July 19, 2017 - Easy Outfits, I Feel Pretty, Style

A Perfect Little Black Dress for $14!

Hey pretties!  If you saw my post last Friday, you know that I had to move up the post I had scheduled for today because the links were starting to sell out.  So I went against all things I stand for and posted about the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale two days in a row so I could share A Week of Fall Outfits from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale before everything sold out.

I think that’s an important enough reason, don’t you?  🙂

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Ok, let’s take a break from all of the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale madness today and switch gears a little bit to a recent purchase that I’m loving – this tie waist black dress.

It was a last minute purchase right before my parents’ 50th anniversary party a few weeks ago.  I wasn’t feeling any of my other dresses so I ran out to Target and grabbed it without even trying it on.  I paid $19.99 for it but it’s now on clearance for just $13.98!

Here’s a flat lay of the outfit that I wore to my parents’ anniversary party because I was rushing out the door and forgot to take a selfie on the night of it.


Let’s stop and talk about these sandals for a minute before we press on – I got mine in a Stitch Fix but just discovered them on sale for 50% off here.  I can’t tell you how many compliments I get every time I wear these shoes. Because of the block heel, they’re really comfortable and a lot more versatile than you might think.

Today’s outfit is how I paired it up for Friday night church.  This little dress is great for so many things, including putting it on with a pair of flip flops and never leaving the house!  It’s super comfy and versatile, which I love, love, love. Pair it with heels for a night out or throw it on with a long cardigan and gold sandals like I did for church.

Black Dress + Olive Cardigan + Gold Sandals

[Dress/Cardigan/Sandals (similar)]

Black Tank + Olive Shorts + Black Sandals

Lately I’ve been having a bit of a color crush on black and olive.  Here’s another outfit I posted last week on Instagram with this color combo.

[Tank Top/Shorts/Sandals (similar)]

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  • I love comfy dresses that can do anything with you. Infact I think those are the only ones I want to buy anymore. Everything else just gets worn too little. Black and olive work really well toghether and depending on the strength/shade of olive it can be summery or have more fall vibes.

    Alex – Funky Jungle

  • Kate Ward

    What size did you get in the dress from target?

  • Love that LBD! Thanks for the sale tips! Peace!

  • I love olive and black together!

  • Rachel Lovingood

    I LOVE those shoes, but it doesn’t look like they are 50% off anymore. 🙁

  • ADA

    That LBD dress can be worn a million ways and both outfits you put together with it are gorgeous. Love love those stunning patterned block heel sandals. I have always loved Nine West’s shoes.

    Welcome by tomorrow and linkup pretty Ali. =)

  • I love both looks and am a fan of black and olive. The dress looks so carefreee and fun to wear especially with those fancy sandals. Love it! I wear mostly dresses in the summer as it is hot!
    Have a great week!
    jess xx

  • Love that you didn’t know what to wear and you just stopped at Target to get something, that dress is super cute and those heels, oh my goodness, love them!

  • I must say that I love both looks. The dress is probbaly my favorite though. You look gorgeous.
    Thank you for organizing your link up, I joined.

  • THat dress is amazing! Love how you styled it!

  • Your sandals are stunning and I love the dress is got from Target!

  • Those sandals with the patterned heels are fabulous! I love the Pardon My French T-shirt – I’m in France now so that’d be perfect for me with my broken French!

    Emma xxx