Friday, August 5, 2011

Friday's Fancies: "MAXImized"

Hooray! It's Friday again! Time for another installment of Friday's Fancies linking up with {av} from {long distance loving}. This week the theme is all about Maxi dresses or skirts.

I have to admit I had a hard time making this week's outfit but I was determined to make one while sticking to the theme. Given my lack of height, I normally don't wear maxis but I'm learning to step outside my comfort zone. Mainly because at Nordstrom a few months ago I was looking for summer dresses and I had the best sales lady I've ever had there! She pulled a bunch of dresses while I was browsing and paired them with belts and such. I ended up buying a maxi that I never would have tried on if she hadn't pulled it. Now I'm becoming a maxi believer.


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Don't you love this dress? It's so light and airy. Perfect for summer fun!

I have yet to add more maxis to my wardrobe but I'm planning on getting more. I wanted to buy one last week but had to save money for school stuff. Lame!! Though when I do get more maxi you better believe I will be pairing them with sky high heels!

That's when my 5" NineWest wedges come to the rescue. That way I look taller and don't have to hem them haha!

Anyone doing anything fun this weekend?

So far I have no big plans but I do want to start adding more miles to my runs for my 3rd half marathon in October. I have a really hard time getting up early to beat the heat though so I end up having to run later in the day.  It's still pretty hot around 5:30. Maybe I'll have more luck Saturday or Sunday.

39 comments:

Brunette & Blessed said...

This dress is so unique! Great find

Marian said...

Yes, that dress is so unique...a different take on the maxi and I love it!

Stephanie said...

I love the ring you picked out! It's the perfect accessory to the maxi!

Cait said...

wow what a fabulous outfit- that dress is stunning!

Julie said...

I love that dress! I bought my first maxi dress this summer too! At 5'2 I have avoided them completely. But I bought one from express and belted it, and it is one of my favorite summer evening outfits now!

Camylla Leonardi said...

I love, love, love the whole outfit! I'm drooling over that dress and the heels!
I'm 5'2 and i wear maxi dresses a lot! but I make sure I'm wairing my highest heels!

Lots of love
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P! said...

Pretty much obsessed with this whole look!! I ADORE maxi dresses to the extreme! I'm only 5'2", but I pair my maxis with big ol' wedges and it all works out fine. Love these posts- they make my Fridays that much sweeter. :) And you're running a marathon?? Awesome! Good for you, girl! I hope you have a wonderful weekend. :)

Danielle said...

When I saw this outfit, I imagined walking down the streets of a European city on a warm summer night. Would be nice wouldn't it? :)

Jenny in Ohio said...

oh, that dress is amazing! I voted for yours :)

Hannah {Culture Connoisseur} said...

LOVE love love that dress. It's everything I ever wanted in a dress, as silly as that sounds.

Also, your 3rd 1/2 marathon!?!? Look at you go, you are an inspiration. We're doing a 5k in Sept. Our first race ever! :)

Emily Marie said...

!!!
This is by far my favorite maxi dress I've seen - ever! I love love it. Great find!

Coley said...

Yes, I love that dress! gorgeous

Cathy said...

Wow! Love the dress! It looks like everything came together beautifully. I can't tell that you had a problem putting together the outfit.

Amanda said...

Haha! I feel the SAME way about wedges and maxis! I'm 5'4'' so I need all the help I can get with maxis to avoid hemming. Love those wedges btw.

Simple Dwellings said...

Gorgeous dress! You're right- it's perfect for summer! I also love to run. Best of luck in the marathon this fall! Thanks for stopping by my blog. :)

{The Perfect Palette} said...

loving this fun, summery look!!!

xoxo, chrissy
The Perfect Palette

jillian :: cornflake dreams. said...

what a pretty dress!! i love how flowy it looks. xoxo jillian:: cornflake dreams

Nikell said...

Gorgeous dress!! I'll be stopping by your polyvore profile too.

Have a fabulous weekend,
Nikell

Meg {henninglove} said...

your determination paid off becca you created a great outfit! i love the hat you paired with it. and that gold watch is something else. what half marathon are you running? is it long beach? good luck with the training!

Anna Elder said...

love every single piece in this outfit! i have to admit, i never follow what the theme is for the friday's fancies, but i like up because i was already doing a friday outfit thing for awhile. ha. :) love seeing what everyone pulls together though. i think this is my favorite.

Anna Elder said...

p.s. good luck on adding more miles to your run. i'm currently doing couch to 10k to get back to running. i also have a "fitness" blog - annagoesfit.blogspot.com :)

REBrown said...

Love the shoes!

Bad Joan said...

That dress is gorgeous!

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Amanda said...

That's dress looks so fun and comfy!

cecylia said...

Love your selection, the blue dress is gorgeous - love the print and the shape! YOu can reallyd ress it up or down!

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Meggan from Lila Grace Accessories said...

I love your styling of this dress!! It is already such a gorgeous dress but the snake skin bag and fedora bring it to a whole new level! Hope you have a great weekend! xo
Meggan

Nadiine said...

I love this set is so interesting and different! I hope you get to beat the heat!
Happy Weekend!
nadiine-x

Drew {Coral Cafe} said...

Loving the lightness and airy feeling of that maxi!! and that jewel toned ring is a delight!!

Katie said...

Seriously in love with all of this! Especially the dress and ring! xo

Hollie Ann said...

wow that dress is truly beautiful! i bet you'd look lovely in it.

Jenna Lee said...

That dress looks so comfy and lovely! I adore it!

Alycia (Crowley Party) said...

LOVE this. I am loving all the ones people are putting together :) so cute.

Ashley said...

I felt the same way about maxi dresses, but that one is so cool and different! I really like it. I love all of the accessories too. New follower :) Cute blog!

Kristin said...

I'm height challenged and I totally rock maxis! Looooooove the one you picked out!

Ashley said...

LOVE the gold watch!!!

birdie to be said...

That dress is gorgeous!!!

Amanda Nguyen said...

totally LOVE everything in this feature!!

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Kris said...

Love that dress! I have those shoes and I adore them. They are super comfy and go with everything! Love your blog, I'm your newest follower.

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Elizabeth .: Have Your Cake Blog said...

Absolutely love this look!