LBD for Winter 3 (Casual)

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Winter Version of the LBD for 3 Generations.

The LBD for the 50’s, 60’s, & 70’s in Winter: The Casual Version

Quote of the day: “The high of your accomplishments will equal the depth of your convictions.”  William F. Scolavino

This actually may be the absolute last category you think to wear your little black dress (LBD)! And I’m right there with you. But for the sake of argument and a true challenge, I’m here to see if it can be done. Besides, we tried it with our exact same dresses for the summer season, here, and the fall season, here in the past. And don’t forget to check out both of our winter versions of this dress. We started with the fancy event, here, and then styled them for a somewhat work appropriate day, here.

And as much as this age group travels, it could be a smart travel idea to be able to make the dress more versatile! The less you have to pack in your suitcase, the less you have to lug around, right? Tell me your thoughts in the comments below!

Jodie’s (50’s) Outfit: When I think about trying to make a dress more casual, my first thought is to throw a fun sweater over it! We were having coffee at Kaladi Brother’s Coffee when I saw this great mural!

Winter Version of the LBD for 3 Generations.

I wanted to add in more color, so that’s why I grabbed this scarf. It was recently gifted to me from a friend who went to Italy!! The only reason I also added a necklace, was in case I got too warm and needed to take off the scarf!

Winter Version of the LBD for 3 Generations.

The earrings are made by a local artist (one of my knitting friend’s husband) and are meant to be a knit stitch! I linked to his site where I link to similar items. I know he also had a pendant in this shape, but he crafts as a hobby, so they are only available at certain times.

Winter Version of the LBD for 3 Generations.

Now let me regale the aspects of my OTK boots once again. When you were looking at my outfit, you probably didn’t even notice my boots much, since my dress is normal length. But one of the things that I love most of all about these boots, is that when I sit down, there isn’t the gap between skirt & boots! Considering that I’m always cold, this is music to my ears!

Winter Version of the LBD for 3 Generations.

Dress: Beau David (similar here)~~Sweater: Charlotte Russe (similar here)~~Boots: Charlotte Russe (here)~~Scarf: (similar here)~~Necklace: (similar here)~~Earrings: Bill Poliseo (similar here in a scroll shape)~~Coat: Tobi (similar here)

Nancy’s (60’s) Outfit: For Nancy’s casual look we topped her LBD with her fur vest. For those of you who don’t have one yet, I can’t tell you how many times it comes in handy to finish off an outfit!

Winter Version of the LBD for 3 Generations.

The easiest color boots to wear with this look are your black ones, of course. I kept all of our boot selections as flats since this was a casual category!

Winter Version of the LBD for 3 Generations.

Again, to add in some color to the darker outfit, we looked to our accessories to help us out! These tassel necklaces have come in extremely handy over the last year!

Winter Version of the LBD for 3 Generations.

You can see how Nancy’s little black dress is short sleeved. But I think that the black turtleneck under it keeps the eye focused on the fur vest and bright necklaces instead.

Winter Version of the LBD for 3 Generations.

Dress: SL Fashions (similar here with a vertical ruffle)~~Vest: Diane by Rosey’s (similar here)~~Turtleneck: Daisy Fuentes (similar here)~~Boots: Kelly & Katie (similar here)~~Necklace: (similar here)~~Earrings: (similar here in a flower shape)

Charlotte’s (70’s) Outfit: I figured we’d add some sass to mom’s outfit with a cat faced sweater staring us down! It’s so easy to layer a fun sweater over your LBD!

Winter Version of the LBD for 3 Generations.

And since her outfit is subdued in color, I gave her the option of adding in either green, bright pink or blue to the look. Well, mom chose green! So I rolled up a scarf and let it cascade down her back!

Winter Version of the LBD for 3 Generations.

The green earrings and bracelet are the other pieces we used to incorporate this same color throughout the outfit!

Winter Version of the LBD for 3 Generations.

Mom’s boots don’t really match the outfit, but instead go with it. Since they are a neutral, you can add them to any color scheme!

Winter Version of the LBD for 3 Generations.

Dress: Mom made it (similar here)~~Sweater: Le Chois (similar here with just the animal print)~~Boots: Madden Girl (similar here)~~Scarf: (similar here in linen)~~Earrings: Charming Charlies (similar here)~~Bracelet: (similar here)

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I found boots that would look fabulous with your LBD! For those of you who haven’t tried the OTK ones yet, I encourage you to try on a pair next time you’re out and about:

  • Kathleen McDermott

    I can’t list in detail what I love about all 3 of these stylings because it would involve every piece and take too long, Suffice it to say that I love each outfit head to toe. Well done.

    • That’s so cute, Kathleen!!!
      What a way to make my day!!
      XOXO

  • d c

    Another great way to get more milage from your wardrobe! You all look great, and thanks for sharing your ideas and inspiration.

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks so much d c!

  • Great outfits! Little black dress goes with anything. Thank you for sharing at Dishing It & Digging It!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Lori!!

  • Debbie Stinedurf

    This is right up my alley Jodie! You know I love making dressy things casual and vice versa. I love your sweater; I’ve been stalking a lace up hoodie for awhile now. I’ll get it eventually…don’t want the UPS to get bored once the Christmas rush is over…lol!
    Debbie
    http://www.fashionfairydust.com

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Ha ha—it’s so nice that you’re always thinking of others and how to keep their job secure, Debbie!!
      I had to get this sweater in order to get the free shipping on the OTK boots—talk about good marketing!
      Thanks for stopping by!!

  • I think that a LBD can work for any occasion as you have marvelously demonstrated in this post. I adore a dress/boot/topper look and all of the looks in this post are winners. The tying style of Charlotte’s scarf was especially inspired. thank you for adding your post to my Fine-Whatever link up.

    Rena
    http://www.finewhateverblog.com

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Not that I’ve shown it like this, I should really practice what I preach, huh?
      I’m going to try doing this when we go to Vegas in a couple weeks with a blue dress!!
      Thanks for the love, Rena!

  • I love what all three of you did here – this is how I make my knit dresses more casual too. You all look fantastic, and thanks for sharing with Vis Monday. xo

    -Patti
    http://notdeadyetstyle.com

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Patti!! It is perfect for those of us in retirement, huh?

  • Love Nancy’s layered styling. This is how I would wear it. I have to say there is a lot of inspiration in this post, showing how much you can do with a black dress xx
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    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks so much Laurie—- I know I don’t really get so excited about a black dress anymore, so I’m glad I tried to get creative here!! It made me really look in my closet for our upcoming trip to Vegas—I’m going to take only 1 dress & 1 pair of pants!! We’ll see how it goes!

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    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks so much!! I followed you on G+—glad to meet you and can’t wait to read more of your posts!!

  • So smart to address these down! I love your creative and colorful layering.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Amy!! I’m going to try this the next time we travel (in just 2 weeks)–hopefully that’ll tame down my need for too many clothes in the suitcase!!

  • Kreativk Net

    All three styles are great, I love using dresses or skirts with boots for winter! Thank you so much for sharing at Sweet Inspiration this week!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Katrin.
      I have to admit, I don’t think to wear a dress that much for casual days, but it’s fun and super comfortable!!

  • Beautiful outfits!!!!

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    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks so much Nicky!

  • Tina von tinaspinkfriday

    Dear Jodie, what a wonderfull location 🙂
    Love the layered looks with yours LBD and the green scarf and bracelet Charlotte combined I think is very cool. ( sorry about my englisch, I do my best )
    Nice weekend, Tina

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Your English is fabulous Tina—you don’t see me speaking more than one language although we are taking Spanish classes at the moment—and it so hard for my brain to learn another language!!
      Thanks for the kind words—I really appreciate it!

      • Tina von tinaspinkfriday

        Thank you Jodie 😄. I have learned english and french in school 35 years ago. I have forgotten so many words.
        Nice Sunday! Tina

  • I didn’t think it could be done, but you did it! #GreatJob 🙂

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Darlene—I think I’m going to try something like this when we go to Vegas in a couple weeks—then I won’t have as much to pack!!

  • You all always look fabulous! Love the mural backdrop and your lace-up sweater layered over the dress!

    Jill
    Doused In Pink

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks so much Jill—that’s so nice of you to say!!

  • Carrie @ Curly Crafty Mom

    You all look great! I love that green lace up sweater and Nancy’s fur vest looks warm and I love the b/w colors and the stripes. And your mom looks darling with that scarf and who doesn’t love leopard?!

    Carrie
    curlycraftymom.com

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks tons Carrie!

  • You ladies look stunning, each with your own styles, I think your mom, I love the green pops with the scarf and jewelry, perfect. Thanks for visiting Oh My Heartsie Girl to share, hope to see you next week!
    Have a wonderful weekend!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thank you for stopping by Karren!
      I really appreciate the kind words!

  • Great looks! I like how you all styled your dresses with boots.

    Jamie
    http://www.treatsandtrendsblog.com

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Jamie!!

  • Great job layering! Turning the dress into a skirt by adding layers is such a smart styling tip

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    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Michelle—I’m not sure I would have done it like this before blogging! Another reason why blogging has been good for me–it makes me way more adventuresome in my clothing & outfits!!

  • I don’t know why, but I liked this post best. Everything really resonated with me.

    I love your comment from the last post about how wearing a scarf gives you color from behind and I love how your mom’s scarf makes her bracelet pop.
    You said her boots weren’t a match, per se, but they look great with the outfit.

    Love Nancy’s dress with that vest, and your whole look as well!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks so much for letting me know what you think, Em!!
      Sometimes, I try to get creative with what we have, and then when I’m putting the posts together, I think that it was silly! It’s nice to know that others can relate to some of my crazy ideas!!

      • I think it just shows that there’s a lot you can make work when and if you have to…and there are great options for everything IF (and I’m excluding myself here) you’re creative enough to give it a go.

        • Jodie Filogomo

          Ahhh…there you go selling yourself short…but I know it’s not true. Have you seen your amazing DIY posts? You are creative—you just need a nudge in the clothing department, maybe?? 🙂 XOXO

  • Mireille

    These are my favorite looks with the lbd!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      That’s so nice to hear Mireille!! And I thought I was being crazy for trying to make them more casual!!

  • You all look very pretty and I love the attention to detail Jodie. The scarves, the dainty earrings. I know what you mean about the OTK boots keeping you warm too Jodie!
    Very nice and the less I have to pack, the better!
    Have a great weekend
    jess xx
    http://www.elegantlydressedandstylish.com

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks so much Jess!! It’s funny how we’ve converted to a different kind of boot. I would’ve never in a million years thought I would wear these!!
      Happy fabulous weekend!!

  • Judy Gramith

    You all look appropriately cozy in your modified LBDs.
    That last shot of you is so lovely Jodie!! PERFECT for a holiday card if it weren’t missing your husband!!
    Nancy’s addition of the vest brings her dress right into the season and shows the versatility of a fur vest!!
    You know how I love my Charlotte but this time (although the scarf is very creatively tied) I think she needs a heavier scarf to balance the weight of her suede boots.
    Wow! You’ve certainly covered the many faces of the LBD for all seasons at this point! Informative and inspiring posts Jodie!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks for the idea Jude—and you know, I’m sure mom has a heavier weight green scarf (somewhere in her house–ha ha).
      The fireplace shot was our lunch date that day!! It was such an interesting restaurant and I love to sit next to the fire to keep warm!!
      Happy Friday and thanks for the kind words!!

  • Bernadette Laganella

    I love how versatile you made the blak dress. Perfect for traveling

    • Jodie Filogomo

      That’s so right Bernadette. And usually I don’t think about taking a black dress when I travel, but no matter which dress I take, I think I’ll use what I try to show on the blog—be versatile with it!!

  • Amy D. Christensen

    Jodie, I love, love, love what you did with these. I am much more of a casual dresser by nature…might be from growing up a country girl with brothers….so taking an item that I might only wear once in a blue moon and showing me a “casual” way to style it, is right up my alley. Each of your outfits is perfect. The addition of sweaters or fur vest in Nancy’s case as well as the more casual boots brings each outfit down to a level of fun and frivolity. I love the way you tied you Mom’s scarf! Great post. Have a super weekend!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks so much Amy. Whenever I casualize the dressy dresses, my mom always gives me an eye roll —I know it’s just not the natural pairing. But then again, why not?
      Thanks for the inspiring comments and happy weekend!!

  • Love how you ladies styled your dresses! Pretty scarf.

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks so much Aracely!!

  • Great looks, Jodie those earrings are really pretty and unique. Gemma x
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    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Gemma!!

  • Great round up! I’m really loving Nancy’s vest here!

    Annessa
    http://www.seekingsunshine.com

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Annessa—I think she’s happy that I twisted her arm to buy it!!

  • I love Nancy s,whats in a name, vest and the pop of green of your mother! I think you have done a wonderful job, because many women think that dresses only can be worn on party s!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Even, I think that sometimes too Nancy! That’s why it’s been so great doing this blog and seeing how creative we can be with our clothing!!
      Thanks for the love and Happy Friday!