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Punched-up Black.

2012 December 13

A basic black wrap dress (which I got for a steal several seasons ago at Old Navy) is punched up with fun accessories. In this case, a pair of tartan tights, navy suede booties (seriously glued to my feet lately), and a statement necklace big enough to qualify as a breastplate.

Dress: Old Navy; booties: NineWest; tights: Hue; necklace: Charming Charlie; watch: Invicta

Wrap dresses are easy and flattering; simply cinch and go. And how much fun are these tartan tights? Perfect now that winter is settling in, and I love the cool-toned color palette.

Attractive armor.

 How do you jazz up a simple black dress?

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  1. Brooke permalink
    December 13, 2012

    I love this look! And what a pretty necklace! :)

  2. Hayley permalink
    December 13, 2012

    Adoring those tights! How very festive!

    What a great idea to take a basic dress and make it unique with cool accessories- a great way to stretch your closet!

  3. May permalink
    December 13, 2012


  4. Taylor permalink
    December 13, 2012

    I must have those tights! They’re amazing!

    Happy almost-weekend! ;)

  5. Evie permalink
    December 13, 2012

    So beautiful, love you as a brunette! (What were you calling it? Blondette? LOL.)

    Statement necklaces are my thing- especially during the holidays. They just look so sharp against a sweater or turtleneck. :)

  6. Samantha permalink
    December 13, 2012

    Great post!

  7. Nick permalink
    December 13, 2012

    Looking great, Ash!

  8. Keely permalink
    December 13, 2012

    Love it, girl! You look beautiful! Great necklace and booties and I love those leggings!

  9. Filipa permalink
    December 13, 2012

    very beautiful! love the tights and the boots.
    Filipa from

  10. stylishbynature permalink
    December 13, 2012

    You totally rock this look :) Kisses

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  11. December 13, 2012

    That dress is fab and I really like those tights!
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  12. Michelle permalink
    December 13, 2012

    So pretty! Those sueded booties are fab.

  13. December 13, 2012

    Gorgeous, AW! Hope you have a great weekend!

  14. Norma permalink
    December 13, 2012

    Love it, another winner!

  15. Sarah permalink
    December 13, 2012

    I love taking basic black and adding brights to the mix! Such a great fashion trick. ;)

  16. Laura permalink
    December 13, 2012

    Such a beauty!

  17. Kirsty permalink
    December 13, 2012

    Hello, love!

    So pretty! You have a way of mixing pieces together and making really cute stylish outfits without much effort. How do you do this? Share you secrets! Haha. ;)

  18. December 13, 2012

    I LOVE this entire look, those tights are so fun! This would be a great look for the office!

  19. Anonymous permalink
    December 14, 2012

    those tights are sweet!


  20. December 14, 2012

    Love the necklace and that’s a lovely black dress.

  21. virginia permalink
    December 14, 2012

    lovely your necklace¡¡


  22. December 14, 2012

    Love love love the look, the necklace and tights are so lovely Ashley!!
    Enjoy your weekend!

  23. Ira permalink
    December 14, 2012

    Awesome necklace! I love it:)

  24. December 14, 2012

    Loving the tights, and that necklace!?! Fab.


  25. Borka permalink
    December 14, 2012

    amazing winter look! I adore the lbd and tights.
    great styling!
    Kisses from Miami,

  26. miss Margaret Cruzemark permalink
    December 15, 2012

    So cool and trendy! You look great!
    Kisses and hugs!!!
    Miss Margaret Cruzemark

  27. December 15, 2012

    cute outfit, i love the necklace!


    ♥ Ellen

  28. December 15, 2012

    Love this black outfit! The tartan checks stocking is a perfect match with the outfit! Love your necklace, its too too good!!!
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  29. Elle Sees permalink
    December 17, 2012

    I love this!! As usual :)

  30. December 18, 2012

    What a beautiful statement necklace! Absolutely LOVE this look! :)


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