The perfect little black dress

 Tropical flowers print mini envelope clutch c/o Nicole LeeGianni Bini Madeline Ruffle Maxi Dress (ON SALE! under $100) /   Women’s Coco Platform Heel – Mossimo no longer available similar style (here) / Chanel Rouge Allure Velvet Lipstick / Forever 21 Earrings (Past season) similar style (here)


Ah, the little black dress. 

We all know and love our LBDs for one major reason in particular: VERSATILITY. What I’ve learned over the years is that it’s important to invest in some classic pieces, that you will wear for years and years and will never go out of style. Going for more expensive purchases that fit you beautifully and are nice quality are worthwhile investments. They will look great on you an d will be versatile in your wardrobe. Go for less expensive purchases for trendy pieces that will go out of style quickly. When I saw this dress from Gianni Bini, the  silhouette looked liked something I wanted to wear. I love the scooped neck, sleeveless, and simple, feminine shape. I styled the look with the cute tropical cross body bag from Nicole Lee USA. Pink and green and black are all complementary colors. There’s still something to love about every one of those combinations. The first time I put this on to wear (to church), Hubby asked why I was wearing my “vampire dress” and told me it would work really well for this upcoming Halloween. Haha! I had no idea how entirely versatile this little black dress could be. It always feels amazing to build piece like this into my wardrobe that I know will last through lots of years and seasons, because they are timeless and classic.  

As always, thank you for stopping by. Have a wonderful week!

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nicole800This post was brought to you through a collaboration with Nicole Lee USA. All selections and opinions are my own. As always, thank you for supporting the brands that make Len Parent possible.

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56 Comments

  1. September 26, 2016 / 6:49 AM

    You are fierce in this all black look! It has so much texture mixed in too! I love the pops are of clouds too.
    Have a great week ahead!”

    xo, Jackie
    stylemydreams.com

  2. September 26, 2016 / 10:26 AM

    Gorgeous dress and I love all these pictures.
    Happy Monday, beautiful!
    Xx, Raysa

  3. tiffany
    September 26, 2016 / 11:07 AM

    Happy new week Len! Your hair is gorg! This black dress is so beautiful, timeless and season to season! You captured the beauty of the entire look perfectly! Blessings and much love to you!

    Tiff
    http://www.dashoffashandfinance.com

  4. September 26, 2016 / 1:57 PM

    Another gorgeous look, Len! This dress is amazing! Love how you complete the look with dangle earrings and pops of color in the bag! 🙂

    http://lizzyslatest.com/

  5. Charlotte Francisco
    September 26, 2016 / 2:49 PM

    You look especially stunning in these pictures! Very inspiring momma! ?
    –Charlotte

  6. Casey Kate W
    September 26, 2016 / 3:12 PM

    That too is adorable and you look so classic is the gorgeous flowing dress xx

  7. September 26, 2016 / 7:46 PM

    I love the feminine feel and look of this dress. Also, that tropical crossbody bag is really cute.

    Have a beautiful week Len ♡ Radi

    http://fashionradi.blogspot.com

  8. September 26, 2016 / 8:43 PM

    Stunning dress Len! You’ve already given birth? I need to apologise hon for my absense!
    I just got married and life has been crazy.
    I hope you and your family are doing well.
    Thanks so much for the inspiration as always.
    Cheers,
    T.
    https://tbymallano.wordpress.com/

  9. April Nunez
    September 27, 2016 / 6:42 AM

    Ahhh What a nice outfit, you look so lovely! I really love your dress, btw love the photos. 🙂

    April of: https://beybiapril.wordpress.com/
    Instagram: @aprilnunezzz

  10. September 27, 2016 / 5:02 PM

    Im inlove with the bag and can i just wow! you just gave birth and you look amazing! how did you do it?

    Thenewgirl.me

  11. September 27, 2016 / 5:09 PM

    Oh no, it doesn’t look like a vampire dress 🙂 your husband was joking, I loved your dress, it’s classy and feminine, very elegant and versatile, as well. You look really gorgeous, I loved the cross body bag, all really so well matched! Hope you have a very nice week!
    DenisesPlanet.com

  12. September 27, 2016 / 9:07 PM

    A gorgeous LBD so feminine and love the floaty aspect of the dress. The Nicole Lee bag is just gorgeous and really does stand out against the black dress you’re wearing here.

    Laura
    xo
    http://www.shehearts.net

  13. September 28, 2016 / 6:10 AM

    Len, I live for your pics really and I love how you stay true to your brand. Here you are in your lovely Halloween dress ( Haha, your husband has a great eye) and you’ve still got those pops of colour via your landscape, greenery etc. Thanks for the continuous inspiration Bella. And this dress looks amazing on you- I am all about the drama it exudes! Xx

  14. September 28, 2016 / 12:58 PM

    This dress is simply gorgeous! We all need a long black dress too and not just LBD.
    That bag is so cute. Have a great week beautiful!
    Richa | Fancier’s World

  15. September 28, 2016 / 6:10 PM

    Haha your husband sounds funny! That bag is really cute and a great way to add something bright to all the black. Love the dress too.

    -M

    Violet Roots || Instagram || Twitter

  16. Idu Emeziem
    September 29, 2016 / 7:27 PM

    You’re so right, trendies always go out of style and we are left with classic pieces. This is such a gorgeous lbd. I love the length and that see through/eyelet detail. Your bag though? AMAZING and so are your block heels.

    http://fashionablyidu.com/

  17. September 30, 2016 / 3:21 PM

    Absolutely love the dress and the way these shots have been taken .. You look so gorgeous babe!
    Have a great day 🙂

    Monika | http://www.palateforstyle.com

  18. Casey Kate W
    October 1, 2016 / 1:17 AM

    Your hair is amazing!!
    Love, Casey 🙂

  19. Charlotte Francisco
    October 1, 2016 / 1:23 AM

    Beautiful as always! You always look so soft, feminine & classy! ?

  20. Arky Zulueta
    October 1, 2016 / 1:37 AM

    Another one for my “ladylike” Pinterest board ?
    Love from singapore

  21. Caroline Sheng
    October 1, 2016 / 1:49 AM

    I HAVE to know how you get those curls girl! ?

  22. Melanie Bang
    October 3, 2016 / 1:24 PM

    All around perfection! Your pictures are always amazing!
    –Melanie

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