By Jesse Brooks


One of our favorite parts of summer is the colorful, airy dresses that come along with it. They especially come in handy when it's time to attend a special event or wedding. This week we are focusing on creating a look perfect for such an occasion. Starting off with the dreamiest of warm weather dresses inspired by Christopher Beane's vibrant floral photography. This pleated chiffon Marchesa Notte gown is printed with magnified blooms in mottled blue, purple and green tones, creating a beautiful watercolor effect. The bow-detailed shoulder has draped ties that float towards the floor pooling hem. To help pull out those beautiful shades of blue and purple, we went extra vibrant with our accessories. Jimmy Choo's 'Minny' sandals boast a sensual silhouette poised upon a needle thin stiletto heel in an eye-catching shade of electric blue. For our bag, this purple silk and velvet 'Aimee' small clutch from Tyler Ellis features a foldover top, gold-tone hardware and a detachable shoulder strap.  Any formal look needs a little sparkle and nothing offers that more than stunning drop earrings. This pair by Bloomingdales are made of amethyst, tanzanite and diamonds that will add instant dazzle to both your earlobes and ensemble. We rounded out this charming look with an unexpected pop of royal blue on the eyes. Create depth and definition with this creamy long-wear Kokie Professional Velvet Smooth Eyeliner which blends easily for non-stop, smudge proof wear. Whether you're taking in an afternoon ceremony or an evening gathering, in this look everyone you cross will be 'Pleats To Meet You'.