I love a good maxi dress. While this one really does need to be altered, it manages to check the box of looking like I put in a lot of effort, while still being the most comfortable thing I could possibly have on. I picked this one up at one of many Gaps my sister and I stopped in while we were doing our Gap tour of coastal California. I mean our road trip down the Pacific Coast Highway. But in all honesty, we stopped in way too many Gaps along the way, and both ended up with black knit maxi dresses, which were perfect for those long car rides and the still chilly June air. Hard to believe that was already two years ago.

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The Rundown
Black Maxi Dress Gap similar
Blush Leather Jacket Athleta similar
Leopard Clutch Clare V c/o Shopbop
Cork Platform Sandals MRKT similar
Necklace "Scottie" LuxbyUK
Bracelet The Cavernous Jewelry Box
Thin Gold Ring Etsy via Ellyn Blue Jewelry
Loop Earrings Mejuri
Sunglasses "Meteor" Ray-Ban c/o TJMaxx
Dog Chloe
Pearl Leash Fabuleash


  1. I love it when Chloe makes an appearance in your photos, even when she looks like she's totally not into it :) And while I love the idea of a good black maxi dress, the reality is that I mostly trip myself whenever I wear long dresses, no matter how many times I try again, thinking I'll be most careful this time. So I'll just live vicariously through you in yours. I love the way it looks with your pink moto jacket!

  2. Very nice, elegant long dress and the accessories are very well chosen!

  3. You look really cute and it's great to see Chloe again!

  4. It's true how these dresses work so well for a car trip!! But they are also perfect for almost any other activity!!
    Have a great weekend!!

  5. I love your alternate titling of your trip - and this dress definitely looks like you put a lot of effort into this look (it looks great paired with that jacket) so it's a nice bonus that it's actually a pretty casual piece.

    Courtney ~ Sartorial Sidelines

  6. This maxi is perfect for any kind of activity! It's gorgeous with your moto jacket! I love how versatile black dresses can be!

  7. A maxi like this is always a good thing to add to your wardrobe. SO versatile. Love the jacket and heels with it.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  8. That is such a lovely maxi dress! I love a classic maxi, and yours looks great with the blush jacket! I've got a birthday party tonight, maybe I should pull out my black maxi dress! :)

    Away From The Blue Blog

  9. You're right, that is a great maxi dress, and I LOVE it with that blush jacket! I found a black maxi at a garage sale recently but it's not quite right--oh well, it was just $2! :)

  10. Love the black maxi dress with the blush moto jacket!

  11. Lovely maxi and leather jacket combo dear, such great contrast in color and texture. Also, your pooch is the cutest!

    Jessica |

  12. The pink moto jacket is splendid... and you know I love a good Chloe shot :) even though she does not seem to be happy.
    I've been getting rid of my maxi dresses, it seems like nothing looks good on me these days.