Outfit: It’s Maxi Dress Season!

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I’m Wearing: Faded Glory belted maxi dress, $12.94 | Faded Glory sweater shrug, $12.94

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I admit it. Winter puts me into a lull that makes me lazy and less likely to get up and get dressed up for photos. This is especially true because I work from home, and therefore do not have to get up and get dressed. Which leads to months on end spent in leggings and t-shirts because I can.

But — thank God — warmer weather is the cure for my frumpy-itis. Because warm weather means I don’t have to wear a million layers to stay warm and I can wear breezy fabrics and get some sun on my skin. And it means I can pull out my maxi dresses — possibly the easiest way to look like I put in an effort without actually — you know — putting in an effort. So when Walmart challenged me to share how I’m updating my wardrobe for spring and summer, I knew I had to find a new maxi.

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The great news? Walmart has tons of maxi dresses to choose from. Patterns, solids, chiffon, cotton, spaghetti straps, wider tops and more. I chose this red beauty first because the belt caught my eye, but next because it makes me feel like a beautiful Senorita. The tiered skirt gives it life and movement, and it just feels great brushing against my skin in the breeze — and there has been a LOT of that in Georgia lately. Case in point:

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Typically, I hate shrugs. And that hasn’t really changed, but I needed a light layer for the morning and evening chill that still hangs in the air and probably will until we get into May. Once we get there, I can just ditch the shrug and rock the dress alone. Anyway, this one has a bit of stretch in the sleeves and the hem sits in just the right place.

I really think I need this in a few more colors. Just in case there’s week when I want to wear one every day. And that is a very distinct possibility. At Just $12.94, I really can afford to do just that.

What about you? Do you love maxi dresses as much as I do? What’s your favorite way to transition from spring to summer?

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By jennae

Hi! I'm Jennae Petersen and I'm the eco diva who had the bright idea to share my journey toward green living with the blogosphere. Some of you may know me as the founder of Green Your Decor, my blog about eco-friendly home decor, as a Walmart Mom, from Twitter or from my organic cotton t-shirt line Differently Clothing. Stick around for a while!

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