ID Me: To the Max



Last week I attended the reopening of David Yurman’s flagship boutique in Beverly Hills. It was a lovely event and it was nice to see all of the new additions to the collection. Because the event was held on a warm spring evening, I kept my look light and airy. I color-blocked a solid silk maxi skirt by Paper Crown with a pastel tank from Topshop and finished off the look with an oversize vintage clutch and a gorgeous David Yurman bracelet.

Style Tip: Maxi skirts work for most shapes and sizes. Most would think that they look best on particularly tall women, but I would beg to differ. They can be incredibly flattering even if you are on the shorter side. When worn at the natural waist (or higher), they can actually have an elongating effect. To maximize this illusion of added height, pair the maxi with a top in a similar shade as well as heels.

What do you think about my outfit? Where would you wear it?

XO Lauren

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  • Melissa Panici

    I love your outfit Lauren! The maxi dress is to die for! I would wear this to any special event or occasion. It’s not too fancy but it’s definately appropriate for nicer events.

  • Sarah Heckle

    I LOVE the colors in this outfit — so understated, but beautiful. I especially like the hue of the skirt!

    I’m wearing a maxi on my blog today too! Check it out!

  • Lauren Hoffman

    I LOVEEEE this outfit! I saw this pic on pinterest this morning and died for it. Something like this would be great to wear to a wedding.

    Check out our wedding series, today’s post features bridal bling for your special day!
    <3 Lauren

  • soupforthegirlysoul

    the colors are beautiful! I’m so in love with this look!!! :)

  • Jennifer VG

    Nice neutral colours look! I would wear it for a party in summer in a great restaurant with good friends :)

    XO Jenn,

  • Johlet Swiegers

    You look sooo pretty!

    Wish I knew where to find nice maxi skirts in south africa!


  • Closet Fix

    I’m really loving this look! Maxi skirts and dresses are definitely go to staple pieces for me, since they’re so chic, versatile, and comfortable. I always make sure that the hem sweeps the ground. The longer the better!


    Simmy P.

  • Karen Torres

    OMG! I love the neutral palette, but I thinks it’s a little bit too long, don’t you think?

    Anyway, you look gorgeous :)

    Cheers from Mexico

  • Amy Breckenridge

    you look great! i love the mixed neutrals – really lets the DY jewelry shine :)


  • charlie


  • Eva Kosec

    You look so chic! Beautiful..I would wear this to a summer dinner somewhere by the beach or to a classy party with friends :)


  • Amanda Maguire

    I love this! I always want to wear a maxi but I feel like they’re always too long on me. I’m obsessed with mixed neutrals right now too, I did a post based on an outfit Jessica Alba wore here:

  • Melissa mould

    oh i love this on you.

    I recently got a new maxi which incorporates the new asymmetrical trend :)

    You can see it on my UK style blog here

  • Rachel Trampel

    So chic! :) It looks like one full dress, not separates, which look so elegant! I have a wedding reception to attend in July and I’m thinking a maxi skirt and top that is dressy but not too dressy! LOVE posts like this BTW, keep them coming!

  • Alba Cuci

    Love! Just got my first maxi dress from white house black market and it’s amazing for this time of the year!

  • Tiffani Stuart

    Love it! I wouldve added a long think necklace, though! Just a little pop of bling! maybe my “”sister necklace”” we chatted about at the book signing, lol… I’m in love w/your oversized clutch, as well!

  • Liesl

    Pretty pretty pretty as always, Lauren! <3

    Liesl xxx

  • JennySue Makeup

    I need a huge clutch and a maxi skirt pronto!! Thanks for the fashion inspiration!

  • Jaclyn Schler
  • Raqlcab

    love the ‘do esp. the outfit. simple yet so fresh and lovely<3

  • Kelly Burt

    This is so gorgeous and I absolutely love the color!

  • mehreen blank

    i LOVE David Yurman jewlery! Nice outfit… iw ould wear to a dinner date with the hubby:)

  • Christine Rosko

    Love this. I’ve never tried the maxi dress/skirt because I don’t feel like I could pull it off but maybe I’ll take a chance this summer…

  • Stephanie McDonnell

    I love that look. I almost thought it was one dress. Now I want a maxi skirt!

  • Alexandra Nicks

    What a lady ! You are lovely. And what about the maxi skirt? So polish. Thanks for sharing. Where you got it from? I want to include it in my site.

  • Michelle LaPorte

    I love this dress!! I think you could dress it up and wear it to an event or even dress it down and wear it to a cookout or to the beach! So versatile!!

  • Rebekah W

    wow, that looks so elegant and chic. love the whole combination. especially when it’s a silk maxi skirt, it’s perfect for a night out. i love to wear maxis also in the daytime. it’s such a versatile piece and gives shorter people so much more length.


  • Carianne Sherriff

    Stunning Lauren! If only I could afford that absolutely gorgeous skirt!!

  • Emmy Wong

    That’s a great skirt. I’m short, and have never really thought maxi skirts would look good on me, but I’ll keep your tip in mind now.:)

  • freespirit

    You look perfect. The outfit, hair, jewelry, accessories are all just right. I love that you have a very simple, classy style. You always look age appropriate but always girly, flirty and cute! Hope you had fun at the event!

  • Stephanie DiMaggio

    I love the maxi skirt alot but I never thought my body looked good in them.

  • Lizzie

    Love this look! I also loved your maxi outfit on Punk’d!

  • Tere Sa

    You look great! I love your style! Simply the best πŸ˜‰

  • Martin M

    OMG you look amazing aluren. I love the maxi skirt and the color. Really awesome :) XOXO

  • Kathrin S

    That is a wounderful outfit. Everything loos perfect from hair to jewelry to the bottom. I like it and would wear it,too. To a party or to the beach.


  • Petra Zeller

    I love this outfit. You looking so beautiful. I love the color and I love maxi skirt. I would wear it for going to a dinner date, going shopping or going to the beach. I have the lilly skirt from paper crown and I am so in love with that skirt.
    xoxo, Petra < – take a look :)

  • Ally Powell

    So chic. I could see myself wearing this to a beach party or somewhere out in the sun.

  • Veronica Lopez

    This look is so lovely!! I need to find a beautiful maxi like that stat!!

  • Amenah Hussein

    Wow never loved a maxi skirt till this second! Lauren = Fabulous as always

  • Kellie Norton

    I love this look! I just always feel like I look silly in a Maxi, but I will definitely keep trying. After all, it’s all about the confidence πŸ˜‰

  • Riella Mercer

    Absolutely love your outfit! The look is so effortless yet feminine. (:

  • Karina Zajac

    You looked amazing! :O

  • Taylor Bonar

    Looking fabulous and sophisticated as always – you’ve pretty much mastered that!

  • Leanne

    ah wow!!! I think this is my favourite look on you. I love that store… It has potential to bankrupt me.

    Love from South Africa

  • Larissa Wilhelm

    I love it! Great choice for the event!

  • Monica Cunha

    I Love Maxi skirts! I am short and I love to wear very long skirts, it gives a sensation of feminilaty.

  • Amber Welles

    I want this maxi. So chic.

  • yelka x

    You look great! I love maxi skirts but it makes my hips look huuuge :/

  • Nicole Daniel

    I absolutely love the outfit you’re wearing! I just recently wore an Aryn K. color block maxi skirt to my brother’s college graduation, paired with a loose white racerback tank and a Tinley Road black blazer. I received so many compliments. I am definitely loving maxi skirts this season! I would wear your outfit to my boyfriend’s birthday dinner this weekend. It’s the perfect spring eveing outfit.

  • Emilie

    I look so bleh in maxis but you look amazing :)

    xo Emilie

    PS please check out my latest blog post @

  • Rebecca Bakofsky

    I am obsessed with anything maxi and flowy this season!! Love the look, Lauren!!

  • Kym Ducharme

    I LOVE this poutfit!!! One of my favorites that you’ve worn!

  • Kimberly Reed

    Looks stunning on you…weat out to fancy restaurant! in Eve…..

  • Robi

    love this outfit!!! πŸ˜‰

  • Jo Taylor

    Love Love Love this outfit! I have a couple of maxi skirts I bought for my honeymoon in February – they feel so floaty and feminine I love the. Just waiting for the weather to pick up here in the UK to get wearing them again! Fingers crossed this rain will stop soon


  • Elisee prummel

    I love your outfit!;)

  • Rachael Yanta

    I would absolutely wear this look! You look gorgeous!

  • Rebecca Lawson

    I love maxi skirts!!! I love the long flowy affect. You look super cute in that outfit Lauren!! A night out with the girls πŸ˜‰ Rebecca

  • Sabrinchen

    That Topshop top looks great on you, very flattering!

  • MelLY

    You look so classy, I love it!

  • brianna winnie

    you looked stunning. something that i would totally see myself wearing. amazing!

  • jill s

    this outfit is perfect… look fabulous.. check out our tuesday shoesday blog for some trendy kicks.

  • Anood Lari

    Omg you look too good.

  • Bunhead

    Lauren, has got to be my favorite outfit of yours. You always so chic.

  • Rosie Waldherr

    I love the skirt…it looks so chic and flowy!!




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