There is nothing better in my mind than a maxi dress that pretty much reaches the floor. It hardly ever happens for me. Sometimes I find a skirt that I can drop far enough on my hips to make it work. But dresses, never! Then I spotted this one of the SALE rack at Target while shopping with my sister. I didn’t even have any money on me, she had to buy it for me. Luckily it was only $23 BUCKS. I really am a tight ass, aren’t I?

This style of maxi is my favourite thing in the world when it comes to summer. The short sleeves and the length, the light material and the stripes {of course}. First it was the Benita Maxi from Virtu {shown here – excuse the compressed images} and this is a great next addition. The Benita is a navy and white teeny stripe that I’ve worn everywhere from work to the beach. So short version, I’m looking forward to adding to the roster. I can see this dress being in very high rotation.

Do you ever have those days when your bun escapes and blows in the wind, you drip melted cheese from your sandwich on your dress before you photograph it and you look half asleep even though you’ve been awake for hours? Or is it just me? It’s probably just me. Because ALL that stuff and more this lazy Sunday. Luckily I had written loads that day, drank my fill of coffee and my hubby was home and ready to cozy up on the couch. What’s a little melted cheese compared to that? Nothing I tell you. Nothing at all.

Do you have ANY idea how hard it is to get a long maxi when you’re almost 6 foot tall?

It’s hard.

Dress – Target
All other times – BigW

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  • hello_owl

    I think you look fabulous and I have the opposite problem, they are always too long 😛

    • I have that same problem. I think I will cut the excess off all my maxis and send them to Suger. win win

    • Thanks lovely. Ahh yes, same issue different end of the scale.

  • Jane @ Hesitant Housewife

    Oooh, I love it! I have the opposite problem too, am too short to wear a maxi 🙁

    • It’s a bit great, right!? No such thing as too short, just make it a dramatic sweeping one. 😉

  • Catherine

    I think you look fabulous too! I’ve bought a smiliar striped dress from Susans but I’m yet to wear it. Hopefully this weekend!

    • Thank you. Enjoy your striped maxi. I’m also about to show the sleeveless Virtu one that is all kinds of wonderful.

  • Amy Wells

    I’m the same as Danielle…. most maxis are too long on me and I spend all day hiking them up! Only now that I’ve discovered how simple they are to make I can make them just right for me 🙂

    • Shorties everywhere. Sooo much spare material for me. Haha.

      After my adventure sewing last weekend, I might do a few more pillowcases before I give anymore clothing a go. 😉

  • Steph Thompson

    At 5″10-11 ish I completely feel your pain! It’s so hard to find maxi skirts and dresses that come past your ankles!

    • So absolutely true! I just picked up a maxi skirt at Best & Less today that is SUPER long. I can wear it high waisted and it’s still long’ish. Seriously get thee to Best & Less. 😉

  • flashionfashion blog

    Jealous! This is such an awesome maxi and I definitely feel the pain of short clothing as I am 6ft1″!! I don’t even own heels I just feel like a massive gigantor most of the time hehe. In saying that I am glad i’m not short though. love this dress, love how it has tshirt sleeves!

    • It’s great with the little sleeves, makes it so easy to wear anywhere, any time. I like being tall too. But I love big shoes too. I have no issue at all being massive. Massive’er, that it. Haha.

  • I’ve just read through about a dozen of your articles on blogging. Great stuff, thanks so much! LOVE this dress.