Colton outdid himself once again with my birthday present in June. Last year, he gave me a gorgeous Alexander McQueen gown that took my breath away. This year’s gift was this adorable Balenciaga silk dress. He deserves the Best Fiance Award for understanding my weakness and pure passion for beautiful designer clothing.
Staying true to my original style, I paired this designer dress with some budget-friendly pieces to create an outfit any neutral-loving fashionista would love. See the details below!
Let’s start by talking about the absolutely adorable center of the outfit: the Balenciaga silk cream dress. On first glance, I’m getting very Little House on the Prairie vibes. The small ruffle detailing along the shoulders paired with the high neckline and button closure back give the dress vintage appeal. The ribbon around the slight drop-waist adds just a little femininity. Overall, I’m in love. This dress is no longer available, but similar Balenciaga dresses can be found for resale here and here.
As soon as I saw the dress, I knew the first way I wanted to style it was by going all neutral. A monochromatic look is simple and easy when you’re in a rush. The light tan peep-toe booties are a versatile essential to my wardrobe because they can be worn summer, spring, and fall. The felt panama hat “felt” like a simple way to top off the outfit without going too overboard. A simple pair of crawler earrings completed the outfit.