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The Lust List: Floral Maxis

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Maxi dresses, yay or nay? I used to be crazy for maxi dresses, but then I discovered they were “girl cute” not “guy cute.” Most of my male friends and those informally polled put maxi dresses decidedly in the category of “meh.” While they weren’t man-repelling, they certainly aren’t man-attracting.

Fortunately, I am no longer a overly eager 25-year-old and I dress for myself. In other words, damn the patriarchy and I’ll wear what I want.

Beltaine Floral Maxi Dress from Bloomingdale’s | Joie Suede Booties (Similar here & here) | RM Williams Burgundy Felt Hat (Similar here) | Starfish Project Blue Tassel Earrings | Clare V Navy Alistair Bag 

Case in point: this dark floral, chiffon maxi dress. When I first put it on, I was swimming in the thing—I felt like Sarah Jessica Parker in Hocus Pocus, or simply like I was wearing a floral trashbag. Not so chic.

 

Beltaine Floral Maxi Dress from Bloomingdale’s | Joie Suede Booties (Similar here & here) | RM Williams Burgundy Felt Hat (Similar here) | Starfish Project Blue Tassel Earrings | Clare V Navy Alistair Bag 

But, a few knots around the waist and a touch of accessories, and I was in love. This loose yet flattering long-sleeve maxi is the perfect transitional dress from winter to spring—it’s dark enough to work for winter, but the florals and light texture make it springy, too.

Beltaine Floral Maxi Dress from Bloomingdale’s | Joie Suede Booties (Similar here & here) | RM Williams Burgundy Felt Hat (Similar here) | Starfish Project Blue Tassel Earrings | Clare V Navy Alistair Bag 

I went with a Boho chic look for this particular ensemble—suede booties for a Western vibe, with a floppy hat, and a leather shoulder bag.

My earrings are from Starfish Project, an online jewelry boutique that reinvests 100 percent of the proceeds to help exploited women and girls by helping them develop careers, earn a living, and find freedom. In addition to this spectacular mission, the jewelry is affordable, adorable, and the shipping is quick and easy.

Beltaine Floral Maxi Dress from Bloomingdale’s | Joie Suede Booties (Similar here & here) | RM Williams Burgundy Felt Hat (Similar here) | Starfish Project Blue Tassel Earrings | Clare V Navy Alistair Bag 

Shop this outfit and my favorite floral maxi dresses, at a variety of price points, below.


These images were photographed at the Apollo apartments by Reema Desai Photo. 

Author: Cori Sue

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