Sunday, May 10, 2015

Tip #3: How to Get the Most Wear Out of Your Little Black Dress

I posted a sneak peek of this look on my instagram a few days ago and felt my mission had been accomplished when a few followers left comments stating that they loved this "dress"! Since then I been so eager to get this post up! The secret's out, ladies: This "dress" is actually a scarf with a little black dress underneath!

Printed Village Pineapple Scarf c/o Lockwood Style

Tip #3: 
Throw a vest over your L.B.D.
or even better--create a scarf vest that you can easily make into a dress by using your L.B.D. as a slip! ;D

I know right now the explanation above may sound a tad confusing, but I'm about to break it down for ya. So yeah, throw on that sequin or denim vest or that floral kimono to add a little flare and color to your L.B.D. or 
create your very own scarf vest you can potentially turn into a dress!

What you'll need:

a nice sized rectangular scarf (this particular scarf  is 75" x 37")
a skinny belt (optional for creating a dress)

 Step 1.) Fold the longest part of your scarf in half

Step 2.) Take the side that has been folded over and tie that end to the loose ends of the opposite side

Step 3.) Create a small knot

Voila! You've created your very own scarf vest!

Throw it over your little black dress and you're summer festival ready!

Free People Straw Hat (similar here), Swedish Hasbeens Peep Toe

Want to take this tip a step further? Simply add a belt around your waist, drape the dress to your liking and your L.B.D will aid as a slip to help conceal the sheerness of this particular scarf or any sheer scarf, for that matter!

Awesome right?! I hope you enjoyed this tip as much as I do! :)

Now for even more fun! The cat is out of the bag!! is undergoing a name change & a face lift within the next few months. I also have a few more surprises up my sleeve that I'll reveal as I begin to get all of my ducks in a row! I'd love to have you join me in this next, super exciting chapter! One thing I'll be incorporating that I haven't in the past is a weekly newsletter keeping you up-to-date on new posts that go up every week!

Fill out the form below to join my mailing list & you'll automatically be entered to win this super cute handmade Cut From The Same Cloth Pom Pom Crop Top featured in my last post as well as a few of my must-have summer essentials--a little care package because I love you all so much and your support means everything to me!

Winner will be chosen Sunday May 24th!

Check out some of my favorite scarves, vest & kimonos to pair with your L.B.D. below!

Special thanks to Lauren of Cut From The Same Cloth for handcrafting the gorgeous Pom Pom Crop Tops for myself & one lucky winner! 


Friday, May 8, 2015


Throwing an a-line skirt over a little black dress was simple enough, yeah? Well, this next tip is also easy like Sunday morning! Are you ladies ready for Tip #2 on how to get the most wear out of your L.B.D.? Look no further because the time is now!

Tip #2:
Pair Your LBD with a Crop Top

Throwing on a more relaxed fitting crop top over a strappy little black dress helps utilize the bottom portion of the dress as a skirt! I love how playful and versatile this style tip can be! Class it up with a pretty printed blouse and throw on some pumps or keep it super casual with a graphic tee and some slip-ons! I especially love this dress paired with an open-back crop top to show off how gorgeous the back details are.  This tip is great for us ladies who are a bit uncomfortable showing a little midriff but want to benefit from the plethora of gorgeous crop tops currently on the market! Have no fear! Your little black dress is here!

Free People Straw Hat (similar here), Pacsun Army Jacket (similar here), Swedish Hasbeens Peep Toe

With this look, I kept it nice and balanced--not too casual & not too dressy, thanks to this beautiful handmade Swiss Dot Pom Pom Crop Top from Cut From The Same Cloth that I have been coveting for a few months now & am so thrilled to call it my own! Are you loving this top as much as I do? Well, stay tuned because I've got a little secret to share with you this Sunday ;)

Check out some crop tops below that pair perfectly with my most favorite little black dress!

I honestly cannot wait to reveal Tip #3! I think you're in for a real treat!


Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Tip #1: How to Get the Most Wear Out of Your Little Black Dress

I had such a blast at Lovely Happenings first ever Lifestyle Workshop event this past Saturday giving attendees my style tips for getting the most wear out of their Little Black Dresses that I just HAD to share my top 3 tips with you guys too!

Aside from how you accessorize, which is a great way to amp up or dress down your favorite Little Black Dress, I'll be filling you in on three quick, easy & super achievable tips I use regularly to get the most out of my L.B.D.’s. Even better, these tips aren’t solely restricted to little black dresses! Try them out with other staples in your wardrobe!

Urban Outfitters Kimchi Blue Fit + Flare Dress

Tip # 1: 
Throw on an A-line Skirt

F21 Box-Pleated Rose Print Skirt

Whether your L.B.D. is simple or features really cool design elements, layering an A-line skirt over your dress is a great way to get more bang for your buck! A-line skirts with a bit of a flare are best for achieving this look! If your skirt is on the shorter side, wearing an LBD with a flouncy bottom will add dimension, length & texture to your mini, which I think is such a fun, super cute detail! Think of it this way--it's like a modern day petticoat! This specific L.B.D. has a gorgeous strappy back, which makes for a great top. Throw on a flared A-line midi skirt and show off that sexy back!

I'll be revealing tips # 2 & 3 throughout the week, so be sure to stay tuned!
There's an awesome giveaway coming your way! :)