The Little Black Dress – Part 2


ABS LBD, Pour la victoire pumps, long pearl necklace

ABS LBD, Pour la victoire pumps, long pearl necklace

Outfit: Dress – ABS; Statement Necklace – Unknown; Shoes – Pour La Victoire.

ABS LBD, Pour la victoire pumps, long pearl necklace

 

 This part 2 post is not a simple part 2 of the LBD post. I tricked you! You see it also happens to be my one year anniversary post. I have pinched myself to actually believe it. Its been a year as of today that I started this blog, and what a ride it has been!! I have met some of the most stylish women virtually and have learned a lot! As a token of my gratitude and thank you, I would like to offer you a blog-anniversary giveaway!! There will be two this month, one mid month and one starting today!! Thank you for all your support and hope you continue to do so! Spread the word and share the love!

What will you win in this giveaway?

A $50 Kate Spade E-gift card, and a $25 Ruelala E-gift card.

Click on the link below!

BLOG ANNIVERSARY GIVEAWAY

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The Little Black Dress -Part 1


ABS LBD, creative office wear, tuxedo blazer, pearl necklace, christian louboutin pumps

ABS LBD, creative office wear, tuxedo blazer, pearl necklace, christian louboutin pumps

ABS LBD, creative office wear, tuxedo blazer, pearl necklace, christian louboutin pumps

Outfit: Dress – ABS ( Old, Sold out); Blazer – Ann Taylor; Necklace – Francesca; Shoes – Christian Louboutin

ABS LBD, creative office wear, tuxedo blazer, pearl necklace, christian louboutin pumps

Done right, it is the quintessential Audrey Hepburn-defined epitome of elegance. I am talking about the LBD aka Little Black Dress. It has been done right and wrong many times before. It is the only dress that can amp up the classy, elegance quotient up many notches. If your office environment is creative and not very conservative, you should wear the LBD atleast once of twice a quarter! I sure would if I could. There are many versions of the LBD. I had bought this dress about 5 years ago when I knew nothing about the potential of a LBD. I have held onto this dress and worn it a few times while out and about with friends. Your wardrobe needs a LBD at some point in time. This particular one is sold out, but with so many more to choose from, fear not. Recently Ann taylor bought out an entire LBD collection in collaboration with Kate Hudson, while this cut out neckline one is an absolute show stealer, this DVF version oozes elegance. Part 1 of this LBD post is to make it office appropriate. Simply inspired by Audrey Hepburn, I added a tuxedo blazer and a wide pearl necklace with black pumps.  This Rachel Roy tuxedo blazer would add a very interesting twist to this outfit, and lets not forget this printed long blazer as well.

Somethings should be left as it is and let the minimalistic approach rule. What is your approach to wearing LBD’s?

Linking up with Lauren, Laura, Paige, Lindsay and Lindsey.

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Minted


WHBM mint crop pants, Ann taylor sleeveless top, Christian Louboutin pumps, Francesca collection earring

WHBM mint crop pants, Ann taylor sleeveless top, Christian Louboutin pumps, Francesca collection earring

Outfit: Pants- WHBM(Sold Out, Similar here and here) ; Top – Ann Taylor (Sold Out, love this, this and this); Shoes – Christian Louboutin;

Earrings- Francesca ( Love this and this)

WHBM mint crop pants, Ann taylor sleeveless top, Christian Louboutin pumps, Francesca collection earring

WHBM mint crop pants, Ann taylor sleeveless top, Christian Louboutin pumps, Francesca collection earring

 

Linking up with lauren, paige, Carylee

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Illusion


Tommy Bahama Dress, Rebecca Minkoff bag, Banana Republic Chain, Schutz flats

Tommy Bahama Dress, Rebecca Minkoff bag, Banana Republic Chain, Schutz flats

Outfit: Dress- Tommy Bahama(via Ruelala for $39.99); Shoes – Schutz ( Sold out; Similar here and here); Bag – Rebecca Minkoff( Sold out; Close cousin here and here); Necklace – Banana Republic ( Love this and this)

Tommy Bahama Dress, Rebecca Minkoff bag, Banana Republic Chain, Schutz flats

Tommy Bahama Dress, Rebecca Minkoff bag, Banana Republic Chain, Schutz flats

 Hot and humid summer days call for easy cotton dresses that are non-stick and flowy. It almost sounds like a utensil and it is. It is a utensil to keep me from sweating up a rain and feeling like a glue. Midwest muggy summer days are  synonymous to glue stick in my mind. The more you try to rub off the sweat, the more sticky it gets.

Had to be out and about the city yesterday and chose to wear this simple cotton faux wrap dress, of course in cobalt, and of course printed. How do you manage muggy summer days? Share a thought and stay cool. Cheers.

Linking up with Lauren, Erin, Jacq,

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Belted in pattern


Belted in Pattern - WHBM skirt; The Limited blouse; WHBM belt; Anne Klein pumps; Francesca necklace

Outfit: Skirt- WHBM; Top – The Limited; Belt – WHBM; Shoes – Anne Klein; Necklace- Francesca’s

Belted in Pattern - WHBM skirt; The Limited blouse; WHBM belt; Anne Klein pumps; Francesca necklace

Belted in Pattern - WHBM skirt; The Limited blouse; WHBM belt; Anne Klein pumps; Francesca necklace

Belted in Pattern - WHBM skirt; The Limited blouse; WHBM belt; Anne Klein pumps; Francesca necklace

Belted in Pattern - WHBM skirt; The Limited blouse; WHBM belt; Anne Klein pumps; Francesca necklace

I am sure you guys have heard, shopped and read tons about the Nordstrom sale that is going on. I was interested in none and bought absolutely nothing. Honestly I felt a little underwhelmed with the choices except for this Tory Burch flats and this Sam Edelman ankle cuff pumps. These were the only two I really liked. Some of the boots like this cut out tan bootie and this animal printed suede bootie caught my attention, but I did not feel compelled enough or the need to buy any of these. They simply sat in the cart and then with time was of course sold out.

Coming to the outfit I wore to work today. The skirt is this same style as this one and is exactly this style in a different color. The top is my trusted Ashton blouse from The Limited. The same print is sold out, but this beautiful red sleeveless version has me hooked. I have usually worn my tops tucked into the skirt, so today I wanted to try something different by keeping it untucked but adding the belt to add definition to the outfit. I especially love the fact that the Ashton blouse has a nice “U” shaped cut at the seam. I have been trying to accessories a bit more than I normally do. So this statement necklace found its way into this outfit. This seems sold out online, and was the only piece at the store, so I am assuming it was a hot item? I almost bought this metal net floral necklace, but when I wore it to try on, it looked too big on me.

Hope your week is going good. Share your thoughts on how you wear skirts untucked?

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