The Perfect Black Midi Dress

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Photos by: Eric Balcanoff

Dress:Nordstrom | Heels: Sam Edelman | Clutch: Nordstrom | Bracelets: Long’s Jewelers & Long’s Jewelers  | Earrings: Long’s Jewelers| Necklaces: Long’s Jewelers | Ring: Long’s Jewelers

Who remembers the scene in the movie, Sweet Home Alabama when Reese Witherspoon’s character was proposed to in an empty Tiffany & Co. and she could pick out ANY engagement ring she wanted!? Well if you remember, you have a good idea of how my most recent trip to Long’s Jewelers went {minus the proposal!}. Although there was no engagement ring involved in my case, I was so impressed with Long’s staff’s incredible ability to make me feel like a VIP and as if I was the only person in the store!

 Typically when I write an outfit post, I talk about the clothes first and my accessories second, but with this outfit I feel it’s only fair to give the jewelry the front and center attention it deserves…can you blame me!?

What do black, red and animal print all have in common? They all look incredible with gold.. gold jewelry to be exact and these layered Marco Bicego necklaces are the perfect touch for this black midi dress. I’m not sure how well you can see from the photos but they look just like a ribbon and it’s darling! In my opinion, bracelets and rings are’nt meant to be worn alone so boy did we stack! These bracelets are sooo comfortable to wear, even with 5 on my wrist! I kept it simple with diamond studs to match the most gorgeous eternity bands I’ve ever seen and just like the bracelets, layering made the look! 

My eyes are always peeled for the perfect LBD to add to my collection, so when I came across this black midi dress a few weeks ago I immediately fell in love! The fishtail silhouette is such a different look that I find so flattering, especially for us tall girls! {I’m 5′ 8″ for reference}. I’m obsessed with the paneling detailing and how it flares right below the knee, making it conservative enough for a black tie event while still being the versatile LBD every woman needs in their closet. Is there such a thing as having too many black dresses? I think not 🙂 

Thanks so much for stopping by!

With love & sequins, Tess

*In partnership with Long’s Jewelers. All opinions are my own!



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