Monday, September 15

little black dress

little black dress
little black dress
little black dress
little black dress

I know how much I sound like a broken record. I could probably make a template for mad libs out of these posts.
I've had this [ITEM OF CLOTHING] for [NUMBER] years. I like how [ADJECTIVE] it is. I usually like to wear it to [PLACE]. This time, I styled it with [ADJECTIVE] [ITEM OF CLOTHING]...
You get the picture.
Before I started blogging (mostly) about my personal style, I didn't realize how picky I was. Most of my clothing has been hanging in my closet for years. I've barely added anything new that wasn't a gift over the last year. While my pickiness does probably save me money in the long run, it can make for a closet full of "nothing to wear". But those feelings come and go (except that white and purple popover I wore as a cover up in Tortola last year, I'm still not ready to see that again.)
I don't remember when I bought this dress, but it's simple and black and I like that the sleeves are longer and that the material is stretchy and just casual enough that it can be dressed up or down. Day to night pieces are my ideal. If I don't have to change between work and dinner it's a win in my book. It should probably also be noted that I work in a very casual environment where I sometimes wear my converse (gasp!).
Last week, JD and I went out to dinner after work and managed to snap these before heading off to a sweet little French place called Amelie in Greenwich Village. Since the waistline is a little plain I paired it with a metallic belt to pull it in a bit, simple gold jewelry, ankle boots, and red lips. I love this lipstick. I bought it for myself as a birthday gift and was a little worried that it wouldn't look right on me as it was recommended for redheads and blondes, but I think it looks fine. It's named for Grace Kelly and lasts through dinner and drinks, perfect in my book. 

Happy Monday!

28 comments :

  1. Sometimes the pieces of clothing are already sitting in your closet & have so for some time. Black is so basic that you can hold on to most pieces for some time. As long as it hasn't faded naturally. This look is adorable.

    www.stylegonerogue.com (new post today)
    Instagram: koshercoco

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  2. I love this simple and chic look! You can never go wrong with a classic black dress! And I love how you styled it with a metallic belt and booties for a young, fresh approach :)

    www.taffetaandtulips.com

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  3. SO impressed with your lack of spending on new pieces for your wardrobe. I need to get on that train mainy because I'm too easily caught up in trendy pieces that don't have the longevity of this perfect little black dress. I need to adopt the "fewer, better" mentality.

    Hope you had a lovely weekend!
    Katie
    lovely letters

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  4. Oh my gosh! I love your LBD.
    I need to work on not buying things... I should take a chapter out of your book and just add new pieces as they're gifted to me.

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  5. Hey, your blog is awesome
    you want to follow each other?
    follow me and i will follow u back (gfc)

    xoxo
    www.Arbbeautyblog.blogspot.com

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  6. That's actually pretty impressive that you don't just buy and buy, it sounds like you have a closet full of pieces you love.

    Kristina does the Internets

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  7. Love the dress paired with these booties!

    Heidi D.
    www.wishesandreality.com

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  8. Loving this look :) Perfect for transitioning into the new season!

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  9. I love a good, simple black dress! This one is perfect for the transition from summer to fall! Still obsessed with those booties too!

    <3, Pamela
    sequinsandseabreezes.blogspot.com

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  10. Nothing beats an LBD! And I like your boots also :)

    STYLE VANITY

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  11. This is a perfect fall date night look! Love it with the booties! :) XO

    Anna
    alilyloveaffair.com

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  12. A black dress is always the best choice
    http://haaveilla.altervista.org/blog/

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  13. got to love the versatility of a good black dress. i love the longer sleeves on this one!

    ps: you're too funny with your mad libs reference. that game was the bomb!

    xo mk
    gold-hatted lover

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  14. Love the casual take on the classic lbd!

    xx Cara
    www.carascliche.com

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  15. Nothing is better than a LBD! and bravo for not adding to your closet! I need to take a page from your book!

    Maggie
    www.PolishedClosets.com

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  16. I really like this LBD and how versatile it is! I need to be a little better about not adding to my closet. Mine is overflowing!

    Nicole
    Nicole to the Nines

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  17. That dress is lovely, it looks so pretty but also comfy, which is pretty much what I'm always looking for. You look beautiful by the way, love the lipstick.

    www.hollandsreverie.blogspot.com

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  19. I love a little black dress! You look lovely :) xx

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  20. Great look!
    http://adelinaschoice.blogspot.com

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  21. You look lovely, I love your bag :) xx

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  22. Simple but SUCH a great piece. :) And with the booties- perfect!

    -Ashley
    http://lestylorouge.com

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  23. lovely! I adore the lbd
    I have a new look on my blog; come visit!
    Kisses from Miami,
    Borka
    www.chicfashionworld.com

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  24. I have found your blog randomly, I got stuck on it for the last ten minutes, well done, you look great !

    greetings from Sweden !

    www.leennilsson.com xx

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  25. Black + camel are totally my favorite together. Your bag is perfect with this dress!

    xo,
    K

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