Saturday, December 12, 2015

Black as Night

December 2015

Hello! Remember when I participated in Express' holiday challenge for bloggers (in THIS post)? Well, I happened to be one of the winners of the challenge! And for my prize, I won a $250 Express gift card. The second I found out that I had won, I was ecstatic. Express sells such fashion-forward merchandise that I couldn't wait to spend my gift card. In fact, within minutes of finding out that I won, I was browsing Express' website dreaming of what I would spend my gift card on. I ended up purchasing an olive-colored pair of booties online and waited to spend the rest of my gift card in-store. The day that I got back to Richmond, I headed to Express to spend the rest of my winnings. Luxe knit pieces and embellished dresses caught my eyes but I decided to go ahead and purchase the romper that I'm wearing above, another pair of heeled booties and a couple pieces of jewelry.

I immediately fell in love with this black romper the second that I spotted it in Express. This is the "Long Sleeve Lace Trim Surplice Romper" and it retails for $60. I can't help but love the sophisticated silhouette, dark color and lace trim detailing. This romper is a great everyday piece but also can easily be dressed up for a night on the town.

For this everyday look, I styled the romper with a nude pair of Jeffrey Campbell heels to extend the length of my legs. I accessorized with a couple pieces of golden jewelry, a golden pair of sunglasses and a leopard-print crossbody bag. Red lipstick pulled the look together.

Romper: Express
Heels: Jeffrey Campbell
Golden sunglasses: c/o Giant Vintage
Leopard print crossbody: Urban Outfitters
Red lipstick: Birchbox LOC