Releasing my Inner Goddess

Divine inspiration. This puff sleeve empire dress exudes Grecian goddess appeal. It has soft shirring at the bodice and a subtle criss cross stitching detail in the front that allows the dress to drape beautifully. The new vintage floral bag proves to be the perfect accent, bringing floral charm to the look. Bronze woven sandals add a final touch.
Dress—Max Studio via T.J. Maxx Bag—Women’s Closet Exchange Shoes—Me Too via local boutique

Stitching detail:


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  1. Anonymous
    June 5, 2008 / 2:54 pm

    That outfit is so cute!…So sorry your shoes are not my size!!!Cause i would be in your shoe closet!!..Love it…Capis.

  2. June 5, 2008 / 4:51 pm

    Your gorgeous dress posts keep reminding me that I need to hit up TJMaxx. *writes note to self*

    I love the outfit. I had my suspicions about the purse but you definitely made me a believer. You have a great eye and you rock it without looking like Sophia from Golden Girls. LOL! Total compliment…don’t take it any other way. ;O)

  3. June 5, 2008 / 5:47 pm

    Great combination!

  4. June 5, 2008 / 9:11 pm

    I was going about to write in the bag post who cute and little it looks but I can see it’s a healthy size. I’m a sucker for a) grecian draping and b) empire line…the bag looks superb with that colour.

  5. June 5, 2008 / 10:26 pm

    What a sweet outfit! I cannot single anything out – they are totally together! From the bag to shoes to your gorgeous dress! Darling, your look rocks!

  6. June 6, 2008 / 12:34 am

    Okay, really, you are the best discount shopper of all time. You are a goddess of discount designs
    Love the dress and the shoes!

  7. June 6, 2008 / 2:11 am

    I didn’t even have to read to know that was Maxx Studio. Looks great as always and the purse was such a great find and goes so well. incorporating one of a kind/unique pieces is so fun!!

  8. Anonymous
    June 6, 2008 / 2:17 am

    I love the dress!!!

  9. June 6, 2008 / 4:15 am

    Capis: Are you sure you can’t squeeze in an 8? Lol.

    Silje’s Fashion: Thanks. I love the subtle details on this number. Like most Max Studio dresses, this one is so comfortable and easy to wear.

    Oh that Girl: You so have to hit up T.J. Maxx/Marshalls. They’ve started marking some of their dresses down too. And, what is wrong with Sophia on Golden Girls? Lol! I love ‘older woman’ looks!

    Sara: I appreciate it. I thought the braided sandal fit the Grecian theme well. And, the bag seemed to coordinate well, at least in color.

    Imelda Matt: You know, after posting that bag yesterday, I realized I didn’t indicate the size (which was not so clear in the photo). You and I are on one accord–I love Grecian draping and gravitate towards dresses with an empire waist.

    Kira Fashion: I appreciate it! Thanks for stopping by.

    Times of Glory: Awww thanks. The bag pulls everything together nicely in this look.

    Seeker: Thank ya!

    La Belette Rouge: Ok, this comment made my day. I will embrace that title, “goddess of discount designs.”

    Diva: Ha. You know I have a MS dress addiction. I just love’em. And, Marshalls and TJ make it so easy (i.e. affordable) to accumulate them.

    Anon: Thanks for stopping by. This dress was available in several colors too. Decisions. Decisions. My wardrobe had room for this slate green though.

  10. June 6, 2008 / 11:45 am

    great look!
    the shoes are adoreable =]

  11. June 6, 2008 / 1:56 pm

    Runaway Gallery: Thanks. I was happy to see how the colors and styles worked together.

    Fresh & Fab: Thanks for stopping by. This style of dress has fast become a favorite of mine. I try as much as I can to diversify the looks–different neckline etc–so I don’t end up with the same dress in every color 🙂

    Saray: I appreciate it. These shoes are so old, but still summer faves.

  12. June 7, 2008 / 4:34 am

    This shape is so flattering on you. I love the stitching detail, and the shoes really make the look perfect. You’re always so good with the shoes!

  13. June 7, 2008 / 4:02 pm

    Enc: Thanks! And, I never feel like I have enough shoes. Ahhh…the signs of a problem 🙂

  14. June 8, 2008 / 11:12 am

    I love the grecian dress. It’s looks very feminine 🙂

    Would you like to exchange links?

  15. June 8, 2008 / 4:08 pm

    Lid Midget: Aren’t they though. I especially love them.

    Sure, let’s exchange links.

  16. June 17, 2008 / 12:17 am

    Okay, I know I’m late with this, but I just discovered your blog when you left your clever comment on mine. This outfit is SMOKIN’!

    My God, girl, you’ve got serious style. I wish I could just pack you up, bring you to Detroit and unleash you on the young girls that attend the high school where I work.

    Viva La Stylish Babe!

  17. June 17, 2008 / 1:10 am

    Cheryl Lynn: Awwww thanks for that! You are so hilarious too! You just made my night though, for real.