Two Teens And Their Mama: I Did Not Own A Little Black Dress

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

I Did Not Own A Little Black Dress

My friend invited me to a charity auction as her plus one since her husband was out of town. How fun, I thought!   Then she forwarded the information to me, and I read that the attire was evening cocktail.  Uh oh.

Confession time....I did not own a little black dress.

I'm 47 years old, a LBD is sort of a staple item for any woman's closet, AND I'm a fashion major.  Don't ask how I found myself in this situation, because honestly, I have no reasonable answer.

So off to the mall I went.  There were so many options, it was almost overwhelming.  I actually ended up buying two dresses because I couldn't decide.  



I'm really happy with this Calvin Klein dress.  An A line looks flattering on almost any body type, and I love the contrasting hem and skinny belt above my natural waist.  You can find it online at Macy's

I hope you can excuse my shoes - it was cold and rainy on the evening of the auction and I couldn't bring myself to put on strappy sandals.  Looking at the picture now, I see what a mistake that was.   Let's all close our eyes and imagine I was wearing these.




Ah, that's better.  

Now back to reality.


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46 comments:

  1. This cocktail dress looks great on you! I love the white accents and the belt! Sometimes it doesn't make sense to wear strappy sandals. The shoes you wore are cute! Hope you had a great time at the event!

    Jill
    dousedinpink.blogspot.com

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  2. Hold up...fashion major???!!! That sounds fun. I want to do that.

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    1. It was fun! Just need to apply it to my life right now :)

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  3. Woo-hoo! Don't you look pretty! Great choice.

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  4. I'm an Eileen Fisher addict, so my closet is teeming with LBDs.But I don't own a single pair of Lovely But Impractical Shoes. Nor will I ever. http://www.nytimes.com/2012/09/26/booming/26story-booming.html?ref=booming
    Love your look AND love the shoes you wore. .

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    1. Thank you! I could never wear those shoes even if I could afford them - I'd break my neck! I'll stick with what I have! Thanks for the kind compliment.

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  5. This looks really good! I'm sure it felt great, too! :)

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    1. It is actually very comfortable! Thank you.

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  6. We traveled in Southeast Asia for a month in January, including a 13 day cruise. We needed to pack light, so my "go to" dress up cruise outfit was a no wrinkle little black dress from Dress Barn that I wore with different accessories to change the look. I really think it's still true---we all need a LBD. As for the shoes----no strappy sandals. I didn't want to spend the rest of our trip in a cast or be having hip surgery in Laos.

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    1. I agree about the strappy sandals - I would break my neck! Thanks for stopping by.

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  7. Amazing dress! I love the black and white lines together - so unique and eye catching!

    Jenna from Visions of Vogue

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    1. Thank you Jennifer. The white at the waist was what sold it for me.

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  8. Nice! I like the white and taupe hemline. It makes it stand out a little from other LBDs. Nice!

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  9. Very pretty! I think the shoes you wore were fine, but with the taupe, perhaps you could wear it with taupe heels sometime too? My daughter just bought a very cute pair. She lives in Seattle -- :) :) what size do you wear? :)

    You said you bought 2 dresses Lana - hope we see the other one sometime soon!

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    1. I like the idea of taupe heels with this - it would be a whole different look. I'm a size 9. I still haven't worn the other dress, but I will definitely share it when I do!

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    2. More casual probably, but classy. Darn. Looks like you will have to buy your own taupe heels then - my daughters wouldn't fit you - -or me either for that matter! :(

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  10. Amazing dress! You look absolutely beautiful

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    1. Thank you for the nice comment Beata!

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  11. This drss is great and you look gorgeous. :)

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  12. I don't have a little black dress either! Everyone talks up the LBD so much I think my expectations are too high and I can't settle on one. This one is so pretty with the the waistline and hem detail! I love the fit!

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    1. I agree - maybe that's why it took me so long to buy one. I love the waistline too.

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  13. Welcome to the wonderful world of the LBD my dear!!! Way to go with your very 1st LBD.....I LOVE IT!!!!! Don't worry you will not have a hard time looking for other LBDs....it's so classic & so wearable!

    Rebecca
    www.redtagchiclosangeles.com

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    1. Thanks Rebecca - you're so sweet!

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  14. I LOVE that dress! Super cute!
    Hmm . . . maybe I should join the LBD club. Who knows what I'd find!

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    1. I say go for it! There are SO many choices, you're sure to find something you love!

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  15. I love your little black dress pick! I actually don't have one that I love either! Will have to work on that after seeing your cute find!! xo

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    1. Thanks so much for the nice comment. I tried on so many that day, it was a bit overwhelming!

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  16. Love the dress, and it looks great on you! I have a few LBDs but always reach for more colorful ones first ... go figure;)

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    1. I definitely prefer color too, which is probably why I didn't have a black dress in my closet when I needed one!

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  17. This one is perfect for your figure and I beleive lbd dresses are great because they give us the best figure. I only have one in black and I get compements any time I wear it.In general dresses make us women look special.

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    1. I agree - I should try to wear them more often. Thank you so much for the kind comment!

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  18. You know it's become an institution when there's an acronym for it. LBD. And everyone knows it. (But me)

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    1. Ha ha! Well, you do now. Glad I could help :)

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  19. I think the dress is beautiful! I always wear the same couple of dresses and I wonder if people notice! But I don't dress up that often so it's hard to justify buying a new dress for one occasion.

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    1. Thank you! I'm hoping to get more use out of this - might need to suggest a dinner out to my husband!

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  20. you're GORGEOUS in that dress!!! well you're gorgeous anyways but that dress looks great on you!

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    1. You are so sweet! Thank you very much for the nice compliment :) Have a great weekend!

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  21. This is a great LBD-such a pretty look on you!! Thanks so much for stopping by and commenting:)
    Marta
    www.sweatersstripesandsweets.com

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    1. Thank you Marta! I appreciate the comment.

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  22. That is a gorgeous dress and looks gorgeous on you. I pretended you wore the strappy sandals. :)

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    1. Thank you Carrie! I appreciate you pretending with me!

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