Monday, May 7, 2012

Building Your Wardrobe: The Essentials

I apologize for missing last Monday's Building Your Wardrobe! But I am back today with the next essential for your wardrobe: the forever classic, Little Black Dress. 

image sources {clockwise}: 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 /

I pretty much think every woman alive knows that a LBD is an absolute essential, especially after seeing Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany's. A little black dress is just one of those pieces that is incredibly timeless, classic, and feminine. It has the versatility to be dressed up or dressed down. 

When accessorizing your LBD (such as #1) for a casual look, think a bold scarf in either a graphic print, such as leopard (like this), or a floral (like this) to add a more girly, relaxed touch. Pair this look with some espadrilles (like these) or loafers (like these) and you are set for brunch and shopping.

To take your LBD into night, swap out the scarf for a bold statement necklace (like this) and slip your toes into a perfectly feminine bow heel (like these) for an oh-so-perfect date night look.
Invest: 1. Theory $291.50 | 2. Carven $660 | 3. Trina Turk $180.99 (on sale!)
Save: 4. Dorothy Perkins $59 | 5. Dorothy Perkins $55 | 6. Zara $79.90


  1. I just love how you show options that are affordable mixed with some investment pieces! Got to love a little black dress! :)

  2. SO true, you can really style it down or toughen it up depending on what accessories you pair it with... I can't stop buying LBD's myself, there's always one around the corner with a new shape or special little detail that I need in my closet! :-)

    V x

  3. Love the long sleeved one, so so chic!

  4. I love a classic, structured LBD.

  5. LOVE one three and four! Great picks on a classic that you can never have too many of :)

  6. So fun - #2 is my fave!!! Great choices.

  7. Love this serise! LBDs are my fav :)
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  8. An LBD is definitely a must have!! x

  9. a girl can never have too many LBDs!!
    I love the looks that you featured, AND the dresses you personally picked!


  10. Oh Karl, you are a wise, wise man (c: And my lbd has been the best thing I ever bought!!!

  11. In loveee with #4! Love that there's a cutout in the back but in the back as well!

  12. Oooh, I love this segment! #2, please get into my closet now! xo

  13. I just Love the LBD along with the LWD! Such classics and staples. The Dorothy Perkins ones are my favs (they're cheap too which is a plus!).
    Thanks for the awesome post. :)

    P.S. Love reading your blog! It's so beautiful and inspiring.

  14. Everyone needs a really good LBD in their closet. I've been falling for the LWD too as well.

  15. Love your pics, and how cute were you at the Flea market this weekend??!

    x carlina

  16. LBD's are a MUST for every closet! I love your picks especially both of the Dorothy Perkins!


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