Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Addicted

GET THE LOOK:
c/o Very Jane Dress (option) (option) // Old Navy Vest (option) (option) //Forever 21 Belt (option) // Forever 21 Sandals (option) // c/o Wallis Bag (exact) // Forever 21 Necklace (exact) // Forever 21 Bangles (exact) (exact) // Stella & Dot Bracelet (option) // T+J Designs Watch (exact) // Forever 21 Glasses (option)

I may have a slight problem during the summer months. Actually, let me rephrase that. I am admitting that my problem has turned into a full blown addiction. Addiction to maxi dresses. If you don't believe me, blog posts don't lie in the case of this, that, here and there.

I really do try to mix up my style, but for some reason I keep coming back to my vice of long dresses. To me maxi dresses have been my summer "go to" for the last year or so. I try to steer clear of them when I am out shopping because I already own too many, but my addiction keeps pulling me toward them each and every time.

Places like Very Jane just feed my fire. They asked me to choose something from their site to style and I chose this dress. Yes, out of all the adorable things that Very Jane offers, I picked a maxi dress and didn't think twice about it. I rationalize my behavior with the notion of, "if it isn't broke, why fix it?" These dresses come through for me time and again and I feel like our relationship is pretty tight and solid.

Back on the subject of Very Jane, I hope you don't take this the wrong way, but if you haven't heard of this boutique, daily deal website, you have been living under a rock of sorts. 

Think Groupon + Etsy. They sell everything from clothing and purses to hair accessories, jewelry, and home d├ęcor. They feature new handmade and boutique items every day. Each day they offer between 15-20 deals for up to 75% off! They welcome small business owners the opportunity for greater exposure while providing quality products to customers at a significant discount. 

If Very Jane isn't news to you, you know how addicting this site can be. Yes, today is all about feeding addictions...addictions to style, fashion and shopping. I mean, our bad habits could be so much worse, right?

What style or look do you keep coming back to over and over again? Maybe we could start some sort of online group and support one another.


Shanna

60 comments:

Miranda said...

i love your outfit! you look like you should be on a safari :) a chic safari that is!

Carly said...

That vest. Why did I not buy one? So mad!

Carly
www.lipglossandcrayons.com

prettyanddelectable.com said...

So chic! Love the print on that dress!

Alice Warren said...

I am addicted to wearing Maxi dresses in the summer too! I've not heard of Very Jane before - thank you for sharing! I have been using Groopdealz which is very similar and have stuck to buying mostly jewelry.

Alice
www.happinessatmidlife.com

Silvi said...

Very nice outfit! The print of that dress is so great, if never seen such a dress befor. Greetings, Silvi♥

Nina Piccini said...

I love the look of maxi's but find them too hot in the summer. I do sport them often in the spring months when it's a little cooler though!

this look is great, love the layered utility vest!

xo, Nina
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Susan Jeffries said...

Great outfit Shanna! I don't own a maxi dress yet! Can you believe that?! I need to jump on the band wagon. I love the tribal print on yours. Thanks for the style inspiration! I am addicted to Very Jane too!! Susan

Kimberly said...

I clearly need more maxi dresses in my closet and this outfit is proof! Love the way you styled the vest over it here :)

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Kellyann Rohr said...

I have crawled out from under the rock! Just signed up for daily feeds from Very Jane. Just last night I was thinking the same thing "I am totally addicted to maxi dresses" so great in the hot weather! Love your look!

Britt @ The Magnolia Pair said...

Love very Jane! Do they have an app? I need to search that now! Love this maxi, you look awesome!!

Ashleigh said...

There's nothing wrong with wearing a comfy, easy breezy maxi! Plus, you have so many different ones. Don't worry about it!
-Ash
www.thestylizedwannabe.com

TaraMixandMatch said...

LOVE the print of your dress!

Lauren said...

I'm a pretty big fan of Very Jane! I don't always open the emails for fear of being tempted!

Lauren
Fizz and Frosting

Amy Shaughnessy said...

This is so cute!! Love the vest over it. I'm addicted to my vest lately.

Amy

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Christina Heflin said...

I love this maxi dress, it looks adorable with the vest!

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Rachel said...

Maxi dresses look great on all women I think, they are so versatile! I love the pattern on this one (you can pull off patterns, lucky girl!)

Always Maylee said...

I love this dress and I love it more with the vest. You look so cute! I love maxi dresses too, but most of the time they're too long on me, so I go for the good old regular summer dresses. Lots of them. Between you and I, we have enough dresses to wear a different one every day of the year! :)

xo, Yi-chia
Always Maylee

Michael said...

This outfit is gorgeous! Separately, together, this all works and I love it!

Katie said...

i am addicted to very jane. and to maxi dresses. :) love this outfit!

Shanna said...

You nailed it with this outfit. I can't wait to recreate it with what's in my closet!

pretty little things said...

ohhhh loving that maxi dress! xo

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Sybil@PeaceitallTogether said...

Believe it or not, I do not own a maxi dress and only have one maxi skirt! I know...crazy!! Not sure if I have an addiction, but I have been buying a lot of skirts and dresses for summer. :)

TheTinyHeart said...

I love how you styled the dress with the vest over it! I'm a big fan of maxis but I always have to get them shortened and sometimes I'm impatient :)

-Sharon
The Tiny Heart

SMD @ lifeaccordingtosteph said...

I own ONE maxi! But knee length dresses? Those are my jam. I own 25+ of those!

Sarah said...

Cute outfit, I'm going through a maxi phase too, although it's hard to find ones that will fit me in the length and let's face it, I'm not actually going to take it to the tailor to get hemmed. I have found a few that work pretty well, and I want to wear them all the time. Love that Very Jane site, just what I need, another site to spend my money on! Thanks :)

Shira said...

I love maxi dresses but on my petite frame, it isn't always easy to find ones that fit well....but you always look fab in them and the print here is so pretty!

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Kayla Gilbert said...

I saw that dress on Very Jane and absolutely loved it! It looks so great on you! I'm totally addicted to them as well & GroopDealz.. have you ever been on their site?

Kayla
www.lovelucygirl.com

Helene said...

I love very jane! and maxis! They are just so easy to dress up or down and they are so comfortable- you can't go wrong!

Jamie said...

I too own an embarrassingly large number of maxi dresses. And I keep buying them. I totally get the addiction!!!

allthatglitters810 said...

So cute! Love the black and white! Are you going to be going to the Texas Style Council conference?

xox Megan

Cece said...

I still haven't gotten a maxi and I better do it before summer is over and I can't find them anymore. Sometimes the patterns are so crazy!! I'm going to try target. Love the layering with the vest. I have a hard time with vests because I'm always, always cold and I'd need to put a sweater over it at some point and then it wouldn't look as cute.

Lauren said...

Ahh I've been absolutely loving maxi dresses this summer too! I feel like they are good for spring and fall - so really it's a good investment :P Now your maxi - it is stunning!! xo

Angela said...

That dress is to die for! I love it paired with the vest too! Thanks for a great outfit idea!!
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Ruthie Hart said...

yup... Very Jane= addicting!! I love their products and this dress looks fantastic on you!

Allison said...

Loving the dress with the vest. And that belt is too cute!!!

Misty said...

I've ordered from VeryJane once. The item didn't come. The item was being shipped from a 3rd party and VeryJane gave me a refund. But it took forever! :(

Lisette H said...

Oooh I LOVE the print of this dress Shana! Awesome!

fleurani said...

Love that safarian vibe ensemble Shanna. I am loving my vest and adding it to nearly everything in my wardrobe right now :-)

Ani
www.fleurani.blogspot.de

Ashley said...

Oh yes. I'm an addict to! Love this maxi dress!

Tara Illy said...

Love this look and going to check out Mary Jane right now! :)

Tara Illy said...

Love this look and going to check out Mary Jane right now! :)

Tara Illy said...

Love this look and going to check out Mary Jane right now! :)

Hallie @ Life:Oceanside said...

looove that dress!

Katrine said...

Oh my goodness! You are SO adorable! I LOVE the necklace <3

Katrine :)
thegentleflower.blogspot.com

Christy said...

I absolutely love the pattern of that maxi dres! it's so gorgeous. Thanks for introducing very Jane!
Christy
Sunny with A Side of...

cayli johnson said...

Stinking cute dress I love it! Love your style! New follower. Hope you stop by check me out and follow back :)

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Brianne Bracco said...

Very Jane, Sassy Steal, and Groop Dealz are checked DAILY! hahaha..addicted! Love love love how you paired the vest with the dress girly...Fabulous! :)

Head to Toe Chic said...

Such a gorgeous maxi dress!!! I love it with your vest! i definitely need to check out Very Jane :)

xo,
Angela

Sheaffer {Pinterest Told Me To} said...

Okay......so I don't own any maxi dresses! I KNOW! THE SHAME!!!! I did try several on today and am featuring them on Friday.
You look great in them, so it's a natural for you to wear them all the time!!!
xoxo,
Sheaffer :)

Ashley said...

I'm suffering from a maxi addiction as well! I swear they're the best this year and only keep getting better!

Rach @ This Italian Family said...

Maxi dresses don't look quite right on me. I'm 5'8 so not crazy tall, but something about my height makes the dresses look just a bit short on me. So I have yet to find one that I really just love, but it's okay 'cause I really love the shorter styles too. :) This dress looks great on you!

Carylee said...

I love the print of this dress! And I am totally a maxi skirt/dress addict as well. I've been consciously limiting myself to one a week. haha! It's just so easy, and girly, but without having to shave your legs :)
-Carylee
morepom.blogspot.com

Stesha said...

When I come visit can I borrow all your clothes please?!

xxS

Stesha said...

When I come visit can I borrow all your clothes please?!

xxS

Kym said...

Ok. I love this, I'm pinning this, you completely rock this look. Thanks for the inspiration to put a vest over one of my maxi dresses!!
xo
Kym
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Jordan Shaner said...

Love that maxi dress! I totally have an addiction to maxis as well but sometimes it's way too hard to find maxis that are long enough! Great outfit!

xox

Jordan

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jenn~the stylish housewife said...

LOL! I also just shared that maxi dresses are my FAVE mom uniform!!! And this one is GORGEOUS! LOVE the print! Lookin good girl!

XOXO, Jenn
The Stylish Housewife

Kristin said...

That's such a cute dress, I'm addicted to maxi's too, I wish I could wear them to work everyday!!!

FitTravelerAJ said...

I ADORE maxi dresses! Cute, casual, fun, and you don't have to shave your legs! ;-) You look ready for a stylish safari in this look!

-AJ
FitTravelerAJ.com

Kiki said...

I am obsessed with this! I love the twist that it! you inspire me on a daily basis!!!
XO

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