Alice + Olivia Floral Embroidered Flare Dress

Allow me to tell you a little story about this dress… When I saw it online at Shopbop, I immediately clicked at to cart for three reasons. First, I love the bold colors – of course! Secondly, I love flowers – duh. Third, I was drawn to the easy-to-wear flowy shape with the flare sleeves.

But, little did I know, that was only the start of my love obsession with this dress… As it turns out, this dress is even prettier in person! In fact, I’d definitely characterize it as one of those online purchases that exceeded my expectations!

Why, you ask? Well, let me tell you… It’s all in the details! The florals on this dress aren’t printed. They are each beautifully embroidered with reflective centers for each flower, creating a really eye-catching design. Actually, I wore this dress to the Louis Vuitton x UNICEF fundraising event last week, and I received so many compliments!

Plus, I love that this dress works now, will be great for Valentine’s Day, and will then transition into spring.

A side note about Shopbop… In case you don’t already know this, Shopbop is affiliated with Amazon now. What that means is that you can log in to Shopbop via your Amazon log-in. And if you’re an Amazon Prime freak like me, you get the same Amazon Prime benefits on Shopbop as you do on Amazon! That’s right, my friends – free two day shipping. Or, if you are ever in a last minute crunch, you can get next day shipping for just $3.99! I lean on this more than I care to admit. 😉

Don’t Forget

As a reminder, this is the week we started double posting on weekdays. So, yesterday we shared both a fashion article and a Houston City Guide. Be sure to read more about designer Markus Lupfer and learn about our top three Houston nail salons!

Photos by Maritere Rice

Details of My Look

Alice + Olive floral embroidered flare dress (also here; check out the print in jacket form | Stuart Weitzman thigh scraper over the knee boots (other great boot options here, here, and here) | Gucci bag (less expensive red bag option here) | Thierry Lasry sunglasses (older; great red sunglasses options here and here) | Dior double pearl earrings (inexpensive option here) | Nars jungle red lipstick | Essie nail polish


  1. Sheri says:

    Hi Carrie,
    Beautiful dress. The bag is lovely too 🙂


    1. Carrie says:

      Thanks, Sheri! I’m so glad you like it. Xo

  2. Jessica says:

    You look beyond pretty! x

    Jessica — NinetyCo 

    1. Carrie says:

      Ah thanks, Jessica. So glad you like.

  3. Bella B says:

    Carrie!!!! You look so good. I am just loving this dress so pretty.

    1. Carrie says:

      You’re too sweet to me, Bella boo. Xo

  4. You look incredible! This color scheme is amazing against your complexion! Love your hair too!


    1. Carrie says:

      Ah that’s so kind of you to say! Thank you.

  5. Jenn Lake says:

    Such a pretty dress on you, Carrie! LOVE how you styled it!

    1. Carrie says:

      Thank you so much, Jenn! I really appreciate that coming from you. Xo

  6. Jyotsna says:

    Love that vibrant floral print!

    1. Carrie says:

      Ah thank you, sweet lady!

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