Black Pencil Dress (size xs – lots of colors under $100) // Gold Chain Watch // Nude Patent Pumps (sizes just restocked!) // Chanel Bag (similar under $30 here) // Sunglasses // Dual Pearl Earrings

Bow Bag // Red Crop Sweater (also loving this one 40% off)

As an outfit in itself, a dress is both easy-to-wear and can be one of the most versatile pieces you own. This dress is especially easy to restyle: a basic black, form-fitting pencil dress is the perfect foundation for an ensemble that is meant to go from day to night. I’m in love with the fit and it comes in seven different colors (the navy and red are next on my wish list). With a few additions, adjustments, and accessories, you can easily take this dress from 9 to 5 to date night or the many upcoming holiday parties (that can’t get here soon enough, if you ask me!).

One of the easiest ways to rework a dress is with a few layers – sweaters, scarves, fur vests, etc. For an extra dose of festivity, a crop sweater in the traditional red or green adds the perfect touch. A switch in handbags is another way to change your look. The red palette and bow on this mini cross-body bag reminded me of a present and seemed like the perfect addition to holiday-appropriate attire. These few quick additions can easily take a simple dress from day to night, whatever the occasion.

Below are a few more work to holiday pieces I am loving. I just ordered this dress and I’m obsessed. It’s even more gorgeous in person.

Red Seamed Pencil Dress (Nordstrom Exclusive)
Natasha Couture ‘Ice Crystal’ Clutch 
Burgundy Lace Dress (just ordered this one)
Adrianna Papell Lace Sheath Dress
Metallic Lace Sheath Dress
Black Crepe Sheath Dress
Tadashi Shoji Sequin Blue Illusion Lace Dress
Kate Spade New York ‘hanover Street – Aster’ Crossbody Bag
Black Seamed Pencil Dress (Regular & Petite) (Nordstrom Exclusive)


* Photos by JessaKae

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  1. Red Reticule

    You look absolutely stunning! I love a simply cut LBD! So timeless and elegant.
    Red Reticule

  2. kelsey

    oh my gosh, what a gorgeous sweater! love this transitional piece
    ladies in navy

  3. Bogi Vrg

    Amazing dress! I love the red bag too, it’s really cute!

  4. Rachel

    What a gorgeous dress! And I love how you can style it for the holidays too!

  5. Megan Q

    I likes the dress to begin with, but I LOVE it after you added the pop of red!

    The Quintessentials

  6. Kim

    I just love this dress – so simple and I love the way you have dressed it up for the holidays!


  7. Whit

    Ordering this dress right now! Great transition.

  8. www.EastCoastEdge.com

    Love Love Love how you completely transformed the outfit by adding the sweater! Classic.

  9. kelly

    loving the black dress and nude pumps. Super cute!

  10. Prudence Yeo

    The black pencil dress is such a classic piece and love how you match it with a red sweater to create another beautiful look, so versatile! Lovely bow bag too, very pretty!


  11. Niki

    i like dresses, yea they are so easy to put on. It looks very fitted and elegant 🙂


  12. Christina Storm

    I love this transition!! SO festive and beautiful!
    The Style Storm
    <3, Christina

  13. Kelseybang

    Love the layering! Such a cute idea! Love black and red together!


  14. Ankita

    I like the whole collection over here, especially the knitted red sweater and black half skirt. Red and Black I’ve always been liked. You can have the hot coupons and deals of such fashion apparels on http://www.deals-n-coupons.in/
    Thanks for sharing, quite IMPRESSIVE!

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