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Sunday, June 5, 2011

You saw this coming

You know I couldn't post about my new found love of tied off button downs and that Anthropologie catalog look without then needing to wear a maxi with a button down and a big chunky anthro-inspired statement necklace.
I couldn't possibly not wear it. Like when you hear a catchy new single on the radio and you need to hear it again, and again. Of course by the end of the summer you usually end up hating that song, so maybe it's a bad example; or maybe if I keep this up, I will over play this trend. (At the moment Penelope is wearing my cream pleated skirt, the navy and white gingham tied off, a red belt and the floppy hat, so that will definitely be getting worn soon.)
Striped Maxi
This is the debut of the striped maxi that I picked up at H&M last month - I actually remembered to use the Four Square first time check in discount, so I got 24% off. (It would have been way better if I'd thought of it when I got the scalloped blazer, but what can you do?)

The button down was borrowed from my sister, and I would not be able to button it if I tried. Normally she would yell at me for "stretching out her clothes" but since she continually raids my closet, she has no choice but to let me borrow whatever I want.
 sweet drops
This necklace is my DIY version of Anthropologie's Sweet Drops.
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The Rundown
Striped Maxi Dress H&M - White Button Down H&M - Cork Sandals MRKT Holly via DSW - Turquoise Necklace Made by Me "Sweet Drops" - Turquoise Bag Charm and Luck - Flower Earrings Thrifted - Ring and Gold Bracelets The Cavernous Jewelry Box - Cinch Belt TJMaxx - Nail Color Essie's Turquoise & Caicos

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63 comments:

The Fancy Teacup said...

You look so beautiful in that striped maxi! It looks so flattering on you; it's a perfect summer look while on a coastal vacation.

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Frannie Pantz said...

This is a great dress and a great look for you! I love the necklace as well. Yes, I hope that the tied button down trend doesn't end up like new singles. If I hear Tik Tok one more time . . . .

Mrs. J said...

You look beautiful I love the beach vibe you have going on. That dress is similar to the olive and black one Target has.

I definitely want to do a DIY version of the necklace your wearing.

Sarah Dee said...

I love the maxi! You look stunning =)

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Closet Fashionista said...

Oooh love this! And I love the nail color too!! :D :D
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Terri said...

I think I must be the only blogger on the planet who has never visited an Anthropologie store or their website, but I like this look very, very much. I found a similar maxi recently in a thrift and bought it. This look gives me all sorts of ideas of how I might style it. Thanks.

And that necklace you made is gorgeous.

Ashley said...

You have such a great figure, yo. And that dress is fantastic. I can't understand why I can never find anything worthwhile when I go to H&M, but bloggers across the world find such amazing awesome things that I love. Brownie points for basically matching your bag, nails, and necklace, too.

Sil said...

I like the color pop and the belt touch, it's discrete but it looks awesome.

Oh, My Darling said...

Wow, seriously digging on this outfit (especially the turquoise!).

hurricanekerrie said...

Bravo! I absolutely love this outfit! So chic! Really, really nice.
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Shey said...

Perfect! Your get a 10 out of 10 Lyddie!

Julie said...

I love this! You look FANTASTIC!

QueenDiva said...

I recently wore black and white maxi yesterday... And when you add that pop of color... it's just so much fun. I love that you used turqoise. It's lovely!!

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Nicci said...

Loving this outfit, you look pretty. Perfect weekend outfit.

Sue said...

Just gorgeous!!!

That Girl in Pearls said...

I just cannot get over how gorgeous you are. Love the turquoise on you!

Hope you have a wonderful day, Love.
B.
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LikeSpinningPlates said...

This is so perfect! i love how all the turquoise pieces match so well. Love the bag and nail polish. That maxi dress looks so awesome on you!

Kimia Kline said...

yes to stripes! love that maxi dress.

Josie said...

I love, LOVE that bright necklace! And your striped maxi is absolutely phenomenal.
xo Josie
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this free bird said...

I love, love, LOVE that dress on you!! What a find--even better w/the woven over top. Really completes it and give a polished look. Go girl!

Emmett Katherine said...

Isn't that nail colour amazing?!

Love this look, so summery and classy & your Necklace is very pretty. I just noticed your monthly budget of $80 on the sidebar, wow!

Coco Coterie said...

Ah, that crisp white shirt, a welcome guest to my closet any day, any year. Have a great day ~ xox Alexandra

Melanie said...

So fabulous. I'm loving this look on you. And the turquoise pops are stunning. I keep going back and forth with maxi dresses, this post makes me really want one!

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Firesparx said...

I've been hesitant to try out the maxi dress this season but you look so fabulous here I think I'll give it a shot! Your necklace is amazing; the colour is stunning.

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

Wao, I absolutely LOVE this outfit on you! I think it's one of my all time favorites of yours... good job!

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Erika said...

You look incredible! I love your necklace - I cannot believe it's a DIY. Definitely trying it out myself ASAP! :)

Ariana said...

Love love love love love!!! This is such an amazing look, so bold yet so sophisticated! The blue accessories are the perfect touch, great job!!

Hayley said...

This is such a beautiful look. I love the oversized stripes =)

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Madeline Quaint said...

I absolutely love this look!

I've avoided horizontal stripes before but I think I'm gonna give them a try, as you look gorgeous!

Jamie said...

AAAHHHH!!! This maxi is BANANAS!!! Love love love!!! I was just at H&M a few weeks ago and didn't see it...I think I have to go back!!

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WendyB said...

Great look from head to toe -- the maxi really works for you!

Syrious said...

AMAZING stripes dresses!!
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Nikki said...

oooooh, that dress is perfect! and the necklace is beautiful! how great you made it yourself ^^ I always want to make my own jewelry, Anthro is so expensive! and you can make some of their designs yourself so easy :) x

Neris said...

You look great! Love the jewelery!

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monica said...

very chic way to wear a maxi - i like!

Lorena said...

This is gorgeous on you !
I like all the turquoise details, specially the earrings.
I am not sure I could pull off a striped one like that, but you certainly did.

wardrobeexperience said...

this striped h&m dress looks amazing on you. i saw it a lot the past time but it never looked that good.

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Shelby said...

i, too am loving the tied off button downs... you style yours perfectly with this striped maxi and bright accessories!! thanks for the idea about using leather instead of paint on my clutch. it is a brilliant suggestion, but i am actually HORRIBLE at sewing, so i'm staying well away from it! anyway, great look dear <3shelby

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Theonlyfashionprincess said...

stunning dress and shoes! x

*Glam Chameleon* said...

Yes Yes U Do Look Beautiful!:) Lovely dress, great necklace, fantastic bag... excellent style and blog, and now one follower more??? U are one lucky girl!:Dlol
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Vanessa, Take only Memories said...

Beautiful dress and I love your necklace!

Stiene S. said...

Wow, that's a beautiful dress!
You look great :)
And I love the pop of blue in your outfit!
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Krystal said...

this outfit has TOTALLY inspired me, gonna try a version, thank you dear!! it looks great on you!

rlutz said...

that maxi dress looks so great on you! I am having trouble finding one that does not make me look like a midget with no figure...ha!

Amber Blue Bird said...

hands down one of my all time favorite looks of yours. Really I love everything about this number.

Diana Mieczan said...

Totally smitten with that maxi. It looks stunning on you, darling! Love:) Happy Monday

Ps: I’m hosting a beautiful skirt GIVEAWAY today! Perfect for summer picnics!

Kirstin@CrimsonRosella said...

I love how you accented the outfit with the aqua colours, so pretty!

Meanz said...

I absolutely adore your striped dress! It's so lovely! Also your necklace is too cute!



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Lydia Marie said...

This is such a pretty outfit! I love the black white and turquoise together.

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Kristin said...

Stripes AND a maxi. You know I'm diggin' this post!

Kavery said...

Love, love this look. Why can't I look this good in a maxi? I haven't yet got the hang of it yet :)

indie.electronic.alternative. said...

you're funny :) i'm the only flat one in my crew but i can relate to the big booby pains my friends go through when trying to dress. they've already agreed to do a photoshoot with me showing how to dress different body types. love your outfit. you're killing the striped maxi!

Ashley said...

Gorgeous look! So pleased to find another fashionista with a reasonable budget!

Bad Joan said...

Great outfit! Love the necklace and the tied t shirt. Great job and you have wonderful style.

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Jodi said...

GREAT outfit. and I LOVE that necklace!!! beauty! xoxo J

Shea said...

This look is maxi dress perfection!! I love the black and white with the turquoise accents!! And seriously, can I raid your jewelry collection!? those earrings and that necklace are gorgeous!

Alex Elizabeth said...

I looooove the dress! The button down looks really good and the flashes of blue are a great addition too!

I have to remember the foursquare discount next time I'm at H&M!

Yeri said...

I love this dress on you! You look so fresh and summery. And I totally feel you about the sister's borrowing clothes. Except it was usually me "borrowing" stuff from my sister. Hehhhh hehhh.

sofi moukidou said...

oh! love your dress!
you look really nice!

Dani said...

I just got an amazing deal on 3 maxi's form Urban Planet last week, and as it's been cooler here this is exactly how I've been wearing them, with a tied up button down. love it on you!

Jennyboo said...

I LOVE this whole look! the striped maxi, the green accessories. It's just so perfect for the summer. And your shoes are exactly what I have been looking for! xx

silvergirl said...

i do love that look
it has just been too darn hot here to pull it off
maybe in the fall
brett

DaniellaBella said...

This might be my fav look ever. I love how the black and white make the blue just pop! You look truly stunning and confident!