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Black maxi and beads

I’m pretty sure that a black maxi dress could end up serving as a uniform of sorts for me. The versatility of a simple black dress is hard to beat, wouldn’t you say?

I love that I can throw on a fun, bright necklace, a few bracelets, and a graphic tote…then I’m good to go! Colors and patterns really pop against the black backdrop.

Black bandeau maxi dress: c/o Karen Kane, also at Nordstrom,

sunglasses: Ralph Lauren from T.J. Maxx,

beaded colorblock necklace: Forever21,

black and white printed tote: J.Crew (purchased in 2008) similar here,

wedges: Jessica Simpson from Marshalls, bangles: purchased at Dillards,

nail polish: Kylie by Zoya


I was absolutely drawn in by this beaded necklace when I spotted it at Forever21. The texture and pattern is so fun, and even though it is a large statement necklace, it is very lightweight!


If you’re looking for some beaded accessories of your own, here’s a collection for you to check out:


Clockwise from top: Natasha Couture mixed necklace – Nordstrom: $98

Bib seed bead necklace – PacSun: $10.50

Beaded tribal necklace in red and gold – Forever21: $10.80

Layered beaded necklace in turquoise and white – Forever21: $7.80

Layered tribal necklace in brown and white – Forever21: $9.80

Tribal beaded necklace in gold and black – Forever21: $12.80

Egyptian necklace – LuxVixensFashion on Etsy: $136

So tell me: are you a fan of a simple black maxi? Also – have you picked up a beaded accessory piece this spring?

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