May 5, Cinco De Mayo

 Happy Cinco de Mayo! Hope you’re sitting somewhere enjoying a big bowl of guacamole and sipping a margarita! (My 2 favorite things!)

I’m wearing another maxi dress today. Last time I wore this- it was a miss, (remember this?)

So today I played it safe and just added a neutral cardigan and a bright fun necklace. Very simple, very easy, very me!

You might have noticed I wear this cardigan ALL THE TIME! It is a light shade of grey, and I bought it at J Crew abut 2 years ago. I remember balking a bit because of the price (it was probably around $80), but it was so worth it. It goes with everything and is a great basic piece to have. Because of the good quality, it has lasted a long time!

I think a maxi dress is my new favorite look! I love the ease and comfort of it.

If you want to change things up a bit, a denim jacket also works well!

A denim jacket is perfect over a maxi dress!

Dress: TJ Maxx, Sweater: J Crew, Denim jacket: Gap, Shoes: Target, Necklace: Stella and Dot

March 28th, Maxinitsa

 Good morning! I’m not sure about my spelling of Maxinista, but hopefully you know what I mean.

I have always been a big fan of TJ Maxx, my mom is a huge fan and passed her love down to me. LOL!

The thing is though- you have to be very careful and have a very critical eye when you go.

Don’t just snap up everything in your sight- don’t buy things just because they are inexpensive.

Go knowing what you are looking for- and then if you find it- yeah! If not, try again another day. They are constantly getting new shipments in.

I went looking for a maxi dress. I’ve wanted one for a long time- and was so excited to see this for $39.

The problem is- wearing it all alone, it sort of looks like a nightgown, don’t you think?

On the left I have tried to fix this by adding this cute shirt over my dress (I love the hemline of this top) and then to define my waist I added a cute pink belt. To finish it off, I threw on my favorite Stella and Dot necklace.

Cute, huh?

The nice thing about a maxi dress is that is makes your legs look really long. If you are petit, this might be a great dress for you (but you’ll need to wear heels).

By the way, I’ve slipped down to #11 on Top Mommy Blogs- don’t forget to click on the link on the right to vote. You can vote everyday, it’s just one tiny (and quick) click! Thank you so much!!

It’s Wednesday, so I’ve linked with Pleated Poppy for What I Wore Wednesday. Check it out!

I like that the dress and shirt are shades of blue- and then the pop of pink in the belt and necklace really stand out. The sandals may be wishful thinking today...

Dress: TJ Maxx, Shirt: Nordstrom, Belt: Target, Necklace: Stella and Dot, Shoes: Loft