Friday, August 5, 2011

Friday’s Fancies | Bachelorette-Inspired Maxi

Okay, so I know many fellow bloggers and some friends of mine don’t particularly care for Ashley the Bachelorette. I, personally, do kind of like her and have taken a real liking to her style this past season. Well, most outfits at least. One of those outfits was the one she wore on a date with cute, little Constantine.

Not only was it a maxi dress, but it was tri-colored tie-dye. Not hippie tie-dye, but instead a more modern, block tie-dye. It was fun and comfy looking and paired perfectly with a nice belt. She looked fabulous. So, in honor of our newly-engaged bachelorette I’m linking up with the talented {av} over at {long distance loving} to show you the maxi outfit I’ve come up with!

Totally Tie-Dye
 


Tye dye dress, $126
Kat Maconie sandals, $150
FOSSIL satchel bag, $208
Chan luu jewelry, $195
Lucky Brand peacock jewelry, $35
Linda Farrow quilted shades, $353
Yves Saint Laurent Pure Chromatics Wet and Dry Eye Shadow - 20, $48

I’m actually pretty surprised that I was able to find a maxi dress so similar to Ashley’s. Though the colors are different, the material and shape seem to be about the same – a little blousy at the top but fitted enough to not be “baggy.” I also love the sleek back of the dress! The dress I chose comes with a fabric belted waist but I’m sure, if you wanted to, you could replace it with a thicker, more substantial belt like the one Ashley is wearing.

I kept the accessories pretty neutral to bring out the nice cream tones in the dress. I picked some modern Roman sandals to keep the look casual but classy. The satchel bag can be worn either across the body or perched on the elbow {my favorite way to carry handbags!} I love the feel of the stacked beading in the bracelet – organic and stylish. Lastly, I adore earrings like the ones I’ve included. I am just loving leaf-like shapes and patterns along with the use of different metals.

This outfit would be great either for a day out and about in the Summer sun or perhaps even on a nice beach date as Ashley so stylishly showed us!

What do you think about the tie-dye maxi dress? Are you digging it or do you think it’s something that should be left in the hippie days? :)

18 comments:

ashlyn said...

lovin' that maxi dress, i don't think it is too hippy. i just think it can be hard to wear a maxi dress especially in this terrible heat {ewww}. but i adore Ashley too :] {despite what some may think} -- she is adorable!

CMae said...

I say Leave it for the Hippies!

Bay Park Dream said...

I'm all about the hippie inspired look.. as long as the hippiness is balanced out with some modern, girly pieces. It looks like you were able to balance out hippy and girly with the accessories you picked :)
I really like the whole look

~Tammy
www.bayparkdream.blogspot.com

Marian said...

Love it! I'm a fan of the tie-dye...and the accessories are perfect!

Stephanie said...

What fun earrings! The tie-dye maxi is great! I love the belt!

Shane Prather said...

I love the dress and everything you put together! Yeah, Ashley may have worn some short dresses on the show but I loved her style too :)

Katie said...

I love tie-dye :) That bag is an amazing find! xo

Brunette & Blessed said...

love this!

Cait said...

ahh adore tie-dye! great outfit Chelsey!

Sara L. said...

Cute outfit! I really like Maxi dresses, but I feel like I'm too short to pull them off.

Camylla Leonardi said...

love the tie dye dress! so adorable!

Lots of love
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Emily Marie said...

I love that maxi-dress! I agree, she looked fabulous in it. I like how she wore a belt with it. I just bought a maxi dress and am super excited to wear it this weekend :)

Katie said...

I LOVED that dress she wore and immediately wanted it!! I'm not a huge fan of hers, but I do love her wardrobe ;)

Drew {Coral Cafe} said...

LOVE IT!! My sister and I oohed and aahhed over her dress!!

Meg {henninglove} said...

i totally agree with you on the bachelorette boring and yawn! i love the neutrals you picked with maxi dress and i prefer you outfit over ashley's!

Mrs. T said...

Love all of those pics!
No comments on the bachelorette as I don't have TV...

Lindsey said...

Love her style and would literally kill for her body. She did annoy me at times, but I started to like her more at the end. Her clothes were to die all season though. The outfit you picked out is perfecto! GIVE ME!

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