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Wednesday, May 6, 2009

All MAXI'd Out...

Something you may have guessed by now, Mrs. Jetplane loves dresses. From Spring until the end of Fall I'm in dresses and skirts at work and at 'play'. And this summer will be like last summer, I'm obsessed with Maxi dresses, but unfortunately I refuse to pay a lot of money for the cute dresses I don all weekend long.


Over the past two months or so I've been lucky to pick up some cute cotton numbers from Old Navy and Target. **Remember Mrs. Jetplane is short like 5'2" short and when I wear these with flats they are longer than they appear on the models.


Very funny story about this below dress. I wore it on Sunday running into Target and the Commissary for grocery shopping... I had a cute lil girl spot me about 10 times in Target and every time say... "Look MOM there is that girl in the pretty dress... mom... look... isn't that dress pretty??? Oh Mom I want a pretty dress just like that!!"


Too cute right? Well at the Commissary it was a little different story, I had 3 old sailors tell me that they liked my dress too and a number of stares as well... it was much cuter coming from the lil girl... I need to pick up this lil number during my next Target visit....


Happy Wednesday to all. Please remember to keep voting for your favorite pug, polls close soon... Someone put up a link to Facebook I see, very crafty...

UPDATE: Questions about length.... I buy XS and the lengths on the Target ones are never a problem. I wear flats and they hit the top of my feet. I prefer them to be to the floor and just my feet peeking out. The Old Navy ones are a little longer, I can wear sandals with a heel, but I honestly don't mind them touching the ground a little. That's just me... that's how I roll...

16 comments:

New Girl on Post said...

LOVE those! I've always wanted a Maxi dress, but wasn't sure how they'd look on me since I'm short. Now that I know you are a tiny bit shorter than me and still look good, I'll have to buy one! :)

LC said...

I am 5'3" and thos Maxi dresses are just too long on me. Do you wear them with heels when you go to the store? Flats just don't get me high enough and the dresses just drag on the floor!

PinkSass said...

I am also obsessed with the maxi! I have the opposite problem of finding ones that long enough for me since I'm so tall. My chi bff is about your height and gets her shortened.

KLC said...

I really want a maxi dress but I thought I was too short to pull it off! (I'm 5'1") But since you are only a a tiny bit taller than me you have given me hope :) Love that Target one, I'm gonna go check it out!

Lis said...

I'm obsessed with these too!! And I have the same "pretty dress" lol!! :) I haven't worn it yet - but I might break it out this weekend!

Marge said...

I have the navy blue dress from Target and LOVE it. It's so comfy and perfect for spring. I got a Med and I'm 5'5 and it is perfect with flats. So fun!

Brown Eyed Girl said...

I love Maxi dresses but I look horrible in them all! See, the girls are bigger than big so when I put one on it just flows straight down from them making it appear as if I am preggo. Not cute....

with.much.love said...

As a short girl (5'4'') I never thought I could pull this look off either, but I always like to at least TRY stuff and I was pleasantly surprised to find that an XS actually looks super cute and not too long at all. I know have five maxi dresses and am resisting the urge for a new one from NY&Company this weekend!

Mrs. Newlywed said...

I've been buying Old Navy maxi dresses like crazy.

Seriously...obsessed.

Mojito Maven said...

oooooo. as you know i've been on the hunt for the perfect maxi. i might just have to get one of these.

Sweet Simplicity said...

I can't wait for it to warm up here so I can wear mine. I think we are similar in size. I'm debating on whether or not to get my target one hemmed.

Blue-Eyed Bride said...

i love that last dress!

Sweet Bea said...

Wet Seal (?!?) has some cute ones as well...I've been going back and forth because I'm also 5'2 and don't want to swim in it. I think another key for us short gals is to keep the pattern simple, or to pick a solid. Thanks for the recs!

*kimmie* said...

I'm 5'2" and I find too that the XS cotton dresses fit perfectly! The best part is I'm usually a Medium, so the XS is a total confidence booster every time I put them on! (I'm having deja vu, so if I posted this comment on a previous maxi dress post, just ignore. =)

Crazy Shenanigans said...

I love those! I love maxi dresses! I'm short as well so it's always kinda hard to find them the right length

. Becca . said...

LOOOOVE maxi dresses! You should post these on GG too! :) Do you know how to do it the easy way?

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