My closet is filled with separates and short dresses. Skirts, jeans (oh, the jeans), pants, shorts, long sleeves, short sleeves, blazers, jackets. But until now I didn’t own a single maxi dress. The reason is probably obvious–I’m petite so most maxi dresses make me appear 5 years old again, playing dress-up in mom’s closet. With a little luck at my local Forever 21 (and some rather tall platforms that fit the bohemian feel I was going for perfectly) I can now proudly call myself a maxi wearer.

Luckier still am I to have been gifted this amazing mongolian lambswool fur monster I affectionately call my Perfect Apartment Dog by the wonderful folks at Foley + Corinna. You probably are already familiar with their Disco City and Mid City bags (both favorites of mine), but one thing I was delighted to learn when speaking with them on the phone a few weeks ago was that they also have a very gorgeous ready-to-wear line. I myself have a leopard backless dress that I can’t wait to wear out!

Photos by [houston].

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  1. 04.15.2011 / 12:03 am

    β—¦ Alltop: Bohemian: My closet is filled with separates and short dresses. Skirts, jeans (oh, the jeans), pants,…

  2. 04.15.2011 / 12:06 am

    Beautiful! I love the way you use accessories with the clothes.. completely ties it together. Trying to learn how to do this myself!

  3. 04.15.2011 / 12:26 am

    That dress is gorgeous! I kept seeing it F21 and contemplating whether or not I should buy it – now I know! So pretty! And your photos are so warm and whimsical. Girl I love it all!

  4. 04.15.2011 / 12:29 am

    Gorgeous. Love the platforms! BTW, I tweeted about Bloggers Do It Better today. Are you on twitter?

  5. 04.15.2011 / 12:42 am

    I keep seeing it online at F21 too, wondering what it looks like in real life, and you wear it beautifully! Love the platforms with it. Great look!

    amy day to day

  6. 04.15.2011 / 12:50 am

    Gorge!! This might be my favorite look to date. Ok, it is… it totally is!!
    That maxi looks perfection on you and the bag – bad a$$!!

    P.S. The location is equally stunning!

  7. 04.15.2011 / 1:44 am

    I dig you in the Bohemian look, seriously. You pull it off so well, even on your petite frame that dress is fabulous! That bag, omg. I need that bag. It's beautiful, furry, fluffy, big and lovely. Yes, must.

  8. 04.15.2011 / 4:33 am

    oh my! what a beautiful dress! really nice pattern!
    I also like the feel of your photos! Would it be convenient to you to share with me how you edit them to give that colorburned feeling??

    P.S. I am on the verge of participating at your "Bloggers do it best" assignment πŸ™‚

  9. 04.15.2011 / 7:02 am

    This look is stunningly gorgeous. I love the way that a lot of you photos almost seem to have a fog overlay that makes them look so soft and radiant!
    I love how you refer to the bag as your little apartment dog- it certainly doesn't look like it though, its gorgeous!

    xo Lynzy

  10. 04.15.2011 / 7:19 am

    Oh my goodness, I LOVE it! What a gorgeous dress and you look amazing. Also adore the bag, so fun!

  11. 04.15.2011 / 7:20 am

    Absolutely my favorite look of yours. Wow…you look stunning! Love the dress, the bag, all of it!

  12. 04.15.2011 / 7:39 am

    Oh Mah Gah! This is hands down my favorite outfit everrrrrr. lurve it to the max.

    Now, if you'll excuse me, I'm off to Forever21 to see if my 5'8" self can pull off this maxi dress as fabulously as you (i.e. fingers crossed it won't be too short on me!)

  13. 04.15.2011 / 8:04 am

    Love Love Love that bag! (& the dress too) such a beautiful outfit!

  14. 04.15.2011 / 8:18 am

    Absolutely gorgeous, love the dress, the shoes…and the pictures, the light, it all says boho chic in capital letters. I’m really coveting that bag too πŸ˜‰

  15. 04.15.2011 / 8:53 am

    You look great in this maxi! I definitely understand how difficult it is to find a proper fitting maxi dress/skirt when you are petite. Tall platforms help immensely!

  16. 04.15.2011 / 9:06 am

    I love everything about this! I meant to speak to you during the TXSCC but I'll admit that I was a little shy. We are both in Houston and I wanted to say hi!

    You look fab always and I've just joined your Bloggers Do it Better project!


  17. 04.15.2011 / 9:22 am

    I love this post and this dress! I have been feeling the same way, that my 5'3" frame cannot wear a maxi without looking ridiculous (and probably tripping and falling). But now that they are everywhere I started trying them on in the hopes of finding one that worked. And I finally did! mine was from Target. I am so excited to wear it! Your dress is stunning, I love that it has sleeves.

  18. 04.15.2011 / 9:30 am

    I don't have a maxi dress for the same reason. I'm so stinking short. But like you said, pair it with the right shoes, and you can pull it off. Love that red color on you. That ring is gorgeous. Awesome about the Foley & Corinna bag! Love them!!

  19. Metsy
    04.15.2011 / 9:34 am

    Great dress choice to highlight the bag, um I mean Apartment Pet. πŸ˜‰ You look great!

  20. 04.15.2011 / 9:46 am

    Wonderful look. I want, want your bag, ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

  21. 04.15.2011 / 10:55 am

    You look amazing!!! I love this dress!!!


  22. 04.15.2011 / 10:58 am

    Wooooowwww, you look gorgeous! I love the 70's vibe to this look, and that bag is amazing. I kinda want to pet it. Is that weird?

  23. 04.15.2011 / 11:09 am

    That bag is something else in the best way possible. Perfect for the boho look.

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  24. 04.15.2011 / 11:36 am

    really gorgeous pictures and that dress is downright stunning! i love the little gems that you can find at F21 and this dress definitely is one!

    PS I laughed out loud at your reference to the bag being the perfect apartment dog…ha!

  25. 04.15.2011 / 3:26 pm

    loooooooooove this maxi dress on you!! gosh forever 21 is just full of pleasant surprises isn't it?? and it all pairs so well with your new furry purse!! πŸ˜€ btw, where did u take these photos at?? makes me think you're in korea or china πŸ˜‰ did u go on a secret trip without telling me~~~ hehehe

  26. 04.15.2011 / 5:36 pm

    the maxi dress is such a great style for spring and you look amazing in it! Just discovered maxi skirts for myself as well. lovely styling inspiration!!

  27. 04.15.2011 / 6:54 pm

    This is my favorite look from you. I love the dress, and the big platform shoes. I can't say enough about that fabulous bag! I feel like I'm drooling over every aspect of this outfit.

  28. 04.15.2011 / 7:58 pm

    This is an amazing dress. The colours look incredible on your photos. Very stylish look lady! -xxoo

  29. 04.15.2011 / 8:35 pm

    Wow, this dress looks stunning! Gorgeous look!

  30. 04.15.2011 / 9:42 pm

    god that bag has be absolutely speechless – I just love it! x

  31. 04.16.2011 / 7:45 am

    I absolutely adore this maxi dress. Forever 21 is on of the best shops for trendy affordable fashion. Shame I love in Spain and getting stuff from F21 costs at least €600 for a flight to the US!

    The bag is absolutely precious as well but you better get your good use out of it now before the proper heat starts. Otherwise you will feel boiling only by looking at it.

    I love the light of the pictures, have you edited them somehow or did you just pic a good moment of sunlight?


  32. 04.16.2011 / 9:16 pm

    really pretty. & you're working the maxi dress well. everything fits and the color looks great on you.

  33. 04.18.2011 / 8:34 pm

    omg!!! the purse, the shoes and the dress in that order I need! πŸ™‚

  34. 04.19.2011 / 5:48 pm

    I love this dress! I'm speechless at how amazing it looks!

  35. 04.19.2011 / 10:09 pm

    What a gorgeous maxi dress. I own 10 or more maxi dresses so I'll try really hard to stay away from purchasing (crosses fingers). I'm so in love with those DANY heels and I can't find them anywhere (major sad face). I like how you accessorized with a few things; yet they were still noticeable accessories without being overly done.

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