Mika Rose + Giveaway

 Finding a good dress or skirt that you can dress up or down is not an easy task. We were so excited to team up with a cute boutique that carries modest and trendy dresses: Mika Rose! We're hosting a giveaway of a $100 gift card to their online store on Instagram so be sure to follow us (@gardinersistersofficial) to enter.

I'll admit it. I am a serious Sunday dress struggler. The ONLY time I ever wear something that is remotely feminine is on Sunday when I go to church, and guys, I seriously have such a problem pulling together dressy outfits that a couple times I have worn the same church outfit TWO WEEKS IN A ROW LIKE HOW DOES THAT EVEN HAPPEN?!

I've discovered that the easiest way for me to look my very best on Sunday is to keep it simple. Dresses are my saving grace! All I have to do is choose one, make sure it wasn't the one I wore last week, and slip it on! No tucking in, pulling down, buttoning or anything complicated. I usually opt for sandals or flat shoes, since I once had a traumatizing experience that involved falling in my heels as the entire congregation turned around in concern for my life. I literally crawled out the door, too ashamed to stand up and walk to the hallway. No heels.

This is what we call the "Drizella". 10 points to anyone who knows the reference...

I LOVE this dress from Mika Rose. The floral pattern is simple but sweet, and I love the color. I'm all about neutrals, but when it's summer and I can't go out in a turtleneck and trench coat or all black, this is an equally simple option that makes me actually look like a woman. I also love that it covers everything! It has sleeves that are the perfect length and comes to my knees, so I don't have to worry about adjusting it. Such a lovely dress!

Hailey's Dress: Cora Dress

Recently I've been in a dress-only phase.. Seriously it's all I've been wearing!
It gets pretty hot in the summer, so something that is easy, breezy, beautiful, (covergirl) is a must for me.

Ummmm...This dress is so fab- like can we talk about the print for a minute?!

You can wear this dress in so many ways- you can keep it simple with a pair of strappy heels, or bring in a pop of color with bright shoes or a statement necklace. I chose to keep it simple since I feel like the dress speaks for itself.

Soooo pretty much what I'm trying to say here is this dress is perfect.
I'll be wearing it 3x a week its fine.

Allie's Dress: Lauren Dress

If you knew me and you came over to my house during the week, I would probably be in my usual leggings and t-shirts, but I will tell you... I do like to dress up! A lot! 
If there's an occasion to throw on a cute dress or skirt I am all in! I always go for the pencil skirts. I find them sophisticated, flattering, and can be worn to any occasion. I loved the unique pattern on this particular skirt, and OH MY GOSH it has pockets. 
I fell in love right away! 

I do apologize.
I struggle to take normal pictures. This outfit is apparently completely dance-able.
I could totally get away with it at a wedding... 

Pencils skirts can be paired with any top.
I love chiffon anything, like the white shirt I'm wearing, and I love the cross over in the front of the shirt that adds to some texture without me having to put on a giant necklace or another layer. The shirt is THE perfect summer Sunday top! 

Peter Pan called. He wants his pose back.
Throw on some heels to dress your look up, or keep it flat with some sandals like me.
The options are endless! 

I feel the way you dress really reflects a lot about who you are and your individual personality. 
I've always tried to be true to myself with what I choose to wear. 
I love the beautiful modest style of Mika Rose and I absolutely love their comfortable, classy clothing. 
And again, who doesn't love pockets in their dresses or skirts? 

Mandi's Outfit: Front Drape Top (White), Triangle Pencil Skirt

-Hailey, Allie, & Mandi-