Ageless Style and Maxi Dresses

Hey friends! Thanks for stopping by today. I’m joining the ladies of the Ageless Style Link up for our monthly post.

The Ageless Style Link-Up – The first Tuesday of every month ten over 40 bloggers present a different style theme and show a myriad of ways to wear it, all the while proving you can still be fashionable and on trend over 40 and beyond.

This month Jonet chose our prompt and decided on maxi dresses. As luck would have it, I had a brand new one I was dying to share hanging right there in my closet ready to make its debut. This maxi is really probably supposed to be a midi but on someone who falls into the petite category it looks more maxi than midi. While we’re on the subject,  does anyone else feel like they are speaking in some kind of funny fashion code when using works like mini, maxi and midi? #fourletterwords I don’t know about you, but last year I felt like maxi’s were kind of dying out and falling of the fashion radar, but it seems like this spring they are fighting their way back to the forefront.

I already had a black and white gingham dress when I found this one, but then I thought, “can you really have too much gingham?”  The conclusion I came to was no, so home with me it came. I have to admit it took me a little while to get on the gingham bandwagon, it made me feel a little “Hee-Haw” or “Holly Hobby”, but once I bought my first piece I was smitten and wanted all the gingham. Now I’ve just got to branch out and start getting other colors.

Maxi’s can be a closet staple and lend themselves to being worn multiple ways. They can be worn with heels or flats depending on the length. If you have a maxi that’s too long, throw on some wedges, if it’s just right, then flat sandals will be your answer. One of the things I really love about a maxi {besides the feeling of freedom} is the way they can be dressed up or down.  A maxi dress can be as dressy or as casual as you make it. While I wore a chunkier wedge for a casual feel with this one I could just as easily put a block heel sandal with it and dress it up a little more.

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One of my favorite things to pair with gingham is a touch of leopard. I added a leopard clutch and fun statement earrings to round out the look. With a big pair of earrings not much else is needed as far as jewelry  goes. This pair of earrings have quickly become regulars in my spring and summer looks, and every time I wear them I get loads of compliments. They make quite the impact and aren’t heavy like you’d expect they might be. If  you’re worried that you can’t wear big earrings, I can’t encourage you enough to cast your fears aside and do it. I think you’ll love it. #trustme

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I loved wearing this dress for Erin’s Bride’s Maid Brunch, it was perfect for the occasion.

Each month we have are happy to have a guest join us and this month Catherine of Catherine Grace O is our co-host. Catherine’s is the woman behind the Forever Fierce Revolution and her blog is a wonderful resource not only for fashion inspiration, but health and age related topics as well. She’s sharing this gorgeous pink floral maxi that is so feminine and pretty.

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Jennie ~ A Pocketful of Polka Dots blog, instagram, facebook, pinterest, twitter, bloglovin

Jodie ~ Jodie’s Touch of Style blog, facebook, instagram, pinterest, bloglovin, twitter

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Lisa ~ Coast to Coast blog, facebook, instagram, twitter, pinterest

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  1. Maria Kelly
    June 5, 2018 / 12:38 am

    I adore your maxi dress and those earrings are perfectly match to it! Great look which really suits you! xx

  2. Kellyann
    June 5, 2018 / 3:33 am

    This dress is perfection on you! I swear it was made for you, the fit is spot on and I love the way you styled it. You know my love for gingham is deep and leopard is a close second so when you pair the two together and add those fun earrings well you have a winner! These pictures are gorgeous but so are you!!!
    Love ya sweet friend!

    • June 6, 2018 / 10:29 am

      Well you are just too kind. Thanks my sweet friend! XO

  3. Savvy Southern Chic
    June 5, 2018 / 4:00 am

    That dress is gorgeous on you! I’ve always stuck to a couple of gingham shirts but this year I’m branching out to skirts, shorts and shoes in gingham.

    • June 6, 2018 / 10:29 am

      I’ve seen some cute shoes and been seriously tempted. Love seeing you style yours!

    • June 6, 2018 / 10:28 am

      They are the best. I’m so glad I finally ordered them. Thanks sweet friend!

  4. June 5, 2018 / 4:58 am

    Girl, I’m the same way with length of dresses, pants, whatever! I’m only 5’3″ so most everything is too long for me. Thank goodness my mother sews and can hem things for me. I love the dress, love the splash of leopard, and no, you can never have too much gingham!

    • June 6, 2018 / 10:28 am

      We are the same height.?I’m not a true petite, but definitely not a regular. It’s so hard sometimes. XO

  5. Laura
    June 5, 2018 / 5:52 am

    I used to be unsure if I could pull off gingham too. Now I completely love it! That maxi dress is so cute on you!

    • June 6, 2018 / 10:27 am

      Thanks Laura! You look cute in everything so I know gingham is darling on you!

  6. June 5, 2018 / 6:21 am

    How fun are your earrings with the gingham?! Love it. You and Erin look adorable together. Just perfect.

    • June 6, 2018 / 10:26 am

      Thanks Daenel! Those earrings really have become one of my favorite pairs.

  7. Stacey Keeling
    June 5, 2018 / 6:31 am

    I can’t get enough gingham! It’s just fun. 🙂

    You make gingham seem more sophisticated which is what it really needs.

    • June 6, 2018 / 10:26 am

      Thanks Stacey! I love it too!! I have to make myself stop or it’s all I’ll wear. LOL

    • June 6, 2018 / 10:25 am

      I totally agree Jodie! I’m 5’3” Jodie, so I feel ya’!

  8. June 5, 2018 / 9:49 am

    Lisa, gingham is totally my summer jam! I love this dress and I love that you chose a leopard clutch to pair with it. Such a great combination! Gingham is the theme for June for The Good Buy/Good-Bye Book…you should submit some photos to be featured!


    • June 6, 2018 / 10:24 am

      Aw, thanks Shelbee… I’ll look and try to figure out about submitting some photos. Thanks for the invite. ?

  9. June 5, 2018 / 10:47 am

    Hoy pretty, you’re looking so oooh la la parisienne in this chic little number. You and Andrea are the new French chics on the block!
    Hugs, my petite pretty, x.

    • June 6, 2018 / 10:24 am

      I’m in such good company with Andrea. Thanks Mary! XO

  10. Carrie @ Curly Crafty Mom
    June 5, 2018 / 11:07 am

    I seriously love that photo of you and your daughter. I really hope Autumn would match with me someday, since I do hope to be a trendy mom! Ha!! I just got the b/w gingham dress from Hello Sugarplum’s new line at Nordstrom (for a blog collab, didn’t buy it straight out!) and I can’t wait to share it soon on the blog. It seems b/w gingham is BIG in dresses this summer! I know I’ll be wearing it nonstop! I love those fun statement earrings for a little color and I still need to get a leopard clutch like yours, they just seem so versatile.


    • June 6, 2018 / 10:23 am

      Thanks Carrie! I love it too! I bet Autumn will and y’all will have so much fun. That dress you got is so cute. Can’t wait to see it on you! Leopard and statement earrings are some of my favorite summer accessories.

  11. Living on Cloud Nine
    June 5, 2018 / 12:19 pm

    Sooo in love with this dress on you! Amen, you can never ever have too much Gingham or leopard! You do look sophisticated as can be! GORGEOUS IN GINGHAM!!

    • June 6, 2018 / 10:22 am

      Thank you sweet Andrea!!! Just trying to look as good as you do in yours XO

  12. June 5, 2018 / 2:52 pm

    You look beautiful in this gingham maxi! Love these photos too!

  13. June 6, 2018 / 6:28 pm

    Such a fun and fabulous maxi, Lisa! Seriously love the gingham print and tiered ruffles. It looks so cute with the bit of leopard and statement earrings.

  14. June 7, 2018 / 8:28 am

    Wow! Great looking style! I love the halter style on you and the dress is so pretty! I have a few maxi dresses that I need to take out, but love the gingham! Those earrings are the perfect addition of fun and color.
    Thanks for linking!
    jess xx

    • June 7, 2018 / 11:52 am

      Aw, thank you Jess! Those earrings have quickly moved to the head of the class and I love halter style things too. XO

  15. June 7, 2018 / 2:18 pm

    Oh my goodness this is adorable!! And you’re right…you can NEVER have too much gingham:) 🙂 🙂

    Black Coffee Beautiful

    • June 11, 2018 / 9:23 am

      Thanks Laura! Thanks for popping by and commenting too. XO

  16. June 8, 2018 / 8:12 am

    what a gorgeous dress. And it was perfect. Don’t forget to come link up over at A Labour of Fashion my Thursday Link

    • June 11, 2018 / 9:10 am

      Thank you Linda! I’m heading to your linkup now. Thanks for the invite!

  17. June 10, 2018 / 1:29 am

    This is definitely one of my favorite prints. Gingham is such a lovely classic, and it looks amazing on this dress dear. Love the simplicity and the classic look.

    Jessica |

    • June 11, 2018 / 9:09 am

      Thank you Jessica! It’s hard not to love gingham. This dress is so fun and comfortable. XOXO

  18. Betsy
    June 16, 2018 / 7:57 am

    This is so pretty! Love how the leopard gives a bit of edge to the otherwise very sweet and feminine look!

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