Black and White Maxi Dress

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Black and White Maxi Dress

This past weekend I was at Lake Murray in Columbia.  My hubbys’ family rented a lake house for the week and we enjoyed some quality time with our Pittsburgh family.  More on that trip later in the week, but first a little sneak peak, fashion style!

I’m totally in love with this Black and White Maxi Dress!


My Sister-In-Law Megan snapped some pictures of me playing fashion model.  The lake was stunning and a nice breeze kept even the central parts of Columbia cool.blackandwhitemaxidress

Summer dresses are the solution to all of my fashion woes.  They are easy to throw on and you instantly look put together and sharp.  I would much rather wear a dress than shorts or a skirt in the summer.


This long maxi dress is so easy and comfortable to wear.  The classic black and white striping makes it a staple piece in my wardrobe.


I especially love the neck detail with this particular dress.  You don’t  have to worry about adding a necklace to it to looked polished.  Just throw on chunky silver earrings and some bracelets.  Since you have built in accessories, it’s really easy to pack when you travel.


I also love the waist tie.  It gives the maxi dress a little shape.  If you aren’t a careful about the fit of a long dress it can look like a sack. And no one wants that!


As for shoes, I went with flat black sandals with silver accents.  Heals would make this dress way to short on me.  If you must have some height, I would do wedge shoes instead of regular heals.


More from the lake later this week, but for now happy shopping!

Black and White Maxi Dress

Dress: Calvin Klein, Macy’s – Similar HERE

Shoes: White House Black Market

Bracelets: Macy’s

Earrings: Mom’s collection

Sale Notes:

Macy’s is always having sales and coupons!  Wait for an additonal percentage off sale before you buy

White House Black Market just did another huge summer markdown this week.

Your turn!

What did you do for 4th of July?

What is your go-to summer clothing item?

By | 2017-08-15T14:04:25-04:00 July 8th, 2014|Casual, Fall, Fashion, Spring, Summer|11 Comments


  1. Jaime July 16, 2014 at 9:16 am - Reply

    I love this dress on you! (I am way too short to pull this off. I’d love to be able to, though.)

    • JulieWunder July 17, 2014 at 5:26 am - Reply

      Thank you Jaime! I’ve commented several times on how LONG most maxi dresses are! I have to buy long jeans, but these dresses fit. I bet they make some in a petite size?

  2. Walter Wright July 9, 2014 at 6:16 am - Reply

    Your smile the best part =)

  3. [email protected] July 8, 2014 at 9:10 am - Reply

    I’m wearing a black and white maxi dress right now! I could live in them during the summer. I love the details of yours. Having the cinched waist really creates a nice feminine touch.

  4. So cute! I’ve been searching for the right maxi dress for me, but a lot of the time I’m finding they are too long, even though I am not short. I go crazy for the black and white ones. Cute!

    • JulieWunder July 8, 2014 at 8:16 am - Reply

      I’m on the tall side of average… 5’8″ and most maxi dresses I try just graze the ground. I’ve often thought that someone a little shorter would have some trouble. I bet it would be pretty cheap to have one taken up a bit!

      • craig July 9, 2014 at 1:55 pm - Reply

        I just knew you were 5’8″. I think that is the perfect height for a woman.

  5. Debbie Shelton July 8, 2014 at 6:44 am - Reply

    Nice dress! The material was cut correct at pre-production….the stripes line up !
    I would have hated to be the one that sewed it together ….my eyes would’ve been crossed ! Can you imagine sewing these together for an 8 hour shift ? Bless them !

    • JulieWunder July 8, 2014 at 8:15 am - Reply

      Seriously! It really had to be put together correctly or it would have not looked good. I can’t imgaine putting these together.

  6. What a cute dress Julie! My go to summer clothes are shorts, sleeveless top & sandals. What did I do on the 4th? I wound up in the E.R. from a hard fall, but nothing was broken. Still got to have some BBQ though. 🙂

    • JulieWunder July 8, 2014 at 8:14 am - Reply

      Ouch!!! I’m glad you are ok! That must have been scary!
      I always wore shorts and flip flops when I lived in Orlando

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