English Factory Summer Dress aka My Favorite Dress

So excited to share this English Factory summer dress with y’all today! It is hands down one of my favorite dresses I’ve ever purchased! 

Laura Leigh Elliott styles a classic blue and white babydoll dress from English Factory in Charlotte, NC // Louella Reese

blue babydoll dress {also available here} | basket bag | lace up espadrille wedges | c/o white statement earrings | cable cuff | cable ring

Happy Not Monday YAY! haha. But really, who isn’t so happy that Monday is over and we’re moving on with the week? I sure am! AND I’m SO happy to be sharing my favorite dress everrrrr with y’all today! I’ve shared a couple teases of it on Instagram {when I wore it to church and a snap from today’s post} and y’all LOVED it! Never have I received so many DMs about an item and I think both posts were two of the most commented on posts on my Instagram. So YAY! I’m thrilled y’all share my love for this dress. It is truly even cuter in person, so comfortable to wear, and the sweetest thing ever! 

If you’re looking for a great dress you can throw on for ever occasion for the remainder of summer this one is it! It is easy to dress up or down and does a great job covering any and all food babies. Trust me, I have tested it out haha.

Also, side note last year I thought I found the dress that was “me” aka my personality/style in dress form BUT the dress in today’s post totally takes the cake. Take a look at the dress from last year and let me know where one you think is the winner! 

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blue babydoll dress {also available here} | basket bag | lace up espadrille wedges | c/o white statement earrings | cable cuff | cable ring

For size reference, I am wearing a Small and I’m 5’4” 127lbs. I could have gone with an Extra Small but because of the band on the sleeves it wouldn’t have worked. So if you have more slender arms, and you’re about my size, I think you could opt for an extra small. Otherwise, stick to the small for safety! Also, I would say it’s pretty TTS. 

For today’s combo, I wanted to play up the sweet side of this dress. Therefore, I paired with the sweetest basket bag from J.McLaughlin and lace up espadrilles. Both items really complimented the dress while not taking away from it. 

Because it’s raining outside right now, I just thought of pairing this dress with hunter rain boots and think it’d be ADORABLE! So I might be trying that out next, I’ll let you know how it looks! 

How would you style this dress?

PHOTOS BY KRISTEN BISHOP DAY

36 Comments

  1. Chelsea
    July 31, 2018 / 10:05 am

    I love this outfit…and I just ordered that dress after your rave review! I can’t wait to wear it – I think it’ll be great to wear to work as well!

    • July 31, 2018 / 11:40 am

      Thank you Chelsea! Ah yay! I so thrilled to hear that, you are going to love it!

      xo Laura Leigh

  2. July 31, 2018 / 12:17 pm

    Both dresses are beautiful and look great on you! Its hard to pick one, but the one from this summer looks so comfortable.

    Noelle
    http://elle-no.com

  3. July 31, 2018 / 12:45 pm

    Cute dress! I love it with the basket bag, beautiful outfit!

    XOXO
    Cathy

  4. July 31, 2018 / 2:08 pm

    Oh my gosh this has to be the cutest dress i’ve ever seen! I love the mix of blues and stripes!

    xo, Sara

  5. July 31, 2018 / 2:11 pm

    How cute is this dress?! I am in love with the mix of stripes and blues!! The perfect dress for summer!

  6. July 31, 2018 / 3:45 pm

    Most perfect dress ever for you!! And affordable! Can’t beat that, right?!

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

  7. July 31, 2018 / 8:30 pm

    And now this is my favorite summer dress!! Just adorable Laura!

    xo, Hillary | hillheady.com

  8. Ruthie Ridley
    July 31, 2018 / 9:00 pm

    This dress is perfect on you!! I also love that bag and shoes so much!!

  9. August 1, 2018 / 2:05 am

    This is such an adorable Summer look!! Love this dress on you babe!

    Kileen
    cute & little

  10. maggie
    August 1, 2018 / 2:43 pm

    This is such a cute look!!

  11. Anna English
    August 6, 2018 / 8:00 am

    I love the mix of blues in this dress, so pretty!

  12. August 7, 2018 / 6:39 am

    loveee this dress on you! it looks so great on you! <3

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