Pretty Litte White Dress - Downtown Demure

My (Rest of) Summer Uniform: Crisp White Cotton Dress + Eyelets

Pretty Litte White Dress - Downtown Demure
Pretty Little White Dress - Downtown Demure Pretty Litte White Dress - Downtown Demure

Dress: Ann Taylor // Cardigan: H&M // Purse: Asos // Sunglasses: Celine // Shoes: DailyLook (similar)

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Pretty Litte White Dress - Downtown Demure

Pretty Litte White Dress - Downtown Demure

Pretty Litte White Dress - Downtown Demure

According to retailers, summer is officially over and we might as well break our winter coats out of storage. I *refuse* to accept that summer is over because, according to my calendar, there is a whole month left. So in rebellion denial, I will wear this gorgeous white dress from Ann Taylor many, many times during the precious summer days we have left.

I’ve been searching for the perfect, affordable little white dress (LWD) all summer. Of course, I found it near the end of summer while browsing Ann Taylor with my mom one day. This dress was definitely a case of LOVE at first sight. The crisp white cotton (as I mentioned in my Today.com feature, cotton is an ideal fabric to wear in summer because it’s light and breathable). The pleats. The eyelet details at the skirted part of the dress. The A-line shape that’s nipped at the waist (and perfect for my hourglass shape) The perfect length. Seriously, I’d like to thank the designers at Ann Taylor for creating a perfect LWD that truly feels like it was made for me. 😀

If you’re into this dress as much as I am, prepare to get even more excited: it’s on sale for $54! Shop the post here:

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    Autumn
    08/23

    What a gorgeous dress and backdrop- you are very photogenic too! I’m all about modest clothing too even when it can be tempting to not be in the summer.
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    • Elizabeth
      Elizabeth
      > Autumn
      08/23

      Thank you, Autumn! I always love to meet other women who appreciate modest fashion (bonus points if there’re fellow Peonies). ????

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    Leslie
    08/23

    That dressis fabulous on you! I also really love the shoes. So simple. So classic.

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    Elizabeth
    08/24

    I know, right?! lol I’m excited for fall too, as it’s my favorite season. AND I love the fall styles. BUT, when you live where I live, you’re not ready for fall that quickly! People can still wear sandals in September where I live lol And I had the great idea to wear my denim jacket to church last night, and I was hot the whole time lol I’m trying to incorporate fall stuff into my wardrobe slowly lol

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    Adriana Renee
    08/24

    Love the outfit! I’m obsessed with whites!
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    • Elizabeth
      Elizabeth
      > Adriana Renee
      08/24

      Me too! I plan to keep where wearing whites well into the fall. Thank you for the love, Adriana!

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    Alecz
    08/24

    This outfit is ridiculously classy! I love the simple black and white colours, and that dress is a stunner. I literally never wear all white, and I feel like I should give it a try

    https://forsevenseasons.wordpress.com

    • Elizabeth
      Elizabeth
      > Alecz
      08/24

      Thank you so much, Alecz! I’m a huge fan of all white ensembles (well, I love any outfit that’s monochromatic). I think your gorgeous hair color would pop in all white!

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    Brooklyn Jolley
    08/24

    I absolutely love that dress. It seriously does look like it was made for you.
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    Madison | Wetherills Say I Do
    08/24

    What a fun place to take photos! That white dress is gorgeous on you, especially against that back drop 🙂

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    Judith
    08/24

    The whole ensemble is gorgeous from the dress to the shoes! You wear it well!
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    Cynthia @ My Rose Colored Shades
    08/24

    I know I hate it when I feel pressured into fall by the retailers. Ok, this is summer perfection. You look so pretty is this crisp white dress. The black accessories totally work.
    Cynthia @ My Rose Colored Shades recently posted…Outfit Highlight: Holding on to SummerMy Profile

    • Elizabeth
      Elizabeth
      > Cynthia @ My Rose Colored Shades
      08/26

      Thank you, dear! I was worried the white on black would look too plain or simple. 🙂 I agree. I need retailers to cool it and let me enjoy my FULL summer. Haha

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    sonia // daring coco
    08/24

    Oh, it’s winter on my side of the world and I feel like if I start seeing summer garb I am going to be a hot mess. I don’t want to give up the cold just yet!

    Sxx
    http://www.daringcoco.com
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    • Elizabeth
      Elizabeth
      > sonia // daring coco
      08/26

      How interesting! What part of the world are you in, Sonia?

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    Rachel G
    08/25

    Absolutely lovely! Cotton-dresses are my go-to wear all year round, since I live in the tropics. It’s nice to have the option for something both comfortable and pretty!
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    • Elizabeth
      Elizabeth
      > Rachel G
      08/26

      Thank you, Rachel! Couldn’t agree more. Cotton dresses are wonderfully versatile (and pretty!) items. I’m slightly jealous you can wear yours year round!

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    Alice @ Protect Your Glow
    08/25

    I LOVE this dress!! Yasssss!! You look beautiful LIz! I love an all white outfit.

    Alice
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    • Elizabeth
      Elizabeth
      > Alice @ Protect Your Glow
      08/26

      Haha,I’m so glad I got the YASSS level of approval! Thank you, my dear!

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    Kelly Madera
    08/25

    Your summer uniform is an exquisite one that really pops against that background! Loving it with the black accessories as well. I am still waiting for my LWD to arrive, just in time for autumn it seems?

    XOXO
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    • Elizabeth
      Elizabeth
      > Kelly Madera
      08/26

      Thank you so much, Kelly! I think it’s never too late for a cute LWD. Throw a rich-colored cardigan over it, and BOOM. Autumn uniform. Haha

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    Cymone | The Block is Haute
    08/26

    You look so great in white! That wall is so cool!
    xoxo. | cymone.

    theblockishaute.com
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    Amberly
    08/26

    This dress looks comfortable and so gorgeous on you!!

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    Grace Liang
    08/30

    Thank you so much for linking up with me last week and don’t forget to come back every Wednesday to link up with me again!
    I am so in LOVE with this outfit! I will feature this look of yours on my Friday’s post. I run different themes everyday and that day is called They Got It Right! Thank you very much for sharing and keep in touch!

    Grace
    http://colorandgrace.com
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    • Elizabeth
      Elizabeth
      > Grace Liang
      09/01

      Your comment just made my day, Grace! That would be an honor. You can bet I’ll be back for your link-up weekly. Thank you so much for the love. 🙂

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    Alicia
    08/31

    This look is so cute and looks amazing on you. I love how classy this look is.

    Alicia
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    Tiffany Ima
    08/31

    You look so pretty! The eyelet on the dress is beautiful.

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    Darcy
    08/31

    Oh my goodness obsessed with this look!! Totally love where you took these pictures, too!
    http://www.amemoryofus.com

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    Jennie
    08/31

    This is a simply beautiful look! Loving the white eyelet and it stands out gorgeously against that colorful backdrop. I am with you – we still have another month of summer!

    Jennie – A Pocketful of Polka Dots
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    Amber
    08/31

    I’m loving this crisp black and white look on you! It’s beautiful!

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    I hope you are having a great week so far!

    Amber
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    Jaime
    09/01

    You can never go wrong with a classic white dress in the summer. You look gorgeous girl! I love a good eyelet dress. The background totally makes your outfit pop, too!

    XO, Jaime | RegallySoled.com
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    Victoria / Justice Pirate
    09/08

    eyelet dresses are beautiful in general. I like this one! I can never keep white clothing white though 🙁
    I love the backgrounds you find for your photo shoots!
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    • Elizabeth
      Elizabeth
      > Victoria / Justice Pirate
      09/08

      Thank you so much for commenting on the backgrounds, Victoria! I just love location scouting for shoots. I’m the biggest klutz, so I always spill stuff on my white clothing. Washing my clothes with vinegar has saved many of my whites and light delicates (it also helps with smells!).

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    Daily Sports USA
    09/15

    You look stunning, that dress is gorgeous I especially like the eyelet details at the skirted part of the dress.

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    Kevin ucan
    04/16

    That dress matches on you. It suits you perfectly. You look gorgeous in that dress.