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Monday, August 24, 2015

Maxi Dress at Sand Dunes

Billabong maxi dress
sand dunes
Billabong maxi dress
sand dunes
Billabong maxi dress
Dolce Vita Jaeger boots
wool hat
sand dunes
Billabong "Solar Sun" maxi dress (c/o)
Wilfred coral bandeau (similar)
Dolce Vita "Jaeger" booties (c/o)
Moorea Seal "Morley" wool hat

Last week, my sister-in-law and talented photographer Cassie Marino and I packed a car full of clothes and accessories, a cooler of food and drinks, and headed to eastern Washington. We drove for hours with this dream of a destination in mind: sand dunes. After weeks of sharing a Pinterest board for common inspiration, we set out to make our vision a reality, and we're thrilled with how the photos turned out! I wore this maxi dress, which works just as well with sandals for the beach as it does with desert boots for any occasion from festivals to stomping around in dry, barren lands. The sand dunes are vast and windy, which made shooting a literal whirlwind of an adventure.

Check out more photos from this shoot on Cassie Marino Photography's blog and Instagram!

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75 comments:

  1. I love these photos! Worth the trip! The dress has such pretty details.

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  2. You look gorgeous !
    Xoxo

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  3. So stunning! I love your outfit! <3

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    Thank you :)

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  4. Such a pretty setting for a pretty dress! Loving your hat too!

    Shae @ www.currenthabits.com

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  5. Beautiful post ! These photos are amazing <3 I love your hat and booties and how they go so well with your dress !

    XOXO
    Jess
    Http://jessprainstyle.com

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  6. These photos are STUNNING! I love what you wore as well - it's very..."flower growing in the desert"-esque. Absolutely beautiful

    xo Deborah
    Coffee, Prose, and Pretty Clothes

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  7. Absolutely adore these photos, wind through hair freedom and warm weather happiness. gosh i wish i was there!
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  8. In love with these photos Carolyn! I was excited to see them after seeing your snaps at the sand dunes. :) :)


    xo - Sheila
    www.sheislovelyblog.com

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  10. Wow! This belongs in a magazine. So gorgeous!

    Enclothed Cognition

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  11. These pictures are absolutely breathtaking

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  12. Carolyn,

    These photos are gorgeous!

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  13. This is so pretty - and you wouldn't know from the front what a fun back it has. I also like how you wore the bandeau top underneath. It's the perfect color, and it makes it all that more interesting to look at from the back. Great summer look.

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  14. That dress is fantastic and the photos are stunning! Lovely post!

    Amber | y a c h t s m a a n

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  15. These photos are absolutely stunning!!! So glad that your vision came to life, looks like it was totally worth the drive!

    xo Mary-Katherine | Gold-Hatted Lover

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  16. amazing photos !! :)
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  17. Gorgeous dress! I love all the colors in the collar. You look great.

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  18. How cool! This sounds like such a fun thing to do and the photos turned out so well.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

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  19. Great place to make this photos, they are really nice!

    L.A

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  20. I love this look so much!! Its so effortless and chic! You look gorgeous! =)
    Reagan

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  21. Amazing photos! Loving your blog hun x

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  22. These photos are stunning! and of course that dress is beautiful on you xo

    Jessica
    the way to my Hart

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  23. Simply beautiful. Thanks for sharing and happy Monday!

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  24. Lady, your blog is gorgeous! Love love love the sand dunes. Also, your hat is fabulous. <3

    Tiana xx // alwaysneedher.com

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  25. LOOOOVE the maxi dress! The sand dunes is such a perfect location for these photos :)

    xo,
    Abby of Life in the Fash Lane

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  26. These are beautiful Carolyn! xx

    Erica
    www.eggcanvas.me

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  27. Your dress is gorgeous and these photos are amazing! I love the sand dunes - reminds me of all the times I went to the dunes in college!

    xo Kristen
    http://currentlyonline.blogspot.com

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  28. beyond obsessed with all of this. The dress is summer perfection. Stunning photos, love. xx

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  29. These photos are beautiful!!

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  30. you have such a lovely blog and these photos are incredible! I especially adore your outfit from your "Black, White, and Berlin" post...so minimal and effortlessly chic! xx

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  31. Your sister-in-law is a very talented photographer! I love all the movement in these photos and you look gorgeous! That maxi dress is very beautiful!

    -Helen
    Sweet Helen Grace

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  32. Oh my - Your sister-in-law is an amazing photographer! Of course it also helps that the model looks fantastic :) You look so carefree in these photos and that maxi dress is gorgeous!
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  33. What a wonderful job! These photos are stunning!!!

    Natalia | Lindifique

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  34. Love this look and background!

    xo Annie
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  35. Carolyn I'm loving your blog. This dress and these pics are just amazing!
    It must be very rewarding to be inspired by something or someone and then recreate it adding your own personal touch!
    Have a great week ahead
    XO
    Aimara
    @waysofstyle
    www.waysofstyle.com

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  36. Stunning, stunning shots! The styling and photographs are impeccable, and you look absolutely stunning! Loving how dramatic the wind makes everything looks, ahh! I love this!

    May | THE MAYDEN

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  37. Love your white dress !!!!!!! I want the same one :-)
    amazing pics!
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  38. Amazing photos, I love your maxi dress
    xo
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  39. Carolyn!! I knew I had to check out this post when I saw your Instagram photo. This set of photos is UNREAL and definitely my favorite all time post of yours!

    Tina
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  40. Stunning photos! You look marvelous. Love your cute maxi dress!

    xx

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  41. Your photos are absolutely amazing! The dress is lovely too!

    Rachael at broomfie.blogspot.com

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  42. Love your outfit. You look amazing.

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  43. So in love with your dress!! Perfect for summer!

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  44. You are so gorgeous,and the picture is beautiful.

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  45. OMG… I loved your outfit, it’s so beautiful!! And you look gorgeous!!
    And the Location is so Perfect.
    Kisses from Germany

    Johanna


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  46. WOW these photos are absolutely stunning! And I love that you drove for hours just to find the right location. It seriously paid off! Those boots with this dress is a super cute combo! Looking forward to seeing more pics :)
    Suzy x
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  47. Love your outfit ! You look so gorgeous!
    Love your photos!
    Nina
    xox
    www.titritmode.com

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  48. That is a stunning dress! You look gorgeous by the way and the pictures are beautiful. I have been checking your blog and I love it! So nice. Kisses,
    Vera

    The Flash Window | Bloglovin

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  49. I love the outfit! Great pictures :)

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  50. LOVE this photo set! What a gorgeous location and love your styling and the style of photography.
    Would love to hear more about how you planned this adventure and the inspiration behind the shoot!

    xo
    katrina
    thedemuremuse.com

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  51. Thanks for the comment Carolyn, you've got great style! I just followed your stuff it looks great *Thumbs up*

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  52. This is so pretty! I love the quality of these photos, they are so professional! Your outfit is amazing too!

    Raindrops of Sapphire

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  53. I love these photos! They remind me of the sand dunes in Vietnam!

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  54. this photoshoot is amazing. I love the second photo a lot!! :D
    hope to keep in touch.

    xoxo,
    Winn | ♥
    winscribbles.blogspot.com

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  55. great pictures your dress is everything

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  56. Sounds like an awesome trip! You look amazing in the photos. It really looks straight out of a magazine!

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  57. omg!!!! these pictures are ABSOLUTELY BREATHTAKING!!!! aaahhh!!! :D

    Have a great day!
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  58. Love the dress!
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    With love,
    C

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  59. Wow!!! Great photography!! I love all the pictures!! You look Awesome!!!
    Hugs,
    Love from www.trangscorner.com {a lifestyle, fashion, beauty, and food blog}

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  61. Amazing photos! These could be in a magazine for sure.
    Love your look as well. You're giving me effortless festival vibes.
    What a great shoot!
    XoXoKMarie.com

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  62. Loving this maxi dress. The colorful art design at the chest area & wrap around criss-cross straps is so pretty. It really does bring lift to this off-white dress. You look adorable. Not to mention that back-drop is gorgeous.

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  63. Wow - what beautiful photos, Carolyn!!!


    Carrie
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  64. Wow these photos are truly amazing! The sand dunes are beautiful and so is the maxi dress you're wearing.

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  65. Those photos are amazing!! I love that you guys made it a mission to take stunning photos for this road trip!

    xo Sheree
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  66. Wow these photos are just unreal! So So So stunning! Gorgeous dress too!

    xx Auna | http://simplyauna.com

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  67. Wow these photos are just unreal! So So So stunning! Gorgeous dress too!

    xx Auna | http://simplyauna.com

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  68. Awesome photos,location and outfit.
    And I'm sure that boots served its purpose well (no sand in your toes).
    Nice for ya to find this location in Washington,if im thinking the same washington :)
    xoxo Bing. ignore that pinkpaintedcake lol.

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  69. you look so beautiful and hot in your outfit! Great style!!

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Thank you for commenting!
Love, Carolyn