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Maxin & Relaxin

Prada_Max Studio_Kate Spade_coverThe hot temps we’ve been experiencing in Boston these days have made it really hard to get dressed. All I want is something that’s easy, light weight and loose fitting. Oh, and must be able to conceal any sweat spots (what, you don’t sweat?). Thankfully, this maxi dress checks all those boxes! I threw it on, stacked on a healthy handful of bracelets, layered a few strands around my neck and tossed in a pop of hot pink for good measure. I was then on my merry way for my double date with Mo (Belle of the Bean).

I’m always talking to my fiance about my lil’ lady Mo. And he always jokes, is Mo real? Is Mo a dude? Well, once and for all, I proved to him that Mo is real and she is my blogger bestie! She also put to rest any suspicions her main squeeze Byron had about ‘this Linda’ he keeps hearing about. We chatted away over some delish hot pot, never at a lost for words. I have to say, the double date went very well!

When I first set out on this blogging journey, my intent was to keep my personal life separate from my blog. Over time, I met some amazing ladies and we quickly moved out of the ‘blogger friend’ zone. And as that evolved, I started introducing my blogger buds to my fiance and closest friends. I still try to keep some things private, which is why I don’t post too many pics (if any!) of my fiance or family (they exist, I promise). How do you strike a balance between your blogger and personal lives?

Outfit Details:

Aviators: Prada Outlet, $129. A few aviators at much lower price points: (1) Nordstrom: FE NY Aviator Sunglasses, $22 and (2) Forever21: Classic Aviator Sunglasses, $5.80.

Necklaces: (1) Girl Silhouette Necklace: This is a gift from my mom when I was probably in middle school. I’m pretty amazed that I still have it! (2) Gold Cross: gorjana-griffin from Rue La La, $29.90. Want something similar? Take a look at this Dogeared cross necklace, $39.99.

Maxi Dress: Max Studio from TJ Maxx, $29.99 (retail $98). For an almost identical maxi (the braids are placed differently), hop on over to Saks Off 5th and find this dress at $54.99. Use code 123SAVE and save an additional 40%!

Bracelets: (1) Alex & Ani. Price ranges from $24 and (2) Scrabble ‘Love’ Bracelet: One of the first gifts from my fiance when we started dating; we are Scrabble fanatics!

Pouch: Kate Spade Outlet, $28 (last summer). Need a hot pink clutch in your life? Well here you go: (1) Forever21: Patent Leatherette Clutch, $11.99 and (2) Gap: Printed Leather Clutch (peach sorbet), $15.99.

Strappy Sandals: Banana Republic (very old). A few pairs for your consideration: (1) DSW: Madden Girl Isobel Gladiator Sandal, $39.94, (2) DSW: Report Signature Owen Gladiator Sandal, $99.95; and (3) DSW: Crown Vintage Rochelle Gladiator Sandal, $44.95.

Phone Case: Rifle Paper Company c/o Neatly Nested.

6 Comments on Maxin & Relaxin

  1. Sushmitha
    July 10, 2014 at 11:05 pm (3 years ago)

    Adorable look, Linda! And when bloggers turn into besties, whats the separation for, right? 🙂

    • Linda
      July 11, 2014 at 7:22 am (3 years ago)

      Thanks Sushmitha! and you are right! no need for separation 🙂

  2. Shabnam
    July 11, 2014 at 12:55 am (3 years ago)

    Too cute that you and Mo did a double date. Definitey necessary for your stated reasons, ha 😉 I love the fit of this dress on you! Such a #classic like I said earlier!

    xx Shabnam

    • Linda
      July 11, 2014 at 7:23 am (3 years ago)

      you are too sweet! it was just funny proving to our men that we are real!haha!

  3. Lianna
    July 11, 2014 at 11:10 am (3 years ago)

    Love that maxi dress and that you have a blogger bestie 🙂

    Have a great weekend!

    • Linda
      July 13, 2014 at 7:19 pm (3 years ago)

      Thanks Liana! Looking forward to seeing you this week at the Alex & Ani event!