Summer Gatherings

For summer evening gatherings, I rely on my chambray shirt. Pair it with a maxi skirt, and you've got the perfect hybrid between casual and dressy.

{Shirt: H&M (similar), Maxi Skirt: Target, Clutch: Francesca's Collection, Sandals: H&M (old), Bracelets: David Yurman, Forever 21}

I wore this to one of my very best friend's birthday party this past weekend. I wasn't quite sure how dressy everyone was going to be plus the evening temperatures can be quite unpredictable around here. I figured the best way to go was to throw on a maxi and my go-to chambray. It worked out because we spent part of the time inside and part outside... which made me happy that I wore a long skirt because mosquitoes always find me. There can be 10 other people around and I'll be the one they find. I left with no bites... success!


Linking up with Shanna and Amy.

160 comments:

sip-n-wear said...

My hubby is just like that... He's the only one that hets bit all the time!!

Cute colors on the skirt!

Sheree said...

love the chambray..the cuffs and tie were the perfect touch!
Sheree xxx
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Rachelle said...

you look darling, love this maxi and print mix.


xo
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JP Lord said...

Super cute! I'm stealing this idea :)
xo

Mónica López Gutierrez said...

so cute!
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Niki Caron said...

I've been doing this a lot lately with various shirts so that I can make my maxis work appropriate! I love the look and I love the maxi you have on!

Lauren said...

I love wearing my maxi dresses and skirts this way. So comfy and cute!

Lauren
Fizz and Frosting

Shira said...

Love this maxi with the dotted chambray:)

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Ginny said...

Cute combo! I hate not knowing how dressy an event is, this outfit looks great!
Ginny

Emmy said...

Love how you paired the two items, Yi-chia! It is perfect for evening when you are out...yay to no mosquito bites:D

Lemiza Nicolau said...

You look adorable! Love that maxi dress! I like your blog it's so amazing. What do you think about follow each other on bloglovin?

xx
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Katie said...

i LOVE the tied top with the maxi - so so cute!

Pip said...

I love your skirt Maylee and of course, your shirt looks amazing with it! Have a lovely day! xx Pip

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Egle Ge said...

Cute look ;)

Ricademus said...

Mosquitoes! They target me, unless my daughter is around. You two must have a similar body chemistry--mosquitoe bait!

I like that style of shirt, but didn't know if had a name.

Alissa said...

I LOVE that you tied it Maylee! Mine never looks right when I tie, probably because I have such a short waist. This is too cute.

mariafelicia magno said...

love this outfit..!
cute skirt...
kisses

Julie, from prosecco to plaid said...

Love this look. So pretty! Chambray works with everything! xo, Julie

Alyssa said...

I totally agree–chambrays are perfect for those slightly cool summer nights! I haven't tried the tied chambray over a dress look yet, but I really love it–you look adorable!

Rachel said...

Love this maxi skirt! It gives me hope that I can find one that fits, too (fellow short girl over here!) :)

Amy Shaughnessy said...

This is so cute! I wish we had cool weather at night. It's always miserable here in the summer at night. This is one of my favorites of yours...

Amy

Fashion and Beauty Finds

Sandy a la Mode said...

super cute outfit! love the maxi skirt and great clutch!!

xo,
Sandy
Sandy a la Mode

Melody said...

I've already been bitten twice! I have that same maxi skirt in pink. It looks so cute with the denim shirt!

Meaghann Bendis said...

couldn't agree with you more! Love this look, you always look so tall and gorg in maxi's!
xo, Meg
www.sealed-with-style.com

emily | shell chicd said...

CUTE! All for maxis this summer, and all for chambray all year round, so I especially love this! Great pairing!
xx, Emily
shell chic'd

RedTagChicLosAngeles said...

This is such a chic idea for the maxi look....thanks for sharing !

Rebecca
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Annie said...

Loving the dots & stripes, and what a fabulous clutch! Such a cute outfit :)

Annie
The Other Side of Gray

Georgina said...

I love the way you styled your chambray top with the maxi - two great trends that look fantastic together :)

Glad you left with no bites! xo

Everythings Always Sunny said...

You are so cute, love that skirt!!!

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Kristin
xo

Suzanne S. said...

I love your maxi skirt! Last summer I went on a hunt to find the perfect maxi skirt for me, however I didn't find it.. This year I'm determined to find one :) haha
xoxo
Suzanne from written by suzanne

Gail J said...

i do love love love ur skirt! love the color!

bestrong said...

awesome outfit !
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Gina said...

oh, I love that polka dot chambray button down of yours:) here's to another fabulous maxi skirt too. I love it on you...
XO, Gina
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Happiness at Mid Life said...

Even if I am clothed head to toe, mosquitoes always find me! My hubby & I could be standing next to each other and I would covered with bites (after applying Off) and he would have no bites. Life is not fair!

Perfect outfit!

Alice
www.happinessatmidlife.com

Style-Delights said...

Love this cute chambray shirt! I found a great one with polks dot prints in TJMaxx, unfortunately not my size:-( Love the way you have styled it here! Hope you are having a wonderful day!
-Jyoti
Style-Delights Blog

TheTinyHeart said...

What a cute striped maxi! Mosquitoes love me too...one got into my office yesterday and bit me 7 times :(

-Sharon
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Meghan Silva said...

This totally is the perfect hybrid look , love that shirt.

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Sarah said...

Love the outfit. I never would have put those together, but very cute on you. I am a mosquito attractor too. Glad that got away unscathed. :)

InsideOut Elle said...

aahah mosquito prevention is by far one of the odder (and most practical) reason to where a maxi dress!

Laura B @ Walking in Memphis in High Heels said...

I love this outfit. I love in my chambray and have been thinking about getting a polka dot one too. And I love that maxi skirt. They are my new favorite!
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Valerie said...

That is such a great outfit for a party..especially with the bugs so you are covered but still summery! Will have to remember to do chambray over my maxi-makes for a totally different look! Great idea!
Valerie
www.the-style-files.com

RachieCakes said...

I just adore your colorful style! The dotted chambray really takes it up a notch! xx

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Ashley said...

Cute combo girl!! Love that skirt on you..

xo,
Sincerely Miss Ash

Love and Ace said...

You can never go wrong with a chambray shirt - love how you paired it with the skirt! x, Kat
Love and Ace

Kristina said...

Your chambray is super cute, I love the subtle polka dots!

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smk053078 said...

Meeeeee tooooo!!! I swear mosquitoes eat me and my girls alive! Glad you left free of welts!! And I am loving the maxi skirts with knotted tops....one of my favorite looks right now.

Edita said...

Yi-chia,
The skirt is amazing!

Edita
www.pret-a-reporter.co.uk

Carly said...

I love this outfit, the dots on the shirt are perfect with the skirt!

Carly
www.lipglossandcrayons.com

Melina said...

I love the pairing of the dots on the chambray with the stripes on the maxi skirt. And ohh how those are some good stripes on that skirt! :)

Ashley said...

I wish I could do a maxi, but I'm so short they just swallow me! How tall are you?

xo Ashley
thetiniestfirecracker.com

Nicky said...

you are very good with this outfit!
Ciao
Nicky
www.mywishstyle.com

Judas Lee said...

in love with this colorblockin striped skirt!!!!
just gorg!!!

<333
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Style Servings said...

What a beautiful look, the shirt is just perfect with the skirt!

Adam said...

looks wonderful

& Pretty Things said...

ohh love all the colors in that maxi! x

& Pretty Things

Rebekah Bradford said...

Lovely chambray shirt! It looks like a great outfit to wear to a birthday party :) yay for no mosquito bites!

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Hannah said...

I love birthdays! Hope you had a wonderful time at the party, looks like you had the perfect outfit :) That skirt is amazing!

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Milex said...

you pilling off maxi in such a good way <3

Mattania qtplace.com said...

WOW! I love your blog! Lovely outfit!

Whats Hanging... said...

LOVE that skirt!!!

Robyn xo

CaninesCouture said...

That CLUTCH!! I heart it. I need it in my life.

xoxo,

Jules of Canines & Couture
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prettyanddelectable.com said...

Cute striped shirt, and that clutch is so pretty! Hope you had a great time at the party!

Jackie said...

Hey there Yi-chia, you are just rockin' the maxi dresses and skirts this season. They look great on you. As you know, I just rediscovered my maxi dress and am loving the possibilities ;)

Kelly {Sparkles and Shoes} said...

I love these beautiful skirts!

xx
Kelly
Sparkles and Shoes

FASHION TALES said...

I like this look so much, your chambray shirt is lovely with the maxi, and a nice look for the occasion. You look great Yi-chia. xx/Madison

Rachel Sayumi ♥ said...

you always look so put together. love that top!

Jacy said...

I love tying a chambray shirt over a maxi dress or skirt! This look is so effortlessly stylish!

~Jacy

www.laviedelenore.blogspot.com

FierceandFashionable said...

That skirts so pretty! And comfy I bet!

Michelle

Fierce & Fashionable

The Simply Kelly said...

u look so sweet and happy as always

Mary Jo at TrustYourStyle said...

I love your outfit! I tend to wear my jean shirt in a similar way especially as the weather has been so unpredictable--so true about the long skirt helping with mosquitos too!

xo Mary Jo

Meredith said...

That's the perfect skirt for a summer evening, and I love that clutch!
Meredith
createthatoutfit.com

Erin Kelly Cannon said...

I absolutely adore that skirt!! Love the bright turquoise stripes. Come stop by my trend spin linkup from yesterday, the theme is NEON and this outfit is perfect :)

xoxo
Erin
The Fashion Canvas

worryaboutitlater bianca said...

this outfit is so great!! really love it


xx
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Josephine said...

Fabulous look! I love the polka dots, and that clutch! Bonus points for keeping the mosquitos away for sure, they're the worst!

<3 Josephine
www.champagnestar.com

RoselyC said...

I need to get myself a maxi. I really like the different ways you can style them.

Skylette from Sequins & Stilettos said...

cheers to you for leaving without a bite! haha. Love the stripes!

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i.s. said...

oh! love that skirt x
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Jen said...

I love the colors of your skirt! I've been wearing maxi dresses a lot lately because they keep my legs warm, while still looking chic!

xo jen

Chicago Chic said...

Stunning! I posted a maxi today too - great minds think alike! :)))

x
Rachel

FitTravelerAJ said...

I'm loving the striped skirt with the polka dot chambray! I need to check out that skirt!

-AJ
FitTravelerAJ.com

Lu Ross said...

Love your maxi skirt! Lovely outfit!

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TaraMixandMatch said...

That skirt is so pretty, I love the stripes! Looks so cute with the subtle dots.

aki! said...

Looking great! Though I don't think I can get away with wearing something long sleeved out here...way too hot!

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Paulina Mo said...

Gorgeous outfit! love the skirt!

~Pau
www.lilbitsofchic.com

Sam said...

I really like this idea of wearing a denim shirt with a patterned maxi skirt, its something chic and different, looks great!Thanks for stopping by sweety!

Pam said...

I love your maxi; super cute:)

Smile On:)...Classy Pam

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Tere Ávila said...

your skirt is stunning, great look honey!

xx

Jeans and a Teacup said...

Love it! I need to get a maxi skirt so I can copy!
~Jessica
Jeans and a Teacup

Sarah Hartley said...

This is super cute! I really love the skirt!

Chidiogo Maxwell said...

This looks fabulous!
I love the way you styled the maxi...simple but always chic!
Great post:)

Elisabeth @ Bella said...

you look fabulous -as always ... and now i'm wondering why i've never put my chambray with my maxi skirts. i'll have to fix that :)

love,
elisabeth

Anngelik Martinez said...

This looks like a maxi, so gorgeous!

-Vogue&Heels
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Kim Alston said...

it's really cute! i love the top you added to it.
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Anthea Lau said...

you look so lovely in this stripe maxi skirt! love the simple tan clutch too <3

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Amy {Cupcakes+Couture} said...

love your maxi - the colors are gorgeous! great idea wearing the chambray top over it too :)
xoamy
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Lulu Soler said...

Really like this look - it's a great hybrid :) Love the nail color pop too!

xo Lulu
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Jackie l Food.Wine.Fashion said...

I love the mix of prints here - polka dots and stripes. perfect. And you should hang around me because the bugs love me too!

xo Jackie

Head to Toe Chic said...

LOVE this outfit! The chambray with your maxi is perfect!

xo,
Angela

trishie said...

Another gorgeous look! I'm thinking I really should get myself a chambray shirt. They look great.

Sofia Donatelli said...

Cute maxi skirt and chambray top combo! The stripes on the maxi are so cute and the polka dots on the chambray, as well. Love your clutch sooo much!!

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Maiken said...

in Estonia those annoying things bite pretty much everyone (especially me of course, yay :D). anyway, wearing a maxi was definitely a clever move and it looks lovely next to your denim skirt.

Maiken,
Maikeni blogi - part of me

CoastWithMe said...

This is like the quintessential summer outfit! I love a maxi and chambray...there is seriously nothing better paired together! Looking beautiful girl:)!

Natalia A said...

Oh I need to get one! This is one of the few items I had on my wish list for ages and never got around buying. Thank you for the reminder. :)
x

Amy Fashion Blog said...

hoping you are having a good week

Raquel T.G. said...

Lovely outfit and gorgeous skirt! :)
xx

Linda said...

Thank you so much for your comment! and sorry for the late reply.

Cute outfit! I'm always get really lucky with mosquitoes, they rarely find me but then I rarely bare my legs so that's probably why... xx

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Mica said...

Really like your studded clutch!


The shirt layered with the maxi dress is so nice too :)

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Adeola Naomi Aderemi said...

Amazing maxi dress!!
I love your look!

Laura @ A Little Bit of Lacquer said...

I love this look! So adorable and perfect for summer! Yay for no mosquito bites!! ;)

Laura @ A Little Bit of Lacquer

Lady parisienne said...

you look great what a lovely maxi dress!

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goodbadandfab said...

So fabulous! Looking good!

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Alison Dulaney said...

Polka dotted chambray, doesn't get better than that!

Kate Burkhardt said...

I am obsessed with maxi dresses/skirts! Love the look.

:),

Kate

Maddie said...

You look gorgeous, that maxi skirt is very, very pretty! :)

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Jen said...

Love the stripes on the skirt. I love to look at maxis but I can't wear them myself.

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Irene's Closet said...

nice!! :))

Have a nice day!!
xx

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Parisian Fairytale said...

Love your outfit so much, it's so fresh and lovely c: I just followed you, maybe follow back if you like my blog?
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Stylish By Nature said...

Love your skirt and clutch dear :)

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Ileana Marcel said...

Another great outfit Maylee. I love these two pieces together.....and how you can mix and match them and create other looks! Can't wait to see how you restyle it in future posts!

xx
ileana
www.ileanamarcel.com

Bumble Of Joy said...

The perfect outfit! Loving the maxi skirt, a stylish mosquito repellent? who knew :) - Eva

Susannah said...

I love the subtle pattern mixing! :-)

SydneysFashionDiary.com said...

Love that skirt. The length seems perfect. I have to check it out the next time I am at Target.

mademoiselle mode said...

I m in love with your maxishirt ^^
I love your clutch too :)

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Cbiji Collection said...

So beautiful! Love the colours :)

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Londyn said...

SO loving this look on you - great way to change up a maxi dress!

Touch Of Purple said...

Super pretty outfit!! I love the shirt and the clutch!! =D
I loved to know your blog!! ^^

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Renae Simple Sequins said...

Smart outfit for your comfort and for protection from the pesky biters. If you eat foods high in B vitamins you won't get bit; whole grains and green leafy veggies. Try and see.

Thanks for saying the clutch looks nice. I have just used it off and on through the years; on dates, church or parties. I haven't every used it daily. It is eel skin tough, too, which lasts. Your words made my DAY! YAY!

Krysten @ Why Girls Are Weird said...

Maxis are so perfect for weird weather like that... plus they're SO comfy!

Jamie said...

gorgeous, love that skirt! xo,
Jamie
www.candystilettos.com

sergio castaño peña said...

you look super maylee
this skirt was made for you! xx

Fabulous Petite said...

super cute Yi-Chia. Glad that it all worked out esp on weird weather. Same problem with mosquitoes too, they like me a lot.

xo
Sam
http://fabulouspetite.blogspot.com

Lily said...

Ahh, you always manage to look so chic! I think I just might have to try this chambray trend. And I'm totally loving your cute maxi!

Glamour ZONE said...

love the maxi skirt.
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Jessica said...

I love that chambray shirt over your maxi dress. It is such a great look. I am like you. Mosquitoes always seem to be snacking on me if they are around.

Tracy @ www.sunnydaystarrynight.com

Ali of Dressing Ken said...

What a great idea! I have a denim shit I could do this with, but no maxi skirt, yet! Soon! I bought a maxi dress...baby steps, baby steps.

Ali of

Dressing Ken

Sam said...

Thanks for your great comment on my last post! Happy Friday!

Jo Abiog said...

You look so chic yet comfy! I love your skirt. :)

♥,
Jo
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Girls Love Fried Pickles said...

I have to admit I love chambray way too much!

Crazy Style Love said...

Such a perfect look for a summer evening. You can never go wrong with chambray and a maxi. You look fantastic.

xo Jenny

Gaby de Modacapital said...

Pretty, pretty, pretty! Love that skirt! :)

Lilly said...

I just love chambray shirts, they go with everything. Great look!
Loving that clutch!

Belated Bloomer said...


Is this a blogger coincidence or what? My latest outfit post is actually of a polkadot blue waist-tie top like yours, minus the sleeves!

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falei oalei said...



Cute striped shirt, and that clutch is so pretty! Hope you had a great time at the party!
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Ilana Morgan said...

beautiful maxi skirt and loving the mixed prints!!
xo Ilana @ My Modern Vintage

Sonia De Macedo said...

Urgh I'm the same with those nasty pests. Thanks for the FYI on maxi's, I'll be sure to remember this one when it gets warmer again in Oz!

SDMxx
www.daringcoco.com

TheFashionFraction said...

cute outfit. love the skirt

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Cee said...

You can never go wrong with a good chambray shirt, and I love the subtle print on yours, it's adds a lovely, unique touch to the whole look - you styled it beautifully, too :)
xox,
Cee
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Jessica said...

Super cute!! nice skirt!!1

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Charline . said...

Love the shirt and even more the way you combined it!

See you Yi-Chia xx

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Anouka K said...

The skirt looks great on you!
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Lova - Swedish blogger said...

Love that outfit! It's fits you perfect!

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Jacquii Lie said...

Love the blue hues, that denim shirt is fabulous! Perfect weather transition outfit, you look gorgeous!!

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Brenna McCarthy said...

Love the stripes on your maxi!

xx, Bubbly in Brooklyn

John Marine said...

This is a wonderful outfit, Yi-Chia. Truly love the maxi skirt and this shirt. The handbag is cool, too.

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lisacng @ expandng.com said...

Perfect weekend BBQ/party outfit though it's too warm down here for a chambray. Glad you didn't get bitten. Mosquitoes like me too. I do NOT like them!

Jolene Poh said...

I love your dress! I just happened to come by your blog and I've been scrolling through it, I think I'm in love so I'm following you in GFC x

Love,
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Angela said...

One of my friends has this maxi dress and I just love it. It's so dang cute!
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Kenya Hunter said...

Such a fabulous print! Love it!

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