Art & LeftOvers

(dress, jacket, sunglasses & necklace-h&m, key necklace-vintage/gift, ring-Crossroads, bag- courtesy of Storets, shoes- courtesy of Modcloth)
Today I woke up feeling a little under the weather, but thankfully I had a day off this week so I decided to take it today and worked from home.
Later on Sam and I decided to run a few errands and it was marvelous having my maxi dress around. It only takes a few seconds of browsing the bloggersphere and Chictopia to realize how trendy maxi dresses are. I saw at least 3 on the first page of the Chictopia style gallery alone. This trendyness does not make them any less comfortable and honestly this is one trend I’m all over right now. I was able to get dressed in 5 minutes and with no coffee, a feat even Sam was impressed by.
As we ran our errands we stopped at our favorite local haunts.
My poison was LeftOvers, the best consignment furniture store over on Polk, where I immediatly found the chez lounge of my dreams that was way out of our budget. Sam stopped into Blick, one of his favorite art supply stores, to pick up some paints.
While walking home we noticed a sign for $1 nigiri sushi and decided this was a meal we could not pass up.
Now to keep myself from getting sick this week, lots of vitamin C and tea.
Have you guys noticed I spend like 75% of my life sick? Haha, I have the worst immune system ever :(

Tips for Styling Maxi Dresses
1. Find one that is the right length, longer is better than shorter.
2. Pair with summer heels and socks.
3. Keep the silhouettes simple and streamlined.
4. Pair with short or cropped jackets.
5. Cinch at the waist to create a flattering shape.
6. Don’t over accessorize a patterned or colorful maxi, it’s already a whole lot of look.
6. Pair with some oversized chandelier earrings for a nighttime look.
I changed the titles of posts to a fancy font, does it show up for you?
SHARE TO:
  • May 25, 2010 - 7:03 AM

    f - great outfit

    thefeliblogReplyCancel

  • May 25, 2010 - 7:07 AM

    libys11 - aaww feel better soon, liz!!

    i would have never thought of pairing a maxi dress with the socks+sandals look!! i mean. it just looks fabulous!! now, i want to try it out with my maxi too!! yay! :D great tips as always!ReplyCancel

  • May 25, 2010 - 7:12 AM

    Laura Holland - 75% of your life sick?!….don’t let that stop you from going on adventures!

    anyways, cute maxi dress! i love the pairing.ReplyCancel

  • May 25, 2010 - 7:15 AM

    h a u t e . m e s s - Fabulous dress and necklace. Sick or not, you never look the part!ReplyCancel

  • May 25, 2010 - 7:16 AM

    revital - its unbelievable how amazing you look each and every time!ReplyCancel

  • May 25, 2010 - 7:19 AM

    vicky h. - just fell in love with your dress! its stunning!!! and i love the color you added with the statement necklace!!

    xox Vicky
    Bikinis & PassportsReplyCancel

  • May 25, 2010 - 7:20 AM

    Olivia° - thanks for the tips! and yes, i love the fancy writting, i noticed it yesterday :)ReplyCancel

  • May 25, 2010 - 7:26 AM

    Kasia - beautiful dress! great outfit!;)

    http://mypointmystyle.blogspot.com/ReplyCancel

  • May 25, 2010 - 7:33 AM

    annamargrete - I’ve bought the same dress, and I can’t ait to try it on:DReplyCancel

  • May 25, 2010 - 7:38 AM

    Li - Love the maxi dress! Great tips of how to pair it. (:ReplyCancel

  • May 25, 2010 - 7:50 AM

    Gabby / Gypsy*Diaries - Oh yes!!! Maxi dresses are here to stay!!!! Love love love…

    http://gypsy-diaries.blogspot.com/ReplyCancel

  • May 25, 2010 - 8:10 AM

    Hilaloeya - love your style!

    xx
    check out my blog and maybe we can follow each other?

    http://www.hilaloeya.blogspot.comReplyCancel

  • May 25, 2010 - 8:10 AM

    Tayler - like the fancy font.
    this maxi dress is gorgeous and i love how you styled it!!

    http://www.bighairandbikinis.blogspot.com/ReplyCancel

  • May 25, 2010 - 8:11 AM

    Iris - Fun and wonderful as always. This outfit reminds me of Annie Hall, if she went boho instead of androgynous.ReplyCancel

  • May 25, 2010 - 8:15 AM

    pkjb - I like the new font – very pretty. . just like the dress, the necklace and the adorable socks and sandles combo! Hope you feel better soon! ck :) xReplyCancel

  • May 25, 2010 - 8:39 AM

    moded'amour - gorgeous outfit, love the dress!!

    mode-damour.blogspot.comReplyCancel

  • May 25, 2010 - 9:14 AM

    A.n.E - haha yea thats true, maxi dressed everywhere! Im guilty of overindulging in em’ too ;) Love your sock-sandal combo. totally cute!ReplyCancel

  • May 25, 2010 - 9:14 AM

    A.n.E - haha yea thats true, maxi dressed everywhere! Im guilty of overindulging in em’ too ;) Love your sock-sandal combo. totally cute!ReplyCancel

  • May 25, 2010 - 9:16 AM

    the candybox - Love your shades, Liz! :)

    -ChristinaReplyCancel

  • May 25, 2010 - 9:40 AM

    Lucy - YOU LOOK G O R G E O U S!!! I just love this dress on you so much…ReplyCancel

  • May 25, 2010 - 9:46 AM

    Kira - I love all your shoes!!ReplyCancel

  • May 25, 2010 - 9:55 AM

    L - you can rock maxi dress! and the print is amazing.
    love the rocks with your shoes!

    afewsillylittlethings.blogspot.com
    LReplyCancel

  • May 25, 2010 - 10:22 AM

    michalooshla - perfect maxi dress! I love the way you wore itReplyCancel

  • May 25, 2010 - 10:36 AM

    Rigid Goddess - OMG love that maxi dress.. but I have always problem with them, because most of those fabulous one are far far too long for me.
    any advices for that? – and I have used high platforms, heels etc. as well : DReplyCancel

  • May 25, 2010 - 10:50 AM

    diana! - great post!you look great with that maxi dress
    have a great day
    callmediiiyn!ReplyCancel

  • May 25, 2010 - 10:56 AM

    not a girl not yet a woman! - The combination black and white always looks chic!Totally love it!ReplyCancel

  • May 25, 2010 - 11:00 AM

    C. - I love this dress, I want it too!!
    :(

    Ciao, Cristina

    http://littlesnobthing.blogspot.comReplyCancel

  • May 25, 2010 - 11:23 AM

    Jessica - Incredible maxi dress! My favorite part of wearing them is feeling them billow in the wind. Your necklace is the perfect accent to it.

    (Yep – your fancy font shows up and looks great!)ReplyCancel

  • May 25, 2010 - 11:25 AM

    Emma Clark - Love how you’ve styled your dress.

    And the fancy font looks very good.ReplyCancel

  • May 25, 2010 - 11:31 AM

    Grazia C. - beautiful you, amazing your outfit and your pictures!!! ;DReplyCancel

  • May 25, 2010 - 11:36 AM

    Lauren - The maxi is gorgeous, loving the sock & heel combo. xxReplyCancel

  • May 25, 2010 - 12:21 PM

    Alice - Great pics :)ReplyCancel

  • May 25, 2010 - 12:30 PM

    joninel - love your hair bun…ReplyCancel

  • May 25, 2010 - 1:00 PM

    Celine - I’ve seen tons of maxi dresses around but this one is particularly awesome. I wish I still lived near an H&M!

    flnw.blogspot.comReplyCancel

  • May 25, 2010 - 1:10 PM

    Nina - maxi dress is a new staple item, love yours!

    fashionableroad.blogspot.comReplyCancel

  • May 25, 2010 - 1:29 PM

    m.fay - your necklace really pops, love it with the pattern of the dress. hope you feel better soon…new font looks girly and sweet.

    m.fay
    http://www.amateurcouture.comReplyCancel

  • May 25, 2010 - 1:34 PM

    Vicki - Loving the new font, love the photo of your sam buying paints! :)ReplyCancel

  • May 25, 2010 - 1:48 PM

    vanessamoe - I was just trying on the same dress and the same necklace in H&M today :)

    But the dress didn’t have such a great fit on me unfortunately.

    Was there anything else you liked in the Aids Campaign collection – any other pieces?ReplyCancel

  • May 25, 2010 - 1:52 PM

    Emilie - That maxi dress looks amazing on you!!!ReplyCancel

  • May 25, 2010 - 2:19 PM

    Nicki - I was skeptical about maxi dresses for a long time but the more I see them the more I like them! I wonder if they’d work on short people (like myself) as well or if it works better for taller women?ReplyCancel

  • May 25, 2010 - 2:34 PM

    Copious Couture - I love that dress… but your sunglasses are to die for!!! Lovely!

    Carissa
    http://copiouscouture.blogspot.comReplyCancel

  • May 25, 2010 - 2:37 PM

    OooKellyNicky - Wow, gorgeous dress I love that bold tribal print, and that blue necklace is matched perfectly with it.

    my blog: ♥La Stylin Girraffe♥ReplyCancel

  • May 25, 2010 - 3:08 PM

    LUU H. - adore your maxi dress ! have two maxi dresses in my closet and i love to use them : D and the sushi look yummy !ReplyCancel

  • May 25, 2010 - 3:46 PM

    Lauraloves. - beautiful maxi! I was going to buy it on Friday :)

    thsankyou for the tips, and I love the font, how do you do it?

    http://www.romance-is-boring.blogspot.comReplyCancel

  • May 25, 2010 - 3:52 PM

    Camilla - I am so inlove with your wedges.

    INTOTHEFOLDFASHION.BLOGSPOT.COMReplyCancel

  • May 25, 2010 - 4:15 PM

    Magdalena - love the maxi! you’re right, it’s so easy to wear.ReplyCancel

  • May 25, 2010 - 4:32 PM

    Marché Noir. - Amazing max dress and the jacket.
    Love the look.
    See you, Carolina.

    http://www.marchenoirmode.wordpress.comReplyCancel

  • May 25, 2010 - 4:36 PM

    Neekoh - So on hit! I like that the dress is patterned but it’s still black and white. And the long necklace you have really adds a lot of style to it.

    XX,
    NeekohReplyCancel

  • May 25, 2010 - 4:51 PM

    Morgan DeLapa - I love the new fancy font.
    I’m usually not a fan of maxi dresses but yours I love, I really like the sleeves on it.

    Treasurextrove.blogspot.com

    <3ReplyCancel

  • May 25, 2010 - 5:01 PM

    bravegrrl - you are right… long dresses are so easy… and this one looks great on you :)ReplyCancel

  • May 25, 2010 - 5:04 PM

    Mouthwash - yes your fancy front shows up! Beautiful maxi dress! I love how you styled it.

    Amber
    ambersmouthwashReplyCancel

  • May 25, 2010 - 5:23 PM

    Becca Jane - This dress looks lovely. I am still trying to find my perfect maxi dress.

    Hope you feel better!ReplyCancel

  • May 25, 2010 - 5:54 PM

    Michelle Elaine - I love how maxis look, but I’ve yet to be convinced that I can pull it off. I need higher heels I think.

    KeepItFvncy,
    M.E.ReplyCancel

  • May 25, 2010 - 5:55 PM
  • May 25, 2010 - 6:11 PM

    Kaye - Beautiful dress. And I love that lounge chair!ReplyCancel

  • May 25, 2010 - 6:16 PM

    Laura - You look so pretty!ReplyCancel

  • May 25, 2010 - 6:19 PM

    tnk. - You look so pretty!
    those socks are so girlish and cute…

    http://therustedroads.blogspot.comReplyCancel

  • May 25, 2010 - 6:36 PM

    Tasha - I love Maxi dresses as well, and I thought these were great tips! I also think the maxi dress you’re wearing is stunning! I love the print and how you paired it with that jacket! You look amazing!ReplyCancel

  • May 25, 2010 - 6:42 PM

    Angela - That maxi dress is gorgeous! I didn’t really like them when they first came about, but now that I have one, I absolutely love them.ReplyCancel

  • May 25, 2010 - 6:50 PM

    Jess. - I looooove that dress! And the pairing of the socks with the sandals. Perfecto.

    x
    Jess.ReplyCancel

  • May 25, 2010 - 7:09 PM

    F&C - I LOVE your dress, you look amazing and really tall ! Too bad I can’t find the same in H&M France :(
    I just discovered your blog, it’s so sweet and cute, I’ll come back soon !

    Come visit me :
    http://letstalkaboutarts.blogspot.comReplyCancel

  • May 25, 2010 - 7:41 PM

    Sky Pies - …and that is why I love maxis so much. A PERFECT outfit. <3

    skiepies.blogspot.com/ReplyCancel

  • May 25, 2010 - 8:00 PM

    Becky - Oh my, I love your necklace. Great dress!ReplyCancel

  • May 25, 2010 - 8:16 PM
  • May 25, 2010 - 8:22 PM

    STREETFSN - wow love your style!!!

    I’m a fashion photographer.
    if I visit where you are, I love to take your style :D

    visit to see my archive!
    you will love them!

    http://streetfsn.blogspot.comReplyCancel

  • May 25, 2010 - 8:24 PM

    STREETFSN - ah! you live in LA ! I see ~~ReplyCancel

  • May 25, 2010 - 8:26 PM

    Celine - I have that dress too… it’s so chic… love it :)ReplyCancel

  • May 25, 2010 - 8:31 PM

    B.M. - I love your maxi dress..is so lovely and romantic..I love how you combine it with the leather jacket.

    xoxo

    the-fashion-note.blogspot.comReplyCancel

  • May 25, 2010 - 9:26 PM

    shenai - your outfits never seem to fail me.
    love them all!r

    http://midnighteaparty.blogspot.com/ReplyCancel

  • May 25, 2010 - 9:27 PM

    MaryWhitney - Just AMAZING , love all the photos and you look perfect in that gorgeous dress -.- You are a Icon girl .
    Much Love MaryWhitney

    XXReplyCancel

  • May 25, 2010 - 9:30 PM

    Nina Jeanine - Amazing Liz!

    I literally just walked out of the H&M on Powell with the same dress and necklace! I get to work and check your blog and now am even more excited to wear it. I also scored that shiny multi-colored stripe tank from the AIDS collection that can almost work as a super hot dress if this weather ever gets better!ReplyCancel

  • May 26, 2010 - 12:23 AM

    Caroline - Wow this is great! You can really pull of the maxi dress. I love the mix of prints with the dress and shoes. Love that leather jacket as well. And the turquoise necklace adds a great pop of color!
    http://www.likesquarepolkadots.blogspot.comReplyCancel

  • May 26, 2010 - 12:26 AM

    dred - that dress is just gorgeous. you really looked fab. xx

    http://dredreveries.blogspot.comReplyCancel

  • May 26, 2010 - 1:36 AM

    Nedda Ebo - thats such a nice maxi dress.

    and get well soon!

    Mustart xReplyCancel

  • May 26, 2010 - 1:58 AM

    FASHION SNAG - You look great in maxi dresses! x

    http://www.FashionSnag.comReplyCancel

  • May 26, 2010 - 2:01 AM

    Twee + Kz - such a beautiful blog!love your style and envy your shoes collection!!

    feel free to check out my blog

    http://www.ezzentrictopz.blogspot.com

    x
    tweeReplyCancel

  • May 26, 2010 - 2:34 AM

    Ferni - Gorgeous. And yes I did notice the pretty font! I did that to my blog a while ago too : )ReplyCancel

  • May 26, 2010 - 2:40 AM

    Chelsea - Wonderful outfit, the dress is gorgeous. The styling almost reminds me of something Rachel Zoe would wear

    I’d love you to check out my new fashion blog, feedback is always appreciated!
    infineform.blogspot.com

    xoxoReplyCancel

  • May 26, 2010 - 3:34 AM

    Emm - yum!!! to both the food and your shoes+socks combo

    love ittttt

    -emm
    from spindizzyfallReplyCancel

  • May 26, 2010 - 4:41 AM

    Melissa - Hi, Fancy font title shows up, indeeeed.ReplyCancel

  • May 26, 2010 - 5:01 AM

    OnTheRacks - Love the dress, Liz! Looks so cute on. And what is LeftOvers/why have I never been!? Looks dangerous.

    Feel better!! xxReplyCancel

  • May 26, 2010 - 5:34 AM

    Dirty Hair Halo - Good God. Best maxi dress ever.

    Wouldn’t mind donning that for a minute. Make it a day.

    http://www.SeekingDirtyHairHalo.blogspot.comReplyCancel

  • May 26, 2010 - 5:52 PM

    Carmen - wow you look amazing in this outfit! and i love the new fancier font too!

    http://www.carmenyee.comReplyCancel

  • May 26, 2010 - 7:15 PM

    Serendipity - oeh i love your style and your blog ! you’ve got a new follower !ReplyCancel

  • May 27, 2010 - 12:46 AM

    cookies+creme - take zinc lozenges … they work AMAZING!!!ReplyCancel

  • May 27, 2010 - 1:57 AM

    InnyVinny - THIS.DRESS.

    I completely underrate maxi dresses. This has to stop.ReplyCancel

  • May 27, 2010 - 2:15 PM

    Kendra - this dress is fantabulous! i wanted to try it on during my lunch break yesterday, but the line was too long. darn it! you look amazing though.

    http://www.closetconfections.comReplyCancel

  • May 27, 2010 - 2:15 PM

    Kara - great great maxi dress on you!!
    also love the jacket and the styling of your hair. awesome look! i’m sold- new follower :)ReplyCancel

  • May 27, 2010 - 5:52 PM

    thereafterish - I’m usually a bit nebulous on maxi dresses, but this is the most brilliant ensemble I’ve seen.

    XX.
    Maeko, thereafterish.ReplyCancel

  • May 28, 2010 - 5:08 AM

    caylee - such a great dress; i love that it has sleeves!
    i really don’t mind when something is trendy because that means there are more of them around, inexpensive ones like at H&M! hehe.ReplyCancel

  • May 28, 2010 - 6:01 PM

    Allergic to Vanilla - love this dress..and i think a percentage of it goes to a good cause, got to love that!

    its styled beautifully!

    xo Carlina
    AllergicToVanilla.comReplyCancel

  • May 30, 2010 - 5:48 PM

    Shannon - Take astragalus root drops and make sure to get vitamin D on your skin(arms,legs or face) with no sunscreen so that it can be absorbed. I do 15 to 30 mins a day. You can also take vitamin D but it’s not as strong. This will 100% keep you from catching a cold or flu. Look it up! Miracle I tell ya! ;)ReplyCancel

  • June 1, 2010 - 7:30 AM

    Dj Daisy Deesh - love these shots. Check out this post i did a while back on long skirt/dress trends xo
    http://djdaisydeesh.blogspot.com/2010/05/what-is-old-is-new-again.htmlReplyCancel

  • June 1, 2010 - 7:30 PM

    Adri - I can’t get enough of your outfits..i love everything you wear.ReplyCancel

  • June 16, 2010 - 10:11 AM

    kiara - Love the maxi and the way you put it.My blog is new…. I love to have what I call street fashion. Can I please use your pics for my blog? I will credit your blog for the pics.ReplyCancel