Here is my favorite of the dresses for the situation Alicia described - it's by BCBG and is on sale for $139.97.
I also really like this one, also by BCBG - on sale for $129.90. Click HERE to view.
Some options that are slightly dressy, flowy, beach inspired (in my opinion):
Some casual (perhaps too casual, depending on Alicia's vision of her dress) options:
Do you have a favorite of the dresses shown?