Having a Midi Moment?

Are you having a midi moment yet? If not, it’s time to move your style in the midi direction. At first glance you might be thinking, “yes, midi skirts and dresses are really cute, but I couldn’t pull that off!” And I am here to tell you, YES YOU CAN! Just keep a few things in mind before you take the plunge.

Here are a few key style factors to incorporate into your search for the perfect midi….

When in doubt, wear heels.

Sure, wearing stilettos or platform heels isn’t always ideal but if you’re of average height and want to maximize your midi, add a flirty wedge or block heel sandal to the mix to counterbalance the {potentially} unflattering length.

Select the right length!

Sometimes a midi skirt or dress can go awfully awry (can I get an amen from all my fellow short girls?) but it can surely be stylish and flattering on those without supermodel height. What’s the trick to avoiding that awkward length? Select a length that hits right above the top of your calf. Even petite fashionistas can crush this look! Here’s proof…

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It’s all in details, darling…

When possible, choose a dress that offers a sheer or lace overlay to provide an optical illusion of an elongated frame.

 

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Check out this style spotlight on a few midi dress I am currently coveting, all brought to you by Modcloth.

Dare to Deco

Dress with pockets? Check. Flattering on multiple shapes? Check.  A fun, bold, retro print to turn heads? Consider it the cherry on top!

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Wearable Art

This dress is so very aesthetically pleasing, reminiscent of a beautiful watercolor painting. Looks like it has fabulous twirling potential too. What girl doesn’t love a good twirl?!

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Celebrate Style 

Style is worth celebrating, right? If not, time to go shopping for some new pieces that bring a little color and lots of LIFE into your wardrobe. I’m crushing on all these vibrant colors and flattering silhouette in the confetti creativity midi.

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COLOR CRUSH

Do you follow the color trends each season? Or do you dress to the beat of your own drum? Whether you realize it or not, you’re more than likely subconsciously drawn the colors lining the shelves this fall. Sure, we all have our favorites, but you might gravitate more toward the “it colors” of the season without even knowing it! Sneaky how the fashion industry lures us in, right? The Pantone Color Institute produces a color trend report each season and the fashion industry is inevitably sure to deliver on these trend predictions. So, what in the world is a color prediction report? Read more about it here.

 

 

As a stylist and wardrobe maven, I am absolutely crushing on certain colors right now. Check out a few of my faves and how I’ve put outfits together using these it colors of the season.

Aurora red or a rich, bold shade of merlot is at the top of my list. Loving it in a skinny jean or a ponte legging pant.

 

Sunflower, or maybe more commonly referred to as a camel color, is showing up everywhere in your favorite threads. Pair with other neutrals like black or grey, or with a jewel tone print or vibrant solid for compliment worthy style.

 

Mountain view, or a moss colored green, is positively delicious in my book! I like to think of it as the new neutral. Love, love, love. It’s surprisingly versatile and looks great with just about anything.

 

Deep turquoise or dark blue is a gorgeous jewel tone sure to breathe new life into your wardrobe. Embrace color and treat it as a must have this season. A rich winter white or cream is a great option to pair with this hue. Loving these looks….

Moxie Must Haves

Do you know what time it is? It’s Monday! Which means it’s time for Moxie Must Haves. It’s my goal to bring you fun, flirty, and affordable pieces {that I happen to be currently coveting} each week. I hope you enjoy my picks and it gives you a little retail therapy. It is Monday, after all!

I am currently coveting bright colors and fringe detailing. These pieces are colorful, whimsical, feminine and romantic. So many of my favorite things wrapped into one!  Check out a few things topping my wish list…

Hot pink? Check. Cross body bag? Check. Fringe for days. Check. This pretty little thing just makes me want to throw on a party dress and go dancing! I’m loving its bold hot pink hue. Too bold? Or are you loving it too?

Arizona Medium Fringe Crossbody Bag


Citrine is one of my new favorite colors. It’s funny because I don’t have one single yellow piece in my closet! But I’m pretty partial to the slightly neon version of yellow, citrine. And these are a citrine dream if you ask me. These shoes would be the statement piece of my outfit…the wow factor if you will. I would love to see these with white skinnies and a white tank. Neutral, neutral, and then WOWZA COLOR!
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The color choices right now are on point, y’all! Anyone else loving this gorgeous pop of coral as much as I am? Coral is surprisingly versatile and can easily transition your wardrobe from summer to fall. And at just $25, don’t feel guilty about adding a trendy item like these to your wardrobe.
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Summer Lovin’ {The Shoe Files}

You don’t have to be a shoe addict or collect Manolo Blahnik’s to agree that shoes make or break an outfit. When I look at an outfit on someone, my eye almost instantly goes down to the shoe! I love, love, love shoes, but my shoe collection is actually quite modest. I choose my shoes more based on versatility so my closet isn’t necessarily overflowing with shoes.

BUT, I do love a good pair of shoes! I am currently swooning over the “summer bootie” and fringe detailed sandals.  The summer bootie is perfect to transition from summer to fall, especially when summer lasts 6 months! Where are my southern sisters?? Can I get an amen? And the fringe detailing that seems to be everywhere these days, from sandals to funky key chains, makes my heart go pitter patter.

I’ve handpicked a few of my faves and have linked where to purchase these beauties if they too make your heart skip a beat. Enjoy, darlings!

I’ll start with my favorite shoe from this round up, which is the Skye Fringe Sandal from Nordstrom. It is the perfect marriage of the summer bootie and the fringe factor. Hello, cuteness! And a major plus to Nordstrom shopping…free shipping and free returns. Hooray!

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Next up in the line up is the Ferris Block Heel Sandal from Sole Society, another one of my fave online shoe retailers. The suede material makes it perfect for transitioning into cooler temps (whenever that may be!), so scoop this beauty up and prepare yourself for the compliments to come rolling in. For those edgier shoe lovers out there, I’m crushing on the Ferris in black. It looks like a completely different shoe in the “ink” color!

 

For those funky fashionistas out there, let’s talk FRINGE! Admittedly, this is a trend I’ve had to warm up to and I will only wear it in small doses–no Pocahontas fringed ponchos, please! That said, I’m loving these fringe detailing on sandals. It’s the perfect boho addition to your summer shoe collection.

With just three sizes left in this brightly colored fringed sandal, the Pandora sandal in sunflower is sure to fly off the shelves soon. If you’re looking for a dressier, more neutral option, look no further than the Delilah in taupe {also available in black and oh so spicy paprika}. Lastly, I’m loving the simplistic edge of the Wekka. It’s currently sold out but get on the wait list to scoop it up soon!

 

 

Moxie Must Haves {Sweet Summer Style}

In true minimalist style, I’ve hand picked four of my summer must haves to stock your closet with. And being from the south, we all know summer extends well into October so there’s plenty of time to shop your favorites! So, which picks made my list? Check out my guide to Moxie Must Haves..

Striped Swing Dress

Stripes! Oh, how I adore thee! Pair them with the most comfy, universally flattering swing dress and you’ve completely won my heart. Style with strappy sandals, wedges, or sneaks, mixing up this super versatile summer wardrobe staple is an oh so attainable fashion feat. I’d love to see pictures of your favorite summer swing dresses in the comments. Share the love!

 

Wrap Dress with a Twist

I’ve always loved a wrap dress. It truly can be flattering on any body type and its iconic silhouette will forever be in style. I’m love the new take on the wrap dress, whether it’s in an ethereal maxi dress or a slightly modern midi. Which one is your fave?

 

 

Colorful Strappy Sandals

A few words of advice when it comes to your summer shoe arsenal. Just. Add. Color. It is summer, after all! Neutrals are the foundation for our wardrobes, but color is the cherry on top of our summer shoe collection. I’m loving all the fun strapped options, a few metallic accents here and there, and even the fun perforation trend is making my shoe loving heart skip a beat. What have been your fave shoe finds this summer? I’d love to know! Coral, cobalt, lavender, oh my…

 

Always the Right Time for a Romper

While it may seem ridiculous, given the soaring 3-digit temps in the sweltering southeast, but I’m loving a romper with a bit of a sleeve. And while I agree that it may not be so practical, sometimes this style maven chooses fashion over function. Loving these romantic and whimsical options!

 

Thanks so much for stopping by the blog. I hope you’ve enjoyed my Moxie Musings. Stay tuned for next week’s edition of Moxie Must Haves…hint, hint, it’ll always be featured on Mondays!