Mama’s Fish House // Ruffle Stripe Maxi Dress + Vintage Bag

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Banana Republic dress xxs petite (more colors), vintage Lesco Lona bag (similar), INC sandals sz 5.5 (reviewed here), Talbots sunglasses c/o

Ruffles, stripes, pockets and a waist tie – a combo after my own heart! I saw this dress on BR’s “coming soon” page a while back, and was hoping it’d be offered in petite sizes. I can usually rely on their petite maxis to not need any hemming, even with flat or low shoes (which means anyone taller might prefer their maxis in regular sizing). After finally trying this on, my only complaint is the torso is straight-cut and shapeless without the belt tie. When belted (also love this with either my brown leather or bright orange belt), I did like the overall look enough to keep it. I had a hard time getting the stripes to show up in these photos, but they’re definitely visible in person!

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Everyone told us Mama’s Fish House was a “must do” in Maui … everyone except the locals who said it was overpriced ; ) Although I have to agree, I did think the setting was very cute with this little stretch of beach. We loved the cozy tables for two, with open windows overlooking this view.

mamas fish house maui hawaiian sampler dinnerNick’s Hawaiian platter – it was like his private luau!

If you do want to go to Mama’s, they tend to book up about a week in advance for dinner. The good news is, if you go at an off hour like we did (around 4 pm), you’ll probably get seated right away and get to leave with a beautiful sunset!

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Nick’s outfit: Bonobos shark shirt sz M tailored, H&M; shorts, Sperry shoes

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  1. Linna wrote:

    P.S. Love the one-shoulder maxi on you! Seriously, looks way better on you than it does on the BR website.

    Posted 7.6.17 Reply
  2. Linna wrote:

    I also ended up going to Mama's Fish House earlier this week… the food is very expensive ($60 per entree) but absolutely delicious!

    Posted 7.6.17 Reply
  3. mybeautrip wrote:

    Absolutely in love with this bag!

    Posted 4.24.17 Reply
  4. Jean wrote:

    You can wear a strapless bra, but I like to wear a regular bra with just one of the straps tucked under or removed (if it's detachable), or you can just wear stick-on nipple covers that I've posted about before and really like.

    Posted 4.23.17 Reply
  5. Thefoxydog wrote:

    I love those shoes, I hope they restock them in small sizes. I can't wait to try that restaurant! The picture next to that palm tree is perfect.

    Posted 4.23.17 Reply
  6. Unknown wrote:

    What kind of bra are you wearing for one shoulder dress?

    Posted 4.22.17 Reply
  7. Valeri wrote:

    You two look GREAT! Thanks for the share

    Posted 4.22.17 Reply
  8. I have to try their petite maxi's! Looks like so much fun!


    Posted 4.22.17 Reply
  9. What a beautiful pieces ! I absolutely love the ruffled detail

    Posted 4.22.17 Reply
  10. Such a beautiful dress! 😉

    Posted 4.22.17 Reply
  11. Lovely dress!
    And that bag is too cute and unique, love it! <3

    Posted 4.22.17 Reply
  12. I love the maxi dress! Being petite too I always hesitate about buying maxi dresses, in fact I don't own any! I think they are going to make me shorter but then I look at your pics and they look amazing on you. I makes me think I should give them a try.

    Posted 4.22.17 Reply
  13. Tynka. wrote:

    aww, beautiful<3

    Posted 4.22.17 Reply
  14. Absolutely wonderful photos, Jean! Your dress is absolutely fantastic too!

    I hope you have a lovely weekend!

    Posted 4.22.17 Reply
  15. Such a lovely look! X

    Posted 4.22.17 Reply
  16. You always wear the perfect outfits and have the cutest photos! 🙂

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    Posted 4.22.17 Reply
  17. Great look and gorgeous shots!
    xx Nicki

    Posted 4.22.17 Reply
  18. Camille wrote:

    Great look love the maxi dress.

    Posted 4.22.17 Reply
  19. I'm in love with that vintage bag! So summery <3

    Posted 4.21.17 Reply
  20. That food looks good !

    -Kirsten //

    Posted 4.21.17 Reply
  21. That food looks good !

    -Kirsten //

    Posted 4.21.17 Reply
  22. Mizeats wrote:

    I love the blue of your dress! It's so beautiful in these pics as it complements the colors of the ocean. Mama's setting looks so stunning!

    Posted 4.21.17 Reply
  23. La Bijoux Bella By mia wrote:

    Love love the one shoulder look … so Summer beautiful! 🙂

    ��LA BIJOUX BELLA ��| BY MIA | A Creative Lifestyle Blog

    Posted 4.21.17 Reply
  24. Absolutely LOVE those shoes Jean!! They're also an exact match to the sand it seems, haha!


    Posted 4.21.17 Reply

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