Last week I styled a simple black maxi dress with a more casual look by adding a striped tee over top, Buttercup colored jewelry and black espadrille shoes. This week I wanted to dress the same maxi up a little bit more for an outfit that could be worn for an evening out with the hubby.
As you can see I took off the striped tee and put on a long vest. This vest is covered in clear sequins, so it has a glittery affect. The vest is a fly away style, so to give me a leaner, more polished look I added a metal belt. The belt is silver, although in this picture it almost looks pink (not sure why). I added a simple silver necklace and changed my shoes for a pair of block heel sandals.
Yes, I do have my Fitbit on, and luckily the color wasn't too bad with this outfit. I really should have taken it off and put on some sort of silver bracelet. As I said before, I wasn't exactly prepared for this shoot. When I was at home putting things together, I had bags and jewelry all figured out and then when I got to my daughter's apartment to do the shoot, we were limited by time and I kept forgetting what I was going to put with what. Ha, ha. Guess I need to start writing things down. Yes, I am an over 50 blogger! Be sure you read all the way to end of this post so you can follow our In Between the Lines series, featuring 10 more great bloggers over 50.
There are plenty of other ways to style this simple black maxi dress. Give me some of your suggestions in the comments section below. I'd love to get your feedback.
Shop a similar look:
Black maxi dress - Nordstrom - $38.90
Vest - Elder Beerman - $26.39
Silver belt - Macy's - $34.00
Silver necklace - Blue Nile - $40.00
Sandals - Macy's - $69.00