Ali and Patrick in Nantucket

On our first night on Nantucket we had a little date night at Galley Beach with Mackenzie and Will. We arrived just as the sun was setting. The candy colored skies were one we will never forget. 

White Dress / Cashmere Sweater / Espadrilles / Saint Tropez Mini Tote / Sunglasses

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True story: I love a good theme party. So, when the invite came for Mackenzie and Will’s welcome dinner, I was ecstatic to see the attire was “wear white.” I took on the challenge to find the perfect white dress.

White Linen Dress (under $100) / Sandals / Earrings / Sunglasses / Hair Clip 

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Minus the fact that it is impossible to be in a bad mood in Nantucket, this week throw me for a loop. Let’s just say, I have never been happier for the weekend.

White Dress (c/o-not available online-similar) / Sandals / Bag / Scarf / Sunglasses / Earrings

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Ali Schilling in Reformation Linen Dress

This past weekend was a total blur of fun, family and lots of baby giggles. Every year my dad’s side of the family tries to get together for a little reunion. This year my grandparents chose Park City, Utah.  I had never been to the cute mountain town.  We had so much fun walking around Old Downtown, going down the largest alpine slide, playing an intense game of whiffle ball (my grandma scored a run!) and spending time with some of my favorite people.


Reformation Dress/ Dôen Bag / Sandals / Sunglasses 

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Dainty gold jewelry works for just about every occasion.  When Gorjana sent me a few pieces from their new wedding collection for my rehearsal dinner, I knew they were going to be the perfect compliment to my white dress. The week before our wedding I tried on, took pictures and packed all of my outfits, including jewelry so I would not have to stress about getting dressed during the week.  If you know me personally, you would know I struggle with this on a daily basis (I am talking to you mom). Since we were traveling to Scottsdale for the week before the wedding I knew I needed to be extremely organized. The best part about the Gorjana jewlery is I could mix and match it and wear it for multiple events.  It worked with everything I brought (which I did intentionally).  My favorite were the diamond drop earrings and Aida cuff I wore for our rehearsal dinner.  They were simple, but sparkled under the lights.

If you are a bride-to-be, my number one tip is to start looking for white dresses now (no one says you have to wear white, but I sure love a great white dress- find some of my top contenders here!).  I really struggled when it came to finding a dress for the night before our big day. Head over to Style Me Pretty to read about my process and the best tips for finding the perfect rehearsal dinner/welcome party dress.


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* This post was created in collaboration with Gorjana. Check out the entire wedding collection here.  Thank you for supporting the brands I love and make A Dash of Details possible.


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It may be snowing outside today, but a few weeks ago it was feeling more like Spring than Winter. And lets be honest, I think almost everyone is over this cold winter weather.

So instead of bundling up in multiple layers, today we are on the hunt for pretty white dresses. I guess I didn’t realize how hard it would be to find the perfect one in the middle of February, that is until Heidi Merrick sent me this gorgeous gauzy white dress from her Spring collection. It was just in time for our engagement pictures and the perfect flowy design I was looking for.

Heidi is known for her California-cool designs that are filled with pieces made for effortless styling.  Her silk and gauzy dresses are all on the top of my list, but I also love her use of texture and patterns to create a cohesive collection.  I mean seriously, how cool is this leather neckline?  Since I am not living by the beach like Heidi, even though I wish I was, I paired this dress with a leather jacket and some black heels for a night out on the town.  Stay turned for our engagement pictures over on Style Me Pretty to see how I styled it another way.


Heidi Merrick Cotton Gathered Tunic (c/o) / Steven by Steve Madden Heels / BB Dakota Paper Leather Jacket /  Tory Burch Clutch (similar) / Celine Sunglasses / Screw Bracelet (similar) / J.Crew Bracelets / BaubleBar Ice Studs (c/o)


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