Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Maxi Dress











Dress (similar), sandals: Target; Purse: Vintage Coach (similar); Sunglasses: Ray-Ban

I'm in love with this maxi dress I snagged at Target the other day. It's easy, has fun detailing on the back, and is my favorite of all fabrics: chiffon. I wasn't behind the maxi-dress trend when it first surfaced a few years ago (it looked so... old), but having such an easy closet option that always looks effortless is hard to pass up. I spend my week wearing pencil skirts that always need adjusting, casual Fridays wearing jeans or skinnies that don't have the lazy comfort of boyfriend jeans, and at 5 p.m. I want to take everything off and wear a blanket. Maxi dresses are clearly the answer to every single dressing problem. Wedding? Check. Summer? Check. Hot out? Check. Date night? Check. Friends lunch? Check. I could go on, but I won't. Get thyself to a maxi dress, ASAP.

In other news, Ben and I are attempting a low(er) carb diet inspired by the slow carb diet and it's day one and boy is it rough. Carbs are my favorite things (that's probably the reason I need to chill out on them). Who even knew that eating everything with any remote happiness factor had carbs? Dairy. No. Lemon popsicles. Bad. Naturally the bread categories, but even quinoa?! Wine? Nooope. Bye favorite food groups! In the amount of time it took me to google "carbs... what even?" I decided that this diet needed to be radically modified to "less carbs that are cheetos."

But really, wish me luck! Last night I made a delicious mock mashed potato out of cauliflower (it fooled me into thinking I was eating the good white carbs), some corn on the cob (which is apparently not great for the low carb diet, too, is that even real?), and salmon with lemon and dill. Hope you all had a great Monday night!

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46 comments

  1. You look gorgeous! Love the print on your dress xx

    INSIDE IN INSIDE OUT

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  2. This is so chic! Love maxi dresses, and you wear this one well my dear!

    xo, Nina
    afterth40barfinish.blogspot.com

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  3. Love the Missoni style maxi dress!! :)

    Kisses honey!

    http://sherryvintage.blogspot.co.uk/2013/05/m-y-o-p-i-c-o-l-l-e-c-t-i-o-n.html

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  4. That maxi is gorgeous on you! And love that vintage purse :)

    Annie
    The Other Side of Gray

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  5. I'm a carb person too. WE tried doing the slow carb thing. Kind of. Apprently we are terrible with plans like that. Ha! And I LOVE this dress on you! It's beautiful. I love maxis, just not on me.

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  6. WOW love this dress those colors are beautiful!

    XO Meghan

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  7. That is such a gorgeous maxi! I was slow to hop on that bandwagon too but now I want to fill my closet with them! Good luck with the low carbs...I couldn't do it!

    -Sharon
    The Tiny Heart
    $50 PayPal Giveaway!

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  8. Such a pretty maxi dress and I love the print. Looks great on you!
    xo Dina
    Sweetest Somethings

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  9. That's a gorgeous dress :)

    It also really suits you I think it's very pretty hun :D

    Kisses !

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  10. Gorgeous dress! LOVE the colors!

    xo
    Melissa
    http://sweetstylesbymelissa.blogspot.com

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  11. Sounds like a delicious meal! I love salmon haha This dress looks great on you! So many lovely shades of blue :)
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  12. I love the print of that dress! It's really pretty! And I am a complete and total carb lover so I feel your pain!

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  13. this is such a lovely blue outfit! love the patterned maxi dress <3
    would you like to follow each other on bloglovin'?
    A
    xx
    http://epiquemoi.blogspot.com

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  14. First that dress is gorgeous. I love maxi dresses, they are so comfortable plus you don't have to shave your legs!

    Second, ugh to getting rid of all carbs. I am going to go on a 2 day cleanse after finals and am already dreading it!

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  15. Gotta love maxi dresses. Great print and color :)

    x Cammie

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  16. love the dress! hyped you on lookbook!

    hope you check out my blog too :)

    xx stephalsay.blogspot.com/

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  17. OMG, you look so fabulous! Amazing dress!
    kisses)

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  18. I like this post so much: these pictures are wonderful!
    What about following each other? Cosa mi metto???
    Win an amazing and elegant Chicabiti dress!!

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  19. I have become such a huge fan of maxi dresses over the past few years, and the color and print of this one is perfection. You look great! Cute blog too. :)

    Melissa
    Bubby and Bean

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  20. girl that dress looks amazing with your eye color! & I am trying to cut down on carbs too .... so tough I love all breads!

    xxS

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  21. That maxi dress is AMAZING. LOVE the color.

    I hope you'll keep an eye out on my blog later today. I'll be featuring this as one of the looks I love today.

    Terry

    http://terrystwocents.tumblr.com

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  22. I have never tried the low carbs diet. Sounds like a lot of yummy sacrifice. Can we not just up the protein instead? Is that a thing?

    You look lovely in the maxi! :)

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  23. Love the Maxi dress! the color and pattern is gorgeous.

    -Vogue&Heels
    www.vogueandheels.com

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  24. great look! maxis are a dream for summer, aren't they!?

    xoxo linds
    my style blog :: Ruby Girl

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  25. Good luck with dieting! They truly suck. That's probably not the encouragement you need - but I love that dress so much! Target has some adorable maxis right now!

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  26. Your freckles are gorgeous.

    xo Ashley
    thetiniestfirecracker.com

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  27. Oh good luck... and I love the dress its such a great color for you!
    Hope
    hchdesigns.blogspot.com

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  28. Beautiful!
    Would you like to follow each other with GFC, Bloglovin' or both? Let me know (:

    xoxo
    http://myrunwayfashionworld.blogspot.nl/

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  29. This is great dress! Has anyone ever told you, you look a wee bit like Blake Lively?


    Ali of

    www.dressingken.com

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  30. I totally want that dress - it's so gorgeous on you! It really compliments your eyes. And I love how perfectly your shoes go with it. =)
    ~Callie
    www.creationsbycallie.com

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  31. wowza, this dress is so gorgeous & literally makes your stunning blue eyes POP right off the screen! Good luck with your new eating choices... I try to eat less gluten & while it was super hard at first, I am very happy with the new lifestyle!
    xx
    Here&Now

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  32. We finally have a target here in Canada. Oh yay!! I can't wait to take a peek... and your maxi dress is gorgeous + perfectly paired with your sandals. Love it!! xo

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  33. Gorgeous!!

    XoXo

    Cheryl K
    www.TheKashonnaFiles.blogspot.com

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  34. This maxi dress is so gorgeous on you! I absolutely love the print :)

    xo

    Ashley

    Southern (California) Belle

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  35. Love maxi dresses..I could live in them! And this is a great color on you!
    Ashley:)

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  36. awesome dress...

    http://bayuradith.blogspot.com/

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  37. good luck w/ the low carb diet!! it's hard, but i know it works!!

    xo,
    Sandy
    Sandy a la Mode

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  38. Beautiful Maxi dress.

    If you get a sec, check out my latest post 'pastel hues.

    Sofia

    Stylishlyinlove.blogspot.com

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  39. Love this maxi, and the sandals you wore with them are perfect - can't believe how cheap they are!!
    Good luck with the diet :)
    xo
    http://polkadottedpearl.com

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  40. Love that dress! The colors are gorgeous and the back is awesome :)

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  41. I may be tempted to go to Target again and try on this maxi dress. It's rare to see vertical strips on clothes. More often, strips are horizontal. Even though vertical makes you look slimmer.

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  42. Adorable maxi dress. you look beautiful in it.

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