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October 10, 2016

The Most Important Type of Little Black Dress.

Photography by Deeana Kourtney Photography

     I think every girl should have a minimum of three different LBD's in her closet: 1. a formal LBD, 2. a flirty and fun LBD that's perfect for a night out, and most importantly, 3. a refined and classic black dress that she can wear for all of life's more important occasions: an interview, an important work meeting, church, or even some of the more serious situations that we sometimes come into contact with, such as a memorial service or a legal situation. This dress that I'm wearing here is the ideal for what I think is the third type of LBD! My dress is from The Limited Outlet, but I have one linked above and below that is very similar. I've worn this dress nonstop over the past few months. This look (which I re-wore for these blog photos) was one that I've worn several times for work and school recently! I added statement earrings since I decided to wear my hair up. 

    Also- how fun are my Zara pumps?! I've been needing more work heels (especially some appropriate for the cooler months), and when I saw these on my trip to NYC last month I knew that I had to snatch them up!! I wish that Charlotte had a Zara location... I could have spent a lot more time in their NYC storefront!

     Happy Monday friends! Thanks as always for reading. :-) Stay tuned tomorrow for a Christmas gift shopping guide for those of you who are fellow early shoppers like myself!


     xoxo Miss ALK


  1. So true! Loving this dress on you!

    Lauren Elizabeth
    Petite in Pearls

  2. I LOVE YOUR SHOES! I am such a sucker for a fun pair of heels (even if I don't wear them a lot). They're just so fun to look at :) Love your outfit!

  3. You can never have too many LBD's! Love this chic and professional one!

  4. You look so chic girl! I love you in all black!!! Your shoes are so cute.

  5. Agreed! My first LBD was the refined/classic one! It got me through so many occasions!

    Rachel |

  6. This dress is so pretty on you, A!

    xoxo, Jenny

  7. Check out those sassy shoes girlfriend! So sassy!

    Greta |

  8. Your LBD is perfect and can we talk about those shoes!!! Love

  9. I'm always drawn to a LBD and this one is perfect! The shoes are pretty great also.

    Alix |

  10. Your shoes are killer!! This dress is PERFECT for so many different events.

  11. This is adorable! I love dresses like this one. I have a new one that's maternity, so I'm hoping to wear it a ton!

  12. Those heels are stunning, and you're so right about every woman needing a dress just like this in their closet!

    xoxo, SS

    Southern And Style

  13. LBDs are always a closet staple and this one is so classic and chic! This looks so good on you!
    Amy | Pastel N Pink

  14. Calvin Klein does the best LBD for work! Their styles are so flattering on everyone!
    Shaguna | gold&hearts

  15. That dress is so professional! Perfect for work events or more serious occasions.

  16. You are so right about having a minimum of three! and I couldn't agree more about having a more "serious" black dress. You certainly look gorgeous, Annaliese :)


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