Gal Meets Glam Collection | The Esme Midi Dress on Merritt Beck

Gal Meets Glam Collection | The Esme Midi Dress on Merritt Beck
Gal Meets Glam Collection | The Esme Midi Dress on Merritt Beck

Gal Meets Glam Collection | The Esme Midi Dress on Merritt Beck

Gal Meets Glam Collection | The Esme Midi Dress on Merritt Beck
Gal Meets Glam Collection | The Esme Midi Dress on Merritt Beck

Gal Meets Glam Collection | The Esme Midi Dress on Merritt Beck

I’m soooo excited to share these first outfit photos from Zurich! Mostly because I had such a great time shooting with Caroline Dyer-Smith, a South African transplant who has established herself as Zurich’s go-to wedding photographer. Not only is she talented, she’s incredibly kind and so much fun! In addition to shooting a few outfits, Caroline was sweet enough to take me out to dinner that night and show me one of her favorite places. It was really nice to have some company on my solo trip and hear more about life in this charming town in Switzerland! If you happen to ever need a photographer in Zurich, please reach out to Caroline – she’s the best! Also, be sure to check out her Instagram here for some major wedding and engagement photo inspo. So impressive! Now onto this look…

When packing for Switzerland, I knew I was mostly looking to be comfortable and casual since this was a solo trip and there was no need for any flashy pieces. With that said, do always like to look put together and I wanted to bring a couple of cute dresses I could style for daytime but also wear out to dinner at nicer restaurants! When I saw this dress on Nordstrom, I thought it was the perfect combo of casual and elegant – it’s a modest cut featuring a beautiful floral print with a medallion-print trim. I ended up wearing this dress to dinner while I was in Zurich one night and then wore it for a full day in Annecy later in the week! Because the backdrop on the dress is more champagne than bright white (hard to tell in photos – trust me), it’s definitely a piece I’ll be able to wear into fall.

As far as fit goes, I’m wearing a size 4 and it fits perfectly! I also ordered the 6, and to be honest I didn’t find that much of a difference between the two sizes – so you could probably get away with sizing down a size! The quality of the dress is great for the price (under $160!!) and it’s a very flattering fit. Basically everything I’m looking for in a day-to-night dress! I love how it looks paired with my new crossbody and favorite under $100 sandals this season. So cute! When the temps start to drop, I plan on throwing this suede jacket over it.

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