Polka Dot Maxi + Cowl Neck Sweater

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To me, nothing is more comfortable or stylish than a maxi skirt. You don’t have to worry about length (which for tall girls is always a problem when it comes to dresses, pencil and mini skirts) and they look incredibly chic, but you feel like you are still at home lounging around in your pajamas. I love winterizing  maxi skirts by simply pairing them with a sweater. I always belt a combo like this because the skirt and sweater are looser items, so by adding a belt, I give myself shape. Add some tall socks and a pair of boots and the outfit is literally that easy to throw together and perfect for a Monday at the office.

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Polka Dot Skirt, Vintage via Goodwill (Last seen here, Similar here) :: Cowl Neck Sweater, American Eagle (Last seen here, Similar here) :: Coat, Forever 21 (Similar here and here) :: Belt, Anne Klein via TJMaxx (Similar here) :: Boots, Nordstrom Rack (Similar here)


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    February 26, 2013 at 6:35 AM

    Can you believe I don’t own a maxi skirt?! I live in maxi dresses in the summer, but I don’t have a skirt! I need to work on that! Love this short sleeved sweater too.


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      February 26, 2013 at 3:16 PM

      Well… after reading all of the comments so far, I can believe it now 😉 Technically you could own a maxi skirt if you wear a blouse and belt it over your dress… I LOVE wearing my maxi dresses as skirts 🙂

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    February 26, 2013 at 7:33 AM

    I don’t own a maxi skirt either (AJ you aren’t alone) because I’m short and petite so they rarely fit. I might need to just suck it up and go to a tailor! Love these winter look on you Rachel!

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      February 26, 2013 at 11:38 AM

      I THINK YOU should get one and go to a tailor! Seriously, they are just too comfy! And I always get so many compliments without “trying too hard”… you know?!

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    February 26, 2013 at 7:35 AM

    LOVE those polka dots – so cute Rachel!

    The Other Side of Gray

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    February 26, 2013 at 8:08 AM

    Rachel, this polka dots skirt is so playful and romantic and fits perfectly to the background too 🙂

    I dont own any maxi skirts they long kinda weird on me as I am not that tall 🙂


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    February 26, 2013 at 8:22 AM

    Haha, I have the opposite problem…most maxis are waaaaaay too long on me! The polka dots are so cute!

    The Tiny Heart

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    February 26, 2013 at 8:28 AM

    Beautiful, you look so cozy!
    Coffee Beans and Bobby Pins

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    February 26, 2013 at 8:47 AM

    I really like this sweater belted with the maxi, so cute! I look ridiculous in maxi anything. I might have to give it another try this spring.

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    February 26, 2013 at 8:52 AM

    So pretty! You can really never go wrong with neutrals. This look is classic but chic!

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    February 26, 2013 at 9:10 AM

    Love your entire outfit! I’ve been meaning to try out a maxi skirt (they look SO comfy) but just haven’t had the time to try some new fashion staples… I’m so set in my ways!

    XO Your Lifestyle Upgrade

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    February 26, 2013 at 9:16 AM

    I love the look! Although it is still winter and it’s cold you dressed it up very warm and it looks amazing!


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    February 26, 2013 at 9:16 AM

    Absolutely LOVE the sweater over the maxi dress! SO cute together!

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    Marie McGrath
    February 26, 2013 at 9:20 AM

    You look stunning in this outfit! I love how you mixed so many warm tones together. So pretty!


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    Bethie the Boo
    February 26, 2013 at 9:23 AM

    How much do I love this?? Vintage polka dots?? Adorable!! I love your coat too. You just look overall amazing!

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    two birds
    February 26, 2013 at 10:24 AM

    i love this sweater on you! and that skirt is so cute!

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    February 26, 2013 at 10:49 AM

    Love this look! The sweater is perfect belted, and I love the polka dot skirt!


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    February 26, 2013 at 11:00 AM

    The shoulder detail on that jacket is fantastic! Ugh, as a short girl, the winter maxi is a no-no for me because the ground is so uneven due to the snow it always drags at some point and get’s wet!

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      February 26, 2013 at 11:01 AM

      Ahh! I never thought of that before… that would be awful 🙁 I hate when the ends of my jeans get wet during winter!

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    February 26, 2013 at 11:44 AM

    I like it too, when you´re wearing maxi skirts. Unfortunately I´m the opposite of you, I´m mostly to short for such elegant skirts. And I´m so impressed about your perfect, beautiful face <3


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      February 27, 2013 at 12:09 PM

      Awww, you are too sweet! And not perfect by any means, but I will take the compliment 🙂 Thank you for your lovely comment dear!

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    February 26, 2013 at 11:47 AM

    You look darling, I love maxi skirts, but I’m too short 🙁 This outfit is a nice twist on the winter look.


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    Egle Ge {HideInSugar}
    February 26, 2013 at 12:15 PM

    Realy chic winter look! Love the white on white with polka dots combo!

    With love, Egle Ge {HideInSugar}

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    February 26, 2013 at 12:16 PM

    You look stunning! love that sweater with the belt 🙂

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    Dina Karivalis (@DKarivalis)
    February 26, 2013 at 12:40 PM

    Loving this outfit, the coat and the skirt look perfect together! Adorable.
    xo Dina
    Sweetest Somethings

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    Always Maylee
    February 26, 2013 at 12:44 PM

    Love your polka dot skirt, you look so pretty!

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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    February 26, 2013 at 12:45 PM

    you look amazing dear! i really love your shoes, and the skirt is adorable! everything looks perfect together.

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    February 26, 2013 at 12:49 PM

    Fantastic look, Rachel! Love that coat and the skirt!

    I hope you’ll keep an eye out on my blog later today. I’ll be featuring this as one of the looks I love today.



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    Julie, from prosecco to plaid
    February 26, 2013 at 2:30 PM

    LOVE the neutral colors. This whole outfit is fabulous! xo, Julie

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    Cate @ Wild Ruffle
    February 26, 2013 at 2:44 PM

    I definitely don’t have the tall girl issue with skirt lengths – oh, how I wish I did. Love how you winterized your look!

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    Life a la Steph
    February 26, 2013 at 8:47 PM

    gorgeous! I love the peacoat you've got on here! I really like how you've layered the sweater and skirt. it's pretty cold here right now and I'm always looking for ways to layer and mix up the wardrobe!

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      Rachel's Lookbook
      February 26, 2013 at 9:16 PM

      Same here! I feel like I can be really boring with my outfits because I am so sick of winter. This helped!

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    Steph Waung
    February 26, 2013 at 2:48 PM

    gorgeous! I love the peacoat you’ve got on here! I really like how you’ve layered the sweater and skirt. it’s pretty cold here right now and I’m always looking for ways to layer and mix up the wardrobe!

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    February 26, 2013 at 3:04 PM

    THis looks so cozy I love it! Cute!


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    February 26, 2013 at 4:09 PM

    Sooooo pretty! I love your vintage inspired styles – you wear them so well, and that skirt could not be more adorable!

    Pearls & Paws

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    February 26, 2013 at 10:10 PM

    you are so beautiful! I love your skin! GORGEOUS outfit too!

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    February 26, 2013 at 4:30 PM

    Oh, just had an inspiration. I have oodles of maxi dresses, but hate them. If I chop them down, et voila nice long skirts. Thanks.

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    February 26, 2013 at 4:43 PM

    This is perfect! the weather has been sooooo wet around here lately…I think a skirt would be unwise. But I’m filing this away for another day!

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    Kacie's Kloset
    February 26, 2013 at 4:52 PM

    Pretty skirt! Love it styled for cooler weather with the sweater!


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    Berty Morales
    February 26, 2013 at 5:03 PM

    You look amazing and I love your skirt.

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    February 26, 2013 at 5:47 PM

    Great style and that skirt is absolutely adorable. So happy I came across your blog via Twitter!


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    February 26, 2013 at 6:57 PM

    You look so great. I love everything about your outfit. The belted sweater, the polka dot skirt, and the camel color coat are perfect.

    Tracy @ Sunny Days and Starry Nights

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    February 26, 2013 at 7:58 PM

    I love maxi skirts for those same reasons — hello feeling like I’m wearing pajamas!

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    February 26, 2013 at 8:51 PM

    I love the cowl neckline and jacket combination – so comfy and cozy. You’re looking gorgeous as usual girlfriend 🙂


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    February 26, 2013 at 9:40 PM

    I’m a big fan of maxi skirts in the winter as well, and the polka dot print is so cute!

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    February 26, 2013 at 10:01 PM

    beautiful make-up! 🙂

    Fashion for Beauty

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      February 28, 2013 at 10:20 AM

      Thank you Esther! 🙂

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    February 26, 2013 at 11:21 PM

    This is such a cute outfit! I love maxi skirts too, they’re so fun. I don’t tend to find ones I like, which is a pity, but I definitely love seeing them on other people. This is such a cute one, especially the way it pairs with your sweater.


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    Andrea Spanik
    February 27, 2013 at 5:45 AM

    I love the maxi skirt. Super cute. Your makeup look great as well 🙂

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    February 27, 2013 at 2:06 AM

    Love that it’s polka dots!! I need a long maxi soon, very soon:) I love that camel jacket with it!!

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    February 27, 2013 at 7:33 AM

    Adorable! This is a fun twist to the maxi dress – I never know how to wear them in winter but this is adorable.
    Isn’t That Charming.

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      February 28, 2013 at 10:19 AM

      Sweaters and belts are super easy and it works! I’ve worn a couple other maxi skirts and dresses this way 🙂

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    Marta Purriños Hernández
    February 27, 2013 at 9:42 AM

    Really I’m loving your blog.
    It’s amazing!
    Your style is perfect and you’re an inspiration.

    Would you like follow each other? Let me know =)


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    February 27, 2013 at 11:31 AM

    Loving your polka dot skirt, it’s so adorable!

    xo jen

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    Shanna Schneider
    February 27, 2013 at 1:10 PM

    That skirt is from Goodwill???? No freaking way!!! I love it. And girl, how do you keep your skin so flawless????

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      February 27, 2013 at 1:13 PM

      It sure is! I know, I love finding amazing things at Goodwill 🙂 I don’t feel so bad for shopping all the time then 😉

      Also… years and years of covering up blemishes 🙂 I have struggled with acne for years, so I have spent a good deal of money finding the RIGHT products for me! Anyway, long story short… makeup has been my best friend for years 🙂 And we took pictures right before sunset… very flattering light 😉

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    Diana Marks
    February 28, 2013 at 8:51 PM

    Your sweater looks so cozy! I love how you paired it with a maxi skirt!

    LA By Diana Live Magazine

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    March 12, 2013 at 10:34 PM

    you look so cute, I love maxi skirts too and this outfit turned out simple and pretty, something I really aim to do and that I really like to see! Gorgeous! 🙂

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