Saturday, April 27, 2013

Why the LBD is Not for Me (at least not in its natural state)

Dress: Candie's, Kohl's
Shoes: Journeys
Bag: Marshalls

Tank: Kohl's
Jeans: J. C. Penney's
Shoes: Betseyville, Macy's
Bag: Marshalls
Scarf: A. C. Moore
Belt: Kohl's

Top: Gifted
Skirt: Target
Shoes: Alloy
Bag: Marshalls
Belt: Wet Seal

The little black dress has always been something of a nonstarter for me.  Classic or not, it's just too generic.  So when Dr. Lahiri (Mindy Kaling) voiced a similar sentiment to Dr. Castellano (Chris Messina) on "The Mindy Project" last February, I couldn't help but jot it down: 

"Let me guess, you want me to wear a little black dress, a push-up bra, and heels like every other boring, sexy, anonymous girl."

She says this while sporting a long-sleeved red sequined dress that earns the stink eye from the cantankerous Dr. Castellano.  Never mind that she ends up donning the dreaded LBD for her (doomed) Valentine's Day date with a dud played by none other than B. J. Novak.  Her words still hit the nail on the head.  Black dresses, and society's preference for them, aren't just about fashion - they're about conformity.  A no-brainer to be sure, but nonetheless thought-provoking.  

That having been said, I was glad to have this blank canvas of an LBD upon which to showcase my Fabulous Felt Sharp Shapes Brooch Barrette, snappy new polka dot bag, and golden oldie polka dot pumps.  Even if the "L" in this case seems to stand for "long" instead of "little."  But then such is life in The Tote Trove, the land where acronym rewrites and fashion faux pas flow free.  

1 comment:

Jewel Divas Style said...

Black is pretty boring but sometimes it allows you to showcase an amazing piece of jewellery, or ten...

Love how your bag and shoes match in yellow with black polka dots.