Thursday, May 29, 2014

What I Wore: Sartorial Medley - May Flowers

DivineMrsDiva.com - Kohl's Jennifer Lopez Floral Maxi Dress, Trotters Kylie Sandal, GroopDealz Flora Necklace

Today's post is part of the monthly Sartorial Medley feature.  To participate, look for the information at the bottom of this post....

Our yard is in bloom and the flowers seem to get bigger every day.  It is quite fun to watch the progression of all the foliage as it grows in better weather.  I find myself taking pictures of bushes and flowers at least twice a week.  lol

DivineMrsDiva.com - Kohl's Jennifer Lopez Floral Maxi Dress, Trotters Kylie Sandal, GroopDealz Flora Necklace
DivineMrsDiva.com - Kohl's Jennifer Lopez Floral Maxi Dress, Trotters Kylie Sandal, GroopDealz Flora Necklace

Speaking of flowers...On my birthday, I found this dress at Kohl's as I was shopping with the mom-in-law.  I rarely find something in Kohl's that I like because the plus section is SO small and filled with very dated and conservative styles (at my local Kohl's anyway).  But I saw this dress and thought it was so vibrant and beautiful that I needed to try it on.

I didn't expect it to fit either; clothing at Kohl's never fit me right before.  Since my body has changed in the last six months or so, I said 'What the hell?!' and tried it on.  And it was awesome!  The jersey fabric hangs and flows beautifully.  The neckline is perfect and the ruched fabric at the waist isn't too baggy and sits in just the right place.  It is such a comfortable dress to wear, while still looking so polished.  Maxi dresses are great for that!  While the 3X fit well, I felt that it was a little big in the bust so I sized down to a 2X.  I plan on wearing this to dinner in Seattle during our celebratory anniversary trip.  A shrug will, most likely, be in order, but for now I am showing my arms more freely!

For reference, I am 5'9" and wear a 22/24.

DivineMrsDiva.com - Kohl's Jennifer Lopez Floral Maxi Dress, Trotters Kylie Sandal, GroopDealz Flora Necklace
DivineMrsDiva.com - Trotters Kylie Sandal
DivineMrsDiva.com - Kohl's Jennifer Lopez Floral Maxi Dress, Trotters Kylie Sandal, GroopDealz Flora Necklace

These shoes are new to me too.  I found them on Amazon while searching for comfortable sandals.  So far, they are very comfortable to walk in and add a little pizzazz to casual ensembles.  The closures are velcro, but I don't feel like they look tacky or bulky in person.  Plus, they fit my wide feet very well.

DivineMrsDiva.com - Kohl's Jennifer Lopez Floral Maxi Dress, Trotters Kylie Sandal, GroopDealz Flora Necklace
Jennifer Lopez Floral Raw-Edge Maxi Dress - Kohl's
Trotters Kylie Sandal in Rose Gold - Amazon
Flora Statement Necklace - GroopDealz

There was a rain storm coming in when I took these photos, so I was constantly fixing the dress and my hair.  I thought I would add a candid shot:

DivineMrsDiva.com - Kohl's Jennifer Lopez Floral Maxi Dress, Trotters Kylie Sandal, GroopDealz Flora Necklace


It is time again for Sartorial Medley, a monthly themed fashion post hosted by myself and Aislynn of Aislynn's World.  (Did you miss the previous posts? Check them out!) We welcome participation from anyone, regardless of your dress size.  From now until the end of the month, email me your photo and link to your blog post  - diva (at) divinemrsdiva (dot) com.  

To participate, even if you don't have a blog,  just Tweet/Instagram/Pinterest/etc. your photo with #SartorialMedley to be featured in the blog post.  We can't wait to see you rocking your outfits!  (Follow me on Twitter and Instagram @DivineMrsDiva.)


Sartorial Medley: May Flowers

Sartorial Medley Liz - May Flowers
Liz of With Wonder and Whimsy
Sartorial Medley Aislynn - May Flowers
Aislynn of Aislynn's World

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