Aztec print maxi skirt turned dress

September 9, 2014

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Hello everyone, and happy Monday! I hope everyone had a good weekend. On Saturday my hubby and I were suppose to have a date night, but there was some miscommunication between my family (the sitters) and so we ended up spending the day out at the mall with the children and I got some errands done and some online shopping and me time done. I know that some fashion bloggers are participating in the #noshopseptember challenge (which is awesome by the way) but since I never shop for myself I finally took part in spendingthe first of September shopping with a gift card on a lovely Aztec printed cardigan at the Mint Julep Boutique and went to Rue 21 and got a Aztec printed maxi skirt. I am new to the Aztec printed theme but I am just blessed to have had a gift card and some extra money to shop with. Next on my shopping list is a chambray top, leopard print flats and grey jean jeggings and maybe a leopard printed scarf. We shall see, I need to keep an eye out as I don’t want to go expensive on anything, so I may be doing a Plato’s Closet or Goodwill run soon as the mall doesn’t have much of what I am looking for with the price range I am looking for on each item.
Now on to this skirt. I found it on the 50% off rack at Rue 21, it was originaly $20, marked down to 12.99 and I got it for half off of that for a whopping $6. Score!


I choose to wear this Aztec printed lovely as if it was a maxi dress. If I had not told you it was a skirt you probably wouldn’t be able to tell.  The key was to wearing a crop like top I owned and tuck it into th skirt, bringing the skirt up past my waist just under the bosom area. Like you see below.


I love how the pattern looks.


The top I chose has silver and gold embrodiery and sequins that zig zag and creates a Aztec-y pattern about it as well. I wore my punk nail chain necklace and earrings, along with my Rue 21 high heels to give the look a sexy and edgy look.



I cannot wait to style this skirt in other ways, especially into a fall transition style.

What do you think? How would you style this skirt?

Outfit details: Maxi skirt: Rue 21 (on clearance for $6)//Crop top: old //Heels: Rue 21 (old)//Necklace and earrings:thrifted gift.

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  • Carrie @ Curly Crafty Mom September 9, 2014 at 1:44 am

    I am really into aztec prints, too… I really only have an aztec open cardi, though… can’t wait to get it out this fall again. That it a really cute combo with the aztec skirt and top! I can’t wait to see others ways you style it.

  • eirinipapadopoulou September 9, 2014 at 7:10 am

    love the black and white print!


  • dousedinpink September 9, 2014 at 11:28 am

    Loving the aztec print! Such a cute combo!


  • Helen September 9, 2014 at 1:29 pm

    Gorgeous skirt, you look amazing! 😀

    I have a new outfit post up, let me know what you think! 🙂


  • Ashley September 9, 2014 at 2:26 pm

    I love prints like this! So fun to wear. 🙂
    Happy Tuesday!


  • bybmgb September 9, 2014 at 4:24 pm

    Great skirt! I keep adding things to my to buy list…and it gets overwhelming, but I keep looking for deals! Leopard flats would be so fun!

  • Samantha September 9, 2014 at 9:03 pm

    Those shoes are pretty great, Rachel! I also love the print of this maxi skirt, and you were so clever in making it look like a dress! The top you chose really looks like it could have been a part of the skirt!


  • My Rose Colored Shades September 9, 2014 at 9:29 pm

    This is a great print. This look would have been perfect for your date night! Maybe the next one? ~Cynthia

  • rivaladiva September 10, 2014 at 1:45 am

    Aren’t those aztec prints FANTASTIC?!? I am so obsessed I could die. 😉 Thanks for the love on – you are sooooooooo sweet! xo/Riva

  • Amber September 10, 2014 at 2:21 am

    Wow, at first I was going to say “pretty dress!” but after reading realized you were so clever in styling your new skirt! Yes, a chambray and leopard scarf are my go-to essentials – can’t wait until you score them!

    Fashion, Floss and Lip Gloss

  • Amanda September 10, 2014 at 2:45 am

    $6? That’s my kinda deal! Love how you made it look more like a dress too, I think it looks lovely! I have a few Aztec print pieces which I’ve actually had for a while and never really pulled out to wear until this summer. Definitely a fun print to play around with, I love the top with it!
    Hope you have a wonderful day!
    Xo Amanda

  • Shannon September 10, 2014 at 12:20 pm

    Looking gorgeous girly! Love that maxi and the print on the skirt!

    <3 Shannon

  • Marta September 11, 2014 at 1:47 pm

    Love aztec print!! Such a pretty black & white maxi dress on you!! Hope you are having a great week:)
    Marta, xo

  • Whitney 'Nic' James September 12, 2014 at 5:27 pm

    Love the print! I just LOVE a good maxi skirt or dress. If you have a bodysuit, I’d say try that with a maxi skirt too. I’m such a fan of them now, lol!


  • ADA September 14, 2014 at 11:42 am

    I am in love with the aztec maxi dress. Love that you turned it into a dress. You look chic & sexy. Rachel.

    <3 Ada.