B.P. Textured Stripe Slipdress and Nine West Platform Sandals

This dress was such a great find when I bought it last year, I was stoked to see it’s back in stock – in 3 colors this time! I think it’s a perfect LBD (little black dress). The fact that it has some texture to it, along with the lace trim and built in slip made it stand out from some of the other LBD’s out there. Plus, it’s super flattering!

I did size down as the reviews mentioned it fit on the big side and I’m glad I did. In B.P. I’d normally be a L, but the M in this fits great. The other colors are really nice and for the price (under $50) it’s tempting to buy another one!

I paired it with my Nine West Dempsey Sandals to give it a pop of color and I loved the overall look. These platform sandals are awesome!! They are quite walkable due to the platform and I am obsessed with the blue suede and the detail on the back. I want to wear them all the time! Some reviewers had an issue with the way they fit, but they actually worked quite well for me in my usual size.

I got this peacock feather pendant necklace from Forever21 a loong time ago and I wear it so much I had to superglue it back together at least once. I guess that’s to be expected with a necklace I paid less than $5 for!

I’ve never seen it come back in stock, but I did find this locket version on Etsy that I think is super cute! It’s pricier, but I like the idea of supporting artists or buying vintage over the cheap stuff. I’ve found some great stuff on Etsy that ended up being of great quality. Here’s a pretty close dupe that’s under $3!

I tend to run hot so I love a good kimono as a layer to throw on if it starts to get a bit nippy. This one is gorgeous! I find it works as well with a “fancy” outfit as it does with denim and a tee or tank.

Mine is a Nastygal purchase from a few years back and is no longer available, but this one is quite similar and here’s a cute option with fringe.I also found this one, which is insanely cheap, and looks exactly the same. I’ve never bought anything through www.AliExpress.com so I can’t vouch for the quality, but it’s a steal at less than $7.

Sorry if this is picture overload, but now that my hubby/photog are getting the hang of this whole photography thing it’s been hard to edit down all the great pics we get!

It was super awkward posing for pics and then reviewing them at first – I’m no model for sure – but it’s becoming more and more fun! Over time I’m curated my closet to the point where I want to wear everything I own and I want to help others  get to that same place. It’s such a great feeling to look in my closet and feel like I have a ton of options!

On that topic, I’ve developed a digital workbook that can help one develop their own personal style and create the wardrobe they’ve always wanted over time. If you’re interested in doing that for yourself write me in the comments section and I can give you some more details.

What’s your favorite LBD?

Hugs! Kate

Photo credit: Leo Amar