Printed Maxi

Dress: H&M, Shoes: c/o Truth or Dare by Madonna, Bag: Rebecca Minkoff, Bracelets: c/o Stella & Dot, Watch: Michael Kors, Sunglasses: Ray-Ban

This is the first maxi dress I've ever purchased - I've been a long time admirer, but never found one that felt quite right on me. I very randomly stumbled upon this one and couldn't resist... I'm always a fan of black & white prints, and the flattering neckline and faux leather piping won me over! 

I think one of my biggest issues with maxi dresses is what shoes to wear with them - even though I'm not particularly tall at 5'6, I find many maxi dresses too short, thus eliminating the possibility of wedges or heeled sandals. Ballet flats didn't seem to work, so when I received these gorgeous sandals I knew they'd work with this dress! They fit me so well (note: if you're looking to buy these, I have a narrow foot and slim ankle and these fit absolutely perfectly!) and I, of course, am smitten over the gold detailing! 

We had the most gorgeously hot weekend - you can only slightly see my sunburn in these photos, but let me tell you, my shoulders are crispy. Not good, but it was just one of those weekends that you wanted to maximize every minute outside! Beauuuutiful! I hope you all had lovely weekends!

Oh! And be sure to check back tomorrow for a closer look at my bracelet stack & an amazing giveaway! Wee!


  1. cute pics;DD

    i invite to me too


  2. love, LOVE this maxi!

    It's so funny. I'm the same way. I admire maxis, lust after them and try them on constantly but I have yet to purchase one! 1. same as you - the footwear tends to stump me. 2. I suppose you felt this way too - most are too short! I want it to graze just above the ground - most sit above my ankles. in any case, you have given me hope that one day I will find one to call my own!

  3. Yay, you've posted the maxi! I've been waiting to see this on you for a bit and I LOVE it! It really does go great with those sandals as well! And are those the new Ray-Bans? They are perfect on you! Love how dark the lens is!

    Bold Subtlety

  4. This is such a darling dress on you girl! The fit and the colours suit you so well :)
    xx Krys

  5. I adore maxi dresses. The first time I wore one I remember feeling so strange and now I couldn't live without them. This one looks great on you! xo

  6. Love this on you, and now want to purchase for myself! Ah! The colours are perfect & I love the neckline. The thing I love about maxis is that they can be dressed up or down so easily. I can see this dress being perfect for lounging on a beach, or dressed up with jewelry for a party. Love it Kate!

  7. This dress is so interesting Kate... love it!

    Chelsea & The City

  8. Finding a good maxi is so key! This one looks great on you.

    xx, Bubbly in Brooklyn

  9. That maxi dress is beautiful. Looks great on you.


  10. Love the maxi dress!!
    xo Emma

  11. You look absolutely stunning! I only wish I could wear a beautiful maxi like this. I agree that it's tough to find one that feels right... Seems like you've found the perfect one though my dear ;) Have a lovely week!

    Xo Chelle

  12. Love this maxi dress, it looks amazing on you!


    Five Minute Style 

  13. I know how you feel with the maxi dress dilemma! I'm just a little shorter than you at 5'5 and they are always way too long on me but I've become to know what works and what doesn't! Love this one on you! x

  14. The shoes are pretty fabulous! I have the same problem with maxi dresses- I usually stick to a sandal too!
    xo, elle from Living in Color.

  15. Such a cute dress!! I have the reverse prob with maxis... I'm 5'2 and they pool at my feat even with heels!

  16. Such a great dress....loving that halter neck line too!

  17. I have the opposite problem - most maxi dresses are too long and require heels. Which is okay BUT sometimes I don't want to wear heels, ya know? I saw this at H&M and now regret not buying it. LOVE it on you. Such a pretty black and white zebra print xo

  18. Aww you look so lovely Kate! I agree - a good maxi dress is hard to find and stumbling across a good one is like finding gold! Those sandals are so you so well... can't wait to see how else you style them this summer!


    p.s. Can't wait to see your photos from Toronto... wish I were going so we could hang again! Come visit Vancouver soon!

  19. You look so pretty! My issue with maxi dresses is I often feel sooo dressed up when I wear them. I need to figure out how to feel more casual. I really love the cut of your dress, it looks gorgeous on you!

    I hope you're well xo


  20. Love. The black and white is so chic!

  21. Those sandals are gorgeous! I always imagine maxis to be simple and casual, especially during the day, in which case I like to wear flats, but at only 5'2" maxis are anything, but simple!