Shopping: Little Black Dresses to Go

It is a true classic and comes in many forms: the little black dress. Hope you are not yawning yet, but it is ever so versatile and useful. You can easily go from work to play. Change a few accessories to dress it up or down. Go from „no frills“ to glam in less than five minutes. Chose the right material and it happily travels with you wrinkle-free in either backpack or trolley. It is like having an ace up your sleeve. So today I picked a few inexpensive dresses from ASOS Curve.

Work to Play

This one is my favourite of the lot, though personally I prefer dresses to be longer. But I am involved in (local) politics and occasionally that includes debate rounds on stages. So I find myself sitting between chair or table level above the audience. Quite often it is just a bunch of seats, without a covered table in front of you. Trust me, you want to concentrate on what you say, not if anyone can look up your skirt! Still, that dress is a super cute basic. It’ll show your curves without showing any cleavage. Dress it down with a denim jacket and some low chucks or ballet flats. Glam it up with killer heels, a clutch and some seamed tights.

The wrap dress is another classic and flatters most shapes. For a professional look I’d put a top, cami or t-shirt underneath. Dress it down with a happy scarf and flats. You can wear boots and a floppy hat with it for a boho look or a statement necklace and some killer heels to impress.

Rather too low cut for work, but still great to show of your curves. Put a crisp shirt underneath and you’ll look very professional with a whiff of sexy secretary. Not a bad look, eh? In summer wear it with big glasses, a straw tote and some flip flops and people will struggle to believe that is the very same dress.

Off Work

The Bardot dress is not something I’d wear to work, and I even wear my kitten dresses there! Has something to do with off shoulder. However it is a super cute black dress that’ll take you from shopping to cocktails no matter if you are sightseeing or staying locally. Wear it to a BBQ or a picnic with friends with flats or dress it up for a date.

The last one is a stunner. There are places where you could wear it to work. The creative sector comes to my mind. Although in landscape architecture that would be very overdressed. I’d happily wear it to an opening of an exhibition with some coloured and/or patterned tights. Possibly with an assortment of smaller vintage brooches or a bigger one. It is at home with Sunday brunches and cocktails, art house cinema, that kind of thing. I like the artsy vibe and the rather severe cut. It’ll show off your curves, but not flash your boobs. You can show off a bit of leg, so I’d not wear it with anything lower than a kittenheel.

Back to Work

It’s back to work for me tomorrow, like for so many others. As the dress is still in the post, I thought I’d show you the polyvore set of the outfit post that’ll come soon. Can’t wait to team it up with the dinky typewriter brooch I got from my vintage santa Mein vorgestern.

Back to Work

Back to Work by misskittenheel featuring a black rollerball pen


My sectret vintage santa presie from

Work to Play

One of these days – not enough time to change when you go out on a Friday night. So you put something on that makes it easily from day into night. You put some heels into your  handbag and put on a dress like the Saturday Night Thrive Dress from Modcloth.

Before I ordered I actually read through most of the customers reviews (currently  about 170) and was in a slight dilemma. Stuck between sizes. I opted for the larger one. It is easier to take a garnment in, that make it larger (or yourself smaller). So when I retrieved the dress from customs I was gutted. The top bit was indeed a wonky fit. And after a few rounds with half a ton of safety pins, I realised no belt or seamstress can make easily make it give that tailored look on me. Bugger!

And then I took out that wrap blouse, that got neglected for quite a while. Loved it on the spot. This was my dress! It even comes with pockets – yayh!

This is the work look. Flats, arm warmers, another scarf and no make-up. The dress looks purple – but it has a black base. The left bottom picture shows the real colours.

2014-11-26 work to play
Dress: Saturday Night Thrive Dress from ModCloth
Wrap Top: Simply Be Fashion
Loafers, Tights, Arm Warmers: H&M
Scarf: Tie Rack
Brooch: Vintage

Es gibt diese Tage, da habe ich einfach nicht genug Zeit. Also muss ein Outfit her, das man ganz einfach ausgehfertig machen kann. Dann packe ich einfach ein paar Absatzschuhe in die Handtasche und ziehe mir ein Kleid wie das Saturday Night Thrive Dress von Modcloth an.
Bevor ich das Kleid bestellt habe, hatte ich tatsächlich fast alle der über 170 Bewertungen gelesen. Dumm gelaufen – ich war zwischen zwei Grössen. Naja, es ist einfacher Kleidung enger als weiter zu machen. Nachde ich das Kleid vom Zoll abgeholt hatte, war ich erst mal schwer gefrustet. Das Oberteil saß so ganz und gar nicht! Selbst ein paar Runden mit einem Haufen Sicherheitsnadeln waren nicht mit Erfolg gesegnet. Ein Gürtel half auch nicht. Verdammt!
Und dann holte ich meine schwarze, lange vernachlässigte Wickelbluse aus dem Schrank. Bingo! Genau richtig – so gefiel mir das an mir. Und das Beste – das Kleid hat sogar Taschen – yayh!
Das hier ist der Arbeitslook. Flache Schuhe, Armstulpen, ein bunter Schal und kein Make-Up. Auf dem Bild sieht das Kleid lila aus – ist es aber nicht. Das Bild unten links zeigt die echten Farben.