You've heard it a hundred times: The little black dress (LBD) is the most versatile piece in your wardrobe - wear it with different accessories for an infinite number of looks. Right, right, you get it. But seriously, as much as you switch up necklaces, it's still pretty much the same look, right? Recently the ladies behind local jewelry website Wicked Peacock and I decided to put this to the test!
The challenge: Create two totally different looks, using one LBD, clothes from my closet, and hand-crafted, artisan jewelry from Wicked Peacock.
First up, rock n' roll LBD: We styled the dress as tunic alongside some (p)leather pants, funky earrings and a pearl bracelet (yes, pearls). To see our other look (totally classic) head on over to the Wicked Peacock blog. What do you think? Are the outfits really different? Which look do you prefer?
I've said it a hundred times: the best part of writing this blog is the people that I meet in the course of doing it. There are so many incredible local designers and fashion entrepreneurs - it's so exciting to meet the people behind 'what's next'. Like the wicked cool ladies behind Wicked Peacock - a Boston-based site that connects emerging and independent jewelry designers with customers seeking distinctive, hand-made jewelry. Silvana Costa, Founder of Wicked Peacock, wanted to provide a platform for independent artisans to widen their scope of customers, and to give the rest of us an opportunity to be introduced to new talent. "Wicked Peacock offers a curated selection of high-quality accessories from designers who often work in small batches", says Costa. "We also have some exclusive pieces." With all the focus on clothes and garments these days, I thought it interesting that the company chose to deal in jewelry. Costa explains, "Because style is so personal, it's all in the details. Accessories, especially jewelry, are those details. You can layer, pop, and texturize with jewelry, mix it up or stay with key pieces. There's a lot of possibility." Indeed, with over 20 designers on the site (and growing!), the possibilities are endless.
JACKET & DRESS: McQ (ALexander McQueen for Target) PANTS: Michael Kors outlet c/o Wrentham Village Premium Outlets SCARF: ASOS (under $22!) BAG: Thrifted SUNGLASSES: Gucci MOROCCAN DANGLE EARRINGS: on loan from Wicked Peacock (under $60!) PEARL BRACELET: on load from Wicked Peacock BLACK BEADED BRACELET: on loan from Wicked Peacock (by Magdalena Stokalska)