All Dressed Up with Nowhere to Go

These days I am looking for any excuse to change out of my leggings and cozy sweatshirts and into “normal” clothes! Whether I’m running to the doctor’s office or to pick up takeout, I will happily use any excuse to get dressed up… even if I have nowhere special to go! I got this navy pinstripe dress right before quarantine started and I’m happy I was able to wear it once before the stay-at-home order kicked in! We are having our “drive by” baby shower in June and I might just wear this blue dress for the occasion! I thought it looked so cute paired with these platform sandals but would look great with other sandals or heels, too! P.S. This dress is technically maternity, but you can definitely wear it even if you aren’t pregnant! I plan on wearing this after baby boy arrives. 

NAVY PINSTRIPE SMOCKED DRESS (also love this smocked dress) | PLATFORM ESPADRILLE SANDALS | QUAY SUNGLASSESMONOGRAM NECKLACE

    

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  1. Lee wrote:

    Such a beautiful dress! and i;ve been the same – getting very dressed up just to go to the grocery store lol! It feels nice to get dressed and feel like things are normal!

    Posted 5.21.20 Reply
  2. Rachel Martin wrote:

    This dress looks absolutely gorgeous on you! I am so excited for the warm weather, even if that means the only place I’m wearing cute dresses is to take the dog out!

    Rachel
    http://www.hello-her.com

    Posted 5.21.20 Reply
  3. this is another adorable dress on you~!~ it definitely feels good to get dressed, even if its just for a few hours!

    xx rebecca// http://www.rebeccapiersol.me

    Posted 5.21.20 Reply
  4. Jamaria wrote:

    What a pretty dress! Getting dressed up gives us a sense of normalcy so I am here for it!

    Posted 5.21.20 Reply
  5. You look beautiful! Such a great dress for your growing belly!

    Posted 5.22.20 Reply
  6. Ada wrote:

    I’m with you on this. I just get dressed up for TikTok or IG, because why the heck not!? I need to go through my dresses because I think I have a dress similar to this one, and I love the detailing maternity or not!

    Posted 5.22.20 Reply
  7. Such a cute dress…even prettier with your bump! xoxo, Sarah

    Posted 5.22.20 Reply
  8. Amanda wrote:

    This outfit is so cute for summer! Hopefully you’ll have somewhere to wear it too soon 🙂

    Posted 5.22.20 Reply
  9. The title of this blog post is SO adorable! Just like your navy pinstriped bump!

    Posted 5.22.20 Reply
  10. Love your dress. And I can so relate to this article. A reason to get ready is what I’m also looking for in these times.

    Posted 5.24.20 Reply
  11. Laura Leigh wrote:

    Aw you look absolutely beautiful Emily! Love this sweet dress on you!

    xo Laura Leigh
    https://louellareese.com

    Posted 5.28.20 Reply

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