The Maxi

The weather hovered above a high of 80 degrees much of the weekend and happily found me getting my vitamin D fix at Elysian Park one day for a birthday together and at the beach the next. As I took in the sunshine-filled weekend, I noticed a popular trend among us ladies and found myself fondly smiling at the return of the maxi dress. Stylish, comfortable, and available at any price point; long airy dresses are perfection to have in your collection as the temperature rises. It’s also a very versatile piece. Grab an over-sized handbag and your favorite sunnies during the day; and throw on a jean jacket or sweater for chillier evenings. If you’re on the shorter side you might need wedges to give you a boost in height (so you’re not tripping over the dress), but if you’re tall like me – I’m a huge fan of show-stopping flat sandals (and a fresh pedicure).

Suffice to say, I was so inspired by the return of the maxi this weekend, that Sunday found me at Diane’s in Manhattan Beach, taking home 2 new dresses, and even better, they were on sale!

In salute to the maxi, here are a few closet cravings to feast your eyes on. I added #1 to my closet this weekend!


1. Diane’s Beachwear // Halter Maxi Wrap Dress // $28.00

2. JCPenny // Print Maxi Dress // $40.00

3. Macy’s // INC International Concepts Dress, Halter Paisley-Print Maxi // $99.50

4. ShopBop // Monrow Granite Jersey Maxi Dress // $68.60 (on sale!)