Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Maxi = Perfection

H&M Garden Collection Maxi Dress, Marc Jacobs Baby Aidan Bag, Cynthia Vincent Wedges, Earrings  handmade by moi

For the past week I've been stranded without a photographer (due to an impromptu Hawaii trip on his part), but my partner in crime has returned at last!  We celebrated by treating ourselves to an always-too-spicy but oh-so-tasty meal at the smallest jankiest restaurant you could ever imagine aka Thai Tom in the University District (I swear we eat meals that require forks and not just chopsticks, but for some odd reason those pictures never make it to the blog).  Gosh, I would relinquish more than fifty percent of my vital organs to have tropical weather year round, but since the state of Washington is allergic to sunlight I have found that maxi dresses are the perfect investment.  They are A) immensely comfortable, B) much warmer than a mini dress -- hence removing the necessity of a sweater, C) long enough to hide a pair of footless leggings if you so desire, AND last but not least: if you enjoy the luxuries of commando-ness you can do so with class (we don't all aspire to become Lindsay Lohan).    

Mostly vintage bracelets except: Humongous white bangle from Australian boutique and Anthropologie Jeweled Cuff. Mostly vintage rings except: Green ring (featured in tacosandfreecandy banner) made by moi

Dear misfit tooth: I'm not sure how you turned out so white? Funny thing is, the actual fake tooth (which is one to the right) looks completely normal. Guess the camera must have favored just you today.


38 comments:

  1. AWESOME color sin this maxi..love the wedges and purse too!!
    Glad your photog is back:)

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  2. That dress is sooo pretty!! And the ASOS bag looks like it can hold a few books...if you look at it with the model: ASOS Baggy
    :D I would totally buy it, but I can't because of my spending challenge, haha
    http://aclosetfashionista.blogspot.com/

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  3. It's a really charming movie. :)

    I love your reasons to wear a maxi. Particularly the last one, hahahaha!

    You look gorgeous. The cut is sophisticated but the colors are wild. I like it.

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  4. Maxi dresses totaly rock! This one has such beautiful colors and I love your jewelry too!

    Thanks for your comment sugar

    X

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  5. love the print/color of your dress!

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  6. That dress is stunning!

    xoxo, http://heelsandwedges.blogspot.com

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  7. What a cute post!! Your outfit and whole look is so darling :) Love the colors. Thanks for stopping by my blog! I hope you will come by again soon and consider following me!

    www.pancakestacker.blogspot.com

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  8. I love this dress and the shoes too!



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  9. Gorgeous dress!


    Just came across your blog. It is lovely!

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  10. You look amazing with those colors! I love te dress, the bag, the shoes! totally gorgeous!
    Thanks for your lovely comment! I am following you now 'cause I love your blog and style.
    xoxo
    Vicky

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  11. love the colors on that maxi!

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  12. I like ur hair style

    check my blog http://jidhu.blogspot.com/

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  13. You look amazing in this, that is a gorgeous dress I cant believe its H&M!


    d e g a i n e

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  14. Love your colourful maxi dress and your wedges! Thanks for the sweet comment on my blog..I am now following you:)

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    Vanessa

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  15. beautiful dress and bag. Love the colours.xx

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  16. Love this dress and your shoes...both store out my way didn't have either in my size :( I also really love the ring in your banner...simple but statement making.

    Anywho...I just saw your comment for one of my posts and so glad I checked out your blog. I'm officially a follower and can't wait to see the next post!!

    NaughtyBaubles

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  17. Oh, what a lovely dress; you look stunning! x

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  18. that maxi dress looks lovely on you! x
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  19. love your outfit, so pretty <3

    Thank you for your comment. xo Christine

    http://christineiversen.blogspot.com/

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  20. amazing accessories and dress. Love the ring at all ^^

    Ps.:for my scarf i just bought the fabric and sewed it together. Very simple ^^

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  21. I love this outfit- you look amazing!

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  22. I'm bored of mini,so I must agree with maxi=perfection.I don't like prints,but this is a cute one.
    Your hair looks so healthy. :)

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  23. you have an awesome maxi since the colors just pop out wonderfully. :)

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  24. i cant get enough of maxi dresses this summer/-(soon autumn).. and you look great in that maxi dress!
    hope youre having a sweet week

    xx

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  25. I LOVE that dress and all of the colors in the photos. So bright and fun!
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  26. Bonjour! First time on your blog and love it!! Am now following :-) I'm also a fan of the maxi but have NEVER thought to sneak on a pair of leggings underneath - clever...

    Your jingle jangley bangles are adorable too

    nicola x

    www.mylushalisciousblog.blogspot.com

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  27. colors of your maxi dress are soo pretty! your wedges and accessories are pretty amazing too.

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  28. thanks for stopping by my blog. i'm completely in love with yours fyi. i'm loving the colors in your maxidress. beyond adorable!
    Haute Californian

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  29. I love your dress and all the colour in this outfit xx

    http://topcoatfashionblog.blogspot.com/

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  30. you look great in that maxi dress!

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  31. Hi Joy! that maxi looks gorgeous on you- i love how the colors pop! and i love all the accessories you piled on to complement the look :D

    thanks for visiting my blog, i hope you'll come again and follow! :)

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  32. I LOVE your style! That maxi dress is so pretty and I'm a new follower too :D

    Happy weekend!

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  33. Just came across your blog.
    It is crazy!!
    I like your dress and your shoes!!!

    http://malibuananas.blogspot.com/
    xx

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  34. GREAT SET!
    GREAT WEDGES!
    AMAZING DRESS!

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  35. Your dress reminds me of nerds candy.

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  36. Glad I came across your blog! =D Great blog.. plus, I am lovin' your dress and bag! Lookin' good, girl!

    xo Mavy
    http://dialogueswithafruitcake.blogspot.com/

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  37. I like this post..that's very colorfull :D
    This dress is beautififul but my favorite pieces is the bag!

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  38. Your dress is AMAZING! I shopped a bit from the garden collection and never saw this dress :( looks fab on you! xo

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