A Maxi Dress In Fall

I’ve never been a huge fan of the maxi dress. In fact, I’ve only ever owned but one. For me, they’re sort of the “sweat pant” of the dress world . . . I mean if you love them and all, that’s awesome for you :) they are just NOT my thing. However, since I am trying to breathe new life into old items in my wardrobe, I am taking this once hasty purchase of mine and am turning it into a fresh look for fall!

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And you know what?? I’m surprisingly digging it! Who knew?! I’ve honestly almost gotten rid of this dress SOOO many times. In fact, if you would have told me that I would eventually like wearing this item again, I probably would have told you, “Haha! Yeah right!” It’s simply a style of clothing that isn’t my favorite. Plus, its coloring did absolutely nothing for my pale complexion.

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But instead, by laying my faux-everything, motto jacket over this spaghetti-strapped, long number [that I haven’t worn in OVER two years] I was able to create an ensemble that I actually enjoyed to wear = an outfit that was to my level of style. I then gave it some extra flair with one of my most cherished COS necklaces, which I then used as additional color inspiration for matching my handbag and glasses.

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Glasses: Prada via Andrews Optical / Necklace: COS / Jacket: Nicole by Nicole Miller

Handbag: Kate Spade New York / Maxi Dress: Victoria’s Secret circa 2011 / Booties: BCBGeneration

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“Say what you want about long dresses, but they cover a multitude of shins.” — Mae West

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I’m seriously a little shocked by how much I’m into this look. It’s fun, absolutely perfect for this fall, AND didn’t cost me a dime, BECAUSE everything came straight from my closet! I’m excited to see what else I can come up with. I’m guessing there are MORE than a few new outfits just waiting to be put together and worn ;) until next time, though, have a fashionably-fun weekend and I’ll be writing you again soon!

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