Fashion Therapy - Maxi Dress Misstep

I'm sick in bed with food poisoning (I think?), so I don't think I'll be getting dressed up today, though I have to go to work at some point. Blah. So I decided to post this outfit from yesterday even though I didn't really end up liking it. I've had the dress for two years and have never worn it, and of course decided to try something new on the day it decided to start raining again. Before the drizzle started though I went tramping around the levee for pictures, which was pretty silly in a maxi dress and flip flops.

blazer - macy's  |  dress - ucsb vendor stall

When I was in college, I was frequently ambushed by the cute shoe and clothing vendors who would set up their little tents near the student center. They sure know how to pick a location! They also accepted credit cards, darn them!

In this photo, the sky really was that color and not a result of my faulty photography skills. My mom said I looked like Nicole Richie, which to me isn't really a compliment. She really has grabbed the long dress thing by the cojones. Good thing I didn't tie a lanyard around my head... I love the peacock feather print though! This dress will now go back into the closet for another few years, or until I get invited to a fancy southern California beach party - ahem, never.

I hope you are all having a fabulously healthy Tuesday!


  1. I think you look lovely- I love a pretty flowy maxi dress, just don't have annnny height to pull it off! Nicole does wear quite a few doesn't she?

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  2. I hope you feel better soon! Get plenty of rest while you can!




  4. Oh dear. I had food poisoning a few months ago and it was one of the most dreadful weeks of my life. I hope it isn't as bad for you. Remember to down lots of fluids!! Feel better soon.

  5. I love this so much! You look so pretty! <3

  6. Yuck! Feel better dear! I just tried on my first maxi dress (being 5'3 I avoided them like the plague) and actually quite liked it. Thanks for the inspiration!

    xoxo Maria

  7. Hey, I hope you feel better soon, as others have said lotsa rest and plenty of fluids and it will pass!! xx

  8. I love your maxi dress! I just bought one but i'm still thinking how to combine it. I think you did a great job! Hope you feel better now, food poisening is awful :(

  9. Maxi dresses are the best, they're so easy to wear and you always end up looking super polish. Fab dress!

  10. Aw, feel better soon - and I think your dress is darling on you. I love the print! And the lush green looks amazzzing.


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