Golden Hour

Golden Hour is my favorite time of day. Even though the sun is setting everything seems more vibrant than it does at high noon when the sun washes out everything in a white light. The golden haze that covers everything just before sunset feels warm and inviting. On this evening, while on a date night with my hubby Brian, the sky seemed particularly enticing so B and I gathered up our things from the restaurant and headed to this beautiful field of flowers to soak up the last bit of light.

Golden Hour - Waketon Road Blog: Christy Dawn floral maxi dress, lace up sandals and summer hat

Sometimes clothes are so special that they can make you feel something the moment you lay your eyes on it. This dress did exactly that for me. I have always been a lover of maxi dresses so when I saw this one with the gorgeous wrap detail and full sleeves I knew it had been made for me. The designer of this beautiful dress is Christy Dawn. I came across her designs via social media and was so drawn to the simplicity of the silhouettes and the soft feminine fabrics (right up my alley) and knew that I had to have a few pieces.

Golden Hour - Waketon Road Blog: Christy Dawn floral maxi dress, lace up sandals and summer hat

Christy Dawn is based out of Los Angeles, California where each dress is handmade by local artisans using deadstock fabric. Only a certain amount are made and they are then replenished once they have sold through. I was on the waitlist for this dress to come back into stock and late one evening my phone lit up with news that it was available again. I don’t think I have ever purchased anything so fast in my life!

Golden Hour - Waketon Road Blog: Christy Dawn floral maxi dress, lace up sandals and summer hat

Golden Hour - Waketon Road Blog: Christy Dawn floral maxi dress, lace up sandals and summer hat

To add to my excitement the dress arrived in a cedar box with a couple of stocks of lavender… absolutely heavenly!

Golden Hour - Waketon Road Blog: Christy Dawn floral maxi dress, lace up sandals and summer hat

The floral print on the dress felt like a perfect match with the wild flowers that covered the field. My sandals were not quite as ideal for stomping through the tall grass, but they did look great at dinner. I always reach for maxi dresses in the summer because they feel so elegant but they are the coolest things to wear when the temperatures are reaching triple digits.

Golden Hour - Waketon Road Blog: Christy Dawn floral maxi dress, lace up sandals and summer hat

Christy Dawn has so many beautiful styles for the summer that range from the classic blue and white stripe to gingham. The Bergen dress is currently sold out but if you use this link you can sign up to be alerted when the dress comes back into stock.

Golden Hour - Waketon Road Blog: Christy Dawn floral maxi dress, lace up sandals and summer hat

Have you fallen this hard for a piece of clothing before, or is it just me!? I hope you have an amazing weekend! Thank you for stopping by! xo Bryn

Shop the Look:

Dress: Christy Dawn, Shoes: Steve Madden, Hat: Cuyana

 

 

 

48 thoughts on “Golden Hour

  1. Grace

    I loved this post! The whole outfit was so beautiful! I will defiantly be purchasing that dress and those shoes

    1. bryn.a.lackey@gmail.com

      Thanks Grace!! I’m glad you liked it! xo Bryn

  2. Melisa

    this outfit is simply breathtaking! loving your dress<3
    http://www.rebelrebel.co x

    1. bryn.a.lackey@gmail.com

      Thank you for the sweet words Melisa!! xo Bryn

  3. Olivia

    This is beyond beautiful!! LOVE this dress on you!

    xx Olivia
    http://www.hellooliviablog.com

    1. bryn.a.lackey@gmail.com

      Thanks Olivia!! That means a lot! xo Bryn

  4. Tamara

    This is post is so dreamy!!!! Your dress is absolutely gorgeous and that hat is fab!!! Well done!

    XoXo,

    Tamara – LoveofMode.com

    1. bryn.a.lackey@gmail.com

      Thank you Tamara! That’s so nice of you to say! xo Bryn

  5. Rachel

    These photo’s are just beautiful, you look amazing! The dress is so pretty! xo

    1. bryn.a.lackey@gmail.com

      Thank you!! I appreciate you stopping by! xo Bryn

  6. Denise

    These photos are sooo gorgeous! This dress is so pretty and looks great with the hat. I love the location for your photos and what perfect timing!

    Denise | Fashion Love Letters

    1. bryn.a.lackey@gmail.com

      Thank you Denise!! I never say no to a field full of wild flowers! Thank you so much for reading! xo bryn

  7. Amy

    Golden hour for sure! You are gorgeous. What a perfect setting to showcase this amazing dress.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

    1. bryn.a.lackey@gmail.com

      Thanks Amy Ann!! I really appreciate that! Hope you have a great weekend! xo Bryn

    1. bryn.a.lackey@gmail.com

      Thanks Sarah! I love it too! xo Bryn

  8. Victoria

    What a gorgeous dress! I’m in love with the whole outfit, I think I might have to go on that waiting list! Great photos as always.

    xx Victoria
    http://www.strungingold.com

    1. bryn.a.lackey@gmail.com

      Thanks Victoria!! You’ll have to let me know if you find something! xo Bryn

  9. Raina

    What a beautiful dress!! And your pictures are absolutely stunning! <3

    xo Raina
    http://www.themamaqueen.com

    1. bryn.a.lackey@gmail.com

      Thank you Raina!! Hope you have a fabulous weekend! xo Bryn

  10. Kileen

    these pictures are absolutely beautiful and i’m in love with your dress!

    cute & little
    kileen

    1. bryn.a.lackey@gmail.com

      Thank you so much! xo Bryn

  11. Maya

    This dress is absolutely to die for!! So gorgeous!!

    Xx Maya from Maya Unmarketed

  12. The Ocean's Dock

    I love your oufit! That dress is gorgeous.
    XX
    http://theoceansdock.com

    1. bryn.a.lackey@gmail.com

      Thank you!! xo Bryn

  13. Simona

    Aww, these pictures are just perfect dear! <3
    Have a lovely weekend!
    http://www.simimaus.blogspot.com

    1. bryn.a.lackey@gmail.com

      Thank you so much Simona! xo Bryn

  14. Andreea

    Wow! Great pictures! You look so beautiful in that dress!

    Andreea
    http://couturezilla.com/

    1. bryn.a.lackey@gmail.com

      Thanks Andreea! xo Bryn

  15. Kadi LV

    Your pictures are really stunning ! And wow, this dress is incredible <3

    xoxo,
    http://www.kadi-lv.com

    1. bryn.a.lackey@gmail.com

      Thank you! I fell in love with it right away! xo Bryn

  16. Chelsea

    Golden hour is a blogger’s dream! You look stunning in that dress!

    Chelsea
    Chow Down USA
    Instagram

    1. bryn.a.lackey@gmail.com

      I totally agree with you! Golden hour is the best! Thank you!! xo Bryn

  17. Emma

    Stunning pictures girl! And that dress wow such a beauty

    Emma | With A City Dream

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      Thanks Emma! xo Bryn

  18. Kathryn

    Absolutely stunning post! I love your dress.

    xx Kathryn
    http://www.chicandshimmer.com

    1. bryn.a.lackey@gmail.com

      Thanks Kathryn!! xo Bryn

  19. Maija Lily

    Such a pretty dress, and such lovely photo’s… the sun set really does create a whole new atmosphere!!

    http://www.greenteavogueandme.com
    Maija Lily Xx

    1. bryn.a.lackey@gmail.com

      It really does! My favorite time of the day! xo Bryn

  20. Carina

    Stunning pictures! You look gorgeous in this boho chic outfit!

    xo
    http://www.carinavardie.com

    1. bryn.a.lackey@gmail.com

      Thanks so much!! xo Bryn

  21. Robbie Shae

    Wow, looks amazing. That dress… you look stunning.

    1. bryn.a.lackey@gmail.com

      Thank you!

  22. Desimira

    Golden hour is my favorite time of the day too. This dress is gorgeous, thanks for sharing.

    http://www.teacupsandtulips.com

  23. Maria Jose Abad

    This maxi dress and floppy hat look lovely on you. The second photo is amazing, the sun looks just perfect.
    XO,
    Maria
    MariaOnPoint http://mariaonpoint.com/ | Find me on IG https://www.instagram.com/mariajabad/

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  25. Elizabeth Mayberry

    These photos are so fun and stunning!!!

  26. Jessie @ Chasing Belle

    I am so in love with this outfit and these pictures! I have fallen hard for autumnal florals, and this piece is all about that. The Golden Hour is definitely my favorite hour 🙂

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