The Midi Dress

How many black dresses does one woman need? Who’s counting??? Haha. OK. All kidding aside, all black dresses are not the same. There are elegant cocktail dresses, sexy ‘LBD’s, black sheath dresses, etc. While I consider a simple black sheath a ‘#1 must have’ for every professional woman, after you have that it’s fun to consider other styles that are more relaxed…like this midi dress I found earlier this year at Revolve…

I was immediately attracted to the unique European styling – clearly this was not from your mainstream chain store…the label is Marithé François Girbaud – ooh lala, it’s from France! It’s 100% polyester, perfect for summer into fall.

Wearing a midi (length ends between knee and ankle) means choosing the right shoe so you don’t look dumpy…these ankle strap sandals have just the right balance – sexy, comfortable, and casual. A high heeled boot could be a nice option for when the leaves start to turn…

Did you notice the fun cut-outs in the skirt of the dress?

You also may have noticed the deep cut shoulders yet no bra strap is showing, which would ruin the whole look. WhileI have never been of a fan of racer bras or those contraptions that pull your bra straps in…

…this ‘bralette’ from Free People is terrific! It is super comfortable, it’s pretty, and it does the job. ;-)

As for a wrap or jacket, chose this Chan Luu which I cannot get enough of this year…it is so soft and cuddly, I love the fringe, and also love the neutral color…a cropped jacket (denim or leather) would also look cute, but stay away from a structured blazer.

Last but not least, a few words about makeup…for a softer summer look with a tan I like to use a bronzing powder (Laura Mercier) then a bit of highlighter (Becca) on my cheeks…as for lipstick, my latest obsession is this frosted MAC called CB 96AA7 – an odd way to name a lipstick, don’t you think? Why not ‘Sweet Apricot’??? Anyway, it was down to nothing, so I went to get another tube…Hmmm, why not get two in case they discontinue it…turned out to be my lucky day – buy two get one free!

Happy Monday ladies! Summer is not over yet! :-)

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  • Love this outfit. I could wear it to work, shoes and all! Your makeup is sublime.

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