Little Black Work Dress & Link Up

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Hello Ladies!  Happy Thanksgiving Week and Black Friday Sales week too!  Who all is lucky enough to be off all week??  I’m working Monday – Wednesday, and then have 4 days of relaxation and sale shopping.  I’m going to be sharing a big list of sales and sale finds on Friday.  Starting Wednesday, I’m going to do something a little different this year and share sale finds in Instagram Stories.  If you want to follow along, just give me a follow at @karen.rock and keep your eyes out for those stories in your feed.

This little black work dress has been months in the making for a blog post.  I first found it in September, but it was backordered until October.  I checked back a few weeks later and that backorder was now November.  While scrolling through my wish list about a week ago, I realized it was finally BACK IN STOCK!!

I own another shift dress by this brand, and it so comfy and requires little to no ironing.  This dress seems like it’s going to be that same easy dress, probably why it’s always on backorder.   The key detail on this dress is the tie at the waist.  It’s the perfect way to add a little shape to a basic shift dress.  You can tie it in front or back depending on your preference.  It’s like having two different black dresses.  If you back tie it, I would consider a long pendant necklace to change up the look.

Also, I have to dish on my new gray tote bag.  Another item I have had my eye on for awhile.  I went back and forth on this because of the size.  I needed a nice bag to carry my laptop in on work days.  A tote bag big enough to hold my 13″ computer was bigger than I was used to, so I did a trial run with my reversible tote for a little over a month.  After a few days the bigger size didn’t bother me at all, and the best part of the story. By the time I decided,  this little gray cutie was ON SALE for about 30% off! Also, if you love the style but wish it was a bit smaller, it comes in a small version too!

It’s a gray with a really slight tan undertone depending on the lighting.  I would call it a gray taupe color.  I’m excited to have a nice, professional looking purse to carry my computer in for when I’m popping into meetings or events after work.  If you love this color, I would act fast.  Since it’s already on clearance, once it sells out it’s gone.

Alright ya’ll, don’t forget to link up your latest outfit post in the Style File Link Up today.  Thanks for stopping by, and I will see you back here on Friday for some sale shopping and a fabulously cozy outfit too.

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17 Responses to Little Black Work Dress & Link Up

  1. Emma Peach says:

    The dress was certainly worth waiting for! The red beaded necklace looks great with it. Fabulous grey tote bag!

    Emma xxx

  2. stephanie says:

    love the outfit! So cute!!!

  3. Can you ever have too many LBD’s? This is so cute. The tie waist is unexpected and adds that extra something. Love the red beads too. XO

  4. Julie N says:

    That dress is so pretty. The tie at the waist adds jus a little something to make it perfect! Happy Thanksgiving!

  5. Rena says:

    How fabulous … a chameleon dress! Your styling is fantastic and you’re going to find the dress very versatile. Thank you for sharing this find and for the link up. Wishing you a wonderful holiday weekend.


  6. Cheryl Shops says:

    That dress is so flattering (and looks comfy too)—what a great find!
    Cheryl Shops |

  7. Natalie says:

    I love that LBD! The front knot is adorable. Shift dresses are fun and I can’t wait to wear all that stuff again after I have this baby! You look lovely!


  8. My you had a long wait for that dress but patience won out! And what a gorgeous tote.
    Happy Thanksgiving.

  9. Jana says:

    What a perfect dress for the Holidays!!! I love it on you! Also, I just realized I wasn’t following you on Instagram, so I just did 🙂 Have a Happy Thanksgiving! xo Jana | | @jana_meister

  10. This LBD is stunning. Great styling too.

  11. Sierra says:

    Loving that bag! I also love the pop of color with the black dress! Sierra ~
    Beautifully Candid

  12. amy says:

    What a cute LBD!

  13. Mary Leigh says:

    This dress is excellent! I love the sleeves and the shape! Perfect for day or night!

  14. Kellyann says:

    Fabulous black dress and I love the red beads! Happy Thanksgiving Karen!

  15. Jaymie Ashcraft says:

    This dress is so cute!!

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