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August 13, 2014

rae francis gray maxi dress with cut-outs, M Loves M
This outfit is a little different than the usual. I don't usually wear pieces that are revealing or too skin-bearing. My style is pretty classic and showing skin always makes me feel a little uncomfortable. I don't know why but it just does. {Do you feel this way?} When I saw this dress though I couldn't resist. The longer maxi length makes it a little more acceptable to show a little skin on the sides I think. And if not in summertime than when? The dress has a dramatic quality that I think is fun for day or night. Plus, gray is always a good choice! I paired the dress with this leather jacket and was surprised at how comfortable I felt in the look. It was a nice change and a good reminder that it's good to break out of your shell every once in a while!
gray maxi dress with cut out sides, M Loves M
gray maxi dress with black and gray two-tone sandal heels,  M Loves M
dress with cut-out sides, M Loves M
rae francis maxi dress, M Loves M
gray maxi dress with snow leopard clutch, M Loves M
dress c/o Rae Francis, jacket SW3 Bespoke {similar splurge and steal}, heels Tsubo {on sale!}, sunglasses Karen Walker Super Duper Strength {also here}, clutch Heather Belle {similar 1 and 2}, necklace similar lipstick MAC Candy Yum Yum, nail polish Essie Cascade Cool {my go-to pink!}


Happy happy Wednesday everyone!

xox

49 comments:

  1. Beautiful outfit! The dress is absolutely gorgeous and is definitely not showing too much skin in my opinion!

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  2. I think this is a really cool dress with the cutouts at the side. It's a great detail that makes the dress special. I definitely don't think there's too much skin showing. You look fantastic!


    Jamie | www.petitepanoply.com

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  3. I kind of feel the same sometimes about showing skin depending on the outfit, but I think this looks great on you! Especially as it's a maxi dress, the cut aways are a bit more subtle. I really love the shoes you're wearing with it, the mix of black and grey is perfect!!

    Joanne | www.fashion-oh.blogspot.com

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  4. Oh wow!!! You're such an inspiring young lady!
    This dress was made for you! Beautiful outfit! :)

    http://lartoffashion.blogspot.com

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  5. I feel the same way about showing skin, maybe it's the way I was raised... That dres looks "wow" on you. You styled it perfectly with the shoes and necklace.

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  6. I feel the same way, and I think you can look just as sexy with out showing too much. Your dress is beautiful the longer length balances out showing a little tummy. You look beautiful! xo Morgan

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  7. Perfect combination with your pink lipstick :)

    http://www.dresstocook.com/

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  8. Wow, you truly look amazing, Mara. Really beautiful and I LOVE this jacket!

    Heidi D.
    www.wishesandreality.com

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  9. I am the same way about showing skin - it's not just you! But for me it's baring my shoulders and back. I would be on board with this dress I think. And for the record, you look awesome in this, and I don't think you have any reason to feel uncomfortable!

    ~Sarah of Sarah's Real Life

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  10. I definitely know how you feel, but this dress is amazing on you!! Love this look!

    xx,

    La Joie de
    Vivre by Alecia Mariana


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  11. Totally understand the skin thing but this look is fantastic. Is it jersey? I think that's why I like it so much. It's sophisticated but the fabric somehow makes it edgy versus "showy". The accessories keep it in your comfortable classic zone. Love it!

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  12. I'm the same way about showing a little skin. It looks great on you though, so I'm glad you went for it! :) It's good to get out of our comfort zones.


    Tamara
    www.trulytamara.com

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  13. So pretty! I'm just like you when it comes to showing skin, but this is done perfectly! Love the style of this maxi. xo
    McKenna
    stylewaltz.com

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  14. you seriously look exquisite! just the right balance

    ladies in navy

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  15. I am totally the same way! I get so self-conscious and all I can hear is my mom in my head telling me to go change. regardless, I love this look on you. so perfect for a summer evening out with your man!

    love, arielle
    a simple elegance

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  16. I feel the same way about showing off too much skin! I've been trying to find a cutout dress that I would feel comfortable in. This dress is perfect!

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  17. Beautifully paired!

    Liz @ ShoppingMyCloset.com
    Come by! Weekly Style Me Wednesday fashion blog link-up

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  18. Totally swooning over that jacket! :)

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  19. I totally feel the same way about showing too much skin but I love the way you styled this look. It's a little edgy and flirty yet still very classy and I love the big gold necklace, black jacket and bright pink lips with it. You look great in it!

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  20. I'm so excited to be able to wear it again!!

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  21. Yeah I love this one! It's a little more subtle!

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  22. haha oh my gosh totally!! I can definitely hear my mom saying that too!!

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  23. i'm so not into showing skin, like, ever. but this look is just stunning on you. i agree that this works because so much of your body is covered, the little bit of skin is still classy :)

    xo jac

    thesunshinedistrict.blogspot.com

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  24. thank you so much Shirley! I'm glad you like it :)

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  25. thanks Kelsey!! I was nervous for like five minutes and then I kind of forgot except when I went to scratch my stomach and felt skin haha!

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  26. thank you McKenna!! I'm glad you like it!!

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  27. thanks Alyson!! It's my favorite matte pink!

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  28. yes so true!! It's a good thing to do every once in awhile!

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  29. I think it's a cotton jersey material. Thick and not too stretchy :)

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  30. Thank you Alecia!! I'm so glad you like it!

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  31. aw thanks Sarah!! Showing the back is usually an issue for me because of bra straps. I might need to look in that sticky bra thing haha!

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  32. Thanks Heidi! I love this jacket too! So happy to start wearing it again!

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  33. Thanks Grace!! I ended up being really comfortable in this outfit considering so it was definitely a good thing!

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  34. Thanks Christina!! I love wearing gray :)

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  35. totally agree with that statement!! Thanks Morgan!

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  36. Thanks so much! One girl said when she shows too much skin she can hear her mom telling her to change..that's me too! I was raised not to show too much but something subtle like this is ok I think :)

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  37. aw thanks Natali!! I'm so glad you like it!

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  38. Thanks Joanne! These shoes are the most comfy heels! They have all this extra cushioning so they're amazing if you're on your feet all day!

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  39. Thanks Jamie!! I'm glad you like it :)

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  40. ok good!! Thanks Caro :) xox

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  41. You look incredible in this dress! I love the jacket too.

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  42. Oh my gosh, you look stunning in that dress! The dress and lip color combo is really beautiful! It's always exciting to go a bit out of your comfort zone :)

    http://fashamorphosis.blogspot.com

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  43. Thank you so much Mara for the #DSWShoeHookUp win! I loved all the outfits! Can't wait to get some of the white chucks!

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  44. That dress! I think it's the perfect ratio of skin to fabric!


    dash dot dotty

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  45. You look absolutely STUNNING!! I just pinned this outfit, I love it so much! Going out of your comfort zone definitely paid off, and I think you still stayed true to your elegant overall style. Love the shade of gray with the pink lips as well!

    Maya from The Coral Cameo

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