A Day at the Flower Market

Finally sharing the sweetest little blue embroidered shift dress that I’ve been posting to Instagram and IG stories all month! 

Blue Embroidered Shift Dress | Louella Reese | Charlotte Life & Style Blog

photos by back seat photography

dress // handbag {petite version} // similar bandana // c/o earrings // wedges {under $60} // sunglasses

If you follow me via Instagram or IG stories, you know I have had a HUGE thing for flowers and plants this season. Basically I cannot get enough of either. Joshua and I have made several trips to Lowe’s, Pike Nurseries, and Blackhawk Hardware this summer. Since we’re renting and only plan to be here for another year, we aren’t planting anything outdoors. Therefore, inside of our townhouse, as Joshua likes to say, we are living in a jungle. We have a variety of plants and I’m adding flowers almost weekly! Who doesn’t love fresh flowers though? And having a home full of plants (it’s not as intense as it sounds) really does create a more cozy, homey feel. Which I am loving!

Aside from all of the plants + flowers in today’s post, this dress is my current favorite. Aka I am obsessed! I’ve been wearing the dress for a variety of occasions…church, date night, meetings, and more. The dress is so easy to wear and just about the sweetest thing ever! 

Blue Embroidered Shift Dress | Louella Reese | Charlotte Life & Style Blog

Blue Embroidered Shift Dress | Louella Reese | Charlotte Life & Style Blog

Blue Embroidered Shift Dress | Louella Reese | Charlotte Life & Style Blog

Blue Embroidered Shift Dress | Louella Reese | Charlotte Life & Style Blog

Blue Embroidered Shift Dress | Louella Reese | Charlotte Life & Style Blog

Blue Embroidered Shift Dress | Louella Reese | Charlotte Life & Style Blog

Blue Embroidered Shift Dress | Louella Reese | Charlotte Life & Style Blog

dress // handbag {petite version} // similar bandana // c/o earrings // wedges {under $60} // sunglasses

One of the best parts about this dress is it’s under $100. Which I think it pretty great when shopping for dresses! Sure you could scoop up 4 dresses from Forever 21 for the price of this dress. BUT this dress is quality! There is a great lining and the embroidery detail is beautiful. This dress will definitely hold up season after season. I can promise you, I’ll be wearing it all summer long and for many summers to come. 

I also think this dress would be great for mama’s to be. It’s one of those dresses that will allow for belly growth! While also being a dress you can wear before and after having a little one. Again, a great purchase! 

P.S. Don’t forget the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is currently going on! You can take a look at my favorite Nordstrom Anniversary Sale items here and my try on session here. Additionally, this page is all things Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

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39 Comments

  1. July 18, 2017 / 8:09 am

    Okay, this post is the cutest thing ever! Peonies are my favorite, but I’ve been obsessed with hydrangeas this season! Adding this dress to my wishlist.

    Ellen | A Pop of Pink

    • July 18, 2017 / 9:44 am

      Aw you’re so sweet Ellen! Thank you!! Peonies are the best, completely agree.

      xo Laura Leigh

  2. Ashley DTKAustin
    July 18, 2017 / 10:03 am

    You are so cute! It’s always such a treat to get fresh flowers in my house!

  3. July 18, 2017 / 11:34 am

    Fresh flowers help make a house, a home! And how cute is your flower shopping outfit?!

    -Morgan
    How 2 Wear It [] http://how2wearit.com

  4. July 18, 2017 / 4:30 pm

    I love the flower market! And your outfit is perfect!

  5. July 18, 2017 / 4:54 pm

    You are seriously the prettiest! I have been dying to go to a flower market but they’re not easy to find (at all) in ny!
    xx
    Lauren

    • July 18, 2017 / 4:59 pm

      Oh my gosh, you’re so sweet! Thank you Lauren!! I can definitely imagine them being in short in NYC. Guess you’ll have to make a trip south!

      xo Laura Leigh

  6. Mollie
    July 18, 2017 / 10:22 pm

    This dress is TOO cute on you! Loving that headband too!!

    xx Mollie

    • July 19, 2017 / 5:28 pm

      Thank you so much Mollie! The headband was a result of serious humidity and terrible hair ha.

      xo Laura Leigh

  7. July 19, 2017 / 10:06 am

    I definitely would love to spruce up the backyard with some flowers but my house is under construction and I feel like the inside of my home needs to be better before I could work on the outside! Lovely dress babe

  8. July 19, 2017 / 11:41 am

    I adore this look! And what a fun location for a shoot. I am trying my green thumb, but I am failing. I’m going to keep up with it, though! 🙂

    • July 19, 2017 / 5:15 pm

      Thank you so much gal! It really was so fun to shoo there. I will definitely be doing it again soon. Absolutely keep it up! It took me quite a few tries before things continued to live haha.

      xo Laura Leigh

  9. July 19, 2017 / 1:20 pm

    The sweetest dress and looks wonderful on you!

  10. Sarah K Tripp
    July 20, 2017 / 12:44 am

    I bought that same dress! Love it on you!

  11. July 20, 2017 / 5:14 am

    you’re the cutest! and i’m with you, i am loving plants rights now. if i only i can figure out how to make sure they don’t die on me 🙂

    • July 20, 2017 / 7:46 am

      You are she a doll! Thank you gal!! Haha I am kind of in the same boat. Working on the whole living thing.

      xo Laura Leigh

  12. July 20, 2017 / 7:05 am

    how cute are you?! Love this post, the flower market is always one of my favorite places to wander around 🙂

  13. July 20, 2017 / 8:23 am

    obsessed with that dress.. i have it too and it is so flattering and fun!!

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