Sunday, March 25, 2012

A Caravan of Colors


______I think the main reason why I've never tried wearing a maxi dress before is because of its name and how similar it sounds to "maxi pad." I mean, surely someone else has made this connection. Surely someone else feels as uncomfortable as I do when they hear the word. Why, the last thing I think I could ever say to someone is, "Oh hey, I really like your maxi dress," because it would make me feel as if I was commenting on their personal feminine hygiene products rather than their attire. This is a normal thing to think, right? Right? Right.

______But I'm trying my best to grow out of that mindset and move on. In fact, I even believe that I've a newfound love for these ever so ridiculously named maxi dresses (though I'd much prefer to call them magical Grecian princess dresses because that's totally what this one makes me feel like). This is my first magical Grecian princess dress and I do believe that is has pushed me out of my comfort zone (in a good way!). I think this dress has made me more willing to try new styles in the future instead of always trying what I know works. Variety is the spice of life, yo.

______So, my good citizens, with that being said, I ask you this:

______Have you tried anything recently that you never thought you'd like but ended up loving (whether that be a type of clothing, a type of food, or a fine hobby such as underwater basket weaving)?



Dress: Wally-world (that's slang for Walmart, yo)
Gladiator sandals: Franco Sarto
Bracelet: Lulu*s
Necklace: Charlotte Russe
Earrings: Charming Charlie's

34 comments:

LyddieGal said...

I think many of us have decided to step outside our fashion comfort zones once we started our blogs and subsequently started reading others blogs -- it's just so hard to see someone looking fabulous in a maxi dress, the way you do here, and not think "well i want to look fabulous in a maxi dress (that thing I hate) too!"

so then you go out and buy it and love it.

Ida said...

I recently tried the maxi dress and instantly loved it, too. I thought it would terrible on me mainly because I'm short. I decided to cave when looking for something different and comfortable for spring/summer weather, and I think I made an excellent decision. I'm really enjoying trying different silhouettes and cuts of clothing and my goal this spring has been to try new styles of clothing, pretty much. High-low hem skirts are also becoming a new wardrobe favorite of mine.

Jessica Cai said...
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Jessica Cai said...

Oops, I accidentally removed my last comment.

Anyways, I just browsed through your recent looks and I LOVE your style. You are so fabulous! I started loving strappy heels recently :)If you like my blog, would you like to follow each other? :)
-Jessica
www.stylizedluxe.blogspot.com

Jacqueline said...

nice maxi-dress, i do understand the word association thing, i do it all the time, anyway. it's a gorgeous dress! :)

Jennifer said...

I'm kind of iffy towards maxi dresses just because my small frame will be devoured by the dress, but it looks so fun (like Lyddie said) that I want to try the trend! But the cut of your dress is quite nice, plus the fact it's from Walmart gets a +10 in the sweet deal department. :)

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Well... said...

What a lovely magical, Grecian princess dress! ;) I need to go to Wally world to find myself one now.
Oh Ali, you never fail to crack me up! I never made the connection until reading your post, and now I feel a tad uncomfortable calling them..that..as well. Haha, but you do look like a goddess in yours! Your earrings are so pretty and match the tribal theme perfectly.
Oh, and hmmm...I never thought I'd try the whole socks+boots+shorts thing. But I ended up loving that combination :)

Trendy Teal

LINDA said...

Gorgeous post!
xoxo

Linda from www.moonon.com

yiqin; said...

that dress is amazing on you <3

Marie McGrath (The Joy of Fashion) said...

Hahahahahaha, I've never made this funny connection before! You look absolutely GORGEOUS in this dress! It fits you so well and the colors look so pretty against your skin and hair color.

As for me, the most DIFFERENT thing I've tried lately is to buy a figure hugging dress. I felt bold and daring when I bought it, but I haven't dared to wear it in public just yet... hehe.

www.thejoyoffashion.blogspot.com

BROKEN.WHIMSY said...

Oh gosh you made me giggle with your reasoning behind why you didnt wear them previously hehe. Maxi pads indeed!!!!! ha.

When I first popped here I thought these were such electrifyingly gorgeous colours. They really ork with you. What I adore about maxis' is that they are always flattering and you hun look absolutely gorgeous in it ^_^

Eeli xo

jess said...

The colors in this dress look so nice on you.

Lizzie said...

Thanks for the sweet comment pretty lady :)

I totally adore that dress, it looks so perfect on you!! Your shoes are heavenly as well. This look is altogether lovely!

xo
Lizzie
placeclevertitlehere.blogspot.com

Joyce said...

When I clicked into your blog, the first thing I said in my head was "woah" because that dress is amazing, I LOVE the prints and colors and you look sooo tall. Unless you are already tall? Recently, I am beginning to love eating green tea flavored things. I used to think it would be very bitter :/

Closet Fashionista said...

Wow I love that long dress on you, see what I did there? Didn't use the word ;) You know, I never actually thought of that before, maybe that's why I'm also reluctant ;)
It looks so amazing on you and I can't believe it's from Walmart!! :D
http://www.closet-fashionista.com/

monica said...

Lovely maxi dress...such a beautiful print

Couture Carrie said...

What a gorgeous dress, darling!
You look fabulous!

xoxox,
CC

Bola said...

I love the colours in the dress. You look good in a maxi dress and should wear them more often. So summery and fun!

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Boy urbandchic by Jhect said...

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Paper Moon said...

that is such a pretty print. x

Gillie said...

I Love that dress, the pattern is so pretty! hahaha I totally get what you're saying about the name "Maxi dress", I must say the maxi dress is something I've never tried but maybe I should! :)

xo Gillie

Laura said...

Thanks for the comment. I love the earrings.

lepinkbow said...

nice outfit! love the maxi dress! (:

xo
lepinkbow.blogspot.com

Damellia said...

amazing maxi dress!


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ade kurnianingrum handika putri said...

adore that dress!! really nice to see ..
thanks for your lovely comment on my blog♥ wanna follow each other dear? :)

yiqin; said...

that dress is SO fab

Elle Sees said...

I need to step out more often...thanks for commenting on my blog, too! Xo

Walk This Way said...

I haven't connect maxi dresses with maxi pads, but now I surely am..thanks for putting it in my head haha! ;D
But girl.. you look absolutely amazing in that dress! The color of is so gorgeous. You truly look like a Grecian princess:)
Have a great weekend dear<3

xo,
Jenny

fluff and fripperies said...

Your maxi dress is so pretty! Have a great weekend :)

Emma xo
www.fluffandfripperies.com

Fabrizia said...

Such a great post, I really like it, these pics are so nice!
Take a look and if you want we can follow each others: Cosa mi metto???

Katie said...

haha I laughed out loud at the maxi pad part. Love the colors on the dress. Really pretty.

tiny dancer said...

Gorgeous print - you wear maxi dresses so well :) thank you so much for taking the time to visit my blog.

Tasia

Dennis said...

Gorgeous print - you wear maxi dresses so well :) thank you so much for taking the time to visit my blog. Tasia

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