Style Me Monday: One Little Black Dress - Two Outfits

Last week I had a tough new challenge...finding something to wear for my appearance on Daytime London. I started out by hitting the mall...I found tons of great items but many of them would be one use items.
Then I stepped into Jacob and quickly had a full room of dresses, tops, and skirts to try on. When I got to this black sheath dress I just loved it. It fits beautifully, is classic and appropriate. In short, I loved it!
Before I decided on anything, I needed to plan it out - what would be the most practical? If I bought this dress what options would I have for upcoming events like the Gallery Opening? Here are two of my favourite options...
I'm notoriously bad for pairing black with black, black, and more black so when I started to play I looked at options that were calm classics (but not black) and something that added a punch of colour while coming off polished and professional but still young and fun.
How do you accessorize a great little black dress? Leave your comments below!
London, Ontario photographer Rebecca Nash is your London wedding, portrait, and fine art Photographer serving London, Ontario and surrounding area through Rebecca Nash Photography. Rebecca Nash prides herself on being one of London's up and coming photography professionals gaining a following in London, Ontario and surrounding area. Rebecca has established herself as an artist through London area and Ontario Juried Art Shows, and her current "Windows on the War of 1812" two person gallery exhibition.

Style Me Monday: LadyLike Lace

Since the wedding of Kate and William, the Duchess & Duke of Cambridge lace (and lace inspired designs) has been springing up in every garment from dresses, to tops, pants, handbags, purses and more! Today I'm showcasing a few of my favorite ways to incorporate the ladylike elegance of lace into your style in a young, fun way...(because lets face it, lace with pearls and diamonds can get a little matronly if done wrong)
Dip your toes into lace with a lace covered peep toe pump....
Add a lace inspired printed peplum top to your favorite pencil skirts...
A lacy topped body hugging dress hits a great note for night with a flirty elegance....
A strapless number with all over lace in a rich tone get set off with an update to the classic gold, diamonds, and pearls....
Which of these just screams modern elegance to you?

Style Me Monday: Skinny Jeans

Skinny Jeans have taken over the world! From the fashionistas in hollywood, to the moms and kids on the school playground - we are surrounded daily by every variation of the Skinny Jean you can think of. From dark to light, classic blue to bright bold colours, from skinny straights to skin tight jeggings, there is a style for everyone. Yes, that's right everyone! Even me (as much as I've pushed against it).
My current faves are the coloured jeans and classic dark skinnies. To demonstrate their versatility I've put together a few great outfits to share!

Outfit 1: I love this look for these last days of warmth in the early fall. I've paired the classic dark skinny jeans with a simple white top that cinchs in at the waist (smallest part) and has a bit more volume all over to balance out the figure. I love these grey suede boots! They're a great fall staple that can be dressed up or down a pull on right over the skinny jeans while keeping you comfy with a minimal wedge heel. For accessories, add the straw fedora you picked up for the beach, a big bright bag (I love the punch of the red on the softer palette), and a great soft scarf in a neutral or pastel colour. This would be the kind of outfit I'd throw on for grocery shopping, running errands, a casual coffee date, or a play date at the park with my daughter.

Outfit 2: I love this as a great option for dressing up at night. You could hit the town with the girls for some dancing, or settle down to a date night in your favourite restaurant looking fabulous. I've paired these great skinnies with a jewel toned silk top (satin or a fabric with a great sheen would also work here). I love the rich colour and the luxurious feel of the silk! To keep the outfit simple and streamlined stick to nutral tones in the accessories but don't be afraid to add a little sparkle for pizzaz.
Outfit 3: In the top two outfits we looked at a casual outfit with a boho feel and a more glamorous outfit for night but now I want to offer an option with a little more edge. For you ladies who like the idea of a rocker chic style, I designed this outfit for you and me. To me a great pair of black leather heeled boots is the first step to giving these dark skinny jeans a bit more edge. The top allows for something comfortable while showing a little skin through the mesh panels at the shoulder. I love a great blazer, or a great leather motorcycle jacket, so why not take the best of both worlds? The richness of leather, the motorcycle style collar, the fitted style, and button closure all work together on this great white number, while the white pops in contrast to the dark jeans and boots. Again, I've added that large red structured bag. The shape and colour work with the outfit for the added wow factor!
Which of these outfits would you be most likely to wear? Why? Tell me all about your Skinny Jean Style in the comments below!