EBEW: The Maxi & Fairy Tales

Maxi Skirt/Dress | Everybody, Everywear
Everybody, Everwear: The Maxi
Outfit Details:
Maxi Dress – Target
Lace Top – Forever 21
Necklace – Gift from my Mom
Jacket & Heels – Jessica Simpson Collection
Belt – Macy’s

I love costume jewelry. I wore tons and tons of it as a little kid, along with a pair of my mom’s heels, and some lipstick she let me borrow. As I clomped around the house, I felt like I was all grown up, acting like a big girl, wearing high heels, jewelry, and lipstick. Little did I know I was just a silly little girl dressed in over sized shoes, way too many necklaces, and lipstick smeared on my mouth. I still felt like a grand lady. Playing dress up was one of my most favorite things to do when I was younger. I loved dressing up in whatever I could find out of the wooden chest that was filled with my mom’s old clothes, old hand-made halloween costumes, and more. As I got older, I wanted to start looking “pretty” (I called it that). After my grandmother passed away, I was in my grandparents’ basement and I found some old costumes and clothes that she had. One item in particular I fell madly in love with, the princess gown. It was an a-line dress, made of ivory deadstock material, very heavy. It was floor length and more (I was only 12 or 13). It had an old fashioned U neckline with gold trim, a little pearls and jewels along the top of the neckline (it came up pretty high, like a turtle neck on me at the time), along with the same gold trim at the bottom of it’s lovely long sleeves. I must’ve worn this dress every chance I got, whether it was 50 degrees outside, or 95 degrees. I didn’t care. I felt like a princess in a fairy tale while wearing that dress, and that was all I wanted. 

About Kirstin Marie

Hi, I'm Kirstin (pronounced - Keer-stin)! Shoe crazed, animal lovin', vintage addict, and I love dressing up. I live in the moment, and thrive on change & challenges. Contributor to Lucky Magazine & The Curvy Fashionista. Stylist | Plus Size Fashion & Style Blogger | Events Coordinator | Lighting Designer.
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35 Responses to EBEW: The Maxi & Fairy Tales

  1. M.J says:

    I love how you took that dress and modernized it! I thought the dress came with the lace sleeves and neckline until I saw it was just a top under it! Very cute outfit!

  2. Chrissy says:

    Love the dress!! Looking gorgeous!

    What kind of breed is your pup? He really looks a lot like our Kyra!!

    Happy Tuesday! xxx

  3. Marissa says:

    You look like such a badass in your leather and lace!

  4. jessica says:

    i was always dressing up when I was little, we had plenty of old dresses that I pretended to be a princess in, and when I didnt do that I used white sheets… ah youth. 🙂

  5. Meagan says:

    Really pretty! I’m still debating on whether or not I want to participate today! It’s a little chilly for a maxi here.

  6. Sam says:

    I LOVE the lace top under the dress! Once I find a maxi I like I will be doing this, no doubt! It’s so cute on you. Great way to style the dress!


  7. Meredith says:

    so pretty! love the lace girly:)

  8. I love this dress on you! Very stunning! And the lacy layer is genius!!

  9. Della says:

    Aww, yes, dress up was my favorite kind of play as a child. Don’t tell, but I still dress up with my nieces. 🙂

    You look lovely in a maxi, I’m so jealous of everyone rocking them today!

  10. I also love costume jewlery and the print on your dress is incredible!! Great job with the styling!

  11. Such a cute story! This has got to be one of my favorite outfits of yours. I love the dress and jewelry and that you let you hair down 🙂

    You certainly do look ‘pretty’!

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  12. dramaqueen says:

    gorgeous dear…I love the touch of lace on your dress and that necklace..so beautiful…


  13. I love this outfit on you! You look gorgeous. The lace under the dress is so pretty. Also, the story was cute. Sounds like one heck of a dress.
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  14. I used to do the same, my mom had some beautiful dresses that I used to prance around in. This maxi is gorgeous on you and I love how you paired it with the lace!

  15. i love the lace detail and that lovely jacket you are rockin’!

    is that a german shepherd? i just got a german shepherd mix puppy.

  16. Vanessa says:

    Lovely in lace! Very dramatic!

  17. Love the layering of the maxi and lace top, gives it a very edgy look

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  18. Kristin says:

    Love how you remixed that dress lady. Fabulous look!

  19. Kirsty says:

    Gorgeous! I love the dress… and the doggie! 😀

  20. Mel says:

    Very cute look!! I LOVE the jacket!!
    I actually wore a similar dress today. It looks fab on you!

  21. Monique says:

    Love the lace underneath!

    Monique xx


  22. The print on your maxi dress is so graphic and bold. I would love to see the dress from your grandmother. It sounds lovely!

  23. And now here you are, all modern-princessed out! I love this dress on you (I have it, too) and how tough and awesome it looks with this jacket.

  24. Lee Oliveira says:

    What a gorgeous dress, the pattern is fabulous and the see through sleeve is also fantastic
    Ps. I am so sorry if I haven’t been able to read your blog lately.. I was on holiday.. but I am back now!
    Lee x

  25. Courtney says:

    That maxi looks fab on you! x

  26. kileen says:

    beautiful maxi and i love the lace!

    cute & little

  27. what a dress!!!!!!! you look fantastic dear!! I’m following!

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  28. laura says:

    Beautiful job layering on that maxi! I love it.
    hearts, laura♥
    the blog of worldly delights

  29. Kristy Elena says:

    ADORABLE!! i’m dying to get a killer maxi. =) hope i find one soon. =)

    you look lovely darling!!

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  30. That’s what is so great about “playing dress up.” The fantasy involved turns a little girl into a grand dame.

    Well today, you just look grand! I love the way the lace pattern echos the b/w print of your maxi dress and even the cross, baroque in feel seem to harmonize with the bold, medieval yet modern ensemble.

  31. you look amazing! glad you found my on chictopia! hehe you should follow me back if you like my bloggy i would appreciate it<3

  32. This is a nice Black & white print. The laced sleeves on the top & it’s a great choice with this maxi. I love finding old costumes too, especially if they used to be your grandmother’s… generally an excellent score in my book! You look so pretty & happy in these photos. -xxoo

  33. maggeygrace says:

    Oh my gosh, you are the coolest girl ever! I love your pattern mixing and you are WORKING the maxi dress. I love it! I need to be more like you 🙂

  34. It is a bold and gutsy mix but it paid off! I would never have tried such a combination because I honestly don’t think I can rock this but you do it and you do it well!

  35. Linda says:

    What a lovely story. And what a bold combo. You pulled it off!
    Thanks for joining us at EBEW!

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