Tuesday, April 23, 2013

A Million Ways to Maximize Your Maxi - Part 1: The Chambray Shirt


I have decided to do a little series of posts devoted to my new chiffon maxi skirt I scored from Forever 21 (for only $17.50). The idea for this series came when I was lusting after a long tutu I saw on Anthropologie's website and after deciding I would never wear it because it was too fancy and anyway what on earth would I wear it with?, I never purchased it. Then, I realized all the ways I could have worn that gorgeous full length tutu, and was completely disappointed in myself for not realizing before it was too late!

Well, when I was searching for some bargain buys in my local Forever 21 a few days ago, I saw this lovely, flowey, pink pleated chiffon maxi skirt hanging on the wall across the room. I was instantly drawn to it. I knew I could wear it all the same ways I could have worn the tutu! When I tried it on and realized I actually didn't look frumpy in it, my mind started racing with ideas. 

The first was this chambray shirt. I love pairing something this flowey and girly with something so casual. Also, I'm really into this tying my shirts thing lately. Anyway, I love this look, because the shirt offsets the dressiness of the skirt and the ballet flats make it extra casual for just easy wear around town, think lunch with a pal, or even just shopping and running errands. You could wear this to a dinner as well. It's a pretty versatile look. Also, I love the way the colors look together. In an effort to mix in a few different textures, I dug this thrift store clutch out of a pile (this looks like it's made out of raffia or something?)


classic  ballet  flats : H & M



pleated  chiffon  maxi  skirt : forever 21

raffia clutch : thrift store
 
  

Thanks for stopping by! As always, don't forget to follow me via GFC or Bloglovin' if you like my posts! Don't forget to leave me your link so I can check out your blog too :) 

What do you think about this look? Yay or nay? Do you like the maxi skirt trend? Or are you more of a mini/midi skirt gal (or boy?) Leave a comment and let me know!

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25 comments:

  1. I've been looking for a maxi skirt in this colour for seriously over a year! I love how you styled it and the neutral colour of it will make it go with everything.

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    1. Thanks! I'm in love with this skirt! Unfortunately they don't have this color online, otherwise I would have posted the link, but check your local store! I think this really is a great budget friendly option if you're looking for a good maxi skirt :)

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  2. so lovely, really love the styling <3

    http://amelodyofdiaries.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Well thank you! This skirt is surprisingly easy to style!

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  3. Gorgeous outfit - love the skirt :) x


    www.ofbeautyandnothingness.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Thank you! At only $17.80, I'd say it was quite a steal!

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  4. Wow that skirt is beautiful! Following <3 Alex

    tobebeautifulingodseyes.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks! I might have to get the blue version! An thanks so much for following :)

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  5. Really nice!!! I love it!!! So great!

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  6. I like your blog:) You have very cute outfits<3

    Townhouse Palette

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  7. I found you on the blog collective. Love your outfits. You can find me @ Vintagehoneybee.blogspot.com.

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  8. this is a great look - love the soft skirt with the chambray. new follower from the collective blog hop! :)
    -- jackiejade.blogspot.com

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  9. LOVE this outfit! I've been waiting for it to get warm enough here (in Eastern Canada) to pull out my maxi skirts. I just got the perfect chambray shirt to pair with them! Just found you via the collective link up and I'm so glad! You're adorable :) Following you via GFC and BlogLovin now!

    Would love it if you checked out my blog!

    www.glitterglimmersparkleshimmer.com

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  10. Hi visiting from the hop. You are adorable and so is that skirt.

    Bettina
    www.littleoldsouls.com

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    1. aww you're too sweet! Thank you :)

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  11. This is such a good idea for a post, I'm definitely interested on how you would style it so I'm going to check back to see your next posts!
    Lots of love from New Zealand,
    Samantha
    NovellaPlace.com
    xx

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    1. Thank you! I have a few ideas. I hope you like them :)

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  12. I like a maxi but wore maxi dresses when I was pregnant and I think the length makes me feel round and pregnant again. I like a midi skirt but don't own any and I like a short circle skirt. Not too short ... but well above the knee.

    love your blog !
    www.not-going-out-like-that.com

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  13. I love Maxi skirts! They are just so comfy, and perfect for a mommy who doesn't want to look frumpy...but needs to be able to move around and play :)

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  14. That skirt is incredible! I love soft feminine pieces. It's good to be a girl.

    Mandy
    Nestled in Nostalgia

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