A few months ago I spotted Jennifer Lilly‘s designs on Etsy. I was instantly captivated by her simplistic and sweet designs. I found myself bookmarking each dress and picturing myself wearing them this summer. It was an incredibly hard task to simply pick one piece but I settled on this handmade cotton lace dress. When I first received it in the mail I was ecstatic to finally have my dress. I was incredibly shocked with just how quick she completed and shipped out my dress. I can honestly say I’ve never been more pleased with an Etsy designer before. Not only did she make custom, adorable clothing that I could afford but I wouldn’t have to wait over a month to be able to wear it.
I wanted to save this dress for something appropriate. I had a vision of me basking in the sun somewhere with a picnic basket in hand, complete with white cat-eye glasses. Being the impatient person that I am, I simply couldn’t wait any longer to wear this dress and I decided to put on my best sweet face for an 11 year old’s Justin Bieber themed birthday party. I’ll admit that the fabric is a bit heavy and I was concerned about getting too hot but I felt incredibly comfortable in this dress. I ran, painted nails, kept 12 girls from tearing apart a Justin Bieber pinata and I never once felt I was too hot. If you’re looking for the perfect vintage inspired summer dress, I highly suggest checking out what Jennifer Lilly has to offer you. I promise that you won’t regret your purchase.
Dress: Jennifer Lilly via Etsy
Belt: Can’t remember