Day to Night Dress Series: Black Maxi Edition

This past weekend was the absolute perfect maxi dress weather.  I’m a bit embarrassed about how long it took me to jump on the maxi dress trend a few years ago when it first rolled around, but now I am a true believer.  It’s a must-have item if you’re doing any traveling this summer, or even just exploring around your own city or neighborhood!

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The perfect accessories for some daytime adventuring are gladiators and a denim vest.  I have been envious of my sister’s edgy denim vest for probably two years now, and I just found this one at Old Navy and it is absolutely perfect.  I’ve also been eyeballing tassel earrings forever now, but I’m really not a “big earring” person, so I was so excited when I found these pretty gold ones at Banana Republic that are dainty and fun at the same time!

Outfit Details – Dress: Lush (Now on sale! Alternate style here and here) | Sandals: Lucky Brand (old, similar here and here) | Denim Vest: Old Navy | Sunglasses: Coach | Bracelet: J.Crew Factory (also love this crystal embellished one) | Necklace: J.Crew | Ring: Charming Charlie | Earrings: Banana Republic (now on sale!) | Clutch: J.Crew Factory

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This cozy cotton-cashmere shawl is the perfect addition for my favorite summer evening activities; including, but not limited to drinks on the dock and sunset sails.  My mom found it at a boutique in Central Mass called otmōs, and it’s lightweight and still warm, so totally perfect for when the sun goes down.  All you need is a sleek clutch or wristlet and you are good to go for an evening by the water.  It’s also a great item to pack in your travel bag to Europe, to cover up your shoulders inside conservative churches, and easily take off when you step back out into the summer sun.

Outfit Details – Dress: Lush (Now on sale! Alternate style here and here) | Sandals: Lucky Brand (old, similar here and here) | Shawl: Caroline Grace | Bracelet: J.Crew Factory (also love this crystal embellished one) | Necklace: J.Crew | Ring: Charming Charlie | Earrings: Banana Republic (now on sale!) | Wristlet: Spartina 449

What are your favorite ways to style a maxi dress?

Thank you so much for reading, and have a wonderful week!
xo, C