Every once in awhile you just really need a little black dress. Maybe it’s for an unexpected date night, or an upcoming event or you just suddenly feeling like getting dressed to kill. It’s a classic for a reason – the little black dress always works. Since Valentine’s Day is coming up, I figured some of you may be looking for something to wear – and while something trendy or red or frilly is certainly fun – you’re going to get the most bang for your buck out of a LBD because you’re bound to wear it again and again. Below – my top 10 favorites all under $100.
London calling! As we speak, I’ve made it back to New York and am fighting off a cold and jet lag (no easy feat) – but also am so excited to share with you all the places we went and naturally, all the things I wore. This look is from our first night out in London and one of my favorites from the whole trip.
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We headed to Camden Town (kind of the East Village of London if you will, and where I lived when I studied abroad there for a semester) for a night out and ended up grabbing last minute tickets to London’s Jazz Cafe where they were playing a tribute to Van Morrison’s Astral Weeks album. I’ve been a huge Van Morrison fan since high school so I was hoping they’d do the album justice… and was literally blown away. So good that Adam and I still haven’t stopped talking about it. Then it was a few more drinks, a little dancing and back to our first AirBnB of the trip to collapse into jet lag. For the record I don’t recommend this big of a night for your first day adjusting to a new time zone, but I also don’t regret it one bit.
This leopard ruffle dress (under $40!) and patent booties held up through it all and hopefully helped fit in with the British girls who just always look so effortlessly cool. Also, carried my vintage YSL clutch that is one of my most prized purchases from the vintage markets in Camden Town – bought almost exactly 10 years ago. How’s that for full circle?
A lot of my wardrobe translates pretty easily from work to weekend. But sometimes, an article of clothing comes along that says – date night or bust baby. This pink, ruffled, one shoulder top does exactly that. And who am I to deny it?
Every summer, Adam and I make it a goal to enjoy as much of New York City as possible. On Saturday night, we tossed on our unofficial summer uniforms (me – stripes and neutrals, him – a fun shirt and easy denim) and kicked off the season by joining Old Navy for a MLB Mets game.
Looking for a Friday date night kind of outfit? The lace-up dress is your answer. This fall they come in every iteration (laces on sides, sleeves, front, hems..) but are all infinitely wearable and definitively alluring. For someone who typically favors a slouchy sweater or a flowy midi skirt – it’s fun to throw on something with a little more sass for a Friday night.