Tuesday, June 8, 2010

LBD: Tight, Short & Perfect

Happy Tuesday friends.

So as you may or may not know, I like to blog about what I wore to work or what to wear to a certain function...etc. And while that's fine and dandy and I enjoy belting button-ups and pairing them with kitten heels in order to go to work presentable and professionally... sometimes on the nights out, I really just want to throw modesty to the wind.

Certain events- i.e. the beginning of warm weather and a much-needed and desired "Girls' Night Out" require a little less clothing and a little more Oomph.

Now though this will always, always be a Britney Spears friendly-blog (I love her), I will wholly admit that her fashion sense is NOT her strong suit. However, I was pleasantly enamored with a simple black, short, long-sleeve, shoulder-baring shress I've seen her and other celebrities wearing.

{I am aware my childhood idol is a little dead behind the eyes... I just don't want to discuss it. I still love her}

I was able to find a similar one at American Apparel awhile back though I'd never worn it. But a couple weeks ago, I decided I wanted to go out, kick up my heels and have an all-out, going-out night with my girlfriends and I figured it would be just the thing to wear out that night.

Tight, inappropriate, short & fun- just what I was in the mood for.

{How cute is my girlfriend's dress???}

And to break up all the black, I paired it with a fun, patent-pleather, bright-blue purse.

{I am not the best outfit poster- I know you all enjoy pics of the blogger in a field, smiling with the sun beaming down BUT... I was late and this mirror was faster and I didn't really feel like rolling around in a field :) }

Me, my Girlfriends, my blue purse and my cunning LBD... definitely had a good night :)

Come Monday, it was back to black dresses that were a little more appropriate...which I also adore as well.

{No More sluttiness, it's Monday and I gots to look profesh for the job}

I think the key to dressing a little scandalous comes down to 4 factors:

  1. It should be in an appropriate place, most likely at night.

  2. It should be an exception for how you dress and not a rule.

  3. But bring clothes for the next day, I didn't appreciate walking to my car from my girlfriend's in this outfit at 10 am... where were my sweats!?!?

  4. If you're going to do it, just enjoy it

What do you wear when you're fixin' for a big night out?

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Unknown said...

Cute outfit!!! Great legs :-)

ellinelle said...

..Ciao Ciao ..

.. You look so hot in that black number , it's such a body con dress and not everybody suit them but you are just PERFECT example how to wear it ..you look sexy AND chic and that's the important bit - to look both ways : )

..ooooh , I need the girls night out as well ..for me the ultimate item is killer heels + big hair ..and gorgeous outfit ..and the right mood : )

..I love Britney as well , poor girl having a bad men in her life ..it's better be single and happy ..

Ellinelle xxx

I V Y said...

i still love her too :D

Sarah xo said...

Can I just say one) awesome getting rid of the word verification :p and two)I LOVE Britney Spears. I don't care what she's like/what she wears/who she marrys...I fell in love with her when I was 11, and damnit, she's my idol :p

Oh and three! You look awesome in that dress! xo

Natasha Gregson said...

Love this :) You look really great, and love the heels!! and i too am a loyal brit fan xx

TheStreetFashion5xpro said...

Awesome images! I like your look...great post!

Jaime @ laviejaime said...

Hot stuff lady!

Unknown said...

LOVE that dress, the long sleeves and off the shoulder are classy, even though it's sexy! Looks like you had fun, girl! XO!

Kitty Deschanel said...

It looks like you have such wonderful, fun friends, you lucky girl! I'm thrilled to find a Britney Spears-friendly blog :)

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the comment!

I am loving that dress, you look great!

Nathalie said...

You look absolutely amazing, hun!
This dress is soooo wonderful. I really love a simplfe LBD and by showing some shoulder it looks even sexier.
Hugs from across the pond :)

Keith said...

Great photos. The outfit looks great.

Sher said...

Wow wow wow! you look crazy HOT in that shress!! Definitely a great buy!!

For a big night out, I would probably wear a backless or low back dress. I just think a woman's back is so sexy:)


Leah said...

I have to say this... Britney didn't give justice to that dress but sure well did... you look fabulous. I can't help but admire your figure and your great legs. I think it's very appropriate for a girls' night out. And you are so right with your tips. xoxo

erika sorocco said...

Ah, that dress looks PERFECT on you - I am obsessed with American Apparel.

A big night out? Hmmm...black leggings, off the shoulder tops, short skirts, boots or wedges. My going out style changes depending on the season. :)

Julia, the Thanksgiving Girl said...

Caitlin, Ms. Spears should be happy she doesn't go out with you and thus doesn't get photographed next to you - you look GREAT in your LBD! I honestly think she looks incredibly trashy in those pics, while you look fabulous and totally rock the look! Sorry to badmouth your childhood idol, lol, but if you don't want me to do that you better not post your fabulous pics next to her not so fabulous ones! lol xoxoxo

{andthisiswhatshesaid} said...

Too cute you found one like that! I love it.

Kim Axani said...

YAY, you got a pop up box for your comments =)
Love your bod in that dress!!!! (not to sound pervy, lol). It looks so good on you! I have a whole collection of dresses just like this, reserved just for nights that I want to go out on the town and turn heads haha. Problem is I usually spend more time making sure mine aren't riding up my ass all night hahah!!

Unknown said...

You need to share your secrets on how you are so freaking skinny pronto! You look great in that dress and are totally making me envious!

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the "L" spot said...

scandalous! i love the dress, you totally rocked it! i agree sometimes you have to get a little crazy a la britney style!

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Angela said...

very nice, sexy and stylish.

Angela said...

very nice, sexy and stylish.

Bumpkin on a Swing said...

You go ahead girlie, and rock that black skinny mini!
Love it!

Sierra said...

What a hot black dress, you totally rock this outfit and I love the inspiration, I think I need to try and wear something fun like this!!

Brianna! said...

oww owww lookin smokin lovely lady!]

Jennifer Fabulous said...

First, that is the most gorgeous I have seen Britney in a LONG TIME. That dress looks fantastic on her.

But then I saw the dress on you and almost died. You rocked it! Holy hell if I had a body like yours I would wear that dress every single freaking day. LOL!

I hope you're having a fab week! xoxo

maddy said...

Girl you look HOT in that LBD !! Super gorgeous! You rock it just like your girl britney!! I agree with your fabulous rules to dressing scandalously too!

stay classy,

Anonymous said...

Um, hello hotness! You look amazing!

Unknown said...

It looks just like hers! Great find.

xx Cristina

bananas. said...

oh girl you look way better and HOTTER than britney. she nasty. sorry i know she's your fav. i'll take it back...just for you ;)

Just Lisa said...

Tight, inappropriate, short & fun-- I love it!

Thank you for visiting on my SITS day!

Alex Dom said...

fierce look!

BonBon Rose Girls Kristin said...

Holy crap lady. You worked the HECK outta that dress. Fabulous! And you make me want a tan. HA!

LadyBugSays ... said...

You look amazing in that dress! Britney done well!

Panty Buns said...

You look fantastic in all those black dresses and not slutty at all. As your profile states, you tend to overdress, so when you dress a little "scandalous" it's still in good taste - and still hot. It's interesting to read the guidelines for scandalous dressing you set for yourself. You look great dressed for the office. I like the look with the belt. As for what i'd wear when fixin' for a big night out, it's been so long it would take me weeks to figure it out. i guess i'd have to consider the desires of the person accompanying me , if any. If i was on my own i know i'd be having fantasies of doing a Lady Gaga number.