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Friday, April 15, 2011

LOOK 4 LESS: SUMMER MAXI DRESS AND FLOPPY HAT READER'S REQUEST


Happy Friday, Fabulous Followers!!!

Many of you probably know the Marvelous Melissa from "Write it in Lipstick," well, I happen to be a fan of her wonderful dress filled style and belted fashions!

Recently, she wrote me asking if I could find her a long, flowy maxi dress with a large, floppy hat and big sized leather bag Look 4 Less for summer and I was excited to start my hunt!

It sounded like a lovely look and something I thought many might be interested in, including myself. So, below is what I came up with for her, and I actually purchased this very dress online. I have gotten compliments on my Forever 21 maxi dresses in the past and think they hold up pretty well!


Maxi Dress
Price: $19.80

Leather Bag
Price: $34.90

Floppy Hat
Price: $19.90
Buy: Alloy


I came across some other fun leather bag options as well, which I thought I would post so that Melissa, and even you, would have options as far as the style purse she likes best for the look she hopes to create!

The one I posted with the look seemed a bit more lightweight for summer, but I have to say I love alternate Bag #1 as well and think it would look fantastic too, but might be a bit more perfect for fall.

Alternate Bag #1
Price: $39.80
Buy: Alloy

Alternate Bag #2
Price: $24.00
Buy: Lulu's

I think the above look can be dressed up or down, would look great belted as well with a matching brown leather belt to tie in the bag and neutral hat.

You can always pair it with a little sweater or lightweight jacket in case it gets cool...so it is very versatile!

Happy shopping, Melissa, and I would love to see what you end up purchasing! :) I'll be back this weekend with something fun and on Monday with a Look of the Day!

20 comments :

  1. Great post honey! Your post would be perfect for Fashion Fridays...I'd love for you to link up with me! Have a great Friday doll. Kori xoxo

    www.blondeepisodes.com

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  2. this is such a cute look! I wish I was taller so I could wear maxi dresses. I did have a question and I'm hoping you could help. I am looking for a dress to wear to my friend's outdoor wedding at the beginning of June. It's formal, but I'm looking for something inexpensive and that I might be able to wear again. I have plenty of lbds, but they've gotten so much use. So, I guess I'm looking for a way to make one of my lbds look "fresh" or a new dress that doesn't cost a ridiculous amount... Help!

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  3. Thank you for posting!!! I've had the HARDEST time finding a maxi dress I love :( I will definitely be checking out F21! Thank you thank you!

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  4. Beautiful post friend!! I LOVE these! I can't wait to wear tons of maxi dresses and boho chic inspired outfits! YAY! Have a great weekend beautiful friend! xo

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  5. I'm a huge fan of the floppy hat- my mom has a straw one that I always borrow when I go to their lake home. I need a "petite girls" answer to the maxi dress though. Maybe shorts and a tank instead with the hat?

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  6. This is a great look. I am your newest follower and do a Fashion Friday. Found you from blonde episodes.

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  7. I've totally been looking for the perfect maxi dress for spring/summer! thanks for posting these... on to forever21.com! :)

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  8. Thanks for checking out my blog! And wow, great post! I've actually been searching for a maxi dress for summer recently, and a hat too! Only my boyfriend says I look like a grandma gardener in those :( aww, he doesn't know what he's talking about haha. I am in love with the brown bag, option #1. I think I might check into getting it! Thanks for the lovely post <3

    Hilary

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  9. Can't wait to wear my Maxi dresses!! :) loving your blog!

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  10. great look, for sure. i love that dress. goegeous!
    Viktória's Style

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  11. Love that dress!! so beautiful the print and cut! :) I'm following!

    Look my blog and if you like it, follow me!

    www.sickbytrend.com

    xx

    sBt

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  12. Great print! What a fab find! xo style, she wrote

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  13. I love that dress! perfect for the beach week with girlfriends I have coming up in Aug :-)

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  14. The dress is absolutely stunning. Gorgeous.

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  15. Thanks for the comment! I am so excited about wedding planning this summer and also love the "theme" we are going with. Checked out your blog..I love a good maxi dress! Thanks again, glad to be a new follower of you!

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  16. I love this dress it is such a great print and I didnt know F21 had this. I have like a $5 gift card to them so it would cost even less... This is so pretty I so love it.

    Thank you so much my dear. I hope you dont mind if I link back to this post later on this week I want to show this look off. Gracias.


    -Melissa

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