10 Best White Dresses

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Happy Friday, and thanks so much for stopping by! Words cannot describe how grateful I am for each and everyone of you! I am humbled by your gesture of sending your congratulation wishes ever since my interview with Hayley Phelan for Racked.com went live. Titled, “The Power of the Mid-Tier Blogger” describes my journey as a blogger, and how I was able to quit my full-time corporate job after a 1.5 years of blogging. Continue reading to learn more…


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Blogging has been a very exciting journey for me. It all started as a hobby. Two years ago, I desperately needed an creative outlet. I was married, with a two-year-old at home, and working full-time in the financial services sector in Chicago. Fashion has always come natural to me so, I decided to start a fashion and lifestyle blog. Little did I know what impact I would have, though. Within three weeks into blogging I was featured on New York Magazine “The Cut“, and I thought: “OK, I need to continue — this is beyond exciting!” And so I did.

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However, my biggest “blogging” blessing has been to connect with all of you! I’ve met some of the most amazing women on here which I am incredibly grateful for. You all inspire me so much, and I’m hoping that my story inspires you too. Read my full interview with Hayley Phelan for Racked.com HERE.

As always, thanks so much for reading & have a fabulous Memorial Weekend!

Get your light-hued dress game on with my 20 very chic options below:

Much love.


DRESS: Chicwish c/o | HEELS: Steve Madden | LIPSTICK: CHANEL | SUNGLASSES: Choies c/o



  1. May 27, 2016 / 1:14 AM

    Congrats on this! Fabulous article and I completely agree with everything you said in the piece. You are such an inspirations, Vanessa! Also, LOVE this whilte lace dress! So classically elegant! Have a wonderful holiday weekend!

    xo, Jennifer

  2. May 27, 2016 / 1:56 AM

    It is very nice to read more about you. What a fantastic succesful story! It must have been hard work groing like that while you still had your job.

  3. Michelle Joseph
    May 27, 2016 / 6:02 AM

    Looking lovely in white and congratulations Vanessa. :*

    Mich xx

  4. Marta
    May 27, 2016 / 6:04 AM

    Congrats on the feature Vanessa & so excited to read the full article!! You totally deserve the success you’ve achieved through your hard work, so proud of you and it’s a blessing to call you my friend! You are such an inspiration Vanessa, keep up the amazing work girl!! I’m such a sucker for a white dress and this one is amazing on you & I love all of your picks, #8 is my fave! Hope you have an amazing long weekend:)

  5. May 27, 2016 / 6:11 AM

    I am so glad that we have connected too Vanessa! That was such a great interview and I am inspired by you everyday. You look stunning in this lace dress too! Have a wonderful holiday weekend with your family. XO


  6. Andrea @ Living On Cloud Nine
    May 27, 2016 / 6:21 AM

    SOOO PROUD of you!!! And know what I love about you, despite how famous you may become, you will remain the same loving and inspiring down to earth darling you have always been!! LOVE that spectacular dress on spectacular you!! Have the BEST long weekend beautiful!!

  7. May 27, 2016 / 6:46 AM

    Congratulations, Vanessa! So exciting! I will go check out this article now, that’s so awesome. Love this gorgeous dress on you — that lace is just stunning. I’ve been in the market for a new white dress now that I have a “little” tan haha! I will check out your selections! Hope you have a wonderful Memorial Day weekend!

    xo, Rachel
    A Blonde’s Moment

  8. May 27, 2016 / 7:19 AM

    Congratulation on the article! You are such an inspiration, Vanessa! Also, loving the white dresses! Have a fabulous Memorial Day weekend!
    xO – Steph


  9. MC
    May 27, 2016 / 7:20 AM

    Congrats on all of your success so far Vanessa – you’re so inspiring! I’m totally obsessed with that white lace dress! You look beyond stunning doll! Hope you have a great weekend!

  10. May 27, 2016 / 7:58 AM

    Dear V., I missed this interview, but now I read it, and it is so nice! Congratulations for all you have achieved, you deserve all – you are super sweet, brilliant, beautiful, warm hearted! I am so grateful that we go to know each other! You are amazing! Hugs and regards!

  11. May 27, 2016 / 10:25 AM

    You are so amazing Vanessa the article is so good!!! I love all those white dress they are so cute!
    Happy Friday

  12. May 27, 2016 / 10:28 AM

    Vanessa, I’ve told you this many times, but you are seriously an inspiration. Your story and interview is so encouraging in more ways than you may ever know! It really is a prime example that if you have a passion, a true passion and are not doing something just for fame and money, you can truly be successful in doing what you genuinely love. Not only are you talented in styling, but you have a heart of gold and I do believe that those who have such a heart will always attract success and positivity. I also want to congratulate you on being featured on one of the BIGGEST online publications, Who What Wear! That is such a BIG deal and the acknowledgment is well deserved! As for your outfit, I LOVE this dress! It’s so elegant and versatile, it can be worn to so many different spring/summer occasions! I love how you paired it with that fab RM purse, too! Thanks so much for sharing, gorgeous, and I hope you have a wonderful holiday weekend!



  13. May 27, 2016 / 10:29 AM

    *Correction-I love that gorgeous, CHANEL purse!

  14. May 27, 2016 / 10:45 AM

    I adore a white dress with lace detailing. Loving the one you’re wearing! Looking gorgeous as always, V!


    Tamara – LoveofMode.com

  15. May 27, 2016 / 10:50 AM

    Such a gorgeous white lace dress you’re wearing, love it to the sunnies! And the picks are so gorgeous as well, haha need another white dress asap kind of! Have a lovely week love! Xx


  16. Alma Moda Aldia
    May 27, 2016 / 11:01 AM

    Que divino es el vestido. Estas guapísima Vanessa. Un abrazo y feliz fin de semana.

  17. Jess
    May 27, 2016 / 11:11 AM

    You are such an inspiration, Vanessa! Congrats on the article or shall I say ARTICLES? Your interview what featured on several outlets — so amazing! I read it two days, and I loved learning more about you and your blogging success! Your success is well deserved — not only do you have GREAT style but also a HEART OF GOLD. You are so down to earth unlike other successful bloggers who tend to get all stuck up. You, though, are still super sweet! No wonder, you have grown so BIG! Congrats again, and I will be here cheering you all the way to the top!
    XO, Jess

  18. May 27, 2016 / 11:37 AM

    Really lovely to get to know you more. Congrats for your blogging full-time. The lace dress is fantastic as well. x/Madison

  19. May 27, 2016 / 11:38 AM

    I actually have an off-white dress similar to the one you’re wearing that I wore to one of my wedding showers 4 years ago! Love it still to this day!! Hope you have the best long weekend, Vanessa! And PS you inspire me MORE!

    Xox Dana Ivy // http://www.iadorewhatilove.com

  20. Amy Arnold
    May 27, 2016 / 11:38 AM

    Congrats on your awesome features and all your blogging success! You are amazing. I have been so into white dresses lately for summer. This looks awesome on you! Love the lace.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  21. May 27, 2016 / 11:40 AM

    I have you Racked.com story saved to read this weekend, Love the eyelet white dress–and your post beforehand on statement 2 pieces!

    Have a happy Memorial Day Weekend,



  22. May 27, 2016 / 12:22 PM

    Congrats Vanessa on your interview and achievements. I have no idea if I will ever make money off my blog, but I love hearing success stores like these.


  23. Leona
    May 27, 2016 / 12:27 PM

    Hi Vanessa! I actually found via the Racked. com article and I’m very impressed with your writing and styling skills! You look fabulous — adore the white dress, and I must admit: You’re really inspiring! Your story shows that “dream can come true”. What an amazing story you have! xx, Leona from CA

  24. May 27, 2016 / 2:18 PM

    Congrats again on being featured! You have worked so hard and created this amazing platform and you deserve nothing but the best! You have such a kind heart and are truly inspiring?
    I’m in love with your white crochet dress and that gorgeous Chanel Boy bag!!
    Hope you have a great weekend!

    xo, Jackie

  25. May 27, 2016 / 2:47 PM

    Wow…that is amazing, Vanessa! Congratulations, I loved the article and you are such an inspiration! You look amazing, by the way. I hope you have a wonderful weekend!
    xo, Lily
    Beauty With Lily

  26. Heidi
    May 27, 2016 / 6:44 PM

    I’m so excited for you Vanessa! Congratulations on this feature! You are an incredible inspiration and clearly this all comes so naturally for you. Your authenticity shines through in each post. Wishing you a wonderful weekend my friend!

    Heidi || Wishes & Reality

  27. May 27, 2016 / 9:50 PM

    Wow what an amazing article Vanessa! So inspiring! I really hope my blog can do as well as yours someday! I gave up everything to pursue my dreams and can’t wait to see them happen 🙂
    You look amazing by the way!

  28. Cora
    May 28, 2016 / 3:40 AM

    Congrats Love, for featuring by Racked, you deserved it. Keep up the good works..
    Happy weekend–<3

  29. May 28, 2016 / 6:35 AM

    Your dress is out of this world gorgeous! I’m loving white this year for spring and summer, it feels new and fresh. Congrats on the interview, wow! Off to read that now! Have a fabulous weekend Vanessa!


  30. May 28, 2016 / 6:50 AM

    White dresses are so perfect for summer. The one you’re wearing looks so dainty and pretty 🙂

  31. May 28, 2016 / 8:41 AM

    i totally agree with you I’m still a newie Bee at blogging but i feel blogging has taught me so much about my self I knew i would love it bit I wasn’t expecting it to be such a big part of my life and for it to change so much about me in the best way possible, ur such a inspiration. congratulation on ur interview.

  32. May 28, 2016 / 9:20 AM

    Congratulations on your feature and on your blogging success! You are an amazing inspiration for all of us ‘newbie’ bloggers and your personality shines through all your posts. I love this white lace dress – you look gorgeous as always! I hope you are having a great holiday weekend with your family. xx


  33. May 28, 2016 / 12:25 PM

    This story is truly inspirational. I really enjoyed reading it and learn from it. Thank you for your inspiration. Have a Wonderful Holiday Weekend!



  34. May 28, 2016 / 4:09 PM

    You look so chic. I love the white dress with the black heels.
    Also, Congratulations on your feature. So awesome!!!
    Have a lovely day dear.


  35. May 28, 2016 / 9:38 PM

    Fabulous outfit and congratulations on such a wonderful interview! So happy to have you in the blogging world, you’re totally an inspiration 🙂

    xx, Ashleigh ⎢ http://www.fashioninflight.com

  36. May 29, 2016 / 2:23 AM

    Hi there, a huge congratulations! It is very impressive how well you have done in the blogging sphere, hard and good work pays off! hope you continue to enjoy blogging and showing beautiful looks like this stunning white dress!! 🙂 (num. 10 is my favourite 😉

    Have a great Sunday!
    x Josune @ Your Beauty Script


  37. May 29, 2016 / 8:35 AM

    I’m so happy for you and so nice to meet you too! Blogging is such a great and amazing experience, full of opportunities and meeting new people! Love your dress by the way! Hope you’re having a great weekend V!


  38. May 29, 2016 / 9:40 AM

    Your blog is such an inspiration and I love reading your posts. Congrats on all your amazing blogging successes thus far, and I can’t wait to see the ones yet to come! Happy weekend, Vanessa!
    Julia // Little Miss Haute Couture

  39. May 29, 2016 / 1:32 PM

    Am not just a girl behind a computer trying to look pretty…..and being #767 out of #9352, I read theinterview and I hope I will one day transition to full time blogging like you did and be successful. I look up to you V and that featured on the Cut, am happy for you. You are an inspiration and you look so amazing in white, you were born to wear white!

  40. May 29, 2016 / 10:40 PM

    Congratulations Vanessa! I really loved your interview and it was very very interesting! You are always so inspiring and I really like your personality!


  41. Filipa Jackson
    May 29, 2016 / 10:58 PM

    You must have been reading my mind, I am currently searching like a crazy person for the perfect white dress for my bachelorette… I love this one

    Filipa xxx
    PlayingWithApparel.com | Instagram

  42. May 30, 2016 / 10:09 AM

    Congrats on that amazing interview Vanessa – and that lace white dress of yours is so phenom!

    Come check out the 3rd installment of my collab with Los Angeles-based brand TOBI – I’m so sure you’ll love this one!

    Have a great Memorial Day!


  43. May 31, 2016 / 1:32 PM

    White dresses are so incredibly classy and look so sophisticated. You look gorgeous in your pretty laced number!

    Some lovely suggestions and a great post!

    Laura xo


  44. June 1, 2016 / 2:40 PM

    Your hard work continues to inspire me everyday Vanessa! Greeeeeeat article! Three weeks and such an amazing blessing came your way, that was definitely a sign to keep going and we are so glad you have! Definitely looking forward to meeting you someday soon! 🙂 xo

  45. June 21, 2016 / 5:39 AM

    White is one of my favorite colors, maybe because white can be mixed perfectly with other stuffs as well. This dress looks very lovely on you !

    Khanh | Best shoes 2016

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