You know you’re really an adult when you have that perfect black dress. No, I’m not talking about the perfect LBD that’s just right for hitting the bars or for that last minute hot date. I’m talking about the perfect ADULT black dress-the one you pull out for funerals, interviews, a business meeting, or hot lunch date…with your accountant. Because when you’re an adult, it’s those occasions that pop up more than those last minute fun nights out! It’s also the perfect black dress for accessorizing-you can wear it as is, throw a blazer or cardigan over it, belt it, add tights, swap out the shoes-it’s a chameleon of a dress. The one brand that jumps out at me when thinking about that perfect adult black dress is Eileen Fisher. This brand is synonymous with classic styles, simple clean lines, figure-flattering cuts, and designs that favor all body types. And the place I go to shop for Eileen Fisher is Bloomingdale’s, because they have the biggest selection of the brand, free shipping (if you’re a Loyalist, which is free and which I HIGHLY recommend) and great discounts for Loyalist members. Case in point-I scored this dress for 25% off the regular price because I’m a Loyalist!
For this look, I kept things really simple. If you’re in a hurry to throw a look together, all black with understated accessories and makeup is definitely the way to go. In addition to the dress, I think it’s crucial to have a pair of COMFORTABLE black pumps, a basic black handbag, and of course pearl earrings and a pearl necklace. Even though this dress looks very simple, it’s the details that really make it worth the investment. The subtle A-line cut, the boatneck collar and the heavier weight of the fabric make it a true classic piece. And the best part? It’s machine washable!!
For the makeup, I stayed with soft, neutral shades that played up my features but don’t require me to fuss with it over the course of the day. I’m loving my new Charlotte Tilbury lipstick in Pillow Talk. It’s the ultimate “your-lips-but-better” shade that I think would look good on anyone.
If it’s a little chilly wear you are, consider a cashmere blanket scarf. Bloomingdale’s has some gorgeous and really affordable options from their C by Bloomingdale’s line. A great way to change up the look would be to pick a wrap with some color to it, but I decided to stay with all neutral tones in this look. This wrap is also really versatile-I *might* also wear it wrapped around my pj’s as I’m lounging around the house!
So what pieces do you have in your closet that scream “I’m an adult and I make responsible decisions”? Do you have the perfect adult black dress, pumps and purse? If you don’t, what are you waiting for? Also-if you’re already an Eileen Fisher fan, what pieces do you have that are an absolute must? My next purchase is definitely going to be the System Slim Ankle Pants. They’re rated 4.7/5 stars with over 75 reviews!
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