Monday, July 21

maxi dress

maxi dress
warby parker evelyn sunglasses
open back maxi dress
fossil clutch + mint triangle ring
maxi dress
tart maxi dress {old} . fossil clutch {old} . tory burch wedges {old} . warby parker sunglasses . virginie millefiori ring. jouer lip gloss in "riviera" . chanel nail polish in "may" 

Hello and Happy Monday, I hope you had a wonderful weekend! JD and I had grand plans of making it out to the beach but the weather didn’t agree, it was actually cold enough on Saturday that I needed a sweater. It’s probably not fair say it was “cold” because temperatures were in the mid seventies and that is technically considered nice, warm weather. But after that soup grade humidity last week, it felt more like fifty and I enjoyed every last minute of it. Things warmed up again yesterday though and we spent most of the day moving Kiwi off of the trailer and onto blocks so we (JD) can start working on it, making repairs and painting. 

It’s no secret that I love maxi dresses (and skirts), though I certainly don’t wear them often enough. There is just something about the simplicity that really appeals to me. They are so easy to wear, plus they make a seamless transition from day to night as longer hems tend to be viewed as being more fancy. I once wore a similar maxi to barbecue while my cousin was in town and he asked me why I was “so dressed up”. I wasn’t. If anything I was just putting another layer between myself and the mosquitos. Of course they can still bite you through the fabric. I’ve acquired bites through denim. Those suckers are serious. Anyway, I'd rather be overdressed than underdressed. 

This is one of my favorite maxi dresses. I love the low open back and and the ruffled overlay. I know I sound like a broken record at this point but I'll take just about anything with an open back, I think it's such a fun look. Keeping things simple, I paired it with my favorite (and tallest) wedges, a classic clutch, and opted for statement earrings in place of a necklace. 

Thank you so much for reading!

27 comments :

  1. What a lovely dress and Fossil clutch! Beautiful!

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  2. What a dress!! Really a beautiful chic piece.

    <3
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  3. Such a gorgeous dress! I love the ruffle layer and that clutch is so perfect! Maybe the beach will be good for another weekend! :)

    Maggie
    www.PolishedClosets.com

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  4. What fab dress, love the clutch too!

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  5. Love this maxi! So sexy and classy at the same time!

    <3, Pamela
    sequinsandseabreezes.blogspot.com

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  6. Such a great black dress and it fits you perfectly!

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  7. You look stunning in this dress! The plunging back and the ruffles totally kick it up a notch.

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  8. wow beautiful maxi dress with the ruffle, love it!
    x Sandra

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  9. I am ALWAYS a fan of a black maxi! This one is no exception! The back is stunning! GORG look!

    xx. Michelle
    www.themichmix.com

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  10. I can see why this is one of your favorite dresses! It looks great on you! I love the ruffle detailing.

    Nicole
    Nicole to the Nines

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  11. This is so chic! Looking forward to seeing your next post! Have a fun day.



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  12. That dress is stunning, it fits you perfectly!

    Eleventh & Sixteenth

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  13. I'm obsessed with maxi dresses too, but this one is amazing! I love the open back and the slight ruffles! It's so simple, yet still makes a statement! You look gorg!!

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  14. that maxi is amazing on you with the sleek fit and the open back!

    xo mk
    gold-hatted lover

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  15. That dress looks like it was made for you! So gorgeous!

    xo Kylie
    www.dressinsparkles.com

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  16. How pretty!
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  17. Absolutely wow!!! Simply amazing! This dress is awesome!!

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  18. This dress is so stunning! The back is to die for!

    Anna
    alilyloveaffair.com

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  19. It is just ideal that wearing a dress equates to being dressed up when really the simplicity of only one piece of clothing can't be beat.

    The ruffle neckline is so flattering!!

    xx Katie
    lovely letters

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  20. This is very beautiful and what a pretty location for photos.

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  21. Gorgeous look! No wonder that's one of your favorite dresse. Love this style, simple yet chic. The Fossil clutch is also fabulous.

    Jasmine x
    For a Real Woman
    So easy Spanish!

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  22. Beautiful dress
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  23. The piece that stock out to me the most in the posting was your clutch. It's gorgeous! You can tell it has some time to it. However that's what makes it so beautiful. I can tell the coloring has gotten richer over time from the natural air & oils that touch the service. Very jealous. http://stylegonerogue.com

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