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Monday, January 25, 2016

Little Black Dress | Now & Later

Hello, hello...I hope you all had a fabulous (& warm!) weekend! Every year, I try to see most of the Oscar-nominated films, so Mr. SP and I snuck off for a movie date yesterday, and saw Brooklyn. We both agreed it was the sweetest, most charming movie we've seen in years. I especially enjoyed it, considering the two other movies we've seen recently are Revenant and Sicario. Whoa, intensity overload!

Today I've got a fun style post to hopefully inspire you to pull your 'Summer' dresses out of hiding, and wear them {Now & Later}. This classic black a-line dress is a cinch for warmer weather, but with a few key pieces and layers, I can extend it's wearable life year-round!

Hi Sugarplum | Little Black Dress Now & Later



The key to making wardrobe pieces work for multiple seasons is the fabric. Obviously, some fabrics are delegated to certain seasons...like linen in Spring/Summer, and wool in Fall/Winter...but others, like cotton, can work for multiple seasons...thus doubling your wardrobe. #closetmath

The jersey knit of this dress, coupled with the dark color, made it an easy seasonal transition. With the addition of opaque tights, cardigan, and closed-toe shoes, it was cold-weather ready.

Hi Sugarplum | Little Black Dress Now & Later
The scarf adds another layer of warmth, not to mention, fun pattern. So cute paired with the plaid shoe, right?! 

Hi Sugarplum | Little Black Dress Now & Later

My love affair with this peacoat continues to grow, it's just so classic and chic! (Not to mention, $28!) I just added the black one to my collection #oops, but I prefer the camel with this look, to break up all the black. Who says your coat can't keep you warm and add style to your outfit?

Hi Sugarplum | Little Black Dress Now & Later

Hi Sugarplum | Little Black Dress Now & Later

Style Tip: Don't automatically go for the black or brown shoe...colors and patterns can be just as neutral, but add much more personality and interest to your outfit. Sole Society is a great resource for classic shoes in fun patterns, but still affordable.

Hi Sugarplum | Little Black Dress Now & Later

This outfit would be cute with black shoes, but the red plaid definitely makes it eye-catching.

Hi Sugarplum | Little Black Dress Now & Later

Hi Sugarplum | Little Black Dress Now & Later

Hi Sugarplum | Little Black Dress Now & Later

Hi Sugarplum | Little Black Dress Now & Later

Now let's fast forward 50-degrees and style the dress for warmer days, by losing the layers. You could definitely pair it with ankle booties in the Spring, or strappy heels in the Summer, but I kept it office-appropriate with the kitten-heels.

Hi Sugarplum | Now & Later black dress

Hi Sugarplum | Little Black Dress Now & Later

Hi Sugarplum | Little Black Dress Now & Later

I almost always carry a tote or slouchy-style bag, so I'm surprised by how much I love the structure of this satchel...one might actually mistake me for a lady! ;) It also makes a great substitute for clutches with dressier outfits.

Hi Sugarplum | Little Black Dress Now & Later

Hi Sugarplum | Little Black Dress Now & Later

Hi Sugarplum | Little Black Dress Now & Later

Let the record show that I almost suffered full-blown hypothermia shooting this look for ya'll, so I hope to Betsy you're feeling inspired! Have you transitioned any dresses to Winter? Do you have fun patterned shoes in your closet?

And more importantly, what Oscar-nominated movies have you seen and loved? Make sure you pop back tomorrow...the folks from Container Store came and installed the Office/Craft Closet, and I'll have an update for you!

See more {Now & Later} posts here.


Thank you for weathering the cold & snapping these fun photos, Stephanie Drenka!


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*This post created in collaboration with Sole Society, but all clothes, ideas, and volcano-sized goosebumps are my own. Thank you for supporting Hi Sugarplum sponsors!*

3 comments:

  1. I love a now and later post! That dress is pretty perfect year around. And now, I want to see Brooklyn too ;).

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  2. cute ideas! i love that leopard scarf...reminds me i need to take mine out of storage. xo jillian - cornflake dreams

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  3. Such great tips and such a cute look! I laughed out loud at "full blown hypothermia". :)

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Your comments are like popcorn with milk duds, I just can't quit them. Thanks for taking the time to share your positive thoughts! xoxo, cass

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