Wednesday, October 02, 2013

Chic Sightings: A Simple Black Dress, a Cardigan, and SNAZZY shoes

Our weather has been all over the place here in Chicago - highs in the 80's don't really feel like early autumn...  But a lot of women are taking this in stride by wearing their favorite black dress with a cardigan in the morning when they leave for work, and then shedding the sweater if the temperatures climb.  Cleverly chosen shoes are the key to these simple ensembles!

CardiganChinti and ParkerGrey pumps – Everybody,  teal cardigan – House of Fraser, teal-trimmed pumps – Carolinna Espinosa

Black & brown pumps – Softspots,  brown cardigan – Paul & Joe Sister, camel cardigan – BurberryCamel and black pumps – Enzo Angiolini

Grey cardigan – Massimo Alba, Floral slingback – J. Renee,  maroon cardigan – Sonia Rykiel,  pumps – Marvin K.

Dress – Stefanel  (this dress is also available in khaki,and in grey...)
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  1. I need to utilize my LBD more. Instead of waiting for the rare cocktail party invitation, I could be styling it for so many other occasions. Need to think out of the box. I am still stuck in an "outfit" mentality, not breaking up separates or using items in new and different ways.

  2. I have about three or four black dresses and wear them all the time---for most any event/occasion. No need to buy all kinds of outfits for receptions, parties, church, lectures, etc. etc. I just change the accessories. I wore a sleeveless Eileen Fisher knit dress all summer. Now, I can add a jacket/sweater and keep wearing the same dress this fall. I could use some snazzier shoes, but I can never bring myself to buy a pair of shoes just for fun. I tend to stick with my sedate heels (black) and my sedate flats (black).

  3. Why didn't I think of this???

  4. This is my go to ensemble - year round! I have several simple dresses in navy and black. I pop jackets and sweaters over them. Pretty pumps add the kick (pun intended). Jewelry adds the sparkle.

    The outfits travel well. They are appropriate for the workplace. They are easy for going out to dinner. Simple perfection!

  5. I have not owned a black dress in many, many years, but I might change my mind come the following spring. Oh, and that maroon cardigan is what I want...

  6. This would be awesome with a little gray dress or little navy dress too--for those of us who don't look so great in black!

  7. It could also work with a black blouse and skirt combo?