Hello! I'm Suzannah, a serious DIYer. Follow along with my DIY fixer upper house renovations, sewing and crafty projects, real food recipes, and de-stressing goals.
I co-host the Your Home Story podcast and believe you can love your home just the way it is, AND have the power to design and make big changes to make it better.
I'm also the author of DIY Wardrobe Makeovers!
Mom to Otto born April 2018 and Lucy born August 2020!

How to Wear DIY: The black maxi dress, like I said I would

Remember my challenge when I made this maxi dress? I've had a chance to work on my goal of wearing maxis for fall, since we've had roller coaster fall weather with pouring rain and wind and then gorgeous sun and 79 degrees in the car in the sun. But, this past week has been great, and we have another several days of no rain forecast.

But it does get cold a night, and I would look a little nuts walking around in a glorified tank dress, so I did get a chance to winter-ize (fall-ize) the black maxi dress. Behold...

Plus, black + beige or brown = perfect fall look if you're not good at wearing the earth tones.
Jacket and Scarf: Ross. Booties: F21.
Maxi dress: DIY!, here.

Bring on the sunny fall weather!

What do you say to black and beige and maxi's??!


  1. This is a different type of maxi, the fabric choice is unexpected, but it looks so sophisticated! I wish I had enough style to carry this off because it looks great!

  2. Thank you! I'm not sure I'm super stylish, either, I'm sure you could try! =)

  3. I envy anyone who has a DIY aesthetic. Most I can DIY is a sandwich, and even that's only about 60% successful to no one but me. *heh*

    Lovely outfits.

  4. This is definitely the perfect fall look! Fantastic post :-)

  5. I love this look- I know everyone is pulling out their knee high boots, but it's still nice to see glimpses of this feminine and softer dress layered up for the early mornings/late evenings, but otherwise what, it's been in the 70s sometimes during the day, so let's celebrate it!

  6. Loving the black and beige, and you have great styling too, stylings definitely not my forte, so thanks for the ideas. I may have to dive in and make a maxi dress now, and lucky for me it's summer over here in Aus. You have definitely pulled off the winter-maxi look though :)




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