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6.30.2011

The Beauty of the Little Black Dress


After all of those combinations yesterday, it was enjoyable this morning to just throw on a little black dress. Some people may say that a simple black dress is too easy to be on a fashion blog, but I say that there is nothing wrong with sticking with what works! And, quite frankly, sometimes we need to be reminded that, while following trends is fun, and mixing prints and colors is interesting, and trying new styles is exciting, some things are perpetually chic.

 
I mean, isn't a little black dress the first thing that every stylist says you need in your closet? Right before great blue jeans or a white button down, or a black blazer? Some items just transcend trends and always look stylish. And we should spotlight these items from time to time, for winning a lifetime achievement award in fashion.



Dress: J. Crew (similar)
Shoes: Kate Spade
Bag: Second (similar)
Bracelet: courtesy of Ann Taylor (accompanying necklace)
Sunglasses: Urban Outfitters
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13 comments :

  1. There is NEVER anything wrong with rocking the basic black sheath dress. It is a classic for a reason. It works for every occasion and looks like a million bucks!

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  2. A beautiful, classy dress.

    Black dresses never look cheap and suit most women. I've got quite a few of them in my wardrobe and I wear them even in summer.

    Beautiful as always.

    xo

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  3. cannot beat a LBD! I love this one on you- fits perfectly! great bracelet.

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  4. @Jaime @ La vie...J'aime, Noelani, Miss A RIGHT?? The LBB is such a classic, it needs a tribute every now and again. Like you, Miss A, I have a few in my closet - a casual one, a not-so-casual one and a formal one...and a few others in between! It is nice to know that there is something in your closet that always, always works.

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  5. Love this little black dress! Also love live those shades!!

    -brittany

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  6. wow you look very Breakfast at Tiff's to me! Love the glasses super glam!! xo -Taj

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  7. Wore a black dress today!!! This one is stunning on you. Your hair looks so blonde and I luv it!

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  8. I'm so with you on this. If it ain't broke don't fix it. An LBD will always rock and with sunnies like yours looks even better.

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  9. Gorgeous!! LOve everything about this, especially the shoes!! :)

    http://malloryinnewyork.blogspot.com

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  10. @Kavery, Brittany, Taj The sunglasses actually flip up ala Gaga in the "Papperazzi" video". Unlike Gaga, I look ridiculous when I flip them up.

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  11. @Shanna-Marie Beattie Thanks, Shanna - I've been thinking about going a darker blonde color - you have a pretty blonde - what do you think?

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  12. So beautiful and CHIC!! Gorgeous simply Stunning from head to toe.


    <3 Marina
    Fashion.MakeUp.LifeStyle

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  13. I love a good, simple black sheath. You can do so many things to it so it never gets boring.

    Very chic outfit!

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