To the max(i)
When the maxi dress trend came out, I wasn't having any of it. How could a floor length anything look good on a short (5'1'') girl like me? I just figured that maxi dresses should be left to the tall girls. But last summer, I got brave, went down to the local Marshall's and grabbed a few different styles to try on. I selected ones that had some shape (a cinched waist, v-neckline) and were somewhat flowy. To my surprise, the maxi dresses didn't over power my frame nor did it make me look shorter, which is what I thought a maxi dress would do. I finally picked one up for $19.99. At that price, I figured it was worth a try.
I wore that maxi dress many times over last summer; definitely got my money's worth! It was such an easy thing to throw on for those hot summer days and also served as a great day to evening wear. Nowadays, I'm all about the maxi's. I threw this one in my suitcase for my trip to Marco Island, FLA!
Dress: INC, Bloomingdale's Outlet, $20.99. Marshall's and TJ Maxx have a great selection of maxi dresses, so definitely browse there. I am completely loving this maxi from Macy's. They always have coupons so be on the lookout of one.
Sunglasses: Prada, Sunglass Hut Outlet, $129.99. Similar aviators on Kate Spade and use code S13FFUS for 25% off ($96). Promo good through 4/13
Necklace: Gold and Silver 'L' initial necklace, 16th birthday present. Gorjana-Griffin has carries alphabet charm necklaces at an affordable $55.
Clutch: Jacob by Marc Jacobs, $18. Gap has some cute envelope clutches for $39.99. Use code GAPSHOP for 25% off ($29.99). Code exp 4/13.
Bracelets: Alex and Ani, price ranges starting at $24; Spike cuff, Aqua from Bloomingdale's, $21. Jewels by Dunn carries a similar spike cuff for $38.
Gold Sandals: Dolce Vita from Piperlime, under $20 (purchased two summers ago). Take advantage of Lord & Taylor's Friends and Family event for 25% off your purchase. You can a pair of Sam Edelman sandals for $48.75 with discount.