If you knew me personally, you’d know that I’m always in a dress or skirt, regardless of the season. I especially absolutely fall head over heels for a LBD, so when I was browsing on the Boutique 1861 website and stumbled upon this dress, I knew I had to get it even though I didn’t have a specific occasion to wear it for. Paired with nude accessories, you have a classy ensemble for any occasion.
I love this outfit because it reflects my style to the tee. For a formal occasion, I can’t think of a better colour combination than black and nude. Years ago, I would have kept it very Audrey Hepburn and paired the LBD with black pumps and pearl jewelry. Now with the nude accent, it’s more of a sophisticated and modern look.
This dress. I don’t know where to start. I love the halter cut around the neck and the fact that the back mirrors the cut in the front. I’m not a huge fan of anything halter with the open back that ties behind the neck. Personally, I think it’s very 90’s and I’ve been there, worn that, and it’s off to better trends. The pleats in the cocktail length a-line skirt create a little pouf, which I love. It’s such a pretty dress that will allow you to party and dance the night away comfortably because of the straps and its length.
The shoes a adorable floral summer booties from Aldo that are incredibly comfortable. They were on sale and I just had to get them (also got them in black!). They’re suede booties that aren’t too high so I was able to walk in them all night. I didn’t break into them beforehand, and I was surprised that my feet weren’t in pain. I have wide feet so a lot of times I would need to stretch them out or wear them incrementally before being able to wear them comfortable all day long. The only thing I noticed is that my feet were sticking to the suede sole when my feet started got a little sweaty and hot.
The handbag is the final touch to any look, at least it is for me. It’s difficult to find a clutch to match every look, and since I don’t have one in every colour of the rainbow, I usually opt to using a simple black clutch. It’s not perfect, but I always tell myself it’ll do. Until I found this one! There are two things about the clutch that I absolutely love. For one, it’s a Kate Spade clutch (if you knew me you would know I’m absolutely obsessed with all things KS). For two, it’s in a neutral nude colour, so it can go with practically every outfit. It’s a convenient small purse that fits all the essentials that comes a removable shoulder strap, so you can either be hands-free and carry it on your shoulder, or tuck it under your arm without it.