How To Spice Up A Black Dress With Global Accents

June 19, 2019


Hi lovelies! Today I want to share with you a Wine Country Style look I put together about two weekends ago. The dress I'm wearing is fairly new and it was much needed in my wardrobe. As much as I love black, I've not owned a maxi black dress for a long time and simply because, it's hard to find one that pleases my demands. What I love about this dress is that I can wear it off-the-shoulder or a tad higher, more like Bardot-style as well. I have so many plans with this simple and yet sophisticated casual dress and this is actually the first time I wore it. On its first debut, I wanted to enhance the black with one simple and fun colorful piece and this is when my Peruvian belt came in handy.



We had intermittent rain that day, therefore, I needed to wear shoes that could survive wetness. I didn't want to wear booties, so I just went for my chunky sandals, which, by the way, are getting lots of use due to the many rainy days that we have been getting lately.
I love how the colorful sash added a cultural vibe to a simple dress like this and how the sandals injected a funky touch. That said, the sash wasn't the only South American flare added to this look. As you can see, my Argentinian Bolero hat did some talking too and complimented the style of the maxi dress beautifully. I love very much to add ethnic touches to my looks because it makes them interesting and one-of-the-kind. To me, wearing ethnic pieces here and there is another way to appreciate and celebrate other cultures and costumes.



By the way, my jewelry game was also in tune with my look. I wore fun vintage pieces that added an interesting touch. So there you have it! My global way to bring fun to a black maxi dress. Here is a tip if you want to recreate this look: Try to wear a neutral solid-hued dress if you want your ethnic pieces to stand out. I promise you, everyone will notice your elegant dress as well, because it will be super-enhanced by the interesting ethnic accessories. The day I wore this look, I had as many compliments about my dress that I had about my sash or hat. And talking about compliments, I must mention that we totally loved the house in this photo-shoot which happens to be the tasting room for Flint Hill Vineyards. Right after wine tasting and photo-shoot, the rain started coming down again, so my husband and I enjoyed a glass of wine while watching the rain on their front porch. If you visit their location, try their Chambourcin wine. It's very delicious!!




OUTFIT DETAILS:
My Dress is Iris & Ink by The Outnet. This dress was sold out extremely fast, but I found this one here with a similar vibe. My belt is vintage hand made in Peru. I found similar styles here, here and here. My Gaucho hat is vintage but I found this Ebay seller offering custom made choices and this one (straw style) which is my bucket list. My sandals are by Marni. See similar styles here, here, here and here. Check out similar jewelry here and here. My bag is by Mansur Gavriel.








THANKS FOR VISITING! 🍷

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