Criss Cross

The problem with going to formal events in the summer is that more formal, long dresses make you feel like you are going to be dripping in sweat. The last time I had to wear a long dress in the summer my hair had expanded by about five inches and I was miserable the entire time. Solution to this? This dress. It has an open back, mini skirt and sheer skirt with slits that come together to somehow survive being outside in 85 percent Kansas humidity and working up a sweat from dancing. (Yes, lots of Beyonce was being played. Like there was even a doubt about that.)

Black Criss Cross Back Dress
Black Criss Cross Back Dress

Black Criss Cross Back Dress
Black Criss Cross Back Dress

Black Criss Cross Back Dress
Black Criss Cross Back Dress

Black Criss Cross Back Dress

Hello Cheeseburger Necklace
Dress: C/O Tulip 
Shoes: Vince Camuto (similar) (similar)
Bag: Natasha (exact)
Lip Color: C/O Laura Geller in Purple Currant (exact)
Necklace: Hello Cheeseburger (mention in the comments if you want to pre-order!)


Really though, one of the best things about summer is that you have more energy, things start later at night and you are just so much more carefree. Summer of 2014 Alissa is a lot more fun than previous years.Maybe if I would have found this dress earlier in my life I would have been a lot more fun. Or not. Whatever the case would have been, this dress and I are BFF’s this year when it comes to parties.