Spring Maxi Dress and Skechers Wedge Sandals
(Not a sponsored or paid post)
Hey Everyone! How was your Easter weekend? Ours was pretty good. We enjoyed Easter services so much. I directed choirs at our church while my husband played trumpet for a service at a different church. Busy, busy! The day was joyful as we remembered the true meaning of Easter. On a sadder note, Gracie took a bit of a downhill turn for a couple days and then rallied today and started eating again and acting like a "curious" cat. This weighs on our hearts and minds and kind of wears us out. But, we love her so we persevere in caring for her.
Let's change the subject and talk about something more fun and less depressing like how to style a maxi dress, shall we? Maxis are still "in" this season. To be honest, I have had difficulty finding a maxi that wasn't too long on me and fit my body well. At 5'4", I'm right on the border between average and petite, so sometimes I feel that maxis don't look quite right on me. When I saw this dress, however, I instantly loved the neckline, the color and the shoulder ties. When I held it up against me, the length seemed just right. So, I knew I had a winner!
So, where did I find this beauty? I almost hate to tell you! I'm probably the only blogger around who buys her clothing at drugstores! But, yes, I admit it. I was browsing at my local drugstore and saw this dress. Now, I have looked for and tried on maxi dresses at many department stores and have never found one that worked for me. Go figure that the one I find that looks good and fits well comes from a drugstore! It just goes to show you that it's always good to keep your options open when it comes to clothing! And, because we have a discount card at this particular drugstore, (Rite-Aid), I got a nice discount on top of the already low price. I can live with that!
When styling a maxi, shoes are important for both comfort and for giving a little extra height to the long skirt of the dress. Some folks like to wear flip flops or flatter sandals with a longer skirt. I prefer a little more height with a maxi. I love these Skechers Wedge Sandals and felt that the white color was perfect with the blue/white of this dress. These sandals are also a comfort sandal with a soft foot bed and plenty of ankle support. The height is just right in my opinion.
The jewelry you choose to wear with a maxi can take it to either a dressier or a more casual look. I opted for a couple of faux diamond bracelets for a "fancier" look.
I also added a sparkly pair of Paparazzi earrings to complete the look. Our azaleas are blooming and are so beautiful. I love Springtime!
So, are you ready to look for a maxi dress? Are you ready to go on the wild side and shop for clothing at drugstores? See what you would miss if you didn't read my blog?! Many thanks to those of you who chimed in on my last style post to tell me which denim jacket you liked better. After checking comments on the blog, Google+ and Facebook, more folks liked the white jacket better than the blue, although it was pretty close! The white jacket was my favorite, although I have to tell you that the more I look at the blue denim jacket the better I like it! Glad I have a choice and can wear both at different times.
I hope you will take a moment to leave me a comment. It makes my day! Do you wear maxi dresses? How do you like to style them? I look forward to hearing from you.
Until Next Time,
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