Monday, June 3, 2013

Week's Best Looks: June 2nd 2013 - DRESSES & MAXI.

Hello to another Sunday & Welcome to my Week's Best Looks feature. You ladies (the ones that read this blog daily, especially) know by now that I love Skirts & Dresses. I prefer them to Pants, Crops, Jeans & Shorts, especially in the Spring & Summer time. And I also own a lot of Skirts & Dresses. Lately, I have noticed in these Week's Best Posts that I have been drawn a lot towards Dresses and especially Maxis, both Maxi Dresses & Maxi Skirts. I do need and want to add more Maxi(s) in my closet by the way. So, this week I found a lot of Pretty Dresses in blog-o-sphere that I decided to feature, so I am dedicating it all to Dresses and Maxis, not just Maxi Dresses but occasionally a Maxi Skirt as well. =)

The Dresses featured this week vary in styles be it Casual or Dressy, Work-ready, the Evening kind, Date Looks or Bohemian. They vary in Prints too; we got Small & Big Floral, Bold Prints including a Funky Mushroom, Polka Dots, Stripes, Nautical, Water-Color, Aztec, Chevron, Ethnic, Color-block, Eyelet and even with a Motif Trim by the Hemline. They also vary in Colors from Blues, Greens, Yellows, Purples, Corals & Reds, in more Neutral Shades like Navy and even a Khaki Dress. We have a couple of Little Red Dresses, a Little White Dress and a Little Black Dress in the mix. For Shoes, most our Ladies paired their Dresses with Sandals or Wedges this week. Cognac, Brown & Gold Sandals are still very Popular. Some Ladies chose Stilettos and Pumps. Fewer chose Ballet Flats and even a pair of Boots in the mix. While we are seeing lots of bare legs, we even have a couple of Bold Fashionistas wearing Bright-Colored Tights. Some of these Dresses are topped off with either a Black or a Navy Blazer; some are topped off with the Denim Jacket or a Denim Vest (5 to be exact - a very Popular Trend still going strong this week), some choose Colorful Cardigans & one Lady topped her Dress with a Leopard Faux Fur Coat. Another Trend we are seeing with our Dresses this week, is wearing them with a Belt, from Skinny to Wide, to Woven, Metallic or Dressy. The Ladies chose to carry Over-the-Shoulder Bags as their Purse of choice. We also see some Large Handbags, Leather Bags & a few Clutches mixed here. Kate Spade Bags are the Most Popular ones as far as brand names go.

This week we got 3 Mothers-to-Be staying Stylishly Pretty in their Ensembles of Maxis or Dresses. The most popular name is Anne as we got an Anne, an Anna & an Annie. We also got 3 Heather(s) this week. We have 2 Jessica(s) and 2 Alissa/Alyssa(s), also. And, unlike the previous weeks I chose a Favorite Maxi Look & a Favorite (Short) Dress Look. And last but not least, I am featuring 13 new faces. ENJOY!!

And, as a courtesy to me and to this blog, if you like this feature and if I have featured you on it, be kind to mention it on your blog in a future post with a link back to this particular post. I very much appreciate it. =)

Hope you had a Great Weekend. Happy Monday!!
From Left to Right, Top to Bottom.
Allison wears a Gorgeous Red+Blue Maxi Dress in a Funky Pattern, by Old Navy, accompanied by a Beautiful, Red Leather Bag by Kate Spade, Sandals, Sunglasses, Hoops & a Ponytail.
Heather is Boho Chic in a Baby Blue/Orange/White Print Maxi Skirt with a Baby Blue Camisole which she scored for under ten bucks both. She added a Large Fringe Bag, Funky Belt & Gold Jewelry.
Rebecca has on a Casual, Cool & Hip Hi-Lo Tunic Dress with Sleeves, by Free People, which pairs Polka Dots, Chevron & Crochet in several Colors. Finishing off with Strappy, Camel Sandals & a Cross-Body Bag.
Valerie's Baby Blue Dress with White Polka Dots feels like a Comfortable T-Shirt, I am pretty sure. She dressed it up with Pretty Gold Wedges, a Woven Belt & Long Dangly Earrings. I am definitely on team Dresses/Skirts, Ms. Valerie.
Lauren's 1st Maxi is this Pretty Coral Dress by JC Penney with a Crocheted Bust, found for a great deal.
Lauren's 2nd Maxi has two Summery Colors mixed: Watermelon & Aqua Blue. She found the Perfect Woven, Watermelon Necklace & Matching Sandals. On her blog she tried it with a tied-in Chambray, too.
Megan calls her Lemon Yellow Cocktail Dress with Balloon Sleeves "Neon Tropics". She looks Exciting & Fresh in it, like a tall glass of Lemonade. Love her Sexy Orange/Beige/Pink Stilettos.
Shelby who is a New Mom proves that you cannot go wrong in a Cute Dress in a Fun Print, paired with Cute+Comfy Sandals, during a Hot Day.
Anna tries on a Purple Maxi Dress with a Denim Vest, for a Casual Look that is 100% Chic. Her Aqua Ballet Flats match the Aqua trim of her White Canvas Tote.
Kate choose a Little Red Dress that stands out to pair it with all Black: Blazer, Over-the-Shoulder, Chain-Strap Purse, Skinny Belt, Slingback Pumps & Tortoise Frames. All her Jewelry & Hardware is Gold.
Ainslee casually layers a Light Chambray Button Down underneath a Black+White Polka Dots, Little Dress. She adds a pop of Neon through her Belt. All her Bracelets are Gold like the Hardware on her Michael Kors Bag.
Londyn's 1st Dress is in a Fun Watercolor Ikat Print. She tried it on with Nude Peep Toe Pumps as well as more Comfy Yellow Ballet Flats which match her Neon Yellow Bag, perfectly. Loving the Matching Teal/Aqua Necklace, too.
Londyn's 2nd Dress may be Khaki but definitely not Boring. It has a Sexy Neckline, Short Hemline & a Flattering Wrap Style. She adds Gorgeous Floral Wedges & 2 Necklaces: a Red Bubble one & an Owl one.
Katelin's Dress is Short & Floral. For the daytime look she paired it with the Popular Cognac+Gold Sandals by Target & a Matching Cross-Body Bag. She has a Nighttime look on her post, as well.
Jessica is Dressed Up Red like she calls it, in her Zara Dress, adding touches of Black, White, Mint & Beige through her Stilettos & Clutch. Love the hair in the Messy Bun Look.
Lindsey is singing "Summatime" in her Red Floral, Casual Dress. She looks Bohemian-Chic in its pairing with a Denim Vest, a Wide, Cognac, Woven Belt, Cognac Sandals & Big Sunglasses.
Alyssa feels like she is "In the Land of Mushrooms" in this Super-Colorful Mushroom-Print, Vintage Dress which she adds more Colors & Patterns to, through her Polka Dots, Mustard Tights and Magenta Flats + Purse. I love her Mushroom Pin & Apple-Bite Necklace.
Nicole's New Favorite Dress is swapped from a Co-Worker. It has an Intricate Purple+White Pattern & looks so Cute paired with Simple Cognac Sandals.
Lyddie looks Ready for a Sea Adventure in her Navy+White Stripe Dress paired with a Red+White Stripe Clutch, Ship-Print, Short-Sleeve Cardi, Navy Studs, Gold Bracelet & Starfish Cocktail Ring. Love it all!
Anne attended her Brother's High School Graduation in a Black+White, 3/4-Sleeve Polka Dot Dress that has a Floral Motif on the Sleeves & Hemline, paired with Brown Wedges + Clutch & a Turquoise Skinny Belt for some Color.
Annie's Look is also Nautical & comes from her 2 Favorite Stores: J Crew & Madewell. She paired a Red+White T-Shirt Dress w/ Chambray Espadrille Pumps, a Dressy, Camel, Baseball Hat, Over-the-Shoulder Brown Purse & Little Bracelets.
From Left to Right, Top to Bottom.
Katie has sunshine in her mind despite a rainy day. Her Mustard, Dotted, Chiffon Dress w/ the Shoulder Cut-outs is so Pretty. I love it layered with the Scarf.
Kristin wears a Girly Navy Sheath with a Gold, Multi-Chain Bib Necklace by the Baubble Bar. I love it.
Sharon is wearing a Classic Brown Dress by BCBG in a Halter with Zebra Brown/Ivory Espadrilles by Michael Kors, a little Straw Clutch by Banana Republic + Beautiful Stella & Dot Jewelry.
Mara's 1st Dress is an Eclectic Ethnic Print in a Blue Leafy Embroidery & a Fun Halter. The Blue Statement Necklace matches great & I love the Over-sized Clutch, Bow Studs & Gold Cuff she accessorized with.
Mara's 2nd Dress is a Beautiful Teal Shirt-dress with Black Trim. She pairs it with a Classic Black Blazer & keeps our eyes in her Stunning Leather Bag & just-as-Stunning Leather Gladiator Stilettos (both Black).
Kayla's Maxi looks like a Skirt but it's a Dress in a Solid Top & Print Skirt. I like the pairing with the Cognac, Braided Belt.
Alissa's White+Colorful Strapless Dress is like a Spring Floral Bouquet. I love that she paired it with a Skinny Gold Belt & Stunning Magenta+Red Colorblock Heels from Zara. Great Plaid, Coach Bag, too.
Angela does 2 things I love in 1 outfit. She is wearing Stripes & mixing Black, White + Yellow together.
Jessica shows us how well a Spring Floral Dress goes with a Jean Jacket. Love the Brown double-buckle Wrap Belt, Pearl Bracelet & Dangly Earrings she chose for Accessories.
Heather's Loose Dress with Cap Sleeves has the colors of America. Looks great with her Gold, Collar Necklace & Sock Bun.
Joules' Dress is one of my Most Favorite ones this week. It has an A-line Skirt with a Chic trim. She pairs it with a Gorgeous, Asian-inspired Clutch, some Green Jade Beads & Nude Coach Pumps. Super Elegant!
Molly dresses her bump in a Red+Pink Ikat Skirt & V-Neck Tee, telling us Pearls make everything Classier by adding a Necklace & Earrings in the Sea Jewel.
Lulu's White, Eyelet Dress is by Francesca's. Here she dresses it up with a Statement Necklace in Bold, Light Blue Stones, Nude Pumps and Kelly Green Clutch + Skinny Belt. She has a more Casual Look with this dress, on the post, as well.
Corbynn takes this Simple LBD from day to night. I love it here with the Gold Sandals, Gold Chain Necklace & Intricate Gold/Turquoise Cuff both by Samantha Willis. She finishes off with a Gorgeous Wine. Tory Burch Clutch. So Chic!
Heather's 1st Maxi is a Gray Dress with White Stripes in different directions worn with a Denim Jacket.
Heather's 2nd Maxi is a Boho-Chic Skirt paired with a Silky Cami, Collared Jean Vest that I love & a Long Necklace.
Sandy has on a Lovely, Girly, Dressy, Fuchsia Lace Dress with an Orange Underlay. It has a Surprise Cut-Out Back. I love it paired with Aqua/Turquoise Pumps.
Tara wore an Ikat Dress by Loft with Comfy, Leather, Cognac Sandals, adding Hot Pink through the Gorgeous Kate Spade Bag & Beaded Necklace.
Danie Marie wears her Free, Purple Ombre, Maxi Skirt with a Gray V-Neck Tee & Strappy Black Sandals for a Casual Look that is 100% Comfortably Stylish.
Kelsey is waiting for Spring in her Neon Floral Dress & Bright Red Tights with the addition of a Pretty, Teal, Kate Spade Purse. But rain & cool air keeps popping in, so she adds a Faux Fur Cheetah Coat & a Pretty, Clear Plastic Umbrella.

The Best Dress of the Week or My Most Favorite Dress Outfit of the week is TORI of My Thrifty Chic.
Tori's Sundress is a Pretty Floral with Poppies in a Bright Coral, it has Pockets & a Sweetheart Neckline. Can I desire more out of a Short Sundress? I think not. She smartly paired it with Retro, Coral, Peep-Toe Pumps, Long Beaded Coral & Gold Earrings, a Gorgeous Stone Cuff by Windsor & a similar Cocktail Ring by Charlotte Russe. Lastly, she added Electric Blue Polish to her Nails. And as always her Outfit is Chic & Thrifty.

The Best Maxi of the Week or My Most Favorite Maxi Outfit of the week is YI-CHIA of Always Maylee.
Yi-Chia's Maxi Dress is what she calls a Lilac Dream. It has Colorblocked Pastel Colors between the Mint Top & Lilac Skirt. I love the Wide-Brim Straw Hat & Matching Tote in Orange/White/Pink/Magenta Colors. She also chose a Beautiful Statement Necklace by Francesca's & a couple of Beaded Bracelets in Complimentary Colors to wear with this Lovely, Dreamy Maxi Dress. The result is Beautiful Head to Toe!

My Own Favorite Dress of the Week is this Hot Pink Mini Dress.
The moment I saw this dress at Bebe's website a few years ago, I had to have it. They had Beautiful, Unique, Fun, Short, Shirt-Dresses that Summer & I purchased several. But I cannot say I have worn this Dress a lot. I am glad to revisit & wear it again. This time I paired it with several Glass-Beaded Bracelets in Pastel Colors + Necklace, My New Light Pink Earrings & My Favorite Black+Silver Sandals. I ended up loving how it all came together. Do you?


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15 comments:

  1. So many gorgeous looks! What an amazing roundup!

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  2. Thank you so much for including me and Kayla this week. As always it's much appreciated! Also thank you so much for all your well wishes these past few weeks with Kayla's upcoming graduation. Things have been so crazy I haven't done much commenting on blogs lately. Have a great day! Heather

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  3. I didn't even catch myself in there. Haha. Thanks sweets!

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  4. I see gorgeous maxis and dresses everywhere! Love your shirt-dress, Ada. The color is super!

    GREETINGS FROM DUBAI
    MRS JACK OF ALL TRADES (a fashion and life-style blog)
    http://mrsjackofalltradesdaily.blogspot.ae/

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  5. I'm loving maxi dresses right now. What fun summer looks :)
    Ginny

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  6. Thank you so much for including me and for your sweet words! :)

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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  7. Great picks of the week Ada :)

    Don't forget to link up this Thursday for my Tres-Chic Fashion Thursday Link up.

    Agi:)

    vodkainfusedlemonade.com

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  8. Oh I love all of this! So many great looks. I especially love the best maxi you featured, the purple and teal is such a pretty combo.

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  9. I so in love with Yi-Chia's Maxi Dress. Have a great week

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  10. What a great round up!! Love all of these so much :) And thanks for the highlight.

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  11. Thank you so much for featuring me! So sweet of you - love the roundup!! And your blog :)

    Alissa
    FeelingGoodStyle.com

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  12. Just stopping by to say thanks for featuring me on your blog!
    heathersthriftycloset.blogspot.com

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  13. so many cute dresses! I want all of them!

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