Outfit Details: the Polka dot Maxi

Maxi dresses and skirts are one of my favourite things to wear on the weekends because they are so comfortable! Plus, they are easy to dress up and dress down! If you haven’t already looked at my maxi skirt post, have a read now! Maxi dresses come in all kinds of colours and patterns, and I have been building my collection for the past couple of years. However, one I picked up on sale at Old Navy this past season, has now become one of my favourite summer maxis to wear! Unfortunately, this exact one is not available anymore, but Old Navy did just come out with some new maxi prints that are to-die-for (linked below)!!

I styled this look last weekend as I ran errands for my sister’s graduation party! It is so fun and cute, and simple to throw on, that it was perfect for running around town. What I love about this dress is that it has a high-low cut going on. It is lower in the back, than it is at the front, and that actually comes in handy for me, being the short gal that I am!

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Because it was a little chilly that day (the sun didn’t seem to want to come out!!), I paired the dress with a chambray that I picked up from Target, when it was still open in Canada. You can pick up chambray shirts, really, anywhere…but I have linked some cute ones below! The chambray really ties into the blue polka dots, and having that extra layer was much needed with the wind and sprinkling rain blowing around.

I like to pair different colours together, so I wanted to pair this ensemble with a statement piece that really popped! That’s why I picked this funky and chunky mark. by Avon necklace. I got this necklace about two years ago, but mark. by Avon regularly has great statement pieces like the one I am wearing in this look.

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Unfortunately, I didn’t get a close-up of the shoes that I chose to wear with this outfit (I was getting photos taken before we got poured on). The shoes that I chose to pair with this look (you can kind of see them in the first photo) were also from Avon. They are a pretty coral colour, with a metal feature around the open toe. They are so cute and comfortable, that I have them in coral and aqua!! Perfect for summer!!

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On a side note, this braid that I did was something I completely made up on the spot. I am not the best at doing hair, but when it comes to braiding, I am intrigued at all the things you can do! In a desperate need to disguise my third-day hair (don’t judge me..), I quickly threw together this braid. I couldn’t tell you how to do it, even if I tried, but somehow, the above look came out!!

Make sure you check out the links below to get your own fun printed maxis!! This outfit is a favourite for sure, and definitely casual enough to wear out and about!!

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24 Comments

  1. July 6, 2015 / 12:21 pm

    That dress is beautiful! I love polka dots. Thanks for sharing!

  2. July 6, 2015 / 1:06 pm

    Love the polka dots! These are really great photos, the pop of pink behind you is lovely.

    • July 6, 2015 / 5:24 pm

      Thank you Becki! I take the photos in my backyard and this year the flowers are really blooming!

      Thanks for stopping by 🙂

  3. July 6, 2015 / 1:29 pm

    Absolutely gorgeous! I also love maxi dresses! And polka dots! And I love the braid as well 🙂 Super cute!

    • July 6, 2015 / 5:25 pm

      Thanks 🙂 I was so shocked that my braid actually looked okay – totally saved my third day hair haha

      Thanks for stopping by!!

  4. July 6, 2015 / 3:31 pm

    I’m loving the dress. I totally miss Target Canada, even though it sucked compared to the US version. #sigh

    • July 6, 2015 / 5:27 pm

      I know!! Just means I have to maximize when I go to the U.S.!! Another excuse for travel … 🙂

      Thanks for stopping by!!

  5. July 6, 2015 / 3:58 pm

    I love how you added the pop of color in the necklace and your shoes. I love polka dots too BTW 🙂

    • July 6, 2015 / 5:28 pm

      Well, I obviously also love polka dots 🙂

      It’s so much fun to mix different colours and try different statement pieces!

      Thanks for stopping by Dana!

  6. July 6, 2015 / 7:46 pm

    Such a gorgeous dress!! I am loving that necklace it’s so unique.

    • July 6, 2015 / 9:46 pm

      Thanks Jazmine! I try to find the most unique pieces to go with my necklaces haha

      Thanks for stopping by!

  7. July 6, 2015 / 8:37 pm

    You look amazing and I love Polka dots with anything!! they never go out of fashion. Adding that braid was a good choice 🙂

    • July 6, 2015 / 9:47 pm

      Thanks Riya 🙂 I appreciate the comment! I’m not usually much of a hair expert but this braid was a totally surprise!!

  8. July 6, 2015 / 10:03 pm

    I really like this look. You look adorable!

  9. July 6, 2015 / 11:27 pm

    I’m so with you on the maxi dress obsession! I feel like they’re really flattering plus comfortable while also being stylish. I love how you styled yours! 🙂

  10. July 7, 2015 / 1:42 am

    Great outfit! I love the blue and than the pink necklace to match the shoes is so adorable! I have always wanted a blue long sleeve like this as well! Your braid goes cute with the style as well! I love how you took the pictures by the beautiful greens! Nice, thanks for sharing!
    ~Amanda Marie~

  11. CourtneyLynne
    July 7, 2015 / 1:50 am

    Omg totally loving this dress! I’m a big fan of polka dots! I have two dresses in my closet at the moment that look very similar:)

  12. July 7, 2015 / 2:25 am

    Love this outfit, but that necklace looks dangerous!! Is it comfortable?

  13. July 7, 2015 / 2:14 pm

    Very very very cute! And I love the shoes and shirt with it, too!

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