Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Maxi Dress

For the longest time I have been afraid of the word maxi. For me, maxi invokes images of women who easily scale 5'7" and can pull off a full length dress. Does it matter that Nicole Richie - who is 4 inches shorter than me - wears maxis all the time? No. I just knew that I would never be able to pull it off. 

 But I took the leap and got this maxi dress during an Ann Taylor sale a few weeks ago, and you know what? I was wrong. So wrong. I feel like this dress makes me look like I've suddenly sprouted a few extra inches. Plus the chevron stripes are slimming. Everything about this dress is just right. And because everything was so right about this dress, I figured there was nothing better to wear for my first day in the city. And you know what? I got complimented on the T! Bonus! 

Dress - Ann Taylor
Jacket - Swapped
Gladiator Sandals - Target
Necklace - JewelMint
Earrings - Shabby Apple
Ring - Kate Spade

Is there something you always thought you could never pull off, but then you take a risk and it realize it works brilliantly? I'll admit when I'm wrong, and in this case, I was really wrong. But, I've luckily realized the error of my ways can assure you that I'll be stocking up on maxi dresses moving forward.   



  1. Love the dress, it looks great on you!

  2. Love this dress. I never thought I could pull off white pants. Maybe I can't. But I've deluded myself into thinking I can and now have two pairs.

  3. Looks great and of course it would. Height shouldn't matter my dear. Wear what you love! This is so easy too. Just throw it on and you're all set.

  4. I had the same experience with a maxi dress! I thought I would like stumpy and it ended up being great. LOVE this look.

  5. good for you!!! looks beautiful, im glad you gave it a try, and I can see this dress working its way in to fall under a blazer or a chunky knit sweater!

    I REALLY hope to see you soon!! we must have our drinks-date stat!



  6. Love, love that dress, especially on you! Maxi dresses are so flattering and easy to wear. And I predict chevron stripes are the next big thing.