and the Little Black Dress pt. 2

January 9, 2023

Years ago I wrote a post on a LBD (Little black dress). I'm not going to disobey Carrie Bradshaw and mock the clothes but the dress wasn't for me.

Flash forward to 2021, I'm scrolling through Instagram and see an Anthropologie collection named Always Audrey. I was done for. I saw this polka dot halter dress that was so timeless by the Indian designers Sachin + Babi. I liked it so much I went into a store to try it on (which never happens), but was left feeling confused. Perhaps because I already had a LBD in my closet, but one that was never really me. Oof.

I tried to pretend that this dress wasn't meant for me, but one morning I found it on eBay new with tags for $35. I couldn't very well say no could I? So, I tried it on and it fit perfectly. It was like stepping into myself.

As I revisit the LBD I think about a lot of things that make "the one" the one. 

Fit is important. This dress has room to budge if my weight fluctuates 

Silhouette. I'd recommend something you really love, but I think its okay to stray. I don't LOVE halters, but I think I have enough wrap dresses, so this is actually great.

Print. I adore polka dots. They're actually on my style mood board. 

Length. A serious area for consideration. This dress is long but I like that it's so ladylike. It also has a generous slit which negates the length.

Details. In this case an adjustable halter neck and a built in lace slip.

I have a feeling that this may not be the end all be all in the Chanel LBD misadventures. However, I am satisfied that I've picked a piece that is actually representative of me.

When Louis met Sonia.

A new year ushers in new goals, themes, intentions, and words. I've spent a lot of time thinking and my hope is to find a way back to the blog that's true to me. I've talked about my battle with my body image on the blog before and I'll be honest sometimes it isn't a great place for me to be, and I have different tools now than I once did. So, my hopes are that this year I am able to find a way back to this important place of expression and creativity.

I want to thank my friend Brenna who took these photos of me. I feel so grateful to be your friend and to be captured by you.

Wearing: Dress - Anthropologie (exact—rent on Nuulysimilar), shoes - Altuzarra for Target (similar), bag - Louis Vuitton (exact), nails - OPI Brown to Earth 



  1. What a beautiful little black dress! I can see why this is the one that made you embrace the LBD - it's so perfect on you, such a beautiful style, and what a bargain too!


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