May 1, 2013 - Better You, Easy Outfits, I Feel Pretty, Style

I Feel Pretty | Maxed Out

maxi skirt street style

maxi skirt, denim shirt, tank   maxi skirt, tank top, denim shirt

denim shirt, tank

maxi skirt and wedges

maxi skirt, denim top

[Maxi Skirt:  Target (Similar)/Denim Shirt:  H&M (Similar)/Tank:  Forever 21/Earrings:  Target/Necklace:  Gift from Priscila/Sunnies:  Similar/Bracelets:  c/o Alex and Ani/Wedges:  Target]

Life has been moving at an uncomfortably hectic pace lately.  So last Friday, I packed up the car and the kids and we drove to Austin for the weekend to meet up with my husband who is there on business.

It was so refreshing just to get away from all of the responsibilities, sports practices and household duties for a few days to recharge our batteries and enjoy some family time.  We shopped, swam, toured the state capitol and ate loads of yummy food.  Oh and took outfit pics downtown, of course.  🙂


It’s Your Turn: What’s your favorite way to recharge when you’re feeling maxed out?

I Feel Pretty

It’s time for this week’s I Feel Pretty link party.  But first, let’s take a look at last week’s Pretty of the Week.

She’s Kayla of Love Lucy Girl!


The colors in Kayla’s outfit just made me smile.  I mean how can you not love an outfit that makes you smile?

I Feel Pretty

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 with Get Pinspired, The Pleated Poppy, Shanna, Wardrobe Wednesday, Whatever, Whenever Wednesday and Stylelixir, Falling for Friday, Casual Friday, Friday’s Fancies, Six Sisters Stuff

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  • I love this look. Very classic.

  • Saxon

    I love this outfit! I have similar pieces and I’m going to try it Friday for lunch with the girls.

  • Lacey at Sunny + Turquoise

    LOVE the maxi and denim together, I never would have through of that! Of course we are similar, I just bought those wedges and blogged about them today, they are so perfect!!

  • I’m wearing my maxi skirt today too! Warmer weather just begs for it. 🙂 Hopefully I’ll get a pic of it too and finally get back to blogging! Love this outfit on you.

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  • Getting away sounds like a great way to recharge your batteries! I love this maxi skirt look, but I always love everything you put together 🙂 Just realized I forgot to link back for the link up to your blog. Will go fix that!

  • Love this look, Alison! For some reason, I just can’t pull off maxi skirts! 🙁 Glad to hear you had a fun weekend!

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  • Good for you!! Glad you took the chance to spend some time with family. We all need to do that more, instead of sitting at our desks just to sit at our desks {okay, I do that because I feel guilty about leaving early, even though my job is winding down and I don’t have a lot to do}. And I absolutely love the outfit! I don’t think I can pull off a maxi, but I love the look!

  • You know how I love my maxi skirts!! The shoes are the perfect touch:)

  • very pretty! I love the sandals! Maxi skirts/dresses are of my favorite pieces. I’ll have to try it with the knotted denim, you look great!

  • Kym

    I have the same exact skirt and I also thought it’d be fun to pair it with a knotted chambray 🙂 But I love how you added coral underneath – it really makes everything pop! You look so very pretty!

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  • You look really tall here, Allison.. love this casual look, great everyday wear!


  • Love the striped maxi skirt!! I have my eye on a striped maxi dress I saw recently in TJMaxx! The denim jacket goes so well with it! The drive to Austin and spending time with family seem so much fun! Hope you are having a wonderful day!
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  • Cute outfit! Love chambray with a maxi! My favorite way to recharge is getting a new haircut or a pedicure. Thanks for visiting my blog. Can we follow each other? Linking up now!


  • Love how you styled that outfit! I admit, my fave thing to do when I am stressed out is just have the house to myself to watch embarrassingly bad reality tv shows. 🙂

  • I adore Austin! That is where I grew up, so I am jealous you got to spend time there! Love those wedges 🙂

  • Seriously, You are looking like a movie star here Alison! I’m also a big maxi fan so don’t be surprised if I steal this fab look anytime soon! 🙂


  • Great outfit! The maxi is fantastic and I love those shoes!!

  • There are no words for how much I want that gorgeous skirt in my closet!!! Love this look!

  • you look beautiful, like you take week-end trips all the time. so nice to get away, i would love to visit austin sometime.

  • It’s nice that you were able to take time out and enjoy the weather with your family. I love those target wedges. It didn’t look good on me when I tried it on, but it looks really good on you. 🙂


  • I love this casual look. Plus I bet it is extra comfy to wear.


  • Love the maxi skirt and jean jacket combo!

  • Ahh you are the sweetest thing in the entire world! Thank you so much for featuring me and your kind words! Hugs! MUAH!! xoxo!


  • Love that maxi. I feel in love with these last summer. So comfortable and versatile. Those wedges are super cute!

  • Oh I love Kayla’s outfit! Such a cute color combo.
    So, I’m loving your outfit today! I’ve been thinking of getting some variation of a neutral colored striped maxi for a while now and I love how you wore your denim top. Plus, I was *this close* to buying those exact wedges the other day! They’re so perfectly classic. Your weekend sounds like a lot of fun! It’s so nice to get away for a while sometimes 🙂

  • You look so pretty in this Allison! I wish I would look this good in a maxi, sadly I don’t.

  • I’ve never been brave enough to wear a maxi skirt or dress! I even bought one once, but chickened out and sold it on eBay! You make it look so easy to pull off, though!! I love it with the jacket!

  • You can’t go wrong with a black and white maxi. Love your casual tied up chambray paired with it!

  • I am glad you were able to take some time off! 🙂 In today’s fast paced life we always forget to take some time off to enjoy simple things in life, such as spending some quality time with the family! I love your skirt and those wedges are to die for.

    – Sukhi

  • What a great skirt! Your wedges are gorgeous – they look stylish and comfortable.
    Great you were able to escape for a couple of days!!

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  • Love a maxi and chambray shirt! It is such a great combo. I wish my hubs and I could get away for a little bit to recharge after his law school exams are over. Unfortunately I think we are just going to have to settle for a little down time at home.


  • Rachel

    I love your maxi! You look stunning!!

  • I have been searching all over for a black and white striped maxi and I can’t find one anywhere! I love this on you!

  • Love that skirt, you look great!

  • LOVE your outfit! SO cute. I have a similar maxi skirt. Love how you paired it with the denim shirt, tied! Glad you had fun in Austin. I love Austin!

  • Ada

    Hey Alison, what a Gorgeous Fun Outfit. I need a Stripped Maxi Skirt & a Chambray Top in my closet ASAP. This outfit definitely calls for Summer & those Wedges are Beautiful & Neutral. You have the best Wedge Sandals. I featured your Yellow Shirt-dress from last week, also. =) And I forgot to link up today but I will link up tomorrow, I promise. =)

    Also, this Saturday is My Birthday. Since this year I won’t be doing much celebration at home because I am now a mom and my baby is still very young, I figured to have a Blog Birthday Party instead. I invited all of my Readers, Followers and other Stylish Bloggers to participate by styling an outfit of their choice and E-Mail me said outfit no later than Saturday morning at the latest. You are more than welcome to participate. *Hint Hint I Love Dresses*. Thanks so much.

  • Maxi skirts are definitely a great addition to the summer time! So cool and comfy and I love that you spiced it up with Chambray. 🙂 I have this same skirt, but in nude and black!

  • I’ve got to remember about this link-up! Next week!! Love your maxi. You look so pretty.


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  • Gorgeous! I really need to get my hands on a maxi skirt or dress–they’re all so long on me, which is a bummer!

  • I love this look! Your shoes are absolutely adorable!

  • You are totally rockin the maxi!

  • Cute outfit! I love your striped maxi skirt! I just bought one at the J Crew Outlet and I can’t wait to wear it:) Have a good evening!

    Lillies & Silk

  • A little shopping & good food with family sounds like a perfect prescription for de-stressing!
    From one maxi lover (moi)… rocked this one! CUTE CUTE CUTE!!

  • Oh. My. I LOVE your outfit!! Casual and stylish at the same time – totally awesome. =) you’re such a gorgeous lady.

  • I love this look Alison! Easy & chic. Glad you were able to get away for some R & R.


  • That skirt is so fun! Love it.

  • I love the coral and navy stripes together – you look gorgeous as always Alison! It sounds like you had a great weekend, there’s nothing quite like a little getaway to recharge your batteries. I’m the same – a few days away at the beach always makes me feel wonderful, as soon as I see the ocean or walk on the sand I feel instantly relaxed. Or if I can’t do that, a little mani/pedi or massage goes a long way! 🙂 I hope you have a great weekend, thanks for hosting this link up!

    Lauren xx

  • Oooh, I just love a good maxi skirt.

    just love

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  • hl

    I’ve been noticing the maxi skirt trend for awhile now. I’m pretty short (4’11”) and just assumed that they aren’t flattering on short girls. But I’ve seen plenty of shorties who look really cute in them. I may try them out. Thanks for the inspiration! Oh and I found you through a eshakti review not stitchfix. oops!

  • Gorgeous look!