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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Building a Better Closet Step 3: Acquire the Basics

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So you’ve already done all your minimizing and revamping, but you’re still not quite satisfied with your wardrobe yet. Guess what, guys? It’s time to go shopping! ๐Ÿ˜€

Now before you get too excited, remember to be smart about this. Buying just any random thing you liked is what got you dissatisfied with your closet in the first place, remember? The solution is intentionally buy basic, versatile pieces that can be worn several times in a number of ways.

Here are some suggestions for essentials that you might want in your closet:

1. One little black dress
2. One white dress
3. One black blazer
4. One professional looking black skirt
5. At least one pair of professional looking pants
6. One black belt
7. One black cardigan
8. One or two plain t-shirts in white, black, and grey
9. ย Solid colored professional blouses
10. A pair of jeans in dark blue, light blue, and black
11.A denim jacket
12. A leather jacket
13. A hoodie
14. A winter coat
15. A trench coat
16. Solid colored turtlenecks
17. Black flats
18. Neutral-colored sneakers
19. Black or brown sandals
20. Fun sandals
21. Pumps in black, white, red, and nude
22. Black and nude colored tights
23. A couple/few summer dresses
24. One swimsuit
25. A medium-sized purse

That’s just an example of my ideal. It will be different for everyone.

Once you have an idea of what basic pieces you want in your closet, make a list of the top 5 things you need soon. Limit yourself to just 5 to gain some focus.

My Top 5:
1. Black skinny jeans
2. Black flats
3. A colorful cardigan
4. A pullover sweater (no hood)
5. This hat (Ok, this one isn’t necessarily a basic essential, but it’s still pretty versatile, and I know that I want it ๐Ÿ˜› )

Once you start acquiring basic, versatile pieces, you’ll start to find more and more outfit options, and getting dressed will be a breeze.

Hope these tips helped, guys. If you want to the final step in the process, make sure you follow me and check back next Thursday! – Tyler ๐Ÿ™‚

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LBD Look: Sock it to Me

one little black dress white socks and black heels
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

5 essentials for your LBD
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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Style Dare: Leg Warmers

Snow in Alabama? Everyone is confused

Snow in Alabama? Everyone is confused

Leg warmers = The 80s. Everyone knows this. BUT with temperatures this winter hitting a record low, a pair of leggings can help to keep your little ankles nice and warm while adding a unique pop of color to your outfit.

This photo is from back in 2010 when I first knit the leg warmers.

This photo is from back in 2010 when I first knit the leg warmers.

Pro Tip: No leggings? No problem. Try chopping the sleeves off of an old baggy sweater. You weren’t wearing it anyway! (Admit it)

Kitty is quite uninterested with today's fashion choice.

Kitty is quite uninterested with today’s fashion choice.

Go ahead and rock a pair of leg warmers. I dare you.

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Pssssssssssst, hey you!

Oh great, you’re still reading. This is a new blog, and I’m really interested to know what you look for in a fashion blog, or what you thought about this one. What did you think of adding captions of the photos this time. Yes? No? Maybe so? 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™‚ -Tyler

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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™‚

Let’s keep in touch.
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