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

6 comments:

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

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  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!
    -Jyoti
    Style-Delights Blog

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  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.

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

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  5. very cute- and love the belt!

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

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