Nov 17, 2009

Lookbook: Honolulu Maxi Dress

You've seen a glimpse of this dress from my honolulu post but I love it so wanted to share it as a lookbook. I used to have such an aversion to maxi dresses as I just assumed that shorties like me couldn't pull them off. But after seeing them countless times on a petite girl like Nicole Richie, I decided to try one on and now I'm addicted! They are the best to just slip on a breezy summer day (or when you are on vacation in Hawaii).

What I'm Wearing:
Dress: Yumi Kim
Sandals: Steven by Steve Madden (similar to these)
Necklace: Tiffany & Co. (the latest gift from my hubs)
Yumi Kim
Yumi Kim has yet to disappoint me and I now own quite a few pieces from her line. This maxi dress even fit length wise for me which pretty much never happens. The only thing is, I kinda have a gigantic rib cage. No really, I do and I've known this since I was about 12 when my mom had me try on my sister's dress and we couldn't even zip it up over my rib cage when she and I were the same size. This always becomes a problem with dresses that don't have much give in the chest area. Also being a size 0 and a 34C doesn't help for fitted bra cup dresses, as I usually find them to be much too small for my size. But to fix all of these problems, I just had my tailor put a zipper in on the side and voila! it fits perfect. I tend to be one that is very conscious of my chest so very rarely wear low cut dresses but this dress kept the girls in pretty well and didn't make me feel like they were the focal point as some dresses can do to them.
Yumi Kim

It looks like she is sold out of this dress but you can still get this one in the same print (on sale even!)
click on the pictures to take you to the link

or this top

It was the perfect print for my surroundings and unfortunately was the only place that I've worn it this year but we have quite a few destination weddings booked for 2010 so I suspect I'll be bringing this dress along with me!

update: Just saw that Yumi Kim is having 25% off this week! Perfect time to stock up!

30 comments:

  1. Tiffany, you are so gorgeous!

    xoxo
    Amy

    thebargainhunterextraordinaire.blogspot.com

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  2. I think you may have convinced me, I'll have to pick up a great maxi on sale for my holiday vacation! You look great, and the look is totally balanced, the cut isn't too revealing since the dress is long! Thanks for your comment, you made my day :)

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  3. you look beautiful! seriously the perfect dress and print for a tropical setting.

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  4. this dress is adorable on you! i too LOVE maxi dresses.

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  5. Darling, you look fab in that dress! Perfect for the Hawaii heat. :) I love living in Maui! Summer 365! :) But I do wish we could doing more layering with our wardrobe here. Take care chica!

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  6. Love that Yumi Kim floral pattern! So fun and summery :)

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  7. You're like pure sunshine Tiffany! You look so pretty & happy I love this pic of you ;-)

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  8. So fun! come back, we can find more opps for you to wear maxi dresses!!!

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  9. love the dress =) and the pattern is sooo cute on you!!

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  10. You look great Tiffany and what a fitting dress for lovely Honolulu!

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  11. I was iffy about maxi dresses too bc i'm so petite, but I might have to rethink this now!

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  12. I love Yumi Kim. I have a top in this pattern but you didn't share it here...it's the one with sleeves that tie up the side and has a v that also ties. It's beautiful and I love that I've been able to wear it in warm weather and now in cold weather. it looks amazing on you:)

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  13. You look so pretty! I didn't like the maxi's at first, but have grown to love them!

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  14. You look gorgeous! I feel the same way about my height and my boobs, the zipper is a great idea Tiff!

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  15. I have yet to buy a Yumi Kim piece - all the pieces are amazing!

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  16. Such a pretty dress! I've never tried on a maxi dress...I don't know, I just feel like it wouldn't flatter me!

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  17. That dress is amazing and it looks stunning on you!

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  18. You're a size 0 and a 34C?! And you're Asian?! haha just saying.. but anyways what I really wanted to say was that the dress looks great on you!

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  19. tiff!! you and i are definitely sistas from another mista!! i am a size 0 and 32C (ok i know you're a 34) but its almost the same!! i know its definitely hard to find things that fit well.... i hate when its so tight at the ribs you cant breath...ugh!!

    oh and...LOOKBOOK SHOWDOWN!!! its on mama! just stay off my block bitch!

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  20. That's so summery and incredibly demure but sexy at the same time

    Style on a String :: Because style has nothing to do with money.

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  21. what a great print

    dallas
    http://dillydallas.blogspot.com

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  22. your look makes me miss summer!!!! I love the print.

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