It’s amazing how trends come and go but a Little Black Dress remains a timeless staple. I’m on the road a lot so versatility is key for me. I love a dress I can refresh to go from day to night – like this one from Pure Navy I found on Gilt.
Wear it open during the day like a vest jacket or all buttoned up for after work drinks. With the right accessories and makeup I can transform any look to get more wear out of my clothes.
Gilt is partnering with Dole Dippers, the LBD of sweet treats to elevate the everyday with decadence and by curating a collection of drool worthy designer Little Black Dresses at a fraction of their retail price. Both are gilt-free indulgences whether you’re shopping the collection or biting into any of the three chocolate covered flavors of Dole Dippers: Strawberry, Pineapple or Banana.
I have confessed more then a few times on the blog that my guilty pleasure (slash terrible habit) is late night snacking. And my favorite dessert is chocolate covered strawberries so the ease of Dole Dippers Dark Chocolate Covered Real Strawberry Halves in my fridge is kind of the best ever – which is only enhanced by the fact that they are only 60 calories a bag! Made with real frozen fruit and 67% cocoa dark chocolate, day or night, and especially in this heat wave, it’s the perfect way to satisfy those chocolate cravings. Just be sure to give them about 3-5 minutes out of the fridge to thaw – although sometimes I can’t wait and take the tooth freeze.
Gilt is also hosting a Chic Essentials Sweepstakes where you can enter for your chance to win a style upgrade which includes a $500 Gilt gift card and a Gilt shopping consultation.
Always traveling may seem glamorous when I’m snapchatting beautiful hotel rooms and new scenery but in actuality not having access to your everyday closet and having to plan so much ahead as to what you want to wear can be a challenge. Which is why versatile fashion items and accessories are makeup play such a key role. If you pop open my makeup bag my chic essentials include:
The new Hourglass Vanish Seamless Finish Foundation stick which is probably the most perfect foundation I’ve ever used. It’s a creamy texture that offers full coverage, easy to blend and makes your skin look flawless. Laura Mercier Secret Camouflage and Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed are staples. The Secret Camouflage takes any tired eyes away and the Skin Perfector is the finishing touch that by the time I’m on this step my skin looks flawless and illuminated. Dior Show Mascara and Stila Stay All Day Liquid Liner I’ve been using forever. I love a big comb mascara to volumize and fill out my lashes and the Stila Liquid Liner is so easy to apply and doesn’t move. My latest discovery is Charlotte Tilbury Lip Cheat (lipliner) in shade Bad Romance, is the perfect wine to match Tom Ford’s limited edition Black Orchid Lip Color, which is a definite splurge, but I’d be lying if I said I didn’t feel like a million bucks every time I put it on.
Thank you to Dole and Gilt for partnering with me on this post!