5.08.2012

Summer Essential: Maxi Dress




J. Crew Maxi {solid colors here and similar stripes here} // Tahari Wedge {save vs. splurge item last week
 Michael Kors Watch // Tory Burch Sunglasses {sold out since the F&F sale} // Kate Spade Earrings 

Well friends, I did it.  I found both my go-to maxi for the summer as well as a pair of cat eye sunnies that I never want to take off.  Might I add that the maxi has pockets? You can't get much more perfect that that. But seriously.  Usually, I 100% agree with RZ on the whole "more is more" thing when it comes to jewelry, but for this ensemble, these simple pieces and a pop of orange were just the extra little details the outfit needed to feel complete.   

I am working on making some jewelry, and this bracelet is one of the pieces I made over the weekend. The sideways cross necklace was last mentioned here, and you can email me or comment on this post for more information.   I am happy to put you in touch with J so you can get your own! She's now making them in gold as well.

Now back to my main concern, have you found your perfect maxi for the summer yet?

22 comments:

christin said...

I have NOT found my favorite maxi but I hope to do so on the ASAP. Also, stop being so darn adorable.

Gaby [The Vault Files] said...

Gorgeous! Precisely I've been looking for the perfect side cross necklace, having trouble making up my mind, I've found many good shops!

Lauren {Stylized Existence} said...

So pretty! Love the brick as the backdrop for the dress - nice photos!

Viviana said...

Goooorgeous! You're a natural at this! ;)

Julie and Lauren said...

Adorable, Carly!!! Looks so cute on you. Great photos. XO

Mackenzie {Design Darling} said...

Love that I was with you when you bought this! Adorable.

Becca | Lowlife Couture said...

You look great!!

la petite fashionista said...

your maxi is so gorgeous on you! love that petite girls can wear maxis too :)

Samantha said...

Perfect summer outfit! I'm still on the hunt for the perfect cat eye sunglasses - I'm still coveting the Karen Walkers! And that bracelet - I need to get some chain to make my own! Where did you find yours at?

Taylor said...

you are so damn adorable!!! love love that dress and the way you styled it!
xo
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Natalie said...

LOVE the dress on you! Too cute!

Miss Southern Prep said...

LOVE your dress! I love maxis, but I'm too short to pull them off!!

Laura said...

You look gorgeous - perfect maxi :)

Laura xo

The Now said...

That dress is perfection!!! Love it!

Ashleigh Nicole said...

Super cute maxi!

xo Ashleigh

www.thedaileigh.com

Lara {simply irresistible} said...

Yep you look perfect! Love it!!

Tiffany Leigh {thedesignerlifestyle} said...

I'm on the hunt for my own, you look so gorgeous in this! I'm a new follower :)
xox
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Crissy @ House of Marlowe said...

I'm all about the maxi this summer.... so easy and comfortable. I found a great navy and white one at the Gap. Love yours too!

alicia said...

you look so good! love a striped maxi.

Daniela said...

Love that maxi and no I haven't found one yet..I would love to score one with pockets though!!

Christy {SparklesandSpinach} said...

I've been eying that JCrew Maxi for weeks!!! Love it!!! Looks great on you =)

Landi Lausen said...

How are you already so tan?! Loving the maxi... you're totally rockin it & the sunnies :) Hope you have a splendid weekend!