How to: Rock a LBD 


I hope your week is off to an awesome start. Over the weekend I went to a friend’s Engamenet Party. I rarely wear black. When I was younger, I thought I had to overcompensate with my personality and what I wore just to stand out. I’ll be honest, I thought there was nothing special about my personality. So I was loud when I should’ve been quiet. I showed aggressiveness when I should’ve shown self-control. I tried to dress a certain way to signify that I was special. Rather than just letting my personality do the work for me. As I’ve gotten older I know without a shadow of a doubt that there’s tons of special things about me. Yes, I’m an introvert by nature but I’m not weak, timid or quiet. Now I know that there’s great strength in having self-control. I know when I need to speak up and when I need to let God vindicate me. 

I don’t feel the need to overcompensate with my personality anymore. I know that wearing black doesn’t make me blend in at all. I don’t need to dress a certain way just to show people I’m special. So when I was drawn to this LBD, I realized how much I have changed. So whoever you are, know that you don’t have to act a certain way. You don’t have to dress or look a certain way; just be yourself.

Dress: Forever21

Heels: Target 

Necklace: H&M

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This dress is really easy to dress up or down. I can’t wait to dress it down with some flats! Being that black is a neutral, this dress is easy to pair with other colors. I was going to a wine bar and it’s in a “hipster” part of town so I didn’t want to be too dressed up. 

Dress: Target

Shoes: JustFab

Clutch: Forever21


One Dress, Three Ways

My wardrobe is full of interchangeable pieces. Having pieces that I can mix and match is very important to me. Here’s a dress I wore for three different occasions. 

Dress: Marshalls

1. Mountain Trip

During one of our trips to the mountains, we were going out to dinner at a “fine” restaurant  and I wanted to go for a Romantic look. 

2. Birthday Dinner and Party

We had one birthday dinner and party in the same night. I remixed this dress by pairing it with a denim long sleeved shirt for Forever21. 
3. Birthday Dinner

Another birthday dinner :). I paired this dress with a button up that was a thrift find. 


Which look is your favorite?