02 December 2013

LBD Pairing - Opinions needed!

Good Monday, dear friends!

Hope all of you had a great Thanksgiving get together and scored some great bargain over the Black Friday weekend.  For us non American on this side of the planet, we had a long weekend too.  Dubai was chosen to be the hosting city for the Expo 2020 and we all were awarded a day off on Thursday to celebrate and another 2 days off on Sunday and Monday to celebrate UAE's national day. So, we are still on holiday mode here, sort of :)

On with this week's post - I have had this little black dress for over 6 months and have worn it only once and I think it is high time to showcase it here on the blog.  I absolutely love the dress!  I love the romantic silhouette of the chiffon and the touch of gold on the belt. I paired it with my new Diane Von Furstenberg clutch also with some gold accent on it.

Now here's the tricky bit.  How do I accessories this black dress?  Well, I tried on these 3 combinations of pearls and realized that it is one tough decision trying to decide and this is when all of you kind friends come in.. please let me know your opinion on which combination is the best! Your feedback is very much appreciated!


Combination 1 
Fresh water pearl necklace with charm from LENA paired with my old stud pearl earring





Combination 2
LENA pearl and 24K necklace with matching bracelet paired with my old stud pearl earrings





Combination 3
LENA pearl dangling earrings and nothing else!





:: Wearing ::

ASOS dress (sold out)
Diane Von Furstenberg clutch
Christian Louboutin shoes
LENA Jewelry

51 comments:

  1. Happy Thanksgiving!! I love your dress, you look stunning! It is difficult to chose combination as they are all so stylish and the necklaces are gorgeous but I do prefer the third one, with dangling ear rings and nothing else!
    Have a great week ahead!
    xxx

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    1. Happy Thanksgiving to you too! And since we are 'Dubai-an' Happy National Day! I kind of like the 3rd one too actually :)

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  2. Wow, Mrs C I love your dress! The extra layer gives the impression of a long dress and also the single sheer sleeve is stunning!
    I love big earrings in order not to distract from the cleavage/chiffon part. Have you tried gold instead of pearls?
    Although I could also think of a short golden choker (then with very small golden earrings only).
    Fabulous clutch by DvF!!

    Annette | Lady of Style
    Pearl Bracelet Giveaway... 2 more days!

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    1. That's an idea too! I'll see what I have in that line. Thanks Annette!

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  3. Thanks for the lovely comment on my post - I look forward to seeing some photos of your decor update.
    x
    Melissah

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  4. The same word immediately came to mind for me too...stunning! I'm not sure which accessories. They all look nice. Tough decision.

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  5. Like Breakfast in Tiffany! You are great stylish woman!
    khamidenkyzy.blogspot.com

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  6. That dress is stunning!! I think I like your 2nd necklace best, but I think all the combinations are beautiful!

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  7. This is a stunning dress, black tie perfection! I think I like the first set best. I think the irregular shape of the pearls fits the dress. It is both modern and classic at the same time. Beautiful bag and shoes. Mrs. C you are class act!

    I had a black tie event a while back and had a rough time finding a dress. Everything was so prom dress looking or crazy expensive. Ended up wearing a sixties vintage dress for $7. Wish I had known about your dress!

    blue hue wonderland

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    1. I understand perfectly about the difficulty of finding a good dress.. I was lucky with this one. Check out ASOS once in a while.. you might just find something nice :)

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  8. What a fabulous dress! And your classic pearls are the perfect complement. Thanks for sharing with Visible Monday.

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  9. What a stunning dress! Gorgeous! I like the outfit with only the earrings.

    bisous
    Suzanne

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  10. I like the simplicity of the 3rd combination.

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  11. That dress is absolutely gorgeous on you! I like the second and third combinations best, but after reading all the comments, it seems that you can't go wrong with any decision! Now, get out there and WEAR that dress!

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  12. very pretty! xo,
    Jamie
    www.candystilettos.com

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  13. I have to say, that when I scrolled through the images, my breath was taken away. This dress is so amazing. It's one of those pieces that you keep a life time. You look fantastic in it!
    http://sowhattotwenty.blogspot.com/

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  14. Love the dress!!!!

    PinkandNavyStripes.com

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  15. That dress is so spectacular it needs no help at all except to be worn by someone as beautiful as you! Definitely go with the last option and nice choice wearing your hair up to make the lines of the dress the star of the show.

    Alicia

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  16. Hi there! You look fabulous, my favourite is the 3rd look as I really love the neckline without a necklace xx

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  17. Amazing dress!:X

    http://the-may-day.blogspot.ro/

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  18. Ahh, so classy and elegant. Wow! This is gorgeous! You look like a movie star today. :)

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  19. Wow what a beautiful dress, it's so classy and chic. I think I like the first option the best!

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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  20. I like the one with the earrings only! Just because they are such nice earrings! Lovely to meet you!! I came over via another blog link as I was intrigued by your blog name!! Why Jack of all trades?!?! I am intrigued!x

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    1. Thanks for dropping by, Kezzie! Jack of all trades, master of none.. that sounds pretty much like me :)

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  21. Very pretty LBD, I vote for #3 :)

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  22. I think combo #1 is my fave - pearls never go out of style!

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  23. My vote is for #2! I would also like to see #3, but with a dainty gold necklace that falls just to your bust.
    Regardless - it's a beautiful dress and you wear it well!
    -Carylee
    morepom.blogspot.com

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  24. The dress is stunning,and you rock it! I vote for combo #2, it lengthens your silhouette. I'm about the same height as you, and we need all the help we can get in that department! Next time you wear the dress you have to hold your hand outstretched and say "dahhhling" ;)

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  25. Gorgeous outfit! Love how you've paired the stunning dress with the necklace, I think that has to be my favourite :)

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  26. I vote for combination 3. Very pretty ensemble.

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  27. You look so classy! Love the pearl touches.

    Sincerely,
    Sabrina

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  28. Absolutely love your dress. I like combination 3, looked great with drop earrings!

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  29. This dress is amazing ! ASOS is a good spot to find smart pièces. I vote for combination 2, because of pearls . Have a nice week !

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  30. They are all gorgeous !!!
    Combination No: 3 is my favourite


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  31. First of all, it's a beautiful dress! The accessories I like best with the dress is the earrings. I like the clean neckline. Necklace seems to distract from the beautiful lines of the dress.

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  32. love the gold belt!♥ it's so chic and classy!:)

    www.lorietta.cz

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  33. What a stunning LBD! All of the ways you've styled it are gorgeous but I think the first is my favourite... there is something about that fresh water pearl necklace that takes the look to a whole other level of chic.
    xox,
    Cee
    www.cocoandvera.com

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  34. Classic ... you look like a greek column ... so beautiful, simple and seriously interesting. All three looks work so well, slight preference for the first look. Wherever you eventually go in this, I'd love to be a fly on the wall! Gorgeous creature, you!

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  35. Amazing look !
    what a dress black is my favourite i love black.. What a stylish women necklace was really awesome...

    http://www.jollychic.com/?a_aid=SIRIUSIT

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  36. your look brought chanel to my mind... fabulous and elegant!
    Kisses from Miami,
    Borka
    www.chicfashionworld.com

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  37. Oh my goodness, you look so glamorous!! Looks 2 and 3 are my favorite :)

    ~Jacy
    www.laviedelenore.blogspot.com

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  38. Very elegant outfit, very lady!
    http://byanaleon.blogspot.com.es/

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  39. This dress is stunning on you! I love it with the earrings and no necklace.

    Alice
    www.happinessatmidlife.com

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  40. What a fabulous dress! I like the just earrings look. That way the unique cut of the dress is the star.
    Debbie
    www.fashionfairydust.blogspot.com

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  41. That's an amazing dress! I don't think I could pick one look over the others; they all are so elegant!

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  42. Here is my two cents: perfect, glorious dress. Amazing clutch. And after careful consideration and going back and forth I decided it would be the second necklace for me. Because it is so in tune with the neckline of the dress.
    Greetje

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  43. Ah, Mrs. C...you are a vision! Lovely, lovely dress! You are beautiful! I'm on the fence as to my favourite look. I love the freshwater pearls, and I also love the third look!

    Vancouver hosted Expo 86, and it was such a magical, festive 6 months! I'm sure Dubai will be a consummate host! Fun, fun, fun!

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