Little Black Dress (LBD) Lookbook

Alice + Olivia Dress  |  B by Brian Atwood Heels (in gold) (similar on sale)  |  

Tommy Hilfiger Satin Clutch  |

t+j Designs Silver Branch Crystal Hoops 

Friday night I headed out for a much needed girls night and attended a Chick Chat Little Black Dress for Success event.  Jen, one of the founders of Chick Chat in Chicago, reached out to me months ago to be involved.  So of course my friends and I joined in on their launch party and t+ j Designs also donated jewelry to their swag bags.  I love that Chick Chat is a networking women’s group that also helps non-for profit organizations.  This event helped raise money and awareness for Dress for Success.    Click on the links for more details on how you can be involved, Chick Chat has branches in Seattle, Los Angeles and Chicago.  

Regarding my black dress – I purchased it two years ago and haven’t tried it on since wearing it for a wedding.  I have a strange love and hate relationship for a black dress; it is a essential part of a wardrobe, but I hate buying them.  I typically go for sequins, color, and prints. .. .but after putting on my dress again I realized, I need to look for black dresses more often.  They are so easy to wear and accessorize.  Searching around I found these three that would be perfect additions to my wardrobe and they can be worn year around!  

Vince Sleeveless Shift Dress  | DKNY Lace Peplum Dress  |  Marchesa Notte One Shoulder Dress

The Vince dress can easily be worn day into night,  pop on some jewelry, fancy shoes and purse you can wear this for an evening out.  This dress is definitely a blank canvas, from a blazer to a sequined cardigan or trench coat and some boots – you can wear this dress with so many combinations.  

Love the classic yet flirty style of the DKNY dress; date night or a wedding it’s perfect and don’t you love how she paired with leopard shoes?

I saw this Marchesa dress and feel in love!  It’s designer but the price isn’t as bad as I thought.  

Do you love a little black dress or do you find them boring?

*My shoes – I recently got them at Nordstrom and on sale!  Super comfy and a great price – I’m sure if you ask Nordstrom – they can find you a pair as they are sold out online.  B by Brian Atwoods are a great designer shoe for less than designer prices and so far I’ve seen some cute ones on sale!  Check out these  123.  



  1. Josie
    June 25, 2012 / 6:15 am

    Your hair looks gorgeous here! And your LBD picks are too cute for words.xo

  2. chocolatefashioncoffee
    June 25, 2012 / 8:39 am

    love the dress! it has such an amazing cut!

  3. Natasha Fatah
    June 25, 2012 / 11:45 am

    You look fantastic!xoxo~Natasha Fatah~~Natasha Fatah~

  4. TaraMixandMatch
    June 25, 2012 / 11:52 am

    I seriously lack black dresses! Seeing you in this makes me want to go shopping for one right now!

  5. Supal
    June 25, 2012 / 11:58 am

    I have so many LBDs, it's overwhelming. This one is beautiful though! Love the cut!

  6. still being [molly]
    June 25, 2012 / 11:59 am

    you are STUNNING! i love this look! 🙂 still being [molly]

  7. Annie
    June 25, 2012 / 1:24 pm

    Love the asymmetry of that dress – you look gorgeous!AnnieThe Other Side of Gray

  8. Outside Looking In
    June 25, 2012 / 1:50 pm

    Love the dress and the shoes are perfect with it! You look chic and elegant!

  9. Schnelle
    June 25, 2012 / 1:58 pm

    Beautiful- I love all of the beadwork.

  10. Baby Shopaholic
    June 25, 2012 / 2:15 pm

    WERK! Those shoes and that dress! Alice + Olivia make the cutest party dresses.

  11. Rachel Lynne
    June 25, 2012 / 3:20 pm

    You look so FAB in that dress!!!!!! P.S. I bought some bracelets from your store for my older sister's birthday on July 3rd, can't wait to give them to her! They are so lovely!xoxo,RachelRachel’s Lookbook

  12. Trinnah
    June 25, 2012 / 3:45 pm

    Gorgeous shoes! I absolutely love them. So on trend!Love the black dress on you, too. Great embellishments. You look absolutely amazing!

  13. Kim (A Very Sweet Blog)
    June 25, 2012 / 4:01 pm

    What an amazing group Jen! Glad you connected! I love the beading on that dress. So gorgeous and the heels are perfect!

  14. LC
    June 25, 2012 / 4:15 pm

    this is my new favorite on you! those shoes are so fab on you, i did try them on after you said i would like them, but they look so much better on you! and omggggg your legs are stunning! you have got to tell me your secret!

  15. JustPatience
    June 25, 2012 / 4:47 pm

    Love the LBD and the shoes. Your hair looks amazing!

  16. ATM
    June 25, 2012 / 7:03 pm

    Oh my gosh I am in love with this! It is so classic but with a gorgeous twist!

  17. Laura
    June 25, 2012 / 7:25 pm

    You look great! Your hair is stunning :)Laura xo

  18. Anastasia from Natbeesfashion
    June 25, 2012 / 9:09 pm

    Great dress and I love your shoes :)xo

  19. alison*elle
    June 25, 2012 / 10:38 pm

    Your little black dress looks great on you, Jen! The sequins and asymmetrical hemline make it that much more special :)xo, alison*elle

  20. Jessica @ Littlemiss312
    June 26, 2012 / 1:57 am

    Love a good LBD. You're right, it might not be the trendiest, newest thing, but it is always classy and elegant. This looks fab on you and those shoes are ah-maze-ing!

  21. Johanna
    June 26, 2012 / 2:11 am

    That Marchesa dress is divine. I love it. Classic!

  22. Alexia
    June 26, 2012 / 3:14 am

    Your hair is beautiful, and so are the details on your dress!

  23. Abbey Brandon
    June 27, 2012 / 12:31 am

    You look so pretty!xo, Abbey

  24. Jessica @ Here(and)Now
    June 27, 2012 / 1:53 am

    fabulous example of why every woman should have a LBD, you are simply gorgeous!xx Here&Now

  25. Aria
    June 27, 2012 / 3:57 am

    I don't have many black dresses. I have black hair so if I leave it down sometimes it's too much black. I love that yours has the embellishments though. It makes a LBD more exciting. I also love the Marchesa one.AriaDeliver Me Diamonds

  26. nail art
    July 1, 2012 / 3:23 am

    Love the asymmetry of that dress – you look gorgeous!

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