Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Bohemian Chic



If you follow me on Instagram, you recently saw glimpses from my wonderful relaxing vacation in Mexico. My husband and I stayed at a fabulous adults only ocean-side resort, in a quiet part of the city. I spent most days basking out in the sun, eating and drinking to my heart’s content. Despite my mega relaxed frame of mind, I did manage to get a few shots of several resort style ensembles. Now whether or not each look will actually make it to the blog is a whole other story…and of course remains to be seen-LOL!


 
Today’s post features a look that I wore to breakfast one morning, and on a leisurely stroll throughout the resort grounds. When it comes to resort style, a maxi dress truly is a no brainer. It’s easily packed, highly versatile, and simply styled.



To be honest, as I believe I have mentioned before, maxi dresses are not my favorite style of dress. In fact, for some time I shied away from wearing them altogether. Generally speaking, I do not find maxi numbers to be flattering on my frame. Despite the current banter of ‘wear whatever’ – that is not and never will be my personal style mantra. I like to wear items that look good to me (personally), and in turn make me feel good. That being said, there are several maxi dresses and or skirts that have made their way into my heart and wardrobe. See examples here, here, and here. This dress won me over because of its captivating shade of hot pink, and fantastic flow of the fabric.


For me, the key to wearing a plus size maxi dress is the cut and flow. I like the way this one cuts in around my waist area, and then gently flows outward. The fabric although beautiful is a bit thin for my taste - wearing shape wear underneath provided a smooth silhouette.
 

My floral headband is a product of one of the easiest DIYs that I’ve ever done. I cut the flowers off of some old stems from Pier One, then used a hot glue gun to glue them to a plain black elastic headband, about 1 inch apart and wa-lah, bohemian chic done the easy way!

Floral headband: DIY (also worn here)| Necklace: Nordstrom| Dress: Cynthia Rowley| Clutch: Vintage

11 comments:

  1. I love, love this outfit on you and the smiles let us know you are having big Fun in this photo. I love maxis on vacation because they are easy to wear and travel well. Happy 2016 to you & the Hubs. I am so glad we met here on blogland! Much Luv. . .

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    1. Thanks Neti! Spoken as a true world class traveler! Maxis are mega easy for traveling too and from, plus lounging about here and there. So happy we met! Looking forward to more shared experiences during this year :)
      XO

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  2. Radiant look. You're positively glowing.

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    1. Thank you very much Robin!!! Down time is good for the soul!

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  3. The hot pink looks fabulous on you..and the flowers in your hair..shades of Frida Kahlo!

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    1. Thank you very much! Another friend of mine shared that she loves this color on me and that I should wear it more often :)

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  4. Sorry to be annoying but....I'm in Sydney, Australia and I WANT THAT DRESS!!! I've had a bit of a google, any suggestions for a website I might find it? Cheers.

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    1. Hi Debra! This dress is by designer Cynthia Rowley- you can find her designs online on her website, or try lordandtaylor.com, Nordstrom.com, even amazon.com carries some of her styles. Also try using google: "Cynthia Rowley maxi Dress". I hope that helps!

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    2. Hi Joi, Thanks so much for getting back to me. I've tried all of the above and a million more. This dress is an ENIGMA!! Perhaps it's only available in store and not online anywhere. If anyone comes across it please give me a yell.
      Cheers

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    3. Hi Joi, I emailed the Cynthia Rowley company (email below). Is it possible you got your labels mixed up and this dress is another brand?
      Hi Debra,
      Unfortunately, this is not a style that we recognize. We're sorry for this disappointing news. For our current collection, please shop our website!
      http://www.cynthiarowley.com/
      Best,
      Ali
      I hope you got your brands mixed up , because maybe I do have a chance of finding this dress. :)
      Cheers
      Debra

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    4. Hi Debra, I just double checked the label to be 100% sure! It is "Cynthia Rowley", US size "M", made in Indonesia. It is RN # 59478, and QC 14. 92% rayon, and 8% spandex. I hope this helps!!! I'm not sure what year it came out, as I've had it for over a year. If you'd like me to send you a few pictures that you can email the manufacturer, I am happy to do it. Just send me your email address :)

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