Tag Archives: Maxi Dress

Even Cowgirls Get the Blues

Dollar Store Sunnies, Denim Shirt: Walmart, Belt & Dress (worn as skirt): Goodwill, Cowboy Boots: Florence, ItalyThese short Italian cowboy boots called to me from a shop window while walking to meet friends at Spleen, one of my favorite bars in Florence. They usually showed FIFA games (in English) and had an insanely extensive drink menu, with pages of cocktails that were always half off for American girls. In short it was a great place and every time I wear these boots I think about Spleen and living in Florence and there’s a little twinge in my heart.

The 100% silk button up jumper caused heart twinges of a different type when I found it at Goodwill a few weekends ago, but that’s a whole other story. And if you are looking for a great book (that was later turned into a so-so movie) Even Cowgirls Get the Blues by Tom Robbins is a one of my favorites.

What pieces in your closet pull on your heartstrings?

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Navy & Gold Maxi

Sunglasses: Dollar Store, Scarf & Sweater: Downtown Threads, Necklace: Gifted, Jean Jacket: TJ Maxx, Maxi Dress: Forever 21, Leopard Flats: TargetCasual spring layers at their most comfortable. A jersey maxi dress, a baby soft knit top, fun flats, and a trusty cropped denim jacket make for an outfit that’s as stylish as it is simple. Toss a denim jacket and bold scarf on over a solid maxi dress for an easy breezy spring look that’s great for running errands or a grabbing a brunch with the girls.

what spring staples are you already wearing out?

Gold and Blue

Sunnies: Greece, Sweater: Loft (via Clothes Exchange), Belt: Forever 21, Maxi Dress (worn as a skirt): Forever 21, Flats: TargetI bought these leopard flats at Target almost two years ago and they have finally started to fall apart. I paid less than $10 for them so I wasn’t expecting them to last forever but I can’t help but be a little heartbroken. I just wish I’d had the foresight to buy a second pair of these when I had the chance.

My friend Erin was gracious enough to snap these pictures for me last Friday during a lunchtime stroll along the Burlington Waterfront (you can always tell when friends take my pictures because of my big cheesy smile). Weather wise it’s been an absurdly beautiful fall but the chill in the air has started to linger and we’re expecting the first snow of the year later this week.

memo to self: find winter clothes asap

Have you unpacked your winter clothes yet? Are there pieces you wished you’d bought in multiples?

Round Robin Stairs

Sunnies & Necklace: Zinnia, Jacket: TJ Maxx, Dress: Downtown Threads, Ring: Montreal Street Vendor, Clogs: Seychelles (via Amazon)

I don’t usually wear a lot of yellow or gold hues but I couldn’t pass up this great vintage maxi dress when I found it at Downtown Threads. I even like that its silhouette gives my figure a little extra umph! I used the colors in the cute robin necklace from Zinnia as inspiration for the rest of the outfit and everything just came together from there.

I’m always amazed at how put together you can look in just a maxi dress and accessories. Maxi dresses are my instant go to for easy breezy looks in the summertime. I’m hoping with some strategic layering I’ll be able to wear my simply chic maxi dresses into the fall.

What summer looks are you planning on wearing into the fall?  

Good Morning from the Burlington Farmers Market

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It’s a good day to be a Burlingtonian. D and I are enjoying the beautiful weather at the Farmers Market. It’s Jazz Fest in Burlington so we’re sitting on the lawn with friends enjoying maple lattes and great local foods while a jazz band plays in the square. It’s a good day to be a Burlingtonian… hope you’re having an equally blissful Saturday.

I’m wearing: gifted hat, scarf from cruise ship gift shop, TJ Maxx maxi drrss, TJ Maxx cropped jean jacket (not pictured)

Burlington’s Underwater Front

 
Sunnies: Gift from D, Blouse: Macy’s,
Maxi Dress: Target (forever ago), Broach: Dub’s Duds, Sandals: H&M
 

If you’re not a Burlingtonian you may not realize that craziest part of this photo isn’t my pose but how high the Spirit of Ethan Allen (the boat behind me)  is sitting. Lake Champlain hit a record 102.84 feet Sunday May 1st and with more rain predicted this week that number and the lake are expected to rise.

I this maxi dress from Target 4-5 years ago and the first time I wore it I loved it. The dress can be worn as a halter or strapless with a sweetheart neckline and is beyond comfortable. My favorite thing about maxi dresses is how effortless they are. They make any outfit seem pulled together, they can easily be dressed up or down and are great for those days when you want to be as comfortable as you are chic.

I decided to make the dress’s sweatheart neckline and my blouse’s sheerness more office appropriate by layering the two together and I must say I’m pleased with how it turned out. This is the second time I’ve worn this sheer blouse under a dress (1st time here) and I’m really liking how this silhouette turned out. My only complaint is that I hate when I layer a shirt under a dress and it bunches up underneath. Does anyone have any good solutions to this problem?

I used the gifted broach from my friend Dubs to break up the look of the top layers and to try and tie in my bright new salmon colored sandals. Even though they don’t really match this look’s muted color palette I think the salmon adds just enough color to keep things fresh and bright.

How are you wearing your maxi dress this spring/summer? What’s your favorite way to add pops of color to your outfits?

Hearts for Eyes

Lolita Shades: Downtown Threads, Scarf: Downtown Threads,

Jacket: TJ Maxx, Maxi Dress: TJ Maxx, Flats: Target

yeah… it was windy

For a simple outfit it’s got a lot going on! Lets start from the top down; I’m in love with these sunglasses! When I heard Downtown Threads was getting them I immediately began planning Lolita inspired summer outfits. Ever since I saw the movie poster for this iconic Kubrick film I’ve been in love with these glasses. I was so happy when they came in the day before D and I headed to Maine. I wore them all weekend (much to D’s embarrassment I’m sure).

One of the hottest trends this spring and summer is the maxi dress. I’ve been a fan of these breezy, easy to accessorize dresses for years! The thing I love most about maxi dresses is how put together they make you look. Running errands around town then meeting friends for brunch? Toss on a maxi dress and some gladiator sandals for a casual chic look or dress it up with metallic wedges and statement jewelry for a fun date night  or cocktails with the girls!

Where are you wearing your maxi this summer? How do you take a maxi from day to night?