Style Notes :: The Accessorized Little Black Dress

Although this post is about the infamous little black dress (LBD), it is really about the accessories I paired with the dress I thrifted last week. A flawless classic black jersey dress from Tristan, with the cutest (slightly) puff sleeve, a pleated fabric covered button front and the most flattering skirt, for its length and movement.  The other reason I love this dress is because it only cost me $8.00 (insert explosion emoji here)!  I paired it with a gifted and one of my most treasured accessories, a large real snakeskin gold buckle belt.  I think it makes the dress pop.  I also paired it with my hardly worn Chanel sling back shoes, which I keep for special occasions.  Any classic black pump will do, but other edgier options include, croc ankle boots (like these I purchased last winter and haven’t had a chance to wear yet), strappy heels, cowboy boots (the latest trend), or knee-high boots, either in leather or suede.


While I do not advocate purchasing an abundance of new clothes, thrift shopping can be time consuming, so one may need/want to purchase new online or at a retail store.  For me, my thrift shopping philosophy is about building a timeless wardrobe slowly and purchasing only the best of the best.  That said, I have nevertheless curated a few black dresses below, options for you, that I think would pair nicely with a statement belt (see options further below).


Images, taken by me.

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