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Dressing Local #3

It is my firm belief that when you find a little black dress that you like and fits you well, you must find a way to get it into your closet.

There is a reason the LBD is one of the most iconic and talked about fashion pieces in the world. They are the easy go-to for so many occasions (weddings, funerals, work, play), they are what I like to call blank canvases because they can be accessorized with any color, and in general, black is a color that looks good on everyone.

My favorite little black dresses are ones that have a little bit of interest, a detail whether it be off the shoulder, some lace

Dressing Local #3 Outfit: the Little Black Dress

incorporated into the look or fun cut out details.

That’s why I had to find a way to get this cocktail dress from Sposabella Bridals (don’t let the name fool you, they have tons of gowns and cocktail dresses in stock!) into my closet! Not only is it a sophisticated pencil dress, but the top half has an interesting additional layer of fabric, the neckline is a bit unique and the spaghetti strap detail in the back – all making it special while also remaining versatile.

For this event I wanted to remain understated but still add a little bit of flair. So, instead of wearing black strappy shoes, I found a pair of silver metallic heels from Changing Tides Consignment and chose a black clutch that also had a bit of gunmetal detail.  I finished the look off with a couple of vintage pins in my hair and a pair of costume diamond studs from East Wind Silver Co. and was good to mix and mingle!

I am excited to keep exploring the possibilities with this dress – perhaps try an all-black look with a colorful statement necklace or throw on a pair of red pumps and grab a large red clutch to match. The best part is that the color and style lend themselves to a seemingly infinite amount of style possibilities.

Dressing Local #3 outfit elements