Bet On Black :: party-inspired black

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Head-to-toe black hits the right note every time. Whether you're sipping cocktails with friends or reminiscing with family, an all-black attire is sure to suit your occasion and your mood. Throw on some lively accessories to brighten the look.    
Polish off a monochromatic look with gold accessories to get that holiday glow. 
A leopard wedge elevates these heels from simple to standout. Suddenly your favorite suede wedges pack loads of personality! 
Wearable candy canes in the form of stud earrings; festive yet refined. 
Gold plates and a delicate bow catapult a classic black belt from office to event-ready. 
Kate Spade's whimsical, beaded necklace is a lesson in instant impact. 
Pink is the new red ;)
Photos by Brooke Faison
[top: Urban Outfitters, skirt: Ann Taylor, belt: Ann Taylor, wedges: Ann Taylor, necklace: Kate Spade, earrings: Kate Spade, watch: Kate Spade, pink bracelet: Michael Kors, gold chain-link bracelet: Stella & Dot, sunglasses: Aerie

I know it's a cliche, but you can honestly never go wrong with black. The key to mastering this shade is through your accessories - let your jewelry, shoes, belts, purses, etc. tell your style story. Black is the opposite of distracting so your accessories - and you - are free to shine!

This monochrome party look goes to show how cheery and festive black can truly be. Although reds, whites, greens, and navys are all fabulous holiday colors, sometimes it's comforting to go back to the basics. Whenever I'm stumped on what to wear - I always turn to black and then build the outfit through accessory selection to make it special. Black serves as a great foundation to create an outfit from.    
SHOP :: 


  1. beautiful!

  2. You look so stylish and elegant - love the outfitt :)

    Melane | Pure Perspective

  3. I love your heels!


  4. Black dresses really are the best! Love your classic look <3

    Fishbowl Fashion

  5. Lovely look! I would change wedges to heels but its perfect outfit anyway :)

  6. I agree can never go wrong with a LBD. Like you can play up an all black look with accessories and makeup. I love this dress on you. Looks perfect with the black booties, gold belt, and bordeaux lips! :)

  7. Love love love the whole look, but your shoes are to die for!!!

  8. Jewelry is a great staple to my wardrobe, but I love yours. Rachel xo

  9. Black on black is always a good idea. This outfit is great. I love the peplum, and that belt is so cute. Great statement necklace, too!

  10. Lovely blog! LOVE the dress, it looks awesome on you! Would love to follow each other.


  11. Beautiful!
    Love your dress!
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  12. stylish as always <3 :) I love the peplum, you look wonderful!

  13. Gorgeous look!! The detailing on the dress is so pretty and perfect for the holidays.
    xo Jackie
    Something About That

  14. That is a very elegant number, and I like how you styled it with that fun fuschia necklace - what a great way to tone it down a bit when not attending an extravagant event :)

    Happy weekend!
    House of Illusions

  15. This little black dress looks amazing on you!!!

  16. I know I find myself wearing a lot more black these days. It is such an easy go to. And I though this was a dress what a great job you did of matching these pieces. And love your necklace it makes me think of candy. : )

    Allie of ALLIE NYC

  17. I agree with you, you can never go wrong with black and just a spice of lively accessories to brighten the look. great look as always.

  18. you are so right , black is great for very occasion keep in touch !

  19. Beautiful dress and necklace!

  20. Black is always a great choice. Details of this styling are right on spot :) xx Maja

  21. Great total black, I love your peplum top and your shoes!!!!

    Kisses, love Paola.


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  22. Sooo it looks like I'm gonna need to get myself over to an Anne Taylor ASAP. That belt is too amazing. And the wedged! Gosh, I love it all. Haha. Totally nailed it with this look.


  23. Great look! Beautiful necklase!


  24. Love ur outfit! Looks great!)

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  25. wow
    you are beautiful ♥
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  26. I love an all black look! This is very chic. The dress fits you perfectly. I love the leopard detail on the shoes.

    Amy Ann
    The Real Arnolds

  27. wow Kat you look absolutely stunning! At first I thought that that was a dress, not a combination of top and skirt, which just only proves how good stylist you are! I really love the fact that you also played in the belt in mix, it accentuates your waist really beautifully!
    I also like how you threw in some color with that necklace- such a beautiful piece by the way! :) I should definitely shop at Kate Spade!

  28. So chic, can't go wrong with an all black ensemble.


  29. cute dress! love the shoes!

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    xo, zia