Minted Maxi: {Outfit Photos feat. Savoir-Faire}

I have a confession to make and it’s not even Friday: I, Leslie, used to be afraid of maxi dresses. 

I felt that at 5’4”, the maxi overwhelmed my frame. I loved them more than cupcakes on other girls and wanted so badly to be able to wear one, but my lack of height just steered me away from diving into the long dress pool.

Mint Maxi c/o Savoir-Faire; bracelets via Groopdealz - similar here; earrings via Bauble Bar

But then, I got pregnant. And, ‘lo and behold, the maxi became my new best friend. I feel like with the growing baby bump, it helped lengthen my torso – not unlike those medieval body-stretching devices featured in the iconic film, Braveheart, (but far less painfully.)

I also discovered that if I just wore the maxi with a pair of wedges or heels instead of flat sandals, I didn’t feel like a tree stump. What a novel concept – a heel to add height (go figure.)

In fact, I've been known to throw one on for lazy Sundays around the house instead of my usual running short/old sorority T-shirt combo. And that, my friends, speaks volumes of their comfort level.

Check out more magnificent maxis, including the one featured above, at Savoir-Faire either online or at their store, located on the Fayetteville Square! 


P.S. - Special thanks to my girl (and one of the many resident hottie-patotties at SF) Ashley for selecting this beauty for me. I love it to bits!

P.P.S. - If you're pregnant with child (or pregnant with food baby from all that summer BBQ), this dress is forgiving to the nth degree. I didn't even have to wear my sexy pregnancy Spanx. Stephen was grateful. And so was the circulation to my lower body.


  1. I am glad I am not the only ones that sports the running short/college shirt combo :)

    You look precious!

  2. You look absolutely stunning! The color and the shape of the dress are just so flattering on you!

  3. You are so cute! I love the color and outfit. :)

  4. You are beautiful! Love that color/dress on you.

    And your hair! Please tell me how to do that style - I love it.

  5. What a fabulous color! You look amazing! Glad you came over to the "dark side" and are loving the maxi! ;)

  6. You are glowing! Love the dress and the color!

  7. You look stunning!!


  8. looking adorable momma and such a lovely color on you! xo


  9. okay you are one cute little pregnant lady.

    i have been diggin me some maxis as of late. thankfully the lady that hems all my jeans has done some maxis for me for a good price, too. oh short people problems.
    i'm obsessed with SF..i placed two orders with them already this week.

  10. That maxi dress looks stunning on you, I just love the color! So pretty :) Also, you are glowing lady! xoxo

  11. Good grief - you get cuter every week. :)

    I LOVE maxi dresses. I'm only 5'1 1/2" (yes, the 1/2 inch is important!) so I worried about maxi dresses making me look short, too. Plus I'm really curvy, so I figured I'd end up just looking short and like I was 9 months pregnant with triplets or something. Turns out though, that they're actually really flattering on my body type (who saw that coming?!), and ridiculously comfortable! I'm so glad you finally took the leap to get one! :)

  12. love the mint color :)


  13. You totally rock this dress, I'm short too, 5'2 and I love maxis!! Very cute!!


  14. I'm only 5'2" and I still wear Maxi dresses... mainly because they are so comfortable! lol

  15. Love it! I am 5'2" and I also recently took the plunge and bought a maxi...and I love it! I wore it with wedges and absolutely want to buy another one!

  16. Love this Maxi! The color is so pretty. I'm just discovering maxi's and I'm not sure what took me so long.

  17. You look amazing! What a beautiful dress!
    Hugs from Toronto


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