Dressed for: Great Lengths

Already Pretty outfit featuring Karen Kane tie dye maxi dress, black cardigan, bib necklace, Marc by Marc Jacobs turnlock bag, Nixon Kensington watch, wrap bracelet

Black cardigan- Banana Republic (no longer available) – similar
Tie dye maxi dress courtesy Karen Kane
Boots – LOFT via yoox.com
Bag, Marc by Marc Jacobs via eBay – more turnlock bags
Bracelet, self-made using this tutorial
Watch – Nixon Kensington
Bib necklace via eBaysimilar shape/size
Earrings, courtesy Metalicious – enter the giveaway!

I’m unconvinced that tights weather has abandoned the Midwest for the season. Since we frequently have snow in May, I just can’t believe that spring is here to stay. Did that rhyme? Wow. Bonus.

Nevertheless, our recent warm spell has me implementing a tried-and-true warm weather trick: When my legs are hairy in the extreme and I don’t have time to shave, I haul out a maxi dress or skirt. Less itchy than pants yet effectively conceals my gams. This marvelously comfortable jersey knit dress was a great choice for a day of writing, erranding, and project planning.

On the fence about ankle-length skirts? Check out this recent post about how to make peace with maxis!

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  • Oh lord.. was a I supposed to be conflicted about maxi dresses?? I love mine. They are OH so forgiving when mid cycle weight is killing me… sweet and sexy.. win-win!

    Maddie

  • spacegeek

    Cute outfit! Q: do you wear shapewear under outfits like the one you posted? I am often self conscious about “extra jiggle” when I’m wearing skirts like this. But then, shapewear underneath would completely reduce the ease and comfort afforded by maxi skirts/dresses! What say you?

    • Sal

      I jiggled TONS wearing this! But shape wear totally cancels all the comfy, so I’m willing to just deal 😉

  • D

    Oooh this dress is awesome- I love the color combo, and I’ll bet that it is super comfortable! It looks great with that cardigan.

  • love the whole outfit. i’ve never worn a maxi dress…don’t know if i can pull it off!

  • Mara

    YOWZA! This is amazing and you look stunning

  • You look darling.

  • Lindy Katherine

    One of your best looks ever! Love the aqua and black together for the start of spring.

  • Love the color of this, and also your hair is looking awesome.

  • That blue is so nice and spring-y!

  • Kate K

    Okay, ridiculous fangirl moment: I have the same cardigan!!!

    Also, you look fab 🙂

  • That Karen Kane dress is gorgeous. I’m always surprised to see the funky dresses that come from that brand.

    I kind of don’t know how to get dressed lately. I know most people are getting a warm snap, but here in the South it’s probably going to stay warm. It’s weird to already be dressing for summer-like days.

  • Justyn

    I love this dress, Sally!!! It looks beautiful on you!

  • Sal, thank you for writing about how you choose maxi skirts and dresses on days that you want to conceal leg hair. I’ve come to depend upon your blog for honesty and great style advice. This article is a wonderful example of both.

  • I love this dress. Blue is such a great colour!!!

  • That dress is gorgeous! And I love the addition of the addition of the cardigan to keep it from getting too summery in early spring!

  • Oh, that dress is lovely. And Karen Kane, too — I’ll bet it’s made of that same soft, bouncy fabric as the dress you gave me.