Sunday, November 25, 2012

Weekend Wardrobe: Summer Maxi For Fall

We were up last night with a poopin' pukin' baby....poor guy can't seem to fully kick this stomach bug.  A day of pj's was in store for him, so James and I tag teamed it to church individually this morning.

I'm at an awful in-between place with dress pants and I own approximately 1 skirt (which I wore last week), so I went to my green summer maxi.  Normally, I would just throw a cardigan or jacket over a summer dress, but the neckline is completely inappropriate on this.  I snagged it on clearance at the end of summer and planned to cut off the top and make it into a skirt.  Obviously, I'm totally on top of that. 

I grabbed my white sweater and prayed it would be long enough to cover the snag in the dress I found right on the derriere.  Luckily, the rear was concealed, so I dressed it up with some accessories and called it done. 
I'm scheming a DIY black and white project for our office, so I must have black and white on the brain.  I found the necklace at Goodwill for $1.99 on Friday....that's right.  I went out with the die-hard Black Friday shoppers and I hit up the eerily quiet Dollar Store and my short-lined Goodwill. I didn't have much luck with clothes but scored on some funky chunky jewelry!

Can I just sing the praises of a cute and comfy flat?  We can put wearing heels in a sleep deprived state into the 'poor life decision' category, so thank you to whomever thanks is due for cute flats today.


I've always considered myself too short and too curvy to pull off a maxi, so I had never even tried one on until this past year.  And now we're BFF's that can't ever be parted.  Most comfortable thing I own (that happens to hide all my self-conscious areas) and all I have to do is throw it on.  Now, strapless maxi's are a totally different and annoying story, but a maxi with straps/sleeves?  Yes, please!


The rundown....

Dress:  Target clearance rack
Sweater and shoes:  Old Navy online (sale and with coupon code)
Belt:  borrowed from another dress
Necklace:  Goodwill


*Linking up again with the fine ladies at Fine Linen & Purple!




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14 comments:

  1. Oooh I love the Jewelry finds! I have to say I have been looking for a pair of flats like those since I saw them at Jcrew!! I went to Khols, Aldo and Forever 21. I never thought to check Old Navy!! Hmmm...bedridden and bored might be bad for the wallet in the biggest shopping weekend of the year!! Poor Jack I know how he feels--I was up all night myself.

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    1. Oh I hope you feel better soon! They had some fun colors in the shoes online but sold out of black...hopefully restocked soon!

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  2. This whole outfit is awesome. I really love the necklace. My baby has been fighting a stomach bug too but she's finally over it. I hope your little guy gets all better soon!

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    1. Oh! Glad your baby is feeling better and hopefully we'll be free from tummy issues here soon :)

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  3. Great look- definitely one of my favorites this week. You are ready for Mass, but comfy enough for the rest of the day!

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  4. Turning the maxi into a skirt???? You are a genius! Love it.

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  5. Love the whole look and I am a sloooooooooow convert to the maxi, but really coming around, maybe I'll even buy one soon!

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  6. Aww, I hope your little guy gets well soon, Deme! Stomach bugs are awful! You look fantastic though... all of the colors are so fun! When I did mission work in Honduras, a couple of girls did the layering over a dress look. I'm a huge fan of versatility.

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  7. I am really loving your cute necklace find from Goodwill! You never know what will turn up there!

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  8. Great outfit! The necklace, belt, and shoes look fantastic.

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  9. Great outfit Deme. Since you live here in town, can you be my personal shopper? I love that you went to GW on Black Friday. A girl after my own heart! Sorry your little one is sick. Hope he gets better soon :)

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