Black Dress + Boat Cruise

Chicago fashion blogger Blonde and Bailey wearing a black Lulus formal dress and black BaubleBar earrings in the Gold Coast.

Adult prom? Yup, that’s what we called it. Last weekend my classmates and I went on a formal boat cruise, and we spent the whole night dancing and enjoying the beautiful skyline from Lake Michigan. (Of course when I went to the top of the boat to look at the view I didn’t have my phone and only took photos on a friend’s. Boo!) I convinced Bri to visit for a girls weekend and be my plus one, which made the night even better. We spent the day getting manicures, brunch and blowouts with my friends, so much pampering! There may have been some Sprinkles cupcakes in there too to celebrate my friend Kate’s birthday.

Blonde and Bailey, a Chicago-based fashion blog, wearing a black strappy Lulus floor-length dress.

I actually bought this dress a couple months ago when my friend Laura persuaded me to go to Snowball (a different Chicago formal charity event!) after a rough day. I needed to find something that could be delivered within four days since I was cutting it so close to the event, and I decided to try out Lulus. I had never bought anything from there before but with a great return policy I figured I’d give it a shot. I bought four dresses, two styles in two sizes. I liked them both but felt this was the dressier option and thought the strappy back (though tricky to put on… “BRI HELP HELP” as I became a tangled mess) was super fun. By the way, you’re not going to believe this dress was only $56! <mic drop>

Blonde and Bailey, a Chicago-based fashion blog, wearing a black strappy Lulus floor-length dress.

Chicago fashion and lifestyle blogger Blonde and Bailey styling a black Lulus formal dress and BaubleBar tassel earrings in the Gold Coast.

Fashion blogger Blonde and Bailey wearing a black Lulus formal dress in the Gold Coast.Fashion blogger Blonde and Bailey wearing black BaubleBar tassel earrings.

Blonde and Bailey, a Chicago-based fashion blog, wearing a black strappy Lulus long dress.

Fashion blogger Blonde and Bailey styling a black Tory Burch clutch and black evening gown.

Blonde and Bailey, a Chicago-based fashion blog, wearing a black strappy Lulus floor-length dress and Louboutins.Blonde and Bailey, a Chicago-based fashion blog, wearing a black strappy Lulus evening dress      Chicago fashion blogger Blonde and Bailey wearing a black Lulus formal dress in the Gold Coast. Chicago fashion blogger Blonde and Bailey wearing a black Lulus formal dress in the Gold Coast.  Blonde and Bailey, a Chicago-based fashion blog, wearing a black strappy Lulus dress.

Blonde and Bailey, a Chicago-based fashion blog, wearing a black strappy Lulus maxi dress

Chicago fashion blogger Blonde and Bailey styling a black Lulus formal dress in the Gold Coast.Chicago fashion and lifestyle blogger Blonde and Bailey styling a black Lulus formal dress and BaubleBar tassel earrings in the Gold Coast. Chicago fashion blogger Blonde and Bailey styling a black Lulus formal dress in the Gold Coast.

Dress by Lulus | Shoes by Christian Louboutin | Clutch by Tory Burch | Earrings by BaubleBar

Photos by Bri McNamara.

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  • Renee

    That dress was a perfect fit for you and looked darling. And a pop of those red bottom shoes 👠. Love it❤

  • Johnna

    Sydney needs to check this website out for homecoming and prom dresses!

  • Amy Compton

    Love the dress! The shoes 👠 do no hurt the eyes 👀 either!

  • Carol

    Gorgeous!

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