Six Ways to Wear your LBD

I love LBDs like any other girl, but sometimes I feel a little “bleh” in them. I mean, monochrome with a simple cut needs some sprucing up from time to time right? So this post is all about how to spice up that favorite Little Black Dress of yours so that you can make the most out of it for any occasion!

Surprisingly, I didn’t own an LBD until recently when I scored this Banana Republic Peplum dress with discounts on top of one another like no other! It was definitely a great find with it’s perfect length, slim fit, and great details with the v-neck and the peplum! Oh the possibilities!

1. Outerwear + Pop of Color
Whether it’s a blazer, jean jacket, trench coat, cardigan, or utility jacket, throw it on for a different look and occasion! And don’t forget to bring in some color to brighten up the black!

Jacket: DKNY via Crossroads // Necklace: J. Crew // Pumps: J. Crew – Similar
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2. Sweater + Booties
Perfect for those crisp fall mornings and cool afternoons while making good use of a dress that you can’t seem to put away.

Sweater: via StitchFix // Booties: Anthropologie – Similar // Necklace: Nepal

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3. Peplum + Pumps
This dress already has a peplum flare to it, but I couldn’t help myself to add a fuller flare to the look. Add a statement necklace and some pumps and you’re ready for one glamorous night out!

Peplum: Express – Similar  // Pumps: Crossroads // Necklace: Talbots – Similar

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Here are more ideas that couldn’t be photographed because I was getting in the danger zone of becoming one of those teachers with an interesting odor. 😛

4. Scarf + Belt
Let a scarf hang from your neck and secure with a waist belt. It will be like you’re wearing an entirely new dress! (like this)

5. Full Midi-Skirt + Flats
If you have a fitted LBD, mix it up by wearing a full skirt and flats for a more mod look! (like this)

6. Chambray + Sneakers
Dress it down by wearing chambray and tying it in front or just hang it loose and add sneakers. Then just kick back and keep cool! (like this)

**Note: Yes, I wore this dress three days in a row. And did my students notice? Not one bit. 😉 And that’s what I call a one-piece-wonder!

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Fooled You Not + Giveaway Winners

There once was a girl who lucked out in finding a beautiful dress for only $20 thanks to her wonderful fairy shop mother — Crossroads Trading Company. The design was divine, the fabric was elegant, and the girl left the store excited to wear the dress to her next ball. Then a week flew by  with no ball in sight. Then another week flew by and it felt like she would never be able to wear it. Eventually she said “Oh what the heck. I’m going to wear it to work instead!”

And off she went the next morning.

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Top/Dress: H&M – Similar // Pants: Gap // Jacket: StitchFix (check out my review post)  // Purse: Abaco Paris // Flats: Anthropologie – Similar // Necklace: Lauren Conrad via Kohl’s – Similar

**Tip: Fold/scrunch/tuck a dress to wear it as a top! Who needs to wait for a special occasion? 🙂 

This particular dress had a slim fitting thin layer underneath with the patterned chiffon layered over and so it was easy to fold the bottom under. When choosing a dress to wear as a top, make sure that the bottom half of the dress is more snug (sort of like a body con dress) so that if you fold it, it can just sit on top of your hips. It’s just an option.

I had quite a few people come up to me today complimenting me on my “shirt”. Little did they know… 😉

Happy Thursday!

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Oh and the eShakti giveaway winners are…

Ashley Desire and Denise Gadson! 

Congratulations! I will be emailing you shortly!

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Lacey Lou Freebush

Walking into Anthropologie, I always get the feeling of want and excitement seeing all the pretty designs but then the moment I look at the price tag, the item turns into fire — burning money through my teacher-salary-paycheck — and henceforth I put it down to prevent such a catastrophe.

I was prepared for this repetitive cycle again as I walked in the store last week. But lo and behold, I found this gorgeous lace overlay sheath dress that luckily did not become a fire but just a hot iron that barely singed the corners with the mere cost of $30. Yes, that was it. Weddings, garden parties, and date nights — watch out because this dress is coming for you.

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Why I love this dress:

– The flattering shape
– The subtle color underneath the lace
– The comfortable fit
– The modest hemline
– The versatility
(after the photo shoot I threw on my denim jacket and switched to sandals and ran some errands. Ha )

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Dress:
Wearing: Anthropologie {sold out 😦 } –> Found exact ones Ebay
or just check out Anthropologie’s other sale dresses 🙂

Shoes
Wearing: Thrifted from Crossroads
My Picks: ShopStyle $80 // Kate Spade $196

Bracelet — Rings — Watch
J. Crew // Vintage &  Rings & Tings // Michele

Clutch
Wearing: H&M $5 {sale!}

Earrings
Shimmer Rosette Drop Earrings c/o Benevolent Jewels

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Oak and Florals

Three day weekend are nice aren’t they? If only society changed the work week to Tu-Fri instead. 🙂 Sadly, it’s time to get back to work but lucky for me there are only 9 more days of school left! In the mean time, you can find me chugging coffee trying to push through. Ha.

Today I bring you a spring look full of florals and color!

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If you haven’t heard of Oak 73 yet, let me be the first to introduce you to this online brand. They focus on the classic shapes but they put a twist on them that makes the apparel anything but boring. Also, I love how all their products are made in the U.S.A. Fabulous designs + Quality make = Happy Girl 

I’m wearing their Painted Floral Dress which is the perfect summer dress as the weather continues to warm up. It’s sleeveless but I wanted to wear it to work so I decided to throw on a blazer to make it more appropriate.

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Dress
Painted Floral Dress c/o Oak 73

Blazer
Wearing: J. Crew Factory

Purse
Adele Satchel c/o OraDelphine

Shoes
Wearing: Talbots (Similar – ShoeMint $40)

Rings // Necklace
Double Druzy Ring c/o Wrenn Jewelry // Vintage // Vintage

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Maximize the Maxi


I love adding pieces to my wardrobe that is easy to mix up and dress up for different occasions. It’s all about maximizing what you’ve got already, especially when you’re just starting out in the professional world.

Roe Boulevard was kind enough to let me try out their Remember Me Maxi Dress {50% off your purchase using the code LUCKY50} which I instantly knew had so many different possibilities. With just a change of the outerwear, you can go from a beach day, to a city stroll, or to a work day as easy as one, two, and THREE.

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Screen Shot 2014-05-18 at 8.33.03 PMJust add some delicate lace or crochet to the mix to bring out the girl in a casual outfit.

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Screen Shot 2014-05-18 at 8.33.09 PMFor an even more laid back look, just throw on a chambray and head out the door.

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Screen Shot 2014-05-18 at 8.33.14 PMYou can’t wear pajamas to work, but you can get pretty close by just throwing a soft blazer on top of a maxi!

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Dress
Remember Me Maxi Dress c/o Roe Boulevard
40% off your purchase using the code LUCKY40

Lace Top
Thrifted @ Crossroads
My Picks:

Chambray
Wearing: Madewell
My Picks: Old Navy $24  // J. Crew $78 [25% off right now using code PACKME] // ASOS $79

Blazer
Wearing: Anthropologie [Similar]

Cream heels (from third look)
Thrifted from Crossroads

Jewelry
1) Anthropologie
2) Rings & Tings // Wrenn Jewelry
3) Talbots

And lastly, because maxis has a tendency to hide the footwear, do take note of these perfect summer sandals 🙂

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I could hardly believe how comfy and cute these were! Yes, my jaw dropped. Yes, I keep raving about them. And yes, my feet are without a doubt happy.

Wedges
Yulia c/o Born Shoes

Have a spectacular Monday!

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Hidden Lake

After 24 years living in my hometown, I had no idea there was a lake down the street from my house! Isn’t that ridiculous? I am pretty ashamed of myself. But better late than never right?

This new discovery was made just in time because this week’s Thrifty Thursday theme is Nautical. Today I felt like ditching the typical blue/white deal and decided to mix in a little orange and of course my Sperry Top-Siders which happens to be pink.

Tangerine and pink? I think it’s a workable combo.

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Dress
Wearing: Thrifted
My Picks: Deb Shops $23 // Mod Cloth $63

Cardigan
Wearing: Thrifted
My Picks: Yes Style $20 // Boden $52 // Anthropologie $88

Necklaces
 Peach Simple Druzy Pendant Necklace c/o Wrenn Jewelry
 Spike Collar Necklace  of Lauren Conrad from Kohls

Shoes
Wearing: Sperry
My Picks:

Rings
Thrifted // Vintage // Flea Market

Get ready for a butt load of OOTD pictures at the lake. 🙂

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Megan // Eclecticity
Sheri // Confessions of a Refashionista
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Itty-Bitty Polka Dottie

 It’s just one of those weeks where I feel like I just have to keep running or else I will be overthrown by test papers, lesson planning, unread blog posts, unfinished card orders…oh wait, I already am. Ha. Hopefully this weekend I can take a breather.

But before that happens, I want to introduce you to Crystalie, an online boutique based in Canada. I saw the Russian Roulette Dress on their online shop and I fell in love with the shape, color, and soft polka dots. Knowing already that it was going to be too short for me, I purposely decided to go with it because I thought it would make a cute top!
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This dress was made of a heavier fabric so I wanted to make sure that my look was more SPRING than fall. What better way to do that then to pair this dress/top with white skinny jeans, a light denim jacket, and some wedges? 🙂 My next idea is to go get myself a cute skirt extender so that I can ditch the jeans.

Just so you know, in case you wanted a gauge for this dress, I am 5′ 4″ and usually a size 4/27.

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 Dress / Top
Russian Roulette Dress $40 c/o Crystalie

White Jeans
Wearing: Gap – Similar

Denim Jacket
Wearing: Thrifted (Gap)
My Picks: Gap $79 // Lulu*s $129

Wedges
Wearing: Talbots
My Picks: DebShops $27 // Dolce Vita $59

Necklace
Wearing: Anthropologie

Rings
Double Bear Head Ring // Bow Ring
c/o Rings and Tings

Bracelet
Wearing: J. Crew // Similar

Until next time…

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