The LFD (Little Floral Dress), 2 Ways

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You may have noticed a little trend on my Instagram lately (@elletrain) and that trend is black floral. It’s actually an on-going trend in my world and I will forever love it. It’s floral with an edge = my favorite.

Option 1: Colder Temps

I don’t wear a ton of dresses, but when I find one I really like I want to be able to style it multiple ways and definitely wear it in multiple seasons. I’m finally an OTK boot convert and adore them with dresses this time of year. For me, leggings don’t really work for any purposes outside working out or lounging, so the OTK boots give me the leg coverage I need while still fitting my style well. LOVE them.

I warmed up the upper parts by throwing on this amazingly cozy jacket that is essentially a better-looking Snuggie.

black floral cozy jacket

black floral dress

Outfit Details

Dress (same print, different cut) – Express Wrap Dress – Sadly, my exact dress is sold out but I’m loving all these black floral dresses at Express right now and this one is the same print, just a different neckline. It would be cute with a black turtleneck under it for more warmth, a la Shana-style.

BootsMarc Fisher Yenna OTK Boots – Gwen and I both have and LOVE these. They’re comfy, flattering and stay up well with the drawstring. They make me want to wear more dresses and that’s saying a lot! Ha. LOVE. TTS.

CoatApricot Batwing Coat – This was a random purchase from a site I don’t typically shop earlier this year, but I LOVE this coat. And it’s $33. It’s one size and good to note that the sleeve cuffs are a little bit snug, but the coat is THE coziest thing you’ll ever wear.

Earrings – (similar) Baublebar Slim Bow Drop Threader Earrings

LipstickMAC Russian Red – Favorite red. Not too blue, not too orange. Just bright and lovely.

Option 2: Less Cold Temps

leather jacket

black dresses for women

black leather jacket

leather jacket

black dresses for women

Outfit Details

Dress (same print, different cut) – Express Wrap Dress – Sadly, my exact dress is sold out but I’m loving all these black floral dresses at Express right now and this one is the same print, just a different neckline. It would be cute with a black turtleneck under it for more warmth, a la Shana-style.

Earrings – (similar) Baublebar Slim Bow Drop Threader Earrings

LipstickMAC Russian Red – Favorite red. Not too blue, not too orange. Just bright and lovely.

Moto jacketAllSaints Bales Leather Jacket – My favorite leather jacket ever. It’s so soft and the collar is just. Too. Good. Fits true to size. Wearing US 6.

Black booties (similar) – Halogen Anita Bootie – Mine are old Nine West, but these are SO cute and get a ton of great reviews.

Shop Black Floral Dresses

Many of these are from Express because they are killing it right now and have everything 50% off currently. Some of the styles are going quickly but some are fully stocked in all sizes.

I love these dresses for holiday or beyond (a theme I’ve been talking about ad nauseum I know! Haha. No one trick ponies in my closet though!) Thinking I will wear the warm combo here to our Christmas Day lunch and be warm and festive!

Happy Holidays y’all.

xo

L

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6 Comments

  1. I would love to hear more about your hunt for the best black boots Im always looking too! Will there be a post coming anytime?

    • It’s been a tricky search and not sure I’ve found the pair yet! Like the pair above for dressy, but I need some that are more everyday than this. When I figure it out I’ll definitely do a post!

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