Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Black Bell Sleeve Dress

Happy hump day everyone!! I'm so glad this week is halfway over and I'm extra excited because it's my last night of work for the week. I decided to use my last day off for the year tomorrow so I can go to the zoo and look at some beautiful Christmas lights. Yes, I said the zoo!! If you live in or around the Houston area they have an awesome lights display from 6-10pm every night so you should definitely check it out. Before I head off to work and get this night started I'd like to share with you a beautiful dress I found for less than $25. It's the perfect little black dress for any occasion and I know you'll love it as much as I do. So, what is this awesome dress and where can you snag one for yourself?

The Dress
About a month ago I was at the mall and on the hunt for an awesome Christmas party dress so I decided to stop at Forever 21 because they always have the cutest dresses. That's when I ran across this beauty and I knew I had to try it on. I love black dresses because they are so easy to style and look so classy and dressy. This one especially caught my attention because of the awesome bell sleeves, crochet bodice, and cute tassels. The fit was a little snug, but not enough for me to want to go up a size so I snagged this beauty thinking it was going to be this years Christmas party dress. I actually ended up finding a dress I liked better for the party and I'll be featuring that beauty on Friday's post. But, I never let a beautiful dress go to waste so I wore this one to church with my parents :) Unfortunately this dress is no longer available online so I linked a similar one below. The store may still have some though so be sure to check it out! So, how did I end up styling this dress and how can you change it up to match your style?

My Style
When it comes to black dresses the sky is the limit with styling them. I knew I wanted to keep the theme dressy and wear some cute heels, but I was undecided on which color. Then I woke up that Sunday morning and it was really cold outside. I knew I wanted to wear a pair of my cute tights that I purchased last year so I dug through my drawer and found this adorable black and white polka dot pair from JcPenney. So, the decision was quickly made to do a black and white color scheme and I had the perfect shoes in mind. I bought these shoes from Payless a while back and they have quickly become a favorite of mine. They are the most comfortable heels I've ever worn in my life and they are super adorable. I wasn't sure if the styles would match at first since the dress has a 70s retro vibe and the shoes are more of a throw back to the 40s, but I decided to give it a go and I'm very happy with the end result :) Sometimes mixing it up actually works and I love this outfit so much!! If you want you can wear all black and throw on some plain black heels or even a cute pair of black flats if you don't like wearing heels. If you're like me and you like adding pops of color then the sky is the limit with what colors to choose. Wear a vibrant red, green, purple, gold, silver, pink, etc. Just remember to match your accessories to whichever shoes you decide to wear to bring the whole outfit together. 

Shop This Style: Dress *similar / Tights *similar / Heels *similar

Isn't this dress adorable? Do you like how I chose to style it? How would you style it differently? I'd love to hear from you so leave me a comment and let me know what you think. Be sure to spread the love and share this post with all your friends who would love this dress as much as I do. I hope you have an amazing week and happy shopping :)

Have you entered my Christmas Giveaway yet?? Friday night is the deadline so be sure to get your entries in by then. There's an adorable Betsey Johnson purse and several other awesome items up for grabs so be sure to get your entry in by today. You can enter HERE!

Goodbye for now...Fashionable Tigress

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  1. Cutest dress ever, love the flared sleeves! <3

    Andini xx | Adventures of an Anglophile 

  2. Love the dress and the way you styled it. Looks great on you. I bought a black dress sell this week. Just love it.

    1. Thanks so much❤ That's so awesome!! Bet it looks awesome

  3. I do love a cute bell sleeve dress! I think you look fabulous in yours! :) Love the shoes too!


  4. your outfit is cute like how you paired it esp the tights.

  5. love the dress!!! I need to find something like this for the winter or any occasion!