Simple maxi dress & Fancy Friday linkup party

simple maxi dress

Why can I never find what I have in my head? For example this simple maxi dress. I wanted a maxi dress this summer and I didn’t have one. Yes I know, you are shocked. But since I will only wear a maxi dress on very hot days, and we do not have those here a lot this season, I thought it should have to be a second hand one. So I scoured that second hand clothing site for a nice dress and after a few days I found one. Nice colors, nice print, good brand. But when I tried it on, it turned out not to be really very maxi and it was just a bit too tight. And I thought it was too neat. And I actually wanted a very simple, long tee like dress.No, not happy with it. You know the feeling right, you have something in your head and you just can’t find it! Aargh.

Spoiled brat or just a fashionista in the making

Which reminds me of when I was about 13 years old. I went shopping with my grandmother and I was allowed to buy some clothing. I wanted a blouse with a slanted closure. We walked back and forth three times throughout Arnhem, went to all the shops and I couldn’t find it! With my grandmother, the crying was now closer than the laughing, but I had to have such a blouse. My grandmother went home then, and I went up and down Arnhem again and came back to my grandmother grumpy because I didn’t find such a blouse. But I did get it in the end! My grandmother made one for me! Oh very bad hey, and believe me, I really wasn’t a spoiled brat, not at all. But back then it was already, when it comes to fashion ……everyone has to suffer!

Yeah, I finally found the simple maxi dress I was looking for

So I was  not that happy with the second hand dress. But I finally found one that I had in mind. How hard can it be, just a super simple maxi dress for wonderful summer evenings.Or ideal for a festival, but unfortunately the weather was not good enough to wear this dress to the festival.  You would think these are all over the internet. Not! Perhaps it is to simple! After all all you need are a pair of slippers underneath, a bit of accessories and ready. And now lets hope that there are still enough hot days to come so that I can actually wear this dress!black and white striped maxi dressblack and white striped dress and a striped cardigana simple maxi dress with a cardiganblack and white outfitsimple maxi dress with sandalsblack and white long earringsoutfit of the day, simple maxi dress

 

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69 Comments

  1. 9th August 2019 / 18:22

    Oh, what a lovely maxidress you found! I hope you get some chances to wear it this summer. If not, it is timeless and you can wear it next year. 🙂

    ❤️carmen

    • nancy
      Author
      9th August 2019 / 18:22

      Haha, yes I think so too. But I want to wear it now! haha.

  2. 9th August 2019 / 18:22

    I love this style of maxi for summer and have a couple of them – and skirts too – because we are so hot here and the summer heat goes on for a long time!! How near is that little jacket with it? And I have always been the same – knew too well what I wanted and didn’t want to settle for less!! Oh dear!! Have a great weekend and enjoy that warmth as it has come up cold and hideously windy here!!
    Donna 🧚🏻‍♀️❤️🙏
    https://donnadoesdresses.com

    • nancy
      Author
      9th August 2019 / 18:22

      Thank you so much Donna!~I do enjoy the warmth although we’ve had a miserable summer here! Have a great weekend!

      • 9th August 2019 / 18:22

        You did very well and it’s so flattering. The little bolero is cute.

  3. 9th August 2019 / 18:22

    Oh I simply adore the dress with that cute little cardigan. It is so chic Nancy. Had to post it on Pinterest right away kusje xxxx

    • nancy
      Author
      9th August 2019 / 18:22

      Oh I so appreciate that Sabina!! Thank you very much!

  4. 9th August 2019 / 18:22

    I had a dress near identical to this and now I want another! This looks amazing on you Nancy and I love the contrasting cardigan with it. Have a great weekend xx

    • nancy
      Author
      9th August 2019 / 18:22

      Thank you very much Laurie! Have a great weekend!

  5. 9th August 2019 / 18:22

    I’d say your dress was worth the wait and you know what you are looking for! My closet gets filled with things I buy and then never wear for one reason or another – I am getting older and wiser and not making those mistakes!
    Have a great weekend Nancy!
    xo,
    Kellyann

    • nancy
      Author
      9th August 2019 / 18:22

      Haha, I am glad I am not the only one! Have a good weekend Kellyann!

  6. 9th August 2019 / 18:22

    Hi Nancy. Simple is often simply stylish and this maxi dress proves my point. You look gorgeous in it dear and I hope there are many more sunny summer days this year to wear it. Love, Lieske

    • nancy
      Author
      13th August 2019 / 18:22

      Thanks Lieske, I hope so too but this week summer is nowhere to be seen!

  7. 9th August 2019 / 18:22

    I totally get what you are saying when you can’t find what you want. I have a hard time finding maxi dresses that fit my body as well. This one is gorgeous and so worth the wait! Thanks for the link up Nancy!

    https://www.kathrineeldridge.com

    • nancy
      Author
      13th August 2019 / 18:22

      Thanks Kathrine!

  8. 9th August 2019 / 18:22

    I used to have really particular ideas too about certain things I was looking for. I remember my Mom and I scouring the mall for hours and skipping meals because we were looking for something.

    • nancy
      Author
      13th August 2019 / 18:22

      Hahaha, yes! I know! Thanks Julie!

  9. 9th August 2019 / 18:22

    I like Maxis – skirt or dress :-). I found them elegant and so versatile. That one is a great find, I can see you pairing it with your denim or utility jacket. you look good.
    Also, thanks for featuring me on the blog 🙂
    Xo
    Iris
    http://www.lamoumous.com

    • nancy
      Author
      13th August 2019 / 18:22

      Thanks Iris! My pleasure!

  10. 9th August 2019 / 18:22

    Such a fun striped maxi dress !I think it would definitely be worth the wait, it looks great on you! 🙂
    Thank you for the link up!

    Hope that you had a good week and have a lovely weekend ahead of you! 🙂

    http://awayfromtheblue.blogspot.com.au

    • nancy
      Author
      13th August 2019 / 18:22

      Thanks Mica! Have a good week!

  11. 9th August 2019 / 18:22

    Nancy, I absolutely love the stripe on stripe look! It is so cool. And this dress looks amazing on you! You know, it is in those moments when I can’t find exactly what I am looking for that I regret never learning how to properly sew so that I could just make what I wanted. When my mother was still alive, I could just tell her exactly what I was looking for and she would make it for me! I was a spoiled brat! Ha. Have a great weekend!

    Shelbee
    http://www.shelbeeontheedge.com

    • nancy
      Author
      13th August 2019 / 18:22

      Haha, yes I regret that too because I had a lot of clothing made by a tailor when I was in my 20s!

  12. 9th August 2019 / 18:22

    That maxi looks fabulous on you and was worth the wait! Love the stripe on stripes!

    Jill – Doused in Pink

    • nancy
      Author
      13th August 2019 / 18:22

      Thanks Jill!

  13. 9th August 2019 / 18:22

    You’re so right, I wouldn’t think that would be a difficult style to find online. I’m glad you found it along with the perfect cardigan, as always, you look fab! Oh, your poor Grandma–haha!

    • nancy
      Author
      13th August 2019 / 18:22

      Hahaha, yes bad right! And she was the sweetest grandma!

  14. 9th August 2019 / 18:22

    I can certainly see why you were obsessed with finding this dress. It looks amazing! I love how you paired it with the striped cardi too.

    I agree, whenever we know exactly what we want it’s impossible to find.

    Suzanne
    http://www.suzannecarillo.com

    • nancy
      Author
      13th August 2019 / 18:22

      Thanks Suzanne!

  15. 9th August 2019 / 18:22

    I love maxi dresses and this one looks fabulous on you.

    • nancy
      Author
      13th August 2019 / 18:22

      Thank you very much Amy!

  16. jodie filogomo
    9th August 2019 / 18:22

    That happens to me all the time. Which is why I try not to hope for something in particular. I’m much more successful when I go shopping with no wants in mind.
    Love this Nancy…especially with that cardi.
    XOOX
    Jodie

    • nancy
      Author
      13th August 2019 / 18:22

      Yes that is much better because then you find gems!

    • nancy
      Author
      13th August 2019 / 18:22

      It sounds like a was a spoiled brad, but I wasn’t! Really not! Lol.

  17. 9th August 2019 / 18:22

    You are rocking that dress Nancy, looks fab on you and I love the little matching cardigan!
    Nora

    • nancy
      Author
      13th August 2019 / 18:22

      Thanks Nora!

    • nancy
      Author
      13th August 2019 / 18:22

      Thanks Mireille!

  18. 9th August 2019 / 18:22

    Nancy, that style dress looks amazing on you and really shows off your great figure! The bolero is super cute with it, too. That drives me crazy when I can’t find something so I can totally relate! I wanted to plain silk blouse a couple of years ago and shopped and shopped–I finally found one on Amazon! Do they have everything??!! Love the story about your grandma.

    Happy weekend, my friend!
    xx Darlene

    • nancy
      Author
      13th August 2019 / 18:22

      Haha, thanks Darlene! I never shopped at Amazone!

  19. 9th August 2019 / 18:22

    I know the feeling Nancy. It’s always so hard to find things of those items we have an image in our head of. I know it becomes that way for me whenever I am like seriously looking for something. This maxi dress is a gem! The fit and the print are perfect and it looks great on you Nancy!

    Maureen | http://www.littlemisscasual.com

    • nancy
      Author
      13th August 2019 / 18:22

      Thanks Maureen!

  20. 9th August 2019 / 18:22

    Glad you finally found the maxi dress of your dreams, Nancy, and I’m loving the symphony of stripes. I’ll be linking up again soon, I promise, have just been so busy lately. xxx

    • nancy
      Author
      13th August 2019 / 18:22

      I totally understand! I do love it that you took the time to comment!

  21. 9th August 2019 / 18:22

    I love it!! You look gorgeous XO

    • nancy
      Author
      13th August 2019 / 18:22

      Thanks Lisa!

    • nancy
      Author
      13th August 2019 / 18:22

      Thanks Cheryl!

  22. 10th August 2019 / 18:22

    I always say you can’t go wrong with stripes! This dress is stunning on you!

    • nancy
      Author
      13th August 2019 / 18:22

      I think you are right! About the stripes!

    • nancy
      Author
      13th August 2019 / 18:22

      Thanks Debbie!

    • nancy
      Author
      13th August 2019 / 18:22

      Thanks Tina!

  23. 11th August 2019 / 18:22

    Pretty maxi dress♥

    • nancy
      Author
      13th August 2019 / 18:22

      Thank you very much!

  24. 11th August 2019 / 18:22

    Love your dress, Nancy. Thanks for hosting 🙂

    • 12th August 2019 / 18:22

      Thanks so much for sharing your post with us at The Weekend Blog Hop, Nancy. Hope you can join us today 🙂

      • nancy
        Author
        13th August 2019 / 18:22

        Thanks Claire!

    • nancy
      Author
      13th August 2019 / 18:22

      My pleasure!

  25. 12th August 2019 / 18:22

    I love this dress! I am so glad you could get it because it is a great piece.
    You look perfect!

    Lindifique

    • nancy
      Author
      13th August 2019 / 18:22

      Thank you very much!

  26. 12th August 2019 / 18:22

    I wore a similar dress last week, looks great on you Nancy, and nice to see you have got good weather there. Thanks for hosting, see you on #chicandstylish this week. x Jacqui Mummabstylish

    • nancy
      Author
      13th August 2019 / 18:22

      Well it looks more like fall now over here. This summer is really disappointing isn’t it!

  27. 13th August 2019 / 18:22

    What a fun stripey dress, Nancy! It looks just smashing on you. You are the queen of natural posing – I love seeing your series of pictures, and can almost hear you laughing as the photos are taken. Love it!

    • nancy
      Author
      14th August 2019 / 18:22

      Haha, when I laugh anyone can hear it! Lol!

  28. 29th August 2019 / 18:22

    Love the striped dress, it really suits you!
    Thanks for sharing with #pocolo

    • nancy
      Author
      29th August 2019 / 18:22

      Thank you very much!

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