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Little Black (Quilted) Dress Part. 1

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The little black dress is a key staple that every working girl must have in her wardrobe. And in my case, it’s the LBQD. First off, a dress takes the guess work out of putting an outfit together. No need to figure out which skirt or pant to pair with which top. With a dress, you are more than halfway there. The rest is just finishing touches. Over the next three Work It Wednesday posts, I will show you how I styled one dress three ways. All of which are totally appropriate for the office. Let’s kick things off with a look that is perfect for those boardroom meetings.

Each piece I selected has a classic silhouette, but with subtle details that give it a modern twist. Up first, a well fitted black blazer. I find that adding a blazer instantly gives an outfit a polished look. I’d say the same applies even when wearing jeans and a tee. I kept my jewelry simple, opting for a gold chain link necklace that pops against my all black ensemble. For presentations or senior level meetings, I steer away from eye catching jewelry, as it is likely to be a distraction. And definitely no jingling jewelry.

You already know my feelings about tights. So it should come as no surprise that I mixed in a slight hint of pattern with this pair. Capped everything off with my fave new black pumps. I am feeling #likeaboss.

p.s. It was 4 degrees out. At the risk of getting frost bitten fingers, hubs and I decided to take pics indoors. So here’s a mini peak into a corner of our home!

Outfit Details:

LBQD: Thyme Clothing from Shake The Tree, $43 (sale). The dress was originally priced at $86, which already reasonable to begin with.

Blazer: Loft, old. Need a blazer? Check out the Loft mid-weight scuba jacket, $89.99. Save 40% off, no code needed!

Gold Chain Link Necklace: Found this beauty at an antique shop a few years ago in Lambertsville, PA. For something similar, check out Bauble Bar’s gold twist links, $44.

Double Honeycomb Tights: The Limited, $13.77 (sale).

Black Studded Pumps: Banana Republic (Ninah), $124.99 (sale). These pumps were way marked down in the store. After an in-store discount, I got them for a whopping $41.99!

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6 Comments on Little Black (Quilted) Dress Part. 1

    • Linda
      February 20, 2015 at 6:25 pm (3 years ago)

      Thanks lady! Yes, I saw the outfit on IG. Loved it! hope all is well with your move so far!

    • Linda
      February 22, 2015 at 3:47 pm (3 years ago)

      same here. gotta stretch those dollars!

  1. Joanna
    February 27, 2015 at 11:24 am (3 years ago)

    A LBD is definitely a wardrobe staple. Some people may think it’s boring, but interesting textures like this one is refreshing!

    • Linda
      March 2, 2015 at 8:02 pm (3 years ago)

      thanks joanna! and I agree!