Hello, loves! Today I’m sharing one of my favorite maxi dresses for summer, the Kaia from Ellie & Adair. It’s definitely an item I would call an elevated basic, because it’s simple and can be dressed up or down, but it has some extra little details. This maxi features collarbone-grazing cutouts, knee-high slits, and… pockets! It’s also the softest stretch material and is so comfy to lounge around in, or it can totally be dressed up for a day date or the material at the bottom can be tied and worn for a GNO with some heeled sandals and a statement necklace.
When pulling the accessories to bring this dress to life, I knew I wanted to keep it playful and casual. I grabbed the necklace to add some color and a touch of glam, the sandals for comfort and simplicity, a denim button down for texture, and a crossbody bag only big enough for the essentials. I felt the look was missing something, so I tried on this panama hat. Just in case you all hadn’t noticed, I rarely wear hats, and only own a handful. They’re just not an accessory I reach for, and I think that’s because I am under the impression that I have an oddly shaped head. Most hats just don’t fit my head right! I love a floppy sun hat, but most fedoras, caps, etc., I think are super unflattering on me. This one though called to me, and I’ve worn it several times since purchasing. I thought it perfectly went along with the casual, not-trying-too-hard vibe I was going for, and totally a look I would wear for a day date with the boyfriend.
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Dress c/o Ellie & Adair // Denim shirt / Target // Crossbody / Poshmark // Sandals / Target // Necklace / Premier Jewelry Designs // Hat / JustFab // Glasses / EyeBuyDirect // Gold necklace / Kyle Chan Design // Ring / Slate from Rocksbox (use code KRISTINBFF320 for your first month free) // Bracelet c/o Efy Tal Jewelry
Shot by Holli Z Photography.
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