April 12, 2011

Scandalous Ankles

Today I am participating in EBEW's maxi skirt/dress challenge! Okay, so I didn't wear this today. I wore it Sunday. But I knew I wouldn't have a photog today so I did some planning in advance.

dress- TJ Maxx
heels- Bandolino via TJ Maxx
belt- vintage

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I love maxis. They're so 70s and we all know that I'm just a hippie at heart! I found this dress at TJ Maxx last week when I stopped by on the way home from school on a whim. It was WAY long in the dressing room, but that left me room to wear heels with it, so I snagged it for less than $25! As soon as I got back home I slipped it on and came up with about 5 different ways I wanted to wear it so you know it was a smart purchase! Plus, the color makes me look tan.
The benefits of maxi skirts are endless! Let me list the ones I have come up with:
1. Not exactly seasonal, with the exception of August in south Louisiana
2: They look good on everyone
3. Victorian women could wear them and not be scandalous by showing their ankles
4. They give the illusion of length
5. You don't have to shave your legs
If you have any more, leave them in the comments, because we all need more excuses to wear maxis!


  1. Love it! Your dress is so flattering on you! The neckline is my favorite part! I could use more length on mine, but at least I can wear flats :)

  2. 6. There's no need for undies...
    Wait what?????

  3. 1) You can always shorten them with a belt
    2) You can dress them up for dress them down
    3) That's all my brain can handle for now. :-)

    You're adorable btw!

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  4. You look amazing! I love that maxi on you. I totally agree about the illusion of length.. I thought I would drown in all the fabric, but I actually felt taller! Lol.

  5. Great list and love your maxi. You are right it does make you look tan.

  6. This dress looks beautiful on you! Very flattering. The color is really good on you!

  7. I agree with all those reasons!! I love that this maxi dress has sleeves, all the other ones I've seen are sleeveless or with straps, it's very unique!

  8. LOVE this! i agree i feel like the style of this particular maxi dress could be worn during any season, good find :)


  9. checking out my fave EBEW posts, such a pretty dress and belt combo. Love the color.


  10. Well.............it covers up if you aren't exactly sitting ladylike! and sometimes I just don't!

  11. Personally I like the last point - You don't have to shave your legs! And I love this dress!

  12. They're as comfy as PJs!

    I love the cowl neck and color of your dress. So elegant!

  13. this dress is so cute! and looks great on you. this color is very flattering and happens to be a favorite of mine, as well. cheers!

  14. this is beautiful! so simple, neutral, classic. i love the fabric's drapiness, too--that adds an air of elegance.
    and...pajamas. maxi dresses are like pajamas. who, knowing that, could pass up a chance to wear one?
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  15. I think the fact that it's a skirt AND you don't have to shave your legs seals the deal for me. I have to go find a maxi now.

    You look awesome!

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  16. hey girl! beautiful look! i just styled a maxi for ebew too! i love your blog. super cute! following :) <3 EverRubyGirl.blogspot.com

  17. I would DIE if I found that dress at TJ Maxx. Great find!

    Freckles in April

  18. Great EBEW look! Cute! ;)


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  19. I love, love this dress! It looks so good on you. My maxi is from TJ Maxx, too! :)

  20. Love your dress. Love your style. Love your blog. Following! Can't wait to see more!

  21. This dress is so gorgeous on you!

  22. Cute dress! Reason #5 is one of the reasons I now adore maxis! Plus wearing one is liking wearing pjs. So comfy!