Splurge & Save Outfit: No. 21

Aug 22, 2013

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Today’s Style Inspiration focused on “Just the Basics”, and one of the must-have basics in any woman’s closet regardless of her profession is a black dress. The adjective of “little” is so misleading, so I’m removing it from its descriptor unofficially. The black dress should be flattering, not skimpy. It should be mysterious, not skin-tight. And lastly, the little black dress should be versatile – easily worn for day or evening simply by changing up the accessories.

In today’s Splurge & Save I’ve found both flats and pumps, depending upon your preference or occasion, and two quality bags for day at great prices. Simply swap them out for a clutch before heading out for the evening. Oh, and notice J.Crew’s promo. If you have an inkling to stock up on some their clothing or accessories for your fall wardrobe and plan on spending over $250, be sure to use the promo code mentioned below to save 25%. Happy shopping!


~DKNY draped dress in black~

~Jil Sander leather belt in sand~

~Christian Louboutin simple leather red sole pump~

~J.Crew leopard calf hair ballet flats (use promo code FALLSTYLE to save 25%)~

~Furla ‘Martha’ large satchel bag~

~Julie Vos Calypso earring (other colors available)~


~Bailey 44 ruched cap sleeve black sheath dress~

~J.Crew skinny printed calf hair belt~

~Enzo Angiolini black platform peep toe pumps~

~Cole Haan ‘Air Monica’ ballet flats~

~Banana Republic double hoop earrings gold (silver available)~

~Charles Jourdan ‘Aubrey’ embossed crocodile tote(on sale!)~


~SHOP THE STYLES (not all are included, so be sure to use the links above):

2 thoughts on “Splurge & Save Outfit: No. 21

  1. Great post! I actually prefer the look of the second dress 🙂 The shoes in the second outfit actually look much more expensive than they are.

    And I agree with you about the LBD. It really should just be BD. LOL! Skimpy dresses are never classy. I think sometimes some women put too much emphasis on the “Little” part. Not cool, ladies…not cool.

    xo Azu


  2. Indeed, a girl’s staple in her closet… the little black dress! This is such a great simple reminder. Understated, yet classy. Thanks for posting!!

    Michelle Carles, IIDA | Purehome.com

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