Another Dress Staple: The LBnWSD

LBWSD1Most of us have an LBD (little black dress) and some of us have an LWD (little white dress), but I also believe all women should have an LBnWSD (little black and white striped dress). This staple can be dressed up or down. It’s a look that instantly feels chic. The dresses are usually quite seasonal–just add layers for colder temps, preferably in black. Red makes for an excellent accent with this dress: I chose red heels, a little red clutch, and my favorite new red lippy. Pearls are an easy accessory, yet I love how my leather jacket toughens it all up. The other great thing about a little black and white striped dress is their timelessness. My LBnWSD is from ages ago! Back in the summer of 2006, we started our vacation with a trip to the South of France with the Burkes and Debbie Diaz. We rented a home in Avignon. During one of our excursions to Avignon, I picked up this dress–without even trying it on, at the Zara there. I just knew it would be a classic for me, and it really has. It’s still in good shape, and I worn it to a wedding, a graduation, a cocktail party, and a few date nights in-between!

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Some Outfit Details
LBnWSD–Zara
Leather Moto Jacket–Swap and Shop HK
Pearl Accessories–DIY earrings from Wander and Hunt and pearl necklace from a market in Shanghai
Heels–Sleeh.com
Clutch–Spa in Jakarta

I did the shopping for you and found some LBnWSDs:

*This post has been linked to Not Lamb’s #iwillwearwhatilike campaign for those statement red pumps and for leather and suede plus also Sylvia’s 40 + Weekend Style!

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  • Tammy Plaman

    Love the red accents with this outfit. Shoes are gorgeous but look oh so uncomfortable. 🙁 fun to read you picked this dress up when on holiday with Debbie!!

    • Tammy, the shoes are for standing only! I wore them to a cocktail party, but I stayed put and waited for everyone to come to me….Haha! Some shoes! These don’t even make the hour mark. They are super fun to wear though–even if I just stand in place! I’m trying to practice my walk though. A x

  • Thank you Chrissie! Is it boastful if I agree!? Heehe.

    Thanks for stopping by and commenting.

    Love, Ann

  • Debbie Stinedurf

    I’m pretty sure that dress was made just for you…absolutely stunning! The red accents are perfection, and you’re so right, the jacket adds just enough bad girl.
    Debbie
    http://www.fashionfairydust.com

    • Ahhh, thanks Debbie! I love this dress! In fact, this post was last year, and I was thinking it was time to pull this dress out again! Thank you!! A x

  • Well, didn’t that outfit just va va voom it’s way off my laptop screen! A touch of old school Hollywood with a modern twist. And who wouldn’t love a slash of red lippy and heels. I’m having a hot flush just looking at you, Ann! I’m now off to lie down in a darkened room to recover.
    Exits stage left fanning herself furiously.

    http://petitesilvervixen.blogspot.co.uk

  • Anna Parkes

    Ann you look sensational in this! Great use of red as your accent colour xxx
    Anna
    Anna’s Island Style

  • Oh my… don’t you look absolutely divine in this. You will have men turn their heads so much they will walk into a lamp post. And you will have lots of women crying for not looking like you. Honestly, you look stunning in this combination.
    Greetje
    PS Avignon is a very pretty town don’t you think?