Monday, July 25, 2011

Maxed Out

Dress: Tart via Rue La La; Handbag: Banana Republic;
Shoes: Seychelles via Habitat Shoe Boutique; Hat: Arden B;
 CZ Necklace: Ann Taylor; Initial Necklace: Lord & Taylor; Bracelet: Target

Friday was super hot, which isn't really different than any other day right now, so to combat the heat I went for a comfy airy dress! I purchased this over the winter, while pregnant with McKinley, so I only hoped it would fit come summer. I am so glad it did! After being cooped up in the car for two days straight, we decided to get a little exercise by doing one of my favorite things...walking the mall! We had lunch and afterward I window shopped and physically shopped. Joel even got something this time around! It was nice to just be out and about.

Things I love about this dress: 1) It is so roomy! Perfect for hiding post pregnancy weight and even more perfect for allowing my body to breathe in this heat. 2) The sweet braided details. There is a small braid along the top of the dress and the photo below shows the tiny belt that wrapped around several times and I then tied in the back. 3) The fun, tropical design. No need to head to the tropics. I feel like I'm there with the palm leaf design.

The jewelry I added is all over the place and I love that! First off, gold made the most sense with the colors in the dress. Second, I felt like the "M" just wasn't enough and while searching for another piece to add, I found this little CZ necklace. Again, this a super long chain that I've doubled. I really like how it creates almost a three piece look with only two necklaces. So many ways to play with your jewelry.

As for the bracelet, leather wrap-around pieces are so big right now! You can spend a small fortune on actual leather or go the cheap route with faux leather from Target! The studs are fun and keeps the look low key even though I'm sporting bling around the neck. It's a nice checks and balance look. As for the bracelet, they have tons of different styles to chose from. I could have purchased all of them but refrained. With it being a trend, don't spend a lot of money! 

I just wanted to show those awesome Seychelle sandals again! I swear, best investment ever!! 

Do you recognize the handbag? I blogged about it back in April and now it's mine! Actually, I've owned it for a while, but it was hard to sport a diaper bag and handbag at the same time! Now that I'm only carrying one at a time I decided it would be perfect with this dress. I was right!

Do you own a maxi dress? If not, why? Again, just a simple piece to add to your wardrobe! Perfect for the summer and they can be dressed up or down! And, they are all the rage right now! I lost track of how many ladies I saw wearing similar looks! A definite summer must have!

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