Tuesday, October 20, 2015

That Perfect Little Black Dress: ootd

    Date night was coming up, and since it only happens about once every two or three years, I wanted to have something special.  I went in search of that perfect little black dress.  When I saw this little number by Lavish Alice, I'll admit I wasn't instantly drawn to it.  The reviews on ModCloth were somewhat mixed and the grommets and lace up sides felt a little like a throw-back to my high school goth days (everyone's had a goth phase, right?)  But, I really loved the way one of the contributors wore the dress.  It looked classy and elegant on her.  Now that my angst-ridden teenage years are long gone, and I have fully embraced colors, I find that I have a noir-deficieny in my closet.  So, lately I have been on the lookout for that perfect LBD, and when this dress came around again, I took notice. 
    It was originally $79.99 and eventually on sale for $47.99, but even at 40% off it was more than I wanted to spend on a dress I hadn't made up my mind about.
    Recently I started seeing them listed on Ebay and when one popped up in new condition, I took a closer look at it.  I messaged the seller and found that she was willing to come down a little on the price, so for $35 this little black beauty became mine.  
    The dress is two sizes larger than what I normally wear, but since most of the reviewers said it was way too tight, I figured buying bigger would be the right way to go.
    Even with a larger size, I had to wiggle into this dress and loosen it the sides.  Definitely put it on before you do your hair or all that time with the curling iron and the hair spray will be for nothing.
    Not to worry, a slightly messy up do goes great with this dress, and if you're looking for a unique and stand out LBD, I highly recommend this one.

Shop the Look:
Lavish Alice Dress
Qupid Heels
Marie Claire Purse
Earrings are handmade, but these cute coral roses by PeachTreeLane are really similar.

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