Last week we were going to a work event for my husband when I realized I had no dressy clothes that weren’t suited for a wedding (too formal) or a bar (too ris-kay). What I needed was a good ‘ole LBD, that was the perfect mix of dressy, professional, sophisticated with a dash of fun. Enter this flare hem midi- number.  My favorite length, covers my arms and can be worn with a million different shoes and accessories. I paired with that floral embroidered clutch (that can also be worn as a cross body and is now on SALE), a statement ring (that is under $30) and shoes that I’m pretty sure I wore to my high school prom.  All shopping links are below.


Dress // Purse and here (both on sale!) // Ring // Shoes are too old to even find anything similar …sorry



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My LBD soulmate

If you’re looking for a mini skirt to wear to your holiday party, you’re barking up the wrong blog. I’m a midi girl tried and true, thanks to legs that resemble tree trunks (pretty sure I have my dad to thank for that) and some very unsightly vericose veins (…and I know I have my kids to thank for those). With that in mind,  here’s a perfect LBD… for me! The length covers my legs perfectly and hugs my midsection, which is the best thing I have goin’ at the moment.

I’ve also been into pairing this green faux leather moto jacket that you’ve seen a zillion times with dressier outfits. It’s edgy and a little sassy. Perfect if you’re headed somewhere hip this holiday season. And if your party is more conservative?…well,  velvet and pearls for you!



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A lotta LBD’s

I was shopping with my mom recently when we came across the coolest Nicholas black mesh, tea-length dress. I tried it on. It was amazing. But then I lamented, “Where would I wear it?” Her response: “It never hurts to have a good black dress hanging in your closet. They’re timeless.” Such are the sentiments from the new exhibit at the Missouri History Museum. Called the Little Black Dress: From Mourning to Night, the exhibit traces the history of the LBD from its early roots as strictly funeral wear, to the women’s wardrobe staple it is today.


The entry to the exhibit, lined with images of St. Louis women in their little black dresses.

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