Wrap Around Maxi Dress

dress : Francesca’s (sold out) other color and prints here and here/ bag: Sam Edelman / wedge sandals: Corso Como ( similar here) / watch : c/o Daniel Wellington for 15% off your purchase use code APRILWASHERE / bracelet : Kate Spade , Henri Bendel , LC Lauren Conrad / lipstick : Marc Jacobs / lipliner : Marc Jacobs

This is totally a 90’s  style. If i would have known, i would have saved my aunts collection of wraparound dresses. But let me just tell you a little story about my childhood, since i’m talking about the 90’s. My mom and aunts are my greatest influence in fashion. At six years old, i remember i enjoyed shopping with them. I enjoyed listening to their fashion and beauty talks. I enjoyed when they put make up on me.When most kids at that age get bored doing that, i wasn’t.

When i was little, i remember i could go hours and hours drawing and cutting clothes for my paper dolls. I made my own paper dolls and made their clothes out of white bond paper. I designed,color and paint it with the way i want it. Each dolls have names and their own closets, that i made myself too out of a cardboard box. I even make some for my friends and they paid me afterwards. Business was booming for that seven years old  girl, i dreamed at that time that i would like to work in a clothing and retail industry. But as you get older, you get that sense of reality. Your goals have changed and you chose to pursue a career that is highly profitable for your future. So, that’s just a little fact about me that i like to share.

Now let’s get back to wrap around dresses. There is nothing more feminine, sophisticated and classy in a floral wrap around maxi dress. That’s just me, in my own fashion perspective because personally myself  i like ruffles, chiffon and bows. They might be too dramatic for some of you, but i like it and i love to wear them. This maxi dress from Francesca’s is just perfect for my 4″11 frame. Most of the time i don’t have luck with maxi dresses because most of them are too long. So if i see one, i’d get them because who knows when i can find another one i like that fits me. It’s a bonus, if i see one with a slight high and low design just like this dress. I adore the ruffle trimmings !

Mommy and Me style

Olivia’s outfit     dress: Crazy 8 / shoes : Gap Kids

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  • Reply Helen

    What a great outfit! I love the wrap dress on you and your photos are amazing !

    x Helen

    May 8, 2017 at 11:17 am
  • Reply C. Gibson

    Such a great dress for the warm weather, casual & very pretty.

    May 8, 2017 at 1:58 pm
  • Reply ivana

    I am loving this look, wrao around dresses are so handy and great pieces to style on summer xo

    May 8, 2017 at 2:07 pm
  • Reply Kaity

    That dress looks so pretty on you!

    May 8, 2017 at 3:04 pm
  • Reply Marina Rosie

    This is such a stunning Maxi Dress! And it goes so well with the bag and shoes that you selected, what a gorgeous dress for spring! x
    Lots of love,
    Marina Rosie x

    May 8, 2017 at 3:05 pm
  • Reply Katie Kinsley

    This is a gorgeous dark blue floral dress. I am not one to wear longer dresses because I am short, but one day I will find one.

    May 8, 2017 at 4:43 pm
  • Reply Tina

    Hi April! I’m with you – I love maxi-dresses but I’m typically too short to wear them also. I love the hemline on this one and I think it makes it even more feminine. Love your post!

    May 8, 2017 at 4:48 pm
  • Reply Emily

    Love this! This dress looks phenomenal on you!

    May 8, 2017 at 4:51 pm
  • Reply Ana De- Jesus

    I was the same as a kid and then like you said you realize as you grow older that priorities do change. I love maxi dresses , especially ones with all the trimmings and yours is super cute x

    May 8, 2017 at 4:53 pm
  • Reply five little doves

    Wow I LOVE this dress! You look amazing in it and that ruffle around the bottom is SO flattering. I would love to wear this on my holidays this summer, it looks super light weight and easy to wear.

    May 8, 2017 at 6:07 pm
  • Reply Jenn Wang

    What a beautiful dress on a beautiful girl! Love these pics. And is that your adorable daughter?!


    May 8, 2017 at 8:21 pm
  • Reply MyOwnMealPlan

    So cute!! This is my new favorite trend!!

    May 8, 2017 at 9:16 pm
  • Reply Noblandmakeup

    I love maxi dresses. They’re so easy to style, but looks so sophisticated lol.

    May 8, 2017 at 9:52 pm
  • Reply Mica

    THat is a beautiful dress! I’m petite too and maxi dresses can be so hard to get right. But when you find the perfect ones it’s worth the hunt! I really like your cute bag with this dress too 🙂

    Hope you are having a lovely start to the week 🙂

    Away From The Blue Blog

    May 8, 2017 at 9:53 pm
  • Reply Jehava

    What a beautiful dress! Love the colors too!

    May 8, 2017 at 10:21 pm
  • Reply Erica @ Black Bloggers Network

    I loved this dress. Maxis are my favorite and your daughter was so cute. Can’t wait for the weather to warm up a little more here so that I can pull my dresses out.

    Erica | Black Bloggers Network
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    May 8, 2017 at 11:07 pm
  • Reply anne

    you look great! Thank you for sharing this post!

    May 8, 2017 at 11:07 pm
  • Reply Jenny

    I love wrap dresses and I love maxi dresses, so this wrap maxi dress is perfect for me! <3

    May 9, 2017 at 12:37 am
  • Reply Cecilia Harvard

    That dress is so pretty! I need it.

    May 9, 2017 at 1:34 am
  • Reply Tayler Morrell

    That dress is absolutely beautiful and I love how you pair with that hat!

    May 9, 2017 at 2:06 am
  • Reply Vicki @ Babies to Bookworms

    That dress is beautiful! I love maxi dresses in the summertime!

    May 9, 2017 at 2:34 am
  • Reply Liza

    Oh, I love how this dress looks on you! Such a summery, feminine look! 🙂

    May 9, 2017 at 3:02 am
    • Reply April Kus

      Thank you Liza

      May 9, 2017 at 11:09 am
  • Reply Sophie

    I love this dress, it looks so easy. I never have any luck with wrap dresses though :/

    May 9, 2017 at 5:48 am
    • Reply April Kus

      it is easy, me too. I got lucky with this one.

      May 9, 2017 at 11:09 am
  • Reply Carmi Joice

    This is a gorgeous ensemble!

    May 9, 2017 at 7:32 am
    • Reply April Kus

      thank you

      May 9, 2017 at 11:08 am
  • Reply Victoria

    Love it! A definit must for spring!

    May 9, 2017 at 8:51 am
    • Reply April Kus

      thank you!

      May 9, 2017 at 11:08 am
  • Reply Angela Amores

    April, I love your dress. It’s so pretty!! You and your daughter look so cute!!

    May 9, 2017 at 12:57 pm
  • Reply Elena

    I love maxi dresses. I think that I have similar one in my closet as well.

    May 9, 2017 at 2:50 pm
  • Reply Eva Larson

    This is such a lovely look. Just looking at the pictures gets me in the summer mood. I’ll have to try this out!

    May 9, 2017 at 3:31 pm
  • Reply Veronica@inveronicascorner

    Loving the dress! The hat with the dress is adorable.

    May 9, 2017 at 3:31 pm
  • Reply Candy Rachelle

    Maxi dress + wrap dress = Absolute perfection
    Love this one! And your web design!

    May 9, 2017 at 4:32 pm
  • Reply Anna

    I love this dress! You look amazing in it. This looks like a perfect dress for spring!

    May 9, 2017 at 5:09 pm
  • Reply Tiina A

    Cute pics! That maxi dress is exactly something I’ve been looking for. Just waiting for a bit warmer weather to come…

    May 9, 2017 at 5:32 pm
  • Reply Elizabeth O.

    Your dress is a classic. It reminds me so much of the 40’s, I’m not sure why. I love that it’s a maxi dress, it’s perfect for the summer! Very comfy!

    May 9, 2017 at 5:36 pm
  • Reply Carol Cassara

    I love wrap around dresses! I agree that they are quite feminine and they’re really lovely as well. I think this floral dress looks great on you.

    May 9, 2017 at 5:38 pm
  • Reply Joanna

    The dress is really beautiful and it reminds me of my grandma’s wardrobe. Unfortunately, when she died, her family threw almost all her dresses away. She would only wear dresses and she was always proud with her collection.

    May 9, 2017 at 5:42 pm
  • Reply Kit Stanwood

    That dress is the perfect length for you!! I think it may be a little short on me. Love your childhood story! Haha I love that you were business oriented at seven years old! And very true things change but not always a bad thing! I wanted to be an FBI agent when I was younger lol blogging is a lot more fun!

    May 9, 2017 at 5:46 pm
  • Reply Michelle @ Vitamin Sunshine

    Beautiful photos– the light through those trees! And your daughter is precious. There is a mommy and me fashion show in the mall near us, but I just don’t want to put the effort into finding cute matching outfits!

    May 9, 2017 at 11:50 pm
  • Reply Francesca

    Such a pretty dress! Perfect for spring!

    May 10, 2017 at 12:26 am
  • Reply Annie

    Francesca’s is my absolutely FAVORITE store to shop at! This dress is so perfect for summer I love how it’s a little frilly and adds a special touch to it. So cute!


    May 10, 2017 at 1:14 am
  • Reply Ali Rost

    Made me smile .. I was just teaching my granddaughter how to cut paper dolls this past weekend. I’m loving the maxi dress .. it’s so pretty on you!

    May 10, 2017 at 4:30 am
  • Reply Maggie

    Love this dress, so perfect for spring!

    May 10, 2017 at 5:53 am
  • Reply Silvia

    You look gorgeous! I love the print on that dress!

    May 10, 2017 at 6:56 am
  • Reply Kyla

    Loving your style! This is the prefect dress for the spring.

    May 10, 2017 at 11:50 am
  • Reply Amber Battishill

    So pretty! It made me laugh when I read the 90’s bit because I totally remember my mom having so many similar dresses. I bet she still has them too…maybe I should raid her closet!

    May 10, 2017 at 12:40 pm
  • Reply Tabitha Blue

    Loving florals for spring! Such a pretty dress!

    May 10, 2017 at 1:00 pm
  • Reply Nati

    I love this dress! I also remember the trend back in the 90’s I was a teenager during the 90’s I did own a maxi dress but chopped it short, haha, back then I was a bit grunge and did not care much for fashion, LOL

    May 10, 2017 at 2:01 pm
  • Reply Courtney

    This is such a beautiful dress and so perfect for Summer!

    May 10, 2017 at 2:48 pm
  • Reply Kristen

    So pretty! It’s a great color and cut on you!

    May 10, 2017 at 6:46 pm
  • Reply Eloise

    Oh man! I absolutely Love Love Love this dress! the print as well as the flow of it… I want it! thanks for sharing this great find!

    May 10, 2017 at 7:27 pm
  • Reply Erica @ Coming up Roses

    This dress is so gorgeous! I love the style and the print!

    May 11, 2017 at 3:58 am
  • Reply Anvita

    That dress seems to be so light and airy :). A perfect wrap around for summer. I like it.

    May 11, 2017 at 3:19 pm
  • Reply Tiara Wilson

    This is such a beautiful dress. I am loving this maxi and how elegant yet simple it is!

    May 11, 2017 at 9:41 pm
  • Reply Rosemary

    Great stylish dress. Looks really nice on you.

    May 12, 2017 at 2:18 am
  • Reply Ursula

    Handbag goes very well with it

    May 13, 2017 at 9:53 pm
  • Reply kathryn Maher

    Love this maxi dress on you and the ruffles are so current. You look a lot taller in your photos and I agree that this maxi was made for you. It fits you perfectly and enlongates your body. Perfect!

    May 20, 2017 at 12:05 pm
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