What I Wore: Striped Maxi Dress

I scooped up this striped maxi dress at the Joie/Equipment sample sale in LA a few weeks back, after a friend of mine alerted me to the sale (seriously, the kind of friend that tells you about sample sales is a  pretty awesome kind of friend), and I'm more or less obsessed with this dress now. It's silk, easy to wear, comfortable, and it has stripes- what more could I ask for in a dress? 

Up until a summer or two ago, I was always afraid that maxi dresses would overwhelm my 5'3'' self, so I steered clear, until I saw a fellow "vertically challenged" friend rocking one, and to my surprise, the maxi dress made her petite frame look taller. If you're short like me, I highly recommend giving a maxi dress a go- pair it with wedges or heeled sandals, and make sure it doesn't drag on the ground. It's the perfect summer look. 

Dress: Joie (similar), Belt: Shareen Vintage, Shoes: Steve Madden (similar), Necklace: West Avenue Jewlery, Bag: Michael Kors (similar), Watch: Michael Kors, Bracelet: J.Crew


  1. I avoid maxis for just this reason -- maybe now I'll have the courage to try them out!
    xo Josie

  2. Love your maxi and the accessories! so pretty! I hope weather in your neck of the woods is not as severe as most of the North East this week! Hope you are having a wonderful day!
    Style-Delights Blog

  3. that dress looks great! I'm the same height as you and have found success with the maxi (even in flats!) as long as it doesn't drag on the ground.

  4. Oh that dress is so cute on you! I love it!

  5. very cute- and love the belt!

  6. I really love the striped summer dress. It looks great with that belt! Yes, that is an excellent friend. -xx /Madison