8.12.2011

knaughty.

i'm on a mission to find yet another maxi.
i know...tsk tsk.
a simple black tank dress, preferably with a racerback.
i was just saying to a fellow blogger how difficult it is to find basics...including the perfect white tee and the little black dress. now that i want this simple black maxi,
i can't seem to find one.
anyways, i was reminded of the blue maxi dress that sara tried on at our blogger meet-up. plain and simple, but it was the little ruching at the hips that gave it oomph.
i tried to create a similar effect by "knotting" my dress
at the hip.
i took a hair rubberband and tied it on the inside
to get rid of the bulky knot on the outside.


dragonfruit.
similar consistency and texture to kiwi...not as sweet.
(dress, lani via local boutique)



in case you missed it, check out the express jeans giveaway here.

55 comments:

  1. I love what you did to this dress! I never thought about tying it from the inside. :) You look chic as always. xx

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  2. I love what you did with your dress! Such a cute idea! I want a maxi dress too! I only have one and it shrunk in the dryer... so its not quite a maxi anymore :/ Good excuse to buy another? :) I think so!

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  3. You look amazing! I love your jewelry choices and knotting it up really looks fantastic!

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  4. What a great idea to knot the dress on the inside! I may steal this trick :)

    xo Teresa
    www.teresalifeandstyle.blogspot.com

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  5. I love your maxi dress and that detail is just gorgeous!!! I love everything from head to toe. PERFECTION.


    <3 Marina
    Fashion.MakeUp.LifeStyle

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  6. i love the knotting at the hip!! so creative and it definitely gives the dress more shape. and you look so chic in fedoras!

    cute & little
    Etta Grace giveaway!

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  7. Ohhhh, I like the knot idea.. looks like this dress I saw on Nasty Gal. As I said before you match maxi's well along with fedoras :) I like when you put the two together! Hopefully you can find the perfect maxi your looking for.

    xx,
    Jackie


    P.S. And yessss, blogger reunite at my Vegas pad lol.

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  8. You can definitely rock the maxi- and in a place like hawaii, it seems like it would be ever appropriate!

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  9. i'm really loving the dress and how you made the clinch and the green layering nice and very creative

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  10. Ahh, I love what you've done with your dress!
    And it really goes well with the green!

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  11. You look super tall! Whenever I go shopping, I always gravitate towards "basics" for some reason, even though I have TONS of "basic" garments already. But you're totally right. It's how you wear it that really matters. I mean, that knot really makes that dress all the more interesting! Love it!
    ♥ laura

    the blog of worldly delights

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  12. I had dragon fruit for the first time the other day! Delicious!

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  13. love the detail of your maxi. one of my favorite looks ever :)

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  14. you look so pretty and chic!!
    have a beautiful day!
    and if you have some time you can see my blog too
    kisses from prague
    http://sienastyle.blogspot.com/

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  15. I love maxi's too! This one is gorgeous! :) Good luck searching!

    XoXo
    Plami

    http://fashion-thrill.blogspot.com/

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  16. Very interesting idea to tie the dress on the inside! Cute clutch!

    Thank you for your lovely comment!

    fashionthroughtravel.blogspot.com

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  17. i really love your style and this outfit, i'm your new follower ;)

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  18. I really love how you added the bright colour of spice things up!

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  19. Your so smart, this looks so awesome!!

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  20. That first picture is amazing...could easily grace the pages of any fashion magazine. This is one of my all time favorite looks of yours. Great work!!

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  21. Very beautiful outfit! That dress it ♥. And you're other outfitpost are also super! ♥

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  22. Oh, I love the knotted maxi! And you always look so chic in your hats!

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  23. I love it when people knot their maxis. I have also seen them make the knot on the bottom of skirts. Diff have to try that soon. You look amazing in this grey one and layers tank.
    Thanks for the heads up on the Express giveaway.
    xx- AlbeeLucky.blogspot.com

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  24. I looove the idea of knotting it from the inside!! Definitely gives it a fantastic bit of interest at the hip. This dress is great! It's so frustrating trying to find the perfect basics, they dont exist!
    xJennaD

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  25. Super cute dress and clutch!

    -Christine
    http://trendenvy.blogspot.com/

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  26. That dress!! Love it, and I like your hairstyle too. xoxo

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  27. Beautiful photos!!!!
    I love maxi skirts!!!
    http://fashiondiarylooks4.blogspot.com

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  28. that is so brilliant. I would have never thought to do that!
    it looks so cute

    KaitGirl.blogspot.com

    xo
    kaitlin

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  29. Ingenious! I am a shorty (5'2..typical Asian status). I've always wanted to wear a maxi dress, but I never thought of tying a knot! Amazing. Now I want to get one too! Maybe we should be a shopping/blogging meet up.

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  30. wow..you look great.

    http://cactusandcucumber.blogspot.com

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  31. putting the rubber band on the inside was genious. Wondering where I'd have to go to find dragonfruit, a fruit I've never tasted, in my area.

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  32. The necklace and the clutch = love

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  33. great maxi! i love the casual feel of it! and you paired it with some fantastic accessories!

    of course i follow your blog <3 amazing style!

    natalie
    http://lucyandtherunaways.blogspot.com

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  34. Such a great idea! It's small details like that which can make an outfit amazing, and you totally pulled it off with minimal effort and cost. How clever!

    Following through GFC via the FMParty at "the perfect line"

    http://silverfaeries-dragonflies.blogspot.com

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  35. I am in love with your hair. I wish I had your hairstyling skills. Please come to my house and fix my hair, sometime. I will pay you with my love. Deal?
    Also, I love the layer of green underneath this dress. It really gives the dress a whole different dimension.

    http://www.glamkittenslitterbox.com/
    Twitter: @GlamKitten88

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  36. Darling, where are you living that you don't have Zara?
    I can't imagine my life without this brand!!! :-)

    Your dress is so cool!! Love the design!!!

    Kisses from Spain!

    http://sometylestories.blogspot.com

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  37. I'm absolutely loving this! The knot at the hip is so chic, yet so simple! Love love love, definitely going to have to try that to add some OOMPH! :)

    xoxoo
    chloe ** flowerponychloe.blogspot.com

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  38. OMG I love this outfit! there is nothing wrong! just perfection perfection perfection ;)

    See you cutie!

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  39. love the maxi dress!! chic look!!

    http://imjustmefashionblog.blogspot.com :)))

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  40. Beautiful! I wish I could do fishtail braids! Thanks fr stopping by my blog <3

    Aryn
    Driftwood and Daydreams

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  41. That dress it to die for!!! I want one!!!

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  42. you look real good with maxi dresses and i remember me posting a comment with your blog before that i can't rock them the way you do. it is hard to find basic essentials that's why i like to buy them in every color so that they don't easily look worn out or faded. have a happy monday! :)

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  43. Oh, that's really cool! I'm going to have to experiment with that sometime.

    I actually found dragon fruit to be very bland. Not unpleasant, but definitely not as exciting a taste as I was expecting haha...

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  44. Love that knotting idea. Looks great. The pop of green under is very cool as well.
    I have never had dragon fruit. Looks yummy.
    Daphne.
    http://fashiondivamommy.blogspot.com

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  45. I am the last to past judgement on what someone wants/needs! Go find your maxi, girl! This one is fabulous! Loving the braid and the heels too!

    www.plentyforpennies.com

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  46. I am so into basics right now too. Basics with a pop of color!!

    Editor & Chic

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  47. very creative!

    i don't think i ever tried dragonfruit

    http://momdaughterstyle.blogspot.com/

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  48. I love the effect you created with the hair band on the dress... well done! It really adds that final touch of drama to the whole outfit.

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  49. I don't even OWN a maxi dress, and now I want to go buy one so I can try this out. Love this idea!

    Maybe I can make this work on a tunic top, instead...?

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  50. What an amazing idea! It looks great on you.

    Emilie
    www.liveeatsmile.blogspot.com

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  51. Loved how you knotted your dress from this inside! It looks amazing!
    Also, this fruit looks delicious!

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  52. georgeous dress!! You look amazing!! Great blog!! You got great styl! I fallow you!!

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