The perfect summer maxi. It's an essential no matter what your personal style is. On days when I dress more casually, I love to stick with chic, modern basics, but for anything else I also love a look that is relaxed, elegant and just a little bit boho. Summertime is about being relaxed and carefree just as much as it is about feeling glamorous and stylish. A dress that can accomplish all these things can be hard to find- but this dress from H&M crosses off every must-have on my maxi-dress wish list.
This dress is perfect for summer picnics, barbecues, weddings, parties, going out to dinner, on vacation, date night, brunch, etc. etc. I love the straps that cross in the back- it's a great detail and I know when I wear it at night I will get to feel the summer breeze on my skin- one of the best feelings in the world! The lush green print is beautiful and not too busy. The entire look feels simple- it captures that elusive, relaxed glamour- that effortlessly chic vibe- that I am endlessly searching for. I finished off the look with a raffia cross body and espadrille wedges that are just as nature-inspired as the dress.
The reason I titled this post "Breakthrough" is because of the opportunities this blog has afforded me since I started it last fall- it got me a job, which has led to another job, the opportunity to meet influential people, and simply a place to put myself out there, because you never know what good things will come in life unless you keep trying to find them. But there is still an enormous amount of growing and learning and meeting people to do, and I could use some help getting to where I want to be.
Three amazing bloggers, Something Navy, The Haute Pursuit and Because I'm Addicted have teamed up with H&M and Bloglovin' to give bloggers one-on-one mentorships, as well as the Breakthrough Fashion Blogger of the Year award. These women have turned their blogs into businesses, they are examples of what I want my blog to become! This post serves as my entry to Something Navy's Challenge- I hope y'all like it!
If you want to enter (last day is June 30!) all you need to do is create a blog post or Instagram wearing one piece from H&M with #BloglovingHMAwards, tag whomever's challenge you have chosen, or email your entry to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Dress: H&M, Purse: Anthropologie, Sunglasses: Old, similar below, Shoes: Joie, Bracelet: Janesko