Black Midi Dress from L.K. Bennett I have been on the hunt for the perfect LBD.  I mean, think about how often you need to find yourself needing a black dress. Whether it be an event for fun or work, a LBD is necessary. This one from L.K. Bennett has become my new favorite because I can wear it year round.


Jules Midi Dress (c/o) / Loafers (less expensive version) / Basket Bag / Sunglasses / Earrings 

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Ali Schilling in Little Black Dress

What is a LBFD, you ask? It’s a little black flare dress and it is one of my new favorites.


Black Dress (only $88!) / 50/50 Boots / Crossbody Bag / Sunglasses / Nailpolish: Geranium / Necklace / Ring

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You have heard it time and again, but there really is nothing more classic than a Little Black Dress.

In this case, a LBD that can be worn for a night out or to run errands makes for an A+ in my book. While I was in New York, I told you I popped into OTTE in Nolita. Other than the fact I wanted to move into the cozy store and make all of the goodies inside my own, I decided to focus on finding a classic piece that I could bring home with me. For some time I have been lusting over the Ellen Dress because of its unique, but oh so classic silhouette. As I was shuffling through the perfectly organized racks, I came across the one; a black xs.  It was meant to be. Let’s just say, I now want the Ellen Dress in every color and pattern.

Other than the fact that I wanted to walk out of the store in my new dress (that might have been a little embarrassing), I did wear it the very next day for my last Fashion Week shows and meeting, then again on the airplane with a crop sweater and these shoes, then again when I got back to Dallas for date night with Patrick. Other than my obsession with the Ellen Dress, other Otte Signature pieces are high on my wish list like; this amazing fur vest, the Sylvia Pebble Top, the Jackie Dress, this hat, and this sweater.

Look 1: Otte Ellen Dress (c/0) / J.Crew Silk Tie Scarf (30% off with the code STYLETREAT) / Rag and Bone Newbury Booties / Clare Vivier Flat Clutch / J.Crew Bracelets and earrings (found in store/similar) / Nails: Essie Stylenomics / Dana Rebecca Joy Necklace (c/o)

Look 2: Otte Ellen Dress (c/o) / Joie Kidmore SneakersTassel and Charm Necklace / KCCO Belt / Celine Bag / Rayban Classic Clubmasters

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images via Merritt Beck


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Karl Lagarfeld once said no one is overdressed or underdressed with a Little Black Dress.

For me, this statement is so true. I am always more confident when wearing black and this ASOS LBD is no exception. Don’t you just love when you find a dress for all occasions?  I can wear it running errands with these sandals on the weekend or pair it with some heels  and a leather jacket for a girls night out.  Honestly, its been the best $30 I ever spent (Yep, you heard me right just $30.). Here are a few of  my favorite LBD’s that are currently on sale!

Personally, I think you should put on your favorite LBD and hit the town tonight! Happy Friday!


ASOS Black Shift Dress  (on sale! I am wearing a petite) / Sam Edelman Heels (old) / Clare Viviver Flat Clutch (from Steven Alan) / Ray Ban Wayfarer Classic / Lulu Frost Leaf Necklace / Nails: Essie ‘Blanc’  Toes: Essie ‘Forget Me Nots’ 

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photography by Merritt Beck