A Stop For Gelato

A Stop For Gelato
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A Stop For Gelato

Outfit Details // dress | earrings | similar heels

Alright, accountability time: I believe my privilege to give the title “my favorite ____” to any item of clothing needs to be taken away effective immediately 😂  The amount of pieces in my wardrobe that are my “favorite” is excessive and ever-changing so even though that article of clothing may truly be my favorite at the moment, I’m sure I’ll have a new one faster than you can say “shopaholic.”  At this instant, my absolute favorite dress is this adorable, embroidered babydoll piece from Chicwish.  I had a small concern when viewing it on the website, that it would make me appear too young.  However, I was pleased to find that it was simultaneously youthful and mature (in a classic sort of way) when I slipped it on for the first time!

Let’s go over the pros!  The first being the modest fit.  As I’ve begun to climb into my mid-twenties, I realize more frequently that showing less is so much more rewarding.  It’s comfortable and practical, and I find myself looking less like a teenager, and more like the young adult that I am.  I truly love the longer hemline (hits knee-length on my 5’6″ frame) and the higher neckline.  However, this dress does not lack in whimsy. The classic blue-and-white pinstripes paired with the vibrant red embroidery and ruffles gives a flirty vibe that deems this dress worthy of girls nights and gelato dates 😉

Speaking of gelato dates (I bet you were wondering when I would get to the title of this post) … let’s just say, it’s funny how photoshoot disasters can end up being blessings in disguise.  When Brandon and I went out to shoot this outfit, I had a specific location in mind.  Upon reaching the planned location, we realized it wouldn’t be conducive, considering the amount of pedestrians milling about.  So we set off to find a new spot.  After driving in circles (or squares if you want to be literal – probably the same five blocks about twenty times) looking for parking, we happened upon this new gelato spot that is truly too cute for words!  We shot a few photos outside, and since we were both sweating buckets, we ventured inside for something to cool us down.  The gelato was incredible.  If you’re ever in the RVA area, head to Stoplight Gelato Cafe and you must try their cookie butter flavor.  It’s to die for!

I spent the rest of the afternoon in this dress, daydreaming about the next time I would go get some delicious gelato.  I was grateful for the unfortunate circumstances of the photoshoot, because we ended up discovering a new favorite place to have a treat!  I also realized that this “favorite” dress of mine is the best for sweltering days.  You can easily go braless, and the material is comfortable against the skin.  I was even pleasantly surprised that the ruffles along the neckline and arms didn’t irritate my limbs.  Serious winner of a summer dress, and in the early fall, just add a thin cardigan or white denim jacket for the extra warmth!  It doesn’t get much better than that!

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photos by Brandon of Erudite Productions Inc.

Outfit Details // dress | earrings | similar heels





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    Nicole @ What Nicole Wore
    July 31, 2017 at 9:28 AM

    This dress is SO good! Loving the blue and white stripes with the red embroidery, too cute!

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    July 31, 2017 at 11:20 AM

    you are too pretty for words! i hate when you have something specific in mind and it doesn’t work out as planned. but often times it works out even better! xo

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    Brandon Ramson
    July 31, 2017 at 11:37 AM

    That gelato was indeed the bomb diggity

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    Nicole Kirk
    July 31, 2017 at 11:47 AM

    What a gorgeous dress, perfect for a summer stroll!

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    July 31, 2017 at 12:06 PM

    What a cute and effortless look!

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    July 31, 2017 at 12:08 PM

    This really is the prettiest dress! I love the blue and red combo!

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    Julia Comil
    July 31, 2017 at 12:36 PM

    Love your dress and earrings so stylish and beautiful

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    July 31, 2017 at 1:45 PM

    Embroidery AND stripes?! Two of my favorite things together in an adorable dress. Love the color combo!

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    Jessica Sheppard
    July 31, 2017 at 3:44 PM

    Yay! I love it when days unfold like this. Your pics are gorgeous…that dress is perfect and looks like the planned spot with the colors all complementing the look. Yay for a fun treat to make a sweet memory. You look amazing!

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    Krista Williams
    July 31, 2017 at 4:02 PM

    You are the epitome of summertime my love!!!


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    July 31, 2017 at 6:21 PM

    That sundress = happiness in dress form and you compliment it beautifully!

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    Jenna Colgrove
    July 31, 2017 at 8:10 PM

    this dress is absolutely stunning!!

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    Hadasah Love | Style To Love
    August 1, 2017 at 5:15 AM

    This outfit looks great
    Obsessed, x
    Hadasah Love || http://www.styletolove.com

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    Natasha Stoneking
    August 1, 2017 at 11:20 AM

    GORGEOUS dress on you… fits you perfectly, too!!

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    Taylor Aube
    August 1, 2017 at 1:26 PM

    You look so gorgeous in this dress! I love all of these pictures 🙂

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    August 1, 2017 at 2:27 PM

    umm this dress is soo cute! Love the print detail on it!


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    Ashley Zeal
    August 1, 2017 at 2:36 PM

    That dress is gorgeous, and yes, always stop for gelato!

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    Jenna Colgrove
    August 1, 2017 at 3:08 PM

    what an adorable dress!

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    August 1, 2017 at 3:15 PM

    That dress is so pretty! I agree that it’s youthful yet also mature.
    xo, Laura


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    August 1, 2017 at 3:55 PM

    This dress looks amazing on you!

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    August 1, 2017 at 5:46 PM

    In my opinion, it’s always time for gelato! This dress is perfect for those occasions 🙂

    xx, Amy

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    August 1, 2017 at 8:51 PM

    This happens all too frequently when I’m trying to find places to shoot, too! Love this dress SO much!

    Rachel / http://www.helloher.co

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    Ashley DTKAustin
    August 1, 2017 at 9:59 PM

    This dress is absolutely gorgeous!! I love the details!!

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    August 2, 2017 at 3:27 AM

    I love this embroidered dress!! So stinkin’ cute!

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    Ashley Brooke Nicholas
    August 2, 2017 at 8:37 AM

    That dress is absolutely darling on you! Definitely the perfect dress for summer!

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    Kasey | Running in Heels
    August 2, 2017 at 9:55 AM

    Your dress is gorgeous! I love it on you!

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    August 2, 2017 at 9:57 AM

    Such an adorable dress! Love the embroidery on it! And your earrings are adorable!

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    August 2, 2017 at 10:07 AM

    That dress is too cute. Thank you for sharing! XOXO

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    August 2, 2017 at 11:35 AM

    Such a cute dress!! Now I am gelato lol

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      August 2, 2017 at 11:35 AM

      WANT! NOT AM hahah

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    The Southern Thing
    August 2, 2017 at 1:28 PM

    What an adorable dress! I love the embroidered details!

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    Brittney Buccat
    August 2, 2017 at 8:17 PM

    Your dress is too perfect for summer! The red and blue looks so good on you!


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    August 3, 2017 at 2:44 PM

    Love the dress and I am ALWAYS down for gelato!


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    Stuart Brazell
    August 4, 2017 at 1:56 PM

    You look so beautiful in this dress!!

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    August 4, 2017 at 8:34 PM

    Cookie butter gelato sounds sooo good! This dress is so summery and fun!


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    Brittany Boone
    August 5, 2017 at 11:11 PM

    Love this dress ! Agree with you about the coverage and love it


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    August 7, 2017 at 10:29 PM

    That worked out perfectly! Gelato dates are the best.

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    August 15, 2017 at 8:58 AM

    This dress is so pretty! I love the details!

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    August 15, 2017 at 8:42 PM

    This literally always happens to me! I just go in thinking that I’m going to have to change the location. It all worked out in the end though, because this location is gorgeous! Plus, who doesn’t love a mid shoot snack. As for this dress, I’m a sucker for all things striped and embroidered. Such a cute dress for literally every occasion.

    xoxo Bryanna

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