Flavors To Follow – Maxi Dresses

It’s finally (almost) the weekend, woohoo!  And not just any weekend, it’s the weekend before a much needed long weekend!  This week in Ohio has been an interesting one.  I was planning on writing this post on Wednesday night but the power went out at our hotel from about 9PM to midnight so I ended up going to sleep early since there was nothing to do.  I was sad to miss the American Idol finale and then kind of sad to find out the result afterwards (I’m a Lauren fan) especially since I voted incessantly for Lauren too!  Who were you rooting for?  But at least Hines won for Dancing With The Stars so at least that made me happy!  🙂

For this week’s Flavors To Follow… I wanted to share my latest obsession of maxi dresses.  They are just the perfect summer outfit, matched with a chunky necklace, sandals and a fedora hat.  That just spells perfection, doesn’t it?

1 Smocked Strapless Maxi from Threadsence
2 Sandbar Sunrise Dress from ModCloth
3 Smocked Waist Maxi Dress from Yesstyle
4 Amare La Vita Paisley Maxi Dress from Shop Ruche
5 Floral Maxi Dress from Yesstyle
6 Eden Maxi Dress with Belt from Forever 21
7 Gorgeous at Game Time Dress from ModCloth
8 Windswept Wonder Dress from ModCloth

*SWOON*  Can I please just buy them all or can someone buy them for me?  *wink wink*  What do you think?  Are you obsessed with maxi dresses like I am or are you not really a fan?

Lastly, it’s time for me to announce the Sew Ewe-Nique Designs giveaway winner.  Drum roll please… the lucky Tiffany from Dancing Branflakes is the winner!  Congrats lady!  Please email me at sandyalamode(at)gmail(dot)com with your mailing address so I can get you hooked up with your clutch and matching earrings! If you didn’t win, don’t forget that Sew Ewe-Nique Designs is offering 15% off her shop with code “SANDY15” through June 1, 2011!

Don’t forget to enter the My Little Buffalo giveaway if you haven’t already!!

What are your Memorial weekend plans?


  1. May 26, 2011 / 8:11 pm

    I never used to like maxi dresses but I’m becoming a fast fan. They seem to be one of the best things to wear in spring/summer. And they have a certain elegance even when it’s casual.

  2. May 26, 2011 / 8:15 pm

    Ohh! Gorgeous picks! I am especially loving #7! 🙂

  3. May 26, 2011 / 8:24 pm

    I LOVE maxi dresses! I’m short so they’ve been so hard to fit right :/ it’s my mission this summer to find one that works with my height!! I love #3 the best!!

  4. May 26, 2011 / 8:51 pm

    #3 looks super cute! Makes me want to shop 🙁
    For memorial weekend I’m going to a craft show, but other than that I’m not sure what the plans are.. sleep in for sure thoug! haha

  5. May 26, 2011 / 10:07 pm

    AAAHHHHH!!!! So, I was about to say, Wow, I really number five. I, in fact, clicked on the link to see the dress. AND THEN I read that I won and I started yelling really loudly. Thank you! Thank you so much! Emailing you now!

  6. May 26, 2011 / 10:44 pm

    I love maxi dresses (especially all of the ones from Modcloth) but unfortunately I’m too short for most maxi dresses & too lazy to get them hemmed!

  7. May 26, 2011 / 10:51 pm

    I had never really been interested in maxi dresses, but recently decided to give it a go. I’m not sure how often I’ll wear mine, but at least it’s something fun to throw in the mix!

    And for the short ladies, I’m 5’3″ and I got mine from Walmart and it hits just above my feet! And you can always hem a too-long one (sewing or iron on hem tape if you’re not a sewer).

  8. May 26, 2011 / 11:46 pm

    I loooove maxi dresses. Some of them can get pretty expensive, so I just make my own. I love the Modcloth, Yesstyle, and XXI maxi dress!

  9. May 27, 2011 / 12:35 am

    love maxi dresses/skirts! I’m probably too short to wear them but I don’t care!

  10. May 27, 2011 / 3:06 am

    I LOVE maxis, I actually wore a maxi skirt today! It makes you feel so girly. I am not sure if the maxi trend actually suits me but I dont care because I love it 😛
    Jealous of your long weekend, enjoy and relax x

  11. May 27, 2011 / 7:15 am

    fantastic round up! i really want a nice printed maxi dress! have a fun weekend!! xoxo jillian:: cornflake dreams

  12. May 27, 2011 / 8:13 am

    I just adore maxi dresses. They’re pretty and comfortable! That second one you posted a picture of is just beautiful!

  13. May 27, 2011 / 8:19 am

    I have 5 maxi dresses in my closet right now…I do really like them! And Florida winters? Perfect for church, with a sweater & leggings underneath. 🙂

  14. May 27, 2011 / 9:20 am

    I don’t own any maxi dresses, but I wish I did!
    I’m hanging out at home, having a bbq, and maybe going to the Nelson! So ready for a long weekend!

  15. May 27, 2011 / 11:19 am

    eeeek!!! i love all of them!!!! did you buy any?!!!! i still love that YESSTYLE one sooo much!!!

  16. Hana K.
    May 27, 2011 / 12:43 pm

    I’m totally a fan of maxi dresses!! Perfect for the summer 🙂
    We will probably have some grilled pizza this weekend and just rest rest rest. Have a great weekend Sandy!

  17. May 27, 2011 / 1:04 pm

    Cute collection of maxi dresses!! I need to add more to my closet for the summer…:)
    No plans for Memorial Day weekend – just catching up with old friends and relaxing. I love weekends like that 🙂
    Have a wonderful one, Sandy!!

  18. May 27, 2011 / 4:48 pm

    I never used to like maxi dresses but I just got one from F21 and I LOVE it! I’m officially in love!

  19. May 27, 2011 / 7:22 pm

    Such gorgeous picks! I love maxi-dresses, so fun to wear! My favs are number 3 and 5 🙂 I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

    the runaway

  20. May 28, 2011 / 7:32 am

    So far, I’ll be going to the library and doing lots of cleaning (thrilling, huh?)

    I love maxi dresses but I’m not confident I can pull them off – hubby claims I look pregnant in them! 🙂

  21. May 28, 2011 / 9:28 am

    Maxi dresses or regular dresses — all I know is that I need more of them for the summer. I have a friend visiting for the weekend and we’re off to the San Diego zoo today, so I’ll catch up with you more soon, Sandy! Hope you have a great long weekend!

  22. May 28, 2011 / 10:03 am

    I’m a recent maxi dress convert, and I’ve realized that they’re the most comfortable things ever! I love the Shop Ruche dress that you picked!! And I’m just going to be hanging out with friends and relaxing during the long weekend.

  23. May 28, 2011 / 9:44 pm

    lots of friends & food & family time on the agenda!!

  24. May 30, 2011 / 7:24 am

    Oh, I hope you find one you like soon! I’m still on the lookout for my perfect one:)

    Have a great holiday!!


  25. May 31, 2011 / 6:19 pm

    i’m obsessed with maxi dresses~~~ because those are the only things i can wear right now. so sad i can’t even wear pants or leggings anymore! you have the best taste~ wish you could be my personal shopper, lol!

  26. steph
    May 31, 2011 / 7:53 pm

    Did not know there was a name for this kind of dress… browsing yesstyle.com now thanks to your blog post!! pretty 🙂

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