OOTD :: of maximizing professionalism




Maxi dresses are so difficult.

I know they’re essentially summer wear, so I’m not bemoaning that. No, that I can overcome. How do you make a maxi dress professional? Why, throw on a blazer, of course. And if it’s a blazer with nifty details like brash, gold buttons and and a tuxedo collar, then so much the better. And if still in doubt, how about tossing in a pair of snakeskin oxfords into the mix? They’re sure to up your professionalism ante and keep your footsies happy as well.

So, no. Not complaining about being seasonally inappropriate. What bothers me to no end about maxi dresses is that there are only so many poses you can do in them without looking derivative of yourself. I think it’s the hidden legs thing; you can’t see what the legs are doing so there doesn’t seem much variety in the photos. And there’s only so many things I can do with my arms without looking like a tool.

Yeah, love the wearing of maxis; hate the photographing of them. Especially indoors where I don’t even get the benefit of a stray breeze or three to liven it up.

Ah, well. C’est la vie. Can’t wait for fall/winter (same thing in SoCal) so I can go back to being authentically happy in my pics instead of just faking it.

P.S. We’re gonna pretend that some of those flowers are hibiscus, ok?

:: Just the facts, ma’am ::
Dress – Old Navy
Blazer – The Webster for Target
Shoes – Naturalizer

:: Linking ::
52 Pick-me-up @ SpyGirl
Sophisticated Style @ Fashionably Employed


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7 thoughts on “OOTD :: of maximizing professionalism

  1. jenortega says:

    You reminded me that I loved my legs being covered at my wedding! There is something about this that I find very freeing! You should wear this dress next time we have twin day…I’ll wear my blouse that is like it!

  2. Patti says:

    Girlfriend, I can see why you don’t need to shop for a while – you have a fabulous collection of clothes! Love this look and those v. cool oxfords. xox

    • mtsedwards says:

      Awww, thanks! But I do feel weird repeating my stuff. I guess if I just think of it as “remixing”, then it’ll feel less repetitive, right?

  3. Hahaha. I always like taking pictures of maxis because I don’t have to worry about what my legs are doing. I like your choice of oxfords with the maxi dress. Once sandal weather is over, I struggle with shoe choice when it comes to maxi dresses and skirts.

    • mtsedwards says:

      The choice of oxfords was inspired on my part and brought on by the crispness and severity of the nautical blazer. I wouldn’t have thought of it otherwise. I’ve yet to try boots – ankle, knee or otherwise – with maxi skirts; I don’t think they’d work as well, though, because that’s just too much skin covered.

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