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Style Sessions Fashion Link Up – The Little Black Dress

Welcome to Style Sessions! Today is all about one seriously glam closet staple… the Little Black Dress. I’m sure many of you reading this will own one (or ten) LBD’s, I think they are beyond versatile – dress them up, dress them down… perfect for so many things! I adore mine with a cute collar, beading and jewels…

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The Little Black Dress… 

I’ve always wondered, does every woman own an LBD? Do you have one in your wardrobe? I have many… but I know my mom thinks black isn’t her color, so she doesn’t have one. I remember reading fashion magazines when I was in my early teens and seeing all the glamorous 20-somethings wearing little black dresses, with editors touting their ‘must-have’ status. So I’d love to know, apart from my mom, does every woman have a little black dress?

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Outfit Details:   Darling Black Dress   |   Silver Bow Clutch   |   Patent Red Heels   |   Flower Pearl Bracelet (similar)   |   CZ Stud Earrings   |   YSL Lipstick in #013 Le Orange (this is my favorite!)


Meet Our Head Stylist…

I am thrilled to introduce you to this week’s Head Stylist, Ariel from Auteur Ariel! When I saw her look below, I immediately thought “this gal’s got style!”. I adore the burgundy, black and white color combination – and that hat is perfect for Fall!

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What is your go-to look?  With Fall making its presence, my go-to look is an oversized sweater, skinny jeans and combat boots. If it’s extra chilly that day, I add an infinity scarf and utility jacket!

Which fashion trend are you currently loving?  I am currently loving beanies! Not only are they cute, but they’re prefect for keeping your ears warm during the Fall and a life saver for those bad hair days. I always find myself drawn to them when I’m shopping – I’m subconsciously building a beanie army.

What inspired you to start your blog?  My friend B. He writes a fashion column for a online NY magazine and the moment I read his first article, I was totally inspired. Blogging is something I’ve been wanting to do for a while and that inspiration gave me the final push I needed to get my blog up and running!

Name three beauty products you couldn’t live without:  1. bareMinerals Matte Foundation – No matter what foundations I keep trying out, I keep crawling back to bM.  2. Argan oil – For my dry ends, especially during the Fall and Winter   3. EOS Lip Balm – I always keep one on me because there is nothing more distracting than a pair of dry, cracked lips. Not to mention they come in such a cute sphere shape!

How would you describe your style? Boho Chic. I love feeling pretty with my peplum tops and heels, but I am also obsessed with beanies, combat boots and feathers.

To discover more about the chic Ariel, visit Auteur Ariel.

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  1. Such a perfection!! What a dress!


  2. You look beautiful!


  3. Oh my gorgeousness!!! You are some beauty lady..that LBD looks tailor made for you..and you are rocking it..
    Loving every bit of the embellishment and your styling.

  4. Wow, that is the epitome of class! LOVE this sparkly black number with red heels.

  5. What a sexy little number. Those heels are hot.

    I have a couple little black dresses although they are not my first choice when getting dressed. I will always choose colour over black.


  6. I think I have one too many LBDs! Love the way you’ve styled yours with the red shoes and red lips, Lauren!

  7. That dress looks beautiful on you! Unfortunately black is not my color either :/ I’m assuming your mom is referring to color analysis in which I am a Summer and black is not on my color palette. I happen to turn to navy in this case which is a better alternative for me. Thanks for sharing!

  8. Love that black dress. Looking at the Darling website now! Need to have that dress ;-)

  9. Oh my………..that is one LBD I wouldn’t mind having in my closet!!!! Love the chic intricate beading & the shape is to die for!


  10. Hey, Lauren! I just did a post on LBD’s. Check it out here:
    Your dress fits you perfectly and I love the embellishments!

  11. love the pop of red you added with the shoes! Thanks for hosting!

  12. this dress is too beautiful! adore

  13. I love your LBD! Such a versatile piece too! Coincidentally, I’m linking up my vintage LBD too!

  14. What a classy LBD! I love it paired with red lips & heels!! I love LBD and probably have a couple in m closet.


  15. You look gorgeous! Love this LBD!!!


  16. So many different takes on the LBD! The collar & embellishments on yours is fabulous!

    //Birdie Shoots//

  17. Once again, STUNNING! I love this dress and the pop of color with the red shoes.

  18. What a Gorgeous LBD. I love the top part with all the pretty beading. You styled it so well. The clutch & bracelet are so cute. This would be perfect for a wedding. And Ariel’s Outfit is so Pretty & Chic. =)

    Check out the dress I wore today, Lauren. My pleasure to link up with you.

  19. Gorgeous as always :) xoxo

  20. I love your short haircut Lauren and the LBD too :)

  21. Lauren, I love your LBD! I especially love the way your haircut accentuates the collar and sparkly details … this dress is tailor-made for you

  22. You look absolutely stunning in your LBD. Brava on the red shoes which is a classic touch with black.

  23. Absolutely GORGEOUS LBD! The beadwork is simply lovely!

  24. This dress is gorgeous on you! We’re both sporting red lips today!

  25. I have several LBDs, black is one of my favorite colors to wear because it can be paired with so many different accessories. I feel like I get the most for my money because I can create a ton of outfits with just one dress. I love the beading on your dress and how you added the pops of color with your shoes and lipstick. I love Ariel’s outfit too! Her hair is amazing :)

  26. I totally agree a LBD is a must have in your closet! I love the one you are wearing. The beading really adds something special to the dress.
    Eat Play Dress

  27. Stunning dress!!

  28. You are so pretty! That red lipstick is marvelous on you!

  29. wow, lauren. this dress is STUNNING!! everyone should definitely have a LBD, and you’ve found a gorgeous one.


  30. I do love a good LBD- and yours is gorgeous! Such pretty embellishments around the neck.

    Happy Tuesday!


  31. Lovely dress! Love the detailed top. :) You’re so gorgeous!

  32. You look absolutely gorgeous! That dress is so beautiful!
    Thanks for linking up with us!! xo

  33. The detail on the top of you LBD is beautiful! I have so many print dressed but need to start investing in classic pieces. Love this look :)

  34. You look lovely in your LBD. Simply chic!


  35. That LBD looks so fabulous on you. I loved the pop of color with the heels.


  36. Love this dress! You look so elegant!

  37. Ah! Thanks for featuring me! I’m seriously so flattered :)

    xx, Ariel

  38. That’s a very lovely dress. Yes, I do have several LBD’s in my closet.

  39. I don’t think every woman owns a LBD. In fact, I don’t truly have one myself at the moment. The closest I have is a black/grey color-block dress. When I have had a LBD in my wardrobe, it was usually by coincidence. Despite knowing my need for a nice LBD, I’ve never really shopped for one.


  40. That’s how a LBD is supposed to look! Beautiful !

  41. Gorgeous LBD you look really good in it as well xx

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