Tuesday, February 17

Burning Orange Maxi

Sweater | Ralph Lauren (thrifted)
Dress | Forever 21 (worn as a skirt)
Fringe Bag | H&M 
Leather Boots | Asos
Gold Cuff | Vintage

I originally had a fear of maxi dresses, midi dresses, A-line dresses...Let's start over; I had a lot of fashion fears. This blog pushes me to try new things; walk outside of my comfort zone. As easy as jeans and a tee are, I want to keep my readers inspired and encourage you to do the same.

When maxi skirts and dresses first came out, I didn't dare go near them. I kept imagining myself being swallowed alive by the fabric, tripping all over myself, and swearing like a sailor all the way down to the ground.
I cringe at the thought.

One day, while browsing through my daily fashion blog reel, someone posted an outfit of herself in a maxi dress. She looked like a modern day Grecian goddess who looked right at home between towering skyscrapers and over-sized sunglasses. I attributed this to her height. I thought "anything looks good on a girl who is 6 feet tall whose legs go on for miles." Not long after, maxi skirts started popping up all over, and they looked good on everyone!

I figured let me buy an inexpensive maxi dress, and experiment with it. If it worked out, then yay for me! If it didn't, then I wouldn't be too put out. Not only did I luck out with a beautiful burnt orange, the dress also came with adjustable straps so I could get away with flats some days.

Although maxis are associated with sunny beaches and palm trees, they are just as season appropriate on Jersey's coldest winter days. Just throw a chunky knit sweater or turtleneck as I did, and some ankle boots with thick knit socks, and you're ready to take on this 'winter wonderland' ;)

Also, don't forget! My coupon code for Eshakti is valid until March 4, 2015 so be sure to shop their wide selection here. Just use the coupon code "dearsunnyvintage" at checkout for an additional 10% off! (I already did, and bought my second dress from Eshakti for less than $30 with the code and gift coupon!)
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  1. These photos are really pretty Yvonne! That's good that you overcame your fashion fears with maxis. They're such versatile pieces!

  2. I have a fear of maxi dresses and skirts too because of my short height! I do have a few, but I hardly ever wear them! I really need to because you look so so amazing!!

  3. Love how you styled the maxi dress as a skirt & the burnt orange is such a great colour!! Love this look.

  4. Beautiful pictures, and I'm really enjoying seeing how versatile your wardrobe is, from quite authentically vintage looking outfits through to this which has a more modern feel. All very feminine though, and quite gorgeous! x

  5. I love that maxi skirt. Love the bow detail!!


  6. You had me at the color Orange!! I love the ease of this look and it is so clever.

  7. Love the maxi skirt with the sweater! From the Trendy Wednesday Blog Link Up @ http://www.classyyettrendy.com

    Classy Yet Trendy

  8. I'm in LOVE with this outfit, you look gorgeous :)


  9. fabulous look!!
    xo Jessica

  10. Beautiful look and photos! I only started giving maxis a try this year and now I am hooked. I've layered cardigans and my denim jacket over mine this winter, and now I will have to try a chunky sweater. :)

  11. Beautiful look and photos! :)

  12. I love the post Yvonne! The outfit is so romantic and cute, photos are beautiful and the color combination of everything all together is just gorgeous! Love-love-love! :)

    Victoria, gone with 'The Wind of Inspiration'

  13. CUTE skirt!! Love it!

    Xo, Mikéla


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