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 😉



  1. 11th January 2016 / 8:36 pm

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

    XO Amie

    Credit Crunch Chic

    • 13th January 2016 / 7:19 pm

      Thanks Amie! xx

  2. 12th January 2016 / 3:25 pm

    HOLY MOLY. These shots are absolutely stunning!!

    • 13th January 2016 / 7:19 pm

      hehehe, thanks Meg!!! xx

  3. 12th January 2016 / 5:06 pm

    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!


    • 13th January 2016 / 7:20 pm

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

    • 13th January 2016 / 7:20 pm

      Good ol’ Topshop hey! 🙂 xx

  4. 13th January 2016 / 3:06 pm

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

    Jackie | fashionxfairytale |

    • 13th January 2016 / 7:20 pm

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

    • 13th January 2016 / 7:20 pm

      Aw thank you so much!!!!

    • 13th January 2016 / 7:22 pm

      Aw thanks SO much for the kind words Morgan! xxx

    • 16th January 2016 / 8:54 pm

      Thanks so much Becky!

  5. Lou Francesca
    13th January 2016 / 9:47 pm

    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? 🙂

    The Fashion Road

    • 16th January 2016 / 8:54 pm

      Thank you so much! 🙂 xx

  6. 13th January 2016 / 10:47 pm

    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

    • 16th January 2016 / 8:55 pm

      Aw thank you for the kind words! xx

    • 16th January 2016 / 8:55 pm

      Thank you so much! <3

    • 16th January 2016 / 8:55 pm

      Thank you Yana!

  7. 14th January 2016 / 10:30 am

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

    • 16th January 2016 / 8:55 pm

      Ahh Emma, thank you so much!

    • 16th January 2016 / 8:55 pm

      Thank you Rakel! x

    • 16th January 2016 / 8:56 pm

      Thank you! And yes, do love a LBD

    • 16th January 2016 / 8:56 pm

      Ahh thank you so so much! x

    • 16th January 2016 / 8:56 pm

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

  8. 16th January 2016 / 7:10 pm

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


    • 16th January 2016 / 8:56 pm

      Thank you! Glad you like them 🙂 xx

  9. 8th March 2016 / 6:27 pm

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

    XO Sahra
    Que Sera Sahra

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