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Over 40 Fashion Blogger, Tania Stephens is wearing a white and black asymmetrical hem dress from Walmart

For a color-loving girl, I sure have embraced black this year. I’m still changing and evolving, even though most women our age are categorized as “stuck in their ways.” Before I get on a soap-box, I’ll say this, keep an open mind in ALL areas of your life. What didn’t seem appealing five years ago might be exactly what you need at this stage of your life.

Over 40 Fashion Blogger, Tania Stephens is wearing a black dress from Walmart

I am styling two outfits today that are predominately black. They also happen to both be dresses (or a top and skirt), but there are other options that I’ll be showing you later in this post. 

Over 40 Fashion Blogger, Tania Stephens is wearing a white and black asymmetrical hem dress

Edgy and sophisticated are the two terms that I would use to describe this Black and White Asymmetrical Dress. The other descriptive word would be “fitted,” and that term is one that you will either love or hate. This dress has lots of stretch to the material, and the black lower half hides lots of lumps and bumps. But, the dress will conform to your shape; it does not flow away from the body.

Over 40 Fashion Blogger, Tania Stephens is showing the back of a white and black asymmetrical hem dress from Walmart

The asymmetrical hemline is different and unique, and I love details like this. Black and White are a classic color combination, but the unusual hem creates an edgy vibe. One of my favorite dresses was navy and white, and it was the most flattering dress that I ever owned. The print was exactly like this dress, but the material was different. I would still be wearing that dress today if it wasn’t a size 4.

I’m wearing a large dress, and it fits me well. The dress is also available in bright pink and red, which is a great statement combination.

I know that some of you have a snake aversion, and I am not fond of live snakes either. This is a Faux-Leather Snake Print Mini Crossbody, and it is as cute as a button. I usually pick large handbags as my everyday bag, but for special occasions or when I wear dressy outfits, I prefer a smaller bag that only holds my phone, keys, lipstick, etc. This one is perfect for that, and I like that it is also available in brown tones.

Over 40 Fashion Blogger, Tania Stephens is wearing a black peplum top and tiered skirt from Walmart

I understand that wearing a fitted dress might not be everyone’s cup of tea, so I am showing you an option that I love. This is not actually a dress; it is a Peplum Smocked Top and a Ruffle Smocked Waist Midi Skirt. This is even better than a dress because it gives you options to wear the pieces differently. The peplum top will look adorable with chinos or high waist jeans, plus you could pair it with other skirts as well. The top comes in a couple of different colors, and I’m wearing a large, and the top fits great. It has a lot of stretch, but it doesn’t feel too big.

Over 40 Fashion Blogger, Tania Stephens is wearing a black peplum top and tiered skirt with pockets from Walmart

The skirt has pockets!!! My daughter grabbed this photo of me as I discovered the pockets. I was laughing and being silly because pockets make me so happy. It is ridiculous how happy pockets can make me. Lol! The midi skirt has different tiers and is made from a lightweight crepe that lets the skirt move and swing. I’m wearing a large skirt, but I think I could have sized it down to a medium. The skirt comes in a couple of other colors, and I’m thinking about getting the bright yellow one too.

Over 40 Fashion Blogger, Tania Stephens is styling a black peplum top and tiered skirt from Walmart

I told you the skirt had a lot of movement to it. Lol! The Square Toe Faux-Leather Pump is strappy and perfect for Spring and Summer. The heel is a little unusual as it is a half-block heel. These pumps will look great with any outfit you want to dress up, including jeans or shorts. The pumps run true to size, and I’m wearing my usual size 9.

Over 40 Fashion Blogger, Tania Stephens is wearing a white and black asymmetrical hem dress and black sandals

You can’t go wrong with black and white. If you have some black or white items in your closet, then you will never be without something to wear. If all else fails, wear black, white, or black and white. It is chic, sophisticated, and classic. I’ve linked some great choices from Walmart below.

Over 40 Fashion Blogger, Tania Stephens is wearing a black peplum top and tiered skirt

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This post is sponsored by Walmart, and I will receive compensation, but the opinions expressed are my own.

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