Little Black Dress

Work Appropriate Little Black Dress

Every gal knows the benefit of a little black dress.  We talk about them so often, we can’t even be bothered to spell out little-black-dress, usually referencing LBD for short.

Typically when I hear LBD, I think “cocktail dress”.  But this particular LBD is definitely no cocktail dress.  It’s more of a work appropriate LBD.

When I first ordered it online from a clearance sale at Banana Republic several months ago, I really thought there was more to this dress and was a bit dissappointed when it showed up.

It is very simple.  No frills. No ruffles.  No assymmetry.

But I have been pleasantly surprised at how versatile it is.  It’s easily dressed up or down with the addition of accessories.

AND, as long as I don’t gain a little or lose a lot of weight, I can pretty much wear it until the end of time.

Gray Tights and BCBG Leather Booties

New Way to Wear a Scarf

Dress: Banana Republic (similar)
Scarf: Target
Belt: Target
Tights: Banana Republic
Boots: BCBG Max Azaria

Side note: Have you ever worn a scarf like this?  I’ve tried it out a few times, but this was my first time stepping out in public with my scarf through my belt.
Source: Kelly Olexa’s Style Pinboard via


Let’s just blame Pinterest for my scarf inspiration (#7).  I’ve also been digging way #10 lately.

12 Ways to Wear a Scarf

Do you have a tried-and-true LBD?
Do you tie your scarves different ways or stick to one method?  


10 Responses to Little Black Dress

  1. Oh, I love this! Plain black sweater dresses are such a wonderful closet staple. So simple and timeless, yet totally versatile, customizable via scarf. Plus, I love the shoes. 🙂

    • It’s actually not sweater material, although I can see why it might appear that way. It’s some medium weight fabric that can transition to almost any season…definitely the most versatile piece of clothing (besides a simple white t-shirt) that I’ve ever owned. Thanks (about the shoes). They’re so comfortable..I can walk for days in them!

  2. Simple LBDs & scarves are my go to outfits for my casual office. I usually go for the classic #3 for scarf wearing.

  3. I am not good at tying scarves. It’s pitiful, really, and I rarely change it up. I do change up my LBD though. I have a few different ones that are good for different occasions.

  4. Scarves are one of the best accessories to jazz up an otherwise simple outfit! I saw that scarf suggestion sheet earlier this week on Pinterest and wanna spruce up my scarf styling skills!

  5. I’m definitely scarf challenged. I think if I wore it like that I’d feel the urge to keep pulling it down through the belt all night, to adjust. But it looks cute!

  6. I definitely need to get myself a work appropriate LBD. I love the one you are wearing! I think I want one with sleeves too, then I won’t have to worry about wearing a cardigan too.

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