LBD me ASAP

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.

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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.

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

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