Thursday, May 7, 2015

TCL Boutique: The striped maxi dress

This is a continuation of Monday's post as I share with you the second of three outfits from the styling event this past weekend at The Clothes Line Boutique with CS Gems. This dress was the first thing I gravitated to the moment I started my hunt for things to wear. I find myself buying at least one new maxi dress every year, and this was my perfect one. You know I love my stripes, but the color combination is so perfect for spring!

I'm careful about the maxi dresses I pick out for myself because not all maxis are created equal. This one got bonus points for not requiring a strapless bra. I also liked that it has a cinched waist since it keeps it from looking too much like a tent. 

I thought this necklace was a great complement to this dress. Since the dress is long, I wanted a long, chunkier necklace to break up the monotony a bit and balance out the proportions. Gold felt more natural with these colors than silver, and this bolo slider necklace was just what the dress needed. For $12, I'm pretty sure you needed this necklace, like, yesterday!

Even though I brought 4 different bags/clutches with me for the shoot, I thought Jenna's bag was the best match. Oh the irony! And it's always fun to pattern mix a bit, so I tied this scarf to the bag for added interest - and emergency warmth for the sleeveless dress!

Sunnies: Vince Camuto | Necklace: CS Gems (exact here) | Dress: The Clothes Line BoutiqueBag: Borrowed from Jenna (option) | Polish: Essie "Butler Please" | Bracelet: JCrew | Scarf: The Clothes Line Boutique | Sandals: Jeffrey Campbell

I was worried the maxi dress would be too long on my 5'-2" self, but it fell just where I like my maxi dresses do when I put my sandals on. I really don't like my feet to be visible - I like for the hem to hover over the ground, without me stepping on it.

Needless to say, this dress came home with me. I knew as soon as I put it on that I wouldn't be able to let it go! 



  1. Love this maxi dress on you! It's perfect for both spring and summer!
    Carrie and Stacy
    CS Gems

  2. Maxi dresses are my must-haves for spring and summer. You look great!



  3. Love this maxi dress! So cute! I've been maxi dress crazy lately! lol

  4. Super duper cute! Love the style and the colors on you.

  5. I love the pretty colors in your maxi! The scarf tied on your bag is too cute!

  6. Love the stripes and colors in this maxi! I do also like the features of the defined waist and the fact that you can wear a regular bra. I wish I could find something like this in a non-maxi length! Also, once again these photos turned out great. It's really fun to see you through another lens and that pic in the white top from the previous look in this series is one of my faves. It would make a great profile pic. ;)
    Gina - On the Daily Express

  7. I'm in love with that dress on you!! This look is sooo weekend chic


  8. Love the outfit :)
    Chelsea @ thewilliamsjourney1.blogspot.com/