Gianni Bini Summer Dress (Petite Friendly!)

Jesus and I just got back from a family vacation in Tucson, Arizona and it was a blast! My dad’s side of the family lives in Tucson and I hadn’t been back in like 15 years! After researching things to do in Tucson, we were sure it was going to be a boring trip. Thankfully, that was not the case! Before packing for our trip, we stopped at Dillard’s and picked up this beautiful Gianni Bini Summer Dress! (It’s exclusive to Dillard’s only!)

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Gianni Bini Summer Dress

Gianni Bini Summer Dress

Gianni Bini Summer Dress

Gianni Bini Summer Dress

Gianni Bini Summer Dress

Gianni Bini Summer Dress

Gianni Bini Summer Dress

Gianni Bini Summer Dress

Gianni Bini Summer Dress

Gianni Bini Summer Dress

Dress: Gianni Bini Summer Dress (Size: XS) | Shoes: Caslon Gilda Sandals

Accessories: Ray Ban Sunglasses & Yellow Tassel Earrings

 

Gianni Bini Summer Dress

Oh how glad I am that Gianni Bini has entered my life. They are an affordable brand that comes out with the cutest pieces that are “in”! When we stopped at Dillard’s before our trip, I knew I would shop the Gianni Bini section for that reason!

Since Arizona is a lot of dirt and cactus’, I wanted to have an outfit that had pops of color. This Gianni Bini Summer dress caught my eye and I knew that it was going to be the one dress that I splurge on. It’s funny that I say splurge because it’s actually less than $70!

I immediately fell in love with the tassels and embroidery! They have the perfect amount of tassels, which are strategically placed at the bottom of the dress! Another thing I loved about the dress is that it is lightweight. I knew that visiting Arizona would mean high temperatures in the 100’s and I was actually able to walk around the University of Arizona without dying of heat! So this Gianni Bini Summer dress is perfect for Summer!

Lastly, for all my petite woman, this dress is perfect for us! The length is what I wish all dresses came in (for my sake, of course). It’s hits right above my knees, which I love, because it’s not too short but also not too long!

Alterations

Okay I lied about it being the last thing, but seriously, LAST thing on this gorgeous dress. I’m not sure if you noticed, but the dress in the pictures of me with the dress actually looks slightly different than the one in the widget above. The one in the widget has a key hole in the middle of the chest. I didn’t like the keyhole because I didn’t have the proper undergarment to wear with the dress, without the bra showing.

Since I absolutely LOVED the dress and just had to have it, I actually came up with an idea to make the dress more comfortable for me to wear. Thankfully, my mom is amazing at sewing and used to make me dresses when I was younger. I asked her to sew the dress to where there isn’t a keyhole and it came out perfect! So huge shout out to my mama and her wonderful sewing skills! Just take another look at the pictures so you can see what I am talking about!

Caslon Gilda Sandals

These Caslon Gilda Sandals were actually first seen online during the beginning of Nordstrom’s half-yearly sale. They were sitting in my virtual shopping cart for a couple of days because I wasn’t sure how they would fit. I had never purchased from the brand Caslon and since my feet are skinny, I never know how new shoe brands will fit on my feet. I ended up not buying them online but always thought about how great they would look with my GB dress!

After searching at multiple shoe/department stores and not finding any sandals I wanted to wear with my Gianni Bini Summer dress, I almost gave up. I was so close to just styling them with my Tory Burch Miller Sandals.

As Jesus and I were shopping at North Park Center (the day before we left for vacation), we stopped at Nordstrom. I was so happy to see that Nordstrom’s half yearly sale was still going on! I shopped in the section of shoes that were part of their half yearly sale and found these Caslon Gilda Sandals!

It was meant to be y’all! They had them in my size, the same color, and fit perfectly! So of course, I had to get them! And guess what, they are STILL on sale!! They are just less than $55!

Remember guys, I wore these to walk the University of Arizona campus, so they are VERY comfortable! I was surprised that I didn’t get any blisters from them since I wore them for the first time that day!

I knew the Caslon Gilda sandals would be the perfect match for my Gianni Bini Summer Dress since they also came with the cutest tassels! If you love them, get them quickly because they are priced at an unbeatable price!

Accessories

My Ray Ban aviator sunglasses are something I’ll probably never get rid of. With the sun shining bright in Arizona, I packed these sunglasses to wear with all of my outfits! I’ve always admired the look of Ray Ban sunglasses and decided to splurge on them about a year ago. Honestly, they’re my favorite pair and I would splurge on them again if I didn’t already have them!

When styling the gorgeous Gianni Bini Summer dress, I knew I wanted to wear yellow earrings. I also knew I wanted them to be tassel earrings since my entire outfit had tassels! I found the earrings styled in the pictures, at the Dillard’s at North Park Center but I cannot find them online. I’m so sorry guys! I’ve looked everywhere! I linked similar ones but if you want the exact ones, they are made by Landry and are stocked at the Dillard’s at North Park Center! They’re also only $20, which are cheaper than the ones I linked in the widget!

 

So what did you think of this outfit? Would you wear this Gianni Bini Summer dress with the keyhole? If you have any questions or would just like to say ‘hi’, please leave a comment! 🙂

Much Love,

Stevie