Maxi-mized Fun

Outfit Details
Maxi dress: Lulu*s
Belt: Zara
Bag: Aldo
Super cute sandals you can't see: Aldo
Sunglasses: Shoppers Drug Mart (JLo)

Taking photos in an isolated corner near some dumpsters. I'm moving up in this world my friends.

This maxi dress has been hiding in my closet for months waiting for some sun. Sure, I could have worn it sooner by layering it up during the winter months but the anticipation was much more fun. As a shorter gal (is 5'5" considered short?) I have always shied away from long skirts out of fear of looking even shorter. But then I realized that there is something really amazing about covering up your extremely pale legs while still experiencing the freedom of a skirt.

Besides, after showing half of Vancouver my panties the day before while prancing around in a much shorter skirt, I figured some modesty was in order.

PS. Check out Modly Chic to read my tips on adding vintage pieces to your wardrobe.


  1. I love the cut of the maxi dress!

  2. that is such an awesome color! i love blue!

  3. I love the colour of this dress - so pretty!

  4. You look like a total movie star! That blue is so luxurious, and a fantastic compliment to your hair!

  5. this maxi looks stunning on you. they dont really suit me as im just about 5 foot, and my growth is prettty much done. haha. it's a really lovely colour as well

  6. Yay for both of us rocking the maxi dresses this week! I'm 5'5 too and I think we're kind of on that borderline short side but can still ~work~ it ;)

    xo, alison*elle

  7. I didn't know how I felt about Maxis when they first came out, but shortly began to love them! They are the best for just throwing on and feeling cute. I love wearing them with flip flops or wedges. I especially love this blue color Maxi you got from LuLus!

  8. You have sold me on the maxi dress. Pleats!!! Pleats!!! I am saying that like a goat would say it, btw. Because I'm insane. But I still know a good bright blue flowy dress when I see one.

  9. This dress is gorgeous!

    Looooove this outfit. :)

  10. You've got quite a few more inches on me and I've been braving maxis. I just have to stick to the more fitted silhoutes. Love this color on you.

  11. This dress looks so pretty on you! But then again, you look great in just about anything. *sigh* I wish I was like that! You are gorgeous. Keep on posting, I love your style!!!


  12. This maxi looks great on you! I have yet to wear the silk floral number I got at the Banana Republic media preview. Maybe tomorrow?

    Hope you're having a great long weekend Melissa!

    P.S. I might try making your vegan chocolate cake recipe today! That or gluten free peanut butter chocolate cookies if I can't find coconut.

  13. That color is gorgeous. Such a cute maxi dress!

  14. Cute cute cute!!! You look so cute here! Love those pleates in the dress! (Also, thanks for visiting my blog!)

  15. Came over from modly chic, nice to come across a fellow Canuk!

    the colour of the dress is fabulous, looks great on you.

    ~Em K

  16. That's a GORGEOUS shade of blue, and the pleats add a lot of class and elegance. Love it.

    I totally know how you feel about taking pictures in strange areas... I find that I'm drawn to grungey areas as they always provide a great background!

  17. Stunning!



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