Guest Post: Because Shanna Said So

Hi everyone! As I mentioned, this week I am off on vacation enjoying some much needed R&R with my family. Mostly I will be building sand castles with my niece while my husband is off fishing on his kayak. I've asked some awesome ladies to fill in for me and to start it all off is Shanna, one of my best blog friends. I love her style and her personality and I feel like we could be best friends in real life. She is gorgeous and super sweet and my favorite thing about her is that she keeps it real. Someday I hope we can meet, kick back, and enjoy some girl time. I'm sure you will love her just as much as I do!

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Howdy (in my best Texas drawl), Always Maylee readers! My name is Shanna and I blog over at Because Shanna Said So. It mostly involves my personal style, but I try to add in a few tidbits about my life as well. Yi-chia and I have been buddies for quite some time and I am dreaming of the day that we can meet in real life. I absolutely adore her and was so excited when she asked me to post for her while on vacation.

Now, we all know that Yi-chia has an obsession with polka dots. Well, I have an obsession of my own. It's called the maxi dress and my life would not be complete with out them. They are my summer go to and I plan to carry them with me right into the fall months. 

Today, I thought I would share with you a few ways I have styled my collection and to prove my point of being a borderline maxi dress addict.


If you weren't sold on maxi dresses, I hope you are now. They truly are a staple and can be worn so many ways. I have definitely gotten my fair share of wear out off all of them.

So, do you have an obsession with a certain style? I think we probably all have a fashion vice that we can't get enough of. I'd love to hear yours.

Thanks again for having me, Yi-chia! Hope you are enjoying your vacay. 

And, if this is the first time you are seeing me, I invite you to hop over to Because Shanna Said So, say hello and take a look around. I hope you like what you find.

64 comments:

Luba Dimitrova said...

Enjoy your holidays ,lovely !
Your friend hast great style !


XX Luba

Mixing casual and dressy ítems in my look, today on
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Emmylou said...

Yi-chia, hope you're having a blast right now.:) And Shanna, I'm envious of all your maxis. You look fab in them.

Rachel said...

I only have a few, but I definitely need to add more to my collection for next summer!

Ricademus said...

I prefer just above the knee versus the maxi. j/k, but my wife does say I have great legs. lol
Nice to meet you, Shanna!

PS-Yi-chia, I hope hubby catches a few big ones!

Pop Champagne said...

the second outfit is adorable! these are all so whimsical, love it!

Sofia Donatelli said...

Thanks for introducing her blog to us. It's great. Have a wonderful time with your family. Can't wait to see your pictures.

Happy Monday!

Kisses,
Sofia

stylishlyinlove.blogspot.com

x Judit said...

beautiful dresses!
hm especially in the first picture :)
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Amy Shaughnessy said...

Hope your vacation is relaxing and fun. I love Shanna and her blog. :)

Amy


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Amy Shaughnessy said...

Hope your vacation is relaxing and fun. I love Shanna and her blog. :)

Amy


Fashion and Beauty Finds

Jenn @ WLB said...

They're all great- but the second one is definitely my fav!

bestrong said...

nice post !
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Fabulous Petite said...

great pics to sub for you. These ladies are awesome. Have fun in the sun.

xo
Sam
http://fabulouspetite.blogspot.com

The Golden Girls said...

This is stunning! LOVE it! Hugs from Cali! xx The Golden Girls

Lily Fang said...

Ah, swooned at the first photo. The lighting is perfect and I'm in love with that dress! I gotta go get myself a maxi now (:

Hope you're having a wonderful vacay, Yi-chia!

mademoiselle mode said...

So lovely maxi skirt ^^

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mademoiselle mode said...

So lovely maxiskirts ^^
Perfect selection :)

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Jane said...

hope you're enjoying your holidays! and maxi dresses are gorgeous!

Alyssa said...

I wore my first maxi the other day, and I'm totally inspired by all the ways Shanna has styled hers. Love it!

Sam said...

Lovely guest post, these maxi dresses are so elegant. Have a fab holiday!

Rakhshanda Rizvi said...

Hey enjoy your holiday honey, love your friend too! Thanks for introducing her blog <3


Rakel said...

cute post!

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smk053078 said...

Thanks for having me!! Hope you are having tons of fun on vacation building sand castles!! :)

Lauren said...

I'm so with Shanna! I'm a full-blown dress addict. :)

Lauren
Fizz and Frosting

Hannah Gottlieb-Graham said...

Awww love this guest post. Her outfits are so amazing!

Xo, Hannah

sweetsweetnoir.net

Jamie said...

super duper cute maxis!!!
xxo,
Jamie Taylor

Dolce Virginia said...

me encantan estos vestidos largos¡¡

FELIZ LUNES¡¡

http://dolcevirginia.blogspot.com.es

CanVirRies MTC said...

Have a great vacation and thanks for introducing Shanna :)...she looks great in all the maxi dresses. The 1st and the 4th my personal favourite :)

Adam said...

very nice

RoselyC said...

Wow, great maxi dress collection.

Suzanne S. said...

I love maxis during the summer! That polka dotted one is so cute :)
xoxo
Suzanne from written by suzanne

Kim Alston said...

Shanna has awesome style! I love maxi dresses and skirts. Very pretty looks. Hope you're having a great vacation Yi-Chia!
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Nonchalant Rebel said...

How lovely!

xx Mounia

Pooja Mittal said...

All the outfits are very pretty..
Enjoy your vacations.. Looking forward to the pics..
Keep in touch,
www.beingbeautifulandpretty.com
http://instagram.com/beingbeautifulpooja

LyddieGal said...

Hope you are enjoying your vacation - and shanna's maxies are so pretty, what a fabulous collection!
Chic on the Cheap

Kelly {Sparkles and Shoes} said...

I agree, she has great style!

xx
Kelly
Sparkles and Shoes

still being [molly] said...

awesome post, shanna!!! absolutely LOVE your maxi dresses!!

Head to Toe Chic said...

Shanna definitely knows how to rock a maxi!

xo,
Angela

Jacy said...

I'm so glad to have just discovered Shanna's blog because she has such cute style!
Hope you're enjoying your vaca! xo

~Jacy

Maya {CharminglyStyled} said...

oh la la, I'm loving these maxis! I hope you're enjoying a much needed vacation with the family! xx

Sandy a la Mode said...

i love shanna and her wonderful style! hope you are enjoying your time off!

xo,
Sandy
Sandy a la Mode

Christy C said...

AWw I love Shanna! Totally voted for her during the wallis ambassador contest :)

Christy
Sunnywithasideof...

Belated Bloomer said...

I have a growing collection of maxi dresses too...and I'm afraid it might develop into an obsession!

Abi
http://thebelatedbloomer.blogspot.com

Kathleen Harper said...

These are such beautiful dresses and you look fantastic in them! Lovely post :)
<3
katsfashionfix.blogspot.com

Megan Ann said...

The chevron maxi gets my vote. LOVE!

xo, Megan
indie flower

Natalia | Fashioned by Love said...

Great looks! x

Chicago Chic said...

Wow, such beautiful looks! Enjoy your vacation doll!

x
Rachel

Georgina said...

I love Shanna's blog (and hope you're having a fantastic vacation!!) xo

Ines & Marko said...

Wow, those dresses are amazing!

Julie, from prosecco to plaid said...

Enjoy your vacation!! Love all of Shanna's dresses!! xo, Julie

Karolina B-H said...

She has very lovely and colorful style!

xxo

prettyanddelectable.com said...

So fun to see a recap of Shanna's pretty maxi dresses! Hope you are enjoying your vacay, Yi-chia!

Caitie Schlisserman said...

I wish I was taller so I could wear more maxis! I get so self conscious because I"m so short!

xxx
Lady à la Mode

weheartbeautyblog said...

Hope you're having a wonderful vacation, Yi-chia!

xox Lara www.weheartbeautyblog.com

Alyssa said...

Wow Shanna, I thought I was obsessed with maxis, but I think you're collection definitely beats mine!

Runway Chef

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Maiken said...

maxi outfit no 2 is my complete favourite. it just looks absolutely perfect in every possible way. maybe it's because of the wonderful stripes :P

Maiken,
Maikeni blogi - part of me

Rachel Ashely said...

Glad you able to get in some R&R, enjoy! I love the maxi dresses Shannon is wearing!
Xo,
Rachel Ashley
http://fashionablyliving.com

Imogen said...

I must check out her blog, such wonderful outfits. I love the use of bold colours and patterns. Wishing you the best with your time off too, hope its very relaxing.

The Domestic Sweetheart said...

Love your style! I'm a follower...so cool to see you posting on Always Maylee!

RedTagChicLosAngeles said...

Hello Shanna....Hello Yichia!!! Yichia's so lucky to have Shanna spread her gorgeousness while this Yichia girl is on vacay!!!

Rebecca
www.redtagchiclosangeles.com

FitTravelerAJ said...

I didn't realize how many maxi's I've seen Shanna wear, but I love all of them! Such a comfy, versatile piece.

Yi-chia - hope you're having a fantastic vacation!!

-AJ
FitTravelerAJ.com

Elsha said...

I would be obsessed if I looked as good as you!!

Janice Thi Tran said...

Love maxi dresses!
xx
http://janicethitran.com (✿◠‿◠) <3

ncboodah said...

Love all the outfits!!

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