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3 Ways to Style a Maxi Dress & A Nordstrom Giveaway!

Who is ready for summer? Happy April 1! April fools day (are you playing any practical jokes today)? We are getting closer to warmer weather and how nice has it been to have it be lighter longer at night, right? Did you catch my spring wardrobe essentials, here?

Keep an eye out for my blog series coming in the next few weeks about my journey with a topic many women are facing these days but are not talking about as much yet. I’ll be opening up the discussion and taking your questions, stay tuned. Also, don’t forget my Nordstrom giveaway is still going on and you can enter below.

What would summer be without the maxi dress? They are so comfy, usually feel like wearing pj’s in public but look a million times better and are more socially acceptable! In addition to comfort, they are flowy and have a wearable fit that looks good on every body. They are a go-to piece that you can easily dress up or down, for daytime style, casual weekends, wedding guest attire, beach vacation and special evenings out. The key to a maxi dress is knowing how to style it! I have three suggestions  below to set you up for success with this summer time favorite!

Before I share my maxi tips, let me tell you that Express has been killing it with their spring and summer line and have great pricing – pro tip, wait for a sale! Never pay full price, it’ll go on sale and keep an eye on my ig stories as I’ll share when sales come up so you are in the know can be a smart shopper! Also, use my code: 8482 for 15% off!!

This maxi dress below comes in the floral below, stripes, more florals and black….which is a huge problem because I want them all! The lace up back is striking and does make it difficult to wear a bra so, keep that in mind for the bustier ladies, it does however, have adjustable straps and double lining.

  1. Choose a coat! A classic way to style this look for those cooler cooler spring days and nights is with your favorite denim jacket – dark, light or white wash. If you want to add a little edge, choose your favorite moto jacket for a weekend night out. I’ll be showing you how to style it with a sweet Easter (or any special occasion) outfit next week. And speaking of denim jackets, if you want casual outfit ideas that stand out, see this post from last week.
  2. Belt it! Do you love the forgiving flowing look of the maxi dress, but worry that your figure will get lost in that flow? The easiest way to solve that problem and create a flattering silhouette is to belt the dress at the waist. By doing this you will create nice curves and highlight your figure and slimmest point of your torso! Check out these options to draw attention to your waist, below.
  3. Knot it! The maxi dress is such a great option for summer at a concert, festival and farmers market. The long flowy fabric is perfect for cool nights and when you’re in that mid-day heat an easy way to cool off in this dress and avoid the hem from skimming the concert floor, tie a knot in the side and create a cool look while staying cool!!

Shop Denim Jackets/Moto Jackets & Belts

Also, don’t forget to enter my giveaway below and as always the easiest way to shop my looks is right on my website here – under shop my insta tab and by following me on the LIKEtoKNOW.it app, here!

Here’s your Bicoastal Beauty tip of the week: Do you want to meditate but don’t have time or know how? Do your thoughts constantly race, do you think you are bad at it?? I used to think that too until I joined the Deepak and Oprah 21 Day (FREE) meditation challenge. They put them on every few months. All you need to do is click here to sign up, download the free app as well, it’s so easy, simply set aside 20 minutes in the morning, push play and led them guide you. What could be easier? These challenges changed my relationship with meditation and it has become a daily practice and I hope it helps you too.

Please let me know what you think and if you have tried it! Namaste!


Good Luck and I will see you next week!!

Photography by Johanna Kitzmann, Studio Freyja

$750 Nordstrom Gift Card Giveaway

It’s officially Spring and time to treat yourself to some shopping!
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