NoH Series: The LBD (Work)

Here we are, day 3 of the NoH Series: The LBD.  Hopefully you’ve enjoyed the styling thus far!

I wanted to do something slightly different with today’s LBD look.

Today’s look was inspired by one of my previous posts, Clothing Ingenuity.  Go ahead, look it up.  I’ll wait.

Now that we are caught up, let’s discuss.

If yesterday’s look was super casual this is a step up.  This is what I wear when I am not just bumming around town, but I actually have plans to meet and interact with people (say, a work lunch).  For me, this qualifies as work wear.

Clearly the spin on the LBD here is that I am not wearing it as a LBD.  Instead, I am treating it as a fitted shirt (like a body suit without the bathroom challenges…).  I like the idea of pairing it with a fuller mini skirt.  It is day appropriate because it is paired with flat shoes and opaque tights.

I like that the visual interest here is in the skirt.  I added a statement necklace (I am all about a long pendant and am really enjoying the sort of tribal-style influence) and an interesting bag act as my supporting accessories.

Want to achieve a similar look?  Here are my picks:

Where To Shop:
Low Luv x Erin Wasson “Hammered Crescent Moon Pendant” ($75), shopbop.com
Theory “Grape Linen Mini Skirt (Luvetta)” ($205), stylebop.com (this is the skirt I am wearing!)
Merona “Black Scarf” ($14.99) target.com
Big Buddha “Draper Messenger Bag” ($47.99), piperlime.com
Free People “Pleated Structured Mini Skirt” ($148), freepeople.com
Gap “Tieback Ballet Flats” ($39.95), gap.com
Marc Jacobs “Black Satin, Faux Pearl Detailed Flats” ($375), bluefly.com
See By Chloe “Schoolbag Satchel” ($425), shopbop.com
House of Harlow “Black Leather Sunburst Pendant” ($63), revolveclothing.com

More from this NoH Series:
– LBD (The Basics)
LBD (Casual)

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Comments

  1. Very pretty. I love the purple.

  2. That qualifies as work wear for me too. I love the idea of using the LBD for a body suit look with body suit issues!

  3. Great look, I love it, really classy (with flat shoes, yeah!)

  4. Oh, I love this look. I never thought of putting a skirt over a LBD. What a great idea =)

  5. Cute!! I love the splash of color thrown with this one. It really pops and catches the eye. Plus, I just love purple.

  6. Super cute! I like this spin a lot!

    xo Mary Jo

  7. Loving the look and the POC with the skirt.

    Take care!

  8. Adorable!!! That little splash of color looks fabulous…..

  9. Very cute! I like the whole look and how easy a style it is! Can’t wait for tomorrow!

  10. Ooh, I think this is my favorite yet. Absolutely genius to wear a skirt over it! I never would have thought to do that. And the color is lovely!

  11. Oh I like theis interpretation of the LBD better than the previous one! This skirt has a great color! I am totally loving this outfit!

  12. The outfit is cute but I feel it could do with a shoe that pops more then the continuous black.

  13. Super cute too!

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