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Friday, 4 August 2017

Maxi Skirts & Heels, over 40...Too 70's?


Maxi skirt & buckle heels | Florals & Stripes | Fake Fabulous

This post was inspired by a comment made by a friend.
She was talking about wearing a maxi dress (for a party) and told be she thought maxi hemlines worn with heels looked very 70's, and not a good look for anyone who did it the first time!

I decided to give it a go.

Maxi skirt & buckle heels | Florals & Stripes | Fake Fabulous

I deliberately chose these 70's-looking sandals to team with my striped maxi.
Just to test out the "too 70's" theory!

Clashing the stripe of the skirt with a floral cami (and a bright green cardigan), satisfied my need for colour.

A turquoise necklace, and my (pretty but useless) mini straw-topped bag finished things off nicely!

I felt a little bit retro... especially in my big white glasses... but not too 70's.
And (even in a cardigan!) I didn't feel frumpy or boring.

In fact, I loved this comfortable and colourful outfit.

What do you think of maxi hemlines and heels?
Please let me know in the comments.
I would love to hear your thoughts.

SKIRT: Boden (old)...similar.
TOP: George... similar.
BAG: Old... this one is nothing like mine but would look FAB!
CARDIGAN: Boden (old)... similar.
SHOES: Clarks (old)... these are lovely.
NECKLACE: Charity shop find (similar).... read about it HERE.

I thought I would leave you of this shot of my photo bombing house guests!
We are dog-sitting Jake's Mum (the grey whippet eating the verbena!) and sister.
I've loved having them.

Maxi skirt & buckle heels | Florals & Stripes | Fake Fabulous

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18 comments

  1. Honestly I don't know where on earth people get these ridiculous ideas.

    Don't people understand that anyone can where whatever they like?

    bisous
    Suzanne
    http://www.suzannecarillo.com

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    1. I think some people are unsure and look for inspiration online, only to be bombarded with "rules".
      I say forget the rules and do what feels good!
      XXX

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  2. Not one bit too 70's Samantha! You've modernized the look beautifully. I just love that floral top! The print is reminiscent of a retro tablecloth and the asymmetrical hemline adds to the fun of the mix! I really like this little outfit and clearly the whippets do too! :-) XX

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    1. Thank you Judy!
      I've loved having my little house guests.... they seemed to like this look too :oP
      XXX

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  3. You look adorable in that outfit. It is a charming ensemble and not reminiscent of the 70s in any way. (I was there - I'd know.) I think that your friend should not take style advice from the ladies who told her that. Dare I say that they probably have no taste or sense of style. There - I said it. As you delightfully portray on your blog, it's all in how you put the pieces together.

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    1. Thank you SO much Kathleen. How very kind of you.
      You are spot on with that advice to ignore the "rule" makers. :oP
      XXX

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  4. I love this colorful combination and the mix of prints and Patterns.
    And you look so pretty when you smile,
    love your positive vibes. Amazing.

    with love your AMELY ROSE

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  5. lovely color combo, and lovely stripes and florals mixed prints!, I like particularly the fab layering, and the 'pretty but useless' bag!
    No idea why wearing maxi hemlines with heels could be a problem, I think they could look as cool and modern as you wish, if you pick the correct proportions!. I like a chunky shoe or block heels with maxi dresses with volume, but a kitten heel could look amazing with a straight maxi dress. And anybody could look fabulous wearing whatever they like!
    Your last picture is my favorite!, so beautiful smile and so cute dogs!
    besos

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    1. You're spot on Monica!
      Anyone can wear anything they like.
      Thank you for your kind words.
      I'm so glad you like my furry lodgers :oP
      XXX

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  6. Love all of the bright colors here Sam and the stripes balance it quite nicely! I do like heels with a midi dress or skirt myself but flats can work as well. I do prefer a heel on the midi length, but feel maxi skirts can go either way...I am thinking of a bit of height with an espadrille as I have been wearing them a lot lately!
    Have a great week!
    jess xx
    www.elegantlydressedandstylish.com

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    1. I agree Jessica.... and espadrilles seem to go with everything!
      XXX

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  7. I'll take your maxi and raise you a full on flowy maxi with clog heels that I wore today. You look fab and I don't care if I looked 70 or 70s, I loved my get up!

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    1. Flowy with clogs?? Yes!!! I love that look.
      I'm going to get my clogs on tomorrow... thank you for the inspiration.
      XXX

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