Striped Cardi Party

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One great thing about wearing a versatile piece like a little black dress is that you can easily improvise new looks without even trying. I’ve had this cardigan for years and NEVER thought of pairing it with a dress. I’ve always worn it with a t-shirt and jeans. I guess sometimes we limit the roles for certain items in our closets, but if you want to maximize the potential (why am I starting to sound like a finance seminar? lol) of your wardrobe, you’ve gotta think outside the box and wear your clothes differently!

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What I’m Wearing

Dress with belt: ย City Triangle
Sweater: Wet Seal
Shoes: Mossimo
Purse: Lulu

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Have you ever found a new use for an old clothing item and loved it?
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If you want to see more ways that I wear this very same little black dress, click here. Also make sure you check back next Monday for a new one ๐Ÿ™‚ Have a great Monday! -Tyler

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What’s in My Bag? How I Keep My Bag Junk Free

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I love reading “What’s In My Bag?” posts! They’re such a great way to get to know someone ๐Ÿ™‚

I used to have a really messy purse and was always losing things in it, but a few months ago I purchased a nice little organizer and everything stays pretty neat and clean now. Anyway, let’s get started. This is my bag:

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This is what my bag looks when you peek inside:

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Pretty clean, huh? Here’s what’s inside:

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Most of the items in my purse are kept inside my Grid Itย organizer. Here I have:
1. Some uni-ball pens
2. Altoids
3. Lotion
4. Aleve
5. Scissorsย (I always seem to need them for some reason.)
6. Glasses cleaner
7. Pocket knife
8. hand sanitizer

Anything that doesn’t fit in the organizer goes behind it

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1. A little notebook for doodling and ideas
2. A bottle of water. I always have a little bottle, even when I’m carrying just a clutch. The one I have now is a mini Fiji water bottle.
3. Here’s a little trick I learned. I use an empty vitamin bottle as a purse trash can to hold any gum wrappers, bits of paper, etc.

I’ve also got a few skin and hygiene products

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1. Deodorantย (I know this one is for men, but it’s hard to find one that’s aluminum-free!)
2. EOS Lip Balm ย (my favorite lip balm! ๐Ÿ™‚ )
3. A little compact mirror
4. One emergency feminine napkin
5. Yes To Cucumber face wipes. Not so much for my face, but for situations when I have sticky food on my fingers.

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My wallet is a little phone case that hold a couple of credit cards and has a zipper when you can hold cash. If I’m just running somewhere and back really quickly, I leave my purse and take just this with my phone in it.

So here are my quick tips for keeping your purse neat and clean:
1.) Use an organizer
2.) Use an old pill bottle as a purse trash can
3.) Periodically check for strays. Any items in my bag that aren’t in my purse organizer stick out like a sore thumb, so items that don’t belong get removed quickly.

What’s your best tip for an organized purse? Comment and let me know ๐Ÿ™‚
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LBD Look: Sock it to Me

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I admit it. I’m already starting to run out of ideas! This is the fifth LBD look, I’ve put together for this blog and I’ve already done a lot of my favorites. ( One of my friends at church even asked if I only wear black dresses now :P) We know what that means:

Time to get creative.

One trend I’ve seen on a lot of the fashion blogs is the socks + heels look that I’ve always wanted to try, so I figured there’s no time like the present ๐Ÿ™‚

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Adding a white sweater as well gave it kind of a school girl look, but it worked for me.


What I’m Wearing

Dress with belt: City Triangle
Sweater: Worthington
Socks: DKNY
Shoes: Monet

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What do you think? Are you a fan of the look? Leave me a comment and let me know ๐Ÿ™‚

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If you liked this little black dress you can click here to see more, and make sure you follow my blog or sign up for email updates so you’ll be notified every time I make a post. I do new LBD looks every Monday. It gets more challenging and more fun every week! I look forward to reading your comments. Have a happy Monday everyone! – Tyler ๐Ÿ™‚

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5 Essential Accessories for your LBD

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Here’s a list of 5 things you must (well, you know, like… if you want…)ย have on hand for your little black dress!
1. Red Pumps

red peep-toe heels little black dressRed pumps can take your little black dress from 0 to 60 in an instant with a bright pop of cheery red.

2. Sheer Tights

Sheer tights will ensure that you legs look smooth and sleek in your equally smooth and sleek LBD.

3. A Great Purse

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On days when you don’t have time to put much thought into your LBD look, make sure you grab a nice purse! If you can find a bag nice enough, it make everything else you’re wearing look that much better.

4. The Right Belt

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Even if the rest of your outfit is perfect, adding the wrong belt can throw the whole look off. Make sure you take your time and pick out a belt that compliments both the dress and your figure while tying the outfit together.

5. Great Hair
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Honestly, sometimes great hair = confidence. And confidence is the best accessory you could ever wear with a little black dress ๐Ÿ™‚

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Hope you found these tips helpful. ๐Ÿ™‚ -Tyler

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LBD Look: Red Velvet

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So my red pumps make yet another appearance. Too soon? Nah. ๐Ÿ˜›

I find that one of the easiest ways to accessorize a black dress is to throw in a pop or two of red. It has to been done subtly though. You don’t want to overdo it.

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I also took the liberty of layering a plain black tee underneath by LBD to give it a sleeved look. Can you tell? ๐Ÿ™‚

The dress is actually sleeveless with a deep V-shape in the back. Adding the t-shirt gives me just the amount of added modesty that I want.

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What I’m wearing

Dress and belt: City Triangle

T-shirt (underneath): Gap

Purse: Liz Claiborne

Tights: J.C. Penney

Shoes: Qupid

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What’s your favorite red accessory right now?
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By the way, if you’re new to my blog and you like LBD looks, make sure you check back here for a new one every Monday evening. If you’re a morning person, check on Tuesday mornings ๐Ÿ™‚ -Tyler

LBD Look: The Cable-Knit Sweater

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It was extremely cold this Sabbath. So cold that extreme measures and layers had to be taken to ensure my warmth. I had a totally different outfit in mind that morning, but once I found out what the temperature was (28 degrees Fahrenheit when I woke up, 36 when these photos were taken) I changed everything and started over. I actually believe in comfort over fashion, and I believe you can have both simultaneously. Plus, I like keeping all of my extremities.

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Let me explain just how cold it was. It was so cold, that I went through all of my tights and decided that none of them were warm enough. I actually wore a pair of leggings with my dress and slid a pair of black socks underneath to make them look like tights. Nobody noticed. And if they did, I wouldn’t care.

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I layered this warm cabled sweater over my little black dress to keep me warm and toasty. Would you believe that I got this sweater for just $2? Apparently even though temperatures are hovering around the low 30s, stores are flushing out their winter items right now to make room for their spring collections. Silly stores and their schedules.

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What I’m wearing

Dress and belt: City Triangle
Sweater: J.C. Penney
Leggings: Poof
Shoes: Mossimo

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What’s your best tip for staying warm without sacrificing fashion?

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Pleeeeeease leave me a comment. I love comments ๐Ÿ™‚ Just click that little comment bubble next to the post title. You don’t even need to enter your email address. Just send me a quick comment, and I’ll approve it to be published ๐Ÿ™‚ Stay toasty, friends.

Meet my Little Black Dress

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The idea for this blog came after I bought this dress from J.C. Penney. I bought it for $25 with a gift card I got for Christmas from my cousin. I’ve recently finished college and am preparing to begin my teaching career, so currently I don’t have much money. I’ve also been weeding out all of the clothes that I own that I hate, so much closet is looking a little thin right now. But that doesn’t mean I can’t still have fun with my wardrobe, right?

My philosophy when it comes to fashion is life is too short to wear clothes you don’t like.ย I keep what I like, and donate the rest.

A lot of people think that if you’re into fashion you need to constantly be out shopping and spending money, on a never-ending quest for newest, latest thing. I disagree. I think all you need are a few key pieces that you like and few accessories to go with them. There should be a point where you’re actually satisfied with the clothes that you own and it shouldn’t take too much money to get there.

I’m starting this blog because I’m on a journey to create as many looks as possible with this little black dress and I want to share them with you.

So, let’s meet this dress!

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Dress with belt: City Triangle

Purse: Lulu

Tights: George

Shoes: Mossimo

The dress comes with its own little bow belt, which I find to be adorable and just perfect for it. I also love the fullness of the skirt. It has just enough fabric that it gives the dress a very girly feel and make me want to twirl around. I’m wearing it here with my favorite pair of shoes and one of my favorite bags as well.

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Pssssssssssst, hey you!

Oh great, you’re still reading. This is my first blog post, and I’m really interested to know what you look for in a fashion blog, or what you thought about this one. The feedback would be reeally helpful and I’d appreciate it if you would take a moment to leave a short comment for me. Thanks in advance! ๐Ÿ™‚

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