Two Teens And Their Mama: A Maxi Story

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

A Maxi Story


I'm waving my white flag again.  I've been resisting a maxi skirt.  But as has been the trend lately, Alison told me to get one anyway.

So I went shopping.  I'm pretty sure I tried on at least ten maxi skirts before settling on this one. I'm still not sure that I like how it looks on me.  I'm tall so I usually go for something shorter, and this feels like a lot of skirt.

However.  I don't care what it looks like, because it is the most comfortable item of clothing I've ever worn, and I can wear it outside the house, unlike my favorite pajamas. It's cool and forgiving, and perfect for hot summer weather.  In related news, I saw two women at the grocery store today wearing pajama bottoms.  Really?  I should have told them about my maxi skirt!  

I've had this denim vest for years.  It's been sitting in my closet because I was never sure how to style it.  I really like it with the lime green shirt and the maxi skirt.

So fine, Alison was right again.  Why do I ever doubt her?  If I haven't convinced you, here are some other cute ways to style a maxi skirt.



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44 comments:

  1. I'm laughing to read you say you resist the maxi skirt because you are tall. I thought maxi skirts were designed for tall people. I think you look amazing!! I'm SHORT and I've always thought they would look ridiculous on me. Maybe I need to try one on?

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    1. You should definitely try one! From what I've seen, they look good on everybody!

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  2. Lana, thank you for joining us for "How I Wear My: Summertime Picnic Look." You are in my post and it was nice to have you there! I hope you will join us again next month. The theme is white! XO, Jill

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    1. Thanks Jill - I really enjoy your "How I Wear My" posts. Now to think of something white!

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  3. Comfort goes a long way with me and you look so cute!

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    1. Thanks Carol - I'm all about comfort these days too.

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  4. The maxi skirt looks great on you! The outfit is perfect!

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  5. I'm a huge fan of maxi skirts because they are so comfy! The maxi looks great on you! Love the side pony tail!

    Jill
    dousedinpink.blogspot.com

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    1. I'm really enjoying the side pony this summer - another suggestion from Alison!

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  6. I think the skirt looks great on you! And I agree, I love maxi skirts, so comfy! I might have just bought 2 more...hehe

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  7. Great outfit. I am searching high&low for a B+W Striped Maxi Skirt that fits right. Also, you are reminding me to wear my Denim Vest.

    Happy Holiday Lana!!

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    1. I ended up getting this one at JCPenney after much searching. Hope you have a great holiday too!

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  8. You look great in this outfit - very comfortable and put together at the same time - always a win. Alison is such a sweetheart and does an AMAZING job putting together those style challenges!
    Gina -- On the Daily Express

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    1. I love Alison! Her Style Challenges are so much fun. Thanks for the nice comment!

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  9. I love my maxi skirt, it is seriously comfortable and I love his one on you.

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  10. Oh yes I resisted this too but finally gave in and now I love them so nice for summer.

    Allie of ALLIE NYC
    allienyc.com

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    1. Yes, I don't know why I resisted so long!

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  11. I really like that skirt on you! I've been debating getting a denim vest because I wasn't sure I could pull it off. But this outfit is so cute and put together! You've convinced me! I started a new link up on Tuesdays and would love it if you could link this post up or link one up next week! You look great!

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    1. Thanks Laura. I will definitely join your link up!

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  12. WHY on earth did you wait so long?! You look AMAZING in the maxi (just like I knew you would). Bonus: maxis are so comfy and feel like pjs but you look stylish - score!

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    1. I don't know - because I always doubt Alison for some reason - and she always proves me wrong! Thank you!

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  13. Maxis are my favourite! Now you know why : )

    This is such a nice look. Just the right mix I'd say. Plus you can just tell how comfortable you are in it by looking at your face. Love the side pony too.

    I really love your jean vest. I like the tailored cut. Very flattering.

    bisous
    Suzanne

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    1. Thank you! I really like the vest because it's different from most.

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  14. It looks great! I bought my first one in spring, and wore it on vacation, but haven't worn it since! Maybe I'll wear it tomorrow!

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    1. I have a feeling I'll be wearing mine a lot this summer too!

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  15. Great outfit! Love the vest and I am obsessed with yellow right now, so I love this paired with the top you chose!

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    1. Thanks Jordan! I like the colors too.

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  16. I actually really like that vest! Its funny how some pieces never really go out of fashion and you can bring them out at any time and they still look current! And the maxi skirt looks great on you, you look fab!
    Nora
    www.jacketsociety.com

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    1. Thanks. I really like the vest, now that I know what to wear it with.

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  17. You look adorable! Maxis are the best and I love that vest with it! So cute!
    OXOX
    Dawn Lucy
    http://fashionshouldbefun.blogspot.com

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    1. I'm learning to love my maxi! Thank you!

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  18. You look completely adorable! I too have been a bit resistant towards this trend but they do look so comfortable.

    Have a Happy 4th of July!

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    1. Thank you! Give it a try - I think you'll really like the maxi!

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  19. I'm so glad you took the plunge because you look great in this look. I'm feeling the same way about the palazzo pants. Now, I want some but I can't find any...I should have listened to Alison in the beginning. Hope you're having a great weekend!

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    1. Thanks Carrie. I don't know why I don't listen to Alison either! You would look great in palazzo pants - hope you find some.

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  20. Maxi skirts are a staple for me - for both style and comfort. Alison obviously gives good advice - you look great in the skirt. Pairing it with the denim vest was a fabulous idea. I love creating new looks that incorporate older items in my closet.

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    1. Thanks so much! I've been trying to mix up my looks a little bit.

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