Little black dress part two
I always wear the same thing... but look different every time. How? By changing just a few little things. Like this simple black dress; wearing it with pumps or sandals made it more sophisticated, but with strappy wedges, it's more relaxed.
I saw this look at Bergdorf's and thought the black dress was similar to one I already had. And the shoes in the ad reminded me of ones I have long forgotten about in my closet.
My dress is Juicy Couture, which is actually a brand I love. My biggest problem with little black dresses is that because they are so classic and easy to wear, I wear them all the time. I had a T by Alexander Wang dress that I wore constantly, and it stretched out to unrecognizable proportions.
This dress is much thicker fabric, and doesn't stretch or wear out easily (and even if it does, for this price I can definitely replace it).
Part of the reason I love the IRO dress is because the leather fabric definitely will NOT stretch out. But it's also way more expensive.
This Rebecca Taylor dress is more conservative and more office friendly, which is a great choice because it will be more useful. Also check out this ZAC by Zac Posen dress that's on sale now! Zac Posen really knows how to make dresses, so you can't go wrong with that one.
My shoes are Charles David wedges that I bought probably 10 years ago.
I love these Gianvito Rossi sandals, the stacked heel is really cool now, and they will look great with a little black dress as well as pants. I also love these Ferragamo shoes. They're lower heel, but I think they'll still work with a mini.
If you are set on wedges, check out these Rag & Bone shoes. Wedges are much easier to walk in, and you don't have to worry about any sudden changes in the terrain you're walking on.
The criss-cross straps on my shoes are still in style to this day. I love when I have a shoe in my closet for years and it's almost impossible to discern when I bought them. That's really the trick behind successful shopping.
I finished this look off with some stone cluster earrings. These are a little more fancy than what I would normally wear, so I save them for evening wear, but they add a nice touch here.
Check out these Adia Kibur studs, they're not the same as mine, but the same brand. It's a very affordable designer, but the pieces always look much more expensive. These Sam Edelman studs are similar as well, and these Lizzie Fortunato earrings are probably the ones both of these were modeled after.
That's pretty much all that was necessary to take my little black dress look into a more casual setting. I always turn to a black dress when I don't know what to wear, so I end up wearing the same thing very often. But something that is this basic will hold its' usefulness for a long time!