Continuing with January’s Little Black Dress series on the blog today.
If you missed any of the previous LBD’s….click here, here and here.
Today’s LBD is a brand new one I picked up during the holidays when there were crazy sales and deals to be had.
LBD #3: Sheer Panel Swing Dress from CLEO
This dress fit me like a glove right off the rack!!!
It’s the perfect length, no hemming required. The arm holes required no pinning and the neckline didn’t reveal too much cleavage.
Plus, the broad straps easily allow for a regular bra to be worn – #winning 🙂
Sheer panels seemed to be pretty fashionable this holiday season. I like how it adds textural interest in a minimalist way to this all-black dress, bringing lightness and breathability to heavy fabrics in the winter.
I really want to come up with ways to take this frock outside of being just a cocktail dress. If you’ve got some ideas for how to do it – share them with me friends! 😉
How I Got The Look: LBD and jewellery set from Cleo (click here); Wine glossy pumps from BCBG; Sheer hosiery from Dollarama
Do you have a favourite Little Black Dress? Where’s it from and how to you style it? Tell me your tips and tricks by leaving a comment below.
WANNA see the other LBD’s I’ve talked about so far – click #1, #2 and #3.
We’re mid-week in our special HolidayDouble Featurecollaboration with Cassie of Style Cassentials.
What holiday series would be complete without talking about Sparkle & Shine? That’s exactly what we’re gonna focus on today. 🙂
There is A LOT of sequins in holiday wear this year. Don’t get me wrong…I love me some sequins!!! But everyone else is gonna be wearing it right now, and I would rather do something different this time around.
Knowing HOW to wear sequins can be a bit tricky. I’ve done a previous blogpost on How To Wear Sequins & Shine earlier this year, if you’re interested 😉
For this holiday look, I decided to let the sparkle and shine show in my accessories, rather an my entire frock.
I found this peplum dress last year from AdditionElle and have come up with many uses for it, like say THE South Asian Princess Leia…. click here to see what I mean 😉
There is just something about wearing crisp winter whites that really steps up the glamour of an outfit. I wanted to use the ‘sparkle and shine’ factor sparingly for this holiday look.
This amazing sliver-gold-jewelled belt was found in a lovely boutique on West Queen West called Fashion Crimes (NOTE: this shop has recently closed it’s doors and will be reopening as a bespoke boutique elsewhere in Toronto in 2015).
I matched it up with this jewelled bracelet (Aldo Accessories) and gold drop earrings (Your Big Sister’s Closet) to jazz up this holiday outfit. And lastly, I decided to keep the heels a simple nude pump (Payless), to not distract from the rest of the look.
Cassie dazzles in her boyfriend jeans, black glitter heels, ivory camisole and black sequin jacket! Loving the statement necklace too! Head over to Style Cassentials for all the details on Cassie’s holiday outfit. Or visit her Facebook page here.
And just in case….if you’ve missed a few from thespecial Holiday Double Feature? Not to fear…
Your holiday calendar is likely packed with tons of parties and get-togethers over the next couple weeks. You’re gonna need a festive frock or two for this super-social season.
Not to fear friends, me & Cassie of Style Cassentials, are gonna be giving you some inspiration when it comes to outfits, accessories and all that jazz ALL WEEK with our special Holiday Double Feature collaboration!
We’re kicking off the series talking about the classic christmas combo colours of Red and Green 🙂
When I’m feeling festive, it’s hard for me not to over do it with the reds and the greens. For holiday parties, pick one to avoid looking like a christmas ornament 🙂
This green fanny midi skirt is pretty great – so great in fact, that I even bought it in a wine red too! Click here to see that. To make it holiday and winter ready I paired it up with a simple black sweater and jazzed it up with jewellery.
The details on the neckline and arms of this black sweater were really pretty, and to draw attention to them I kept the jewellery minimal & matching in a deep red-gold combo to give my overall outfit the festive feeling I was after.
How I Got The Look: Fanny midi skirt from Tatyana Boutique; Black sweater from Reitmans; Maryjane shoes from NineWest; Purse from Danier Leather; Red cuff and necklace from Celo, Gold on red belt from Fashion Crimes
I wore this outfit (slightly modified) recently, to Your Big Sister’s Closet store’s holiday bash — since it was a mild evening I wore a simple black corp top (Forever21+, click here), my faux fur bag (Aldo, click here) and black suede booties (Nine West, click here) instead.
While I went green, Cassie did the opposite showcasing a red dress with sheer panel at the hem of the skirt, with green nail polish to add to her festive look. Her crisp white blazer can take this look to the office …and beyond! Head over to Style Cassentials for all the details on how Cassie has styled her holiday look below. Or visit her Facebook page here. 🙂
What do you think about these looks? How are you going to be rocking the festive red & green this holiday season? Tell me in the comments section…
Stay tuned tomorrow as we continue with this special HolidayDoubleFeatureCollaboration!!!!