Spicing Up a Little Black Dress

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One is never over-dressed or underdressed in a little black dress.

It is an essential part of any woman’s wardrobe. A timeless staple that can be utilized on so many occassions. Dress it down, with a belt and flats, and its perfect for a casual afternoon … dress it up with heels and some gems and you’re ready for an evening out … or even smarten your look with a blazer, and you’re ready for the office.

If you pick a cut that flatters your body type, a style that really makes you feel GOOD, it can become your go-to grab on those days when you are peering into your closet with seemingly nothing to wear.

I’m a sucker for a great LBD, and probably own about ten. Each time I find a new one, I rationalize the purchase by saying “well… you can always use a little black dress in your closet!”. I wonder how many more times that excuse will work ;-)

So it’s decided. You’re gonna wear your black dress. Now how do you stand out? How do you have a little fun, with a generally classic look? Most importantly, how can you sprinkly a little *you* into the ensemble.

Accessorize.

I think of my LBD as the foundation of a good outfit. A blank slate for creativity. Any jewels, pops of color, or layering pieces I choose to add will spice up the outfit, and give it the vibe I want to convey for that occasion!

So today, I’m sharing one twist on my little black dress. One with pops of pink and a teenie bit of orange. It’s a little sassy, a lotta bold, and perfect for a date or a night out with your girls.

Plus, who says hot pink is reserved for spring and summer? A bag like this one deserves to be worn all 12 months of the year.

little black dress

little black dress

pink kate spade

pink kate spade bag

pink kate spade bag

little black dress with pops of pink

MAC pink lipstick

So if you don’t have a little black dress, get one! If you do, think about different ways you can style it. Get creative, it’s a blank slate! And remember … one is never over-dressed or underdressed in a little black dress.

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Readers, I’m so excited to share that these photos were also featured on the FBombs – a blog about everything fabulous, foxy, and fun. It’s written by Brittany Townsley, a Chicago lifestyle blogger, fellow fashionista, and dear friend from high school. Check out her most recent “Fabulous Friends” segment to see these photos and read my interview about all things fashion, New York, and blogging!

Like her blog, and want to follow along? You can follow her on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter as well. Big thank you to Brittany for the feature! I’m so touched by everything you had to say. XOXO.

Dress :: Forever 21 (similar)
Bag :: Kate Spade (similar style)
Shoes :: Aldo
Necklace :: Banana Republic (loving this)
Earrings :: Francesca’s (these are gorg)
Watch :: Marc Jacobs
Bracelets :: Lizzibeth, Lizzibeth, Ily Couture
Ring :: Paul’s Jewelers (similar)
Lipstick :: MAC “Girl About Town”

 

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