Who else is in the mood for spring? To shake my winter blues, I took to some local shops in search of spring dresses. I am all about easy, fun and comfortable dresses. Fun fact: I’m the girl that loves to pair a dress with sneakers!

Check out my top picks (sneakers optional): 


Sassanova is a great place for spring dresses. I have now fallen in love with the ruffled collar dress! Dress it up with a heel or keep it casual with a white sneaker. This dress is extremely comfortable and who doesn’t love a good animal print? I even paired it with a funky white leather jacket and belt for added style.  

  • BlankNYC Pure Motivation Jacket, $98, Sassanova
  • Essentiel Zoku Ruffled Collar Dress, $260, Sassanova

You should not leave Sassanova without trying on their most popular Saffron dress. It comes in two other colors — cognac is my color for spring! You can do so much by adding a dress shirt underneath for fall or simply rocking it with a statement necklace. 

  • Amanda Uprichard Slvls Saffron Dress, $224, Sassanova


Morley is known for its easy breezy dresses. After trying on everything, I landed on some bold colors and prints I could not live without!

I am a firm believer that bold colors and prints make us all happy. The Ramy Brook dress is such an eye catcher and feels like a cloud on your body. I would style this with a cute denim jacket for a day look with sneakers or a leather jacket and heels for a night out. 

  • Ramy Brook Lillie Dress, $425, Morley
  • MISA Los Angeles Bridget Dress, $358, Morley

Indigo Octopus

Indigo Octopus has received some new spring dresses with a boho feel. I tried a beautiful full-length printed gown that felt amazing. So many ways to style this dress with jackets or even adding a belt. 

Samantha E is a creative Washingtonian consultant with a keen eye for details. After growing up in Arkansas she ventured to North Carolina where she earned her bachelor’s in business administration from Bennett College for Women. Samantha then moved to the district to pursue her professional career in business development, she started the Samantha E brand and blog as a creative outlet along the way. She has an extensive background in visual imagery and brand story consulting with a passion for helping others show up in the most visionary way. Samantha E’s value lies in the ability to collaborate with clients to create a breathtaking story for people and brands. She has worked in retail and the personal styling world for major brands like Banana Republic, Gap and Trunk Club. When she is not creating content over on Samantha E  you’ll find her on IG at S.E.COLE, eating her way through different cities, exploring the outdoors and cooking yummy meals at home.