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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10 comments:

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

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

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

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

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    1. Sure! I can be reached at theviviennefiles@gmail.com

      I look forward to hearing from you!

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  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 buttons....do you see my dilemma??
    yours,
    esme noir

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  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.

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

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

    xoxo
    Karena
    Art by Karena
    The 2012 Artist Series

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