Day 28: In My Little Black Dress

Posted on | August 28, 2009




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What is “The Little Black Dress Experiment” all about? Read the introduction here.



See how you can help someone else today. The act of doing good by another will lift your spirits and ultimately change not only how you feel but how you look as well.

QUESTION OF THE DAY: What have you done lately to help someone else out? How did you make you feel about yourself, did it brighten your day to help someone else?

LOCATION: In my picture of the day you’ll see some empty shelves but look at the picture below and you’ll see how it is an even more drastic need. The location is Helping Hands Food Pantry…those shelves are bare because they are in dire need of  food to distribute. Please see my blog on how you can help!!!




THE DRESS: “The Valerie Shift” designed by Elli Grace. Black cowl neck, sleeveless, knit dress.

WHERE TO BUY: Available online, beginning August 10, at

PRICE: $150


MODEL: Deco Glamour

WHERE TO BUY: Available at MICHELE retailers include Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom and

PRICE:$3,295 Deco Glamour Diamond with $200 Espresso Alligator strap

ABOUT THE PIECE: The Deco style is one of the top seller’s for MICHELE. The Deco Glamour just seems like a perfect match for me, right? Bringing together two of my favorites, MICHELE & Glamour. This month I’ll be pairing this watch head with a variety of straps from my strap wardrobe to showcase how changing the strap on your watch can change not just the look of the watch but often the look of the outfit as well. The strap is Espresso Alligator.

SCARF:The Vintage Scarf

ABOUT THE PIECE: Gorgeous red, brown, green and purple long floral scarf. This style is great to wear around your neck or tie around your waist. I wore it in a pretty traditional style today. The soft material feels like silk and the edge is hand rolled and trimmed in red. The scarf measure 54”x10” and is available online at The Vintage Scarf for just $19.99. Check out their website to see the beautiful variety of vintage scarves they have available. Love their tagline, Nobody AGES As Good As The Vintage Scarf.

HANDBAG: Michele Collins Flap in Garnet

ABOUT THE PIECE: The Collins flap handbag, available in multiple colors from for $495, is a very versatile bag. The colors is a deep red that is hot for Fall. It has a great, classic shape but still holds as much as you could need to put in your bag. I love the Michele bags because they have great interior pockets so you can always find your cell phone, camera and keys. It adds a great pop of color to any outfit.

SHOES: Miss Sixty

ABOUT THE PIECE: I saw these on the runway at the Miss Sixty show at Dallas Fashion Week last year. They are very cute and comfortable though I have only worn them a few times. I am very glad that both bootie sand red are hot for Fall as these red booties will certainly make some appearances



I started the morning with, surprise-surprise, computer work and had an early start to make it to the Hyatt for my 9:45AM call time. I was participating in the fabulous Kidney Texas fashion show with both old and new friends. For those of you who’ve met me in person you know I am pretty tall for a woman, 5’11 flat footed. In the following picture we are both bare foot. For the first time since pre-school I am not the tallest girl in the picture


The clothes were provided by Stanley Korshak so you know they were fabulous and the production was put together by Jan Strimple which means it too was fabulous. The runway was one of the most professional I have ever seen and the amazing Jan Strimple outdid herself with the entire production. I cannot wait to post the video of the show. What did I wear in the show you ask? A little black dress, of course.


After finishing the show I went to pick up some lunch and then stopped by the Helping Hands food pantry to asses the need with my own two eyes. WOW was it shocking to see how low the supply was. Remember as you decide what you are going to eat today, some people aren’t having that luxury, let the empty shelves be a reminder of how many people need our help in these trying times. I hope you will help collect supplies for my five day food drive. See details HERE. 





5 Responses to “Day 28: In My Little Black Dress”

  1. Karen
    August 30th, 2009 @ 3:07 PM

    Teaching a Special Education Classroom in a small, rural setting, I see children daily that are in need of something. I try to be in touch with their needs as much as possible. Sometimes, it is clothing, such as a jacket, shoes, money to be able to participate in a school activity, or it might be supplies needed for school. A binder with dividers might be needed for a class–such a small item, but how embarrasing for a child to be the one in the classroom that does not have it. Little remembrances at birthdays can be so important, and anonymous help with Santa can make such a difference in their lives. It is such a wonderful feeling to know that you helped a child feel that they fit in. I just pray that I can always be aware of the needs that I can fill.

  2. Pam Boyd
    August 31st, 2009 @ 12:21 PM

    Love your shoes and handbag in this look.

  3. karenymorse
    August 31st, 2009 @ 3:14 PM

    Lately I have been helping new faculty in our school – generally they are lost in the shuffle but still expected to “know” everything. Even though I am not assigned to help them, I always make sure to pop in each morning to see how they’re doing, to update them on events and procedures and to try to calm their nerves. Makes me feel helpful and makes them feel more a part of the team!

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    October 12th, 2009 @ 1:24 PM

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