Lookbook: Summer Blues

It hasn’t been that nice in Seattle so when the sun comes out, we always take advantage of it and go out just to enjoy the sun.

What I’m Wearing:
Dress: Fluxus
Hat: Eugenia Kim for Target
Sandals: Miss Trish for Target
Bracelet: Marika King Designs and Kate Gray Designs

Again with the hat but I really am loving this hat for the summer.  It can go with my casual outfit to this cute maxi dress.  I get lots of questions about maxi dresses… “are maxi dress still in?”, “can short girls wear them”,”should I wear a patterned or a solid maxi if I’m short?” and I’m here to say that YES short girls CAN wear maxi dresses!  I’m 5’2″ and I’m even wearing flats here so you can see that it still works. I think both patterned and solid works as long as with patterned maxi dresses, you keep your accessories very minimal.  Let the dress be the focus and nothing else should fight for the attention.


I’ve never been much of a target shopper for things like clothes and accessories.  Target is more of a place where I buy cleaning supplies and such.  However after seeing so many bloggers with such cute stuff form Target and after my good experience with the Cynthia Vincent for Target wedges, and Eugenia Kim hats, I find myself looking at their shoes and accessories even more now.  I found these cute Miss Trish for Target sandals and love the little seahorse embellishment.  I will have to say though, that I’m quite disappointed with these sandals.  While they are pretty comfortable, the back straps do not stay on my feet and was constantly falling all day long so that they were under my feet rather than staying on the back of my heels.  I have them on as tight as I can but they still slip.  It might be because Target does not carry a 5 and so I settled for the 5.5 so maybe I just need to punch an extra hole in the strap so that they fit.  But still… I didn’t like having to deal with the slipping strap all day.  I put them away, not sure if I will wear them again.


Anyway, back to the dress.  I love that this dress is made out of a jersey fabric as it makes it so comfortable that sometimes when I’m just lounging around the house I put this on.  I actually have two maxi dresses from this brand, the other one is black and has straps.  Since they are both so comfy and look great, they’ve also become my travel dresses.  I’ve been wearing them on my plane rides to tropical destinations.  I just wear a cardigan over it so that I’m warm enough on the plane.

Shop the lookbook:

GUESS Delainee Strapless Maxi Dress

I can’t find my dress online anymore but I love this brand as the fabric they use is so comfy.  Love this little dress with the ruffles and it’s currently on sale for $54!

Fluxus Ruffle Tube Dress

They sold out of my hat a long time ago but they still have this one available online.

 Eugenia Kim For Target Straw Sunhat

Although these didn’t quite work out for me, they are still really cute.  I like the black coral ones too!

Miss Trish Of Capri For Target White Seahorse Flat Sandal

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  • Christina
    June 28, 2010 at 1:21 pm

    Very pretty blue

  • dreamylacey
    June 28, 2010 at 1:22 pm

    your outfit is very nice. the color is perfect for you and I noticed you matched the blue of the hat with the blue of the dress….


  • Mrs.LifeAccounts
    June 28, 2010 at 1:27 pm

    Love the dress! I've had a tough time finding maxi dresses that I love, I finally found one recently at banana republic but it has only increased my desire to find a couple more! 🙂 I have the same hat as well as a couple other's from that line and I've been pulling them out quite a bit this summer!

  • Faith J.
    June 28, 2010 at 1:54 pm

    You look beautiful, and the hat give you a little extra height!

  • Diane
    June 28, 2010 at 2:08 pm

    so adorable!

  • prettyface
    June 28, 2010 at 2:09 pm

    OMG that blue and that dress in general- is stunning no you. So casual yet chic!! LOVE!!

  • DiamondsandTulle
    June 28, 2010 at 2:36 pm

    Love this adorable outfit Tiffany! I saw those sandals at Target too and thought they were so cute! Might have to try them on next time.

    xx Vivian @ http://diamondsandtulle.blogspot.com

  • Couture and Crayons
    June 28, 2010 at 2:39 pm

    Gorg!!! I've told you before that blue is a great color on you and I'll say it again. I have that hat and have yet to wear it, you've inspired me. As for the shoes they are adorable. Maybe you can just cut the back strap off and turn the shoe into a flip flop, I've done it with a pair of sandals similar in style.

  • WendyB
    June 28, 2010 at 3:11 pm

    Adore the hat!

  • Janine aka J-Ezzy @ *La Dolce Vita*
    June 28, 2010 at 3:19 pm

    I have become such a huge fan of maxi dresses, I now own 3 and I wear them every weekend, shame my puppy thinks the long flowy material is to play with, haha. I am 4'11" and I wear patterned and solid maxi dresses with flats, I think they look better with flats anyways. My blue maxi is almost the same color as yours! Really cut hat, I need to pull out my hats, they're all hiding in my closet. Glad you finally got a nice day in Seattle!

    When I traveled to cancun recently, I wore my maxi dress on the plane with a cardigan and it was the perfect traveling outfit!

  • fshnonmymind
    June 28, 2010 at 3:49 pm

    I'm going on a vacation soon and this post makes me think I should add at least one maxi dress to my closet (that ruffled trimmed number is a top contender).
    I have that hat and love it, but with our weather so hot, I can't wear it. 🙁
    I love the blue!!! Looks fab!!

  • Hanako66
    June 28, 2010 at 4:23 pm

    Tiffany!! you look adorable!

  • Katie
    June 28, 2010 at 4:26 pm

    Very cute outfit! Love the color of the dress and the hat. Sorry the shoes didn't work out!

  • Lemondrop Marie
    June 28, 2010 at 4:29 pm

    Love the maxi dress on you, very inspirational for another short girl! I bought one and haven't worn it yet, must find an occasion! The hat is lovely.

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  • Liz
    June 28, 2010 at 4:58 pm

    That color looks so great on you! I'm wishing for some royal blue now 🙂

  • janettaylor
    June 28, 2010 at 5:43 pm

    U are so beautiful!

  • emilypanda
    June 28, 2010 at 5:50 pm

    i love how your hat matches your dress, great look!

  • holly in heels
    June 28, 2010 at 5:54 pm

    SO cute, I love the blue and how you put everything together! Happy summery day!
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  • Really Petite
    June 28, 2010 at 6:23 pm

    how adorable are you? i could never pull off a dress like that!

    the hat is a nice touch 🙂

  • Ashley J
    June 28, 2010 at 6:54 pm

    I love this outfit on you! You look so stylish!


  • kimmie
    June 28, 2010 at 7:54 pm

    Aw, I'm sorry the Miss Tish sandals didn't work out for you. They're so cute!

  • Anthea
    June 28, 2010 at 8:39 pm

    You look very gorgeous in this. I think this could be your colour.

  • Beso
    June 28, 2010 at 10:15 pm

    Love the ruffle dress. Perfect for a hot summer day! It is adorable.

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    Thank you for sharing, as always, I look forward to your daily posts.

  • PetiteAsianGirl
    June 28, 2010 at 10:40 pm

    Ah, maxis DO work on petites, even with flats!! I have those sandals and I really don't understand why they don't make a 5? Even on me (I have half size bigger feet on you) they slip and they aren't the easiest to walk around in for long because there just isn't enough stuff holding the shoe to your feet. Oh well…they were cheap and cute beaching around : )

  • J
    June 29, 2010 at 4:54 am

    love the maxi esp with the fedora! great outfit and thanks for the recommends in seattle 🙂

  • babyxswts5
    June 29, 2010 at 5:39 am

    The maxi looks fab on you! I haven't yet bought one yet, but am quite tempted to…Thing is that I rarely wear dresses because I think I'm too pale (and I can't tan!). But since maxi's will cover my legs, maybe I'll give them a chance…hmmm~

  • H
    June 29, 2010 at 6:48 pm

    Love the blue ribbon on the hat … a nice match with the dress. For a rugged look, this hat might work :-).

  • MizzJ
    June 30, 2010 at 4:59 am

    You look aaamaazing in this outfit Tiffany!! That blue is stunning and I love your hat!

  • Andee Layne
    June 30, 2010 at 4:30 pm

    i love maxis and that eugenia kim hat looks perfect on you! I had to return mine bc it didnt fit me quite right! love the look! perfect for summer hun!!! xoxo


  • J.
    June 30, 2010 at 5:32 pm

    you're gorgeous in blue! I'm 5' and really only have 1 maxi dress, not really comfortable in it, but working on it…you give me more hope!

  • Tiffany's Small World
    July 1, 2010 at 12:40 am

    gorgeous!love your dress!


  • digitalsmacker
    July 1, 2010 at 6:00 pm

    Love the blue dress! Just recently discovered maxis. I have a black tank dress that I absolutely love–so comfy. Thanks for clearing up the short-maxi wearing issue. I always wondered about that. I'm the same height as you, so I thought being short would make it look funny. It looks great though! Sometimes I belt it up just for fun and wear some wedges with my maxi dress.

    Thanks for the info on the UO jacket–very cute!


  • Vickii
    July 4, 2010 at 1:12 pm

    You look very cute in your maxi dress and fedora! Love the look!