What I Wore – Styling a Maxi Dress

This week I totally am stepping out of my comfort zone.
Sometimes I feel like when I get dressed I’m wearing a predictable outfit, where I feel comfortable and will blend in with the other moms running around in Target bribing their kids with slurpees, a treat, and maybe a $5 movie.
I think to myself, “Ok, my kids look cute so hopefully that will take the looks away from me.” With my day old hair thrown up in a pony and make up that is having a hard time covering up those circles under my tired eyes I run around trying to remember what is on my shopping list in the first place.
I’ve been comfortable in my little bubble, but lately I’ve seen some trends that I’ve wanted to try. It might sound silly, but these are huge for me.
#1 I usually only wear maxi dresses when I’m pregnant.
I don’t know why, I don’t have anything against wearing them, that’s just when I’ve bought them.
Thank you Kintage for having some darling dresses!
#2 I don’t wear headbands. Not wraps, not lace, not boho, nothing.
Thank you Love Sparkle Pretty for sending me this beautiful boho headband to be my first.
#3 I tried out a blazer for the first time also.
Thank you Lauren Conrad for rockin’ my socks off every time I shop at Kohls. Love her line of clothes {I think I own most of it because I’m predictable like that} & newly released bedding.

Pictures taken by the talented Lora Knight
For a more dressy look:
Boho Headband & Pearl Bracelet-Love Sparkle Pretty
Gold Bunting Necklace-Lisa Leonard
Gold flats-Shop Ruche
Purse-My husband’s papa gave it to him to give to me. It was his wife’s who passed away before I was ever in the picture. I try not to open it much because it still has her sweet grandma perfume smell.
Love stuff like that.
Love these flats.
Kayla is the super sweet girl behind Love Sparkle Pretty.
She came to Elevate and was lovely to meet in person.
Obsessed with my first piece of Lisa Leonard jewelry that was my birthday present from Nichole.
It matches perfectly!
ย For a more casual look:
Denim Shirt-LC Lauren Conrad at Kohls
Shoes-Old Navy forever ago
Laura from Bits of Splendor is so darling and genuine. Read about her Project Hope if you have a sec.
I knew her necklace would go perfect with this outfit and I was so lucky to snag one of the last ones!
Do you have a trend that you would love to try, but are too nervous?
Hope you all have a wonderful Wednesday!
Linking up here:
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22 comments so far.

22 responses to “What I Wore – Styling a Maxi Dress”

  1. popcosmo says:

    Gorgeous photos! And you look amazing in maxi dresses and headbands, so glad you stepped outside your comfort zone ๐Ÿ™‚ They are both gorgeous!!! That yellow is beautiful and so summery!
    xo ~kim & chloe

  2. Allexis says:

    Oh my, this dress is perfection!! I love the color and how light weight and airy it looks! I think the blazer look is my favorite! Stopping by from the Shanna link up. ๐Ÿ™‚



  3. Erika says:

    oh love the yellow dress! Gorgeous! I live in maxi dresses, boyfriend jeans & t-shirts and toms shoes. All about comfort.:) Stopping by from WIWW link up. http://www.erika-shineon.com

  4. Really gorgeous! The headband is stunning too.

    Come link up with me at Whatcha Wearing Wednesday! http://www.themummychronicles.com

  5. You look amazing. So gorgeous!! You Should step in front of the camera more!

  6. Janelle says:

    Love the outfit, and that is so sweet about the purse!

  7. Oh my goodness Jen! You are stunning! So happy you stepped in front of the camera because you take pretty pictures. ๐Ÿ™‚
    Thanks so much for featuring my items. I love them with that dress!
    Have a beautiful day,
    Love Sparkle Pretty

  8. Amanda Cobb says:

    Yay for stepping out of the comfort zone so fabulously! I especially love that dress paired with the blazer.

    I don’t do headbands either. I want to, at least some of them, but the darn things never stay on my head right.

  9. this is adorable and it looks FABULOUS on you. I REALLY REALLY want a boho headband!! THey are soo cute! I adore the ones at Antro but not at $40….

  10. Jamie says:

    So cute! I can’t believe it but I don’t even own a maxi dress. Yours is super cute! I need to find one, stat. I had to laugh at your Target description of moms who bribe their kids with slurpees, a treat, and maybe a $5 movie. That’s me! Ha! Stopping by from The Pleated Poppy.

  11. Your hair is getting so long! So pretty Jen! Love both looks. I feel the same way about maxis yay for stepping out of your comfort zone!

  12. Gorgeous dress! If you get a chance, please link up to my link party: http://suburbsmama.blogspot.com/2013/07/what-we-wore-7.html

  13. Inge Jane says:

    This dress is so fun and fabulous! And I am loving both pairs of shoes!
    This Ever Evolving Life

  14. Kelsey Bang says:

    ok LOVE the maxi dress on you! and the yellow is stunning!

  15. Yellow is your color! Very cute two ways! Stopping by from the Style Sessions!


  16. Abigail says:

    That dress is gorgeous! I also love the lace details around the bust area ๐Ÿ™‚ Love it both with the blazer and denim jacket!

    Visiting from the linkup. I’d love for you to come over by blog too and leave your thoughts on my latest post: http://www.fashchronicles.blogspot.com

  17. Lulu Soler says:

    This is so pretty – the yellow is very happy! Would love for you to come visit sometime ๐Ÿ™‚

    xo Lulu

  18. Good for you for stepping out of your comfort zone – I think your outfits turned out really well. I love the yellow maxi. I think I need it!

  19. Mama S says:

    loving the maxi dress

  20. Traci Little says:

    adorable! My favorite look is the jean jacket with the yellow!



  21. Really love the way you styled the maxi dress! So adorable ๐Ÿ™‚

  22. […] is the 1st blazer I’ve owned and I bought it to style with this dress. What took me so long?! I love it, now I just have to find what else goes with it. If you have a […]

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