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Monday, May 30, 2011

Maybe I Need More Of These In My Closet-The Maxi Dress

While I truly admire the glamor and ease of a maxi dress on everyone else, I admit that due to my stature, this is the one and only maxi dress I own...actually, the one and only maxi anything I own! But the length of this one was perfect when I pulled it off the rack...

It falls just above my shoe (a flat sandal) which is exactly where I like it...I hate the idea of a dirty hem! (It's a dress, not a broom!) I purchased it off an end of summer sale rack about 5 years ago, before they became really popular. It was the print that attracted me to it, sort of like art deco feathers...

The black, white, red and tan palate just happens to be a favorite color combo of mine and goes with so many things I already own. So far this spring I've layered blouses over it, making it look more like a skirt, and layered the dress over tees, which is perfect in overly air conditioned situations. But this time I tried a tissue thin cardi with a belt...

and I must admit, this maybe my favorite look so far. It dresses it up quite nicely. Adding the skinny belt was sort of an experiment that worked out to my advantage. The dress itself has more of an empire waistline that I wouldn't normally cinch in, but with the cardi, it felt like it just needed something.

Anyway, who knew a maxi dress could be so versatile? If I get to take a vacation this summer, I know exactly which piece of clothing will be the first in the suitcase!
J.

19 comments:

AH said...

i love your maxi dress! i have a couple myself, and they're so versatile!

Cathy Benavides said...

That dress is awesome!! I have one maxi dress as well- got it for about $7 at Target a couple of years ago. I love th print but it's a couple of sizes too big so I have to wear a tank top under it. Three cheers for awesome maxi dresses!!

Kristin said...

A gal can never have too many maxis IMO. Love yours!

Leather & Lace said...

beautiful print!
xo

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Sharon said...

you look fabulous! (in the pictures and in person) this is my favorite dress on you :)

Lisa Lisa Lisa said...

I love the print and color combination of this dress! Nice work getting that off the rack :)

michelle_ said...

i love your maxi dress' print !


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Cafe Fashionista said...

I have to say, you look amazing in that maxi dress. Yes, I definitely think you need more of this style in your wardrobe - you rock it! :)

bravegrrl said...

i love maxis... but you are right... it has to be the perfect length...

you look amazing :)

Fashion Tidbits said...

Dang, i'm totally into maxis myself nowadays!

Claire said...

such a pretty dress!

xoxo

TeenageDirtbag said...

You look lovely in that maxi. You should wear these kind of dresses more often :).

Emma at Daily Clothes Fix said...

Amazing maxi and I love how the print shows through your cardigan.

Meream said...

I totally want to rock this look but I feel that I am too short for a long cardigan + maxi dress combo. Haha.

I love your dress!

Cylia said...

maxi dresses for spring:) I need to wear my maxi skirt more often..

emily said...

this looks great, i love putting a cardigan over a long dress and belting it!

Rachel {Da Paura ♥} said...

This dress looks beautiful on you and I like how you paired it with the belt and those chic sandals! Lovely!

xo
Rachel

Neekoh said...

LOVE IT! Everything. The fit, the pattern, the way you've styled it.
Perfect.

XXo,
Neekoh

Raji said...

I love this maxi dress, looks so pretty on you perfect for summer