Preppy LBD

The white contrasting trim and cute flared skirt really drew me to this dress. If I had to classify my style, I suppose I would say I'm a bit preppy. But only in the sense that I love stripes and anchors and occasionally some quirky footwear.

Most of my little black dresses are more for evening wear, so finding this one for under $25 at ThredUP seemed like a great closet addition. I would definitely wear this to brunch, or the office, or even a backyard picnic... but that's just me.

I am participating in the ThredUP $150 style challenge. See my other looks here!

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The Rundown
Dress Morrell Maxie c/o ThredUP
Cherry Pumps Oh...Deer similar
Striped Clutch Hilside Bags
Watch c/o Caravelle by Bulova via Lucky Fabb
Thin Gold Rings Etsy via Sweet Olive Jewelry
Anchor Wrap Bracelet Etsy via Knotical Knovelties
Nail Color OPI Modern Girl

39 comments

  1. Um.Yes, yes and more yes to this dress! I love it Lydia!

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  2. Pretty dress, looks great on you. Great photos.

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  3. now that is an lbd i would love to own!

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  4. I love the dress! And it goes so well with those adorable heels!

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  5. Wow, I love that dress! and not just because it's mostly black - the fit is really nice and that white stripe is kick ass.

    Courtney ~ Sartorial Sidelines

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  6. Hola preciosa!!

    Me encanta este look te sienta de maravilla besitos.

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  7. wow, GREAT thred-up find! Love how you added the red accessories.

    alyson
    www.theaveragegirlsguide.com

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  8. I love the shape and simplicity - you should wear black and white more often dear!


    xoxo,
    Chic 'n Cheap Living

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  9. You can pretty much never go wrong with an LBD... especially if you accessorise with red. I love the way your clutch and sandals pop against this classic dress :)
    xox,
    Cee

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  10. It looks perfect on you, darling! Happy Tuesday. xo

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  11. Speaking of not wanting to say goodbye to summer, I always love when you get wear out of these adorable sandals. I also love your lbd! I think I have 20 of them--all suitable for different occasions!

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  12. FLAWLESS! That's a perfect LBD, you look so gorge Lyddie! I'd say your style is preppy but chic and feminine above it all!

    Cee. ♥
    Code Overdressed

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  13. FLAWLESS! That's a perfect LBD, you look so gorge Lyddie! I'd say your style is preppy but chic and feminine above it all!

    Cee. ♥
    Code Overdressed

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  14. FLAWLESS! That's a perfect LBD, you look so gorge Lyddie! I'd say your style is preppy but chic and feminine above it all!

    Cee. ♥
    Code Overdressed

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  15. What a nice dress. i can see wearing that to the office or also a nice night out.

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  16. It's a cute dress. I love the white trim along the neckline.
    http://www.averysweetblog.com/

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  17. LOVE that dress! It's definitely perfect for any occasion! :D I still don't really have a LBD, haha...oh well ;)
    http://www.closet-fashionista.com

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  18. I'm crazy about this dress on you! You look fabulous!

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  19. I've got the same bracelet! You look great wearing it.

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  20. What a cool dress! It's not your typical LBD and the white stripe is super cool. Love this!

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  21. Love this dress on you! And the clutch that you paired with it is so unexpected and fun!

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  22. Oh thank you for the vote of praise for my bracelet making skills. hahahaha. Nice to see your post today. I do get inspiration from you.

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  23. It's definitely a perfect casual LBD! And those shoes get to me every time...so cute!
    ~Jessica
    Jeans and a Teacup

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  24. Oh gosh, how darling is your dress? I love your play with lines and stripes here--your purse, the divided stripe in your dress, the back of your cute little cherry heels... this is such a sweet outfit!

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  25. What a pretty dress. It has been a while since I purchased a LBD. I think I need to pick up a new dress soon. I love your clutch.

    Tracy @ Sunny Days and Starry Nights

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  26. What a gorgeous dress, it's too cute on you.

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  27. what a beautiful dress! you can't go wrong with black and white and i love all the details in the accessories. i need to get some thin gold rings like that!

    cute & little

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  28. what a beautiful dress! you can't go wrong with black and white and i love all the details in the accessories. i need to get some thin gold rings like that!

    cute & little

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  29. Great find. I'm so amazed that you were able to find clothes that fits you online like that. Love your sandals too.

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  30. Wow this dress is so beautiful, you look amazing dear!!!


    www.plogstyle.com

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  31. Lovely dress and original accessories!!!!
    Have a great day doll!

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  32. Fabulous dress Lydia, it does enhance your lovely figure.
    Have a wonderful Wednesday, dear friend

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  33. You look so pretty in this dress. I love the striped clutch too!

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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  34. How cute is your nautical bracelet - love it!

    steph / absolutely-fuzzy.com

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  35. Such a pretty black dress!
    The red colour dashes are awesome.

    Annette | Lady of Style

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  36. You look SO gorgeous in black and white! And what a cute clutch :)

    Annie
    The Other Side of Gray

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  37. It's such a pretty dress, i'd wear it anywhere.

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  38. This absolutely reminds me of the dress Julia Roberts wore to the Academy Awards a long time ago... it was a vintage Valentino stunner. Definitely a great find!

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