4.02.2013

Remodeled LBD





Dress (Limited); Blouse (Target); Watch (Michael Kors);
Earrings & Tights (Nordstrom); Shoes (Naturalizer)

Nicole Lai Photography

There is nothing wrong with a little black dress - it's simple, classic, and always chic.  Today I wanted more out of of my LBD... I wanted pattern and texture - and needed more warmth.  The addition of a blouse and patterned tights created an update to this dress worthy of a whole new outfit.  Updating a classic item can have the same impact as a good home remodel. While the integrity of the piece remains, the renovations can create an upgraded style with more visual interest... ultimately resulting in increased curb appeal ;)

  And right now my Dad is most definitely shaking his head at that analogy...

67 comments:

Ashleigh said...

I love the shirt under the dress. You can definitely work that look for...work lol. And then remove the top and switch the shoes for a night out!
-Ash
www.thestylizedwannabe.com

EIDesign Glamour said...

lovely !!!!
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The Dainty Dolls House said...

Beautiful! x

Ashley said...

You're right...you can never go wrong with a little black dress. I like how you added texture to it to "update" it. Very cute!

Annie said...

Ha...I love your analogy :) I love the layering, and those tights look fabulous with the LBD!

Annie
The Other Side of Gray

Allie Sim said...

Love this look, and Target really does have the best stuff that blouse is adorable!

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Lady of Style said...

Great idea to wear a blouse under the dress.
Thank you for this inspirational outfit!

Annette
Lady of Style

TaraMixandMatch said...

Perfect layering here...and I love those tights!

Mica said...

Lovely dress - really like it with the patterned tights! :)


Away From Blue

Natalia A said...

Great dress - the pleating is beautiful. And I like the idea of pairing it with a blouse very much. x

Rachel said...

Love those tights- everything looks so good layered!

Citrus - Refreshing Fashion said...

ooh fun tights! :)

XO Meghan

Helene said...

i am rocking a LBD today! I should have spruced it up like you did...!

Lauren said...

Great layering! I especially like your patterned tights!

Fizz and Frosting

Laura @ Chaotic Domestic said...

The shirt looks great with the dress. And the patterned tights add texture and visual interest. Love the analogy with home and curb appeal! :)

Laura @ Chaotic Domestic said...

The shirt looks great with the dress. And the patterned tights add texture and visual interest. Love the analogy with home and curb appeal! :)

Alissa said...

My dad would die if I used that analogie, but I TOTALLY got what you were saying!

whitley hamlin said...

Heather, LOVE this.... long tall drip of water.
Whitley

Kajal Maharaj said...

Lovely dress, great post!
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vogueandheels.com said...

I love your dress, you look gorgeous and also your tights are fun!

-Vogue&Heels
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Bethie The Boo said...

The extra warmth is definitely necessary right now! Warm weather is coming as soon as tomorrow though!

I do like how you took your LBD up a notch and I really like your patterned tights!

TheTinyHeart said...

Love how you styled the LBD with the shirt and tights to make it work appropriate!

-Sharon
The Tiny Heart

Always Maylee said...

You look classy and beautiful!

xo, Yi-chia
Always Maylee

Alyssa said...

You're a stunner, lady! Ever girl needs a LBD–bonus points if it's on you can mix up a bunch of ways like this one. Gorgeous!

Happiness at Mid Life said...

Gret remixing of your wardrobe! I love the patterned tights!

Alice
www.happinessatmidlife.com

Ginny said...

Cute analogy :) I really like your styling, you look super pretty!
Ginny
mynewfavoriteoutfit.blogspot.com

Kim Alston said...

Love the shirt underneath! Your booties and textured tights look great with it.

weheartbeautyblog said...

Very cute! Loving those tights!

xox Lara www.weheartbeautyblog.com

Everythings Always Sunny said...

You're adorable love that dress!

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Kristin
xx

ѕαяα-кяιѕтιη said...

Beautiful outfit and pics!
xoxo
Sara
http://liveloveandlaughwithsassa.de/

Agnes Mayer said...

I love how you play with different ways of styling simple pieces Heather. Love this.

Agi:)

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Kyra said...

Merci for your lovely comment on my blog! ♥ You look really classy and elegant! I Would love to keep in touch with you!!! Maybe you want to follow each other?
Love, Kyra

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aki! said...

Whenever I try to layer like this, the clothes bunch up and I end up looking very frumpy. You have skills!

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Amy Shaughnessy said...

Love the blouse under the dress! The patterned tights are great with it too.

Amy

Fashion and Beauty Finds

awhite said...

Whether good ol' Dad agrees or not- I love the analogy! And so true. :)

You look super chic!

-Ashley
http://lestylorouge.com

Kate Greer said...

I loved that you reworked your dress into an entirely new outfit!

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smk053078 said...

You always come up with the MOST fun and creative looks!! Love this about you!

Diana Marks said...

love how you paired this dress with a blouse!

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Renae at simple sequins said...

Heather! So funny about the yellow Target ties for our guys....! Would you believe I don't have a LBD? I have a long, (mid-calf) big, black dress from Eddie Bauer that is something the Amish would wear. and I do wear it to church in the winter, because it is warm. hahahahahaha
This dress looks charming and warm! I loved the curb appeal analogy.

Harp Playa said...

Sounds like you have been watching far too much reality TV!

the dad

Gaby de Modacapital said...

You look so pretty! Love the dress! :)
xoxo

Jill J @ Classy with a Kick said...

Love the layering and tights...it's so fun to take a basic item and change it up a bit! :)

Jill
Classy with a Kick

Juneli said...

Loving how you remodeled the classic LBD, Heather!
There is nothing like adding wear value to an item of clothing!
Love
Juneli from Fashionably Yours

Nicoleta_B said...

Such a lovely look, my dear!

Kisses,

Nicole

www.nicoleta.me

ps.Check out my lates post about the looks I like most on STARPIQ

Catherine said...

I love that analogy! So true! You totally changed the look of that dress. And I love those patterned tights! Although if you're like me, I'm over tights big time right about now.

Terri said...

You look fantastic! I love that dress with the chambray top.

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Style-Delights said...

Love the layering here! You look absolutely gorgeous! Hope you are having a wonderful day!
-Jyoti
Style Delights Blog

Kelly {Sparkles and Shoes} said...

I love the polka dots, SO pretty!

xx
Kelly
Sparkles and Shoes

Glitter, Inc. said...

I live in LBD's! The patterned tights are a great addition!
xx Lexi, Glitter, Inc.

Pamela Leon said...

Such a cute outfit, love the print of the tights! It adds a cute touch.

I just followed you on GFC. If you want, we can follow each other on other platforms. Just let me know :)

Have a lovely day!

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Niki Caron said...

I love the idea of wearing a shirt under a dress! Plus I love the addition of texture with the tights! And I agree that it adds curb appeal ;)

Allie said...

This is such a great look! I'm seriously loving it!

xox,

Al
www.sparklesandstilettos.blogspot.com

Trenchcoats to Tiaras said...

Lovely look! I think I might be in love with that shirt now... It looks very comfortable and pretty.

xo
Sue

Kristina said...

Loooooove those tights, super cute!

Kristina does the Internets

LyddieGal said...

Another great remix - I love getting more wear in more seasons by layering pieces like this!
Chic on the Cheap

SHOP STYLE CONQUER said...

gorgeous outfit!

x

♥ Ellen
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viola wan said...

you are so thin, honey. Eat more.:D
Viola
http://wunderbarkleider.blogspot.com

Abigail said...

I love LBDs too :) I have quite a few of 'em on my closet!

Hope you can drop by mine, too. Would love to hear what you think of my newest post on Azzaro 2013 collection. Would you like to follow each other? Just give me a heads up dear!

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Adriana Lucia said...

Lovely outfit girl! Your tights are cute!!

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A J said...

Fun tights! I rocked an LBD with a button down under it recently too, I really liked how it changed the look!

-AJ
FitTravelerAJ.blogspot.com

Karen Ng said...

Loving your tights!! So pretty

Xx Karen
sincerelykn.blogspot.ca

silvergirl said...

I think your additions were brilliant
Love the color of the cuff popping out against the black
Brett

geelongfashionista said...

I love the way you put together your outfits. So clever. Plus your brilliant paragraphs! I enjoy stopping by your blog each day!
x Kirsty
http://geelongfashionista.wordpress.com

Bri Marie said...

Gorgeous tights! I think those are my favorite patterned black tights I've seen!! Hopefully we don't have to be wearing tights for much longer tho...come on spring!

Karen Curtis said...

Love the "remodel." (wink) Sexy tights seem to make anything that much hotter!I like this look!

-Karen
www.yourstylistkaren.com

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Erin said...

Love those tights!

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