Quickie Darling Deal & Steal: Love Little Black Dresses @LadiesOutfitters!


I’m currently on a dire job hunt to make those fashion writing dreams come true, but I’m not about to start blogging away on all the great deals there are for job interview outfits.  I have my handy go-to dresses, including the black & white New York & Company dress about which I recently wrote.

However, my search for a job has led me to discover the chic, urban, & sexy items sold on Ladies Outfitters. The retailer features designers like Apple Bottoms, Dereon, Sean John, & Baby Phat.

Since I’m always a sucker for a sweet LBD, I just had to share some of my favorites, which are perfect for a fancy date night, a club crawl with the girls, an evening cocktail event, or family wedding.  I love how these dresses are all styled so differently, including edgy peep toe booties, sleek ankle shooties, metallic strappy sandals, & chunky patent platforms.

First up, the Sean John sexy sleeveless cowl neck party dress ($45.90) in black can be mixed & matched with some of your favorite accessories, including a denim jacket to dress it down for day or neon leggings to show off your wild side! If sparkly dresses get you going, the Katia sleeveless sequined v-neck mini party dress ($39.99) in black is just the thing to make a flirty entrance & make an ex-beau super jealous!

I know I’m always looking for something elegant & the S.L. Fashion sleeveless high neck chiffon dress with tiered ruffles ($59.99) in black is just what I’d pick.  The flattering tiers on the lower half will help show off an hourglass shape & jeweled accents make this a luxurious choice!  Lastly, the Ignite one shoulder belted sequined cocktail dress with asymmetrical neckline ($59.99) in black is a romantic & feminine, red-carpet-ready frock, perfect for so many occasions.

As you click around on the Ladies Outfitters website, be sure to check out the sale section, which includes vibrant tanks, wild leggings, maxi dresses, & skinny jeans! Also, for more on little black dresses, take a click on over to The Stylish Five: LBDs from Forever 21 ($30 & Under)!, Quickie Darling Deal & Steal: My New Favorite (Semi-Formal) LBD!, & Red Carpet Review: Jennifer Aniston’s Little Black Dress Looks! Happy Styling!

7/18/11 Darling of the Day: Leighton Meester for Vera Wang’s Lovestruck!


Leighton Meester, the newest face of Vera Wang’s Lovestruck, looked super stylish & accessible in a pleated blush blouse, paired with some seriously sexy leather leggings at the fragrance’s London launch party.  A departure from some go-to black trousers, this look is incredibly easy to translate into your everyday life.  Not to mention that the Gossip Girl star is wearing some killer Brian Atwood sandals & a special leather-looking Dannijo bracelet.  These are essential for when you head out to the bar, for an interview at a trendy office, or an after work event.

I’ve turned this look into two comparable outfits, giving a shoutout to my plus-size Style Darlings!  While I couldn’t find a pleated blouse (I’m sure they’re out there in soft blush, nude, & gray hues), here we have a tailored ruffle top from The Limited, as well as a smocked button front shirt from Avenue.  On the bottom, try out leggings with a faux leather panel, or plus-sized Baby Phat leggings, which can also be paired with basic tees & a vest, or dressed up even more with a corset top or a belted tunic top.

The best lavender strappy sandals that I could find are these fun t-straps by Type Z @Zappos for $53! They’re perfect for underneath a floral maxi dress or to add a pop of color to an LBD. The only accessory that you’ll need for this look is a bejeweled mesh cuff by Candie’s, available @Kohl’s!

Style Darling has technologically come a long way, but take a look at the last time we featured Ms. Meester as a Darling of the Day.  If you love all thing stylish about Leighton, check her out on In Style on their Star Finder to see who she’s been wearing on the red carpet & for special events!  Happy Styling!