Well happy Friday! Do you have plans for the weekend? We’re going hiking, but other than that, the weekend will be pretty chill. Maybe I’ll convince James to take me out to dinner so I can wear today’s featured dress. Well, honestly I already wore this beautiful princess blue maxi dress when he and I went out for a little celebration dinner Wednesday night. But,hey, I’m ready to wear it again! See what you think.
I’ve been so tempted to call this The Blogger Dress because I’ve seen it on so many bloggers. Ha! Well, like you, I follow style bloggers, too. And after seeing this dress several times I decided to take the plunge and order one. But I hadn’t seen anyone wear this gorgeous princess blue version. Oh my! Why not??
Truthfully, after seeing this dress on so many beautiful women, I was a little afraid that it wouldn’t work for me. But, y’all. This dress is extremely forgiving and flattering…with little effort. I have my share of lumps and bumps. He he! But with just my usual Spanx Power Short, I feel pretty confident in this maxi.
The fabric is 96% rayon, 4% spandex and has a luxurious heft. It’s silky soft on the skin and wears like a dream.
Beware that the maxi dress does run slightly large. I’m wearing the small, and it’s plenty roomy with lots of give. Also, keep in mind that I’m 5’8″ and the dress hits me just at the ankle. But I’ve seen in the reviews that some women just roll the dress up a bit at the waist with no problem. And if you are shorter but wear heels, you’re definitely covered.
The maxi is also available in red jalapeno, black (looks like it’s down to only x-large) and heather grey and black stripe or navy and white stripe. The listing says it comes in petite sizes, but I don’t see any petite sizes listed, so I think that’s a mistake.
This dress is also available in plus sizes. So everybody gets one! You get one, you get one and you get one!
I’ve never chosen to wear gold metallic shoes and carry a gold handbag at the same time, but that combination just seemed right with this dress. Because I’m swathed in blue, shoulders to ankles, I think it looks beautiful to just wear all gold accessories.
But as stunning as this princess blue dress is with all gold, you could absolutely dress it down with nude or brown wedge sandals and a brown tote. Then it would be beautifully appropriate for brunch or lunch with the gals. And wouldn’t this dress be great to pack for dinner out on your vacation? (It was barely wrinkled at all when it arrived at my house, and I didn’t even have to steam it.)
Unfortunately none of my gold accessories, except for my gold bangle, are available. But I do have these gold sandals in pale pink (of course I do!), so I can vouch for them. Otherwise, I’ve included some nice options in the shopping widget below. Oh, and metallic sandals are definitely in again this spring and summer!
Yep. I’m definitely going to have to get James to take me out again. This dress was just too fun to wear!
What about you? Do you have a maxi dress? This is my first one! But I’m loving it. Let me know if you have any questions.
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Blessed for My Day
I’m guilty of not praying for our nation’s leaders nearly often enough. Oh, sure, like most people, I complain about them. But I rarely truly stand in the gap for them in intercessory prayer.
But it’s not only our nation’s leaders who need prayer. Anyone who is in a place of authority needs more prayer and less criticism. It’s not easy to lead, especially with any kind of integrity and consistency. So today let’s all take a moment to pray for the men and women in authority over us – our government leaders, our supervisors or managers at work, our pastors, our husbands. And when we catch ourselves muttering under our breath about their leadership, let’s pause and pray instead.
First of all, then, I urge that petitions, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for everyone, for kings and all those who are in authority, so that we may lead a tranquil and quiet life in all godliness and dignity. ~ 1 Timothy 2:1-2