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Wednesday, May 9, 2012

to the max

Hey hey... it's Jessica here, late on the trend and kicking myself... again.
Maxi skirts... best thing ever... why am I just figuring this out!?

When I received my summer reward card from J.Crew, I knew that I wanted to try something new, and this swath of fabric caught my eye immediately. Despite being floor length, I find this style of skirt to be flattering, camouflaging and helps to keep the heat out and cool in. Being "petite" isn't even going to stop me from rocking this look all summer long... I'll just keep pretending I am 5'8"... same old same old
{ What I wore: J.Crew maxi skirt // Steve Maden bow flats (love these) // H&M clutch & tank (similar) }
Gotta get a shot of the cute flats, but I can't wait to wear my new love with heels too!
Have you jumped into the maxi skirt trend yet?
How do you wear yours? I am still experimenting and would love some more ideas!
xx
Jessica

57 comments:

  1. I'm still on the fence because i think it might overwhelm my petite figure.

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  2. I love this!  That skirt looks so comfy and the whole outfit is so casually chic!  Great finds at H&M too - I can never seem to find anything really great there, but I think that's because I get so overwhelmed (there and at F21) that I can't see straight!

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  3. Such an expected combo and I LOVE it.  You are so cute in all of your photos!

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  4. Oooh...I'm SO in love with maxis!!  I just want to keep adding them to my closet.  They're sooooo comfortable yet chic.  Great choice!  Love the purple & leopard!

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  5. lovely maxi esp the color! looks fab with that tank! definitely following. maybe we can follow each other?

    xx heidilife full of loves

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  6. I LOVE this skirt and everything you paired with it!! Really, so beautiful, definitely stealing some styling tips from this :)

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  7. I love the print and color together!! That purple is amazing. So pretty. 

    xo everything-pretty.com

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  8. Hi beautiful! tnks a lot for ur lovely comment (: u look great!! I really love ur skirt (: 

    xx from 
    http://heelsandroses.blogspot.com.es/ 

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  9. Great Skirt ,love the Colour! You look gorgeous :)
    Cute Blog ,could we follow each other? :)

    Lovely Greetings ♡

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  10. Thank you dear! I will have to check back to see how you wear yours
    xx

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  11. Just bought this skirt! Can't wait to style it...you look SO darling in it!


    www.wardrobesimetandliked.com

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  12. Yes come back! I love reading your site and seeing your amazing pictures
    xx

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  13. Anna, I love your red maxi skirt, those pleats are so unique, and you styled it beautifully!
    Thanks for the inspiration
    xx

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  14. You look soo stinkin' cute! I've got to get back in the bloggin' world! Ah!!! Hope all is well.

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  15. I love maxi skirts!!!!! Check out what I did with mine -->
    http://happymedley.blogspot.com/2012/05/stop-talking.html

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  16. Morgan, that is so funny ... I always imagine that taller women must have the easiest time finding and wearing clothes... I guess the grass really isn't ever greener on the other side :) midi skirts are popular too... So you could probably pull off any skirt length with legs that long! Happy skirt hunting xx

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  17. I love maxi skirts, and you styled this one wonderfully. I wish I could find more that are long enough for me, though! I have the opposite problem that you do. I'm 5'10" and most of the time they're awkwardly short on me. Oh well :/ I just have to snatch them up immediately when they ARE long enough!

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  18. The blue goes really well with the pattern and colors on the top!

    xo Jennifer



    http://seekingstyleblog.wordpress.com 

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  19. Ok completely adorable! Love how you styled it so it's not too boho...I has not thought of that (although I love the boho too)! I'm short too so I didn't think it would work for me, but you have convinced me to give it a try!

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  20. Love the mix of animal print and a dark solid color. This look is perfect! :)

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  21. Thank you Erika! I love your site, and hope you take the maxi skirt plunge xx

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  22. Fun - saving for a holiday is definitely worth the sacrifice of passing up some new clothes. Hope you have many exciting trips planned! xx

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  23. I'm 5'3" and I just throw my petite arms in the air like I just don't care! This is the most comfortable skirt I have ever worn! xx

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  24. Thank you! I am right there with you about being overwhelmed at the large budget stores ... Especially when you can only try on 8 items at a time, and the fitting room lines are forever loooooonnnnnnggggg.... Gotta really make those 8 items count... Or try things on over your clothes in the middle of the store like me! Haha xx

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  25. I still need to jump this wagon! I saw some lovely maxi dresses at F21 the other day but I am having a shop-stop since I have to save for my holiday this summer, haha. I love how you styled your new skirt here :) you look fabulous! and That printed top is really cute as well :) x

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  26. This look is too cute! I love maxi skirts and dresses! They are too fun!

    xx
    Giovanna
    www.oliveandanarrow.com

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  27. I love your maxi skirt, and it looks perfect paired with your top!! You look great:)XX

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  28. Thank you! Yes I started out with maxi dresses and fell so in love I said screw it, this petite gal is going to rock a maxi skirt if she darn well pleases! Haha xx

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  29. Love this outfit! I am Petite too a whole 5'8'' and by 5'8''  I mean 5 feet, but I cant say no to the maxi either. I think some how it looks good on us shorties.. not really sure how. 

    Sara
    http://seventwentysomethings.blogspot.com/

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  30. Love the maxi skirt!!! Went to go buy it and they only have x-large, of course!
    xoxo  you have inspired me to wear something else I wouldn't typically wear!

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  31. Love the skirt on you! I tried some on the other week and they looked awful on me. I'm petite as well, but I think for some reason, maxi dresses are better suited for my body. Weird huh? You look great!

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  32. Great styling! I actually just picked up the same maxi at Jcrew the other day. I can't wait to wear it this weekend...check my blog, post will be up soon :) 
    Love the top you paired it with - thanks for the inspiration!

    xo
    Dana
    Big City Farm Girl
     
    BCFG on Facebook

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  33. Oh I can't wait to see how you wear your too!
    xx

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  34. Of course, J.Crew always teases me with a sale, then breaks my heart when my size is sold out! Liars! xx

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  35. Jessica, I just picked up my first maxi skirt yesterday, too!  I love the purple and leopard print together, and those shoes are adorable.  I have no idea how to style mine ... the only thing I know at the moment is that I'm going to need to get a couple inches taken off the bottom. :-S 
    MiniMe Style Blog

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  36. So cute Jess! Love the color, AND love your hair getting long again! :)

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  37. aren't they SOOO comfortable??  I love how you are wearing it too.  you are so cute!!

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  38. Thanks lady! Its all the biotin supplements ;)
    xx

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  39. The maxi skirt looks great on you! Your little bow flats are adorable too. I haven't jumped on the maxi skirt bandwagon just yet...I have to try one on and see how I feel about them on me.

    -Sharon
    The Tiny Heart 

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  40. I just wore my first maxi skirt yesterday and I felt the same way - why did it take me so long to wear this!?  I  loved it all day!  

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  41. Me either! I have been wearing them in my hair again (throwback to when I was 5), and loving it! xx

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  42. Thank you Brooke. Yes, I am pretty sure I could sleep in this it is so soft and comfortable!
    xx

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  43. I LOVE that maxi skirt, such a pretty color! And I'm now obsessed with your bow flats, you know I can't resist anything with bows on them! :)

    xo, Yi-chia

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  44. Brooke @ what2wearOctober 30, 2012 at 3:10 PM

    I can't get enough of them and I like how you have styled it, I tend to like them more dressed down because it looks effortlessly chic :)
    Brooke @ what2wear, Monikabrooke.blogspot.com

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  45. OK, that exact same skirt is what made me discover my love for maxis as well! I think it was the color that caught my eye, and I knew I had to try it, and I was pleasantly surprised too! LOVE how you styled it - those bow flats are the cutest :)

    Annie
    The Other Side of Gray 

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  46. TJ, thank you so much, you are too sweet!
    xx

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  47. okay, i am definitely loving your style, girl! that maxi skirt is too perfect! and you are just gorgeous!
    xo TJ

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  48. hey girl! you are adorable! love the maxi!!

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  49. purple + leopard! you look so adorable!

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  50. I am so in love with this entire look! I want to go out and buy every piece for myself now! Ha!

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  51. I wish! I'm 5'9'' so they are all too short on me :(   I've been looking for a cute maxi dress for the last 6 months. Yours is super cute though...makes being petite nice sometimes ;)

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  52. i love the pairing of leopard and purple! i had never thought of that combo before!

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  53. Maxi skirts are my best friend!  LOVE that purple color....I haven't seen one like that!  Found your blog through the IT list!  I look forward to getting to know your blog!!!!  Happy Friday!
    -Kristen
    The Mrs. and The Momma

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  54. The purple and animal print look great together! And yes, I love my maxi skirts and dresses - so fun to pair with belts and chunky jewelry.

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