5 perfect fall dresses

perfect fall dresses

Fall is just around the corner and I cannot wait. I love when the weather gets a tad more chilly and I can begin to bust out some warmer clothing. As someone who wears dresses all year round, I love fall dresses. Gamiss, an international online retailer I just discovered, has lots of perfect fall dresses. These are the dresses that are on my wish list for the fall.

1. The plaid dress

According to Elle.com, plaid is super in this year. However it’s not the grungy plaid that we typically think of. Instead this is the bright plaid that has been inspired by the 1970’s. Here are just a few plaid dresses that I love.

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The Ultimate Guide To Buying A Michigan Bridal Wedding Dress

Michigan Bridal Wedding Dress

Searching for the perfect wedding dress in Michigan is not a simple task. It is common to see brides stressing out a few weeks before their big day because they do not seem to find their perfect dress. A dress searching quest could be very stressful, and you need to press on until you find your perfect pick. Weddings are a once in a lifetime affair for most people, and there is a lot of pressure to get the right dress. Here is a guide that will help you get the perfect wedding dress for your big day.


There are several things you need to establish before you even start looking for a wedding dress. First of all, think about your day. Are you having a beach wedding, informal wedding, formal ballroom wedding, outdoor ceremony or a traditional marriage? For more information on official wedding venues visit Townsend Wedding Venues. Your wedding theme and style significantly affects the kind of dress you can buy. Consider your body shape and preferences as well. It is important to do some research before you hit the streets. Pinterest and online magazines are great options for this as they have several dresses that will help you get a picture of what you want. You should also be realistic with your choices as a dress that looks good on another person’s body won’t necessarily look good on you.

Michigan Bridal Wedding Dress

Start Early

Never be deceived by the notion that wedding dresses are available and you will just go and pick one in a boutique near you. Start looking for a dress early enough so that you have ample time to deal with the possible frustrations associated with this quest. Normally, it is good to start shopping for a gown nine to twelve months before the wedding day. This gives you enough time to deal with alterations and delivery issues that might jeopardize the marriage if you do not have enough time.

Where Are You Shopping From?

Before you begin booking appointments at bridal salons, ensure you are dealing with reputable entities. Do some homework and check their ratings, reviews and customer testimonials. It’s nice to find out the number of years they have been operating and the qualifications of the consultants working there. A diligent advisor should know all the designers making wedding dresses and the fabrics, design details and silhouettes associated with each brand. Such professionals will help you get your desired pick as they are experienced and know the most suitable dress for the different customer needs.


Before you set out to find a suitable wedding dress in Michigan, have a budget. A budget will reduce your options and give you a simpler time selecting a particular dress. When you visit a boutique, start by telling the consultant working there your projected budget. This will save you time and allow you to focus on the ones you can afford. However, be sure to find out the average price of a wedding dress in Michigan before fixing a budget. You could see this information by asking your peers who are married about the money they paid for their wedding dress. This is vital in ensuring you do not set a minimal budget that will limit the number of suitable dresses you can buy.

Still, under the price, find out the things included in the price before buying any gown. Some clothes may require alterations, and you need to budget for them as well. Some boutiques include possible changes in the overall price while others charge a specific amount depending on the work done on the dress. These are things that affect the price of the dress, and you should look into them.

Payment policy and Delivery Time

Always ask about the payment terms and delivery time before buying a dress. Most boutiques in Michigan will ask you to pay half the price of the dress as deposit and complete the payment once the dress arrives from the designer. Stores have different cancellation policies, and you should be aware of those terms as you never know what might happen between the day you pay the deposit and the wedding day.

Finding a wedding dress is a challenging task that requires patience and shrewdness. Never carry an entourage when visiting a boutique as all their opinions will just confuse you more. Go with a few friends you trust and once you find a dress, stop looking. Continuing to will start giving you second thoughts, and you will start regretting why you picked a particular dress and not another one.

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3 summer dress looks

As many of you know, I have lots of dresses. It’s kind of what I started this blog about. Between my dresses, accessories and other clothing, it can get a little crazy. Then you add in my life of travel and living overseas, and it could be overwhelming without a clear focus. So I thought that I would put together a few tips.

This men’s valet stand got me thinking about how I would love the equivalent of this for a dress. This Laurel Crown’s mens valet stand is designed to hold all that you need for the next day. It has a place for pants, jacket and any accessories such as a watch. I would love something like this for my dress of the day. I could plan my entire dress outfit for the day and have it waiting for me when I awake.

Laurel Crown's mens valet stand

If I had this valet stand, here are the outfits that I would put on it.

1. Navy and tan

I love pairing black and teal together. Plus who couldn’t imagine a little black dress on that?

2. The LBD

3. The striped dress

This is a Modcloth find. Who doesn’t love Modcloth? That neckline provides a nice place for a necklace. I wanted to add a quick pop of color, so I added some red.

This Laurel Crown’s mens valet stand for sure got me thinking about how what outfits I would put on it. What outfits would you create?

This post was sponsored. All opinions are my own.

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6 fun teacher dresses

These are some of my favorite teacher dresses. Back to school is just around the corner. I remember seeing back to school listed on some blog as a potential post idea. And I thought “well I’m not a mom. So that really won’t work for me.” Then I remembered that I’m a teacher. The start of the school year for us teachers means new clothing as well. We have to think about what we can wear each day, which is an art.

As a teacher, you have several factors to consider. First, is it comfortable? Teachers move around a lot. There’s a lot of sitting, standing, walking here, reaching for that and so forth. So we want to ensure what we wear is comfortable and appropriate for children. You never want to worry about something coming up or being too short as a teacher.

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The Stradivarius sundress

Stradivarius sundress

Hello everyone! I hope you’re having a fantastic week. Right now as you’re reading this, I’m in Vienna, Austria. In the weeks to come I’m sure I will have lots of fun travel posts about my time in Prague, Munich and Vienna.

However this week while I’m traveling, I’m just keeping it rather simple so I can enjoy my week away. I shot these photos with my good friend Amber while home in the United States.

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Summer floral dress in Cincinnati

summer floral dress

This is my favorite summer floral dress. You know when you have that dress that just works for you? Like it just flows and fits your body so well? That is this lovely navy dress.

I was back home in Cincinnati, Ohio (USA) visiting friends for about three weeks. One of my friends Amber loves to shoot photos and as a fashion blogger, I cannot really shoot the photos myself. So we decided to have a little adventure.

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The navy floral dress

navy floral dress

Blue has always been one of my favorite colors. I love all shades of blue, but I especially love a dark navy. There’s just something very classic about it. This dress just seemed perfect for summer too!

When matching with navy, it can be hard. Depending on the shade of navy, black is often not a good option. Yes yes, I know … so much of what you own is black. Me too. However when it’s so close to Navy, it can just clash. But not to worry … there are so many colors!

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Striped dress #2 and linkup

striped dress

Hi everyone! This has been a crazy week. Has it been crazy for you all as well? I feel like I’ve been like the little engine that could … or the energizer bunny. I just keep going going going. The weekend is almost here … and I am glad. A nice weekend in my home of Granada, Spain sounds amazing! Which brings me to this post!

As many of you know, I live in the beautiful and picturesque city of Granada, Spain (most of the time I just need to pinch myself). Last weekend, I met up with a new photographer who did an amazing job on some photos of this striped dress. You can read that post here.

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Spring striped dress in Granada

striped summer dress

Spring has sprung and I am excited. This is my third spring look of the season. The first spring dresses I showed you all were from my lovely day trip to Ronda, Spain. However for this shoot, I stayed right where I live … which is Granada, Spain. Sometimes I feel like I need to pinch myself. How on earth did I get so lucky to live in Granada, Spain?

Last Saturday, I met up with Katarzyna, a lovely photographer from Poland. She was traveling through Granada to visit her best friend, a Polish girl who’s engaged to a Spanish guy who lives here in Granada. I love stories of couples from different cultures. However the way I found her was very by-chance. You know how Instagram has those ads? Half the time I just keep scrolling. However she made one several months ago that caught my attention. She put that she would be in Granada for a week and wanted to shoot engagement photos for a couple or two in Granada. She works in Poland as a wedding photographer and wants to be a destination wedding photographer. So I figured while I’m not in need of engagement photos, I’m always doing outfit shoots for the blog. So we connected and agreed to do a shoot. I was excited.

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3 bridesmaid looks with Millybridal UK

The day that my best friend and I have talked about for years is just a few short months away. It’s absolutely crazy. Can you guess what it is? Yep, my best friend is getting married and I’m her Maid of Honor. I could not be more excited and happy for her. So today I’m showing off some bridesmaid looks from Millybridal UK, an online shop for bridesmaid dresses, flower girl dresses and other formal wear.

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