Tuesday, August 13, 2013

How to Dress Up a Maxi by Propinquity (Fashion Blog Post)

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Propinquity - what a pretentious word for a (peasant-ish) fashion blog!

I thought so too. At first.

Then I realized the true meaning of "propinquity," after mispronouncing it "pro-pin-city" of course, and how it extends outside of social psychology, and into every type of relationship life has to offer.

The universe, in fact, abides by propinquity.

I know what you're thinking: Oh great! Not only is she pretentious, she's effing philosophical too. But please hear me out! Without commonalities, a relationship between people or things or even garments simply don't work.

Propinquity - a brief thought.

If you google the word, you'll find a lot of writing about propinquity. Some of them are too deep for a fun night of fashion-blogging, so briefly, propinquity refers to the physical or psychological proximity between people (kinship), or a similarity between things (like-attracts-like).

I know nothing about psychology, but am extremely practical, and have long recognized the importance of finding people with similarities when creating (meaningful) relationships. So many "friends" came and went. Some of them left scars while others brushed by. The ones who always stood by -- however small the group -- are the ones I share similar background and values with.

Now that I have children -- two girls who will probably inherit my sensitivity -- I feel compelled to teach them about propinquity. (In few years, of course.) Perhaps doing so will enable them to better-understand failed connections, take it slow when letting others in, and have more opportunities for meaningful relationships?

Hey Girlie Blogger, let's keep it light. Where's the fashion?

Right. Fashion. My maxi dress. My 16-dollar, peasant-ish maxi dress.

I styled it, with respect to propinquity, in the following ways:

1. Complementary Colors

Camel, brown, and taupe are all muted tones that complement each other. Even if gunmetal and gold were introduced by the necklace, they are dull and blend in with the dress's main colors.

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2. Similar Details

The floral print on the maxi dress looks alike the necklace's dangling petals and the shoe's embellishments.

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3. Same Notion

A shoulder-baring dress and stringy sandals both resemble summer's cool and easy vibe.

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Thank you again for reading.

What about you?

What's your take on propinquity?

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  1. Perfect propinquity! You styled the dress just right, love it! It all works so well together...
    Debbie :)

  2. I learned a new word today! Thanks! You look GORGEOUS1 I love maxi dresses and skirts. That dress is beautiful and you accessorized it to perfection. Great statement necklace and sandals. They all blend well together.

  3. That dress looks amazing on you, and I love the sandals you paired it with! You can't beat $16! Also, similar to what Kim (above) said, thanks for teaching me a new word today! :)


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  4. That dress and those sandals are super cute! Thanks for commenting on the blog today!

  5. Love maxi dresses in summer, yours is really cool and just suits you! The accessories are so well paired, really flawless look and so you are! Kisses! xo

  6. The look is great. I love the accessories that you paired it with. I love neutral colors and I just love how simple the dress looks. It is so great and goes well with what you paired it with. I feel like when it comes to accessories it is not too much especially when the colors blend nicely.

  7. You look gorgeous in that dress and the accessories are perfect!
    Many of our blogs definitely have our own version of propinquity - whether it is about fashion, beauty or something else right?

    Chic 'n Cheap Living

  8. I absolutely love your details..the shoes and the necklace are just lovely!

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  9. love this! learned a new word today haha! but i adore the monochromatic colors of this outfit super cute!

  10. Cute dress! I like the flowers on the sandals, too!

  11. love this outfit, and you are so beautiful! Everything together looks lovely, I'm obsessed with the sandals x

  12. a beautiful look. very good
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  13. I love how you dressed it up! You look beautiful!

  14. You look beautiful! Gorgeous dress :)

    Thank you for your comment on my blog! And thanks for following too. I really like your blog...following you now through GFC and Bloglovin.

    xo Azu


  15. wow,you look amazing,pretty dress. Pls post more! Shall we follow each other? I love comment and browse blogs I followed!
    Pls leave a message if u follow me , i will follow back soon~

  16. I love the statement necklace you paired with this - it's so pretty!
    Chic on the Cheap

  17. This maxi is so stylish and the coloring is perfect too. It's classy and I love your description of the word and I actually didn't know what it meant either so thanks for teaching me. :) You look great!


  18. This is such a great outfit, you look so pretty! I really enjoyed reading this post.

    ♡ veena | seveninchstilettos.com
    twitter/instagram: @veenamccoole

  19. WoW! Great post!
    It's always good to learn something new. The word "propinquity" was totally new to me


  20. adorable photos!!

    ps. do you want to follow each other?



  21. Love maxi dresses. The pattern on this is gorgeous! Love your flipflops x

  22. I love your maxi dress. You look so beautiful in it!!



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