Summer Blacks

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Happy end of the week! When you are reading this, I will be on my way to Iowa for another wedding. My cousin is getting married and I am definitely looking forward to it. It has been one heck of a week. First I had to replace my phone, then the washer stopped working, so this has not been my week. On the bright side, at least I am escaping the madness for a while! I have been running around the past few days fixing my phone, my laptop (seriously, I can’t), and buying last minute things for babies, weddings, etc. I have been trying to just stay comfortable in this crazy humidity!

I bought this maxi recently (such a score from Target) and knotted it on the side. Honestly, it was just a bit too long and I was not paying to tailor it. I added this long scarf to make it a little less boring but not add another necklace like I always do. Then I added this hat and sandals. I was trying to keep it simple, comfy, and still look put together and hopefully chic! I hope you all have a gorgeous Friday and such a lovely weekend!

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Dress TargetΒ (sized up for looser fit) | | Scarf Target (clearance $5 in store) | | Sandals Topshop
Hat Forever 21 | |Β Bag Tory Burch | | Watch Michael Kors
Bracelets Taudrey (set of 3), David Yurman, Tory Burch (hereΒ & here) | | Lips NYX (Tiramisu)

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  1. 6.19.15
    Candice said:

    That dress looks so pertty!! And your hair looks amazing


  2. 6.19.15

    Love this look on you, Denise! Such a classic look for summer. I know people steer away from black and grays during this season but I rock them all year. Have fun at your cousin’s wedding! xx

    Audrey Adair |

  3. 6.19.15
    Lenya said:

    Perfect look and great pics, Denise. Have fun at the wedding.

  4. 6.19.15

    I have one maxi dress that is so long but I never thought of knotting it on the side! Thank you for that tip, and it also gives a very chic look to the dress.

    Safe travels to the wedding and have lots of fun!

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

  5. 6.19.15
    Vanessa said:

    Just beautiful! Totally adore YOU and your style, love!
    Happy weekend!
    PS: Can’t wait to next week for more style posts of yours!
    xoxo, Vanessa

  6. 6.19.15
    Melanie said:

    I love that knot in the dress!
    Melanie @

  7. 6.19.15
    mahryska said:

    so pretty…love it πŸ™‚
    kisses from dubai β™₯

  8. 6.19.15
    Megan said:

    I always love tying my maxi at the bottom to give it something extra. I love those gold shoes and that hat! I hope you have a great weekend!

  9. 6.19.15
    Tanya said:

    You know what, I never thought of tying the know at the bottom of dress will help, but now that I see it – it’s such a great idea)
    Love your hair darling and you look amazing!

  10. 6.20.15
    Mili said:

    Oh no, it sounds like everything that could have gone wrong has. Hope things calm down this weekend and you enjoy the wedding πŸ™‚ I do the same things with my maxis, I think it makes things more interesting πŸ™‚


  11. 6.20.15

    This is a really chic outfit! Really like the stripy detail that the scarf gives to the whole outfit! πŸ˜€

  12. 6.21.15
    Kristina said:

    Great outfit, and I love the hat! You look wonderful! πŸ™‚

    Recently I have started as a guest designer for a famous bag brand and my first design of a belt bag is out! <3 I would love to hear what you think about it! πŸ™‚
    Hope to see you soon on my blog
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    Kisses from Zurich,

  13. 6.21.15

    You look so gorgeous my babe! Super chic casual πŸ™‚ Hope you had an amazing time in Iowa!!
    Much love xx Cara

  14. 6.21.15

    Beautiful look! I love the sandals! πŸ™‚
    Hope this week is much better for you.

  15. 6.21.15
    Carylee said:

    Awww! Sorry about all the madness, but glad you are able to get away – hope the wedding is great! And I love that you added the scarf to this maxi! It looks great! I’ve actually just cut the hem of one of my jersey maxis that was too long. And miraculously, there have been no issues with fraying or anything like that. It just has a little bit of a rolled edge, but it looks like it came that way! πŸ™‚
    Carylee | more pieces of me

  16. 6.23.15
    Amy Ann said:

    Your know is the perfect way to hem without having to hem. Love those gold sandals! I hate when technology conspires against you! Sorry it was a rough week!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  17. 6.25.15
    Color Me Courtney said:

    Your dress is so cute! And I love your gold sandals!!

    Courtney of Color Me Courtney