July 31, 2013 - Easy Outfits, I Feel Pretty, Style

I Feel Pretty | In Transition

Maxi Dress Summer and Fall

It’s fun to dress for fall.  No more tank tops and shorts, fall is full on real outfit time!  Everywhere I look in the fashion and blogging world, I’m already seeing fall transitional pieces and outfits.  And while I’d love to say that I’ve started working on my own fall transitional wardrobe, I’m not.  It’s still just too darn hot here to even think about it here.

But when I got this maxi dress last week from Lime Street Fashion, I thought it would be a perfect piece to experiment with a transition into fall.   As you already know, maxi dresses are one of my obsessions.  They are just so easy to wear for almost all of my mom activities.  I wore one grocery shopping yesterday!

Lime Street Fashion speaks my kind of language.  They are an online retailer that provides stylish and trendy clothing that holds up to the demands of everyday life.  The owners, Katie and Tiffany, are busy moms too.  They do their best to provide outfits for other busy moms who want to look stylish and feel comfortable so you can live your life and look fabulous doing it.

This beautiful “Andi” maxi dress is one in their collection.  And a perfect one to test out the seasonal versatility of this wardrobe workhorse.

Maxi Dress Now and Later


Zig Zag Maxi Dress Summer Full

[Dress:  c/o Lime Street Fashion/Wedges:  Target]


For my fall transition, I layered on a denim shirt and added riding boots.  I like the slightly southwest vibe of this look.

Zig Zag Maxi Dress Fall

[Dress:  c/o Lime Street Fashion/Shirt:  H&M (similar)/Boots:  Frye]


How would you like to win your own maxi dress to transition into fall?  One lucky girl is going to do just that!  Lime Street Fashion will be giving away this gorgeous Anna maxi dress to a GYPO reader.


Just pick any of the easy ways to enter the giveaway below.  A winner will be selected at random next Wednesday.  Good luck!

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Also, my $100 giveaway to The Shopping Bag is still going on until Friday.  Be sure to enter HERE.

I Feel Pretty

It’s the day of the week at GYPO where we celebrate what makes us feel pretty. Whether it’s a new outfit, hairstyle, or makeup, the I Feel Pretty link up is about anything and everything that makes your life prettier. Even if you’re not a blogger, you can still play along. Just tell me what made you feel pretty this week in the comments!

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  Link up your outfits or anything else that makes you feel pretty. There are just a few simple rules: 1. Follow GYPO. (Facebook, Twitter, Bloglovin‘) 2. Link up your pretty post. 3. Link back to my blog (using the button above or your own link). 4. Visit other pretty peeps. That’s it! Let the fun begin.

Getting my pretty on today with Aloha Friday, Friday’s Fancies, Friday’s FiveReal Girl Glam, Putting Me Together, Style Sessions, The Pleated Poppy, Shanna and Sarah.

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  • Fiona

    I would so buy a maxi dress!

  • Great minds think alike! I also wore a maxi with a tired up chambray on my post today, such a great transitional outfit.


  • You look great in a maxi Alison! I would love to enter the give away but I don’t do Facebook – so next time:) Susan

  • This dress is simply amazing, love the print. You are glowing.

  • You transitioned this dress nicely! I love it both ways and the colors are really pretty 🙂

  • Lori S H

    Wow! That’s a great dress and the prices are incredible!

  • You should live in a maxi. You should never ever ever take it off. And I love it with the denim shirt. So cute!

  • Love the idea of adding boots under a maxi for fall–super cute!

  • Love the transition! I’ll get in touch soon!! Hope you had a nice vacation.

    xo Lulu

  • Saxon

    I love how you’ve styled your maxi for Fall. I have one I can do that with too! I’ve been looking at the selection at Lime Street. I think the Jessica Tunic and the Sarah Shirt would be a fantastic transition pieces. And, I ADORE the Piper Maxi Dress! Cute clothes and great prices!

  • Such a gorgeous dress! I love the print and the cut is so flattering!

  • So pretty, Alison! How tall are you, this maxi looks like it hits you perfectly, I always worry they’ll be too long on me, so I fear ordering.

  • I love the Daphne maxi and the pattern of the Stephanie dress is so pretty! I love the way you transitioned your maxi from summer to fall. I can’t wait to try something similar!

  • Johanna

    The dress is beautiful and you look great!

  • Love the dress (and I really love the fall option with boots)!

  • I like the Bethany Belted dress and also the Stephanie dress. The Sophia Ruffle is cute but not really for me. I like the Daphne too but that is another that I don’t think would look right on me.

    FYI – The Pinterest link didn’t work for me… I had to go to their site to follow. Maybe it’s just my end? But I thought I’d mention it.

  • Seriously…You are just ADORABLE x10000000000000! I love both looks so, so much and on a sidenote, I absolutely adore your hair!

    xoxoxoxox! 🙂

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  • What a pretty maxi dress! It doesn’t start to get hot here in Southern CA until Sept/Oct so I will be wearing shorts for some time. But the nights do get pretty chilly so if we do something at night is when I can wear some transitional pieces.


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  • Oh yes…..transition looks are already in mind & I will definitely take inspiration from you Alison!!!


  • I love the maxi with the boots.


  • You look gorgeous! I love this dress on you 🙂

    Sincerely Miss Ash

  • You look gorgeous – I’m so glad I have found your site. Love following you on Facebook & Instagram. 🙂

    Thanks for a giveaway opportunity, I would love to buy the Emily Skirt, or one of the other Maxi skirts.

  • Jennifer

    The Michelle Dress

  • You look gorg! And YES, adding a chambray or jacket to a maxi is the perfect transition for fall…but you are so right….it’s too crazy hot to be thinking of Fall just yet! Gotta love Texas weather! 🙂 Thanks for lining up!

  • Alina

    The dress looks fantastic on you! I’d get the Darla Denim jacket to wear it with.

  • Sean C

    I adore both looks. I’d definitely buy any of their maxi dresses!

  • Mary

    I love the dress you have on! The colors are great and it would be a great transition piece. Love your blog…one of the first ones I read each day!

  • Such pretty maxidresses! I also love the piper maxidress 🙂

  • ellen casper

    Love the Andi Maxi Dress

  • Love the summer to fall transition with this maxi.

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  • I don’t normally think of maxi dresses in the fall, so I’m really happy you showed two ways to style it. You look great and that giveaway is awesome!! Thanks for hosting your linkup Alison! ; )

  • Lisa

    It took me about 30 seconds from the time I hopped on your website to click over to Lime Street and order the dress you’re wearing. It wil be perfect for the start of school.

  • Love this! This is exactly what I plan on doing with 99% of my wardrobe…since I can’t buy any new pieces anyways! Boots and dresses are always a hit 🙂

  • Meg

    The Daphne Maxi…I’ve had dreams about the perfect maxi and that is it. Love seeing all these fall transition looks. While I agree its much to warm yet to think of layering I am getting excited for the thought of boots and cozy sweaters. & thanks for the linkup!

  • I love it! Such a simple way to make it work for fall, and I think it really adds something to the outfit! I’m not even thinking about the fall transition either! It’s been pretty hot here as well. Although, fall is my favorite time of the year to dress for!

  • Ada

    I love clothes that are multi-purposeful & can work for different seasons. Your beautiful FREE Maxi Dress (love the Chevron print) does just that. It’s a great dress & great giveaway.

    I think you will like the outfit I am linking up today. Check it out.

    Have a Good one, Ada. =)

  • I love that maxi dress and am still in search of one that fits me well. I’m loving the ones offered by Lime Street Fashion, though, so I will definitely be looking there!

  • I love that dress – it’s so pretty!

  • I love the Anna Maxi Dress! 🙂

  • I am really loving the maxis! I want the Monica Maxi Dress!

  • Pieces that can transition from one season to the next are the best ones. Loving your fall look. 🙂

  • Shannon

    The brianna twist dress is soooo cute!

  • I LOVE the Maxi you are wearing! I can’t wait for fall now to pair my maxis with a jacket 😀

  • Moira

    Love the Isabella Shift Dress!

  • I’d love the brianna twist dress! =) Awesome giveaway, and you look so gorgeous in your maxi dress. Love that pattern! Thanks for the linkup. =)

  • ani

    Alison, you look so gorgeous in that maxi dress. Those colours look so good with your skin tone and hair colour. I dont want the fall to come yet hehe 🙂


  • What a great maxi! For more warmth you could also switch out the chambray for a denim jacket and maybe even add a scarf. 🙂

    Style of One’s Own

  • I absolutely adore that maxi you’re wearing!! And guess what?! I finally bought my first maxi! I had to buy it from eBay because it was sold out online, and all they had left on eBay was a “tall” size. But I think it’ll work for me since I am tall. Plus, it’s the type of maxi that can be folded to be worn as a skirt, too. I think it’s only 2″ longer than the regular size anyway. But I’m so excited to get it! I plan to wear it with my denim jacket when the weather cools down. I had never thought to pair it with boots like you did! I love that look!! Can’t wait to check out all the gorgeous dresses at Lime Street Fashion, too!

  • Veloria in Velvet

    Such a pretty maxi…loving the chevron print. I’m a huge fan of tying a chambray over any outfit…such a great look!

    Veloria in Velvet

  • I LOVE the chambray over maxi look! Definitely one of my go tos. You look fabulous of course!

  • What a cute maxi dress!

  • I love that maxi! : ) super cute

  • love the maxi dress two ways but i am still in denial that we should be thinking of fall outfits now… noooooo…… 🙂


  • Cute maxi dress! Love the look of the layered chambray shirt too. It’s hard to believe it’s already fall preview time, but admittedly I don’t mind as I love fall fashion! 🙂

  • I don’t even want to think about autumn yet but I certainly love your dress paired with the denim jacket.
    Great look.

    Annette | Lady of Style

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  • I can’t even begin to think about fall in this weather, but I’m loving a denim jacket over a maxi anytime!

  • Gorgeous dress. Love it paired with the denim shirt.

  • It is perfect both ways, I love the print of the dress!

  • I absolutely love dressing for fall. I can’t wait until some cooler weather comes!


  • What a pretty dress! I love fall and winter outfits as well but it’s way too hot now to even think about it! Haha

  • I adore this maxi
    The style and color are great
    I started embracing the button up over the maxi this summer
    I love the look

  • Love this maxi dress so much! Love the colors – just perfect for summer!

  • Love this idea. I’m not buying anything strictly summer anymore because I’m already thinking fall – that happened right when the kids’ school supply lists came out. 🙂 I always think of maxi dresses as summer but it’s true they’re perfect for fall too.

  • Claudia Wagner

    l absolutely love that chevron dress, it’s so pretty!

  • Teresa

    Just found your site..Love both looks! Love Maxi’s!

  • Just found your blog through a link up from another blogger! Love your sense of style 🙂 Following you on Bloglovin’ now!

    A Splash Of Tan

  • I love how you transitioned your maxi for fall- I do the same thing with a jean jacket, but am still working to find the perfect shoes to go with my dress, since flip flops don’t exactly scream autumn.
    Have a great weekend!

  • Hanna

    Hi there, I’m Hanna! I’m co-hosting the Aloha Friday hop this week and just wanted to stop by, say hi and follow your blog 🙂


  • So fab!

    Thank you for linking up with Friday’s Fab Favorites!

    Lauren xx

  • Natalie

    Love lime street!!! I’ve purchased several pieces and I am super happy with them!!

  • Krystal

    I would definitely buy a maxi dress…I love that they can be worn in different seasons!

  • haha I love that you said fall is “real outfit” time. I totally agree! I find footwear tricky with a maxi for the fall, I see you did choose a closed-toe shoe and it looks good. I may have to rethink my maxis for fall situation.

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