Southern Magnolia

One of the reasons Spring is my favorite time of year is my deep love for flowers. I always love seeing the magnolia trees start to blossom. The large white flower against the deep green leaves makes such an amazing contrast that you can’t help but stop and stare. Growing up in the South, I always associate the magnolia tree blooming with the first signs of summer.

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As the temperatures rise, I have found myself reaching more and more for soft and flowy dresses. When I saw this Magnolia dress from Banana Republic, I immediately fell in love! The magnolia flower is the perfect feminine touch against the black and the wrap waist is so flattering. I was a little hesitant to try the midi length (I am by no means runway model height) but I was pleasantly surprised at how much I loved the length. I felt instantly more chic! And who doesn’t love a dress with pockets?!

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My secret weapon for looking and feeling taller has always been my nude pumps. I have a lot of shoes but one pair I can say I have worn constantly for years are these Christian Louboutin. They are without a doubt worth the investment. The red sole draws just enough attention to the shoe without making your legs seem shorter.

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I topped off this look with a gorgeous coral lip and my favorite cat eye sunnies. The whole look felt very 50’s and I kinda loved it! Now that wedding season is upon us I know this dress will be put to good use.

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend! xo Bryn

Shop this look:

Dress: Banana Republic, Shoes: Christian Louboutin, Bag: Saint Laurent, Lip Color: Maybelline “Electric Orange”, Sunglasses: Aerie, sold out similar here

 

22 thoughts on “Southern Magnolia

  1. Amber

    You look amazing!

    1. bryn.a.lackey@gmail.com

      Thank you! 🙂

  2. Roxanne

    Beautiful! Your post reminds me of a country song that talk about magnolias. I can’t remember the name of it, though! I’m 5’1″ and I honestly prefer the midi length! You look so elegant!
    –Roxanne
    http://glassofglam.com

    1. bryn.a.lackey@gmail.com

      I just love magnolia trees! They’re beautiful! And yes… I’m so in love with the midi look now! It’s great!
      Thank you for reading!

      xo Bryn

  3. Ed Lackey

    You look like a real Southern Belle!

  4. Maxce

    You look so beautiful, your dress is really elegant and suits you to perfection! pretty pictures <3
    love from France!
    Cécile
    http://www.maxcebycecilej.com

    1. bryn.a.lackey@gmail.com

      Thank you so much! I appreciate you reading!
      xo Bryn

  5. Laura Mitbrodt

    This look is so pretty! I love your dress
    xo
    http://www.laurajaneatelier.com

  6. Erin

    Spring flowers are my favorite too! xx, Erin – http://www.stylebythepeople.com

    1. bryn.a.lackey@gmail.com

      They’re just the best! xo Bryn

  7. Christianne

    I super love your dress! Picture perfect!
    Xo, Christianne
    http://simplychristianne.com

    1. bryn.a.lackey@gmail.com

      Thank you Christianne!! xo Bryn

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    1. bryn.a.lackey@gmail.com

      Thanks Leslie! xo Bryn

  9. NeptuneWild

    Such a perfect dress to wear!!

    1. bryn.a.lackey@gmail.com

      Thank you! It’s one of my favorites! xo Bryn

  10. Jen @ Skirt The Rules

    Obsessed with this dress! You look absolutely stunning!

    xo Jen
    Skirt The Rules

    1. bryn.a.lackey@gmail.com

      Thank you Jen!! xo Bryn

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