Update Your Little Black Dress

Posted On Friday, April 12th, 2013
Filed Under: Deals & Steals, How To, shopping


The new HP Spectre XT Touchsmart Ultrabook is a super sleek 15-inch notebook and it’s not just devices that can give you a touch of luxury, but your fashion also makes a serious statement.

The little black dress is a wardrobe essential every woman needs in her closet. It’s simple, clean and the perfect slate that you can dress up or down. It’s such a multipurpose frock that goes from casual to chic in the blink of an eye or with the addition of a few accessories.

See what add-ons are perfect to add a touch of luxury for a LBD.


One of my favorite little black dresses is from TJ Maxx and was less than $20. During fall and winter I paired it with season appropriate gear like over the knee boots and a knit purse. But now that the weather is {finally!} warming up, I’m swapping out heavier materials for lighter airy fabrics and prints and accessories.

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You can never go wrong with an oversized necklace. It becomes the centerpiece of any outfit and will distract people from the fact you’re wearing the same garment they’ve seen a million times. If a necklace like this Frugal Finds NYC multi-chain link is too loud for the workplace, rock a more subdued one during the day and slip this one on for after hour drinks.

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I’ve amassed a ton of belts and 90 percent of them have been thrifted. They’re great at cinching the waist on oversized clothes and a way to break up the look of an all black outfit. This beaded belt I scored from my Swap Your Closet event has become a new favorite.

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Of course handbags can’t be left out. A brightly colored purse looks great against the neutral hue and I also like a striped one like this cross body bag I raided from my aunt’s closet.

I also love rocking a funky pair of tights. Not only do they keep me protected from the chilly nights, they also add a fun element to an otherwise blah look.

Those are just a few ways you can jazz up a basic outfit. But I want to see how you style your threads.

Enter the Spectre XT Touchsmart Ultrabook™ The HP + Intel + Project Runway Pin Your Style Contest to show me how you make the old new again. 

Want to participate? Pin a photo of the HP Spectre XT Touchsmart Ultrabook™ via the Pin It button on the Pin Your Style contest page. Then, build a board that represents that week’s theme. Check out the weekly Pinsetter images on the site for inspiration.

Submit your board’s URL into the site to enter. Then, share your board with friends to earn the most votes!

Win prizes like an HP Spectre XT Touchsmart Ultrabook™ and a gift card to bring your style to life by getting the top votes for your board.


I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls Collective, and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.

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3 thoughts on “Update Your Little Black Dress

  1. Love the bag, I remember you finding the trash bag of purses from your aunt! And I spy a cute glitter backpack in the background 🙂

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