Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Little Black Dress Blogger Collab - Dressy Plus Size Look

Over this last year, I've had the pleasure to connect with a lot of local bloggers.  Most of this is due to The Blog Bloc which is a Sacramento blogger networking group.  It is so amazing to have a group of people who do what you do and understand your plight!  When my sweet friend Racquel asked me if I wanted to join in a collaboration with a few other ladies to show how to style a Little Black Dress for your body type, I was all in!

With holidays approaching, a little black dress is always good to have in your closet!  I find that when I don't know what to wear, a black dress can be the answer to every occasion.  Obviously, little black dress means different things to different people which is part of the fun of this collaboration.

My style is very weird.  On the daily, as a mom, I'm very causal.  Probably too causal.  I wear joggers, leggings, graphic t-shirts, etc...  But if I have a meeting, a press event, or any kind of get together, I normally wear a dress.  You guys are probably used to seeing me in dresses.  I will don a dress unless I'm at an event where I need to be down on the floor with my kids.  I feel like a casual dress is just like a regular Tuesday for me.  I wanted to wear something a bit more formal since the holidays are coming and I love a little something extra at holiday time.

I was so lucky when it came to my dress!  I was watching Vintage or Tacky on YouTube and she mentioned that City Chic was having a huge sale (about a month ago).  Earlier this year, I discovered that I LOVE City Chic and it is definitely my aesthetic.  I was able to get the City Chic Audrey Dress for only $30!  Since the dress has a high neck and so much lovely lace, I didn't want too do too many accessories.  I wore big chandelier earrings and some shiny peep-toe wedge shoes from my wardrobe.

Don't forget to check out the other ladies to see the details on their outfits:
Britney from Seams and Sprinkles
Kachet from The Kachet Life
Racquel from Racquel Always

Our GORGEOUS location was the Sawyer Hotel in Sacramento and they let us use their Revival at the Sawyer rooftop bar and lounge.  This space is absolutely stunning!  The furniture is so beautiful and the view of Sacramento is breathtaking!  Everyone needs to check out this hotel and this lounge!    We had an incredible shoot with Shelbie from Seeking the Sea Photography.  You can also find her work on her work on Seeking the Sea Instagram too.  We also go to work with Kyle from eNVy Films who created an amazing behind the scenes video!

Here are some more photos from the shoot.  I love each and every one of these ladies!  I think they are all so beautiful in their dresses and in their style!  I am so lucky to have them in my life and you should be sure to check them out!

Do you like wearing a Little Black Dress?  If so, what design to you prefer?  Do you have parties you are attending this holiday season?  Tell me all about them!  And remember, if you drink please drink responsibly.  

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  1. Ashley, you found a killer sale on a perfect dress for you! I had a great time doing this collaboration and am so fortunate we have it on film to remember it with. XOXO

  2. What a great dress! it is so fun and flattering - great for so many events throughout the year!

  3. You all look so amazing, and what a beautiful location! I actually don't own a LBD, I don't think I ever have, but maybe I need to get one!

  4. You ladies all look great! I love your dress it’s so classic. You can never go wrong with a black dress!

  5. What a fun photoshoot! And I love the lace detail at the top of your dress.

  6. You look gorgeous in that dress. All of you do. I love how dressing up and getting your picture taken is such a fun way to boost your confidence and just feel good! The photos are spectacular. So cool to do things like this with other women <3