maxin and relaxin

calivintage: maxin and relaxin

ok, you guys are gonna have to bear with me on this one. i may have gotten a little carried away taking photos for this latest post, but it’s only because it was so much fun standing up on the roof with my maxi skirt blowing around in the wind! especially because today was possibly the first time that i wore a maxi skirt in my entire life. or is this a midi? either way, i’m having a blast playing with longer lengths despite the “rules” for dressing a shorter (and curvier) frame. i say the rules were made to be broken. it’s more fun to experiment and play with your clothes than to feel boxed in, don’t you think?

p.s. after writing the title of this post, i now have the fresh prince theme song stuck in my head!

sunglasses: karen walker
top: j.crew selvedge chambray shirt
skirt: com-pleat though skirt from modcloth
shoes: kork ease bette wedges
lipstick: ysl rouge pur in le fuchsia

calivintage: maxin and relaxin
calivintage: maxin and relaxin
calivintage: maxin and relaxin
calivintage: maxin and relaxin
calivintage: maxin and relaxin
calivintage: maxin and relaxin

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  1. Dude, I love the maxi on you! I never would have considered a denim (chambray, before I’m corrected) shirt, and its really, really good!

  2. I’m 5’1″… and I actually feel TALLER when I wear maxis! It’s like you’re creating this tall columnar shape that’s really flattering and makes you look taller than you really are. Forget the “rules”… they don’t apply to everyone!

  3. Maybe it’s a midi-maxi? ;-) Either way, it’s gorgeous! I too have embraced the maxi for the first time this year, and I love the feel of the skirt swooshing around my legs :-)

    I absolutely LOVE that second photo with the light shining through the skirt…. Beautiful!!!

    I’ve actually just featured a photograph of you (which links to your blog) in my latest post – have a look :-)

  4. The photo of it billowing in the wind is gorgeous – I can see why you took so many pictures! I’m never sure when a midi becomes a maxi either – but whichever, it’s lovely.

  5. Totally adoring this look! Maxi’s suit you so much, you should definitely get more. I lost my maxi virginity last year. It’s such an alien feeling having material swishing about on your legs when you’re used to short hemlines! Addictive, though!

  6. It is quite sad how a lot of people have told me when I wear long skirts that they can’t do that since they are short and that it is nice to see me do it since I can being tall. I love that you said that rules are made for being broken. Good for you because you pulled it off and it will tell those shorter people to dry it anyway!!! You look great and it actually makes you look taller too!!

    1. thank you! i think it’s just so easy to be afraid of wearing certain clothes without ever even trying them! i definitely make it a point to do something outside of my comfort zone every once in a while, just so i know the possibilities are out there!

  7. I’m breaking this new Maxi skirt rules too because I’m so short. But I think short girls can also look great with a long skirt and a high waist

  8. You look so cute.

    I have to agree. Rules are made to be broken. I’m only 5’1″ but that’s not gonna stop me from wearing anything “maxi”. Play with clothes. It’s fun. Life’s way too short (no pun intended).

  9. The rules were DEFINITELY made to be broken! I’m not short per se, but I’m not tall – solidly average I guess. And I’m more curvy than not and a lot of my favorite pieces on me lately have been maxi or midi. So “feh!” to the rules! You look awesome – I’m loving the sheer pleated maxis lately. I really need to get me one!

  10. I am sooo very afraid of maxi length, but I am dipping my toes by trying a few on recently. This post is going to fuel my hunt to find the perfect one! I love it!

  11. Ha! I looove the phrase, “midi” instead of full-on maxi! :) Midi or maxi, either way, this looks is pure perfection! LOOVE the combo of structured button-up with a flowy skirt. And the photos are gorgeous!

    chloe **

  12. I love how this turned out, adn I completely agree with you – clothing rules are there to be broken Especially if the breaking turns out as well as this!

  13. This is such a simple yet beautiful outfit. The pictures are beautiful as well- I love the one from below with the skirt blowing and the light coming thru. Always inspiring erin!

  14. I love the pairing of the fanciful skirt with a classic shirt (buttoned all the way up). Those sunglasses are lovely and such a perfect shape for your face and hair!

  15. I’ve been wearing so many long skirts lately, but sadly only with boots, as we still have that cursed snow to deal with. I CANNOT WAIT to be able to wear them with shoes like you’re wearing here! Also loving the denim shirt with this look…

  16. The song lyric that came to mind when I saw this post was: “the answers my friend, are blowing in the wind…” :) I have one maxi (midi?) skirt, and a maxi dress, and I love them. Every year I want to buy more, but nothing i find is as awesome as what I already have.

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