A Little Black Dress with a Maxi Coat

DSC_38621“Imagine yourself as a living house. God comes in to rebuild that house. At first, perhaps, you can understand what He is doing. He is getting the drains right and stopping the leaks in the roof and so on; you knew that those jobs needed doing and so you are not surprised. But presently He starts knocking the house about in a way that hurts abominably and does not seem to make any sense. What on earth is He up to? The explanation is that He is building quite a different house from the one you thought of - throwing out a new wing here, putting on an extra floor there, running up towers, making courtyards. You thought you were being made into a decent little cottage: but He is building a palace. He intends to come and live in it Himself.” ― C.S. Lewis, Mere Christianity

There are a few pieces that are essential for every girl to have in her closet and a little black dress (LBD) is somewhere at the top of that list – it is simple and yet always chic in whatever style you rock it in whether maxi, mini, flared, etc. I have a few black dresses in different styles and this is one of my favorite and it also happens to be the dress that I posted in my first fashion post when I initially launched my blog. Therefore, it holds a special place in my heart. The fun part about a simple LBD is having the freedom to experiment with accessories. A simple dress can simply be made chic and sophisticated just by the pieces that you choose to wear with it.

In my first post, I shot this dress with a gold choker necklace but I also wanted to add a pop of color so I wore it with neon sandals (see here). The next time I re-styled it, I decided to put a blazer over it for a more conservative look (see here).

Since I’m always wearing colors, I wanted to shy away from that (just for a little bit) and attempt to pull off an all-black look (I still needed a little bit of color so my red shoes did just that for me). As you all know, I’m not a big fan of dark colors and I tend to shy away from them more often than I should. Surprisingly enough, I loved the combination of the maxi coat with side splits with this black dress. If I actually dressed up for Halloween, it would have made a perfect costume but I don’t get dressed up for Halloween (the whole concept of it just creeps me out).

Photo GalleryDSC_38601 DSC_38561 DSC_38551 DSC_38531 DSC_38491 DSC_38471 DSC_38451 DSC_38411 DSC_38401 DSC_38381 DSC_38361 DSC_38351 DSC_38331Photo Credit: Francis

Outfit Details:

 Dress: Missselfridge (old) // Coat - Boohoo // Heels - DSW


Until next time, stay blessed!