MAXI Love

I have really been loving Maxi dresses the past couple years but this year I fell in love with the pleated ones like this one I'm wearing from J.C. Penny. They are even more forgiving and just look cool.

I have to buzz through Penny's to get into the Mall and I had seen this dress twice, but on the 3rd time though, I knew I had to bite the bullet and try it on. My hands were clamming up on the way to the dressing room. You see, twice, yes, twice I have been stuck in a dress at Penny's!!! The first time I was with my mom so at least she was there to help me. It still wasn't easy and we were laughing so hard I am sure our fellow dressing room patrons were wondering what we nut cases were doing. By now I have learned to always try on the larger size dress first. However, the 2nd attempt, I tried on the smaller size first. Sure it was a little snug, but it's not like I couldn't zip it up. My tummy pooched a little, but it was on!! 
Whoo hoo. Until....it was time to take it off. 
The zipper was stuck halfway but I truly believed there was plenty of leeway room to get it over my head...wrong!! The gorgeous red sheath was suddenly now too tight to get over my head and to0 tight to pull down over my thighs. "Help I can't breathe", I yelled in my head, sweat pouring down me. Up and down I danced around the dressing room my claustrophobia escalating my the second. Oh my, not my best undies today, how can I go out and find help?? Determination replaced dread and the sweat, making me somewhat slick suddenly assisted when I yanked for the umpteenth time and that zipper broke loose. Free, I'm free. I had not been back in a J.C. Penny's dressing room since that day. So, here I was desperately wanting this Maxi but with no time to return it before vacation knew I must try on. Got in the dressing room and guess what, no zippers. 
I panicked for a brief moment when the lining got caught on my gold hoop earring but I had conquered this obstacle and I ended up trying on 6!! This is still the one I came home with.

Necklace similar here from the I CRAVE JEWELS shop by Erin on Etsy 
HERE 
She has gorgeous stuff!!

Similar Shoes HERE




Actual Dress from J.C. Penny HERE

Have a Glorious Day my Friends and if you get stuck in a dressing room, call me!
xoxo
 
"Say what you want about long dresses, but they cover a multitude of shins."
~Mae West

56 comments:

  1. That dress is so pretty on you and really brings out your tan - which I'm so jealous about!! Love that last picture of you and your honey - so cute! xo, Biana - BlovedBoston

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    1. Thank you so much Biana. Your comments, your blog and you always make me smile. :-) Have a terrific Thursday sweetheart!!!

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  2. Your tan is so unfair! You look fabulous in this flowy dress. I love how it's a little more formal than some of the maxis - perfect for a night out at the beach!

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    1. You got it girl!!!! Thank you!! I hope your Thursday is simply terrific!!!! xo

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  3. this is one of the prettiest maxi dresses i've seen. it looks gorgeous on you and the colors are lovely!

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    1. You are beyond sweet Elle and you always make me smile !! xo

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  4. Haha! You are so funny! That story was great! I have never actually gotten stuck in anything before, and I hope that I never do! Lovely maxi! They are my favorite dresses. :)

    Sarah
    http://mybowsandclothes.blogspot.com

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    1. I hope you never get stuck either Sarah, it's scary. :-) thank you, you're such a gem xo

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  5. That dress is so gorgeous! Love the colors! And I have definitely gotten stuck in an article of clothing while in a dressing room haha!

    <3, Pamela
    Sequins & Sea Breezes

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    1. Thank you so much Pamela!! May we never be stuck again!!! But we probably will at some point. Ha ha. Have a terrific Thursday gorgeous lady!!!

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  6. Girl, I have BEEN THERE with a similar dressing room nightmare! So glad you escaped. :)

    Love this maxi- bright and vibrant and perfect for summer!

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

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    1. Ashley, I am so happy someone else can relate. May we never be stuck again!!!!! Lol
      Thank you sweets and have a fantastic day!!!

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    Wanna follow each other??

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    xxx

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    1. Just followed you back on Bloglovin beautiful. Loved your DIY fringe. Too cute. Happy Day sweets!!! xx

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  8. Gorgeous dress and it looks great on you! Love that picture of you and your husband too. :-) I hope that you have an amazing day!! :-)

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    1. Thank you dear friend!! I hope you have a beautiful and amazing day as well!!! It's almost Friday!! :-) xo

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  9. Pretty maxi dress.
    It suits you well
    XO

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    1. Thank you dear friend!! I hope you have a beautiful and amazing day as well!!! It's almost Friday!! :-) xo

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  10. First of all, I am so jealous of your tan! But secondly your dress is amazing. I love the print and the color!

    xo,
    Sara Kate Styling

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    1. Thank you, you're so cute!!! Happy Thursday sweetie!!! xo

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  11. I'm looking for a few new maxi dresses for summer. Love the bright pattern on this one!

    Shae @ Current Habits

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    1. Hi Shae. Not sure if you shop at Penny's , I don't very often, but man, do they have some cute Maxi's. Thank you for the compliment and have a terrific Thursday!! xo

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  12. Love the way you styled this! So cute!

    xo Jessi
    www.thedarlingdetail.com

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    1. Thank you so very much Jessi!!! Have a super Thursday!

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  13. Oh I'm loving this maxi dress on you. I love the bright colors and the pattern, you look stunning, what a gorgeous tan! <3.

    Paula
    Thirteen Thoughts

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    1. Thank you Paula, that is so very sweet of you. BTW I Love your blog, you gorgeous gal. xo

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  14. Happy Thursday Andrea! You look stunning, as usual, you look so dang good in bright colors! I love stopping by everyday, you always manage to put a smile on my face! XO - Kim

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    1. The feeling is mutual Kim!!! Love ya ;)

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  15. Cute Maxi!!! Love ho you styled it!! Xo

    ig: @stylemelauren
    www.stylemelauren.com

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    1. Thanks so much Lauren. I hope you have a fabulous Thursday!! xo

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  16. Love that dress!! So summery. I look beautiful~~ xoxo
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    1. Thank you, have a terrific Thursday sweets!!! :)

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  17. Your dress makes me want to go somewhere tropical!! What a beautiful scenery too!

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    1. It was gorgeous. Plan a getaway girl. You'd be Rockin that beach. :-)

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  18. LOVE it! You wear that dress better than the model, too!
    xo

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    1. Katie, you're such a precious gem!! xo

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  19. LOL girl hahaha I have had some crazy dressing room experiences! I even wrote a post about shopping and being prepared for dressing rooms! LOL this post cracked me up but you look KILLER HOT in that dress lady! LOVE it the photos are super too!

    http://www.fashionbeyondforty.com

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    1. You're just the BEST Joely. Thank you, You made me day, you sweet and beautiful lady!!!! xo

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  20. Love the gorgeous dress and the beautiful background! You make me want to go on vacation:) Hope you are having a wonderful week!

    Laura
    www.loveandsapphires.com

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    1. Thank you Laura and may your weekend be fantastic!!!

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  21. Yes, I have had that panic of being trapped in clothing and stuck in a dressing room! Usually I manage, but that feeling of helplessness and a bit of embarrassment is not fun.

    Sincerely,
    Sabrina

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    1. Thsts for sure. Happy weekend beautiful. xo

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  22. Looks like you were on a summer holidays. Lovely, nice flowing maxi dress.
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    1. Thank you beautiful Nancy. I hope you have an amazing weekend!!! xo

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  23. Such a stunning dress!

    God bless,
    XO, Claire
    Http://www.littlemissfashionqueen.blogspot.com

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    1. Well thank you my sweet Claire! I hope you have a fabulous weekend!!

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  24. You look absolutely STUNNING in this dress!!!! LOVE IT!!!!

    xo,
    Shantell

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  25. Wow lady u are gorgeous and so is that dress!

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    1. Thank you my love!! I hope you are enjoying your Saturday and thx for the retweet sweet friend.

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  26. Beautiful post! You look so lovely in this floral dress!

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  27. Beautiful dress and photos! You look gorgeous.
    Thanks for linking up to "How I Styled It" today

    Garay Treasures

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  28. Great dress and you look fabulous.

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  29. That dress is so beautiful! (As are you!) I may just have to snag it!

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  30. That maxi dress is gorgeous and the necklace is perfect with it. I am looking for one like that with a pleated skirt. =)

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  31. I am so glad you stopped by my blog today so I could find you! You are so much fun!! I am also a teacher and a nurse (: Your boys are darling. It looks like we are both raising teens too(: I am in love with this dress and cant wait to see more of your style ! I am in Ohio. Are you close by? Susan

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  32. Hi Andrea!
    I am looking forward to meeting you. Love the print on this , gorgeous colors and you are tan!! Since I am fair I only burn!

    Thank you for linking up with Turning Heads Tuesday!
    jess xx
    www.elegantlydressedandstylish.com

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