Maxi Madness

If anyone happened to stare at the title of this post and think of maxi pads, as in it’s-that-time-of-month, I assure you you’re not the only one.  As soon as I typed the words, I knew a clarification was necessary.  I contemplated deleting it and coming up with something far more clever.  But then I thought, naaaaaahhhhh.  Too funny.

But onto the real dilemma.  A few months ago, I found this amazing bright blue maxi skirt from Express.  It is stunning and I adore the material.  Problem was, I had no clue how to wear it.  The second I brought it home, I tore apart my closet looking for the perfect tee or tank to pair with it.  I tried black, white, patterned, frilly, sequined, fitted, flowing, loose, and every other descriptive term for a shirt you could possibly think of.  These also happen to be descriptors for a drag queen show, but no matter.  We shall move on.

Every single “outfit” I conjured left me looking like a cross between an Amish housewife and a frumpy school teacher.  Even when I set the band of the skirt low on my hips, I felt like the female version of Aladdin‘s personal Genie.  He has a beard.  Not something a girl wants to emulate.  So, my beautiful skirt was unwillingly tucked into the clasps of a hanger and shoved between a floral sundress and my flapper costume, never to see the light of day again.  Sigh.

Then, just the other day, I pulled my baby out of its cave and decided to once again tackle the problem head-on.  With a little google image inspiration, I pulled together this little summer look: a simple white tank tucked into the skirt and topped off with a wide black leather belt, a black over-the-shoulder purse, a pair of wedges, and my go-to fedora.  Keep an eye out for more combos – I’ve made it my summer mission to get some miles outta this thing!  Oh, and if you’re looking for other inspirations, check out this website – there’s some great mix & match looks:

Hat: JCPenney, Shirt: Marshall’s, Belt & Purse: Target, Skirt: Express, Shoes: Charlotte Russe


One thought on “Maxi Madness

  1. […] this look.  I simply paired a white tank (which you may recognize from my pairing with my blue maxi skirt) with a pair of high-waisted, cropped black skinny dress pants (jeez that was a lot of adjectives), […]

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