I wanted to share two dresses with you that I've worn in the past several days. The red one is what I wore on Father's day! I got this at Forever 21, and you would never guess because it's actually very well made as opposed to most of their clothing. I've had this dress for about three years and have only ever worn it once before so I decided it should see the light of day once again. I have a new found love for it! The cut is very fun and flattering, and while I usually tend to avoid the color red, I like the red with the beautiful white stitching.
This black dress is a maxi dress. I got this last year at a small boutique near my home. It's a casual jersey knit material. You cannot tell in this picture but the fabric twists for the straps which adds a little detail to an otherwise plain dress. I really like the concept of a maxi dress and boy are they comfortable! I wore flat sandals and one cream bangle and the usual pearl earrings. Over accessorizing with maxi dress can give this style a tacky feel, so just add one or two accessories! I do have to say that I bought the dress in black rather than a color or a print because I think sometimes printed or colored maxi dresses give the appearance of making the body look a whole lot larger than it really is and I find the black rather slimming.
I hope you all have a fabulous day! Stay cool in this extremely hot weather! I will be doing a packing post because I am headed to NYC and a beach in NJ on Friday!