Pleated Drop Waist Dress

March 1, 2017

I majorly fell for this pleated drop waist dress when I saw it in Gap. I would say it’s not a super typical piece for me, but something about the print just spoke to me. It paired perfectly with my over the knee boots for Russ and my official first dinner date since Ivy was born. My mom was nice enough to watch her last weekend. We had a gift card to our favorite fancy restaurant here in town. Though it is always hard to leave her, it was also nice to have some one-on-one time with my husband.

It felt normal if that makes sense? We are high school sweethearts. It’s hard to remember a time in my life before Russ. I love that almost every formative memory of my adult life has him in it. He is truly my best friend. After seven years of marriage (13 years total dating and marriage), we have our routines and were pretty set in our ways. Creatures of habit, Ivy Jean has been our biggest gift and also a big learning experience for us. We’ve had to adjust, reprioritize, and often relearn. Getting dressed up, having a fun meal (and a drink), and getting to talk like old times is important too. Then we can home to Ivy refreshed and ready for more snuggles.

In case you missed yesterday’s post, the Shopbop buy more save more sale is now happening! Be sure to check out my picks. Such a good sale! My Stuart Weitzman boots I am wearing today are 25% off which never happens! If you’ve ever considered splurging, now is the time. My sunglasses are new and also part of the sale.

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Pleated Drop Waist Dress

Dress: Gap // Boots: Stuart Weitzman // Bag c/o Rebecca Minkoff // Sunglasses c/o Shopbop

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  • Reply ADA March 14, 2017 at 11:18 pm

    I too love this floral drop-waist dress but two weeks ago my Gap didn’t have it. Ohh and one of these days I want those comfy, sexy OTK Stuart Weitzman boots. Love how you styled these pieces together Amy Ann and yeay for date nights!

  • Reply Heidi D. March 4, 2017 at 1:54 pm

    I finally bit the bullet and ordered the boots, obsessed! Love everything about this look!

    Heidi || Wishes & Reality

    • Reply Amy Ann Arnold March 4, 2017 at 3:21 pm

      Yay!! Can’t wait to see you rock them.The are my first and only real designer purchase and I’ve never once regretted it.

  • Reply Lily Kanaya Widjaja March 3, 2017 at 8:31 am

    Such a stunning ootd!


  • Reply thevelvetrunway March 3, 2017 at 7:54 am

    I love this look! The dress is such a lovely colour and I love the print!
    I have been wanting some Stuart Weitzman boots for ages, so now may be a good time to invest!
    Julia x

  • Reply Louis Dupond March 3, 2017 at 3:41 am

    Nice dress, I like it ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • Reply Annessa Smith March 3, 2017 at 2:56 am

    Such a perfect date night look! I love the combo of your dress and those boots – perfect for transitioning from cool weather to Spring.


  • Reply Mercy March 2, 2017 at 11:26 pm

    Very nice print and colour of the dress and that bag is just perfect for your look. I’m amazed how you can return to your routines easily after giving birth like writing blogs almost everyday. You’re doing very well.

  • Reply Emily March 2, 2017 at 8:48 pm

    Love this dress so much! The print is so bright and cheery.
    Isnโ€™t That Charming.

  • Reply Aliya Patrice March 2, 2017 at 8:14 pm

    I adore this dress on you! The print is fab, and I’m also a sucker for a good drop waist dress! I’m glad you had a great night out with Hubby…you’re right, it’s so important! ๐Ÿ™‚

    XOXO, Aliya

  • Reply Merritt Beck March 2, 2017 at 4:44 pm

    Such a pretty floral dress! It’s the perfect transitional piece for this time of year when paired with over-the-knee boots.

    The Style Scribe

  • Reply Laura March 2, 2017 at 3:52 pm

    This dress is darling and such a great transitional piece. Love how you styled it!

  • Reply Michelle Orsi March 2, 2017 at 3:48 pm

    Such great GAP finds! In love with this dress!

  • Reply Krisztina Williams March 2, 2017 at 2:58 pm

    This is SUCH a cute dress, Amy!! It’s perfect with those boots!

    ~Krisztina | Krisztina Clifton Living

  • Reply Florentina Scusi March 2, 2017 at 2:54 pm

    What a cute dress!

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