Monday, March 31, 2014

Loving Isaac's New Maxi

I rarely seek out Maxi dresses, but when I saw this being presented by Isaac Mizrahi on QVC, I was really impressed with the cut and style.  I originally thought that I needed the petite size because I am only 5 foot 4, but the petites sold out in my size.       
I went ahead and bought the regular size and even though my husband and daughter thought the fit was fine, I was still questioning the sizing.  Because I didn't want to miss out on this dress, I decided to try shrinking it myself.     

I have started washing my special clothes inside out with Woolite in cold water.  I then hang most of the items up to dry, but with this dress, I went ahead and put it in the dryer on lower heat and it shrunk just enough to make me more satisfied with the fit.       

The fun part about this dress is that so many different necklace styles can be worn with it.  I bought this Nolan Miller necklace from QVC for my birthday back in 2011 and was surprised to see that it is still available.      

Dress: Isaac Mizrahi for QVC.  Knit Maxi Dress.
Necklace: Nolan Miller from QVC.   Ocean Tides Teal Necklace.
Shoes: Old Banana Republic.

8 comments:

  1. Hi Stacey! That is a beautiful color on you! I am not surprised that you didn't want to miss out on it. So many ways you could style this. I have not taken the maxi dress plunge yet but I keep seeing them on everyone and think they look fabulous!
    xo,cynthia

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    1. Thank you Cynthia. This is a great color and the dress also came in a coral and a navy as well. It's tempting to go for more, but I want to make sure that I get good use out of this. I'm not really a maxi dress person either, but this was just so nice.
      Have a great weekend,
      Stacey

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  2. What a beautiful color on you - I'm glad that dress worked out!

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    1. Thank you Lisa. I look forward to wearing this when the weather warms up. It's also comfortable which makes it nice for dressing down.
      Have a great day,
      Stacey

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  3. Very nice- I like the color and looks really comfy!

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    1. Thank you. It is a very comfortable dress, from the cut to the material. Isaac Mizrahi really knows how to design for women.
      Thanks for stopping by,
      Stacey

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  4. The fit is perfect! You are so brave to dry the dress! That would have scared me! Do you find washing in Woolite makes a difference? I have never used it and I am curious.

    Love your cute kitty in the background, too! And the necklace is fab!

    Jenni

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    1. Thank you Jenni. I have only used Woolite for a few months, but I have noticed that some of the clothing is coming out nicer. Some of my mom friends mentioned that regular detergent faded their clothes. So I began to take notice and then realized that they were right. So now I wash our special pieces in Woolite and save the regular detergent for all the rest.
      I felt fairly safe washing the dress since it's cotton and the directions say you can machine wash and tumble dry.
      Have a great day,
      Stacey

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