I love a good maxi dress. It’s basically the yoga pants of dresses in my books. However, when it’s not 90+ degrees out in blazing Florida, sometimes I feel a little bit too exposed with them on. You know what I mean? Just a lot of upper body skin going on, especially when dining out. Where you raised with the “shoulders must be covered at restaurants/church/outings” mentality? It still does ring true for me. Why I always have a light cardigan in my car to cover the shoulders. The other day, Mark and I headed over to our favorite brunch spot Roux and I really wanted to wear my new Joie maxi that I got at a major discount……like 70% off retail. Even though the temps are warming up, it still isn’t full maxi dress only weather yet. Well, here is one of my favorite styling techniques. Take that favorite neutral button down, mine is this chambray top (under $50!) and knot that bad boy right over the top of it. Voila, how to transition that Summery maxi for the Spring and keep the etiquette police happy by covering those shoulders indoors. I added a simple pendant drop necklace, my favorite Tory Burch Miller sandals and this Tory Burch satchel bag. Limited quantities here but similar here. Such a great bag, fits my blogging camera and has a cross body strap.
Maxi Dress || Joie on major sale here (TTS, I’m wearing a small)
Chambray top || Nordstrom here steal under $25 here
Total weekend chic wear right? Make sure to check back at noon for the announcement of the finalists of the SHOPBOP giftcards. The first ones to email me back will be the winners! Also, make sure to check my post yesterday for your complete SHOPBOP Friends & Family 2016 shopping guide! What do you have your eye on?