Friday, October 2, 2009

The Little Black Dress: Day to Night

There's nothing more quintessential in the world of fashion than the Little Black Dress. It's a chic, timeless classic that can be styled in countless ways. ModCloth, a generous conference sponsor, gave each blogger the Weardrobe Dress (their take on the LBD). I love this idea because it will undoubtedly demonstrate how different the same dress can look depending on who's wearing it.

To show off the versatility of this cute little dress, I decided to do a day and a night look. For the day look, I wanted something I could wear to the office, so I knew layering was key. Because a jacket would have masked the pretty pleating detail, I opted to wear the dress over a ruffly silk blouse. A polka dot scarf, taupe booties and a simple gold chain complete this vintage-inspired ensemble.

For night, I kept it simple but added some glitz with a sequin vest, some sass with a leopard scarf and some color with hot pink studded slingbacks. I'll have to show you a close-up of these soon since you can't really see the studs.

I have to apologize for the wrinkles; these shots were taken after sitting at my desk all day, so I didn't look as fresh as I would have liked! Thank you ModCloth and Weardrobe. This was fun!

Day Look Dress: Weardrobe Dress, courtesy of ModCloth // Shirt: Rebecca Taylor, thrifted, $23 // Scarf worn as belt: Thrifted, $1 // Chain: F21, $1 // Shoes: gojane.com, $23

Night Look Vest: Vintage, thrifted, $6 // Scarf worn as belt: Thrifted, $1 // Shoes: Vintage, thrifted, $1

20 comments:

simplesophistication87 said...

great outfits! I love your bangs pulled back, looks cute!

ebony.arwen said...

very smooth transition.
both outfits are cute & quirky :)

Clare said...

I love both these looks! I'm totally lusting after those gojane shoes you're wearing in the day outfit. Oh, and your hair looks great in these pictures..so sleek!

Beth Dunn said...

Love that dress-so cute! xoxo

SC

fashfawn said...

cleverly (and stylishly!!) done xo

Kansas Couture said...

Thanks, everyone!

Clare - Beware of the shoes! While I have plenty of affordable shoes that are totally comfortable, these are sooo painful. It's because the heel is 4" or so, and there's no platform of any kind. I made the mistake of going dancing in them. Ouchhhh.

Sarah Clarke Gaudet said...

What great looks! and those shoes...

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Lions, Tigers and Fashion OH MY! said...

lovely transition and I love your hair like that!

Lexie said...

both of these look SO cute! especially the sequins on the night look!

Suzanne said...

cute, love the day shoes!

grace said...

cool pink shoes...i want

CMA said...

love the shoes in the first look, flawless!!!!
thanks for showing the versatility, love it!

-cma
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piglet said...

I really love the night look. Oh, and I love your hair pulled back like that, very pretty!

Becca Jane said...

i've enjoyed seeing the various interpretations of this dress from all of you weardrobe ladies! I really like your second look here!

Nadia Kamballa said...

Great look. Love the night look especially, the sequins jacket complete the whole look.. ^_^

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FashionAddict said...

Ooooo, I LOVE the day look. It's just so fabulous, especially with that flower belt and ankle boots. You have amazing taste, lady!

myedit said...

Both are really nice and stylish. You always think of wearing things in a completely fresh way.
And your clean ponytail is HOT!

lasdumblond said...

Both looks are really great, and your hairstyle is very pretty!

Kaylyn said...

You hair looks so cool all pulled back. I love these looks. It makes me want to pull out my LBD and make it work for my own office. Tha sequin vest is so cool!

God Made Me fuNky said...

what a fab way to transition from day to night. love the sequin vest.