Maxed Out

Even though it’s the heart of summer, I decided to take a fall approach with my Bloggers Do It Better Maxi Challenge outfit. I paired the long, sleek skirt with a loose, leopard cropped top for balance. The combination was SO comfortable.

The wind picked up at the perfect moment to emphasize the long lines of skirt and the back of the top!

Yes, I bought the shoes. I just LOVE them. I decided to go with black because I figured they’d be more versatile–typical me :)

The suede makes these shoes so functional. It’s perfectly acceptable to wear them now, as well as in a few months. I’ll definitely get a lot of use out of them!

Skirt: Stem (Nordstrom)
Top: Nordstrom BP
Shoes: Sam Edelman Javi (Lori’s)
Earrings: Kate Spade
Watch: Michael Kors
Ring: Forever 21
Necklace: Nordstrom
Fingers: OPI “I’m Indi-a Mood For Love”
Toes: China Glaze “Pool Party”

(Photog: Megan H)

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  1. 7.14.11
    Real Girl Glam commented:

    Love this look! Loose & comfy but still so feminie. LOVE the shoes! Now Im even MORE tempted to get them!

    • 7.14.11
      Jessica commented:

      Do it! You know you want to :)

      No wonder my friends say I’m a bad influence when it comes to shopping! ha (Or good influence, depending on how you look at it!)

  2. 7.15.11
    Mandy commented:

    You are SO cute and a girl after my own heart. I LOVE anything leopard print. I have seen those shoes on a lot of bloggers and they are darling. SUPER versatile. Suede is always acceptable (and the most comfy)

    • 7.15.11
      Jessica commented:

      Thanks!! I love all things animal print, too!

  3. 7.15.11
    aprilgia commented:

    LOVE that top!! Very cute, and it looks even cuter with your blonde locks and tan!

    • 7.15.11
      Jessica commented:

      Thank you!! These pictures make me look more tan than I really am… not complaining :)

  4. 7.15.11

    Love the leopard print & those shoes are awesome!

    • 7.17.11
      Jessica commented:

      Aren’t they?? Such a great purchase!

  5. 7.15.11

    I love your look for #bdib! I also went with a flowy, effortless approach. Aren’t maxi skirts just the best for feeling pretty yet also feeling comfy! LOVE it. oh PS your shoes are fabulous! XO

    • 7.15.11
      Jessica commented:

      They are wonderful! I feel so girly when I wear them :)

  6. 7.15.11
    Rebecca commented:

    Really Cute….I love the top you paired with your maxi..


  7. 7.15.11

    I love the maxi combo with that lovely loose leopard top. You look fab!

  8. 7.15.11
    Robin commented:

    You are just as cute as a button! I love your cropped leopard top! so perfect with the heat!

    • 7.17.11
      Jessica commented:

      You’re making me blush..

  9. 7.15.11
    jess commented:

    so cute! love this look

  10. 7.16.11
    meagan commented:

    Cute cute cute. I absolutely love that blouse and the shoes with the black maxi.

  11. 7.27.11
    Sherry commented:

    O my gaaaaaa!!! In love with every single one one of your outfits!! You have an eye for it for sure! I am obsessed with fashion also,but it’s sometimes hard being a little shorty like myself. You appear to be very short and petite in your pics like me and its awesome how you can rock anything!! I wore blazers a lot last fall. I believe I will do the same this year but add some sparkle like you! Love your blog and you!! :)

    • 7.27.11
      Jessica commented:

      Omg Sherry, you completely made my day! Thank you so much!! I can’t tell you how much your compliments truly make me smile :)