Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Life Lessons Learned From A Little Black Dress

A lot can be said about the classic LBD. Its sophisticated, sexy, and often described as "absolutely perfect". The right one can make a woman feel invincible. And when it comes to closet essentials, it is definitely right up there at the top of the list. It teaches us to be confident. It teaches us to feel beautiful. And its leaves us all with some important life lessons.

You Don't Have To be Extravagant to Get Attention 
We all get a little insecure sometimes. It happens. We're all beautiful- but with so many beautiful people out there, it can be hard to feel like your being noticed. And sometimes when this feeling takes hold, its easy to want to go out of your way (with clothes... or behavior) to get attention. Our little black dress reminds us that we don't have to do that. If it can be simple, sexy, and chic all at the same time without any sparkle or revealing design, why can't we?

What You See, Isn't Always What You Get
As human beings we often judge things based on its appearance. Or more accurately, its first appearance to us. When first impressions are so important, we're left with a chance of missing out on something great. Not all LBD's give that "wow" factor that most of us look for when shopping the racks. But then when we give it a chance and put it on, we're amazed at the result. The same could be said with a lot of people- so let them show you what they can do.

The More People You Get Along With, the More Opportunities You'll Have
There are some people that no matter what, you'll never be friends with. There will always be that girl you tells you the jokes that you find offensive, or the guy that insists on never refilling the office coffee pot. Maybe there's even someone that makes you incredibly angry with every word they speak (it happens). But you'll find that as long as you can get along with these people, life will not only be easier (fighting with people takes a lot of energy) but more opportunities will be available to you- be it in the workplace, at social events, school, you name it. Our little black dress is the often the best choice because it not only looks good- it can work with almost anything and everything else in our closets. Which leaves us a lot of room to create any kind of look we want. Keep that in mind the next time someone  unfolds your pet peeve.


  1. There are all so true! Personal style can be simple, easy, and about what makes YOU comfortable. Great post, Lauren!

  2. This is so true ! Such a good post. Everyone needs an LBD in their life :) xoxo

  3. Great post. And I love how you have used the LBD to make your point.

  4. Aww, this is such a great post and so true. I love the idea of comparing life and the LBD. I found your blog when we were both featured on IFB this week and I'm so glad I did. YOu have a great blog and I'm now following.

  5. Life is sometimes very much like an LBD. Not everyone will always choose the same kind of LBD - but our differences in fashion choices and personalities make the world go round! I saw your blog on the IFB links this week - congratulations on being featured!
    I am following you now, would love for you to drop by my blog and say hi sometime!


  6. Aww... I love this!! I'm going through all my fellow "links" posts to find new blogs, and I'm glad to have found yours!! I like the creativity of this post!!

  7. I needed to hear the part about getting along even when everything they say angers you. Negativity is wasted energy!


    Love Grace.

  8. We all have one , I guess !! ... Im following dear :D

  9. Yes, everyone needs a LBD! Simple and chic like you said!
    Thanks for visiting and commenting on our blog. We are following you now and would love for you to visit our blog again and follow back if you like. Have a great weekend!

    Jayme & Mendi @ Her Late Night Cravings

  10. Definitely agree with everything you've said here, the LBD is THE classic womenswear piece, I am actually doing an A Level Textiles piece at the moment where we have to create our own LBD's xxx

  11. Fabulous tips. I also love the photographs of two such iconic women in such an iconic dress type. Adore your blog and I am following you. I would love it if you could have a little look at my blog if you can find the time;


  12. This is great! I love using fashion to help explain life!


  13. omg. these are all true. <3
    thanks for sharing them. and oh, i found your blog through IFB.

    btw, i followed your blog. i hope you could follow back.
    Hey Miss!
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  14. I totally agree. Life is being you and how you carry yourself. Just like wearing the LBD it`s how you wear it that makes it sophisticated and sexy.


  15. Great piece, really made me sit back & think about things......Found you thru IFB & Congrats on your Links a la Mode mention.


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