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

little black dress with black and white cardigan sweater heels

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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OOTD: Pure Genius

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This is one of my favorite skirts for a casual look. Paired with a graphic tee, this is my go to. I’m so glad that spring weather is finally here and I can actually go outside without a jacket. ๐Ÿ™‚

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What I’m Wearing

Top: Peanuts
Skirt: Divided
Bag: Lulu
Shoes: Old Navy

My "genius" face
My “genius” face

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What’s your go-to spring outfit?
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P.S. ย In case anyone was wondering what I’m holding in my right hand, its a camera remote. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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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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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: It’s Black, It’s White

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When wearing a little black dress, you always run the risk of having kind of a bleak “funeral” type look if you aren’t careful with your accessories. For this LBD look, I paired black and white accessories with my dress to brighten up my look. I love how I was able to find a perfect belt and shoe match. I’ve had them both in my closet for years, but never wore them at the same time. My LBD was the first to ever bring them together ๐Ÿ™‚

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This white purse is my favorite. It was definitely the star of ย the show today because its bright color changed the whole look dramatically. Oh, and this is the first time I wore my lace gloves in public. They made me feel like a perfectly classy lady.

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What I’m wearing

Dress: City Triangles
T-shirt (underneath): Old Navy
Belt: ย As You Wish
Gloves: eBay
Purse: LULU
Tights: J.C. Penney
Shoes: George

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Hope you liked it. Happy March everyone! ๐Ÿ™‚
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By the way, if youโ€™re new to my blog and you like LBD looks like this one, make sure you check back here every Monday for a new one. You can also follow me here on WordPress or sign up for email updates (the button is on the right) so that you’ll be notified each time I make a new post. All of my social media links are in the “About Me” section, so add me as the friend there as well to get bonus photos and sneak peaks. 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