January 9, 2012

LBD & Gingham

This week, I'm styling this basic black ponte dress from the Gap with wardrobe staples that are probably currently living in your closet.  Look out for another look featuring this dress later this week.

Aili and I actually both own this dress; it has proved to be a versatile, comfortable, and travel-friendly piece that is appropriate for many an occasion.  However, in recent months, I've kind of forgotten about this dress (among other pieces in my wardrobe), so I'm making more of an effort to shop my closet.  I thought this gingham button down would add a little funk to the unrelenting black.  And the pattern does add a little flavor to the look, but the effect isn't exactly what I was going for...  I still wanted to share, though! :)

Also, today is Kate Middleton's 30th Birthday! Check out Jane's look inspired by the Duchess of Cambridge.

Dress: Gap (2010)
Necklace: JCrew (old)
Top: Old Navy (old) |  similar (in a fun pink & yellow)
Cardigan: Embroidered Chiffon Back Cardigan, AE | shop
Shoes: Nine West
Lip Color: Colorburst Lip Butter in Berry Smoothie, Revlon | shop

Black + White | Everybody, Everywear


  1. It may not have turned out quite the way you expected, but I like the gingham with the dress! The red shoes are a fun touch as well. :)

  2. I rather like it! I've never thought of layering a button down under a cardi and leaving it open. And pops of red are always a great thing.


  3. Love your dress and red shoes, eh. Chic and lovely. :)

    Cathy@Valentine Fashion