Black Maxi Two Ways

Before I get into it about the ever important topic of maxi dresses, I want to talk about my content lately. You might have noticed that it’s been a little more fluff and a little less real talk. While the fluff and pretty things are great and fun, what I love most about blogging is writing about important topics that help other people in some way. In the last week, I’ve had not one but two readers come up to me on the street (one at church on Easter!) to tell me how much my miscarriage and pregnancy posts have helped them with their own struggles. It reminded me about why I do what I do, and forced me to think about creating more important content in the coming weeks.

The reason that I took a little break is because I felt so burned by some pretty nasty criticism that I received. I’ve spent a few weeks working through that, and finally feel like I’m in a place where I can ignore hateful comments, and just do me. It look a lot of soul searching and talking it through with other blogger friends, but I’m proud to say that I’m in a totally different place and ready to get back to doing what I love the most! Next week I’ll start with a big pregnancy update to kick off my third trimester, followed by some thoughts on mommy shaming and much more. If you have any ideas on topics you want to hear about, always let me know. If it’s something I can relate to or know anything about, I’ll take a stab at it.

In the meantime, let’s talk about maxi dresses…

I have a feeling that maxi dresses are going to be a major staple in my closet for the next few months. They’re loose, comfy, and always look chic, perfect for my growing bump. I bought this one on sale for $25 and was surprised at how flattering it was. I love this similar non maternity dress for only $68 too (PS this one is a little pricer at $109 but is almost identical to mine). Although it’s just starting to warm up, I’ve already worn it a handful of times because it feels like wearing PJs (ok more like a nightgown) but looks more pulled together than a lot of my other maternity clothes.

I’m actually working on a post about what maternity clothes you need and don’t need that will go up in the next week or two so stay tuned for that!

Here I styled this maxi two ways, but there are really endless possibilities when it comes to black maxis. You can layer on a big necklace or statement earrings (I just got these fringe drops in coral and am obsessed), tie an oxford over it, or top it with a denim jacket or blazer (love this chambray one that’s 25% off).

How do you like to style a maxi dress?

Old Navy Maternity Maxi Dress ($25) / Non Maternity Black Maxi ($68) / J.Crew Denim Jacket / Gold Necklace / Cross Body Bag / Wicker Bag

Photos by Courtney Ann Photography.


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