Spring, Style, Summer

How to Make a Maxi Dress Work if You’re Short

It’s spring break. Which means I desire nothing more than to have no agenda, no time constraints, no obligations. All I want is to feel just a little bit free. And this is absolutely the perfect dress for that.

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The husband and I haven’t exactly been successful spending some quality time together lately. Meaning that Monday night was finally our Valentine’s Day date… just a month and a half late. That’s not the typical us – we’ve always been pretty good about making dates happen. Life got busy (and slightly hard) lately, which put dating and time together on the back burner. And to be honest, we took a hit.

Having no travel plans for Spring Break gave us the perfect chance to be intentional about changing that. Granted, he’s needing to work a bit on his second job (because two teachers means no extra money for the loads of expenses that decide to pop up out of the blue), but we still have our nights and a little time during the day to hang out. We decided that taking a day trip together was quite the necessity. We spent one day this past summer doing that, and next to our wedding, it was just about my favorite day of the year.

Knowing that we would be traveling and stopping wherever our hearts desired, I wanted something comfortable and easy for the trip. Typically, my go-to is yoga pants in that type of situation. But I wanted to look cute; it was still a date. This dress was perfect for a slightly lengthy car ride, and perfect for a night walking around town.

We ended up heading straight to Greenville, South Carolina, where we are now! We spent the night exploring the downtown area and are greatly looking forward to continuing that tomorrow. We’ve made a list of a few restaurants and breweries we’re hoping to check out, but would love suggestions!

This dress has a raw hemline so that you can make it work for any height, but I kind of like leaving in long so that I can wear it with heels or with flats. To adjust it for those days with sandals, I tied a knot in the bottom and used a belt to raise the waste up a bit. The knot or the belt alone would have sufficed to help raise the hem, but both together created a whole new look! I tried a few different knot styles before deciding that the “bunny ear” method of knotting seemed to look the best.

Free and easy, and ready for spontaneity and relaxation and whatever we decide. Here’s to fun trips with your husband:)!

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