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Tropical Nights with Neiman Marcus

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Ever since I was little, I’ve had a weakness for dresses. My mom never had a tough time getting me into one – if anything, she had a hard time convincing me to wear anything else. One of the things I’ve always found so special about them is that they end up tied closely to memories.

You know what I’m talking about – “that dress I wore to the wedding in Chicago last summer,” “the dress I wore to my graduation dinner,” “the dress I was wearing on our first vacation together”… the list goes on and on. My mom and I used to make trips to the Neiman Marcus flagship store in Dallas (if you’re never been, it’s a must followed by some margaritas at Javier’s) for dress shopping on special occasions and I always ended up convincing her to snag a few extras for those “unexpected special occasions”.

This past week I was in Puerto Rico with some of my very best friends – girls that I’ve known since we were in elementary/middle school – who have seen me through every stage of growing up, heartbreak, exciting changes, and most of all, insane amounts of laughter. We were joking before the trip that we would deem the whole thing a success based on how many times I laughed so hard I couldn’t breathe. They have a special place in my heart and I can’t even begin to tell you how special it is to get to take a vacation with friends you’re that close with. Life changes so quickly and before you know it everyone’s married, having kids and starting new families of their own.

The colors and silhouette of this dress perfectly complemented the beautiful backdrop of San Juan. Not only did I love the high-low hemline, but it’s a sexy and comfortable dress that I know I’ll re-wear for a wedding or two this summer. Most importantly, this will now be the dress I remember from “one of the best vacations of my life.” What’s your favorite dress and memory tied to it?

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 DRESS: BCBGMaxAzria via Neiman Marcus  • SHOES: Vince Camuto  •  CLUTCH: GiGi New York  •  JEWELRY: Kendra Scott maury earrings, Kendra scott Robby bracelet c/o  •  SUNGLASSES: Illesteva palm beach sunglasses

Photos by Juliana Wright

Compensation for this post was provided by Neiman Marcus via AOL Media. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Neiman Marcus or AOL.

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12 Comments

  • Reply Ally Noriega

    That dress is gorgeous and I LOVE the back!
    Glad you had a great time. Girl trips are the best!
    Xo Ally
    http://www.allysoninwonderland.com

    April 20, 2015 at 10:27 am
    • Reply Christine

      Thanks Ally! Aren’t they?! :)

      April 21, 2015 at 11:35 pm
  • Reply Grace - The Stripe

    so pretty christine! love the print and the high-low hem! xoxo

    April 18, 2015 at 4:31 pm
    • Reply Christine

      Thanks Grace! loved your maxi dress and the gorgeous florals :)

      April 19, 2015 at 12:28 pm
  • Reply Lauren

    I love this! I was going to try this dress on but didn’t get to it! Love how you styled Cusp for spring! xoxo

    April 17, 2015 at 4:25 pm
    • Reply Christine

      You should totally give it a shot! It’s beautiful :)

      April 19, 2015 at 12:29 pm
  • Reply Kelly in the City

    Christine,

    Blue is your color! :) I absolutely love this look. One of these days, we’re going to meet, right? Hehe.

    Hope you had a blast in Puerto Rico! San Juan and Culebra are my faves!

    xoxo

    Kelly | Kelly in the City

    April 17, 2015 at 3:08 pm
    • Reply Christine

      Thanks Kelly! Yes :) maybe when I’m back in Chicago this summer.. love your look too!

      April 19, 2015 at 12:29 pm
  • Reply Meghan

    SUCH a pretty dress!

    April 17, 2015 at 11:47 am
    • Reply Christine

      Thanks lady! Brunch date soon :)

      April 19, 2015 at 12:29 pm
  • Reply Chottie

    Oh my gosh, this dress is beautiful! I love how you’ve styled it with monochormatic accessories! I’m so glad you had such a great trip with your girlfriends, it sounds like a lot of fun! Thanks for sharing:)

    xo
    http://www.charltonlee.com

    April 17, 2015 at 6:18 am
    • Reply Christine

      Thanks Chottie! :) it was such a blast!

      April 19, 2015 at 12:30 pm

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