Anthropologie Maxi Dress via Downtown Demure

Photos: My Favorite Anthropologie Maxi Dress // $200 Anthropologie Giveaway

Anthropologie Maxi Dress via Downtown Demure

Anthropologie Maxi Dress via Downtown Demure (2)

Covet and Adorn Necklace via Downtown Demure

Dress: Anthropologie l Shirt: J.Crew (similar) l Shoes: Reed Krakoff

Necklace: c/o Covet and Adorn l Clutch: Zara l Shades: Celine

A casual, carefree stroll down the beach on a warm summer night with mists of ocean breeze splashing my skin. That’s what I think of whenever I see this dress. The lightweight jersey fabric and beach-y graecian print scream “summer, summer, summertime” to me. Perhaps that’s why it’s my favorite Anthropologie dress I’ve ever owned. I purchased this last year to wear to my friend’s wedding, and I’m still crazy about it.

As much as I love this dress, there are some issues: it has a racer back cut and the arm holes are cut really low, exposing my bra and way more of my back than I’m comfortable showing. So I always have to wear a cover up with this dress. I typically don a cropped gray cardigan or shawl, but I figured I’d try something different for this shoot: a chambray shirt tied around the waist. It was definitely a risk. Do you think it paid off?

Anthropologie Maxi Dress via Downtown Demure (4)

Anthropologie Maxi Dress via Downtown Demure (3)

Here are some more dreamy Anthro maxi dresses (hint hint: you might want to sign up for Anthro’s email list so you can be notified of their sales):

 

Anthropologie Loop Giveaway via Downtown Demure

Now for the really fun part of this post! I’m teaming up with a fabulous bunch of bloggers and shops to giveaway a $200 gift card to Anthropologie to one lucky follower on Instagram. You, dear reader, are the first to know about this (do you feel special?).  The giveaway will launch Monday, April 6th at 5 PM PST/ 8 PM PST. To join the fun and enter, follow me on Instagram so you can enter the giveway as soon as it opens (which will be at 5 PM on. the. dot). See you there!

Do you have a favorite dress from Anthropologie (I know, it’s so difficult to choose)? Let me know in the comments below! Better yet, send me a link to a pic on your blog or Instagram so I can show you some love. 

Linking up with the following lovely blogs: Birdie Shoots // Modest Mom Blog //  Oak + Oats // The Fashion Canvas // Stylish Housewife // Shopping My Closet

 

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    Charlotte Boyer
    04/04

    Love this outfit! And I think that the chambray shirt totally works with that maxi dress! Trés Chic!

    xo,
    -Charlotte

    • Elizabeth
      Elizabeth
      > Charlotte Boyer
      04/04

      *blushing* Thank you, Charlotte!

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    Alecz
    04/04

    This dress looks beautiful with the tied up chambray shirt! It always annoys me when the perfect dress has something wrong with it haha. But you’ve solved the issues with some great creativity here, and the outfit is lovely. Great necklace too! Have an awesome weekend!

    http://forsevenseasons.wordpress.com

    • Elizabeth
      Elizabeth
      > Alecz
      04/04

      Aww, thank you, Alecz! You are too sweet! Yea, it’s so annoying when there’s just ONE thing wrong with a nearly perfect dress. But, hey, at least we get to exercise our style chops to remedy the problem. 🙂

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    Elizabeth
    04/04

    Looks awesome with the chambray shirt! I’m so glad I now have Instagram so I don’t have to miss out on this! I’ve entered many giveaways on Instagram already, just haven’t won yet lol. I’ve been to their website before but not in a long time. However, I don’t think I would have any problem finding something to buy from them if I won 🙂

    • Elizabeth
      Elizabeth
      > Elizabeth
      04/05

      Thanks, Elizabeth! And hey, I haven’t won any of those giveaways either (hmph). Whenever I host mine, I wish I could win them myself! Haha. I’m sure you’ll be able to find something worthwhile with $200 to Anthro…they have adorable home goods as well!

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    Natasha Atkerson
    04/04

    This outfit is adorable!
    On the dress modesty “issues”-have you checked into Halftee? I use their tank top Halftee all. The. Time. Seriously! They’re awesome for under tank tops that just aren’t appropriate as is.
    Natasha
    A modest fashion blog: http://www.natashaatkerson.blogspot.com

    • Elizabeth
      Elizabeth
      > Natasha Atkerson
      04/04

      Totally forgot about halftee! Thanks for reminding me! That will work perfectly. I do recall you have several cute looks with their tees 🙂

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    Jenna
    04/06

    This dress looks so great on you! I love the print, and I really like the way you layered it with the chambray top. Anthro is my favorite store EVER.

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    Margaret
    04/06

    I love maxi dresses, and this one is particularly pretty!
    -Margaret
    http://happyinheels.blogspot.com/

    • Elizabeth
      Elizabeth
      > Margaret
      04/06

      I also love me a good maxi. Thanks, Margaret!

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    Morgan
    04/06

    I’m totally obsessing over this dress! And it looks AMAZING on you!

    • Elizabeth
      Elizabeth
      > Morgan
      04/06

      I’m totally blushing over your comment! Thanks, Morgan!

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    Natalie Hagen
    04/07

    I am in love with this outfit! SO CUTE! You have such great style. 🙂

    • Elizabeth
      Elizabeth
      > Natalie Hagen
      04/08

      Aww, thank you Natalie! That means a lot coming from you, gorgeous girl!

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    Jessica
    04/07

    This dress is just GORGEOUS! You totally rock it! I never would’ve thought of pairing a maxi with a chambray shirt but it just works!

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    Julie @MomFabulous
    04/08

    What a beautiful dress! I love how you paired it with the chambray shirt. This color really suits you. 🙂

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    Julie @ Artwork by JM
    04/08

    I absolutely love the print on that maxi dress! So cute! I wear maxi dresses constantly in the spring and summer.

    • Elizabeth
      Elizabeth
      > Julie @ Artwork by JM
      04/09

      Me too, Julie! That’s pretty much all wear come springtime. Thank you for the love!

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    Jenna @ A Savory Feast
    04/09

    I’ve been on the hunt for a maxi dress, and I LOVE this one! You styled it super well, too. I entered the giveaway, too. It would be so awesome to win!

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    Trina
    04/09

    So glad I was introduced to your blog (from Alice’s link up). Your lifestyle and fashion is right up my alley. Love the chambray shirt with this maxi. I can totally relate to this same issue, I’m not one for showing too much skin.

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    nancy @ adore to adorn
    04/09

    great look. I’m glad you found a way to hide the “flaws” you didn’t like with the dress. =) It totally works!
    xo,
    nancy

    • Elizabeth
      Elizabeth
      > nancy @ adore to adorn
      04/09

      Thanks, Nancy! Had to get a little creative. 🙂