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!!
XO

Jessy 

13 comments:

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

    Jodie xo
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  2. I just love maxi dresses! They look casual but super sophisticated too!
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  3. From one tall girl to another, I totally get it. :-) Both dresses look great.

    Brooke @ Pokiedot

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

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  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

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    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!
      XO
      Jessy

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  7. Nice pictures! Love your dresses!
    xx
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