It's that time of year, you guys. Every other post on Instagram is about peonies and the floral prints are coming out for summer. Floral prints are like the pumpkin spice lattes of this season - super basic, but extremely delightful. I love fashion, I fashion for a living, but I don't believe fashion has to be serious. Sometimes, it can just be pretty and cheerful - and that's how wearing florals makes me feel. Seriously, how can you be in a bad mood when your outfit is covered in blossoming blooms? Especially splashed across a canvas of pink? I put on this little confection from Gozon and a. felt super happy and gorgeous b. immediately wanted to go to a garden party in Beverly Hills.
Here's a secret about why I love dresses with pockets so much - I never know what to do with my hands while I shoot, and also generally in life. I get a bad case of clawhands when I'm taking pictures, so having somewhere to stash them is a relief. I'm also a fan of the silhouette pockets create on maxi dresses when placed correctly. They give a little more of a rounded/feminine shape to a garment, so it doesn't look like a shapeless sack when worn. I'm all for billowing dresses, but I don't want to be swallowed whole by one. The same shape is achieved by an empire waist on top, so this dress has a lot of balance that makes it super flattering on most body types. It can help create or accentuate curves. I really love that this dress is comfortable enough to wear out for a breakfast with my girlfriends or to meetings, and yet sophisticated enough for a special occasion. I've literally never in my life said this before, but someone invite me to a wedding this summer - I have the perfect thing to wear!