Little black dress

Is there anything more empowering than a little black dress? No, I don't think so. It's more than the Oh-shit-I'm-Late-for-Work-Savior, it's a statement, my equivalent of the power suit. Whenever I need a little extra umph -something to give me a confidence boost- I go there and BAM! 30 seconds later I'm ready.

 I'm a big believer of dressing for yourself, to feel confident and empowered.  

I'm a big believer of dressing for yourself, to feel confident and empowered.  

My usual navy which works wonders with my skin tone is my every day and go-to. However, this gorgeous black Kate Spade dress became my wardrobe essential, because I went from my usual fit and flare to this, something that accentuates things I don't love about my mid-section. But, I crush it, the red lip and the black dress, the pumps (my first pair of Jimmy Choos).  

My tips to picking the right LBD

Be creative: yes black is cool and elegant but it's totally worth having a little extra that make the dress more you, my weakness is a collared dress. 

Above knee: it'll transition from work to play easily and it'll look awesome with flats or heels. 

Classic and simple: fit and flare and a-lines are super flattering. 

It's worth it: a good fabric and perfect fit are essentials to make this a closet staple, consider it an investment. 

Here are a few of my favorite LBD. {My photography came from the camera fairy AKA Julia O Test.}