Holiday Style | Easy Ways to Update The LBD

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

This post is sponsored by Macy's. All words and opinions are my own.
Fall fashion is all about the little black dress, so I'm super excited to share my outfit ideas for styling up and down two LBDs from Macy's for every holiday moment!

{outfit 1}
Lauren Ralph Lauren dress via Macy's | Report Signature "Jerrie" loafers | Tom Ford sunnies | YSL crossbody purse
{outfit 2}
Vince Camuto feathered dress via Macy's | AYR sleeveless coat | H&M fedora | Justfab ankle booties | Justfab fringed backpack

The little black dress has always been a fall and winter staple in my closet, as it's THE wardrobe piece for looking polished and chic at every occasion. Traditionally, the dress falls into nighttime attire, but I love breaking tradition to discover new ways to update the LBD to wear day and night! I've teamed up with Macy's to style two fabulous and stunning little black dresses into versatile outfits for pretty much every single moment!


The Ralph Lauren sweater dress with contrast collar is already quite a versatile dress. Impeccably constructed and made from lush and warm cable-knit fabric for maximum coziness, the contrasting collar and cuffs add a layer of chic sophistication to the dress, making it a perfect office dress. The dress hugs my body but not too tightly, subtly showing off curves without propagandizing them. Add a statement necklace, trendy pointy-toe loafers, and a casual cross-body bag, and the dress instantly goes from the office to date night.


On a particularly busy Wednesday, I wore the outfit from work straight to date night at Animal, where Chef Ethan Stowell’s Tavolata took over chefs Jon Shook and Vinny Dotolo’s restaurant in a chef swap to celebrate Delta Airlines' evolving culinary philosophy and focus on local sourcing. It was a night made in foodie heaven, as we tasted an array of dishes from the sea and land purveyed by local farms and merchants.  


Upon first glance, my Vince Camuto feathered shift dress with beading sits in the cocktail-attire holiday-party category. The drop waist and feathered hem pays homage to the flapper silhouette, while the beaded neckline ups the glam ante. This would be such an easy dress to wear to a holiday party, as it requires very little in the way of accessorizing to dress it up. But to dress it down for a day of visiting my 'round-the-corner coffee shop, running errands, lunch meeting, and showroom visits requires just a bit more imagination. Obsessed with the camel-and-black fall color palette, I dressed down my LBD with a sleeveless camel coat and floppy fedora. Fall ankle booties and a fringe backpack completed my polished boho daytime look!
Macy's is your dress destination to find the perfect dress for every occasion. www.macys.com/dressforit

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