Sep 15, 2015

Being Trendy + A Little Black Dress

Hi lovely people, I hope you all are doing wonderful on such a beautiful day. I have been loving this weather lately. This is the time of year we all begin transitioning our day to day outfits by adding fall-like or fall appropriate pieces. For example, we may add a cute ankle bootie to an outfit or a cardigan. All these changes are for a purpose. The most obvious purpose is to keep ourselves warm as the weather is cooler and chillier in the mornings. Another purpose is to be "on trend". Now for those who aren't into fashion, no worries. You still want to stay warm as this transition into fall takes place so you can still relate to the discussion. 

Now I am not a stickler for trends that much, I know that is hard to believe, but it is very true. I hate having to buy new clothes each season because a magazine has put out there that fringe is the next big thing for fall. Don't freak out, if you don't have any fringe in your closet that does not mean you have to run out and get every piece of clothing you can find with fringe. If you do that, you will be disappointed next season because it could be in one day and out the next (not really but you get the point). So with all that being said, I styled a great staple item in my wardrobe to shed some light on "being trendy". The key to being trendy is how you manipulate your staple items to completely alter their appearance. 

So lets get right to it! Today, we are manipulating my staple little black dress. I have many little black dresses as I feel they all have their own purpose in my wardrobe but this one in particular is multipurpose. It is very lady like and flows well which automatically caught my eye. The A-line shape is very flattering on all body types so it was a great fashion find. For the purpose of work today, I decided to style the dress in a more professional way. The added blazer was the perfect touch of professionalism. It falls in an ideal spot to alleviate my dress riding up as I walk. The ankle booties were a must as the weather this morning was a little brisk. I did not want to wear any pumps or stilettos because it would throw off the edgy feel. The simple accessories are always my go to for work because it brings a more conservative aspect to the entire look. As you all can see, I am not wearing my signature red lip today but if I was headed out for the night I would have definitely made that switch! To keep the look muted and professional I added a nude glossy lip. 


Dress- Zara TRF Collection for $29.90
Blazer- Forever 21 on sale for $8.99
Shoes- Dolce Vita found at Nordstrom Rack for around $25
Watch- Anne Klein found at Marshalls, received as a gift
Lipgloss- Cremesheen Glass in color "Boybait" by MAC

This take on the little black dress is a perfect way to see how far your staple items can go before going out and spending more money! 

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