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Red, White & Blue

Red, white & blue outfit

Lady Bug purse

Blue maxi dress

Blue maxi dress

Map necklace

Blue maxi dress

Red, White & Blue

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I may be a bit early to this party, but I’m showing off my best patriotic look for this post! Why wait until the Fourth of July?

This dress had been the result of a maxi skirt/dress buying binge I went on before I left for India. We weren’t able to wear anything that went above our knees, and wearing pants in 90+ degree weather seemed like an awful idea. Maxi dresses and skirts were the most comfortable option in my opinion. This was a couple years ago, and at the time, it was nearly impossible to find maxi dresses! I was ecstatic when I found this one on clearance at Maurices. (I’ve linked to two almost identical one at the bottom of the post.) I always feel as though I’m wearing a socially acceptable form of PJs when I wear a maxi skirt or dress – they are just so comfy for summer (or winter in India, haha)!

As for my purse, sorry to show it off again, but I did warn you guys that it was going to be popping up in a lot of outfit photos! Haha. I’m in love with its adorableness, and it’s still on sale! Wahoo.

I also want to point out that the necklace I am wearing is actually a map of the world. How cool is that? My mom had surprised me with it for Christmas and made the earrings I am wearing to match it. She’s what you call.. the best mom in the world!

And if you are wondering where I am in these photos, this is my other favorite photo location in my new home base. The columns I’m next to are actually overlooking The Princeton Battlefield. That battle was a victory for George Washington’s Revolutionary forces over the British – I don’t think I could’ve found a more patriotic location for this post if I tried.

*I’m curious, what are some of your favorite patriotic outfits? And how do you feel about maxi dresses & skirts? (It seems to be a very heated love or hate kind of thing, haha.) Let me know in the comments!

Where to find it:

Dress: Maurice’s (Old. Similar here & here)
Ladybug purse: ModCloth (It’s on sale!)
Map necklace: ModCloth
Earrings: My mom made them!
Wedges: Payless (They come in wide!)
Belt: Taken off a Closet dress


  1. Such a darling look! Love the patriotic feel. You can never go wrong with red, white, and blue! This location is spot on for your post! I used to not like maxi styles because I’m so short and felt they would overwhelm my figure, but recently I tried out a few and fell in love with them! I guess I’m on the maxi train then haha.


    1. Haha! I had never been a big fan of maxi skirts and dresses either. But when I picked up a few for India, I started to realize I was really missing out. 🙂 Thank you, Amanda! And wait, you don’t look short at all in your lovely photos!

  2. Your dress is really pretty, the colour suits you so much 🙂 xx

    Sammie | sammiephotography.blogspot.com

  3. I was literally looking at that same ladybug purse yesterday (but on amazon) and contemplated buying it. I’ve been yearning for some cute novelty purses and that ladybug one might just be something I can’t pass on.
    Looking forward to getting together with you and Kathy one of these days! Enjoy the rest of your weekend!
    Xo Amanda | http://sansscrubs.blogspot.com

    PS- You are absolutely right. That is the perfect patriotic location! 🙂

    1. Definitely buy it! Haha. It’s the best. And it’s on sale on ModCloth’s site right now. 🙂 I’m looking forward to getting together with you and Kathy, as well! And thank you! 🙂

  4. This outfit is gorgeous and you look amazing in the maxi dress! I wish I could wear maxi dresses as well as you do it!
    Beautiful as always

  5. I love that dress–I think I’ve mentioned before that I’ma big fan of stripes! It looks wonderful on you, and that necklace is just perfect!

    I love maxi dresses and skirts. Like you said, they’re so comfortable, plus I feel like they make me look taller. That is, if I can find ones that aren’t too long for my 5’1″ frame!

    1. Thank you so much, Devinne. And yes you did! And clearly I am too, haha. I keep posting stripy outfits ;). I bet that’s hard for you to find one that isn’t too long. I’m about 5’5″ – 5’6″ ish and if I don’t wear heels with this one it’s way too long. Where do you find yours that fit?

      1. Usually Anthropologie has a good selection of petite skirts and dresses. Most of the time, though, I get my clothes hemmed. And if all else fails, I can always find something in the kids’ department at Target!

  6. Hahha yes you should definitely wear this for the Fourth! It looks lovely on you 🙂 And I definitely think that maxi dresses + skirts are a great idea for India! And now you have a whole stash of maxis in your wardrobe now! Nice plus 🙂
    Olivia | Her Name Was Celebration

    1. Thank you so much, Olivia! And that is true – I do have quite the stash of maxis in my wardrobe. Haha. 🙂

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