Little White Dress

One constant in my wardrobe has always been the little (or long) white dress. I have long since preferred it over black, because of my coloring and hair I feel more excited when I am wearing clothes that are either a stark contrast to me, like all white, or a neon chartreuse, or alternatively clothes that completely blend in with my skin tone like camel and beige tones. I still  wear head to toe black though if I am in the mood, because I don’t like to limit my fashion choices.

Something I always tell my styling clients is to wear what you love, but don’t be afraid to challenge old notions that you may have. You might think a certain color or style is not for you, but over the years the cut of that style may have changed, or your body may have changed, and maybe that shade of green you hated now compliments your new hair color. For me, it was going from low-rise to mid-rise jeans that took a lot of time and mental anguish – in my head I thought, mid-rise means I am getting old or maybe I need a little extra support in the middle – but even though that is all true to an extent 🙂 – they fit me so much better which directly affects how I look and feel wearing them. Now I don’t go anywhere near anything but mid-rise!

Today’s look is what I wore for my Woodfield Mall Black Friday segments. I woke up at 2:00 a.m. after hosting Thanksgiving the night before, so I needed something to make me look awake. The bright red lip did the trick! I already knew I wanted to wear this sweet white Ann Taylor dress that I bought last season but never had the chance to wear. It has the cutest button detail in back and a really pretty boat neck cut. Since this dress is no longer available, I have listed some of my favorite LWD alternatives below.  The gorgeous jewelry I am wearing is from J.Crew, where I always turn for pretty and high quality fashion jewels. I love the antique look, I know I will be wearing these pieces for years to come.

By the way, Ann Taylor is having a 50% off of dresses and shoes promotion today – don’t miss it!

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Dress: Ann Taylor (No longer available – see my LWD picks below) | Bracelet: J.Crew (extra 40% off with code SNOW)  | Necklace: J.Crew | Shoes: Schutz (this exact style sold out but I link to another one I love) | Earrings: Anthropologie (sold out) – Similar Style | Lips: Mac Ruby Woo with Mac More to Love liner | Ring: Vince Camuto

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