Even though the cooler weather is upon us, I can’t give up on my maxi dresses! Y’all know how much I love them, as it’s pretty much what I live in all summer. If I could, I would wear a maxi dress every day of the year! So for this week’s outfit, I decided to rock one of my favourite and oldest maxi dresses in my closet.
This dress is from The Reformed, which is a Reformation exclusively designed collection for Urban Outfitters from several years ago. This dress has got to be at least 5 years old. At the time, Reformation wasn’t anywhere near as big as they are now (tbh I didn’t even know of the brand back then even though they’re now one of my faves), but I remember seeing the beautiful floral print and the cut-out design of this dress on some Vanessa Hudgens paparazzi photos when it first came out and I knew I had to get my hands on it. Fast forward to years later, this dress is still in my closet and continues to make a regular appearance year after year.
In the summer, I’ll wear this dress as is with sandals. I even brought this dress with me to Vegas a few years ago and wore it to the Britney concert! In the Fall, I’ve previously worn this dress with a long cream crochet maxi cardigan thrown over to dress it down and add a bit of warmth. This week, I decided to pair it with these chunky white platform booties to toughen up the look. Platform combat boots are all the rage this fall, especially these Doc Martens. But I absolutely adore the white colour of these bad boys because it makes it so easy to transition your more summer-y pieces into the fall, just by throwing these boots on. Case in point: I love how the pretty, delicate floral of this summer dress mixes with the grunge vibe of the booties.
Since this dress is so old, it’s unfortunately not available anymore. They don’t even carry The Reformed line at Urban Outfitters anymore either, but I’ve been addicted to shopping on The Reformation’s site as everything is just so cute! They have tons of similar prints on there, so definitely go check out the site here if you’re interested.
Moving on from this romantic dress to a less than romantic song, I’ve been obsessed with LANY’s latest album Malibu Nights which just dropped last week!!! If you’re in need of a great breakup album, then this album is for you. Lead singer Paul Klein wrote the entire album in January of this year, after having his heart broken by Dua Lipa right after New Years. He claims that this was the first time he had ever really been in love, so he had never felt a pain quite like that of a breakup before. I gotta admit, even though there are no fancy, poetic lyrics here, there were many moments while listening to this album that I teared up because I could hear the pain in his voice, just trying to make sense of what went wrong. I could picture him driving home with tears swelling up in his eyes, so much so that the road wasn’t clear anymore. It was heartbreaking, raw, emotional, yet heartfelt. If you’re going through something similar, this is the perfect album to wallow in, and if you’ve gone through something similar, then I’m sure you know the pain all too well. And even if you’re happy in the love department right now, you can still appreciate this album by savoring how good it feels to be in love. Some standout tracks are Thick and Thin, If You See Her, and the closing track Malibu Nights. Take a listen to If You See Her below, and make sure to give the entire album a listen HERE.