Today I’m sharing a recent favorite find. It is a versatile Little Black Dress from French Connection. Just last week, I had an event to attend (the Go Red for Women luncheon), and of course, was at the last minute looking for something to wear. I don’t purchase dresses often, unless I have an event or occasion to attend. I will admit that because I wear mostly workout clothes daily, such an occasion is usually met with both excitement and a bit of wardrobe anxiety! While I actually love getting dressed up, sometimes I feel out of practice. I tend to think, “If I can’t wear lulu, what am I going to wear?” (I’ve included several LBD options/outfit details/shopping info at the end of the post.)
I completely lucked out this time, as this dress was one of the first I tried on at Nordstrom! I love everything about this dress…the fabric, seaming, fit, and especially the shoulder details and neckline! Also a plus, I did not have to get this dress altered. It fit right off the rack! After this shopping trip, I decided I need to focus my shopping on building my (non-workout) wardrobe with great basics such as this dress. As much as I love activewear, I also need to have pieces I can easily pull from to dress myself anxiety-free!
Everyone should have at least one great fitting LBD in their closet that can be transformed by changing up makeup, accessories, and shoes! To compliment this dress for the Go Red event, I chose a pair of red Trouve’ pumps and my Rebecca Minkoff “Crosby” handbag. Love this little handbag that can be worn lots of ways…crossbody, shoulder (short or long strap), or as a clutch. And, perfect time to wear a new favorite, Siren lipstick, in Tryst from Vapour Organic Beauty (c/o). Tryst is a gorgeous, universal shade of neutral red. Topped off the look with simple jewelry and I was ready to go! Shop my look + more below…
I’d love to know…What are your staple items? You know, the tried and true pieces you reach for when you need a quick outfit. Comment and share!
Photography: Stephanie Drenka
SHOP THE LOOK: LITTLE BLACK DRESS + RED PUMPS
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