Wednesday, April 11

Weekly Wears: The Great Hunt

I have been searching for the perfect (for me) maxi dress for what seems like forever.  I've been wanting something with a lovely print, something cotton for summer, and something with full coverage in the front (no triangles).  Welp, it's been a journey, but I've found it.  This dress meets my requirements and scores big in the pretty category!

Dress: vintage from The Kissing Tree Vintage on Ebay;  Denim jacket: really old;  Shoes: Saltwater Sandals;  Sunglasses: Target;  Spyglass Necklace: c/o Unexpected Expectancy;  Amethyst Necklace: Camp and Quarry (gift from Elsie);  Scarf: c/o Three Bird Nest

The girls and I all got Saltwater sandals for Easter.  Picking a color for each one of us took forever because there are so many good ones, but I'm seriously loving them.  They were a little tricky because the little sizes run large, but my size and Hope's size were pretty true to size.  Ordering the next pair will be easier now that I know... and yes, there will be a next pair.  ;)

Tell me, have you conquered any great clothing searches lately?  It feels so good!
xoxo Katie

48 comments:

  1. You look beautiful in the maxi dress! :D Do you happen to be short? I'll love a dress but I'm sure it might look off with my shortness..

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  2. This is seriously the perfect maxi!! I'm also very veryyy picky. I desperately want one of these comfy dresses but I refuse to settle for less than perfect!

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  3. I have to wear more triangle-ish tops. My upper body is kind of a V top so those cute scrunchy top dresses ride down big time. You totally rock this look though. I was so mad because I had a Nordstrom gift card so I was going to buy myself some Salt Waters and the ONE color I wanted in my size they didn't have. So it looks like I'm going to pay full price. *sigh* at least they are worth it =)

    - Sarah
    agirlintransit.blogspot.com

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  4. Never thought I could pull off a Maxi dress, thought it was relegated to tall folk only, but you're the same height as me! Hmm maybe it's time to branch out of my short dress comfort zone.

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    1. For us tall folk?! I'm 6' and I can't seem to find a maxi that falls to the ground! It's always stuck at the low shin area - a really awkward length. I always thought maxis were for the relatively "normal" sized girls. The grass is always greener, eh?

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    2. yup, same.
      the low-shin-length...SUPER awkward!
      :)

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    3. I have another maxi dress that I wore when I was pregnant that drags the floor now. Maybe they've just started making them a bit shorter? I don't know, but I can't wear that one anymore because I trip over it all the time.

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  5. Hattitude Style Blog

    ah that maxi dress is fabulous! it's so hard to find a pattern maxi dress. what a great score, and no triangles WITH straps. fabulous!

    talk soon wild child
    -Hattie
    Hattitude Style Blog

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  6. I love the telescope necklace, Katie! <3 What a cutie!


    x
    Lost in the Haze: Fashion Blog

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  7. Cute! It's finally warming up and I can't wait till it's warm enough to wear sun dresses.

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  8. Ah... I'm still searching for the perfect maxi dress!
    Your dress is so beautiful.

    And when I find mine, I'll definitely wear my old denim jacket with it. I love these two pieces together!

    Cute sandals.

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  9. Love it love it love. I love how you just look like you're having so much fun in these pics too.

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  10. Such a gorgeous dress, looks amazing on you!

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  11. I love this look, unfortunately I'm in a bit of a bind with maxi dresses as I'm breastfeeding. Maybe next year!

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  12. Perfect! I'm headed to the thrift stores today to look for more Maxi dresses. I'm at the point in my pregnancy where nothing fits and I'm tired of looking frumpy. haha. ps- I love you twirling pictures!

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  13. I have to say that this is one of my favorite dresses you post!

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  14. That is really pretty. I love your heart shaped glasses too!

    Becky
    xx

    http://www.beckybedbug.com

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  15. Such a pretty look. The dress looks perfect with that denim jacket! Lovely!

    Gwyneth

    xo

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  16. You're adoreable. So is the dress, but you more so.

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  17. Loove the dress. I could live in maxi dresses!

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  18. That maxi is super cute! I have a solid black one, but every time I wear it my boyfriend says I look too fancy in my long, black dress, haha. I should probably pair it with a denim jacket next time.

    I finally found the perfect (for me) peter pan tank. Cream with a black collar that isn't too tight around my neck and it's long enough to completely cover torso. Plus, it was only $19! Score!

    http://viennawaitsblog.blogspot.com/

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  19. What a beautiful find! You are right: it is so pretty. I love a good maxi!

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  20. Oh that is gorgeous! I love maxi dresses with ruched fronts like that. This is soooo pretty. I am obsessed with maxi dresses in the summertime and so I'm kind of envious you found this first ;) You look gorgeous! Maxi's and denim jackets are my go-to

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  21. Who doesn't love an easy breezy maxi dress. And that one is adorable.

    Vintagehoneybee.blogspot.com

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  22. I love this dress and I've been searching for a fun patterned one too but no luck yet. I'm dying that I can't go buy one of these...maybe I'll just have to go make one!

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  23. I love your maxi dress so pretty and perfect for summer.

    I live in mine and think I need a few more :)

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  24. Wow I love this dress, I've always wanted to try a maxi but I'm afraid to look awkward ... ;( you really made me want more now.
    You look very classy.

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  25. totally in search for something like this too! and I'm on the lookout for a blazer that fits. I'll find it eventually.

    as always, looking super cute :)

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  26. Super cute! I bought my first pair of saltwater sandals almost 3 years ago & they still look like new! I loove them! I usually buy a new color every year for my birthday.. I am thinking yellow this year! :)

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  27. LOVE your maxi dress!!! i might steal it. can i steal it? borrow it maybe? no? it's yours for keeps? shucks. but you look really pretty! and i like the "denim jacket: really old" part.

    <3katie

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  28. Your maxi dress is amazing, I love long dresses and wear them a lot. Can't wait for spring/summer to come on our lands too. Next month I'll be moving to London though, so I'm not sure whether I'll get to wear them often...the "oh so not my kind of whether" is waiting for me over there, lol :)

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  29. love love love the telescope necklace! and the dress is amazing too.

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  30. So pretty! And I love the necklace... Super!

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  31. It's perfect! I love it. Congrats on the great find.

    Kacie

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  32. What a beautiful dress! Love it :)

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  33. Such a pretty dress.I am giving away 50$ to ASOS and I would love for you to stop by and enter!
    xoxo
    Morgan
    http://thesocialboutique.blogspot.com/2012/04/50-to-asos-giveaway.html

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  34. Oh my goodness Katie, this IS the perfect maxi dress. I adore the fit & floral pattern + it's so cute with your denim jacket. xo

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  35. Love your dress! <3 The prints are so cute!

    http://captainbubblegum.blogspot.com/

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  36. You look soooo gorgeous katie! love this dress on you..i need to find more maxi dresses that aren't too long, or just start hemming them :)

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  37. that dress is killer!! i have one in the women's section in my shop you may like it's not maxi but it's similar, let me know and i can discount if you wait it. it may also be too big for your skinny self! lol!

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  38. I love this maxi dress! I've had to search & search to find maxis with good coverage at the top.

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  39. Your hair and dress are beautiful! I love that dress!

    Jen

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  40. Can I just say how much I admire you for being a mom with little kids and still dressing lovely??

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