LBD

I figured since I never wear black, I was definitely overdue for a LBD or little black dress post.  This plus size dress comes from Kiyonna and yall know I have to put my own spin on, so I actually turned this dress around and wore it backwards.  This time it was on purpose...I promise.  I did a minor alteration on my new nifty sewing machine to smooth out the back where the breast are "supposed" to be.  I like the neckline better this way.  

So pointy toe shoes are back.  I have been hanging on to an old pair of Ninewest pointy toe pumps for years just for a moment like this (who says hoarding doesn't pay off).  I decided to do a little DIY project with the whole capped toe look that everyone, included myself, is going bananas over.  In my head pops in the song..."that ish is bananas, B-A-N-A-N-A-S!  I always associate something with a song.  Anyways,  this was a quick do it yourself project that involved some tape (I used painters tape because I had it laying around) & pink nail polish (don't judge me & I would probably advise using some craft paint).  If you are going to do a project like this, an old pair of shoes is a great way revamp an old thing in your closet.  I thought they came out super cool.  After wearing these shoes, I remember why I hate pointy toe shoes.  Wide feet and pointy toe shoes do not go together.  








In case you were wondering where I got my pink polish from, I got it from a Nokia sponsored event.  Nokia Lumia 900 has a new pink phone and partnered Nikki Minaj's manicurist, Kandi Banks, to create a pink nail polish to launch with the phone.  In case you can't see in the picture, I'm wearing the polish as well.   The color is really pretty and a beautiful shade of pink.  Every girl always has to have a fabulous color of pink polish around. 

Outfit Logistics:  Dress - Kiyonna $158, Shoes - Ninewest (similar), Belt - Ann Taylor $50

29 comments

  1. I really love this little lace dress on you, particularly the addition of that belt. And what a creative DIY project...such a great way to revamp and old pair of pumps. Great post!

    Sheri
    http://shapelychicsheri.blogspot.com/

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  2. You look so pretty in your LBD!! Funny I was reading something last week about pointy shoes and don't ask me why but I have 3 black pair don't judge me lol and I did the same thing except I painted one pair red.

    -Mayra
    http://mommynheels.blogspot.com

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  3. Your so talented. I love this black dress :). I wanna see the new back of the dress :) Haas

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    1. Ahh I'm already in the bed...it was nothing special the back was v neck...I just made the breasted pockets flat

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    2. I have loved this Kiyonna dress for years! It's always refreshing to see a new spin on old favorites. It's a brand new day so could you put the dress back on and take a picture so we can see the back? I love the idea of a v-cut back style.

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  4. that LBD is perfect! so pretty and classic!

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  5. You look fabulous!!!!!!!!!! Fabulous!!!!!!!!!

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  6. I love this look and am truly impressed with your shoe-capping skills. ;-) Pointy toes? So not for me...but give a funky kitten heel and I'm all over it.

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  7. smokin and so chic- genius idea on the pumps, perfect job with the polish x

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  8. U are so pretty! Love ur blog so much, i'm a new follower by Italy!

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  9. You never disappoint. I love this look.
    You look fabulous. The dress looks like it was made just for you.

    I don't think you need to change a thing about yourself but are you losing weight or are my eyes deceiving me?

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    1. I am, but not for vanity's sake, but for my health's sake. Went to the doc. and I have some numbers I need to change (on the inside) so Im changing them.

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  10. You look fantastic! That dress is GORG and I am so jelly of your teenie tiny waist! I love the cap toe trend and have a vintage pair of white shoes with a silver cap toe and I plan to do a DIY too. I've seen this trend ALL over the blogosphere and tons of DIYs! Love the pink cap...it's so late 80's early 90's and you know I'm a girl of that era! btw - good job on the "getting healthy" goal! ;-)

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  11. I almost got married in a Kiyonna cream dress very similar to this and if I had half the sense to turn it around like you did, I probably would have! the only thing that bothered me was the neckline in the front. Wow! Amazing!

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  12. Omg I love this! You're rocking that laced dress! Love the DIY pink cap-toe heels too.

    xo,Cortnie
    http;//stylelustpages.com

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  13. That dress is so pretty! Love the way you wore it!

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  14. Love the shoe idea ... You look beautiful in that black dress

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  15. love this look and love the belt...you know i'm into belts now. lol. i'm with you on the pointy shoe; makes my already BIG feet look BIGGER!

    somebody is getting slim :)

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  16. You look Ahhmazing in that dress, and I love what you did with the shoes.

    www.fashionobsessed.onsugar.com

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  17. Everything about this LOOK is Gorgeous!!!! This LOOK is #FAB!

    www.altonyalalashea@blogspot.com

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  18. You're so beautiful in that black dress! :) 8/10

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  19. The dress is absolutely gorgeos. I was looking for a dress like that for a very long time and I didn't find it :( Now I can buy something similar on allegro (it's polish e-bay :)), but it's not cheap, so maybe someday... You look amazing.

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