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Wednesday, September 05, 2012

the faux little black dress

 {tee: nordstrom rack, skirt: costco, belt: stradivarius, shoes: nordstrom rack (for a penny!!!!), necklace: target, bracelets: everywhere.}

My days have been chock full of fun and especially of shopping.  My mom and I have been driving all over creation (or at least Metro Detroit) to stock Mr. F and me up on useful items for our new home and things we just can't find very well in Cyprus,  things like paper cutters, staple guns, and deodorant.  Knowing that I would be returning with so much loot, I very cautiously packed light.  The few clothing items I did bring I limited to my favorites and stuff that could be worn in multiple scenarios.  This meant keeping in mind casual and mildly formal occasions.

Enter the black pencil skirt and the black tee.  The tee I wear more often than I would like to admit (thank goodness for laundry!)  and the skirt has just been flat out useful.  One day I wanted to look a little more put together than my limited wardrobe was starting to make me feel so I paired these two together and cinched them together with my favorite belt and before I knew it I had an on-the-go little black dress.  It made for one crazy comfortable ensemble to get me through church.

Note to future self, however, lower v-neck tees are not conducive to excessive baby cuddling.  As soon as the baby shimmies, so does the shirt, and pretty soon you've got some revealing undergarments that should probably stay hidden.  I'll definitely take that into account next time I get to play with 3 babies at once.

Note to current self, Mr. F (who I haven't seen in over two weeks now...) saw the last picture and called me a fox.  I think I need to wear this outfit more often when he's around....  I'm just sayin'...

pleated poppy


  1. Oh I love this look! I may be copying it soon!

  2. I do this too!!!!!!!!! I have a classic black skirt and a t shirt and black vest that literally go together soooo well. :)

  3. Look at you! And you're home for a minute:) I'm glad to "see" you!

  4. Loving this look! Love the black and brown combo.

  5. I definitely thought this was a dress till I read it was separates! Love how you put the two items together and the turquoise necklace is gorgeous with it. It's always a major win when an outfit is hubby approved too :) I'm a new follower!

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  6. You DO look like a fox!!

    I was thinking it was a dress at first..mainly because every time I put black on black they are different colors (some are SO old)

    I love love love this outfit and would wear it everyday!

  7. Oh my gosh I thought this was a dress into I read it's separates. Love this look! I am your newest follower. xo

  8. you look amazing in the outfit. It looks fantastic. And I love the pop of colour with the necklace.

  9. Love the dress with the brown belt. Stopping by from WIWW.. Happy Saturday!

  10. I totally thought this was a dress, haha. It looks fantastic! I would love for you to come link up to my Sunday Style linky party :)

    Now following your cute blog!

  11. Stopping by from Modern Modest-- you look so great! I like your style and your blog :) I would love for you to stop by my blog and follow if you'd like!


  12. I like your joyfulness whilst posing for photos!

  13. Oh that's cool--I honestly didn't know what you meant by 'faux' until I read that it was a tee and a skirt--it totally looks like a black dress from the pictures!

  14. It is so awesome!!!! Sure didn't look like separates if you didn't tell us about it. It's awesome when you can play tricks with your outfit. Lovely!