Saturday, March 24, 2012

A Black Dress: From Conference Room to Cocktails

I did a "conference to cocktails" post over at Tish's last week, and quite a few people asked me to replicate the project with a neutral-colored dress.

A very near version of this LBD is in my closet already, so this was a lot of fun to put together!

Any other requests?  Pants?  A suit?  Let me know...

how to wear a black dress from day to evening
Blazer – Armani Jeans, Dress – DKNY, pumps – John Lewis 

how to accessorize a black dress for evening wear
Bracelets – 1928, Red scarf – Yves Saint Laurent, red ballet flats – Repetto, black & white beaded scarf – 
Kate Spade, black wristlet – Stella & Dot, black diamond & pearl earrings – Astley Clarke, 
slingback shoes – Robert Clergerie

how to accessorize a black dress for evening wear
Black & white cardigan – L’Wren Scott, black diamond stud earrings – Lord & Taylor, 
black & white kitten heel pumps – Jimmy Choo, purple earrings – Kenneth Cole, black suede sandals – Valentino, 
violet beaded cardigan – East Beaded, clutch – Salvatore Ferragamo

how to accessorize a black dress for evening wear
Beige piped blazer – Mango, earrings – Miguel Ases, taupe & black kitten heel sling-backs 
Giambattista Valli, black kitten heel sling-backs – Michael Kors, indigo cross-body bag – Marc by Marc Jacobs,
 black, silver & blue plaid jacketTheyskens, indigo beaded bracelet – 2028

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  1. These are great! I love what you do and look forward to getting ideas from you. Great job.

  2. Lovely options...
    It's such fun to see your creative genius at work.

  3. Fabulous title and love the options you came up with!

  4. Is there an email address where you can be contacted with suggestions for future blog entries?

    1. Sure! I can be reached at

      I look forward to hearing from you!

  5. your posts have been great! somehow i have found that it's much harder than it might seem to find a great blazer to go with an lbd or lots of other things. in fact, i have not managed to find one. i still have some lovely blazers from the '90's but the shoulders are way too big! any recommendations re where to find a nice classic (black) blazer? not "shrunken", not peplum, not with really narrow sleeves, no giant gold you see my dilemma??
    esme noir

  6. I especially like the way your wardrobe suggestion strategies always include at least a couple with what look like comfortable shoes. Coordinating outfits for dress occasions and for travel with shoes that I think I can actually stand for hours in or walk blocks in is always for me the hardest part. I thought the funky red Converse sneakers in your recent airport post were genuius.

    1. ...That's genius, or more properly, ingenious. :)

  7. Gorgeous options on making the LBD elegant for evening!

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