Upgrade Your LBD

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The little black dress, or LBD as it is affectionately referred to, is a staple in almost every woman’s closet. It’s versatile, classic, and you can wear it over and over again! Sometimes though, your LBD needs a little TLC in the form of an upgrade. Check out these super simple ideas to turn your LBD into a SATULBD, or Super Amazing Totally Unforgettable Little Black Dress.

Flared Dress with Beaded Trim Collar

Alice and Olivia Dress4″ Embroidered Beaded Floral Lace2″ Embroidered Pearl  Beaded Trim

This dress has a very classic shape, and will look great for any occasion. The flared skirt gives the bottom interest, but what about adding a little something to the top? Glue beaded trim to the collar of the dress for some sparkle. We love the subtlety of black trim, but a contrasting color would look great too!

Cutout Dress with Lace

Topshop Black Dress, 6″ Chantilly Floral Lace

Remember when cutout dresses were having a total moment last summer, and everyone was walking around with missing sleeves and backs and sides? If you’ve suddenly realized that your cutout dress from last season isn’t going to make the cut this time around, DIY a more modest option! Just sew lace into the inside of the dress where the cutouts are! Your dress will leave more to the imagination, while still looking super flirty!

High Collar Slim Fit Dress with Buttons

Newlook Black Dress, Metal Mask Button, Metal Fashion Button, Two Hole Metal Concave Button

This slim-fitting dress is already beautiful, but it’s pretty basic! We think the way to go is buttons. Give the dress a military vibe by putting two rows of small buttons down the front. You can also have a single line of buttons on the back of the dress for an eye-catching feature that is more discrete. As they always say, business in the front, button party in the back.

What does YOUR little black dress look like, and how do you style it to keep it fresh?

Dressing up for Halloween without really “Dressing up for Halloween”

By Dara

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When it comes to Halloween many of us enjoy dressing up and pretending to be someone we’re not for just one day.  However, there are certain years like this one, when we wonder if  a $100 costume is practical.  With the economy the way it is, some people are going the other route for Halloween. 

If you don’t feel like wearing a costume this year, then you also have the option of wearing the colors of the holiday.  The great part is that you can reuse the outfit later on for other special occasions.  You can wear an orange dress and use black ribbons as a sash.  Then top it off with black leggings and shoes.  If you really want to make it stand out, then also use unique stitch fabric glue to add some loose sequins to your leggings.  That’s all it takes to look great for a fun night out.  If you don’t want to wear an orange dress, then wear your little black dress with orange ribbon sash and orange accessories like a ribbon bow with applique headband. 

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