Tuesday, June 9, 2009


“When a little black dress is right, there is nothing else to wear in its place.”
Wallis Warfield Simpson

Except, perhaps, a little black skirt. Which is, respectively, the object of my affection, and one of the top ten items on my wish list since penning Girls in Glasses a few weeks ago.

Yes, the LBD is something that every girl should have hiding away in her closet; but I want an article of clothing that will have the opportunity to make many appearances in public. One that will enjoy countless nights out on the town, even if it’s for a simple little shopping spree, or a get-together with the girls. A versatile piece that is cute yet chic; sophisticated yet flirty; fun-loving and free-spirited, all in one. What embodies all this and more? Why the LBS, of course!

You’ve no idea how extensively I’ve searched for the crème de la crème of little black skirts, darling. I’ve met the Elizabeth and James Corset Knit Skirt, only to find that it was no longer available. I’ve crossed paths with BCBGMAXAZRIA’s Cotton Sateen Skirt; mingled with French Connection’s Christmas Stripe Skirt; exchanged sweet talk with Juicy Couture’s Women’s Wool Skirt with Oversized Bow; was introduced to Cynthia Steffe’s Miley; and contemplated Milly’s Diamond Jacquard Wool Skirt. Then, while perusing the Big Brown Bag itself, I saw her.

BCBGMAXAZRIA’s Cotton Sateen “Mila” Pleated Skirt is the quintessential little black skirt. Pleating on the front and side provide a very youthful fit and draping; while the bow-like adornment found upon the waist is a flirty and feminine detail that would make even the moneyed Blair Waldorf swoon.

At times, I’ll dress it down with black tights and my trademark leopard print ballerina flats. Occasionally I’ll wear it au natural with nothing but a simple tee and a pair of perfect pumps. Should I need something sassy for a cocktail party? I’ll toss on a cascading black top, clasp a chunky, sparkly statement necklace around my throat, and slip a sparkly bauble upon my index finger.

You see loves, the LBD may often find itself in the spotlight; but its less obtrusive and domineering counterpart, the LBS, is, perhaps, quite a bit more wearable. So why not invest in one, two, or maybe even five? After all, the little black skirt will never go out of style.

Fashionably yours!

Thanks to Bloomingdale's for the picture.

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