Black lace on Chapel Street

Edit - The Haven Collective is now Vintanthromodern!

This week I'm collaborating with the New Haven based vintage shop The Haven Collective. I've borrowed some of my favorite pieces and photographed them throughout the city of New Haven. You can see yesterday's post here!

Regardless of the decade this dress is from, the Little Black Dress will always be timeless, and in style. This dress has a tremendous amount of detailing, the black lace fabric would best be described as Venetian, it's thick and has dimensionality. Sewn around the neckline and sleeves are hand cut pieces of the same lace.  While not overtly sexy, the dress's curve hugging shape and deep-v back certainly made me feel so.

I was also drawn to these long bronze tassel earrings from The Haven Collective, and from my own collection, found a new cuff bracelet that perfectly tied both the elements of the lace from the dress and the tassel earrings together.

For the perfect destination for my date night ensemble, I'm in downtown New Haven, where one side of Chapel Street is lined with shops and restaurants and the other is of course, Yale. While I'd wanted to take photos on the opposite side to get the downtown feel, the light was far superior here, and I can't resist a pile of bright yellow daffodils.

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The Rundown
Black Lace Dress The Haven Collective
Heels "Reverse" Charles by Charles David via DSW
Sequined Clutch Vintage
Tassel Earrings The Haven Collective
Gold Ivy Bracelet c/o Kendra Scott
Chevron Ring Etsy via Silver Canyon Jewelry
Gold Herkimer Diamond Ring c/o Lumo
Nail Color "Find me an Oasis" Essie

Take a look inside The Haven Collective
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  1. You really can never go wrong with a good LBD, no matter what the style or season. Although I must admit that although I have many of them in my closet, only one is truly "the one" (and even then, I really have to feel like I'm 100% in shape to feel good in it... which is relatively rare.) I feel like I constantly have my perfect LBD on my mind but never actually find it. That said, I've never thought of checking second hand stores - not a big shock, I know, it's me. Having seen you in this dress, though, I now know where I'll be continuing my search. Who knows what kind of treasures might be waiting for me!

  2. I wish that store had been around when I was there - it looks lovely. And, judging by your little black dress, it seems like they must have some pretty nice pieces.

    Courtney ~ Sartorial Sidelines

  3. LOVE that dress! So gorgeous! Especially the back

  4. Yep, LBD forever! And those earrings are AMAZING!

  5. I love the look you put together based around the dress. It's a great piece :)

  6. just perfect dear

  7. What a gorgeous dress and your accessories are perfect with it! :)

  8. That is a beautiful dress! I love the detailing!


  9. This dress looks gorgeous on you, and I love the earrings!

  10. Beautiful dress ! You look fabulous :) x

  11. That dress is beautiful. I always love lace and your accessories are perfectly styled. You look incredible.

  12. A gorgeous dress and a gorgeous location for shooting it! I also love your gold accessories, especially the earrings!
    Kelly xx

  13. Perfection! I love the lace detailing on the dress and the black wrought iron fencing is the perfect back drop.

  14. What a gorgeous lace dress, you look ready for date night for sure! I also love the dramatic length of those tassel earrings, they're so pretty!

  15. A great dress, I love the pretty details. You look beautiful!


    Hope to see you Thursday for TBT Fashion link up.

  16. You are looking so stunning in that black dress! It fits you like a glove. Stunner!
    We Shop in Heels

  17. I much prefer dresses and clothing that exude femininity and don't feel the need to put it on display. Subtle sexiness makes me feel so much more confident and classy! This dress is definitely that! You look gorgeous!

  18. Gorgeous LDB, and I love the setting for the photos.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  19. Yes these two accessories looks spectacular and like they were meant for each other…
    two eras brought together by the perfect lbd.

  20. Love the detail of the dress and it fits you to a tee. Those shoes are to die for. . .Emjoy!

  21. Your hair looks amazing! A LBD is definitely a classic. I need to add one to my closet!
    Jeans and a Teacup