Out of Office Style Travel

A Classic LBD for a Classy London Night Out

After taking ten days off to romp through English countryside with a few friends (more on that in future posts), it’s back to work and back to reality.  Though it’s been a week and I’m still sleeping off the jet lag, I find myself daydreaming about my adventures instead of focusing on whatever I should be doing.

A highlight of the trip was an evening at the Oriole in London.  Descending the stairs, I swooned as I stepped back to a bygone era of dapper duds, delightful drinks, and swinging jazz.  I felt at home – confident in my little black dress, red lips, and heels.  This old soul found her happy place.

There is nothing more iconic than the LBD.  It’s always appropriate, always in style and the perfect solution for any night out.  I immediately fell in love with this particular one – simple and timeless, with just a hint of sass in the asymmetrical neckline.  Wrinkle-free and with a bit of stretch, it was an easy choice to survive a week in a suitcase for a eventual night out in London.     

In time, the lights went up, the music stopped, and we stepped back into present day.  I’ll miss my little escape into that vintage oasis, but at least I know that my LBD will look just as good now as it did in the 40s.

Although I’m back home in D.C., my thoughts go out to Manchester after last night’s terrible events.

Dress: Zara (and only $30!)
Jacket: Zara, old.  Similar here and here.
Shoes: Tahari, old
Earrings: From Eagle Co.
Pinky Ring: Rachel Pfeffer Designs


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    Southern & Style
    June 11, 2017 at 7:31 pm

    I love the little flash of shoulder this dress gives, super sexy and classy at the same time!

    xoox, SS

    Southern And Style

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    June 3, 2017 at 9:53 am

    I love the dress and those heels! They go together perfectly. I miss London!

    Kayla | kaylablogs.com

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      June 9, 2017 at 11:46 am

      Me too! I love London!!

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    Alexandra Hollander
    May 28, 2017 at 11:59 pm

    Ugh I love this look! Can’t go wrong with a classic, little black dress is timeless but those shoes add a fun modern twist! You look great, girl!

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      June 9, 2017 at 11:46 am

      Thank you!! Those shoes seem to make every outfit!

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    Christine Anne
    May 24, 2017 at 1:33 pm

    I can’t believe that dress is only $30! That’s such a steal and it’s so cute!

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    Seersucker Sass
    May 24, 2017 at 1:12 pm

    What an absolutely gorgeous outfit! The Oriole sounds absolutely amazing. I love places that make you feel like you’ve stepped into a different era 🙂

    XO, SS || Seersucker Sass

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      May 24, 2017 at 7:41 pm

      Then you will love the Oriole. If you ever find yourself booking a trip to London, make sure you make a reservation WELL in advance. They book up months in advance but it’s totally worth it. 🙂

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    May 24, 2017 at 11:24 am

    You can never go wrong with a good LBD. I love this one on you and these photos are too pretty!!
    Amy | Pastel N Pink

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    May 23, 2017 at 10:25 pm

    THAT DRESS! It is beautiful on you girl. I love the photography; so stinking glamorous. LBDs are my fav and are 100% the best things ever. Loved this post and looks like you had a ton of fun on your trip to the Oriole!
    xo, G

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      May 24, 2017 at 7:41 pm

      Thank you! You’re making me blush 🙂

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    May 23, 2017 at 5:52 pm

    You look absolutely beautiful in this dress! That jacket is so cute, may need to add it to my closet.

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