A Printed Party Dress + A Night Out in Dallas

Texas fashion blogger Alice Kerley styles a purple and white Planet Blue maxi dress as a maternity dress.

On a recent girl’s trip to Dallas, I wore this oh-so-pretty printed number for a night out on the town! Today I’m sharing what we were up to that night & I’m also talking all about what to look for when shopping for non-maternity dresses when you’re pregnant.

Texas fashion blogger Alice Kerley styles a purple and white Planet Blue maxi dress as a maternity dress.

Texas fashion blogger Alice Kerley styles a purple and white Planet Blue maxi dress as a maternity dress.

Texas fashion blogger Alice Kerley styles black lace up Sole Society heels.

The most comfortable pair of heels, yall!

Texas fashion blogger Alice Kerley styles a purple and white Planet Blue maxi dress as a maternity dress.

Texas fashion blogger Alice Kerley styles a gray Gigi New York monogrammed clutch.

Texas fashion blogger Alice Kerley styles a purple and white Planet Blue maxi dress as a maternity dress.

Outfit Details:

I rocked this pretty Planet Blue dress when I was about 22 weeks along (I’m now 28!) so I still had a lot of growing left to do. Not quite filling out maternity dresses to their full potential, I knew I wanted to try to find a regular maxi dress that would work with my growing bump.

This maxi dress’ silhouette is fitted at the waist, but not “too fitted.” So I was able to pull the waistline just above the bump for more of an empire waist feel. The long flowy fabric was comfortable and accommodated my mom-to-be figure just perfectly.

When shopping for non-maternity dresses to wear over your bump, make sure to look for waistlines that can be adjusted or are are a bit looser. Dresses with a lot of fabric, whether they be shift or maxis work great too!

Our Night Out in Dallas

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After a busy day of brunching shopping (vacations are hard you guys *wink wink*), the girls and I headed to the Dallas Contemporary for the opening of the Bruce Weber photography exhibit.

We sipped on cocktails and mocktails while we people watched against the view of the Dallas skyline.

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The photographs on display were simply stunning. From Weber’s travels throughout South Africa, to Europe, to Morocco and beyond, everywhere you turned was an eye-catching image.

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His fashion editorial shots were just as stunning, many with recognizable faces too!

Dos Jefes Mexican Restaurant in Dallas

After the opening party, we all headed to Dos Jefes for dinner. Dos Jefes is a swanky tequila and tapas lounge offering Latin-inspired fare. I ordered fruit filled steak & avocado quesadillas – definitely a unique combination, but it worked!

There were so much to do & see in Dallas while we were there, and so much that we missed out on too. Can’t wait to go back to visit my Texas neighbors and see more of their pretty sights soon!

And as always, thanks for stopping by the blog!

alice

photos by Angie Garcia

  • Ashley Zeal

    You look gorgeous! I shot here the last time I was in Dallas — so gorgeous!

  • Brooke & Meggan

    Gorgeous photos & looks like a fun night out! xx Brooke

  • I love the waistline of this and how you added some extra flair by pulling it above the bump!

    It looks so great lady!

    Love it – xo
    Krista
    http://www.hundredblog.com

  • Sara

    I love your dress and your accessories are on-point!

  • Oh my goodness this maxi dress is gorgeous! You look amazing!

    xo,
    Britt

    http://www.bybrittanilauren.com

  • What a cute dress! You look so beautiful, dear! xoxo

    http://stylesprinter.com/

  • Liv
  • That maxi dress is amazing! I love the burgundy hem!

    Jenna from http://www.visionsofvogue.com

  • Sarah Louise Zerbe

    I love maxi dresses for the fall so pretty.

  • The Adored Life

    That maxi dress is GORGEOUS!
    The Adored Life

  • Audrey Stowe

    How cute is that dress!? And your trip looked so fun girl- Dos Jefes has such a good brunch!!!

  • Adaleta Avdic

    This dress is seriously so pretty, and you look amazing with the clutch & the length of it. I just adore this outfit. It’s so girly and chic, looks awesome! xx adaatude.com

  • Your bump is so cute and I love that maxi!

    xx Sam | The Heart of the House

  • Nicholle Brainard

    Seriously, the sweetest little bump ever! Looks like a fabulous night out.