A Reinvigorated Classic

Although fall is exactly one month away, the current temperature and humidity here in Washington, D.C. are almost unbearably high. While looking for late summer pieces at different stores, I saw a number of beautiful floral dresses. One of them, featuring large flowers, reminded me of this dress, which I’ve owned for a while now. Once I returned home, I searched for this dress and decided to ‘resurrect’ it as soon as I had a chance.

The classic design of this dress is one of my favorites. While its strapless fitted bodice accentuates the beautiful outlines of a woman’s neck and shoulders, the floral skirt with an A-line silhouette adds a ladylike touch to the dress. I also feel more comfortable in fit-and-flare dresses than in more closely cut styles. I hope this post inspires you to take out a relatively older summer piece from the back of your closet and breathe life into it again.

I hope you have a nice time this weekend!

Thank you very much for stopping by!

Danielle

P.S.: Ann Taylor is currently offering a 40% discount on your entire purchase. Check at the bottom of the post for some of the new pieces that I love.

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OUTFIT DETAILS

Dress: Ann Taylor (similar herehere, and here)

Sandals: Steve Madden (similar herehere, and here)

Sunglasses: Chanel (I also like these and these)

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 MY NEW ANN TAYLOR FAVORITES

106 Comments

  1. August 23, 2015    

    This black and white dress is so pretty. I love it with the heels and the hair, great look!

    http://www.theaisleofstyle.com/

    • Danielle
      August 25, 2015    

      Thank you, Katie!

  2. August 23, 2015    

    Such a beautiful dress!
    Great outfit dear, have a nice start of the week!
    xx
    http://www.modacapital-blog.com

    • Danielle
      August 25, 2015    

      Muchas gracias, Gaby!

  3. August 23, 2015    

    Always so classy. Loving the monochrome florals. <3

    Velveteencockroach

    • Danielle
      August 25, 2015    

      Thanks!

  4. Gabrielle
    August 23, 2015    

    I love how you styled this classically printed dress with nude heels – the perfect combination! 🙂

    Gabrielle | A Glass Of Ice
    x

    • Danielle
      August 25, 2015    

      Thanks, Gabrielle!

  5. August 23, 2015    

    wow, you look so stylish my dear!! lovely dress 😀 xoxo

    • Danielle
      August 25, 2015    

      Muchas gracias, Claudia!

  6. Eni
    August 23, 2015    

    Hi dear and thank you for your visit! I like very much this outfit, especially your beautiful dress! That elegant dress looks so perfect on you.
    I have a new post on my blog! If you want, take a look at my blog and let me know what you think…..Have a nice day, kisses,
    Eni

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    • Danielle
      August 25, 2015    

      Thanks, Eni!

  7. August 23, 2015    
    • Danielle
      August 25, 2015    

      Thanks, Sara!

  8. August 23, 2015    

    So pretty and simple dress
    Perfect for attending an event

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    • Danielle
      August 25, 2015    

      Thanks, Zarrah!

  9. August 23, 2015    

    Gorgeous, I love this post, you look so beautiful! 🙂
    Layla xx

    http://www.sprinklesofstyle.co.uk

    • Danielle
      August 25, 2015    

      Thanks for visiting!

  10. August 23, 2015    

    I love your outfit ! 🙂 Kisses 😉

    • Danielle
      August 25, 2015    

      Thanks, Lizzie!

  11. August 22, 2015    

    Beautiful dress sweetie
    Adorable style
    kisses
    Maggie D.
    Fashion Blog Maggie Dallospedale fashion diary

    • Danielle
      August 25, 2015    

      Thanks, Maggie!

  12. bri
    August 22, 2015    

    Your style is phenomenal! Your pictures are high quality and I love reading what you have to say! Have a great weekend! xo

    Love,
    Bri
    http://www.cityfashiongirl.com
    http://www.youtube.com/briannadeg

    • Danielle
      August 25, 2015    

      Thanks, Bri!

  13. August 22, 2015    

    Such pretty style, I love your beautiful dress, you look fabulous, thanks for sharing!!!

    xxx

    http://www.bridesonamission.com

    • Danielle
      August 25, 2015    

      Thanks, Nora!

  14. August 22, 2015    

    very chic and elegant
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    I wish you an happy day
    a big kiss
    <<< fashion blogger Pamela Soluri >>>

    • Danielle
      August 25, 2015    

      Thanks for visiting, Pamela!

  15. August 22, 2015    

    Very elegant outfit! I love the pattern on this dress and the neutral heels are beautiful.

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    • Danielle
      August 25, 2015    

      Thanks, Alecz!

  16. August 22, 2015    

    I love that dress!
    Melanie @ meandmr.com

    • Danielle
      August 25, 2015    

      Thanks, Melanie!

  17. August 22, 2015    

    I love your shoes – very classy 🙂

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    • Danielle
      August 25, 2015    

      Thanks, Pati!

  18. August 22, 2015    

    Very lovely look. It kinda reminds me of some glamorous old hollywood movie 🙂

    MONDAY PROJECTS

    • Danielle
      August 25, 2015    

      Thanks, Alyssa!

  19. August 22, 2015    

    Gorgeous dress!

    God bless,
    XO, Claire
    http://www.littlemissfashionqueen.com

    • Danielle
      August 24, 2015    

      Thanks, Claire!

  20. August 22, 2015    

    Gorgeous in black and white! Love the dress and love the nude heel.

    Have a great weekend!

    Laura
    http://www.loveandsapphires.com

    • Danielle
      August 24, 2015    

      Thanks, Laura!

  21. August 22, 2015    

    Really love your outfit ! xo
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    • Danielle
      August 24, 2015    

      Thank you!

  22. August 22, 2015    
    • Danielle
      August 24, 2015    

      Thanks, Sara!

  23. August 22, 2015    

    Pretty dress, gorgeous sandals!

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    • Danielle
      August 24, 2015    

      Thanks, Carol!

  24. August 22, 2015    

    Obsessesd with your chic dress!!!
    Happy weekend doll!!
    Kisses, Paola.

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    • Danielle
      August 24, 2015    

      Thanks, Paola!

  25. August 22, 2015    

    Un elegante vestido con un corte y un estampado precioso!! Te queda genial, estás muy guapa…
    Besitos, Emi

    • Danielle
      August 24, 2015    

      Muchas gracias, Emi!

  26. August 22, 2015    

    You look amazing dear. Love the dress.

    Jessy xx Kleidermaedchen

    • Danielle
      August 24, 2015    

      Danke, Jessy!

  27. August 21, 2015    

    I like your outfit, but I love, love, looove the shoes!

    Have a nice day!
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    • Danielle
      August 24, 2015    

      Thanks, Hristina!

  28. August 21, 2015    

    I love strapless dresses and this one is really elegant! Monochrome never goes out of style

    Suze | LuxuryColumnist

    • Danielle
      August 24, 2015    

      Thanks, Suze!

  29. Amy Ann
    August 21, 2015    

    Pretty dress! I love seeing things that remind me how to style pieces I own.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

    • Danielle
      August 24, 2015    

      Thanks for visiting, Amy Ann!

  30. August 21, 2015    

    So chic! Love those sandals!!!

    – Cielo
    Mermaid in Heels

    • Danielle
      August 24, 2015    

      Thanks, Cielo!

  31. August 21, 2015    

    You look beautiful in this lovely dress! Very elegant with those shoes

    Natalia
    http://www.lindifique.com

    • Danielle
      August 24, 2015    

      Muchas gracias, Natalia!

  32. August 21, 2015    

    You rock that dress. Very beautiful.

    XoXo
    Valentina | DAILY SUIT

    • Danielle
      August 24, 2015    

      Thanks, Valentina!

  33. August 21, 2015    

    Love your dress! I gasped when I saw it because I had the same dress and held onto it for a long time and finally gave it away. Now I am wishing I hadn’t. It is such a great dress. Thanks for stopping by my site. So funny that my post was about finding something old in my closet as well and restyling it. Wish I still had your dress as well. Oh well. I guess I will hold onto things a little longer from now on. You look stunning. Have a great weekend.

    Kathy
    http://www.glamsimplified.com

    • Danielle
      August 24, 2015    

      Thank you for stopping by, Kathy!

  34. Tash
    August 21, 2015    

    So beautiful I love your dress!

    RedLip&Love

    • Danielle
      August 24, 2015    

      Thanks, Tash!

  35. August 21, 2015    

    Shopping my own closet is one of my favorite things to do.

    Linda, Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

    • Danielle
      August 24, 2015    

      Thanks for stopping by!

  36. August 21, 2015    

    Such a lovely dress and even better that you could shop your closet to find it!

    • Danielle
      August 24, 2015    

      Thanks, Jane!

  37. Ela
    August 21, 2015    

    Another classy look. So beautiful x

    http://www.elabellaworld.com

    • Danielle
      August 24, 2015    

      Thanks, Ela!

  38. MC
    August 21, 2015    

    Very chic! Love the B&W!
    xMC
    http://mc2squared.blogspot.com

    • Danielle
      August 24, 2015    

      Thanks, Meghan!

  39. August 21, 2015    
    • Danielle
      August 24, 2015    

      Thanks, Adela!

  40. August 21, 2015    

    absolutely loving this dress!!
    kisses from dubai ♥
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    • Danielle
      August 24, 2015    

      Thanks, Mahryska!

  41. August 21, 2015    

    Those nude pumps are amazing, I have ones on black and they go well with everything!

    selenaponcestyle.blogspot.com.es

    • Danielle
      August 24, 2015    

      Thanks, Selena!

  42. August 21, 2015    

    Sooooo gorgeous! Love your dress! Perfect for summer and your heels are gorgs,too! Happy weekend ahead love!
    http://www.lenparent.com

    • Danielle
      August 24, 2015    

      Thank you!

  43. August 21, 2015    
    • Danielle
      August 24, 2015    

      Thank you!

  44. August 21, 2015    

    This dress is beautiful and you look absolutely stunning in it, Danielle! Don’t you love when you begin seeing trends in stores and you know you don’t have to spend a time because you have it at home?! I love that! It makes me feel as though I’m doing a good deed for my bank account, lol! Anyway, I hope your weekend is as fabulous as you 🙂

    XO,

    Jalisa
    http://www.jalisasfashionfiles.com

    • Danielle
      August 24, 2015    

      Thanks, Jalisa! I hope you had a great weekend, too!

  45. Pia
    August 21, 2015    

    I love finding new life in old pieces! I adore those shoes too!
    xx, Pia

    http://gymbagsandjetlags.com

    • Danielle
      August 24, 2015    

      Thanks, Pia!

  46. August 21, 2015    

    This is so pretty!! You look great! I love the other two skirt options that you posted!!! Have a great weekend!

    Danielle
    http://www.blushblossom.com

    • Danielle
      August 24, 2015    

      Thank you very much!

  47. August 21, 2015    

    Love your dress babe!

    Eleonora
    http://www.it-girl.it

    • Danielle
      August 24, 2015    

      Thanks!

  48. August 21, 2015    

    You look very cute in this dresss :*

    • Danielle
      August 24, 2015    

      Thank you very much!

  49. August 21, 2015    

    This is such a lovely dress with beautiful print and you look so light like a ballerina!

    ~xo Sheree
    http://poshclassymom.com
    IG: @poshclassymom

  50. August 21, 2015    

    Pretty dress, so chic!
    Nina
    xox
    http://www.titritmode.com

    • Danielle
      August 24, 2015    

      Thanks, Nina!

  51. Carine
    August 21, 2015    

    Gorgeous outfit! Your Ann Taylor dress is so chic!
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    • Danielle
      August 24, 2015    

      Thanks, Carine!

  52. August 21, 2015    

    you look like a Diva – wow

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    Posts online about the Amalficoast, Beijing, Miami…

    • Danielle
      August 24, 2015    

      You are so sweet! Thanks!

  53. August 21, 2015    

    I can’t believe fall is only a month away! You look stunning in that dress!!

    sierradanielle.com

    • Danielle
      August 24, 2015    

      Thanks, Sierra Danielle!