5.31.2009

wearable.

I've always wanted to wear a maxi dress, but believed wholeheartedly that with my body proportions (short + stout) this dream would never come to fruition. But, after striking it rich with dress luck last weekend, I threw caution to the wind, headed back to the same store and grabbed an armful of options.


The outcome: surprisingly wearable! Choosing one was tough, but I went with this navy maxi, which is 100% jersey...and 100% within my comfort zone and budget ($20). Something about it feels so effortlessly casual and goddess-like. Translation: I like it enough that I wore it while cleaning my apartment all day yesterday.

Later, I wandered over to my parent's house and completely threw them with the sight of my dress-cladden self. My mom kept gushing, "It's so elegant...you look so lady-like!" and my dad, with the most puzzled expression, simply said, "Uh...what's with the dress...?" 

From this I've concluded that my mother is excited about the potential of her daughter dressing her age, and my father is somewhat confused by it all. I think he missed the memo that little girls do turn into grown women someday. Sorry to be the bearer of bad news, dad. :)

15 comments:

  1. Love it! You look like a goddess indeed! x

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  2. I love dresses like this for summer! You would think they would be warmer then wearing a short one but they are really breezy! You look great in it!

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  3. This is such a cute dress!! I wish I could wear them, but I have flabby arms!! You look very elegant:)

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  4. you look beautiful! that cut and color is great on you! I just love dresses that are comfy but still manage to make you feel like a goddess! sounds like you are a dress convert :)

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  5. love it! i've been shying away maxi dresses too but they seem to be everywhere! it's inevitable that i'm going to be in one soon. you've given me hope that it will look cute.

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  6. 'Get thee to a nunnery'..you look devine!

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  7. You are gorge! So glad you found a steal (and a pretty one at that).

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  8. you are adorable! and thanks for the finger update - it feels much better today though really still very useless!

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  9. Bethany, you look stunning in that dress! I feel very inspired to go looking myself! =)

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  10. it looks great! you need to go out somewhere i nit- not just clean your house! and since they are only $20- you can get one in every color!

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  11. p.s. I gave you an award on my blog! xo

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  12. You're so adorable! I've been a little apprehensive about the maxi dress but now I'm inspired to try one. Comfortable and chic...you really can't beat that.

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  13. man oh man, super cute dress! and i am loving the peek at your apartment in the background.

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  14. love, love, love, the dress. you look gorgeous. your apartment is beautiful as well. i'd love to see more!

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