Purse: Chanel M/L Lambskin Purse Replica – gifted from uncle (similar)
Challenge: “The Little Black Dress”
A little black dress (LBD) is essential in every woman’s wardrobe. It’s always great for back-up if you run out of outfit ideas for a night out. Adding a pop of colour to your LBD will change up its look and make your dress a little less boring.
For this challenge, add a pop of colour (or two) to your little black dress to change up the look. You could add anything from an accessory to a blazer, or even nail polish!
If you know me, you know I love colorful outfits (I started the Color Brigade for a reason!). That’s why when I read the month’s petite fashion challenge as wearing an all-black dress, I kinda freaked. SO. MUCH. BLACK! Figuring out an outfit that was to my liking was definitely going to be a challenge for me. 🙂
I found this little black dress on clearance at Express a couple years ago and, for less than $20, I figured it was a good buy since it was something that I could wear to work and not feel like I was overdressed (the modest knee-length hem and elbow-length sleeves are key). But, in order to not look like I was going to a funeral, I had to jazz it up with a few fun pieces.
I used a fun multi-colored scarf and used it as a belt to add a little bit of visual interest to the all-black dress. Not only does it add a good dose of color but it also cinches in the waist and gives the dress some shape. I then took advantage of the blue-ish colors of the scarf and added a chunky turquoise necklace. In general, I try not to layer necklaces onto cowl neck tops, but the shape of this necklace actually closely matched that of the cowl neck so it kinda worked in this case!
Some fun-colored shoes finish off the outfit. While my new Menbur sequin shoes would have been perfect, they would’ve been too much for the office. So I chose the next best thing: some silver Mary Janes.
Oh, and the hair? I totally learned this half-bun / donut technique from Angga. 🙂
Don’t forget to head on over to Jessy’s blog to check out the rest of the PFC #7 entries!
P.S. In case you missed it:
- Color Brigade Vol 16 – Check ’em out!! And have you entered yet? 😉