Today is a special day because it’s my Daddy’s birthday!!! Yay! Unfortunately he does have chemotherapy today, but we were still able to make it to breakfast at First Watch in the morning and got him an M&M Sonic Blast (his favorite sweet treat!) post-chemo.
I won’t talk about this too much on the blog, but there was a time where we didn’t know how many birthdays he would be able to have with us after being diagnosed. Most people dread getting older but I think my dad embraces it with open arms and is grateful to see another birthday! I know we are too! 🙂
Let’s do a 180 and talk about maxi dresses now, haha! Yesterday I booked a trip with my girlfriends to Destin, Florida and am also trying to plan a Mexico trip after Italy! Gotta get out the summer travel bug before grinding out that GMAT test prep all of fall, you feel me?! Nothing makes me feel more beach-prepared than a fun, colorful, printed maxi dress! This one has some understated cut-outs on the side (pictured below) and I think it would be so fun to take on vacation. The best part is it’s on major sale, but sizes are going fast so snag it while you can! (P.S. the straw-imitation clutch is also on sale!)
If this particular maxi isn’t your thing, I’ve rounded up some of my favorite affordable printed maxi dresses below. Just scroll through and click the one(s) you like to take yourself directly to the retailer to shop them!
P.S. How sneaky is this shooting location?! I really wanted to make it look like I was somewhere tropical but Madison and I didn’t have access to an apartment pool at the time and we are in the middle of Dallas.. no beaches within a MULTIPLE hour radius. I thought I was going to keep the illusion, but whatever, I’ll spill the beans! This setting is in the middle of West Village, haha! Can you guess which restaurant?!
Photos: Madison Katlin Photography