the little black dress & pearls

"a woman should be two things: classy and fabulous." - Coco Chanel

today we conquer a style i always stay true to: the classy look. you just can't go wrong here. seriously. all you need is: a black dress, a pearl necklace, pearl studs, a black clutch, black shoes, and of course... some red lipstick. 

when looking for the perfect black dress, here are some things to consider--find something that is fitted vs. too tight. and remember, if you think its too tight... it probably is. the dress should be worn effortlessly without having to adjust it all night. i also tend to go for a dress with a comfortable length vs. short dresses. in addition, the perfect black dress has a flattering neckline and is not too low cut or too revealing. Banana Republic has a great selection of black dresses. in fact, they have a whole section of their website dedicated to "the little black dress!"


dress | Banana Republic (old) -- similar
bag | DVF lytton clutch in black quilted leather (sold out) -- similar
heels | Cole Haan chelsea low pump in black patent
sunglasses | Coach casey in dark tortoise (old) -- similar
necklace | J.Crew Factory chunky pearl necklace (sold out) -- exact same one from J.Crew
ring | Forever 21 (ancient) 
lips | Tom Ford lip color in cherry lush (my favorite red!)

stay classy,