Do You Have a Perfect LBD? Great Picks Here!

The classic LBD.  Every woman has their favorite.  A go-to dress that is timeless.  It doesn’t follow a trend so therefore it will serve you well for many years to come.

I added a tuxedo jacket over mine because it was cool and breezy yesterday and it’s what I wore to church.

Lucky booties add a modern edge to the outfit and pearls complete the outfit.

    Karen Kane (exact)

Preston & York

           New Direction


  Lucky Brand


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You CAN Wear Black To A Wedding…Or A Tea Party!


The old rule of no black dresses at a wedding is outdated and certainly not followed anymore.  Black is a chic and classy choice, especially for an evening wedding.

I began searching for a black dress not for a wedding but for a British Tea Party. My eighth graders and I planned a celebration in honor of the royal wedding this past Spring.

Here I am wearing my fascinator, posing with props and enjoying my English tea and biscuit! We had a blast!


I was pleasantly surprised to find the dress I wanted online at Dress Barn.  It was priced less than $50 (can’t remember exact $$), and when it arrived I was thrilled with the quality.  They still have the dress in plus sizes.

I’m not being compensated for this but if you need a black dress for any occasion, look there.  Many beautiful choices and most on sale! Here is the link for black dress page.

The ruched hem makes this dress.  I feel so fancy when I wear it!

My favorite ankle strap heels had to be taken out of the car for these pictures because they are due for a trip to the shoe shop.  I have worn the heels tips off!

I actually got the heel stuck in between the porch planks while shooting these pics.

I bought them years ago but I linked similar options. These are very comfortable, I wear them often to school.  I think it’s because of the ankle strap.

DSW options:

It’s as easy as pie to make this dessert. Easier actually. Peach Dumpling recipe here.

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Black Dress | Denim Jacket

DAY 2 of Womens’ Work Wear and styling more wardrobe staples today.  Before we talk about the iconic Little Black Dress; let’s just say…every woman needs a piece that can be worn as many ways as this denim jacket can.

I had a Gap favorite for years and it turned out it was my daughter’s! She reclaimed it and I was on the hunt for a replacement.  Found this Jessica Simpson brand a couple of years ago. This one at Macy’s is 25% off!

I pretty much wear it at some point during every season of the year.  A denim jacket will probably be in style forever, so it’s worth it to invest in a quality brand.

The Little Black Dress is a basic piece everyone needs. I have waaayyy too many black dresses but I wear each and every one so that makes it okay, right? This one is so old and has held up very well.  It’s from Forever21 so I know I didn’t pay a lot for it.  So many pretty options at Nordstrom.  I’m also linking cute Target dresses.

Shoes are Style Charles from JCP and very comfy because of the support straps across the foot. They are now on sale for less than $25!

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