1. Anonymous

    September 18, 2007 at 10:15 am

    I adore this look. I bought a similar dress for the fall. I really appreciate this inspiration! I was nervous about wearing the full black ensemble. But she rocks it!

  2. JO

    September 18, 2007 at 10:48 am

    she looks so great – I LOVE this outfit! I want it and her bag!

  3. Alice Olive

    September 18, 2007 at 10:54 am

    What about her fabulous legs and shoes! She looks wonderful.

  4. Anonymous

    September 18, 2007 at 10:55 am

    Not much a fan of this myself… I think it’s sort of the look the fashionista “clackers” (watch Devil Wears Prada if you don’t know the definition) wear because it’s safe rather than pushing their creative limits.

    Much credit does go out for the shoe bootie.

  5. Iheartfashion

    September 18, 2007 at 10:57 am

    The dress is cut beautifully and her shoes are fabulous!

  6. Modediktator

    September 18, 2007 at 11:08 am

    Absolutely wonderful!
    I like her smile and the way she looks at all.
    I agree with the first anonymous comment: an inspiration!

  7. AnonymousJK

    September 18, 2007 at 11:51 am

    How sweet it is! That dress makes me happy that Fall is around the corner – literally!

  8. Anonymous

    September 18, 2007 at 11:54 am

    Somehow I disagree with you Sart.The girl is pretty,she has gorgeous hair,she is light in structure and the black tights,the bag and even the shoes are ok,but—-the dress is a little girl´s dress.Just look at it closely.Only the color is not the one I´d choose for my child!

  9. nolifebeforecoffee

    September 18, 2007 at 11:59 am

    black & black & black – simply love this dress! beautiful

  10. Anonymous

    September 18, 2007 at 12:08 pm

    I’ve been really hating this tent/babydoll dress trend & can’t wait for it to end, but Sart is right –this is a good example of someone pulling it off well by keeping the dress small in the right areas.

  11. Françoise

    September 18, 2007 at 12:38 pm

    J’adore. The shoes are adorable. Clean look. I’m speechless (almost).

  12. Carolina Lange

    September 18, 2007 at 12:47 pm

    She looks great! Beautiful dress, beautiful shoes, beautiful bag, beautiful hair!

  13. marie

    September 18, 2007 at 1:06 pm

    I, too, love everything she is wearing! I especially love the cut on her dress.

  14. Anonymous

    September 18, 2007 at 1:32 pm

    wow, she looks great, the opaque tights are just perfect with this ensemble

  15. mitsue

    September 18, 2007 at 1:53 pm

    yes, she’s cute, and appropriately dressed to go to her friend’s uncle’s funeral.

    Her style is impeccable. I like that it’s demure, and has an understated elegance, great. but it’s too safe. If not some accessory, do something with your hair.

  16. Asian Models Blogger

    September 18, 2007 at 3:08 pm

    I agree! I also think it is a very flattering dress because it hides a lot of stuff.

    It is the length of the dress that made it look young and hip.

  17. Claire

    September 18, 2007 at 3:27 pm

    I am dying to know where she got the dress. I’m having a hard time seeing many fall looks that seem applicable to real life but this dress seems wearable.

  18. nycinside

    September 18, 2007 at 3:27 pm

    Great shot Sart. If I may offer a suggestion, set up your blog so you can comment and look at the picture at the same time. It’s hard sometimes remembering what the outfit looked like. I love your blog though keep it up.

  19. cordelia

    September 18, 2007 at 3:54 pm

    We forgive her for wearing all that black with pantyhose, thus anticipating winter, because she is very well dressed, very lovely.

  20. Candid Cool

    September 18, 2007 at 3:57 pm

    I really like this shot, but those gorgeous shoes are capturing my attention!

  21. Ken Izawa

    September 18, 2007 at 4:33 pm

    I think this ensemble does push to creative limits, as it is seemingly daring to wear an all-black outfit in the middle of the day. Good for her to be able to pull it off so nicely! It’s isn’t just anyone who can pull off the right pieces, all in black, to introduce an element of evening chic in broad day light.

  22. Anonymous

    September 18, 2007 at 4:55 pm

    She’s trend-aware but not a total fashion slave (thank god for that). Booties are the it shoes of the season;)

  23. m-

    September 18, 2007 at 5:12 pm

    she looks like an everyday working woman with great style…she’s one to be admired. good spot sart!

  24. Anonymous

    September 18, 2007 at 5:26 pm

    She looks perfect. Honestly, I believe most women want to dress this way when they’re off to work — discreet, classic, not too showy but not wallflowery either. As you said, the key to this look is all in the fit — and I am liking her shoes a lot as well. Her great hair and beautiful smile don’t hurt either.

  25. phoenix

    September 18, 2007 at 10:10 pm

    I LOVE LOVE LOVE this look. And the dress has pockets!! :)

  26. fawn

    September 18, 2007 at 10:38 pm

    the perfect lbd!

  27. Anonymous

    September 19, 2007 at 2:24 am

    ok.. i’m ever so hesitantly appreciating the bootie. (i know they are IT for Fall.) i may never buy a pair myself (i have wide-ish feet, it’ll never work, right?) but the patent shoe combined with the perfectly opaque tights of matching color almost make me want a pair :( i usually just cannot stand them chopping off at the ankle like they do, and they make me think of hooves (which kinda sounds gracefully equine, but but it just doesn’t happen that way in my head), but the low contrast between shoe and leg reduce that effect nicely. i really can’t think of any other shoe that would better suit this outfit. she’s perfect, and i would do bad things to get my hands on that chic little shift. one in every color, please.

  28. Lucy

    September 19, 2007 at 8:33 am

    I love this dress and will try to track down something similar for myself. Dresses are a good workplace solution when you want to look smart but not overformal.

    However I would probably add a long necklace or pendant to add a bit of extra interest…

  29. miteka

    September 19, 2007 at 10:25 am

    absolutely FANTASTIC!
    super glamour for the working girl! I’m going for the whole look this Fall!!

  30. Anonymous

    September 19, 2007 at 10:29 pm

    LOVES! A very versatile look – perfect for the Susq by day or Tony’s at night!

  31. AL

    September 20, 2007 at 3:33 am

    Black is back and i didn’t know it?!!

  32. Anonymous

    September 20, 2007 at 1:56 pm

    I can’t help it. I love the little-girl dress trend. I miss the simple, adorable dresses I got to wear as a kid and see no reason I shouldn’t wear them now, too, if I feel like it.

  33. Anaïs

    September 29, 2007 at 2:13 am

    I love it!

    Kinf of 60′s spirit…

    I L-O-V-E the shoes!


  34. Anonymous

    April 22, 2011 at 3:24 pm

    I love it all.

  35. Wendy Carlos Williams

    December 13, 2012 at 2:36 pm

    I think it rides on the perfectly polished shoes.

  36. Batman Justice League Jacket

    September 21, 2017 at 7:51 am

    I adore this look. I bought a similar dress for the fall. I really appreciate this inspiration! I was nervous about wearing the full black ensemble. But she rocks it!

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