Summer Dresses with Nordstrom

white summer dress pink Kate Spade bag
iridescent earrings reflective sunglasses clear frames
white summer dress pink Kate Spade bag
white summer dress pink Kate Spade bagiridescent earrings reflective sunglasses clear frameswhite summer dress pink Kate Spade bag

I’ve teamed up with Nordstrom this week to bring you a couple of posts styling summer dresses. Which is perfect timing because I’ve been on the hunt for more dresses this summer. The hunt is always more fun when someone encourages it. I ended up finding this white number in store and liked it immediately. That’s actually quite hard with dresses because you have so many things that could go or fit wrong. I’m pretty partial to fit n’ flare dresses, which is lucky because that’s a very popular style these days. (Don’t worry if you are new to the term ‘fit n’ flare’ or to people using an ‘n’ instead of the word ‘and’. I learned this term while buying for bloom; it’s usually a best-selling style in the industry.) I think it’s popular because a lot of different body types can wear it and it’s pretty darn flattering.

To me, white dresses are the uniforms of summer. What is it about summer that just makes me want to wear a dress all the time? (Or is that just me? Am I alone in this dress n’ summer obsession?) For example, I could easily pair this dress with sandals or sneaks and it would be just as adorable. Also, if I’m wearing a dress this means I’m not wearing pants. Always, always a plus in the summer. Another upside to a white dress? You can wear it virtually anywhere — except to a wedding that is not yours. Which is funny because anytime I think ‘wedding’ when I’m the guest or someone else is I immediately go to white.  But other than that white dresses for summer — I vote yes.

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Wearing:
Chelsea28 White Dress (fits true to size)
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  1. You look so pretty and happy, Kendi!

    07.01.14 · Reply
    • Kendi Lea says:

      Thank you, dear! I think it’s just the summer 🙂 More sunshine, more happiness. Hope you’re doing well!

      07.01.14 · Reply
      • Girl, same here! I love summer. 🙂 I’m looking forward to seeing the rest of your summer dresses!

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  2. Kendal says:

    Love that pink bag!!

    Kendal // http://www.lifewithkendal.blogspot.com

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  3. Berty Morales says:

    Kendi, what a beautiful dress, and it looks gorgeous on you. Love the shoes, and great pop of color with the bag.

    07.01.14 · Reply
  4. Adrienne J says:

    I’m totally wearing a white dress right now! #kendi4thewin

    07.01.14 · Reply
    • Kendi Lea says:

      twins! so I have your vote? 😉

      07.01.14 · Reply
      • Adrienne J says:

        Yes because I may or may not have 3 white dresses. Or is that not enough?! Hmm.

        07.03.14 · Reply
  5. White = summer! Love the dress and your purse!

    Liz @ http://www.shoppingmycloset.com
    Weekly Style Me Wednesday link-up

    07.01.14 · Reply
  6. Wendy Kelly says:

    Love the pop of color in your sunglasses that picks up the pink in your purse! awesome!

    07.01.14 · Reply
  7. Natali says:

    Incredibly beautiful and girly outfit! This white dress is such a “must have” in every girl’s Summer closet 🙂

    http://lartoffashion.blogspot.com

    07.01.14 · Reply
  8. Fit n’ flare is my jaaaam! p/s got the striped dress and the black one from Target and they are so comfortable!

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  9. Samantha Keogh says:

    White fit n’ flare. Fresh n’ fabulous! Love the Elle Moss Boheme number too. Cheers Kendi.

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  10. Miss J. says:

    Gorgeous colours! Great outfit!

    XO

    Jeanne

    http://fashionmusingsdiary.blogspot.fr

    07.01.14 · Reply
  11. Grace says:

    Love this! Fit n’ flare is such a great look on you! Great find, girl!

    07.01.14 · Reply
  12. Love this feminine white dress. Summer MUST and the pink pop is ICING.

    http://www.eyelikefashion.com

    07.01.14 · Reply
  13. Heidi says:

    That dress fits you perfectly! I definitely wear my fair share of dresses in the summer heat – they’re just easier to survive the heat.

    http://jax-and-jewels.blogspot.com

    07.01.14 · Reply
  14. kitsunekun says:

    fun pinky glasses!

    07.01.14 · Reply
  15. i know what you mean, every summer i end up buying at least 1 white dress! love th pop of colour with your bag!

    http://www.footnotesandfinds.com

    07.01.14 · Reply
  16. Yes! Love white dresses for summer and with that pop of pink, it’s pretty much perfect! Lovely shoes too… I basically spend most of my time on the Nordstrom site, so I’m glad you teamed up with them and brought us someone of your suggestions below 🙂

    xo, S. | chevrons & éclairs

    07.01.14 · Reply
  17. Nikki says:

    loove the dress! so flattering!

    xxoo,
    nikki

    http://www.dreaminneon.blogspot.com

    07.01.14 · Reply
  18. Kimberly says:

    Well hello gorgeous! This dress fits you like a glove and I adore the shape of it…perfection!!

    http://www.pennypincherfashion.com

    07.01.14 · Reply
  19. Those shoes are so cute! Love the grey + white and then a pop of pink, adorable!

    x. Sabrina | Simply Sabrina

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  20. Elizabeth Hawn says:

    love this outfit! you look great as always

    http://www.atlantastateofmind.blogspot.com

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  21. rhiannon says:
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  22. Lisa says:

    I love white dresses for summer! So simple and chic!

    http://atigerslife.wordpress.com/

    07.01.14 · Reply
  23. Gahhh that dress looks SO great on you 🙂 Love the colors you’ve paired it with in this as well!
    Rory

    http://www.WearAboutsBlog.com

    07.01.14 · Reply
  24. Rebecca says:

    I’m with you! All I’ve wanted to wear lately has been dresses. this one is so gorgeous!

    07.01.14 · Reply
  25. Alex Nguyen says:

    Oh so cute! And i love the spots of color in your accessories!
    -Alex of http://snippetswithalex.com

    07.01.14 · Reply
  26. I plan to wear in summertime white dresses only, from now on.

    xx

    http://fashionpeekaboo.com

    07.01.14 · Reply
  27. i’m right there with you. i love fit n flare (gotta hide those hips somewhere), and i LOVE dresses in the summer. especially on days like today where it’s set to reach 112 🙁
    xo jac
    thesunshinedistrict.blogspot.com

    07.01.14 · Reply
  28. Haley Valerie says:

    I love your dress!

    Haley
    haleyvalerie.com

    07.01.14 · Reply
  29. Nan P says:

    I am always looking for the perfect white dress for summer, so I love this post! Love how you paired the classic white with a fun pink tote! Great outfit!

    xo Nan ~ Simply Elegant Blog

    07.01.14 · Reply
  30. Kendi Lea says:

    Thank you, dear! I think it's just the summer 🙂 More sunshine, more happiness. Hope you're doing well!

    07.01.14 · Reply
  31. Adrienne J says:

    I'm totally wearing a white dress right now! #kendi4thewin

    07.01.14 · Reply
  32. White = summer! Love the dress and your purse!

    Liz @ http://www.shoppingmycloset.com
    Weekly Style Me Wednesday link-up

    07.01.14 · Reply
  33. Wendy Kelly says:

    Love the pop of color in your sunglasses that picks up the pink in your purse! aweome!

    07.01.14 · Reply
  34. Kendi Lea says:

    twins! so I have your vote? 😉

    07.01.14 · Reply
  35. Natali says:

    Incredibly beautiful and girly outfit! This white dress is such a "must have" in every girl's Summer closet 🙂

    http://lartoffashion.blogspot.com

    07.01.14 · Reply
  36. Jessica says:

    Fit n' flare is my jaaaam! p/s got the striped dress and the black one from Target and they are so comfortable!

    07.01.14 · Reply
  37. Caroline says:

    In love with those sunnies! They’re perfect on you.

    xo Caroline

    http://www.ladylikelace.com/

    07.01.14 · Reply
  38. Girl, same here! I love summer. 🙂 I'm looking forward to seeing the rest of your summer dresses!

    07.01.14 · Reply
  39. lavieenliz says:

    white dress and hot pink bag = perfection

    http://hashtagliz.com

    07.01.14 · Reply
  40. Samantha Keogh says:

    White fit n' flare. Fresh n' fabulous! Love the Elle Moss Boheme number too. Cheers Kendi.

    07.01.14 · Reply
  41. Miss J. says:

    Gorgeous colours! Great outfit!

    XO

    Jeanne

    http://fashionmusingsdiary.blogspot.fr

    07.01.14 · Reply
  42. Love this! Fit n' flare is such a great look on you! Great find, girl!

    07.01.14 · Reply
  43. Love this feminine white dress. Summer MUST and the pink pop is ICING.

    http://www.eyelikefashion.com

    07.01.14 · Reply
  44. Annika Benitz says:

    My favorite part of this post is seeing your husband in the reflection of your sunglasses. I love that husband/wife teamwork!

    http://www.marriedandbright.com

    07.01.14 · Reply
  45. Heidi says:

    That dress fits you perfectly! I definitely wear my fair share of dresses in the summer heat – they're just easier to survive the heat.

    http://jax-and-jewels.blogspot.com

    07.01.14 · Reply
  46. kitsunekun says:

    fun pinky glasses!

    07.01.14 · Reply
  47. footnotes and finds says:

    i know what you mean, every summer i end up buying at least 1 white dress! love th pop of colour with your bag!

    http://www.footnotesandfinds.com

    07.01.14 · Reply
  48. Yes! Love white dresses for summer and with that pop of pink, it's pretty much perfect! Lovely shoes too… I basically spend most of my time on the Nordstrom site, so I'm glad you teamed up with them and brought us someone of your suggestions below 🙂

    xo, S. | chevrons & éclairs

    07.01.14 · Reply
  49. Elizabeth Hawn says:

    love this outfit! you look great as always

    http://www.atlantastateofmind.blogspot.com

    07.01.14 · Reply
  50. rhiannon says:
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  51. Lisa says:

    I love white dresses for summer! So simple and chic!

    http://atigerslife.wordpress.com/

    07.01.14 · Reply
  52. Rebecca says:

    I'm with you! All I've wanted to wear lately has been dresses. this one is so gorgeous!

    07.01.14 · Reply
  53. thetrendychick says:

    I love this dress, and I agree, the style looks good on almost everyone! Your bag and sunglasses are perfect too!
    xo, Scarlett
    http://thetrendychick.blogspot.com

    07.01.14 · Reply
  54. Alex Nguyen says:

    Oh so cute! And i love the spots of color in your accessories!
    -Alex of http://snippetswithalex.com

    07.01.14 · Reply
  55. I plan to wear in summertime white dresses only, from now on.

    xx

    http://fashionpeekaboo.com

    07.01.14 · Reply
  56. i'm right there with you. i love fit n flare (gotta hide those hips somewhere), and i LOVE dresses in the summer. especially on days like today where it's set to reach 112 🙁
    xo jac
    thesunshinedistrict.blogspot.com

    07.01.14 · Reply
  57. Haley Valerie says:

    I love your dress!

    Haley
    haleyvalerie.com

    07.01.14 · Reply
  58. This outfit is very cute! Looks fab on you! I am 5’9 & regularly finding myself not fitting what looks good on everyone else!!! To be blunt I don’t have big boobs & the flare of this dress can sometimes overwhelm me. Story of my life…but that’s what keeps things interesting…& on the pretend shopping budget I like to keep myself on!

    Andrea
    http://stylishadventures-al.com

    07.01.14 · Reply
  59. Paula says:

    Love the summer tan you’ve got going on these days. Please can you provide details of sunglasses?

    07.01.14 · Reply
  60. I am always looking for the perfect white dress for summer, so I love this post! Love how you paired the classic white with a fun pink tote! Great outfit!

    xo Nan ~ Simply Elegant Blog

    07.01.14 · Reply
  61. Caroline says:

    In love with those sunnies! They're perfect on you.

    xo Caroline

    http://www.ladylikelace.com/

    07.01.14 · Reply
  62. Anna D Kart says:

    I love dresses for summer! They are easy breezy and always a no brainier when it comes to outfit matching. What do you put on when you don’t want to put anything on? A dress! White dress is a must because so many things go with it.. LOOVE your styling

    Happy Medley Blog

    07.01.14 · Reply
  63. Annika Benitz says:

    My favorite part of this post is seeing your husband in the reflection of your sunglasses. I love that husband/wife teamwork!

    http://www.marriedandbright.com

    07.01.14 · Reply
  64. I am the person who really wants to wear white to inappropriate events like a wedding. Every. Single. Time. I never actually do…. but dammit I really want to

    http://www.ohheyblog.com

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  65. This outfit is the definition of cute! Its fun and girly. Light and Playfull! Love the pink and the cool florescent sunglasses!

    http://aprettythought.org/

    07.01.14 · Reply
  66. Oh I ADORE and LOVE this outfit! I actually love the bag and contemplated on getting it. As a matter of fact, googling the purse is what brought me to your blog! 🙂

    Cheresa
    http://www.misshotcouture.blogspot.com

    07.01.14 · Reply
  67. thetrendychick says:

    I love this dress, and I agree, the style looks good on almost everyone! Your bag and sunglasses are perfect too!
    xo, Scarlett
    http://thetrendychick.blogspot.com

    07.01.14 · Reply
  68. This outfit is very cute! Looks fab on you! I am 5'9 & regularly finding myself not fitting what looks good on everyone else!!! To be blunt I don't have big boobs & the flare of this dress can sometimes overwhelm me. Story of my life…but that's what keeps things interesting…& on the pretend shopping budget I like to keep myself on!

    Andrea
    http://stylishadventures-al.com

    07.02.14 · Reply
  69. Paula says:

    Love the summer tan you've got going on these days. Please can you provide details of sunglasses?

    07.02.14 · Reply
  70. I am the person who really wants to wear white to inappropriate events like a wedding. Every. Single. Time. I never actually do…. but dammit I really want to

    http://www.ohheyblog.com

    07.02.14 · Reply
  71. Hahaha me too!!!! I friend of mine talks me out of it everytime. Why are all the cutest outfits in white!

    http://aprettythought.org/

    07.02.14 · Reply
  72. Really amazing bag!

    http://www.MyFantabulousWorld.com

    07.02.14 · Reply
  73. This outfit is the definition of cute! Its fun and girly. Light and Playfull! Love the pink and the cool florescent sunglasses!

    http://aprettythought.org/

    07.02.14 · Reply
  74. The slow pace says:

    I absolutely agree! What is Summer without a white dress???
    xx,
    E.
    http://www.theslowpace.com

    07.02.14 · Reply
  75. Oh I ADORE and LOVE this outfit! I actually love the bag and contemplated on getting it. As a matter of fact, googling the purse is what brought me to your blog! 🙂

    Cheresa
    http://www.misshotcouture.blogspot.com

    07.02.14 · Reply
  76. Jenna says:

    Love this look! The dress is so cute and you’re rocking it. xoxo jenna @ sincerelyjennamarie

    07.02.14 · Reply
  77. Elisa Taviti says:

    Really amazing bag!

    http://www.MyFantabulousWorld.com

    07.02.14 · Reply
  78. The slow pace says:

    I absolutely agree! What is Summer without a white dress???
    xx,
    E.
    http://www.theslowpace.com

    07.02.14 · Reply
  79. White is your color! I also love white!
    I feel the same way…dresses are always more fun for summer!
    Have a great day! 🙂

    07.02.14 · Reply
  80. Paige Cassandra Flamm says:

    I’m loving the pop of pink in this look from your bag!

    Paige

    http://thehappyflammily.com

    07.02.14 · Reply
  81. Oh white dresses have my heart this summer! This fit ‘n’ flare one will look great for years!
    xo Adri
    http://www.adrilately.blogspot.com

    07.02.14 · Reply
  82. Agi says:

    Cute dress!!!!!!!

    Agi:)

    vodkainfusedlemonade.com

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  83. Karissa says:

    Love the white! Dresses are my favourite thing to wear in the summer!

    07.02.14 · Reply
  84. Jenna says:

    Love this look! The dress is so cute and you're rocking it. xoxo jenna @ sincerelyjennamarie

    07.02.14 · Reply
  85. White is your color! I also love white!
    I feel the same way…dresses are always more fun for summer!
    Have a great day! 🙂

    07.02.14 · Reply
  86. Agi says:

    Cute dress!!!!!!!

    Agi:)

    vodkainfusedlemonade.com

    07.02.14 · Reply
  87. Karissa says:

    Love the white! Dresses are my favourite thing to wear in the summer!

    07.02.14 · Reply
  88. Lara Durben says:

    Love the dress – and I’m with you, I live in dresses all summer long. There’s something I don’t like about wearing pants this time of year – and don’t even get me started on shorts!

    07.03.14 · Reply
  89. Adrienne J says:

    Yes because I may or may not have 3 white dresses. Or is that enough?! Hmm.

    07.03.14 · Reply
  90. Lara Durben says:

    Love the dress – and I'm with you, I live in dresses all summer long. There's something I don't like about wearing pants this time of year – and don't even get me started on shorts!

    07.03.14 · Reply
  91. Chloe says:

    Would love some new dresses! love this one and that bag!

    http://www.fashionbombblog.com

    07.04.14 · Reply
  92. Chloe says:

    Would love some new dresses! love this one and that bag!

    http://www.fashionbombblog.com

    07.05.14 · Reply
  93. I cannot tell you much I love this outfit! Seriously, head to toe perfection!

    07.10.14 · Reply
  94. I cannot tell you much I love this outfit! Seriously, head to toe perfection!

    07.10.14 · Reply
  95. Esonia Knight says:

    I just purchased 2 summer dresses today. Summer I have to wear dresses, because winter is so looonnnggg.

    07.15.14 · Reply
  96. Esonia Knight says:

    I just purchased 2 summer dresses today. Summer I have to wear dresses, because winter is so looonnnggg.

    07.15.14 · Reply