Closet Staples: Classy Black Dress

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A must have item in any woman’s wardrobe is a classy black dress. I’m sure most of us already have the LBD (little black dress) but that is usually more in reference to a going out or “party” dress. This black dress is more of a step up, a piece you can wear during the day or on a night out. In my opinion, a classy black dress should preferably hit at least to your knees, while still maintaining a feminine silhouette. This super soft bell sleeve dress is the perfect classy black dress for fall and winter. It is long sleeve and comes about to the knees but still shows off the low neckline, waist and feminine bell sleeves.…

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Styling- Black in (late) Summer

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“Women who wear black lead colorful lives.” Wearing my new favorite hat with a vintage gold embroidered trim to add a bit of color to my all black look. I decided to pair the gold detailing on my hat with the chain on my bag and the frames on my sunnies. You will be seeing a lot more all black outfits from me this fall season as it’s basically half my wardrobe. I also had to throw on my thin velvet choker from Regal Rose, this piece is perfect for everyday looks as it’s not as thick and “statement” as the one I featured in my previous look.…

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How To Wear: Chokers

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You’ve probably noticed the choker trend coming in full force for fall. It seems as though every look I see lately has a choker (or several) incorporated into it. Although they have mostly been seen as a fall/winter piece in the past, it’s actually pretty easy to rock a choker with a variety of styles. I have seen them worn with heavier jackets/winter looks to simple summer tank tops and floral dresses. My personal favorite way to style a choker is with a low V-cut neckline. So I decided to pair my favorite thick black velvet choker from Regal Rose with my favorite red dress with velvet floral detailing.…

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GirlBoss Looks: Blazers

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It was the beautiful mademoiselle Coco Chanel who said, “Dress shabbily and they remember the dress; dress impeccably and they remember the woman.” which is still one of my favorite quotes. When you dress/feel confident they will remember you. A high quality blazer and “professional” attire go hand and hand in this situation, for this is often when people will not feel their most presentable. I fell in love with this Michael Kors blazer from Fevrie, where they have some great designer brands. I have featured items from them before on my blog, here. The design that the gem/studs create on this blazer is giving me a very Elvis/Bowie vibe for some reason, especially on the back how they all line up down the middle.…

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Closet Staples: Lace Dresses

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A little lace dress is the perfect summer day to night outfit. It’s a very versatile piece that you can throw on quickly for the day and can easily transition into the evening. You can grab pretty much any dress if your in a bit of a rush and still want to look put together. This is why they are the most packed/worn summer travel item as well. The first thing that I loved about this dress is the big cut out detail on the chest. I like that it shows some skin and adds a bit of a feminine touch to an otherwise dark look.…

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