How To Style a Casual LBD

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Hello, loves! Today I wanted to talk about a staple item in every girl’s closet, the trusty little black dress (or LBD). The LBD makes it’s mark by being the safety net in your closet. Have an event and you don’t know what to wear? Your LBD will be right there waiting for you, like a great BFF. But just because your LBD is (most often) a safe bet, does not mean that it needs to be a boring outfit.

Yesterday was a beautiful spring day, here in California! After our morning jog, my boyfriend and I attended church and then went on a double date for brunch. It was an all around beautiful Sunday! But that morning, I found myself in one of those tricky styling situations. I wanted to be dressed up enough for church, but casual enough for a meal with friends. That’s when my LBD came to mind! I grabbed my little black dress, made from cotton, and began to style it.

The key to styling a casual look with your LBD is to embellish. A LBD is just a plain black dress, until you make it your own. So add some flare! Personally, I love anything and everything bohemian, so I added my necklace from Nigeria and some large beaded hoop earrings. Adding your favorite jewelry will really help represent your true style.

Next, I love wearing black with cognac. I think that the black really makes the cognac pop! So I threw on my favorite gladiator sandals and matched them with my purse. These two pieces, along with my jewelry and denim jacket, brightened up my outfit and made it great for Spring. I wore my denim jacket because I love to layer, and wanted to take away from how tight the dress was. Finally, I threw on my REKS Optics sunnies, and was ready to go!

So make sure to stay true to you when you’re styling your LBD casual look. The key is to feel comfy and confident!

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Cali girl

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xxo, Jennifer

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Current Obsession: Denim Skirts

Happy Monday, loves! I hope that all of those who celebrate Easter, had a wonderful holiday! This was my first holiday away from my family. Even though I missed them so much, we had a great Sunday.  My amazing boss and co-workers had Alejandro and I over for their family Easter lunch. I could not be more thankful for them. (More on my experiences at work on Thursday!)

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Lately I have been loving my denim skirt! I love that it buttons all the way up the front, and is high-rise. I bought this skirt from H&M last year, so I wanted to provide you with a few links to similar skirts. (Click on the pictures below.)

 ^ The skirt above is only $19.99!! ^

^ The skirt above is only $19.99!! ^

Thank you so much for following along! Check back in on Thursday to hear all about my new job!

xxo,

Jenn

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Uniform for the Chilly Weather

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Once the chilly weather hits New England, there is one article of clothing that I can never seem to leave my home without; a vest. I’m a complete sucker for these sleeveless wonders! People up North tend to have a higher tolerance for the cold, me included.  Put on a vest and you’re not too hot, not too cold. And best of all, instead of covering-up your outfit (like a coat normally would), vests complement your look and give it a little more depth.

My pom-pom hats are also fall and winter musts. I mean, who doesn’t love a warm hat with a dash of cuteness on top? And whether or not you believe the common perception that heat mostly leaves through our heads, I think we can all agree that wearing a hat can’t hurt.

Finally, I am so in love with these suede booties from Aldo. I seriously love them so much that I bought them twice. That’s right, I have a “brand new” pair just waiting in my closet for these ones to be too worn down (which I’m really pushing). They are so extremely comfortable, I couldn’t resist! The only thing that I regret, is not getting them in black as well.

I’ll be pushing this look until the chill turns into cold. Do you have any staple pieces at the moment? I’d love to know!

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Outfit Details

Sweater: Express. This sweater is from last winter. Find similar sweater here. // Faded Medium Wash Blue Mid Rise Jean Legging: Express. // Booties: Aldo. These booties are from last year. Find similar booties here. // Quilted Vest: Raspberry Baret (Reading, MA location). The vest is originally from J. Crew. A similar vest can be found here. // Chain Link Crossbody Bag: The Paper Store. Faux Fur Pom-Pom Beanie: The Paper Store. // My choker is actually a bracelet! Not only is it on sale, but use my promo code CUTETEACHINGS to get an even bigger discount. Glampagne Shine Double Wrap Bracelet: Boho-Betty.

Until next time,

xxo, Jennifer

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