28 April 2013

Spring and Summer Maxi

Summer is definitely approaching us here in Dubai.  Everywhere I look I can see the tell tale of it. The most prominent one is of the gardener coming in twice a day to water the plants.  My household is slowly but surely starting to prepare for the harsh season. Do you have checklist of things to do before summer? If yes, what are they? Here are mine :

1) Move all garden furniture indoor or cover them so that they will not rot in the summer heat.

2) Make sure we service the air-conditioning system so that it would not fail on us in the middle of summer!

3) Upgrade or get better Sky TV deals/entertainment packages.  God forbid if we are stuck indoor with 50 degrees Celsius plus 75% humidity outside and nothing to watch but re-runs of Love Boat episodes! 

4) Switch off all water heaters.  We don't need water heaters when the water than runs through bathrooms and kitchen is as hot as boiling water. Instead we need water cooler for utility purposes..  hmm, is there such a thing?

5) Bring out all my fabulous maxis or get more especially the ones with bright colors!

Out of all, I love number 5 the best.  Well, what's there not to love about maxis? I got this electric blue maxi last summer and it was one of last year's best buys.  It can be dressed up or down and I especially love the slits on both sides that add movement to this already soft chiffon. Frankly I prefer the easy laidback take on this dress by pairing it with simple denim jacket and glittery sandals for more casual spring/summer look.

Well, summer can be a dread but I would rather braze through summer in something as fabulous as maxis! Are you stocking up on maxi this spring/summer?







:: Outfit ::

Dress : Forever 21 (old)
Jacket : Salsa
Bag : Balenciaga City
Sandals : Mystique

72 comments:

  1. This is one gorgeopus Maxi, it looks great with the Light Denim Blazer. I like the fading on that Blazer. The Sandals are too cute also. Cannot believe such a beautiful piece is from Forever 21. I can't wait to see what you wear/style for My Birthday there Mrs C.

    P.S. What is your first name?

    Ohhh and I hope my latest post on Vivian makes you smile. She is a Pretty Happy Baby when she is not crying. ;-)

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  2. Fabulous!! I really love your maxi dress!

    I was laughing about your no. 1 as finally we can get out or garden furniture which we have to cover or store inside over the winter...

    Annette
    Lady of Style
    now on Facebook

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    1. We cherish our winter here.. fabulous weather with temp between 15 - 26 degrees celcius.. nice time to be outdoor :)

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  3. I love the colour of this dress - such a pretty blue. X

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  4. Ooh, yes! I'm a maxi lover!
    I need one in blue now that I see yours!

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  5. Such and elegant dress in a lovely color. Love the causal feel with your pretty sandals and jacket!

    blue hue wonderland

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  6. Maxi's are wonderful. Figure flattering when properly fitted and easily accessorized. You have done a wonderful job of coordinating all the elements. I never thought to pair with a denim jacket...hmmmm...

    allmylivesnow.blogspot.com
    Barbara
    xxx

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  7. That is a gorgeous color and shape for your summer maxi dress. Your heat is hotter than our (Florida) heat! I can see why the a/c check-up is a must. Thanks for sharing your great look with Visible Monday.

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  8. I love maxi dresses on woman, they are so flattering. Great, statement colour too.

    Hope you are well love, take care :) xx

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  9. I love this blue! What a comfortable, casual, and breezy look! Love it!

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  10. Very pretty maxi dress. I love it how you can dress a maxi up or down. You look really cool!

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  11. Mrs C, I LOVE your maxi dress! I love wearing maxi dresses too.

    xo Jo

    http://www.whiterosesandcoffee.com/

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  12. What a beautiful colour of your dress! Like the skies in summer. I love maxi dresses and own a few. All in bright colours :)

    Olga htpp://local-moda.blogspot.com

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  13. Sooo nice outfit and that dress looks perfect. I love that color. Have a nice monday.

    http://www.fashiondenis.com/

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  14. Hi there! I love your maxi, it's a gorgeous shade of blue and a lovely cut and style! I thrifted a floral one on Friday, I love maxis and will try and get more as I find them!

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  15. This is such a pretty look on you! I love that shade of blue on you.:) I can't even imagine how hot it must get there, plus the humidity. Yikes! Yes, definitely stock up on maxi dresses.
    xoAmy
    www.dreamingincashmere.com

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  16. I love this maxi on you. It's such a pretty color.

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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  17. I'm a long-time maxi lover and that's a beauty! Love the denim jacket and bejewelled sandals, too. It's been too long since I was last in sandals! xxx

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  18. Love your maxi and I find that they're the most comfortable items to wear in hot weather. Had to laugh at your list -- I was out yesterday in the backyard covering the summer furniture for exactly the same reason. It's over 100 F today in Scottsdale, AZ, so I know the pain of a long, hot summer. We don't get your kind of humidity although the months of July, August, and September are much more humid than other months. Stay cool, girlfriend!
    Heather from Friendship, Life and Style

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    1. I think the humidity is due to our vicinity to the sea. We are a block away from the beach. Nice during the winter but hell during the summer!

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  19. love the monochromatic look.

    xo
    Ola
    www.stylesbyola.com

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  20. Blue and Breezy! Amazing color on this maxi!

    -ileana

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  21. I totally need to get more maxis - love the long flowy look!

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  22. It seems I don't wear them enough! I have a few long floaty skirts, but I prefer them for fall with sweaters and tights ... tops are a challenge for me for very hot weather. I'm looking forward to wearing some pretty high-low dresses during the heat and humidity here.
    I'd love to heat the water for our restaurant dish-washer from the roof pipes! We never seem to be able to use the heat to our advantage!
    You look as cool and refreshing as a Blue Curacao cocktail! Lovely dress and treatment.

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    1. Aaahhh, Blue Curacoa..those were the days! The water gets really hot here during the summer. I hate washing my face with piping hot water, so I normally have a bucket on the side to cool the water before using on my face :) Imagine the pain!

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  23. hi Mrs C, you look so pretty and fresh, love this maxi dress and it suits well with the denim jacket. btw, thanks a lot for always dropping by in my blog, really appreciate your comments. maybe if u have time, and if our schedule permits, we can set a date and meet all other bloggers.i think it's gonna be fun. looking forward to that. stay in touch.

    Kisses,
    Joan :)

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    1. That sounds like a great idea, will get in touch soon :)

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  24. Looking beautiful, as ever in your gorgeous maxi dress. Can't wait to see the more colorful ones you mentioned, as well. I only have one, but you've inspired me to go shopping straight away!

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  25. Your dress is such a beautiful shade of blue! It looks lovely on you and perfect for the summer heat. I can't wear maxis, they get caught in my wheels, but I do love to buy trendy pieces from Forever 21 ;-)

    Spashionista (Alicia)

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    1. F 21 is like a treasure island.. look hard and you'll find some nice pieces :)

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  26. 50 degrees Celsius? Dont' people just spontaneously combust at that temperature? LOL It is funny because here we spend our whole summer outside. I imagine for you that is the total opposite.

    That maxi is beautiful on you. The colour is stunning.

    bisous
    Suzanne

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    1. We run from the car to the house and vice-versa.. that's why Dubai is filled with malls :)

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  27. Oh, this is gorgeous! The color of your maxi dress is wonderful and looks great with a denim jacket. What a lovely look!

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  28. you look so pretty

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  29. I am definitely stocking up on maxi dresses for the spring and summer. I didn't realize summer in dubai required so much prep! Hope you find ways to stay cool!
    Tara
    Penniless Socialite

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    1. After almost 9 years we adapted but still the prep is required! It is like the winter for you in the US :)

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  30. Lovely

    http://trendysturvs.blogspot.com/

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  31. U look gorge in this blue dress n I love it with the jean jacket

    My Blog here www.islandchic77.com

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  32. I love maxi dresses and yours has a great color. Love the way you styled it. Great for the weekend or for vacation.

    If you get a sec, check out my latest post 'Barbie Girl'.

    Sofia

    stylishlyinlove.blogspot.com

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  33. Very pretty. The jacket and sandals go so well with this dress. And the belt and bag add another colour. Well done. I have not got any maxi dress. Somehow I have not spotted them. Could be my fault.
    As for your preparations... I had to laugh. Almost everything you do for summer we do for winter:
    move all the garden furniture in the shed so it won't rot in winter, service the heating system so we won't freeze because it stops working in the middle of winter, (I don't have to upgrade TV as it never gets that harsh in Holland. We have a mild climate), switch off the water taps outside so it won't freeze. See? Almost everything you do but for the opposite reason.

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    1. Well, left or right we still have to do this routine at least once a year ;)

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  34. Hmm Dubai, now there's an exotic place I have never been too :). Thank you for stopping by pret-a-vivre, your mix of the denim jacket and maxi dress is very nice, casual, sporty yet classy. I love it!

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  35. Your look is Amaziing!!!!!!:) come and see me and if you want we can follow each other ?:)

    www.olivains.com

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  36. Great blog and post! I love your outfit. I'm following you now on gfc and bloglovin. Please check out my blog and if you like it follow me too. Lets stay in touch :)

    http://perlasancheza.blogspot.com/

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  37. I love the colour and shape of this dress, incredibly beautiful.

    SDMxx
    www.daringcoco.com

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  38. maxi dresses are definitely easy and cool for summer. denim jackets are the perfect complement!

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  39. Beautifully effortless :) Love the sandals!

    xo Lulu
    simplylulustyle.com

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  40. i am in love with the color of your maxi dress! you look so wonderful here!

    lindsey louise

    hellomrrabbitblog.com

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  41. I love a maxi & yours is beautiful! You made me lol with your comment on my jacket as it was totally thrifted.....I will be doing a blog post next week on my awesome finds!
    Denise

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  42. Its funny that summer is a dread there in Dubai but a blessing here in USA! After a crazy long winter, I can't wait for some warmth and sunshine!
    Love this blue maxi, Mrs. C!
    Love
    Juneli from Fashionably Yours

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  43. What a beautiful dress! Haha Dubai seems similar to South Africa because people prefer the spring and fall since it is cooler, but I still love the summer!

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  44. Precioso vestido!!
    Saludos
    http://judithbysucre.blogspot.com.es

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  45. I really need to buy a maxi dress soon in preparation for summer! Unfortunately, we still have wintery weather here once in a while and so I´m still at loss wether to bring out the spring-summer clothes or not. :(

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  46. Gorgeous! I love this color so much. It's a maxi skirt/dress kind of day isn't it? :) Thanks for linking up!

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    1. Looks like it, Alison ;) Must be the heat.. LOL!

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  47. Looks lovely! I'm dying to find the perfect maxi and you reminded me to get busy!!! See you soon!
    XO ~Kim @ popcosmo.com

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  48. You look great! This blue was made for you! I didn't realize it got so hot in Dubai, no water heater, crazy!
    Ginny
    mynewfavoriteoutfit.blogspot.com

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    1. Yes, Ginny.. it get pretty hot in the summer. But we are quite surprise this year we are getting rain in the middle of April which never happened in my 9 years here. The temp is actually going slightly down these past couple of days..

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  49. That is a gorgeous maxi on you! I need to get some more maxis for the summer.

    -Sharon
    The Tiny Heart

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  50. Great list and outfit! The only thing I need to do is get my balcony floors done and then enjoy the sun of the summer!

    Would love to follow one another? Let me know :)
    http://cbijicollection.blogspot.ca/

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  51. Such a cool outfit..Loved the sandals..
    magnefiestaofmumbai.blogspot.in

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  52. this is super! such a sophisticated look!
    i stay here, love your space

    www.malesclutch.blogspot.com
    Sergio,

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  53. I love this combination, the dress is gorgeous, very chic!

    xoxo Pakize

    from Madame Keke Fashion & Beauty

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  54. One of the interesting things about blogs is learning more about different countries. I really love learning more about your life in Dubai. Things like hot running water, and bringing in the patio furniture in the summer is so foreign to me. Thanks for sharing!

    You always look so fresh and cool! Heavens, I don't know how you do it. Today, you look simply gorgeous. That shade of blue is absolutely beautiful. The proportions of jacket versus dress is very flattering. I must try a maxi this summer. I'm short, and I haven't found just the right one yet. Cute sandals too, by the way.

    Sue xo

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    1. Thank you, Sue. I am 'vertically challenged' too! So what I did was to look for ankle length dresses and they'll hit us just right! This dress is suppose to be an ankle length on the model but on me, viola!

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  55. I love your dress - I hope I can find one like it sometime. =) You're super gorgeous.
    ~Callie
    www.creationsbycallie.com

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  56. I love this! I've decided I have to get myself a denim jacket! So cute! Thanks for stopping by my blog :)

    www.dressingroomdiaries.com

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  57. Woooww!! so chic look and you are so beautiful women!

    http://aigyzrebelle.blogspot.com

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  58. This is one of my favorite outfits! Really chic and fabulous.

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  59. So casual and so chic! Love it xo

    www.jennzy.com

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