A black dress for a daytime look.

In fashion, there really aren’t any rules…and if there are some rules, they’re meant to be broken.
And that’s what I did with this black dress…I felt like a broke an unspoken rule.
When we think of black dresses, we often think of wearing them in the evening, but paired with neutral accessories and minimal makeup, a black dress can be totally appropriate for the day.
I wore this dress while out in New York and when meeting up with new friend and fabulous designer Bibhu Mohapatra (the post on him is here)…so I definitely felt that the dress was casual enough to wear out on the streets of Manhattan but chic enough to wear to a designer’s showroom.
I wore:
ASOS Petite Exclusive Skater Dress with Twist Neck and Belt
Christian Louboutin Simple Pump 85 in Camel (see similar here)
YSL Muse Bag in patent beige (see black version here)

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So, what do you think of my daytime black dress look?
Would you wear black dresses out during the day too?




  1. September 2, 2012 / 9:05 pm

    That dress is beautiful, I love that you put the belt there as well, complements the simple black dress so well! & the bag and shoes are a great addition! Good choices :) xoxo Vanessa Mae

    • September 3, 2012 / 7:34 pm

      Thank you so much, Vanessa!! Sometimes the easiest outfits can be the best ;)

  2. September 2, 2012 / 9:07 pm

    Thank you for your nice comment. This LBD is amazing You look great and your smile is so gorgeous.


    • September 3, 2012 / 7:35 pm

      Thank you so much, Jenny!!

    • September 3, 2012 / 7:35 pm

      Me too!!!
      I am slightly obsessed ;)

  3. September 2, 2012 / 11:02 pm

    I LOVE the dress with the nude accessories. You look uber chic! I can see you walking the streets of Paris in this outfit! :)

    • September 3, 2012 / 7:35 pm

      Lisa…you know just what to say ;)

  4. September 2, 2012 / 11:55 pm

    Wow, you look incredible.. that dress is absolutely gorgeous on you.. you look so chic and sophisticated…

    Anyways, I’m your newest follower via google (#109) I’d love it if you could check out my blog sometime and maybe follow as well?


    • September 3, 2012 / 7:36 pm

      Thank you so much for your lovely comment and your follow!!
      I really appreciate it!!
      I will definitely check out your blog too!

  5. September 3, 2012 / 12:48 am

    I totally agree. . . fashion rules are made to be broken. I definitely wear black during the day, and you look so fabulous in that dress!!!

    xo Jenny

    • September 3, 2012 / 7:36 pm

      Thank you so much, Jenny!!
      Yay for rule breaking ;)

  6. September 3, 2012 / 2:48 am

    Gees you look amazing. You have gorgeous legs, lady!!! I’m totally all for black during the day. I think there’s nothing wrong with that!

    • September 3, 2012 / 7:36 pm

      Lol!! I am totally blushing ;)
      Thanks for the sweet words and I’m so glad you agree with black for the day!!

    • September 3, 2012 / 7:36 pm

      You rule breaker, you ;)
      Love it!!

  7. September 3, 2012 / 4:11 am

    Yes I would, it looks amazing on you! This outfit is so chic, I love your shoes!
    Have a great week,
    kisses chris

    • September 3, 2012 / 7:37 pm

      Thank you so much, Chris!!

  8. September 3, 2012 / 4:30 am

    I love those shoes on you, I guess because they’re the perfect shade of ‘nude’ for you – and I definitely think the little black dress here isn’t too much for day.

    • September 3, 2012 / 7:37 pm

      Lol! They’re almost too matchy to my skin…could be confused as bare footed ;)

  9. September 3, 2012 / 5:28 am

    Great black dress! I love that you paired it with nude shoes with a perfect heel height ;)
    Diana Marks Twitter

    • September 3, 2012 / 7:37 pm

      Thanks, Diana!!
      Believe me…this is the highest heel you can wear while walking/roaming the streets of New York ;)

  10. September 3, 2012 / 12:20 pm

    I have so many black dresses, it’d be hard to follow such crazy rules! and this dress looks gorgeous on you <3

    • September 3, 2012 / 7:38 pm

      Thank you!!
      Black is the new day look ;)

  11. September 3, 2012 / 2:04 pm

    Lovely black dress. I think its great either for day or night ;)


  12. September 3, 2012 / 2:22 pm

    Hello Pretty Lady :) The lbd looks gorgeous on you. I love the detail at the neckline. I’m with you and will wear a black dress any time! So excited to read about your goings-on during Fashion Week. Lucky you for being in NYC!


    • September 3, 2012 / 7:39 pm

      I wish I could stay for the whole time but I will be writing about Fashion Night Out from Miami…which will still be lots of fun ;)
      Thanks for the compliment!!

  13. September 3, 2012 / 3:23 pm

    I love your shoes! and the bag =)

    • September 3, 2012 / 7:40 pm

      Thank you, Maya!!
      Louboutin and YSL…good taste you have ;)

    • September 3, 2012 / 7:40 pm

      Thank you so much, Rebecca!!!

  14. September 3, 2012 / 6:56 pm

    Fashion without rules is the prettiest ^_^ Adore the dress and you have gorgeous legs O.O

    • September 3, 2012 / 7:40 pm

      I 100% agree ;)
      Thank you for the lovely compliments!!!

  15. September 4, 2012 / 2:50 am

    oh that dress looks fab on you! love your blog sweetie, i’ll be following you! x

    • September 7, 2012 / 8:51 pm

      Thank you so much for this compliment and for the follow!
      I really appreciate them both :)

  16. September 4, 2012 / 2:32 pm

    Martha that outfit is head to toe gorgeous. You look so casual yet chic in it. I agree fashion rules are meant to be broken. My mother used to tell me rules like no white pumps after Labor Day, which I am breaking today :-).



    • September 7, 2012 / 8:52 pm

      I love it!!
      Rule breakers in fashion are the best ;)

    • September 7, 2012 / 8:52 pm

      Thank you, Marija!!
      It actually came with the dress…from ASOS…so the price was very fair for the dress AND the belt ;)

  17. September 7, 2012 / 3:35 pm

    Just lovely!!

  18. September 10, 2012 / 8:41 pm

    wow..you look so pretty Martha:)) love your dress and shoes!! Cannot wait for your next post with Bibhu Mohapatra


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