The little back dress should be a quintessential element in every woman's wardrobe. It's the perfect go-to for when you're stumped as to what to wear, or you're just plain uninspired by what's in your closet. My husband Dr. S would argue that I should never feel uninspired, since my closet is literally overflowing and bursting at the seams. But I could recall a good number of moments where I rifled back and forth through my clothing, eventually settling on an LBD knowing I would instantly feel polished and uplifted after I put it on.
This particular LBD has a panel of silk down the front, and comfy jersey fabric down the back. I wore it to our anniversary dinner last week at Osteria Mozza. Service was a bit lacking, but I highly recommend the cold(!) squid ink pasta with Dungeness crab and sea urchin. Smooth sea-urchiny goodness!
Little black dress: Lanvin via Wasteland. Patent slingback pumps: Manolo Blahnik (old, similar here and love these). Handbag: Chanel medium flap bag in black caviar. Rings: Banana Republic, Forever 21, mom's college ring.