It’s official, this is the maxi dress of my dreams! A long, tiered, striped, maxi dress is flattering and surprisingly versatile too. The top is a halter style with a fun back (see the listing for that – sorry, I didn’t get a pic). It is a wonderful quality dress too. If you caught my Instagram, I wore this to Russ’s mom surprise birthday party when we went back to Alabama. Can you imagine a more perfect party dress? I might wear it for Easter Sunday too. I am undecided on exactly what I will wear…
Eliza J was nice enough to send this to me, and it comes in petite and regular. I am wearing the regular. If you are shorter, I definitely recommend the petite since the regular length is long enough for me at my height. I just paired it with my favorite Tory Burch sandals, but you could easily dress it up with a heel. You could also dress it down further with a jean jacket. Read on for a funny story about this photoshoot.
Funny Photo Story
Though I did share a quick iPhone family snap of it, I knew I had to do this dress justice with a full set of photos. They ended up being some of my favorite we have taken recently because of the pretty spring setting, but I have to tell you the story behind them. I know they look idyllic. However, the scene was anything but…
As many of you know, Russ is my photographer. Bless him! Ivy Jean almost always comes with us unless we can fit in a shoot during his lunch break on a day she is in school. We always try to do that if possible. Not the case on this day.
So… there she is in her stroller right next to him when she unhooks herself for the first time ever, climbs down, and starts running around! The setting for these photos is at a pretty outdoor mall here in Tulsa. Picture a nice restaurant with outdoor seating on one side Starbucks patio seating on the other, i.e. people everywhere. Now, taking photos in public always invites some stares. Add a stroller, an escaped toddler, a crazed mom in a dress chasing her toddler trying to keep her from playing in the fountain, and there were some real funny looks. I was sweating.
Then, to top it all off, a legit photographer type guy saw Russ and wanted to talk cameras. I was near my end and less than politely told him we did not have time to talk cameras while Russ, who is too nice to say the same, embarrassedly finished the shoot. All the while, Ivy Jean was back in her stroller wreaking havoc on my extra earrings which we gave her to look at to try to make it through. It’s a glamorous life you all. Hope you got a laugh!
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