The Perfect Black Dress and Style Six Link Up

Hi friends!!! I-AM-BACK! Woohoo!!! It feels like I have been so out of touch for the last 2 weeks, but I’m back, and I’ve got a fresh post. The perfect black dress & Style Six link up. Who doesn’t need one (or ten) little black dress in their arsenal. Black dresses are no longer pigeon-holed for funerals. As a matter of fact, now black dresses are being worn to and even in weddings. I think I actually managed to come in on the front of that trend when I got married. I had my bridesmaids wear black and white, and at that point I didn’t know anyone who’d “gone there”.

OCTOBER 10, 1992

Old Navy Black Dress, Coast to Coast

This is the first midi-dress I’ve purchased and I’ve gotta’ say, I really like it. For women over 40, it’s nice to have the option of some longer lengths.

You know how I feel about softness. #softiskey I am a fan. This dress is ribbed, and the fabric is super soft. The belt is detachable, and I’m so sorry I didn’t think to take a picture outside without it, but here is a selfie without the belt.


You can see the dress has a slight shape and is generous through the hips. #hallelujah
It’s available in 3 other colors and is currently 30% off.

Old Navy Black Dress, Coast to Coast

A little leopard is always a good idea. Snakeskin would work beautifully too.

Cardigan Cape, Coast to Coast

I purchased this cardigan during the NSale this summer. I love the boxy feel and that you can dress it up or down. It looks cute with the perfect black dress, but equally as cute with black leggings. Roll the sleeves up, or leave them down. It’s really a versatile piece that I know I’ll get a lot of wear out of. I think it will be perfect for travel too. Both the dress and the sweater are perfect closet staples and the sweater is now 40% off and comes in 6 colors. The cardigan runs big, so I suggest sizing down.


I just got these black sock booties. It takes me a while to get on trends like booties with dresses, and honestly…I’m still not sure about it, but I’m trying. As for the booties themselves, they’re great. The heel height is perfect. Yes, perfect. Not too high, not too low, and the ankle is the same. Not too tight, not to loose.

Kendra Scott, Coast to Coast

Let’s talk for a few seconds about my new necklace. Katie and I hit Kendra Scott Sunday for our birthday discounts and this is what I got. I love the layered look without having to fuss with putting on three separate necklaces, and even better, it’s adjustable and can also be worn long. The toggle type clasp makes adjusting the length an absolute breeze.

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  1. October 23, 2019 / 4:14 am

    Love seeing your wedding photo! That black dress is so pretty on you and so versatile!

    Jill – Doused in Pink

  2. Kellyann
    October 23, 2019 / 1:46 am

    I didn’t even recognize you in your wedding photo!!! My BFF had us wear black in her wedding 25 years ago and you are right – cutting edge! Love your new dress and all the ways you’ve styled it. Bonus that it is so soft!

    • October 23, 2019 / 7:10 pm

      Oh my gosh…too funny! Probably because I was wrinkle free. LOL

  3. October 23, 2019 / 2:28 am

    Love seeing your wedding photo ! Gorgeous bride ! Loving the black dress. You look gorgeous with your shorter hair. have a great Wednesday !

    • October 23, 2019 / 7:10 pm

      Thanks Tammy! I’m really enjoying the ease of styling with the shorter length.

  4. October 23, 2019 / 2:35 am

    What a lovely wedding photo!! And the black dress is gorgeous. I agree that clothes should be super soft and comfortable. I can’t bear to wear anything that isn’t comfortable! Love the animal print shoes, by the way!
    Suzy xx

    • October 23, 2019 / 7:10 pm

      Thanks Suzy! I with you…give me all the comfort!

  5. October 23, 2019 / 3:45 am

    That is such a pretty dress and so flattering too.

  6. October 23, 2019 / 4:14 am

    This dress looks really nice on you and I love it with the leopard heels.
    x, Julie |

  7. Living on Cloud Nine
    October 23, 2019 / 4:14 am

    LOVE the throwback and look how classy those bridesmaids dresses were!! Ahhh that is the perfect black dress and talk to me about the Marc Fisher booties, I need a chunky heel black boot…text me with size into when you see this…..Regular or one up? And you were a BEAUTIFUL Bride with a killer smile!! Happy girl!!

    • October 23, 2019 / 7:10 pm

      As always, you’re much to kind! The countdown is on my precious friend!

  8. Heather Bramlett
    October 23, 2019 / 5:07 am

    That really is the perfect black dress!

  9. October 23, 2019 / 8:41 am

    Who doesnt love a little black dress.
    The length on that one is great.

  10. October 23, 2019 / 8:52 am

    Beautiful! I love your gold necklace! I have a bracelet like that. This is my kind of LBD. Looks comfortable and it will be a great layering piece! Looks great wit the leopard shoes ! Love the wedding picture!

    • October 23, 2019 / 7:10 pm

      Thanks Jess! I saw the bracelet too. Just love all the KS.

  11. October 23, 2019 / 10:02 am

    I’m glad you got a midi. They have such an elegant feel that you don’t get in a shorter dress. Nice choice, Lisa!

  12. Kim Taylor
    October 23, 2019 / 10:26 am

    Love the black dress!

  13. October 23, 2019 / 1:09 pm

    Ahhhh!!! Love everything about this post! You were a beautiful bride- no surprise and Black was so chic! Love that new dress with the leopard pumps too 🙂

    • October 23, 2019 / 7:10 pm

      Aw, thanks so much Holly! You know how to make a (somewhat) old lady feel good. XOXO

  14. October 23, 2019 / 2:40 pm

    That dress looks fantastic on you! I love it belted and unbelted! You are going to get so much wear from that!

    • October 23, 2019 / 7:10 pm

      Thanks Laura! I ordered the mushroom color too…now to decide if I should keep one or both. UGH. LOL

  15. October 23, 2019 / 7:10 pm

    OH. MY. GOODNESS!! I’m still trying to get over the wedding photo!! I LOVE flashbacks like that and your were a gorgeous bride, Lisa! Still a gorgeous friend, too! Even in a black dress!!

    • October 23, 2019 / 7:10 pm

      LOL! Thanks friend. The 90’s were something else. HA!

  16. October 23, 2019 / 7:01 pm

    That’s so funny because I’ve been loving the midi skirts more too. It’s interesting how we go through stages!!
    Loved that throwback photo too…So adorable

    • October 23, 2019 / 7:10 pm

      Thanks Jodie! I just have a hard time shifting gears, but I’m working on it.?

  17. October 24, 2019 / 8:30 am

    This black dress is so versatile- and I love how you wore it with a sassy pump AND cute black booties!

    Le Stylo Rouge

    • January 21, 2020 / 7:13 pm

      Thank you Ashley…I am finding several comments from you in this crazy pending folder that I didn’t even know were here. I feel just awful about that. Hope you’ll come back around. XOXO

  18. Mummabstylish Mummabstylish
    October 24, 2019 / 8:55 am

    This is lovely, I like that tie detail on the front. We’ve both styled LBD this week, great minds eh! Thanks for sharing on the #linkup Jacqui x

  19. October 27, 2019 / 9:08 am

    How cute are you?! You look gorge in that dress!! And soft is definitely key–bonus when it comes in dress-up clothes!

  20. October 27, 2019 / 7:08 pm

    Oh, my gosh, those leopard heels. First thing I fell in love with in this post. Your first midi dress is sensational. And those heels really glam it up! Perfection.

    • November 6, 2019 / 4:35 pm

      Aren’t they to die for. I just need to wear them more.

  21. October 29, 2019 / 10:22 am

    Love how you styled this! Awesome post! And I’m glad to see the link up! I’ll try to get in on this one! SOme of my favorite bloggers and IG’ers!
    ~Melissa xx

    • November 6, 2019 / 4:35 pm

      Thanks Melissa!!! You’re such a sweet heart!

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