I get this feeling I’m in motion

80s maxi dress with tied up blouse

What I’m Wearing

* Vintage navy blue full skirt/maxi dress… seen once here in Jan/09′ w/ boots, a sweater and a blazer.
* C&C California sheer button down shirt, tied
* Modern Vintage Iris Bootie
* Vintage bangles
* Vintage Ralph Lauren bag
* Tom Ford cat eyes

* Hair: air-dried

* Title: lyrics from New Order – True Faith

Every time I wear a full/long skirt now I feel like Heidi is going to tell me I look like I’m going to Oktoberfest! But really, I felt more 50′s/Guess Ad/Farm Girl than anything else. When I was a girl -that’s what my grandma used to say which always cracked me up, as if she were a boy once… I digress, when I was a little girl, I would only wear dresses. I would NEVER wear pants. Never! It had more to do with the fact that I had a bubble butt and pants never fit me right or felt comfortable than the fact that I was uber girlie HOWEVER, when buying a new dress I pretty much had one rule the dress or skirt had to abide by and that was it HAD TO SPIN! I’m sure I’m not alone in this as many of you have daughters of your own who may be doing the same thing but I would try a dress on and immediately SPIN in the mirror and if it didn’t have the right flow, I vetoed it.

It was a bit windy while we were taking these photos which lifted the skirt of my dress a bit and immediately reminded me of trying on dresses when I was a little girl to see if they were spin-worthy… this one passed the test ;)

80s maxi dress with tied up blouse

80s maxi dress with tied up blouse

80s maxi dress with tied up blouse

80s maxi dress with tied up blouse

80s maxi dress with tied up blouse

80s maxi dress with tied up blouse

80s maxi dress with tied up blouse


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32 Comments

  • Mandy at Life in the Fashion Lane

    September 1, 2011 | Reply

    Love, love, love levity love!!! I am SO obsessed with full skirt/dresses paired with a button up! You look beautiful. I love the navy and cognac. One of my top 3 outfits on you!

  • Neris / Fashion Fractions

    September 1, 2011 | Reply

    WOW! You look so gorgeous! This dress is so amazing, especially paired with a button up! You look so feminine and pretty :)

    xxx,

    Fashion Fractions

  • Nadine

    September 1, 2011 | Reply

    Oh my god that is a STUNNING dress!! LOVE the drop-waist v-detail. If you ever get sick of it, would you consider shipping it to me in New Zealand? Excuse me now, gotta go ‘Pin It’ . . . :)

  • Amanda

    September 1, 2011 | Reply

    Wow!! Amazing outfit!

  • Anonymous

    September 1, 2011 | Reply

    i loveeeee this dress!

  • antique engagement rings

    September 1, 2011 | Reply

    Love the vintage bangles!

  • CessOviedo

    September 1, 2011 | Reply

    This has to be my favorite post from you, you look absolutely gorgeous in those pics and your smile is just perfect! Spin it!

    Cess O. <3 The Outfit Diaries

  • K.M.

    September 1, 2011 | Reply

    lovely♥
    love the nailpolish

  • My Dressy Ways

    September 1, 2011 | Reply

    Amazing dress! You look fabulous!

  • Sal

    September 1, 2011 | Reply

    What a GLORIOUS dress!

  • B.A.N.Crespin

    September 1, 2011 | Reply
  • Jess

    September 1, 2011 | Reply

    I just stumbled across your blog and I’m in love with this look. Just gorgeous.

    xo jess
    http://cheapbutchicclothes.blogspot.com/

  • Maria

    September 1, 2011 | Reply

    Hahaha! I used to do the same thing when I was little. When I tried on a skirt or a dress I couldn’t stop spinning and my mom would tell me to stay still to see how it fitted.

    Maria (@
    Green Love Designs

    formerly @
    My current hobby!

    )

  • Christine

    September 1, 2011 | Reply

    I LOVE that second picture. That’s exactly how I picture little girl Maegan looking as she spun in front of the mirror. :)

    apartment46.blogspot.com

  • Sing

    September 1, 2011 | Reply

    What a great skirt, endless options for sytling.

  • Lia

    September 1, 2011 | Reply

    I love this dress, especially with the knotted button down over it :) You look gorgeous, carefree, and happy!
    xoxo
    Lia

  • thankfifi

    September 1, 2011 | Reply

    Really beautiful shots.x

  • Vanessa, Take only Memories

    September 1, 2011 | Reply

    That is such a gorgeous dress! I really liked (like?) spinning in dresses and skirts, too. So much fun!!

  • Anonymous

    September 1, 2011 | Reply

    You’re absolutely right – if a dress does not have movement it’s not worth wearing. While I do wear shorter dresses, I always feel more “in my own element” when wearing a longer dress. Maybe coming of age in the 70′s has a lot to do with it. The maxi and midi thing just seemed to fit me because I’m tall and curvy. And for some reason, longer dresses make me feel more “balanced.” You remind me of a dancer in that dress, Maegs. I’ve always said that you were the original California girl. :) Toodles, Rita

  • mouse

    September 1, 2011 | Reply

    you should try pinning it the way it is in the first picture… looks a little burlesque-y, not at all in an obscene way but cute!

  • daer0n

    September 1, 2011 | Reply

    Beautiful, love the dress and the flowyness of it. :)

  • Alyssa

    September 1, 2011 | Reply

    DAMN IT MAEGAN THAT VINTAGE RL IS PERFECTION!
    Beautiful as always!

  • Mary Ann

    September 1, 2011 | Reply

    This is a fun skirt – and I like the shoes!

  • Lexy of BeautyFash

    September 1, 2011 | Reply

    Gorgeous shots! LOVE that dress, especially the drop waist. It looks amazing with the cognac and bright white. Love that animal bangle!

  • Heather

    September 1, 2011 | Reply

    Perfect dress and a perfect song. I love testing the spin worthiness of skirts….definitely reminds me of being 5 years old!

  • ChelsCheesecake

    September 1, 2011 | Reply

    Gorgeous photos. You’re so beautiful!

  • bananas.

    September 2, 2011 | Reply

    i am suh-wooning over this outfit of yours!!! and this fun little photoshoot. you look so comfortable in those shorts! twirl away my dear!!!

  • bananas.

    September 2, 2011 | Reply

    shots*

    i meant shots. ugh. i thought i deleted the r. damn typing fails.

  • Alela Sirah

    September 2, 2011 | Reply

    Who doesn’t love a full skirt! Reminds me of when I was little with my sunday’s best on twirling!
    http://fashionablyspeakn.blogspot.com/

  • antique wedding rings

    September 5, 2011 | Reply

    The dress is so sweet!

  • Huda

    September 6, 2011 | Reply

    beautiful as usual, love the full skirt.

  • Katie

    September 8, 2011 | Reply

    So much fun! I love this outfit…

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