This Alive + Olivia silk floral maxi dress is another item I have been stalking on the clearance rack. It took my breath away the first time I saw it. The print always seemed to catch my eye. I hesitated unsure if the bold print was too much. I gathered second opinions on Instagram and you all voted for me to get it (thanks for the support ya’ll!) I really could not help myself when the dress dropped to 75% off. I love Alice + Olivia, but the full-priced items can be a bit expensive. That is why I hunt the clearance racks at Bloomingdale’s for A+O pieces like this one.
It is nice to have an event in mind when I purchase an item. I haven’t found a specific occasion for this dress yet. Although wearing it on my blog is a very special occasion if you ask me! Because I am so tall (5’9″) It is rare I find a maxi dress that I can actually wear with heels.
Tony and I shot this look as more of an editorial than a regular outfit post. This one was a little out of my comfort zone, but I want to take a more artistic aesthetic and really challenge myself to be more creative with my posts. I hope you all enjoy this one and check out my Instagram to see a special video Tony created just for this shoot!
Thank you for reading.
Shopping Tip: If you are hesitating on purchasing an item, think of at least 3 different ways you can wear it. I’ll be wearing this piece as a dress, layered with a jacket, or putting on a sweater to wear it as a maxi skirt. How would you wear this dress and what do you think of it?
Photos by Tony Oberstar