Tuesday, April 12, 2011

EBEW - Maxi Skirt

Today is Every Body Every Wear's Maxi Skirt Day!

So, I had 2 other choices in the maxi skirt area, one was my old black banan republic one that i have worn a few times already, the other was the new sheer animal print maxi. I would have loved to debut the animal print one but it was too light for today's weather. Plus I had not worn this skirt ever since starting this blog so why not? It is again another super super old piece from my closet. I wore this so  much to work with sweaters and blouses back in the day. Then the maxi went out of style but I kept it in the kids' closets waiting for it come back in fashion again.

The sage green top is a  new purchase couple months ago from J Crew's clearence section. I already saw two other bloggers wearing this and got some different styling ideas. I was torn between wearing a rusty red top or this one but went with this to be more earthy. The utility shirt which I always wear as a jacket since it is a thick fabric is something I wore last spring/summer all the time. Another sale rack purchase.

I do like the outfit but it is something I would have worn before blogging. Everything kind of matches and goes together. There is no interesting or eye catching aspect to it but oh well. I did attemp that by adding the coral accessories and the rugged boots but still all very matchy.

Maxi Skirt - Ann Taylor
Green top - J Crew
Utility Shirt (worn like a Jacket) - Gap
Boots - Steve Madden
Necklace - Charlotte Russe
Bangle set - Ruche.com
Belt - Forever 21

To see everyone else strutting their beautiful Maxi Skirts click here!

Today's Activities: Rough morning. My husband has been calling in everyday to see if he should report for this federal jury duty he got assigned and finally they called him today. He had to be there at 7:45 am so left the house before the kids were even up, which meant I had to get up earlier to take care of them. Plus I had to shower and put away laundry AND stuff candy in mini bags in easter eggs for our preschool class egg hunt. Of course don't forget the photo shoot for the blog. Amazingly we arrived at the park only 20 minutes late which is totally cool as most people arrive 45 minutes late. It is a long class all outdoors! The class meets at a different park every week all round the city. Today's park happenned to be very close to us and right by the water which is usually great cause of beautiful views but today was overcast and cold so I was freezing. The kids of course could care less as they run around. They had their easter egg hunt and enjoyed the mini candies that came inside their 6 plastic eggs. They napped hard.

I got my yesstyle.com order in the mail today. I have been so nervous as the merchandise comes from Hong Kong! I found the website through Mellow Mayoness's blog. I was amazed at the variety of the prettiest schiffon floral dresses (totally this spring's trend) at prices under $25! I read carefully and the shipping was cheap and only 3 days! But it takes them 7 days to ship so still 10 days which is not bad. I also checked to make sure if I wanted to return it would go to a U.S. adress and it did. So far so good.
But it was still risky as none of the dresses have sizes. They are just kind of  'one size'! I have been to bazaars at Hong Kong and I remember how absolutely tiny the Chinese women on the streets were and hence the clothes were also that tiny. I was worried but it all worked out. They all fit. They are all lined and beautiful. I only had one disappointment as the 'red' dress I ordered was more 'burgandy' but that is OK. So of course that all turned into a 45 minute outfit creation session where I created 4 outfits with this one dark grey tutu dress I purchased. I know, A grown woman in her 30s should not own tutu skirted dresses (and I own 3). But I don't care. I just love them so much. So you will have to wait and see and let me know if it looks ridicilous. :)

Heading to indoor play area in the afternoon then ordering pick-up-stix which my best friend will pick up and join us for dinner and hanging out after the kids go to bed.

Here is the group of kids waiting for the OK to collec their eggs...For this age group they are not hidden but out in the open...

The baskets kids made out of paper bags which was the art project of the day...

Here is my daughter taking off and collecting...Notice the view in the background.

Kids posing in the wind... 


  1. Hi! I just discovered your blog and love to meet other mommy fashion bloggers! I love what you did with the maxi skirt - very stylish! Thanks for the post!

  2. I'm still on the hunt for another maxi skirt...Love how you styled yours!

  3. Great maxi skirt! And I LOVE that necklace. You look great. I really wanted to participate too but I didn't have a maxi in my 30 remix items :( oh well. Next month!

    I think all grown women should own tutus! I really want one and will prolly buy one when I'm off my fast. Or I'll just shove myself into my 3yo's :)

    Claire @

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  5. You rocked that maxi girl! ;)


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  6. Love the safari jacket!

  7. I can't wait for you to preview the sheer animal print skirt. It sounds rather inciting. I like that your top matches the green in the skirt but that to break up the color you tossed on a light safari jacket. Well played you are looking good!

  8. Great look for a day in the park with the kids. I imagine you were the best dressed mother there. I am so glad that there are others that "make an effort" each day.


  9. Great look! I love the earth tones in this outfit.

  10. I've wanted to order from yesstyle for a looong time. I'm obsessed with the star mimi collection but I've been a little afraid of the sizing thing and the quality. I'm going to have to place an order!


  11. You're kids are so cute! I like the way you styled your maxi with the jacket and belt. I do agree that sometimes when we do these challenges it forces us to dress in ways we ordinarily would not but I figure that's probably good for us in the long run. I just started following. I like your daily what happened at the end of your blog. I've been thinking of doing something like that, too.

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  13. thanks for stopping by my blog! great layering here and those bangles are really cute. i just want to pile on bracelets this season.

  14. Cute bracelets, it totally adds to the vibe of your outfit!
    Thanks for joining us at EBEW!


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