August 23, 2012

Polished Maxi

Lately, I've been posting more of my weekend outfits because, honestly, if I'm going to court a lot in one week, my outfits start looking all the same.   Keeping track of my outfits through this blog has really helped me see if I'm repetitive and how to reuse things already in my closet.  Before the blog, I was constantly stricken with the "I have nothing to wear" thought and that's when I would hit the stores.  Now, I see how I can use something in a different way without feeling like I already wore it.

I wear my clothes multiple times.  Period.  I wish I could show a brand new outfit every day but that just isn't my real life.  I do buy new clothes here and there but when I buy something I think in my head how many things can I wear this with.  If I can only come up with one outfit, it's not coming home with me.  That's just my two cents on my shopping philosophy.  I have many more but that's for another day :-)

Blazer: Gap  /  Dress: Kohls  /  Handbag: Louis Vuitton  /  Jewelry: Eve's Addiction, C Wonder, Target, J Crew, Vince Camuto, David Yurman  /  Shoes: Target  /  Sunglasses: Chanel



  1. Maria this is another great outfit inspiration. If I get to iron my maxi dress tonight, I'm totally wearing this for my Friday office outfit ;-)

  2. Great job pairing the dress with a blazer, I will have to try that!

  3. I love how you paired the maxi dress with a blazer -- why haven't I thought of this?? this is a great idea as we transition into the fall! xo

  4. Love the maxi with the blazer! I totally agree with you on the new clothes everyday thing, it's just not realistic for a normal person! Love mixing up what I have with a few new pieces thrown in here and there!

  5. I love your dress. You look fantastic! The blazer does really polish things up and make it look pulled together in a new way. I might try it myself!

  6. That maxi is so pretty on you! I love seeing other petites wear maxis and looking very tall in them! I am with you, I can't afford to buy something brand new all the time so I'll re-wear pieces in different ways.

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  7. I really like a blazer with a maxi. Great idea!

  8. Perfect look. thanks for the comment on my blog. I am following you

  9. a gorgeous outfit!
    I love the LV speedy, its such a classic bag!
    the foral print on your dress is gorgeous!

    Great post, thanks for sharing!

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  10. I'm the same way, even if I'm buying something to wear for a special occasion, I still try to make sure there are other ways to wear it in the future! This outfit is so great, I love maxi dresses, and you've shown us a great way to make it more of a refined piece!

  11. I'm totally with you on that Maria...well written! We are real women in the real world & a new outfit everyday just isnt the real deal! LOVE YOU IN THAT ADORB MAXI!!


  12. I heart this post! I also agree with you! Just because we're fashion bloggers doesn't mean we have to have a different piece to showcase every day! I LOVE your maxi =) You look stunning!

  13. I love this Maria, the maxi looks so beautiful on you! And I agree, I am a girl on a budget so I HAVE to remix things. I wish I could buy something new everyday, but I just don't have the budget for it.


  14. Love the maxi. Maxis are so versatile and COMFORTABLE!

  15. Oh, a fellow lawyer? :) I really like this - the maxi looks great with the blazer!

    xo, alison*elle

  16. I'm the same way, I definitely can't afford to go buy new clothes all the time, although as a blogger, it is very tempting! I think remixing and re-styling outfits can be just as fun as going shopping for new things. I love how you paired the maxi with a blazer! You look awesome!

  17. i wear the same stuff all the time...i think we all do. but you definitely mix it up. i love how you made this summery maxi look so polished with the blazer!

  18. I love the way you styled this chic! And I love your shopping philosophy. I'm the same way. I cannot afford a new outfit everyday, so I just try to rework what I've already got! Go girl!

  19. Love the outfit!

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  20. You look fabulous. I love the jewelry choices and that you kept your hair up.

  21. What a pretty maxi dress! I think I NEEEEEED that! :)

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  22. You are so right. For most of us having a new outfit everyday is just unreal. With that being said your outfit looks great. I love blazers with everything but I still don own one, weird. :)
    Note to self: buy a blazer.

  23. I completely agree with what you said. Its ridiculous to think we could wear a completely new outfit every day! I shop and make sure the pieces I buy are versatile - that's what makes a truly fantastic wardrobe in my opinion. :)
    Love this pretty maxi dress and how you wore it with the chic blazer!
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  24. beautiful maxi dress!
    i love wearing this dress too, it always make me taller :)
    and i love all of your jewels,

    new follower here
    hope we can follow each other


  25. Wow! I think this is my favourite look! The dress and blazer are fantastic, you've put it all together beautifully. I'm running out to try and find something similar this weekend. Love your blog :)

    E x

  26. Really a great post, and I love your outfit :-)

  27. I totally agree with you as using the blog as a means to "discover" new items in your own closet - mine has helped me, too! (And I frequently re-wear the same stuff, too.) I love your monogram necklace! ;-)

  28. you look gorgeous, I love your dress!

  29. I love this look- what a great combination (and the maxi is perfect)!

    Totally agree with your thoughts- I like that blogging has challenged me to rethink my wardrobe and the endless possibilities that are in there. :)

    Xo Rome of two boroughs

  30. I love the print! Beautiful maxi, and I love it with the blaze. I find it much more interesting to see how one wears a garment and making it more versatile or remixing it. So, I agree it's not real life for the average person to always buy new and never remix an item.

  31. OMG! I love love love your Louis Vuitton, I've had my eye on that style for a while now it is such a classic :)

    Feel free to stop by my blog sometime, Its still new but would mean alot if you could check it out and maybe follow ;)

  32. What a gorgeous maxi dress! You look amazing.


  33. Ooohhh, one of my favourite looks on you!!! LOVE this dress, and it looks perfect paired with that blazer and your hair up!

    xo Jenny


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