fashion, style

It’s Maxi Dress Season!

striped maxi

Is there anything easier (or breezier) than a soft, maxi dress? I think not! I spotted this one at Marine Layer, my go-to spot for basics. In fact, my whole family acts as evangelists to Marine Layer, ever since they opened their first store in SF. Now four years later, Marine Layer has expanded in a major way, but every step of their production process still takes place in California. It’s heart warming, really.

My only gripe is The Banker has been known to mope around for a day or two whenever one of his coveted tees developed ‘bacon neck’ after a dozen uses.  I was sure to bring that up the the sales team when I popped in. They assured us they’ve solved the problem and reminded us that it is not terribly easy to create the world’s most absurdly soft – and durable – tee in just 4 years. Point taken.

This dress is perfect for weekend strolls downtown with The Banker and The Badger. I paired my maxi with a denim jacket (boy, does this thing get used or what?) and a colorful scarf from my latest Socialbliss Style Box.maxi dress1summer dresssummer scarfmom style bloggersicecream
Marine Layer dress (similar here & here) / Old Navy jacket (similar here)/ Scarf via Socialbliss Style Box / Chuck Taylor shoes / Alex + Ani bracelets / Tiffany & Co. ring / Celine sunnies / Tory Burch bag / Essie Bikini So Tiny nails

*Big thanks to my BFF Tracy for my newest Alex + Ani bracelet! Such a sweet and thoughtful belated b-day gift! 


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  • Brooke

    I am so excited to break out my maxi dresses! It’s not quite that warm over here yet, but hopefully soon! What a great shop! I just took a look at their online store. I am totally in need of some plain, comfy tees! Thanks so much for sharing 🙂

    • Bethann Wagner

      It is still a little early for it to be war where you are! You should come here! 🙂 Glad you like their store. be careful… it is ADDICTING.

  • Oh to Be a Muse

    I love how you’re wearing the maxi with the scarf and the denim jacket. Of course, I love maxis in general, but I have such a hard time with them because I only want to wear them with flats and I’ve been proven to be too short, time and time again, to pull that off.

    • Bethann Wagner

      You would look adorable in the cute heeled sandals that are all over this season! I just ordered a pair for myself for the same reason! 5’4″ problems!

  • Donna

    The cutest mom on the go for sure! You really can’t go wrong with a basic maxi, love this look!


    • Bethann Wagner

      You are so sweet. Thank you!

  • Whitney @ To Live & Diet in L.

    Aw, maxi dresses are the best! Can’t wait to break mine out 🙂 Looking good lady!

    • Bethann Wagner

      Thanks, Whitney! Easiest outfit EVER!

  • Julia Ralston

    What a cute look! I love that colorful scarf with the grey dress! Also, I really need to check out Marine Layer. I remember you mentioned that company ages ago when I interviewed you, and I’ve always been meaning to pay them a visit. Thanks for the best kind of reminder–an adorable dress! xo

  • Chelsea Pearl

    Love this cozy maxi with those low top Chucks! Never thought to pair mine like that before, but it’s so cute!