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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xxo, Jennifer

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Classic Look: Denim & White

Classic looks. They’re timeless, great for various occasions, and look good on every body type. Because everyone styles a classic look differently. They add a twist to the outfit, and make it reflect their own personal style. These reasons are what keep us coming back to our favorite signature looks, time and time again.

One of my signature looks has to be denim with white. No matter what the season, I always find myself coming back to this clean look. But I especially love dressing in white and denim during the summer time. It’s fresh, its bright, and it’s fun! When you wear white, there are a million ways you can style your outfit with accessories! It’s just like wearing black, but a little more cheerful. That is why I knew I had to bring along my distressed denim shorts and fringed poncho to Vermont this past weekend.

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OUTFIT DETAILS

White Fringe Poncho: The Paper Store. This poncho is from their spring collection. It may still be sold in various store, however, it is no longer sold online. Other white ponchos from The Paper Store that I love are here, here, and here. Bead Tassel Necklace: The Paper Store. Again, this necklace is from their spring collection. It may still be sold in various store, however, it is no longer sold online. Similar necklaces from The Paper Store that I like are here and hereEros Arrow Wrap: Alex and Ani (gifted from The Paper Store). My other bracelet was bought from a vintage store. Noney Espadrille Sneakers: Nine West. THESE SNEAKERS ARE CURRENTLY ON SALE! Distressed Denim Shorts: Express. These shorts are from last summer. Similar shorts from Express are hereTHESE SHORTS ARE CURRENTLY ON SALE!

Happy Hump Day, loves! Thank you for reading, and I hope you have a great rest of the week!

xxo, Jennifer

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Happy First Day of Spring!

 Happy First Day of Spring, everyone! If you live in New England, then you might have begun this new season by bundling up. Boston had an unusually mild winter this year, with warm temps and little amounts of snow. Now, just as we were in the home stretch, we are expecting a Nor’easter (a storm or wind blowing from the northeast).
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While my boyfriend traveled this past week, my GSD and I packed up and left the city to spend time with my family in my small hometown, North Reading. We had a blast spending quality time with one another. However, after arriving home late last night, the three of us wanted to relax today. I kept it casual and was (secretly) a little excited that I did not have to pack up my scarves just yet.
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Outfit Details: Black Grey Plaid Tassel Classical Scarve: Shein. THIS SCARF IS CURRENTLY 39% OFF! Black And White Stripe Shirt: Forever21. Similar Forever21 striped shirt: Nautical Stripe Oversized Top. Green Mossimo Jogger Pants: Target. Similar pants: Drawstring Jogger Pants – MossimoClassic Lokai Bracelet: The Paper Store. Classic Lifestyle Sneakers: New Balance. Similar New Balance sneakers: 574 Premium Cruisin574 Weekend Expedition, and 574 Winter Harbor.
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