Is this a maxi dress? No, but I like it anyway.

floral dress outfit

When I went to buy these shorts I also wanted to look for a maxi dress. I already bought this second hand one, but to be honest it is just a bit too tight and it is too neat. I actually wanted a simple maxi dress. More like a super long tee something. One that you can also wear to a festival. But I couldn’t find it. I didn’t get it, it’s summer, right? Where are all these simple beach, festival, relaxed kind a maxi dresses?

This is not a maxi dress!

Well, what I did came across was this dress. And on sale! And I never find anything I like on sale. What is also very funny is that a few months ago I bought a hair band with this print and these colors. So the dress immediately appealed to me, otherwise the hair band wouldn’t have appealed to me! This is a wonderful dress for cycling or wearing on a very warm summer evening. But it isn’t a maxi dress.

This dress is such a easy one

I wore it during a bbq with friends when it was 30 degrees celcius during the day. The dress is nowhere too tight, you can eat a lot and then you see nothing of it (also not unimportant if you are in menopause, by the way, google translated menopause as transition, I am not in transition!). And slippers or sandals look good underneath. So you don’t have to wear heels! I also wear a bracelet with shells. The trend in terms of bracelets this season. Actually the trend is to wear a lot together, but I would personally like that better in a solid outfit. With this dress I find it too busy to wear a lot of bracelets or necklaces. A beautiful white shell bracelet that recalls the lighter color in the dress.

Under the dress I wear a light orange pink shirt, also the same color as in the dress. I didn’t have to wear it for the weather, 30 degrees celcius, but I don’t like to wear a dress on my skin.

The sandals are actually a bit of a bad buy. My own fault because I once again settled for something that was not my first choice. I wanted to buy gold sandals, preferably without a heel. And I could only find beautiful ones with heels. But I didn’t want that because I don’t wear it enough. And then I saw these, rose gold colored (which I actually don’t like at all) and I just ordered them. I really wanted golden ones, and I don’t even remember for which outfit I wanted them.

Oh yes, I know now, it just comes to mind as I write it! I wanted to wear them with this skirt and because the skirt is also a bit of that color it seemed nice to me. Not! The sandals are only nice for indeed a bbq evening with friends where you want to take off your shoes immediately when you sit. I never really learn!floral brown maxi dress, with denim jacketme in maxi dress which is not really a maxi dressoutfit inspiration with a maxi dressheadband in same print as my maxi dressgold colored sandals and a brown floral dress shell bracelet and pink small belt denim jacket and golden sandals

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46 Comments

  1. 23rd July 2019 / 18:22

    Gosh, your headscarf looks like EXACTLY the same print! That’s amazing.

    When Katie was little someone gave her a pretty dress for Easter and the fabric was EXACTLY the same as on a stuffed rabbit (wearing a romper) she already had. What are the odds?!?

    Ugh, I just HATE when you buy something and it turns out to be all wrong and you’re stuck with it. Boo.

    Bettye
    https://fashionschlub.com

    • nancy
      Author
      23rd July 2019 / 18:22

      Haha, thats weird right! Yeah me too, what a waist.

  2. 23rd July 2019 / 18:22

    What a wonderful coincidence that you found the scarf in that lovely pattern and then that breezy dress. Great job pairing it with the denim jacket. Darling look.

    • nancy
      Author
      23rd July 2019 / 18:22

      Thanks Leslie!

    • nancy
      Author
      23rd July 2019 / 18:22

      Thanks Sheila!

  3. Tina von Tinaspinkfriday
    23rd July 2019 / 18:22

    Nancy you look gorgeous and I love you wear a scarf in your hair. It looks great. I like this dress, a gorgeous summer dress.

    • nancy
      Author
      23rd July 2019 / 18:22

      Thanks Tina! I am glad you like the scarf!

  4. 23rd July 2019 / 18:22

    Brilliant accessorising Nancy. What a find! Another stunning look xx

    • nancy
      Author
      23rd July 2019 / 18:22

      Thank you very much Laurie!

  5. 23rd July 2019 / 18:22

    What a pretty dress this is! I really like its print. You have styled it so well. You look fantastic!!!
    t’s lovely when we find something we like on sale, isn’t it? I sometimes manage to find something on sale, but these days I’m all about shopping my closet.

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    • nancy
      Author
      23rd July 2019 / 18:22

      Oh that’s even better Ivana! I should do that more often! Thanks for your lovely comment!

  6. 23rd July 2019 / 18:22

    Wow! I love that dress! And how cool to have found a scarf that matches the fabric! It was meant to be! It looks great with your denim jacket too! Really cute!

    • nancy
      Author
      24th July 2019 / 18:22

      Yes funny right! Thank you very much!

  7. 23rd July 2019 / 18:22

    Fabulous dress Nancy! Glad you got it. Better than a maxi! I think you can dress this up or down and i think the matching hair band is so fun!
    xo,
    Kellyann

    • nancy
      Author
      24th July 2019 / 18:22

      Thanks Kellyann!

  8. 23rd July 2019 / 18:22

    Such a cute dress – even if it’s not the maxi dress you were shopping for, it looks so nice for summer! 🙂 It looks great with the denim jacket too. Shame the shoes aren’t what you wanted either!

    Hope that your week is off to a good start 🙂

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    • nancy
      Author
      24th July 2019 / 18:22

      Thanks Mica, and it is a perfect summer dress because it’s very floaty and thin.

  9. jodie filogomo
    23rd July 2019 / 18:22

    It’s a perfect combination. Personally I love the sandals, Nancy!! Seriously. I think they are fun and go fabulously with that dress especially!!
    And the headband. I want to do that now.
    XOXO
    Jodie

    • nancy
      Author
      24th July 2019 / 18:22

      Can you remember that we wore it like this when we were kids? I did, and this was the way I liked the best now!

  10. 23rd July 2019 / 18:22

    I’m surprised that you didn’t find the maxi dress of your dreams, as the shops seem to be full of them. Oh, I’m sure you’ll find one in the end, but in the meantime, you’ve got the most wonderfully floaty midi summer dress! How amazing that your headscarf has the same print! And even if you’re not fond of the sandals, I actually like them! xxx

    • nancy
      Author
      24th July 2019 / 18:22

      I”m glad you like them. They are not bad, but I had others in my head! And I did find another maxi dress, not thrifted though.

    • nancy
      Author
      24th July 2019 / 18:22

      Thanks, I tried the scarf in different ways and actually liked this one the best!

  11. 23rd July 2019 / 18:22

    Beautiful floaty dress! I do that too, buy things I don’t really like, usually in thrift stores, but the same thing. When will we learn?! Hahaha. Although I don’t do it very much at all anymore. Maybe I am learning…

    • nancy
      Author
      24th July 2019 / 18:22

      Haha, there must come a time when we will learn right!

    • nancy
      Author
      25th July 2019 / 18:22

      Perhaps I am going to like them better now as everyone seems to like them!

    • nancy
      Author
      25th July 2019 / 18:22

      Thanks Jessica!

  12. 25th July 2019 / 18:22

    You’ve created a perfect outfit there Nancy with the rose gold sandals, head band and hoops. It looks very carefree and boho. I’m always buying things which weren’t really my top choice – and I am trying not to do it! Thanks for joining #WowOnWednesday!

    • nancy
      Author
      25th July 2019 / 18:22

      Haha, glad I am not the only one!

  13. 25th July 2019 / 18:22

    Ik hou van de lengte, heel mooi. Lekker zwierig. Het stofje moet ik nog wel aan wennen, zou niet mijn keus zijn, echter jou staat het wel weer!

    • nancy
      Author
      26th July 2019 / 18:22

      Nou het is ook een beetje te lief voor mij hoor. Ik zou hier het liefst cowboy laarzen onder dragen!

  14. 26th July 2019 / 18:22

    I really like this length in a dress. And the print is very pretty. Looks great with the denim jacket. And I really do like the sandals with it. On my monitor it looks like they match nicely!

    • nancy
      Author
      26th July 2019 / 18:22

      Thank you very much! They do match. I am a matchy matchy girl.

  15. 26th July 2019 / 18:22

    I just love this sweet dress – almost retro 1940s – and how you’ve styled it with the little scarf as I love that look, especially for summer! Thank you for sharing and enjoy the warm, sunny days!! Donna 🧚🏻‍♀️❤️🙏 https://donnadoesdresses.com

    • nancy
      Author
      29th July 2019 / 18:22

      Thank you very much!

  16. 27th July 2019 / 18:22

    Nancy, I really adore the dress, so pretty on you!! Thank you for joining the LINKUP this week!!

    • nancy
      Author
      29th July 2019 / 18:22

      My pleasure! Thank you!

    • nancy
      Author
      29th July 2019 / 18:22

      Thanks Emma!

    • nancy
      Author
      2nd August 2019 / 18:22

      You should! Thanks Anna!

  17. 11th August 2019 / 18:22

    Such a lovely dress Nancy. Love the pattern and such a nice style. Thanks for sharing at The Summer Holiday Link Up 🙂

    • nancy
      Author
      13th August 2019 / 18:22

      Thanks!

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