Fit for a celebration

I think it's clear that I've fallen back in love with the maxi dress, and I've fallen hard. (Was I ever really out of love? Well, we had quite the affair back in 2012, were on again-off again for a bit and now we are back on.) Not that loving Cabi's garden party dress is difficult to do, with it's flattering silhouette, playful ruffles, and delicate print.

I could easily see wearing this dress to a wedding, but this weekend I'm going to be wearing it to my sister's college graduation! I'm keeping my fingers crossed the weather holds out, as the forecast seems to keep wavering between sun, clouds, and rain. Of course I want her to have a beautiful day for her graduation; I'm also not 100% sure that the venue it's being held at is, you know, indoors.

I hope you've loved the pieces I've shared from Cabi's Arrivederci collection as much as I have!

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The Rundown
Garden Party Dress c/o Cabi
Shoes Me Too via TJMaxx similar
Micro Perry Satchel Rebecca Minkoff c/o Shopbop
Turquoise Necklace Gift similar
Cuff "Vista" Gorjana via Rocksbox
Gold Bracelets The Cavernous Jewelry Box
Stacked Rings Gorjana via TJMaxx similar
Sunglasses "Meteor" Ray-Ban c/o TJMaxx

Linking up with Jeans and a Teacup's Flashback Friday (One year ago today)

Cabi provided me with this piece for the purpose of this post. Thanks for supporting the brands who support Chic on the Cheap!


  1. Ooh so pretty! I love the extra fabric up on the bust line!

  2. Not only is this a beautiful garment Lydia, but it looks amazing - OMG talk about a dress you can really wear anywhere. Enjoy !

  3. Maxi dresses have never really been my thing, but after seeing you in that beautiful one earlier this week, they've been on my mind - and now, seeing you in this one, I know I absolutely need to add one to my collection. Preferably this weekend ;) Of course this weekend there is rain in our forecast here, so I won't be able to wear one if I find it, but it does give me the perfect excuse to do lots of online shopping ;) Congratulations to your sister on her graduation!

  4. Beautiful dress Lydia, the print and silhouette is just gorgeous. Congrats to your sister!

  5. Maxi dresses are my summer weakness - and this is a really lovely one. I'm not usually super into lighter colours and prints but there's something about this one...

    Courtney ~ Sartorial Sidelines

  6. That dress is seriously stunning! I'm always afraid of maxi dresses because I'm so short but this one is so nice it makes me want to pick one up!

    Lee -

  7. So beautiful. And the ruffle detail is really cool, too. I picture you sipping tea in a Victorian garden wearing this dress. Then skipping through lavender fields with your one true love. A very romantic dress, indeed! Lovely.


  8. What a stunning dress! I just love the ruffle detail!

  9. That dress is absolutely stunning. I love the ruffles!

    District of Chic

  10. Congrats to your sister on her graduation! :)

    That maxi dress is beautiful on you so I hope the weather is perfect and you get to wear it. The pastel Rebecca Minkoff bag is just the best accessory :)

    Away From The Blue Blog

  11. that's such a pretty maxi dress. I am with you on this...I have had a resurgence for the maxi length dress! =)

  12. That dress is beautiful! Congrats to your sister :)

  13. Congratulations to your sister! Also, this dress looks great on you. Love the shoes that you paired it with.

    xx Leah /

  14. Your sister's graduation, how exciting! I hope the weather was nice! I LOVE this maxi dress, it is gorgeous on you. I like maxi dresses, but I have a hard time finding ones I like--they can sometimes be shapeless or not quite the right length, etc. This looks like the perfect one though!

  15. Such a pretty print, and I love the ruffle detail in the contrasting print. Congrats to your sister!

  16. This dress is gorgeous! I love the contrasting ruffle! I hope you had a great weekend at your sister's graduations!
    Jeans and a Teacup

  17. What a beautiful maxi dress! The cut is so flattering on you. This is enough to make me rekindle my love of the maxi.