Good morning, Golightlies! Did I mention Paris was cold? As in freezing? While I spent 99% of my time in the same coat, sweater and pair of blue jeans (God bless stretch, because after downing more pain au chocolat than should be legal, that’s all that fit), I couldn’t resist a tryst with my new LBD from the Penny Chic by Shauna Miller Little Black Dress Collection, where each LBD is only $20 (amazing, right?).
I’m so happy to call Shauna a friend and if I didn’t love her so much I would hate her (purely out of envy, of course) for coming up with the most genius idea ever: a collection of little black dresses that cost a mere $20 each. Brilliant, right? Why didn’t I think of that?
Every girl knows the power of a little black dress. Dress it up, dress it down, it’s always the go-to dress you reach for. So, Shauna, the queen of cheap-chic and blogger behind Penny Chic, created a LBD for every body type.
I’m wearing The Utility, which can be styled with a classic pump or bright tights and Isabel Marant-inspired booties for Parisian flare, but plan on scooping up The Skater and The Classic, too. I think Audrey would approve, don’t you?
How easy would life be if we had a LBD for each day of the week? A blank canvas of infinite possibilities? Even better, the dresses are manufactured in the U.S.A., are machine-washable and wrinkle-free (I feel like this would totally get my mom’s stamp of approval too! Am I right, Mama Golightly?).
Do you remember The Uniform Project, where Sheena wore the same LBD for 365 days? If not, check it out for a zillion ideas on different ways to style an LBD.
I’ve learned the same lesson a few times in life that less is more: once in college when I came home for a summer with one suitcase of clothing. My slimmed-down closet made every day so much simpler. And then again, when Fred Baby and I took a year off after living in San Francisco to globe-trot. Living out of carry-on luggage really is incredible. Fewer options = more head space and more time.
And really, in the end, don’t we just end up wearing the same 5-10 things over and over again? (Or is that just me?) I have one LBD that I bought five years ago and have literally worn over and over again on multiple continents in multiple climates. It’s comfortable, always looks good and only set me back $40 from the juniors department of Macy’s (or was it Nordstrom?). Proving once again that style and price are mutually exclusive.
[Photos by FredBaby13 taken in the apartment we rented in Paris!]