For the longest I have searched for the perfect spring/summer maxi dress. Now that I’ve found my dream dress, it’s tough because I want to wear it practically everywhere. The Extratropical dress by Free People is indeed perfection. It’s perfect length, material, colors, design, is perfect enough to want and need this dress in just about every color.
Wait… Let me Change my Shoes…
When we were in Austin this past weekend, this look was one of my favorites. I paired this dress with a variety of shoes to match whatever we were getting into. First up was Lady Bird Lake! Before the sun began to set, we stopped by this lovely lake, which was conveniently located right outside downtown Austin. The family and I took off our shoes (here I wore my Jeffrey Campbell gladiators), grabbed a blanket, picnic basket, and enjoyed some good old people watching. I also wore one of my favorite multi-colored beaded necklaces (see similar here and here)–also check out Free People’s selections, they’ve got the best bohemian accessories.
Next on the list, ice cream! Apparently when you go to Austin, you eat ice cream! The spot we went to had incredible creamy, homemade style ice cream that was to die for! This dress paired with my fringe boots made the perfect match! It of course started to get a little cool, so I simply added a chambray button up and layered it over this dress!
Finally, we did a little window shopping as we inched our way down South Congress Avenue. As we walked our way from store to store, I wore my new fave caged lace up heels from Go Jane. Lace ups seem to be all the rage this spring, and pairing this look with a gladiator style heel was perfect!
The end goal was to see what everyone had been buzzing about– bats! Once we arrived at the end of the SoCo district, we reached a very popular tourist attraction. In the Spring and Summer, tons and tons of bats that live beneath a bridge flock around dusk for their nightly hunt. Again, the family and I grabbed our favorite blanket and witnessed this crazy phenomenon–if you ever go, this is a must see.
So much to do in Austin, and did it all in style rockin’ my favorite maxi dress! Stay tuned for my YouTube video on our top Austin stops!
See below for pictures and direct links for this stunning look! This maxi dress is also available in more colors–be prepared, they’re all so fabulous, you may want them all!
Ice cream and color splashing…
Checkin’ out our shoes… my new faves, caged lace ups from Go Jane, and Tay’s new faves, nude gladiators from Fab Kids. Did I mention this dress is backless? <3 <3 <3
Love Tay’s little Mexican off the shoulder dress! See similar here and more options here!
A little street dancing… Her latest default pose… haha! Click here for a similar layered turquoise necklace.
Don’t forget the bucket bag! This multi-colored crossbody is vintage, but Nordstrom has an amazing selection, click here for my favorite!