Apr 17, 2013

Outfit of the Week - Maxi Dresses & Fence Posts

I feel like I've been MIA. It hasn't necessarily been years since my last blog post or anything, but I feel like I've been MIA from normal life. The reason? We're building a fence. In our backyard. Since Friday afternoon. It has been ALL that we've done during daylight hours that we haven't been at work. I could write an essay about everything that we've done and everything goes into building a fence, but I'll refrain. Let's just say that Eric and I are both over it. Last night I dreamt that we were in Ireland on our upcoming vacation, and we were building a fence there. Yeah, I know. Ridiculous.  Buuuuut we're ALMOST done. We're seriously so close.

In other news, I am obsessed with this maxi dress. If you are tall, I highly recommend it. I LOVE maxi dresses so much, ya'll. Comfy, easy to wear and they can be professional. Just throw on a blazer and a scarf and bam; work ready. 

Maxi Dress: F21
Blazer: Old Navy (similar - on sale!, similar2)
Scarf: F21 (similar)
Flats: Target (similar1, similar2)



36 comments:

  1. Blarg! I just bought a striped maxi skirt that I love so much, but I really adore your dress! I'm quite excited for warmer weather; spring to me means maxi, maxi, maxi! The scarf is a really adorable addition :)

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    1. ignore that I used "adore" twice :P

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  2. so cute :) and that's hilarious about the fence. haha i can't wait to see it!!

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  3. I bought this same dress last year from a surf shop selling vans sneakers & wore the dress all year as black & white stripes go with everything. I wear mine with denim jackets, vans, cowboy boots, sandals...everything seems to work with this. Enjoy

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    1. I agree! I'm convinced that I can wear this maxi with anything and pretty much in any situation. I am so glad I picked it up!

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  4. I wish I looked this cute in a maxi! So cute Ashley!
    Ginny
    mynewfavoriteoutfit.blogspot.com

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  5. Hey dear I really like your blog! What about following each other? Also on bloglovin, facebook and even on Lookbook if you want...just let me know :3 <3


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  6. great maxi! Love the stripes with the pops of color!

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  7. ew, building a fence does not sound like much fun at allll!
    I really love this maxi dress! (stripes-a-holic, right here..) And I love that the scarf brings some color to the outfit! :D

    Kristina
    kristina in retroworter

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  8. I love this! Maxis are my favorite for teaching... So comfortable!

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  9. oh my word i did NOT think that so much work went into building a fence! i literally laughed out loud when you dreamed you were building it in Ireland too hahah now THAT'S intense. And by the way- going to Ireland?! Have you ever been before? That's definitely on my bucketlist-those rolling hills look like dreams.

    xo marlen
    Messages on a Napkin

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    1. Haha it has DEFINITELY been intense (aka terrible)! And yes, we are going to Ireland! I have never been but I am SO excited! Hopefully I won't have to do any manual labor while I'm there though :)

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  10. i love your maxi dress, especially with your printed scarf!

    xo,
    Angela
    headtotoechicblog.com

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  11. i have got me wanting to bust out my maxi dresses now!!

    xo,
    Sandy
    Sandy a la Mode

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  12. Ssuupppeerr cute girl!!' Love this look! Maxis are so the best

    Http://streetlily.blogspot.com

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  13. Alas, I am short, so maxis are hard to find for me. But it's great on you! Good luck with the fence building.:)

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  14. This dress is fantastic!!!! I.NEED.IT!!!

    Maxi dresses CAN be forgiving at times... I think the stripes actually might help ;)
    I may need to run there soon and pick one up!!

    Your dream sounds ... dreamy... ;)
    I have always wanted to visit Ireland and if I go to build a fence, then so be it ;)

    I cannot wait to see your hard work pay off!!!

    I LOVE fenced in yards...
    I'm hoping we get lucky when we find a home that it will already have that privacy fence I crave so much :D

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    1. I think the horizontal stripes really are flattering - I was so surprised when I tried the dress on!

      Haha, you're so right - it would totally be worth it to go to Ireland even if you did have to build a fence!

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  15. This post makes me smile, since for me, building a fence or doing any type of construction in our home is HUGE to me...These photos are beautiful! You look stunning!

    Aesthetic Lounge

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  16. I am loving this Week's Maxi Dress just as much as last week's Stripey Dress if not more. I say Maxi Dresses look good on most girls, even petite ones. I am normal height at 5.7 and love them. And you are right they look FAB with a Blazer & a Scarf. Those Flats are too cute, also.

    And Ashley, I made two announcements in my blog & would love for you to participate in both. =) As you know I adore your style. You always look so Chic & Put-Together. I am doing a Blog Birthday Party where I am inviting some of My Favorite Bloggers & anyone who follows me to participate. All you gotta do is style an Outfit for my Birthday & EMail it to me by May 2nd. My Birthday is on the 4th & I will run the post with everyone's outfit on the 5th. Make My Day & Participate, I hope to get your E-Mailed outfit. Thanks.

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    1. Ohhh and I featured last week's Outfit in my blog. ;-)

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    2. Your birthday party sounds like a lot of fun Ada! I'll see if I can get something together, but no promises because it takes me forever to put together a blog post anyway, haha!

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  17. Gorgeous shots! That maxi makes you look so long and lean!
    xL

    The Marcy Stop

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  18. This is such a simple pretty totally wearable look.

    Oh the joys of home improvement : ) I will take shopping any day over home improvement projects.

    bisous
    Suzanne

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  19. so sorry to hear about your home improvement woes! I love the way you've styled your maxi above with the blazer & the scarf. A maxi is one of my favorite pieces - I take mine on vacation and wear as a cover-up then add a chunky belt, jewelry & wedges to dress it up at night! Visiting you via the Real Girl Glam linkup! :)
    xoxo,
    Nikki at www.bedazzlesafterdark.com

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    1. Oooh love that idea! I was actually thinking I might be able to wear it on an upcoming trip to Europe!

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  20. I absolutely love all of your outfits. I never would have thought of a blazer and scarf with a maxi; great idea :)

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  21. I love your cute outfit! Fence building (well, any building) sounds ROUGH but I know it will be worth it for you. That maxi is so cute!

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  22. Loving this maxi paired with the blazer -very Rachel Zoe! Thanks for commenting on my blog so I could find yours!!! ~Sarah

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  23. You look awesome in this maxi dress! Aren't maxis so comfy? Maxi skirts and dresses are so versatile! I like his you styled yours to look professional!

    <3 Danielle
    Goodwillista.blogspot.com

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    1. They are the best! It literally feels like you are wearing a giant nightgown, but somehow looks professional!

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  24. How pretty! I love maxi dresses, too. They're perfect during the summer time when it's too hot to wear pants, but you still don't feel like shaving. ;)

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    1. Haha - that's literally exactly when I wear mine - when I haven't shaved!

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  25. Love the stripes with the paisley scarf! Such a great combination!
    -Tiffany
    www.stylesidebar.com

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