White Shift Dress

When I saw Maya Hayuk’s mural at the Bowery and Houston wall, I knew I needed to do a shoot there. And so did the rest of the world because a half hour after my shoot, I saw Jenna Lyons shooting there and you better believe I stood there and waited until she finished so I could beg her for a photo (she agreed as long as she got to edit and pick the filter which she did and you can see the photo here on my instagram).

Of course I had to plan my outfit to go with the mural (duh, totally normal) and I chose my Cynthia Steffe dress for this shoot. Yes, another Cynthia Steffe dress that I fell in love with (my other favorites I wore on the blog are this aqua lace dress and this peacock print dress)! I adore the turquoise beaded detailing on the all white shift dress although I must admit that I haven’t worn this dress out for fear of getting it dirty. Also, it hasn’t exactly been feeling like spring yet in New York other than a few beautiful days. But I must admit that white scares me because as you already have heard me say, I’m kind of a slob. But the dress is so pretty so sometimes you have to make sacrifices. Sacrifices such as not moving, breathing, eating, sitting, or going near my little siblings while wearing this dress. 🙂

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Photos by Brittanny Taylor and don’t forget to check out her FB page here!
Hair by Sorah Yaffa 
DressCynthia Steffe sold out (I’m OBSESSED with this jeweled/embellished dress and this is another great option and this)
Clutch: c/o Gigi New York
Shoes: Vince Camuto, on sale-only 1 size left (similar splurge Kate Spade or save Vince Camuto or Asos)
WatchKate Spade on sale
Sunglasses: c/o Sole Society
Bracelet and earrings:  earrings and bracelet, similar save Baublebar and here


  • That’s too cool you got to meet her.

  • girl u have been teasing like crazy with this post on instagram! the background for one is fabulous so gorgeous and i love your dress! and beyond jealous u got to see and meet jenna lyons! so cool!

    XO Meghan
    citrus fashion

  • Such a great dress! I’ve seen that mural on EVERYONE’s Instagram, and I finally snapped some pictures there yesterday. Gorgeous colors! So exciting that you met JL!


  • Obsessed with that dress! So pretty!

    The Style Scribe

  • Thanks Merritt!

  • ha can’t wait to see your post!

  • right? 🙂

  • The dress matches the clutch perfectly! Love it! 🙂

  • that mural. jenna. awesome-ness.

    xx allie

  • becauseshannasaidso

    This wall….I want to shoot there…perfect location lady!! And you complimented it perfectly!! That dress!! IN LOVE!! Simply gorgeous!!

  • Love the bead detail on that dress!


  • Thanks Kayla!

  • come to NY and then come

  • hahaha thanks Allie!

  • aw thanks so much!

  • thanks Tina!

  • I’ve seen this wall on quite a few other bloggers’ sites as well; it seems that everyone in NYC wants a piece of this art. I can see why—it’s a beautiful mural. Coming from another klutz, it might be a good idea to carry around some Tide-to-go when you wear that dress. Whenever I wear all-white, something always manages to get on it, despite my best intentions.



  • Jen Dang @ Skirt The Rules

    Ummmm hold the phone, you took a selfie with Jenna Lyons?! How did I miss this??? Love this look, you look gorgeous!

    xo Jen
    Skirt The Rules

  • Alena Vorontsova

    Great outfit!I like your style))Would you like to follow each other? Just let me know in my blog. xoxo


  • hahaha right? 🙂 Thanks girl!

  • Ha yes, omg, I was wearing a white tee at my photo shoot today and got lipstick all over the sleeve ughhh! I really need to carry tide-to-go! Smart!

  • Kacie’s Kloset

    Your white dress really pops against that beautiful mural! I’m the same way when I wear white. I don’t let my dogs anywhere near me because they’ll ruin my white clothes. And I have an easy enough time staining my whites without my dogs help.


  • LittleMonsterx14

    this dress is so pretty! I love how the accents match the mural! perfection 🙂

  • Samantha Calder
  • Ha ha yep! Thanks girl!

  • Thanks!

  • Thanks so much!