FLORAL MAXIS

Jul 16, 2014

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I had a fun moment with this dress. I was running down the stairs while my brother was rounding the corner, and just as I got to the landing he did a brief stutter step and pause. With the skirts bundled in my fist and my hand on top of my hat, I stopped and stared back at him as he eyed me semi-cautiously. "Why are...why are we staring at each other?" I asked.

He starts laughing as he shakes his head and smiles. "I just wasn't expecting you to look like that. I feel like you were about to shout out while flying past me 'Oh, going to the garden party at Gatsby's darling, I'll be back late.' You look nice."

Well. I'll take it. And there better be champagne there ;)

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This fun patchwork of a dress is from Wayfarer Vintage, and when I first got it I already knew how I wanted to style it: nothing but booties and wide brim hats. I feel like grungy, dark floral dresses just beg for boots and hats, and I'm not one to deny requests. Wayfarer Vintage is an Etsy store that carries festival hippie, grunge revival, and minimalist styles. They have everything from overalls to floral dresses to high waist jeans, and they're currently having a summer sale for this week only! If you're in a shopping mood, pop in and see what they have here.

And here are some of my favorite picks that they currently have:

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DRESS: c/o Wayfarer Vintage (similar: here, here, here, here)
HAT: Urban Outfitters
BOOTS: Urban Outfitters
NECKLACES: Urban Outfitters & Cocorrina

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44 comments :

  1. LOL Aw brothers! You do look very garden party lovely in this dress! Love the hat too!

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  2. I love the dress, and the story with your brother - made me laugh! Looks lovely on you

    The Velvet Black // UK Style, Beauty & Lifestyle Blog

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  3. This is gorgeous! So beautiful! I love it!

    littlekaatie.blogspot.co.uk

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  4. That's sweet - and the dress is pretty damn fun!

    Courtney ~ Sartorial Sidelines

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  5. That dress is gorgeous, I'm in love with the mixed floral print! <3

    Adventures of an Anglophile

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  6. Nicee.:) xx
    Bianka
    http://ruhamania.blogspot.hu/

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  7. LOVE this dress on you, you've been totally nailing these summery bohemian looks lately! The story about you and your brother is adorable!

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  8. Love the contrast of the different floral's and tones. Gotta love a good hat.
    jessC

    www.ineedanothercloset.blogspot.ca

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  9. I LOVE this maxi. Well AND maxis in general--so free and cool looking.
    Lisa | c/oMKE

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  10. Haha! I love the patchwork of this dress.I guess you've channeled Gatsby two days in a row now. If it works, it works! :)

    Theatricality by Mariah

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  11. The hat is totally perfection.. makes the look complete... Love it!
    Hope
    hchdesigns.blogspot.com

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  12. I think what your brother said is a compliment and a half. Who wouldn't want to be partying with Gatsby? Really like the patchwork dress and has given me an idea for a potential DIY :)

    Cats in Crop Tops

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  13. Floral maxis are the best for summer,
    xo!

    http://www.calluswhatever.com

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  14. Well I guess it should just be assumed that every outfit you post is my new favorite. This totally rocks, and goes perfectly with those pretty boots!

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  15. Gahhh! You look gorgeous! I love this simple, multi-fabric-tiered look on you. Go ahead. Go have tea. ;)

    love,
    a

    www.missdecaf.blogpot.com

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  16. This feels very bohemian and yet decadent. Like a rococo wanderer.

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    1. That it by far THE most amazing description :)

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  17. You look GORGEOUS Marlen! This dress looks amazing on you!

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  18. Great dress! I think your brother was right about the occasion ;)

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  19. Yup, it was made to stand alone and show off it's awesomeness. Your boots and hat showcased that perfectly :)

    The Dragonfruit Diaries

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  20. I rarely like maxi dresses because I don't often think they look great on people however I really love this dress on you. It works so well with your figure and I love how you've styled it with the hat. Also your hair is amazing. I'd love to have a hair style like that but my hair's red and not dark :( if it was dark I'd definitely get it cut like this.

    Great post and blog! I'm now following you :)

    Haaappy Summer!
    Hailes<3
    To visit my blog - Hailes Hearts Fashion.

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  21. love the mix of florals - great colors on you too!

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  22. I absolutely love this look! Maxi dresses are super comfortable.

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  23. Haha, what a cute moment! And you know I'm a sucker for a good floral print- this is lovely! xo

    -Jen

    www.vibrantbeautyblog.com

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  24. I adore this dress on you, I can't decide whether you're off to an afternoon tea party or a boho festival! Your brother sounds so much like mine by the way, I was reading your post like ''no way, are we sisters?!'' haha! :)

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    x

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  25. Oh my gosh you are BEAUTIFUL!!! I love your dress! The hat and boots just make this whole thing perfect.

    http://lamentinglizzie.blogspot.com

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  26. such a phenomenal look from you!!! amazing! :D

    Animated Confessions

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  27. O-M to the G in LOVE with this maxi! The patchwork with the florals is just too perfect! So so pretty!

    <3 Shannon
    upbeatsoles.blogspot.com

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  28. Beautiful dress! You really pull it off well. Check out my blog at www.hugswishes.blogspot.com

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  29. You look stunning as usual! This dress is seriously gorgeous & the hat looks perfect!

    xx

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  30. This dress is gorgeous! It looks amazing on you :)

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  31. Haha, brothers are quite funny. :)

    I love this dress and it looks so perfect on you! I also spotted the Cocorrina necklace! I love mine as well. :D

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  32. Cool look!

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    xoxo

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  33. What a lovely summer dress! And I love how you paired it with the hat! I definitely need more hats in my wardrobe.

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  34. I can't get over how gorgeous you look Marlen!! this dress seriously fits you like a glove & is so flattering & flowy and whimsical at the same time. also, your brother sounds quite the writer himself with that quote! does he enjoy it as well? i can never imagine my brother saying something like that, it's too cute!

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  35. That dress is amazing, and I love the way you styled it. It looks great on you!

    ~Vicki
    decked out in ruffles

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  36. Oh I love your dress ! And the hat is so perfect, this look reminds me of the Free People campaign :)

    Barcelona is amazing ;)

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  37. I get the Gatsby vibe, but to me, you're a 90s dream girl in this!

    ~Isabella
    adventuresinhel.blogspot.fi 

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  38. You do really look like a 1920s dreamboat here. Something tells me you need some more 20s style pieces in your closet!

    XOXO
    Becca | Ladyface Blog

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