Spring Dress Series: Dressy Dresses

We are on the last day of the Spring Dress Series with dressy dresses! Are you looking for something to wear to a gala or are you in need of  a “black tie optional” look? I’ve got you covered! I’ve added a few styling tips to the bottom of each collage with body type recommendations.

I love the price point of this orange dress and that it’s not your standard black tie dress! If you have a smaller chest and you describe your body shape as “straight” or “pear”, this dress is for you! Top this dress off with a fun statement earring and you’re done. But you’re not just done, you’ll look stunning!

I tried this dress on and fell in love! I’m not going to anything that requires black tie this year, but after trying this dress on, I sure wish I was! This dress is that scuba suit material, which means it’s disguising and slimming. If you describe your body shape as pear, hour glass, or full busted, this dress is for you! The size .. fit me perfectly. I’m 5′ 8″, 120lbs.

It’s fun to dress you guys in my mind! I hope you found this post helpful. I hope you at least took away a few ideas, if not an entire look! I know y’all are going to think I’m weird, but if you wear any of this, will you take a picture and send it to me? It just helps me know I’m not behind this computer doing all of this for myself. Love you guys! MUAH!

1. Dress the Population Melina Lace Fit & Flare Maxi Dress

2. Lizzie Fortunato Garden Party Earrings

3. SOTAAT/MYERS Collective Medium Ring Pouch

4. MICHAEL Michael Kors Jill Wedges

5. Steve Madden Roxie Sandal

6. Steve Madden Sheena Strappy Sandal

7. Suzanna Dai Navy Ombre Gumballs Drop Earrings

8. Steve Madden Mayfair Latticework Tall Sandal

9. Rebecca Minkoff Leo Clutch

10. La Femme Off the Shoulder Mermaid Gown


  1. Phyllis April 7, 2017

    I promise you are not doing this blog for yourself! I’m not the best at remembering to take photos of outfits but I guess I could send you our credit card statements because I have purchased so many of your recommendatons {from an Elaine Turner cashmere wrap to those Swim loafers for both my grown sons at Christmas}. My husband might actually wish you were just publishing only for yourself ~ ha! I follow a few other fashion blogs but yours is my favorite because your style tips and clothing choices are so classic. I find that whatever I purchase that you recommend stands the test of time!!

    • Carly Lee April 7, 2017

      This is the best compliment I could receive! From the bottom of my heart, thank you!

  2. April April 10, 2017

    I love the orange dress! I wish I had somewhere fancy to wear it to. Also, I have to say I have been reading your blog for a long time and my husband even looks at it to help with gift ideas for me. My black Ray bans were a gift from him reading one of your posts. And one of my favorite J Crew shirts (bright pink and coral and white print with blue embroidery at the top and sleeves) is still being worn!

    • Carly Lee April 11, 2017

      I love reading this comment. It makes me happy! I love that top! It’s so perfect for right now!


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