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The LBD: Take it From Day to Night!

Saturday, November 22, 2014




t's Christmas/holiday party season for most of us and that means we need to look nice. What gets more mileage during this time than the perfect LBD (little black dress)? Nothing. Some may say, black is boring, it's not festive, I want colour or I want pattern but there are many ways to make that boring black sheath look fresh and festive again and again.

I have done a day and night look using the same simple but beautiful LBD from DailyLook.com (click the link to see their collection of the hottest LBD's out there). A simple dress can always be transformed, the devil is in the details, it's all about putting together a look, using the right shoe, bag and accessories will make your look feel fresh every time. 

Don't be afraid to try something different, to stretch slightly outside your comfort zone. Maybe instead of wearing the same pair of ballerina flats, this time try some shiny oxfords. It doesn't have to be a major departure from your regular wardrobe but even subtle differences such as changing up the accessories, can make a big impact.

Here's my day look:

DailyLook LBD Day Look




Here's my night look:

DailyLook LBD Night Look




Let me know what you think! I'd love to hear from you on your favourite way to style a LBD. :)

Sincerely 

Erin

November Challenge: Take Bridesmaid From Wedding to Weekend

Saturday, November 1, 2014





Recently I have been sluggish with my blogging, I'll be the first to admit it, luckily last week a fellow blogger has issued me a style challenge and I have graciously accepted. Being a bride-to-be, I am always looking for new dress websites to browse for that perfect dress, not only for myself but also for my bridesmaids, so when I was asked by Weddington Way to do their style challenge I thought, perfect, I can look for bridesmaids dress ideas AND come up with some great looks using the dress I like the most!

How many people do you know that have a story about a horrible bridesmaid dress, on that they had to spend a fortune on and will never wear again? I can honestly say that I am not one of those people because I've only been a bridesmaid once and the dress is nice and I can totally re-wear but I  have heard enough stories from other people to know that it's a problem. This website has a great selection of beautiful dresses that you may not even recognize a a typical "bridesmaid" dress but really all you need is for three of your closest friends to be wearing the same thing and you have yourself a bridal party. See their most current collection here!



I have taken my favourite dress (the D494 by Alfred Sung, $129) in the color Paradise (this dress comes in 34 colors!) and styled it for the wedding day, then I have taken the same dress and styled it for a weekend night out. A bridesmaid dress should be reusable not disposable, you want to get your monies worth and get some go wear out of it so choose wisely (brides this is for you!)

Wedding Day Glamour



Badgley Mischka platform pumps
275 CAD - lastcall.com

Gerard Darel animal print purse
550 CAD - forzieri.com

David Yurman gold bracelet
6,165 CAD - davidyurman.com

Stud earrings
2,355 CAD - grazielagems.com

Irene Neuwirth moonstone ring
1,760 CAD - farfetch.com

Alice Hannah holiday scarve
56 CAD - modcloth.com

Kohl makeup
3.81 CAD - salonsdirect.com

Chanel fragrance
225 CAD - nordstrom.com

NARS Cosmetics nail polish
22 CAD - narscosmetics.com




Wedding to Weekend - Re-Wear a Bridesmaid Dress!



Forever New pu jacket
130 CAD - forevernew.com.au

Black pantyhose
29 CAD - youheshe.com


MARC BY MARC JACOBS blue crossbody purse
400 CAD - selfridges.com

Atelier Swarovski black velvet jewelry
880 CAD - farfetch.com

Pear shape ring
435 CAD - grazielagems.com

Oasis black earrings
22 CAD - oasis-stores.com

Hermès enamel bracelet
luxcloset.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com

Guerlain dark eye makeup
71 CAD - neimanmarcus.com

Beauty product
58 CAD - thebay.com

Glaze nail polish
20 CAD - marcjacobs.com

Glaze nail polish
20 CAD - marcjacobs.com



Let me know what you think and if you would like to issue a fashion challenge to me please feel free to let me know in the comments below or by email!

Sincerely


Erin