An Updated LBD

Fashion blogger Bows & Sequins wearing a little black dress, ankle strap sandals, gold aviator sunglasses, and a leopard clutch in New York City.

If there’s one ‘trend’ for fall that I can’t stop eyeing & buying, it’s lace. I was shopping a few weeks ago before NYFW and it’s probably safe to say that 80% of the things I bought were lace or had touches of lace throughout, this dress being one of them!

As usual, New York was pretty sweltering hot at the beginning of fashion week. It’s always so tough to figure out what to wear when you want to be wearing your new fall clothes, but the weather isn’t cooperating. So I figured incorporating a few fall trends (lace, for example) while staying seasonally appropriate was best! (On a bit of a side note, I saw multiple girls wearing coats during NYFW. Sure, their outfits were amazing, but like, we all know it’s 95 degrees outside and that you’ve got to be miserable if we are sweating in sleeveless dresses. 😂)

Bows & Sequins wearing a two-piece black dress with lace details. Styled with a Clare V leopard calf hair clutch!

I ordered this dress online from Nordstrom and honestly expected the lace midriff section to show a bit more in person. I’m not sure if it’s because I’m pretty flat chested and have a short torso, but I really had to position myself for the lace detail to show in these photos. On the plus side, it feels way less ‘exposed’ and makes it easier to wear for everyday!

The front pleats almost make this dress look like a top & shorts or even a romper, but it’s a fit and flare dress, which just so happens to be my favorite style to wear! Oh, and another major plus — you can handwash at home. No dry cleaning necessary!

Fashion blogger Bows & Sequins wearing a little black dress, ankle strap sandals, gold aviator sunglasses, and a leopard clutch in New York City.

Here are a few more lace looks I’m loving at Nordstrom…

Fashion blogger Bows & Sequins wearing a little black dress, ankle strap sandals, gold aviator sunglasses, and a leopard clutch in New York City.

Bows & Sequins styling a black lace dress with BaubleBar Pinata tassel earrings.

Back at it with these tassel earrings… I’m seriously obsessed, especially for only $36! (I’ve only worn them on the blog here, but I seriously wear them out for dinner or drinks at least twice a week!) I’ve got my eyes on the teal and the navy… Which color do you like best?!

Bows & Sequins wearing the perfect LBD ... It's a faux two-piece dress with a lace midriff. Jessica paired it with simple ankle strap sandals and a leopard clutch for a night out!

Get the Look…

Black Two-Piece Dress
Ankle Strap Sandals (available in 6 great colors!)
Leopard Clutch
Aviator Sunglasses
Tassel Earrings (available in 6 colors, too!)
Red Lipstick
Gold/Black Watch

Fashion blogger Bows & Sequins wearing a little black dress, ankle strap sandals, gold aviator sunglasses, and a leopard clutch in New York City.

Fashion blogger Bows & Sequins wearing a little black dress, ankle strap sandals, gold aviator sunglasses, and a leopard clutch in New York City.

Fashion blogger Bows & Sequins wearing a little black dress, ankle strap sandals, and a leopard clutch in New York City.

Fashion blogger Bows & Sequins wearing a little black dress, ankle strap sandals, gold aviator sunglasses, and a leopard clutch in New York City.

Bows & Sequins wearing a two-piece black dress with lace details. Styled with a Clare V leopard calf hair clutch!

Fashion blogger Bows & Sequins wearing a little black dress, ankle strap sandals, gold aviator sunglasses, and a leopard clutch in New York City.

Fashion blogger Bows & Sequins wearing a little black dress, ankle strap sandals, gold aviator sunglasses, and a leopard clutch in New York City.

What trends are you loving for fall so far?!

Created in partnership with Nordstrom

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14 Comments

  1. 9.26.16
    Elizabeth commented:

    Love the dress! Looks great on you.
    XO
    https://splashofpreppy.wordpress.com

  2. 9.26.16
    Nikki commented:

    Great LBD – I always love a little pop of leopard too!! Xx

    Nikki | http://www.nikkibstyles.com

  3. 9.26.16
    Alexis Fallon commented:

    Girl I am LOVING this dress!! It’s so chic and you look so fab! I cannot wait to purchase for myself!

    xoxo,
    Alexis

    http://www.southendstyle.wordpress.com

  4. 9.26.16

    Great LBD!! It looks so great on you.

  5. 9.26.16
    Mary commented:

    This dress looks so great on you!! It’s just the right amount of sass and skin– haha! I just love it!

    xxoo
    Mary
    http://www.BelleOnTrend.com

  6. 9.26.16
    Laura Mitbrodt commented:

    What a chic dress!
    xo
    http://www.laurajaneatelier.com

  7. 9.26.16
    Natali commented:

    You’re looking absolutely incredible in this LBD, it fits you like a glove!

    http://lartoffashion.com

  8. 9.27.16
    Jenn Lake commented:

    Gorgeous, lady! Love the pop of leopard!

  9. 9.27.16
    Olivia commented:

    Omg love this look! You’re the cutest! New post// http://www.oliviaschueller.com/?p=628

  10. 9.27.16
    Jessica commented:

    LOVE this dress! Chelsea28 always has the best pieces at great prices.

    xo Jessica
    My Style Vita

  11. 9.27.16
    Kate commented:

    You can never have too many lbd
    -Kate
    Katekoutures.blogspot.com

  12. 10.16.16
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