Fashion Friday: The Long and Short of It

I’m quite loving bright yellow/ chartreuse this summer and found two great dress options that not only are budget friendly but illustrate the maxi vs. mini style options. I am particularly loving this pleated maxi (which comes in LOTS of colors- I myself might get the green, of course). Plus it’s on sale for under $100!¬† When dressing in a color as bright as this you can either tone it down by pairing it with a neutral like denim or embrace it and go all out like the bottom look.


LONG: jean jacket // necklace (also on sale and I am GETTING IT) // bag // wedges  (also in my cart) // dress

SHORT: dress (only $69!) // necklace // heels // clutch // Nars Schiap lipstick


  1. i’m obsessed with the color myself… not sure it is that flattering on me, yet using dabs in my interiors– paired with grays!

  2. That pop of bright yellow makes me happy. I think I’ll have to have one of those! The Co-op sandals are pretty great too…

  3. Both are great looks – I’m especially charmed by the “long” version – it’s something I imagine Carrie Bradshaw would have been super into :)

  4. Great outfit ideas! :) I do have to say though I got the long version of that dress from Victoria’s Secret and it was still way short for a maxi. I’m 5’8″ and it awkwardly hit right at my ankles (I prefer my maxis to hit at the top of my feet). Something to keep in mind in case you need some extra length :)


  5. I bought that maxi dress in green after seeing it in black on your blog a couple of months ago. I wore it to a wedding over Memorial Day weekend, and I’ve never received so many compliments on a dress in my life. Highly recommend the green!

  6. Erin, I actually got the maxi in green for a wedding, and love it! In fact, it was one of the most comfortable dresses for a summer wedding…I decided I’m going to wear it for another wedding coming up too!

  7. I bought those wedges last month, except in a neutral metallic, and I love them! Very comfy!

  8. I just bought the neon yellow maxi because summer is here and I deserve it. Ha. Taking deep breath as I imagine a polyester dress from VS, but I trust you Erin Gates!

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