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Mr. S and I went to a birthday dinner this past weekend.  I had it on the calendar and got a reminder from my iPhone that morning.  The day flew by and then I realized there was only 15 minutes to get ready!  And that’s when the little black dress came to my rescue!

DRESS: old Limited {similar} // NECKLACE: thrifted {similar from RL} // BRACELETS: thrifted {similar here, here, and here} // HEELS: Ann Taylor // Sunglasses: Prada // BAG: Chanel {similar}
Since I didn’t have time to think, I went for the little black dress and piled on some gold jewelry.  I’ve had this dress since 1998, and got it at a discount when my 2nd job was at The Limited.  There have been times I’ve contemplated donating this dress.  Luckily for me on Sunday evening, I had NOT!  It’s simple, stretchy, and black {perfect for eating Italian food}!  
This dress is a classic shape.  It’s easy to wear on it own, or layered with a blazer or sweater for work.  The spaghetti straps are nice for summer, but not when I’m feeling bad about my arms.  It’s also the perfect length.  It hits above my knees, but isn’t too short when I’m sitting.  The one thing I love and hate about the dress is the material.  It’s a jersey which hangs nicely and stretches, but can show every bump!  When examining my own pictures, I see my strapless bra silhouette.  That’s something to consider when picking your little black dress. 

The little black dress is perfect for any occasion… brunch, dinner, work, or even a night at the ballet! Every gal should have a little black dress in her wardrobe arsenal!  Do you?! 

Check out my picks for the perfect LBD below:

P.S. There is now a ‘Pin It’ button when you hover over a picture!  Thank you, Katrina, for helping me with it!

The pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity.  The optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.  – Winston Churchill
{I greet each moment with hope.}

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  1. Miriam says:

    yes i have several lbd in my closet! what a classic piece! u look great! <3

  2. Stacey says:

    You looking stunning Sam!! Sometimes the simplest pieces are the best to wear!!


  3. You look great Sam! Must be a skinny mini to wear that dress for dinner. You are so tiny!

  4. Steph says:

    Yes, every girl should have an arsenal of LBDs! I love the simplicity of this dress, gives you so many options huh? More than that, what have you done to your hair?! It looks amazing in these photos!


    • Samantha says:

      Thanks for the hair complement!! I washed, air dryed, and curled my hair that day! Normally, I wash it the night before, sleep on it wet, then curl it the next day! Maybe, I should try “this” more often but that would require less sleep!! LOL!

  5. Mica says:

    That is such a nice LBD, perfect for summer! I love it with the gold accessories, and of course your Chanel! :)

  6. Lilli says:

    you look very elegant Sam! love the shoes!:) xoxo

  7. you look absolutely stunning in LBD! gorgeous jewelry too :)


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  8. you know what!? i totally don’t own a simple black dress that i love so much that i could call it my “little black dress”! i always opt for color when buying stuff but i do lack so many wardrobe staples! gotta change that!

    • Samantha says:

      I know what you mean Sandy! Most of my black items are from YEARS ago because I mostly buy colorful things now. But ONE black dress would be a good thing for you to have – just in case!!

  9. simplicity at its finest!

  10. Lisa says:

    What a great LBD. I love the simple classic look. The little bows on the strap of the shoe are a really nice detail; they make the entire outfit a standout.

  11. Rachel Lynne says:

    It certainly came to the rescue because you look fantastic! Love your gold necklace!


  12. Perfect LBD, you look gorgeous!

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

  13. Lilly says:

    Love the simplicity of that dress, yet it’s so classy and it fits you perfectly! You look stunning Sam!
    And you hair is SO beautiful!

  14. You look gorgeous. It’s a simple tank dress but I like how you accessorize it to make look sophisticated.

  15. JustPatience says:

    You wear that little black dress so well Sam. I like how you accessorized it with gold.

  16. Samantha says:

    ****** Y’all sure do know how to make a gal BLUSH! Thanks for all the sweet comments y’all! <3<3<3 ******

  17. so chic! love it!

  18. Kay says:

    I could not agree more. The LBD is SUCH a staple in my closet. Unfortunately mine has only really made appearances for funerals as of it’s officially retired from any fun purposes (it’s a pretty conservative LBD lol). LOVE your hair! You have my dream hair.

    • Samantha says:

      Kay, so sorry that you are using LBDs for funerals and not something more fun. And thank you for the sweet comment about my hair! :)

  19. You look sleek and chic!

  20. you look so stylish in this LBD…love the sunglasses…they are so fab…we are sunglasses twins..^_^

  21. awesome black dress. sam, you get an A+ in accessorizing! those patent heels are exquisite and I love the gold.

  22. Melody says:

    So simple yet so chic. You always nail simple outfits right :)

  23. Kimberlee says:

    haha always gotta wear something when eating Italian food :p

    I love how a LBD is a black canvas that you can pile on accessories. This looks like a great summer evening look. Not too dressed up, but fancy enough. Great job!

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