Thursday, 5 June 2014

Workin' the Maxi

Last night it poured rain and today I work up to gray skies and drizzle...
Sky in photo is brighter than it appeared.

I had two choices: wear pants or wear a warm dress.  I think the answer is obvious and I turned to the 9 in 6 Style Challenge for inspiration...

Wear a Maxi Dress to Work
Accessories from my closet including the necklace from my Splurge Sorority "Fave Things" party

I recently had this dress hemmed.  It was just a little too long to be practical for... wearing.  I'm simply too old to act cool and nonchalant while tripping over my dress.  I already pushed my luck once wearing it to work at the longer length and it wasn't exactly a rousing success, so I thought I'd give this dress another try.  I turned to Pinterest for some quick style inspiration...
Originally pinned from emily style

This was but one example, and it seemed the general style formula for wearing maxi dresses to work is:
  • choose a maxi dress you like
  • add a blazer
  • add some professional looking shoes and accessories
Seems pretty easy to me.  Except if you follow me on Instagram you know I had some blazer indecisiveness.  I finally decided that because the dress is a bold colour (right in the radiant orchid spectrum!), it would be best paired with default black.
That's my "I'm a very serious professional" look.
I held that for all of about 2 seconds.  You can't be too serious when you work in pediatrics.

My verdict on this work maxi look: success!  The simple accessories and closed-toed shoes added some professional cred, and the blazer hemline hit me in the right spot.
If you're looking for simple successful style, give your maxis a work-go by following that style formula!  Be sure to snap a selfie and tag me @VVBoutiqueStyle and/or use #9in6Style - not only will you look great, but you'll be entered to win a $20 credit on the Sister Thrifters site.  (Right now there's an AMAZING vintage Ungaro dress.)  What do you say - would YOU wear a maxi dress to work?


  1. love, love, love maxi dresses!! :) i approve! ;)

    1. Thanks Kim! I think I still prefer them casual but nice to know there is a way to wear for work! YOU look beautiful in maxis!


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