Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Winterized Maxi Dress

Had a lunch "date" with hubby and wanted to dress up a little while still being warm.  I never wound up hemming this particular dress since I wanted a to-the-floor hem to really maximize the maxi look (I'm such a geek).  Big mistake.  I was picking up my skirt for every step to prevent tripping over it.  I need taller shoes (here's to you, Cee)!  :)

Sweater:  Banana Republic Cowl Neck (bought this in 4 colors bc I love the look so much)
Dress:  H&M (was a killer deal last fall for $7!)
Belt:  H&M
Bag:  Melie Bianco Ariana, Natural (giveaway win from Cute & Little, buy here)  
Big thank you to Kileen for this gorgeous bag - I love it!  Will do a proper review soon.

Ring:  Amrita Singh Napeague, Blue Lapis (buy here)
I usually hate stretchy adjustable rings with a passion.  I've had ones in the past that were too tight, too loose or just uncomfortable to wear in general.  This one though is perfect.  It conforms nicely to your finger and is comfortable to wear all day.  
Bracelets:  "Jeweled" one from Dillards, Turquoise enamel from J. Crew Crewcuts


45 comments:

  1. Beautiful outfit SPG! Pink looks sooo good on you. Love the skirt and the accessories. Perfect.

    www.justpatience.com

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    1. Thanks Patience! I'm trying to incorporate brighter colors into my wardrobe :)

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  2. Beautiful outfit. I'm so jealousy that you were able to find the H&M maxi dress. I love the comb of the accessories.

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    1. Thanks Ying! This was such a lucky find since it wasn't in my local store but happened to be in one near my Uncle's.

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  3. I love the maxi skirt as dress. The sweater complements it perfectly!

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  4. omg such a beautiful look! love the colors on you!!

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  5. What a steal on the dress! I think I saw some maxi for $7 too but not this particular print. It is gorgeous.

    Btw - I haven't heard anything from Allison Izu in regards to the pair of jeans I won from your giveaway in December, odd.

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    1. Thanks Thu! Will definitely keep you posted on a response RE the AI jeans!

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  6. Ooo I love that bag! Great win :) and that dress is really cute - the floral patterns are so spring colored :)

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    1. Thanks Katherine! I felt so lucky to win such a great-looking bag!

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  7. But SPG, you're talented with a needle, so no need to shell out more $ for shoes ;) Me on the other hand, do, lol.

    I'm regretting putting this dress back when I had the chance to buy it last summer. Love how you winterized it but kept the colorful spring colors.

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    1. Haha, you're sweet but my problem revolves around waffling on different shoe heights :D Thanks Cee!

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  8. great idea! i seriously can not wait until summer to get here to wear my maxi dresses!
    WWW.TINACIOUS.ME WWW.TINACIOUS.ME WWW.TINACIOUS.ME

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    1. Thank you! Oh, I so love maxi dress weather!

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  9. You look so gorgeous on your outfit. Love it!

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    1. Thanks so much for your kind words! :)

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  10. you look amazing!! love the colors and pattern (and you look so cozy!)

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    1. Thanks Amber! Definitely nice and cozy :)

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  11. I love that maxi dress, the florals are so pretty, and I love that bag :) Awesome that you won it from Kileen!

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    1. Thanks Bessie! Such a stroke of luck with that giveaway :)

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  12. I like how you pair a spring/summer dress with a cozy sweater! Great accessories too! And i agree with that stretchable rings are so uncomfortable! It usually pinches my skin!

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  13. I love how you styled this! Great look!

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  14. So pretty! Love the floral maxi! did you feel like a princess while picking up your dress and walking ;-)

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    1. Thank you! LOL, I did at first and then I was just annoyed :D

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  15. Great way to cozy up the maxi dress! I had one dress too that I hesitated hemming but in the end I'm glad I did - I avoided many many disasters I'm sure :P

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    1. Haha, I just need to commit to taller shoes or hemming - I'll probably give in to hemming :D

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  16. So cute- love how you winterized the dress...and still getting over how you scored it for $7! I can't stop staring at your bracelets- gorgeous.

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    1. Thanks so much, Annie! Bracelets and rings have been my latest obsessions :)

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  17. Love that you guys had a lunch date! :) Very cute look!! Hopefully you did not have to do too much walking and holding up the bottom!

    And congrats on winning Kileen's giveaway! :)

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    1. Thanks Michelle! No, not too much walking thank goodness!

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  18. i am loving this outfit! it's formal but still laidback in a way. :) i like the way the hem looks -- i hope you find the perfect shoes for it because it looks great!

    <3, Mimi
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    1. Thanks Mimi! I like the long length look because it feels like like you're floating above the ground...until you trip LOL

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  19. I really like this look! I've been mulling over ways to make my maxi dress wearable in the winter too and I'm glad you posted this look because I'm quite inspired by it. The cowl neck works quite nicely here!

    P.s - this IS a great bag

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    1. Thanks Anna! You always have the sweetest things to say - you know how to make a gal feel good about herself :)

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  20. Gorgeous bag and I love this look. (I too am guilty of wearing a too long dress before I've had time to hem it, I usually end up clutching it in my hand pretending I'm a bride with a train loop).

    I think maxis are great on petites, can actually make us look so much longer with the right fit and waistline.

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    1. Thank you! I'm a huge fan of maxi dresses - such an easy way to get dressed and look cute :)

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  21. Love your ring and sweater! I have a giveaway
    on my blog so feel free to join it:)

    http://stylewithoutlimits.blogspot.com/2012/02/first-giveaway.html

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    1. Thanks for stopping by and commenting! :)

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  22. i love having lunch dates with my hubby. :) that skirt is absolutely gorgeous! i'm petite, but i just love long skirts. :)

    xoxo
    jasmine

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    1. Thanks Jasmine! I love the kiddos but sometimes it's nice to have a one-on-one adult conversation :)

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