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Maxi Dress Loving + Natural Balance Board

May 13, 2014

Today’s Obsessions post is all about Maxi dresses.  I am a huge fan of the maxi dress.  It is such an easy Summer staple.  Charleston summers are so hot and a maxi dress is such an easy outfit to throw on and look effortless. 

I recently got this Snakeskin Maxi from Piperlime and I am obsessed with it.  It is a great price and such a cute dress.  I have been wearing mine with flats but it would be so easy to toss on some heels and fun jewelry and wear this for an event.

\ Eight Sixty Snakeskin Maxi Dress

Ray BanAviators | Alexix Bittar Bracelets

I love that it has a built in necklace.  It also has adjustable straps, so you can make it as short or as long as you need.  The colors are even more vibrant in person.  It is a loose fitting dress and runs on the large side, I am wearing an XS.  This would be such a fabulous dress pregnant because it has plenty of room for a growing bump!


 Ever since I started doing my outfit posts Sterling always wants to jump in the picture with me and I love it:)  Special photos of me and my sweet boy.

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A few of my other favorite maxi dresses.

|| Madewell Embroidered Maxi Dress ||

I have been loving anything and everything embroidered for Summer. 

|| Splendid Drapey Maxi Dress ||

A great everyday neutral dress.

|| Ella Moss Bondi Maxi

Love the drape top and color scheme.

|| Born Free Marni Maxi

I love the pattern on this maxi and proceeds go to HIV research.

 || Parker Cassie Maxi Dress ||

This dress comes in three fabulous patterns.

|| Gypsy Tie Maxi ||

I have been all about tie dye lately.  I actually own a few Gypsy Maxi dresses and love them.

|| Line and Dot Maxi Dress ||

Another great pattern-  Can you tell I love patterns?

|| Parker Nikko Print Maxi ||

I am loving the gorgeous watercolor print on this maxi.  It would be perfect for a Summer wedding.

|| Soft Joie Maxi ||

This is a great casual Maxi.

Shop all my favorite maxi dresses below.

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Lastly I want to give a shout out to our good friends who started the Natural Balance Board Company.  I knew Brook in Charlotte and now she lives in Charleston right down the street from us and does a lot of our family photos.  She and her husband started the company Natural Balance Board and it is such a cool product.  It is fun for kids and adults.  It is great for balance, exercise and toning.   The board helps minimize the risk of injury while working and strengthening the core.  Sterling has played on ours non-stop.  I use it often for stretching after I workout.   Check out their website HERE.  If you are local Wonder Works carries their boards so stop in there too and help support a local company and local friends!

It is a great product for surfers too to help with balance.  Matt is a big surfer so he was pretty excited about this board. 

(side note that is not Matt below, it is Brook’s husband demonstrating how to use the board) .  So check out the Natural Balance Board, it is a pretty sweet product!



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  1. caycee says:

    You look AMAZING in this dress Nat!!! And I don't even have to tell you how much I love a maxi dress;)I've been drooling over both those Parker ones!!!!

  2. Sara says:

    Love the snakeskin maxi in your photo – is it red and blue – or coral like described on the piperlime site?

  3. Keely says:

    That dress does look fab on you!!! I wish I could wear dresses like that, they just make me look preggers and and thats no bueno!!! I am in LOVE with those two Parker dresses!!! I'm now going to stalk that watercolor one till HOPEFULLY it goes on sale! Great pics today!

  4. That dress looks so gorgeous on you! I love all of the other picks too!

  5. i like maxi dresses but i feel like they hold the heat in!! i can never wear them when it's super hot outside. xo jillian – cornflake dreams

  6. megan says:

    Love the dress you're wearing and the Parker watercolor dress! Parker can do no wrong in my book.

  7. You know I'm obsessed with maxi dresses…I have a closet full of them! They are so comfortable and perfect for throwing on in a hurry! I love the snakeskin print, the neckline is so pretty! Great picks!

  8. Colleen says:

    Love that dress on you! I think that neckline is so flattering!

  9. Jenny says:

    That dress is FABULOUS on you!!

  10. Love that dress on you and that Madewell one too!

  11. Sarah says:

    you look so good post baby!
    love that.

  12. Sarah says:

    haha * love that MAXI. forgot that word. what a weird comment!