Friday, June 14, 2013

Dressing to the Max

What a busy and gorgeous week this has been!  I have been wearing LOTS of Maxi dresses this season so far and I don't see that changing any time soon.  So comfy, easy to dress up or down and so nice on these summery days. I usually prefer them to shorter dresses for two reasons really: 1.) I am so tall that most shorter length dresses are just too short for my liking (and age!) & 2.) When chasing around my 16 month old daughter I don't have to think twice about being appropriate in a maxi dress, but would be constantly worrying in a short version!

This dress is a recent purchase and I LOVE it! So comfy and light and flowy....the perfect maxi to dress up or down (as I have here with a denim vest and slides).  It is very long which is perfect for me (I am 5'10") and even in a small it is still plenty long enough for my tall frame - in love! 

Express Printed Mesh Maxi Dress / Express Faded Denim Vest / Black Embossed Leather slides via TJ Maxx / Nine West Grey Leather Satchel via TJ Maxx (similar here)/ Bracelet and Necklace via boutiques (old) / Michael Kors watch
*I added a bandeau top underneath for I wasn't showing too much cleavage. If I was wearing this out for a date night I would ditch the vest and bandeau top :)

So today I worn this lovely and OH SO COMFY maxi dress that I recently bought from Athleta.  I decided to snap a couple of quick pics on our way out the door and my adorable baby girl wanted to see what was going on so I decided to grab her for a picture.....she makes anything look better!  :)

Pink Lotus Dip Dye Maxi Dress via Athleta (sold out - find similar here) / The North Face flip flops (old)
*You can't really tell in these pics, but the dip dye is violet and then a darker plum on the bottom (not black as it looks here - it's so pretty in person!)

I realize I had not yet put on any of my jewelry before the pics (except for my dad's necklace that I ALWAYS have on as a bracelet :)...oh well. It was simple and casual. 

I guess that is all I have for now. I will be checking back in - maybe tomorrow - with an update on Latisse. All I can say is that this is a miracle product and I am very happy with the results!  
Stay tuned :)

Have an incredible weekend everyone!!



  1. I love maxi dresses in summer! These both look lovely on you! :)

    Jodie xo
    à la Jode

  2. I just love maxi dresses! They look casual but super sophisticated too!

  3. From one tall girl to another, I totally get it. :-) Both dresses look great.

    Brooke @ Pokiedot

  4. I love this look! Your little girl is super cute, too. :)

  5. Wow. You are tall. No wonder you look good in maxis. I'm only 5'4" but I'm also loving this maxi craze. I like both your dresses, but I like the latter one a little better.
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  6. gorgeous dresses, and I love Athleta too. They make such great quality, wear everywhere pieces.
    I hope all is well the new house and moving plans. Also, I hope you were ok yesterday. I thought of you bc I know we both lost our dad's the same month last year and this was our first Fathers' Day. It's still surreal.
    Love and prayers, my friend
    XO, Gina

    1. Thank you, Gina. Yes, I thought of you too :) It was not an easy Father's Day. It just felt so wrong to not be heading to his house like we always did. I am the executrix of his estate and we are actually closing on his house (sold it) this week. It is so sad to me. I have gone over there so many times and just sat in it thinking, praying and crying. It's like he is still there. I think it is going to be very difficult when I hand over those keys - like another loss :(
      Stay strong - my prayers are with you also!

  7. Nice pictures! Love your dresses!


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