Maxi Dress Weather, Clubwear & Trying New Stores

With the gorgeous spring weather last weekend, I finally got to wear a maxi dress!

Dress: AMI Clubwear (c/o), Jacket: American Eagle Outfitters, Necklace: Joe Fresh (similar), Bag: Pashli

This striped maxi is from AMI clubwear. They contacted me a couple of months ago and asked if I’d be interested in trying some clothes from their site. I had seen them featured in People Stylewatch, so I had a look at their website…they definitely have some serious clubwear!

But they also have some cute clothes too, so I picked 3 pieces – this striped maxi dress, a gold crescent necklace and the black sweater wrap on the right. I would say their quality and pricing is comparable to Old Navy/H&M/Forever21. My only complaint is that the metal used on the crescent necklace is too soft – it fell apart the second time I wore it, though I was able to bend it back into place.

Wrap: AMI Clubwear (c/o), Necklace: AMI Clubwear (c/o), Jeans: Garage, Flats: Old Navy, Bag: Balenciaga

Speaking of trying new brands – I visited my first White House, Black Market store and fell in love. I thought they’d be too pricey for my budget – but their quality is amazing, and the prices (especially with sales) are comparable to ZARA. I left with this “Legally Blonde” jacket, and I’m tempted to go back for the blue tweed version, as well as this bow one. (I wrote about my love for Chanel-esque jackets here)

 Blue Tweed Jacket / Pink Tweed Jacket

Good thing I discovered White House, Black Market because JACOB is going out of business! Read my post here:

Are you open to shopping at new places or are you strictly loyal to a few brands?

Linking up with More Pieces of Me and On the Daily Express.


  1. Beautygirl24
    May 15, 2014 / 6:57 pm

    Oooooo I like the pieces you chose from AMI! That maxi is the perfect length on you! I am in need of a new maxi, as I've given up on my old ones. I want one with color! I also love the sweater, that shape is flattering and chic.

    • Ella Pretty Blog
      May 17, 2014 / 2:27 am

      Thanks – the maxi is so comfy to wear – and even though it's strapless, I didn't have to keep pulling it up (such a pet peeve of mine!)

  2. Skylette from Sequins & Stilettos
    May 15, 2014 / 10:21 pm

    I have loved seeing Boden on some of my friends, but I haven't had the best time with sizing. I'm sticking with my favorite J Crew brand. ;)That fly away cardigan is so chic! i have been loving tribal prints!

    • Ella Pretty Blog
      May 17, 2014 / 2:27 am

      I've seen some great pieces from Boden too…also from ASOS (esp your dress!) but I haven't ordered clothes from there yet.

  3. Daily Express
    May 18, 2014 / 1:55 pm

    Great choices from AMI. What a bummer that the necklace broke though! It's so cute. I have a few pieces from WHBM too. Once you shop there once, they start mailing coupons to you, and that helps a bit with the prices. I do think they're kind of high, but like you said, they quality is worth it. I always check there first when I need a special occasion dress!Gina — On the Daily Express

    • Ella Pretty Blog
      May 21, 2014 / 4:42 am

      Oooh – would love to get WHBM coupons – their sale rack is pretty decent – and if you're able to use coupons on those – what a bargain! Once I fixed the AMI necklace, it was as good as new, but I thought it was important to mention the breakage in the interest of being thorough!

  4. Carylee
    May 19, 2014 / 12:44 am

    I adore that maxi on you! Such great colors! And I can't wait to see how you style the WHBM jacket! It's gorgeous! Carylee |

    • Ella Pretty Blog
      May 21, 2014 / 4:42 am

      Thanks Carylee – I love maxi dresses 🙂

  5. christy.
    May 19, 2014 / 4:29 am

    The tweed jackets look great it would be lovely to see it worn in an outfit!

    • Ella Pretty Blog
      May 21, 2014 / 4:43 am

      Will definitely post an OOTD with the outfit soon – can't wait to wear it!

  6. Lorna mai ltd
    May 23, 2014 / 12:17 am

    I love the black striped cardi. I;m only really a fan of black if it really suits the person wearing it. Most people can;t get away with black but you can obviously carry off a strong colour. I love the colours in your maxi too. Love tweed jackets especially in the pink. I'mfrom Manic Monday but I'm also now following you on bloglovin. I will leave my link in case you're interested

  7. Megan Joy
    May 24, 2014 / 1:37 am

    That wrap is gorgeous, I love the aztec design!

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