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It’s been just about 6 months since I started Jenna Martyn and I wanted to take a quick sec here to talk about that! First off, wow. It doesn’t seem like it’s already been half a year, but looking at everything I’ve accomplished in such a short amount of time makes me feel so grateful and pleased with my hard work; but it has not been all me! I’ve had so many friends and family support me and help me, and especially those who come and read my blog every week and make my work feel important and useful. That is the best part of it!
Now on to the meat of today’s post–the little black dress (or LBD as known otherwise)! An LBD has so much power and I’m guilty to say I have five too many in my own closet.
Now obviously it’s not real power, but black is known to be a really slimming and flattering color on everyone. Yes, it can be boring and blah but not if you know how to style it! In my opinion, a girl can never have too many LBD’s and this one I’m sharing is my new favorite!
So when it comes to styling an LBD, here are my tips:
First off, make sure it fits right! Like I said before, black typically looks good on everyone, so we already got that taken care of, but be sure the fit is right and you feel comfortable in it. If you feel good in it, then that’s where the power comes in!
Accessorize with a fun purse or handbag. I love purses and handbags and recently discovered how fun they are to accessorize with! I’ve had my little black Kate Spade cross body for the longest time and wanted a new one. I actually tried out Poshmark, and found someone selling this Kate Spade for less than a quarter of the normal retail price!! But anyway, find a handbag with a fun pop of color or fun style.
Makeup. In particular, pick a great lipstick. My favorite lipstick for the summer has been this matte pink from MAC! Because it’s matte it. does. not. come. off. EVER. I love it! I went swimming, taught a cycling class, took a shower, and it was still perfect! I also didn’t think I could pull off the bright pink color but I think this one works, especially with an LBD.
Shoes. Shoes make a big difference, and it’s also a make or break decision! It totally depends on where you’re going or if you want to dress up or down, but picking a fun shoe or a casual shoe can add a lot to the style and overall look of an outfit.
Fun Jewelry. This one is probably a no brainer but jewelry adds a lot to an outfit, and I think it really ties the whole look together. Sometimes I run out with no jewelry and I feel really drab. With an LBD, picking one color to accessorize with or mixing metals can be really fun!
There you have it! If you’re in the market for an LBD, or maybe want to add to the collection in your closet like me, take a look at this one from Loft that’s currently 50% off with code “summer17”!
Have a great Monday, thanks for reading! I’d love to hear about your luck with LBDs!!