Maxis for Minis (like Me)


It is hot in the T.Dot!!

Summer weather is here, which means I’m looking for easy, comfortable, yet fashionable outfits to take me out-and-about to enjoy all the summer fun this city has to offer!

Being petite – short – wearing maxi dresses isn’t an easy task.  This is the main reason I don’t own too many of them.  When I *do* find one that I like, there’s usually an additional cost to whatever the tags …hello: shortening alterations. 😦  ANOTHER factor to me NOT wanting to buy them.

Lucky for me Forever21+ had this one is a gorgeous summer orange that really looked amazing against my skin tone.

And the price was right at $22!  BIG WIN!

This maxi dress is made from a stretch knit, light fabric.  With adjustable cami straps making it perfect for ladies who are short-waisted like me.

There’s an elasticized waist, which I covered up with an old belt to add some more interest to this simple frock.

And a ruffled flounce bodice adds to the neckline showcasing the girls nicely, without being too titty-citty-in-your-face about it 🙂

Now, it’s still hella long for me… but I managed to make it work for my petite height by simply knotting the frock off to the side.

Which gave the entire outfit a summer-goddess-drappy look.  Making this maxi work for minis … like me!!! 🙂

Do you like it?  Tell me what you think of the way I styled and made this maxi work in the comment section below.

How I Got The Look:

Orange ruffled maxi, Forever21+; Conagc cross-body purse, Shoe Co.; Earrings & Bracelets, Reitmans; Sandles, Coach; Cat-eyed sunnies, Ardene, Belt, super old

Special thank you shoutout to Erika for photo-taking! xo

 

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Graphic Tiki

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Nothing screams summertime like tiki prints!

I picked up this graphic tiki dress from Forever21 recently — with full intentions on saving it for the Toronto Vintage Society’s annual Tiki Party this August. (Check it out this year friends….super fun times…add it to your summertime fun calendar!)  😉

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Buuuuut I couldn’t wait!

Since my toes are a bit of a disaster and badly in need of a pedicure… I pulled the tags off this sucker and paired it with my black high-tops that I’ve been dying to break in since my Cross-Boarder Shopping Extravaganza .20140627-223228-81148041.jpg

This dress (in 2x) was a bit big on me – the length and the shoulder weren’t the best fit, plus turned out that all-day wear made the neckline of this cotton dress pretty droopy & wide.  Not cute.

But since these pictures, I’ve put it in the washer/dryer and am happy to report it’s a much better fit and has shortened up nicely.  HAZZA! 🙂

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Farewell lovely cat-eyed sunnies.  Sadly, I’ve since misplaced these gorgeous sunglasses…sigh.  Ya’ll know what that means….an excuse to buy new ones!!!! 🙂

How I Got The Look:  

Graphic button up Tiki dress, Forever21+ (Eaton Ctr); Black hi-top platform kicks, Torrid (Walden Gallery, Buffalo); Vintage Cat-eyed Sunglasses, The Public Butter; Grey cross-body purse, Michael Kors

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