Sunday, September 28, 2014

Maximize

Top - Forever 21, Skirt - What A Girl Wants, Shoes - CMG, Clutch and Earrings - SM Accessories, Watch - Kenneth Cole
I was off to attend a wedding dinner reception at Marco Polo and I honestly had no idea what to expect from the event since the couple already had a lavish beach wedding and reception in Boracay a couple days before. (Check out what I wore to the beach wedding here.) I also had no idea what the dress code was. But since the venue was a prestigious hotel, I figured that I'd maximize with a maxi. (See what I did with the word play there? Harhar.) Like I said in the beach wedding post, I love how maxi skirts can go from casual to formal depending on how you style it.


Went with a flowy top to hide the belly so I can indulge in the delicious buffet and kept the color tones clean and neutral. I am still more often than not, a minimalist, so I also kept the accessories simple.

The problem with a flowy top + flowy skirt combination is that it tends to look nightgown-ish. With my long hair down, the overall look appeared a bit unkempt in my opinion. So on this rare occasion, I opted to tie my hair up in a ponytail to polish the look. There, that's more like it!

This outfit kept me cozy and comfy all night long. ;)

 

65 comments:

  1. I also went to a wedding party reception this weekend too! you look gorgeous in this dress, hope you had fun!
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  2. Looks gorgeous! I have a similar flowy top from F21 too :) x

    The Belle Narrative

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  3. You look beautiful! I love how you mixed that top with that skirt... gorgeous!

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  4. Long skirts are always a comfy choice! ;)
    kiss

    Eli
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  5. Amazing outfit - would love it of you could check out my latest 'Him and Her' fashion post xo

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  6. Such a lovely outfit! :) I'm a big fan of maxi skirts too, they are great everyday wear but still look more pulled together than jeans :) And so comfortable!

    Away From The Blue

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  7. That look is absolutely perfect! I hope you had a wonderful time at the wedding!

    XxMO
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  8. You look gorgeous in your outfit! Love the maxi skirt on you <3

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  9. Loving your top, very stylish!

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  10. You look lovely in the maxi dress (: x

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  11. Fabulous look! I love everything from head to toe!!

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  12. You look marvelous. One can never go wrong with a beautiful maxi skirt. I loved your beach wedding look too <3

    xx

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  13. You look gorgeous and this outfit is perfect for a wedding reception!

    Shannon
    Clothes & Quotes

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  14. You look lovely. I'm obsessed with the ruffle of the top. Hope you had a wonderful time :)

    Jessica xo
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  15. this dress looks great on you !!

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  16. I think the flowiness of the overall outfit looks great on you! Not nightgownish at all, though the hair up was a good choice :D
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  17. Gorgeous skirt!! Fab
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  18. Precioso el look, en especial la falda. Un abrazo.
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  19. This look is perfect for going out, i love the ruffled top and maxi skirt paired together!

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  20. I like the dress you chose. Great choice for the wedding. Anyway, thanks for your lovely comment on my blog! it’s made my day *big smile* ! I really like your blog! Would you like to follow each other to stay in touch? Let me know :) xx

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  21. Beautiful!!! I love yout skirt ;) Perfect!!!! www.outsidefashioncatwalk.com

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  22. Love this! I agree, maxis can be hard to style. I didn't realize that hair made such a visible difference! Your polished pony ties everything together.

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    1. Yes, the hair really cleaned up the look. Thank you! :)

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  23. this is the perfect wedding guest dress! just the right amount of formal. major bonus that it was comfortable too!

    xo,
    gabby
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  25. Following you via bloglovin :) have a great day!

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  26. You look amazing! Love the bag!
    Great outfit :)

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  27. I love wearing looser clothing when I know I am going to indulge. Love the neutrals. Thanks for stopping by my blog.

    xo, Amy Ann
    The Real Arnolds

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  28. these peaces look like a gorgeous dress together. love it!
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  29. LOVE That skirt. The top with the skirt look beautiful together.

    - Sarah :)
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  30. This is such a beautiful look for a wedding reception dinner - you look so chic! :)

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    x

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  31. I love maxi skirts. You're looking gorgeous!

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