Spirit of the night

The little black dress is a wardrobe piece you can always rely on, no matter what…


The LBD. A classic wardrobe piece that you can rely on, for any occasion. This one however is a little different – with a beautiful leather & crystal incrusted waist details, a high-thigh split and cut outs, it is definitely my all time favourite. I remember back in my late teens I would go out every weekend and wear my heels and all my dresses on a regular basis, but now it’s a little different (mainly because I can’t handle hangovers!) Because of this when I do make the effort and dress up to go out I like to have fun with my outfits. Sure, a black dress is pretty average in terms of fun, but with it’s pretty detailing, yellow heels and a purple pop from my lipstick, I think this one has worked a treat.

I am also completely in awe of this suede jacket. A beautiful shade of grey (no jokes please…) and covered in tassels, which give it a slight cool-country feel. I think of this jacket as I do my leather pieces; something I can wear time and time again, no matter what the occassion, weather or outfit. Not only that, it will get better with age which is more than I can say for myself! (ha!)

Then we have the shoes. Oh, the shoes. Platforms, check, textured prints, check & a beautiful array of yellow tones, check! I love the colour of these heels, perfect with an all black outfit – just to add a pop of colour. They also incorporate grey and black, which is another reason why I feel they work so well with this outfit. Lastly, they are the perfect height to give your legs the most amazing shape.

So, a night shoot hey?! We nipped out late one evening last week to shoot these photos, it was a creepy foggy evening full of frost and iced air. The fog made the car park lights shine brighter than usual and even though I was very (very very) cold, it was so much fun getting these shots.


Photography – chris@alotofbradshaw.com

See below for a few black dress alternatives. A black dress never dates so you can keep it in your wardrobe and wear this baby forever. I always say a black dress is like a pair of jeans, it might take some searching but eventually you’ll find one you feel amazing in. Of course, just because you only need one LDB, it means you can buy new shoes and accessories when you want a little outfit freshen up.. that’s how it works with staple pieces, don’t you know 😉


I LOVE your shoes and holy Toledo; this whole set is so well shot and gorgeous !!

XO Sahra
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Stunning look!! Beautiful pictures!

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Those pictures are stunning! I love the dress and shoes as well. Gorgeous outfit! x


These are gorgeous photos! I love how dreamy they are. Thanks for sharing! Xo, Ellese


Thank you! Glad you like them 🙂 xx

I stumbled across your blog just now and I have fallen in love! The posts, photos and your writing is stunning.


Thank you so much Madeline! Such a lovely comment, it’s made my day! xx

These photos are SO stunning, such a lovely post <3 A LBD is definitely a wardrobe staple for anyone x


Thank you! And yes, do love a LBD

wow! I’m obsessed with your blog! all the photos are truly amazing and you have such a unique style!
Emma xx

Ahh Emma, thank you so much!

This is such a cool post, with lots of great outfits and accessories! You are absolutely rocking it and your photographer is incredible! xx adaatude.com

Aw thank you for the kind words! xx

Your photos are amazing!! Totally agree about LBD’s, I always turn to them for a night out. Would love if you could check out my recent fashion post? 🙂

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Thank you so much! 🙂 xx

Aaaaaaaah I love your blog so much! It looks so beautifula nd all your pictures are flawless!
-Morgs x

Aw thanks SO much for the kind words Morgan! xxx

Love the outfit but I love the photos even more!!!!


Aw thank you so much!!!!

Amazing pictures as always Laura and I just recently bought my own LBD and they are so great.

Jackie | fashionxfairytale |

Thanks Jackie! Yes, LBD’s are the best! 🙂 xx

The shots are so breath taking! And I can’t get over how beautiful those shoes are.

I have two black dresses, and they are definitely some of favorite pieces in my closet. It’s just so easy to mix and match accessories, jackets and shoes with them to create very different and chic looks!


Thank you Nilla!
Exactly! You can’t beat a LBD 🙂 xx

HOLY MOLY. These shots are absolutely stunning!!

hehehe, thanks Meg!!! xx

Lovely pictures and a lovely outfit! I love the shoes and a black dress is such a wardrobe classic!

XO Amie

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