Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Maxi and Jackets

A trend I'm seeing a lot for the coming fall is carrying over the summer maxi dress and pairing it with a jacket or blazer to make it a good fall transition outfit. I am a big fan of fall and, like many of us here in Kansas, I'm so over this summer heat. Maybe if I start to dress like the weather is already cooler, I can convince myself? Probably not.
Okay, so here is the picture I pinned:
And here is my version:

Maxi dress: Forever21, around $15; Jacket: back of my closet, I've had that since about 7th grade

Keep in mind that I am a grand total of 5 feet and 2 inches, so the maxi dress is realistically not the most flattering shape for my frame. But c'mon, they are so comfy and easy--how can I resist?
This look is so easy to duplicate--just 2 pieces! You can also opt for using a long skirt and simple top, and I've seen a lot of people pair a maxi with a blazer which is adorbs! Yes, I just said adorbs.

Hey, do you like this photo size better than the size I've been using?

Hats off to my lovely hubby for taking my photos for me!


  1. This photo size is much better! :) Cute maxi. I still can't figure out when an appropriate time to wear mine is.

  2. Staci-I think maxis are so great because you can dress them up or down. I wore this one for formal night on the cruise! I just paired it with pretty earrings, bangle bracelets, and silver wedges. But when I just want to run to the grocery store I wear it,too. Just throw on some sandals, put your hair in a messy ponytail or bun, grab your sunglasses and you're ready :)
    Depending on what yours looks like, pairing it with a blazer may be a cute and comfy, but still appropraite, work option!