Meg: the LBD

Hey guys! This past weekend my fiancé got out of work a little early, so we spent the day together hanging out, shopping, sipping coffee, and enjoying each other’s company. On my days off I like to dress myself up a little, so I pulled one of my favorite little black dresses from my closet, paired it with some flats and hit the road.

It wasn’t until I was looking back at our photos from the day that I realized how much I was depriving my LBD of it’s creative potential! The little black dress is a blank canvas, whose simplicity deserves to be decorated. Since I was in a hurry to leave, I paired my LBD with a simple pair of bow flats and a ponytail.


While simplicity can be important at times, I did some online window shopping and found some great accessories that would given me a MUCH more put together look! It’s amazing how much of a difference adding small details can make.


Dress it down:

When this is appropriate: ALL THE TIME! It’s okay to look cute running errands 😉

What this look entails: A lovely Modcloth polka dot scarf, oversized heart sunnies found on, a skinny leather American Apparel belt, and the “View-of-the-sea” sandal (also Modcloth).

For your lips: EOS lip balm. One of my personal favorites to keep your lips soft during the day!

Dress it up:

When this is appropriate: Date night, weddings, or any dressy event.

What this look entails: Kate Spade “Gerbera Garden” necklace (splurge), the cutest little clutch I’ve ever seen on Modcloth, gorgeous maryjane heels also from Modcloth.

For your lips: Revlon’s new ‘Just Bitten Lip Balm’. The smoothest lip color you’ll ever use. Much lighter than lipstick and not sticky like gloss. Bravo, Revlon.


As you can see, you can bring so much more to your LBD by paying attention to small details. The same goes for any basic piece in your wardrobe (button up shirts, cotton tank tops, maxi dresses). Give it a try and you’ll be pleasantly surprised how cute you look and feel!


Where did you buy your favorite LBD? 

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  1. Amy @ Our Four Letter Words on June 8, 2012 at 3:09 pm

    Cute! I got my favorite little black dress at Steve & Barry’s 6 or 7 years ago. I haven’t worn it in 2 years though because of the pregnancy for #3 and then nursing 2 children at once. #2 & #3 seem to be heading towards weaning though so hopefully I can wear it again soon.

  2. Brittany on June 8, 2012 at 4:04 pm

    Meg do you have an email? This may sound weird but I have a party to go to in July and I need some fashion advice!

  3. Erica on June 8, 2012 at 4:24 pm

    Cute! Where is the dress from?

  4. Katie @ Talk Less, Say More on June 8, 2012 at 5:02 pm

    I got mine at a H&M kind of store in Paris. It’s a bit fancier version of the LBD but it’s still super cute and simple and makes me feel amazing.

  5. Katie on June 8, 2012 at 5:18 pm

    I LOVE that you put examples of accessories to dress up or dress down the LBD – I am beyond terrible at this even though it seems like it shouldn’t be that difficult to do. I haul around a million separate outfits when it would be so much easier to change up the accessories for a new look but when I try I feel like it is an epic fail. Is there any way that you could do a post showing several basic outfits and how to dress them up or down?

  6. kirsten on June 8, 2012 at 6:34 pm

    My favorite LBD was bought for about 75% off at lord and taylor. It was definitely a great buy! 🙂

  7. Life's a Bowl on June 8, 2012 at 6:40 pm

    Cute ideas! I am in desperate need of some fun, summer accessories to spruce up my wardrobe 🙂

  8. Jordan @ Bake Write Sleep on June 8, 2012 at 8:54 pm

    I agree with the more accessories part, but I actually LOVE your bow flats and would pick them over the sandals any day of the week =]

  9. Jess on June 8, 2012 at 10:03 pm

    I love black dresses! I really like your flats too! Very cute! I love to wear black dresses with coloured flats and jewellery. Great post!:)

  10. April on June 9, 2012 at 9:50 am

    Love your LBD! It has so much style for being so simple. I found my LBD at Target for $8! It is a simple shift dress that is nipped in at the waist and even has pockets. I just about squealed out loud when I found it.

  11. kari on June 9, 2012 at 5:53 pm

    HI, Meg and thank you for the ideas and makeup to try. you are so cute. i will like to try the Revlon lip balm. have a nice weekend..

  12. Grace (Graceful Eats) on June 10, 2012 at 11:28 pm

    Too cute, Meg! I know I’m guilty of the same…it’s just easier to throw on shoes and simple accessories. But I love your ideas. Looking forward to giving them a whirl!

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