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Wednesday, September 21, 2011

All the right stripes

I feel like I'm not going to be able to style this striped maxi dress for any season other than summer. Even though I've got at least half a dozen inspiration photos with it being styled under all sorts of layers; infinity scarfs, blazers, even a red wool coat. But to me, the striped maxi is just intrinsic to summer - it's light weight and carefree - so this may be it's last appearance for quite some time.

All the right stripes All the right stripes All the right stripes
All the right stripes All the right stripes All the right stripes
The Rundown
Striped Maxi Dress H&M Similar - Chambray Tuxedo Shirt J.Crew Similar - Vintage Coach Station Bag Thrifted Current Version - Sandals Onex Joan 2 Similar - Silver Cuff NY&Co. - Watch The Cavernous Jewelry Box - Bracelet Avon - Belt TJMaxx - Earrings Aldo - Necklace Kohls - Ring Kohls

60 comments:

Lisa - respect the shoes said...

Um, I am kind of in love with that striped maxi dress of yours. Like I feel like I need to go stalk one right now!

Closet Fashionista said...

Love love love it! Well maybe in the dead of winter you will feel crazy and want to style it with your inspiration pics ;)
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JewishGirlBlog said...

Well ya know what, if it has to go out, at least it's going out with a bang. You look fabulous as usual!

I too struggle with how one would wear this in cooler months. I could see it working in autumn with a brown leather bomber jacket and orange accessories, but beyond that I'm stumped.

SassyUptownChic said...

That's a GREAT dress Lyddie! Not sure, but you can knot it up one side, wear opaque tights and add a dark leather bomber jacket as JewishGirlBlog stated above. Never tried it, but just trying to visualize. :)
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The Fancy Teacup said...

You rock that striped dress beautifully, girl! What a stunning look.

♥, Jamie
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Freshly Fatshionable said...

again, you look like you belong on the balconies of grand hotels sipping red wine.

Melina said...

Oh I don't know, I'm sure you could make it work for fall, especially since black and white are season neutral! Though I know what you mean, there are definitely pieces of clothing I have that I just don't feel right in any other season.

xx Melina

Kaye said...

Hi! I absolutely love your blog! I also love thrifting and its so awesome that you can put together outfits without spending a lot. I am such a fan of your blog. =)

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Frannie Pantz said...

I don't know, I think this dress looks pretty darn amazing and I will miss it in its absence. I think this is a pretty great transitional look! The dress alone is pretty amazing. You look great!

geetabix said...

There is something about it that's pretty summery.

Maybe pull it right up into the belt so it's knee length, add a pullover, tights and leg warmers for winter?

Gray Skies said...

I know horizontal stripes aren't supposed to be the most flattering, but for some reason this look makes you look SUPER tall! My stripey dress doesn't do that for me :)

Gray Skies said...

BTW I really love that dress! Was it a recent H&M purchase? Or is it one of those things that they probably don't have in stock anymore?

Anne said...

I feel the same way about maxis not really carrying over into other seasons past summer. I mean I can see how you could style it, but to me, the dress is so summery. Of course, I do like how you've styled it for a late summer day.

buttonjar said...

I agree with everyone else (and you) that there would be ways to bring this into fall. On the other hand, last fall I packed away all my summer/spring stuff into storage (normally I just packed the winter stuff and then tried to layer the dresses/sleeveless tops), and when I brought them out last week it felt like a whole new wardrobe! I think it's no bad thing to save clothes for when you're really going to appreciate them - keeps us shopping addicts from getting sick of stuff too quickly.

Lydia x

DaniellaBella said...

You look so tall! I hope you try to bring it into fall because I'm very interested in what you come up with!

Claire said...

i love the striped maxi. and you do a great job breaking it up with the chambray shirt! sometimes i have a hard time with horizontal stripes, but yours look very flattering! and of course, love your accessories as always!!!

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The doll on fashion said...

Love the necklace!

The doll on fashion

sophie said...

love stripes!
you look really nice!

phoandchips said...

you look gorgeous! love this maxi, and oh i wish summer would stay longer... ;)

B xx

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t said...

Nice look!

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Mani said...

Girl, why do you always have to look so good? :)
I'm lovin' your outfit!

hugs and kisses by Mani.

Style Journey said...

Awesome dress! You tie your shirts so perfect! How do you do it? Mine always looks like a hot mess :)

Heather

Courtney Erin said...

I think you could style it for fall and winter if you were so inclined but it also strikes me as sort of an intrinsically summery piece...


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Autumn Van Weir said...

Love love LOVE this! It looks so chic but comfy too! That's just ideal1

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

Adorable! Now I want a striped maxi dress!

xoxo,
Chic 'n Cheap Living

Laura said...

Love the chambray over the maxi :) I just added you as a "bonus" link to my five ways to style a chambray shirt post :)

Thanks for the follow!!

laura said...

That maxi is smashing on you! I totally love it.
♥ laura

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sacramento said...

I love the stripe dress with the denim shirt. Fantastic.
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Mrs. J said...

Oh no, you can still find a way to wear your stripe dress through Fall. Please don't give up on such a cute piece!

Lovely outfit and I think I'm going on the search for a stripe dress of my own. Oh and your necklace is still in stores, right? ;)

Eclectic Flair said...

The tied chambray is such a great way to transition this maxi into fall! Great styling!


Lidi @ Eclectic Flair

'Tia said...

YOU LOOK MARVELOUS!!!

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Ashley said...

I can see it with something orange for fall. Kinda jailhouse Halloween-y chic or something. But I think some things should just be worn or used only during certain times so there are good and definite memories of them. You know? Like apple cider. You drink apple cider in the fall. If you drank it in the summer, it would just be weird. Yeah.

It might be too early for me to be forming coherent thoughts.

Alexa said...

Oh! I adore your dress and that necklace is fabulous! You look great!

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Karen said...

Love love love the dress!! I have wanted one like this all summer!! I need to move closer to an h & m!! You look great!!

xox,
Karen

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Bonnie said...

I feel like this would look super adorable with a structured black blazer for fall. You could pull it off!

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Piper Alexander said...

Wow, you look amazing in this dress! I think you definitely need to wear it in EVERY season!

Amber Blue Bird said...

farewell striped dress. You will always be remembered.

Jelisaveta said...

Beautiful photos and outfit! :))))

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Elle Sees said...

How have I never owned a striped maxi? And now I'm obsessed.

Denise Pacurar said...

LOVE this dress! It looks so cute with the belt and denim topped tied like you did! Very cute! I really want a striped maxi dress like this!

xoxo Denise

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Meanz (Koi Story) said...

Love the black and white striped maxi! Looking fabulous! :)

TaraMixandMatch said...

I love this...anything with stripes is the best!

J said...

But your figure looks so good in this dress. Ba-bam, as my fella friend would say.

The Closet Shopper said...

I hear ya. I guess the only way it could work is if you're wearing tights under it and a log sweater dress or tunic belted over it. Hey, I might just try that. ha.

You look fab as always, my dear!

xo,
Tracy

Mar said...

Hi, Love!

I am so into your dress!! and I'm looking forward to all your inspirational look with it :) Great Blog! Do drop by my site when you have the time!


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this free bird said...

I'm glad you snuck it in before the snow hit--it looks phenom on you!!

xo,
C

silvergirl said...

love this look!
oh say it isn't so
i haven't thought about it but maybe your are right about the stripe maxi being for summer.
i will be so sad not to wear mine anymore.
sad :(
brett

Lydia Marie said...

Stripes and chambray are such an amazing combination!

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Rebecca said...

that maxi dress is great looking. I like anything with wide stripes like that.

Mimi said...

i literally gasped when i saw your photos! all the pieces of this outfit just went really well with each other. you definitely nailed the look! :)

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

OMG, You look aaaamaaaazing in this outfit! I think this is my favorite outfit of yours so far! Love love love it!

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Stefanie said...

Maxis and denim just go together so well! I think your hairstyle compliments your outfit perfectly :-)

Alex Elizabeth said...

If you get bored of all your winter clothes, I think it would look good styled with white and snow all around you :)

Feeling is important with clothes. Sometimes I have trouble with wearing woven cotton during the winter... it just feels off.

Mommyblogger said...

That is so cute! You can't retire the striped maxi till next year, it's just too great. I know you will come up with something fantastic. Just wait and see!!!

SheDel said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE this dress. OMG YES!!!!!!!

{av} | {long distance loving} said...

I simply adore that striped skirt and the way you've styled it with chambray...so so perfect! hope you've been having a fabulous weekend :) xoxo {av}

Amy said...

Gorgeous combination! I love how you styled this Summer dress for cooler weather.

Alyson said...

loving that striped maxi with the top!

sharzville said...

I love...love....love the stripes hunnie...and the denim makes the outfit look great.....

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