Must Have Maxi

10:13 PM

As someone who is vertically challenged (I’m only 5’2’’), maxi dresses/skirts are one of the hardest trends for me to pull off. I adore them on the rack, and then I try them on and I am swimming in fabric. Certainly I could take them to a tailor and have them shorten the dress, or given my knowledge of sewing, I could probably just shorten it myself – but it’s summer, it’s nice out and to be quite frank – I’m impatient. Thus – I want the perfect maxi dress right off the rack, which has proven difficult, time and time again.

Cue J.Crew – I found this perfect black maxi during a recent trip to the factory store in Rosemont. I saw it, and upon trying it on, I was pleasantly surprised that the length was PERFECT! Nevermind this dress is a classic summer staple, but it was also 50%!! So basically it was like the seas parted, and the little shopping angels were telling me this dress was meant to be in my closet.

So tonight I’m wearing it on a little casual date night with the fiancé (um – that takes some serious getting used to!), but I’ve worn it for shopping trips and lunch dates, and it’s the perfect attire for the weekend.  

This weekend I have a whole lot of nothing to do – and it’s going to be fantastic!! I have been so busy this week that I kind of just want to lay in bed all weekend, eat Cheetos and watch chick flicks. Is that really too much for a girl to ask for?!

Who has special plans this weekend?!! I want to live vicariously through everyone else’s fun plans, so share them below!

Outfit Details
Dress; Jcrew
Jacket; Forever 21
Hat; Saks Off 5th (Sold Out) - simlar here
Shoes; Chinese Laundry - but I'd much rather wear this dress with these!
Watch; Michele (Sold Out) - similar here
Necklace; Kate Spade
Nails; Fiji (Essie)
Lips; YSL
Cuff Bracelet; Express (old) - similar here