.
it's the perfect southern garden party outfit!!
i definitely plan on rocking it again with the new knee high gold gladiator sandal trend and layered on bangles to really take it to a bohemian goddess level!!
how do reinvent your summer dresses??

"be a girl with a mind, a woman with attitude and a lady with class"

 ALL IMAGES MARIE RODRIGUEZ
dress Mara Hoffman (old) love this and this // "adrienne" pump ShoeMint // clutch Vintage similar here and here // assorted jewels styleXchange // "P" & "L" necklaces Dogeared // 
special thanks to Southern Belle Epoque