Pleated Maxi + Happiness Boutique

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Happy Monday! These next few weeks ahead are going to be busy busy! I will be heading out this Thursday for a wedding in Ohio and again the following weekend for a wedding in Iowa. The weather here has been so odd lately, warm one day, cold and rainy the next. I take full advantage of the weather when it’s gorgeous outside. Recently, the Happiness Boutique contacted me about featuring a piece of jewelry. After seeing my blog, you know I love my jewels. I wanted to pick a piece that was a bit out of the norm for me, so I went with this layered art deco necklace. The site is awesome and they have some really affordable and fashionable jewelry to choose from! Their shipping is free and super quick (I hate waiting for packages)! I am also loving this necklace and I am sure it is going to be a new purchase. Make sure to check out their site, and if you buy anything, sign up for their rewards program!

I wanted to really highlight the necklace, so I paired this recently purchased maxi with it. I liked how the necklace would just take up the space from the lower front detail on the dress. I thought I would share a few thoughts on this dress in regards to length and sizing. So, I am typically a large in pretty much everything I wear, unless it tends to run loose or big. I sized down (wearing a M) in this and I am happy I did. I ordered this dress online in both sizes (I tend to do this a LOT) and found the sizing to be quite different. The large overall had no shape and the most amazing part, the hem at the bottom was almost 3 inches longer! For height reference, I am 5’3″ and wearing 3 inch heels. The reason I kept this dress is because it has adjustable shoulders on it, so I was able to take the front up, and I find that it also took the dress inseam up a bit as well. I have a constant battle with maxi dresses, especially with regards to the length and the cut on the front. That is why it sits a bit higher on my chest, as compared to the model on the site. Should you have any other questions, feel free to ask!

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 Dress Express | | Necklace c/o Happiness Boutique | | Shoes Nine West found at Amazon
Sunnies Ray-Ban (sale!) | | Bracelets Tory Burch, Taudrey (set of 3), Kate Spade & David Yurman
Watch Michael Kors | | Lips MAC (Pink Plaid)

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  1. 6.8.15
    Rachel said:

    Gorgeous necklace and dress Denise. I am looking for a good statement necklace and have heard of Happiness boutique so thanks for the referral.
    You look lovely!

    Garay Treasures

  2. 6.8.15
    Shauna said:

    Ahh….I’ve been wanting this dress so badly!! Everytime I go to order it, I change my mind. But I think you’ve convinced me that I need to grab it before it sells out!! So gorgeous!!


  3. 6.8.15
    Megan said:

    That necklace is amazing! I love the simple, yet amazing dress you paired it with!

  4. 6.8.15

    Pleats on a dress make me so happy!! I’m actually wearing a similar dress to a wedding this weekend and your post has me even more excited!! You look gorgeous and ethereal! xo, Biana –BlovedBoston

  5. 6.8.15

    That is a gorgeous white pleated dress, Denise and yay to wedding season! The weather has been seriously warm here and we had to buy fans which scared the crap out of my little one. He’s afraid of any strange moving objects. LOL!

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

  6. 6.8.15
    Rachel said:

    What a gorgeous white dress! The pleats are so flattering and the necklace is stunning! Happy Monday!

    xo, Rachel

  7. 6.8.15
    Vanessa said:

    Happy Monday, lovely! YOU look incredible! Seriously love stopping by your blog!
    Sending you much love!!!
    xoxo, Vanessa

  8. 6.9.15
    mahryska said:

    such a beautiful dress…love it 🙂

    kisses from dubai ♥

  9. 6.9.15
    Bethany said:

    The maxi is beyond gorgeous on you! I love the pleated detailing. xoxo

    Kiss Me Darling

  10. 6.9.15
    Sakuranko said:

    Great sunglasses
    Lovely dress, cute style

  11. 6.9.15
    alice said:

    So cool dear!

    Alice Cerea,

    Join this new blogger network, I’m waiting for you!

  12. 6.9.15
    Alena said:

    Your dress absolutely marvelous!

    Alena &

  13. 6.9.15
    Marta said:

    This is such a gorgeous white dress and that statement necklace is stunning!! Love how you kept it simple to show off the necklace.

  14. 6.9.15

    This is another problem I have with maxi dresses, they swallow me whole due to the length, I’m only an inch shorter than you are! So it’s great that this dress was adjustable, you look beautiful as always! I always love your mirrored aviators!

  15. 6.9.15

    This dress is amazing and looks so perfect paired with these shoes which are a perfect pop of color, love it!!

    XO Courtney

  16. 6.9.15
    Kristina said:

    Such a beautiful dress, love the necklace as well! Looking great 🙂

    Recently I have started as a guest designer for a famous bag brand and my first design of a belt bag is out! <3 I would love to hear what you think about it! 🙂
    Hope to see you soon on my blog
    Facebook 🙂

    Kisses from Zurich,

  17. 6.9.15
    Shannon said:

    So cute!! I love this dress!! Love your pics too!

    <3 Shannon
    Upbeat Soles

  18. 6.9.15
    Charnele said:

    saw that dress in their catalog and fell it love! It looks great on you

  19. 6.9.15
    Melanie said:

    That dress look incredible on you!
    Melanie @

  20. 6.9.15
    Amy Ann said:

    Okay I love every single piece in this look! The white maxi is so pretty in you. I love seeing your necklace and can’t wait to get mine. Those shoes are amazing! I’ve been looking for a reddish heel. Have fun at your weddings!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  21. 6.9.15
    Abby said:

    I love anything with pleats. That is such a gorgeous dress on you!!

    Abby of Life in the Fash Lane

  22. 6.9.15
    Deniz said:

    This dress is so perfect on you! I’m sure you’ll get to wear it often. It looks so flattering!

    – Deniz

  23. 7.2.15
    Jill said:

    Beautiful necklace and dress! I love this airy summer look!

    Doused In Pink

  24. 8.27.15
    Amber said:

    I love how you styled your necklace, Denise! This white dress is just lovely. =)

    I hope you are having a great week so far!