LBD with a twist

I fell in love with this Issey Miyake dress the minute I saw it at Diamond Dream in Bernardsville, NJ. I mean who doesn't like a dress that is super comfortable, flattering, and roomy enough that you can go out to dinner and eat ALL the pasta you want?! The beautiful detail on the bottom makes this black dress NOT "just another black dress". And I also loved that fact that it could be worn as a tunic with jeans.

It was raining the day these photos were taken, so I decided to put on this awesome hat from JCrew to try to salvage my decent hair day. And it worked so well with the dress! That afternoon, I wore the hat again with jeans and a sweater--super cute and versatile! I borrowed these beautiful Brian Atwood heels from my lucky am I to have the same shoe size as her? And since I was in head to toe black (not uncommon for me), I added that pop of color with this insane Bao Bao bag from Diamond Dream. This bag folds up so easily and can hold a ton of stuff! Perfect for this mom of 3. The earrings were a gift from my mother in law from Zia Boutique, a very cool jewelry store in Savannah, GA. And I promise you this, this LBD with a twist will make you stand out at any cocktail party (with or without the hat!).

Until next time....xo

All photographs in this post by Monika de Myer Photography

Makeup in this post by Beauty On Location