Lilac dress: Bernie Dexter
Cardigan: H&M (old, similar here)
White flats: Yesstyle
Basket: craft store
This is my most-beloved Bernie Dexter dress. Not only are lilacs my favorite flower, but this dress is also one of the most flattering ones I own. It's the perfect length (and looks good with or without a crinoline!), nips in at just the right spot at the waist, and shows off my (ahem) assets without being too revealing. This was actually my very first Bernie dress, and it's what started a love affair with her entire line. I think I have five of her dresses now, including this one, and her printed dresses are always dreamy -- and I've found the fit to be pretty consistent, which is a plus. I'm actually going to be doing a Bernie Dexter-themed guest post on Jana's blog later this month, so watch for that!
Rochester has a Lilac Festival every year, but I didn't end up going this year, and I somehow missed the period when the lilacs are at their prime. For these photos, I gathered up what lilacs we had left (which were on their way out) in my little basket. I wish flowers would last longer, in general. It makes me sad when you can't catch them at the right time! That's sort of silly I guess, but I'm a sentimental kind of girl.
Have a beautiful Monday!