Dress & belt: Kohl’s
Sunglasses & necklace: Target
Sandals: Salt Water via Mod Cloth
I’m more than a little late for the maxi dress band wagon. Too much fabric swallows me whole, many maxis look like muumuus, and a dress without a definitive waist makes me look like a kid playing dress up in mommy’s clothes. With so many deterrents, it would take a special maxi dress to lure me in: floor-length, belted, and fun fabric. What do you know? That special dress walked out of Kohl’s with me for just $24.99.
I wore it once in San Diego, and then I started to wonder if I’d ever wear it again. S (Oooooh! Look! I used Mr. TBS’ first initial.) and I are pretty casual, and we rarely get dressed up. But here is the truth about dresses: They’re the easiest outfits to pick and wear. I would wear dresses every day of the year, if I had the bank account to support that kind of habit. If I happen to look nicer than “casual,” so be it.
And that’s what I did on Monday. I wore my maxi dress… to go to the bank, FedEx, and the grocery store. I felt equally comfortable and fabulous. I accept that I looked very “San Diego” in this very non-beachy small town. (If I’m being really honest, I’ll tell you that it’s not the dress that makes me stand out. I am an Asian/Pacific Islander in Knoxville. Last week, a stranger at the grocery store asked me, “What are you?” A human being. But that’s a conversation for another time!) I love this dress.
What you don’t see in these photos is the surprise visitor that showed up afterward. More on that next time!