Wednesday, January 29, 2014

A Little Black Dress and My Anchor

Happy Wednesday, Dolls!

Today I am teaming up with the gorgeous Claire of Little Miss Fashion Queen to style a little black dress from day to night.  Isn't Claire a bombshell?!  She has such a classic personal style.  I adore the touch of peplum on her LBD.  And the Chanel pin - I die.  Go spend some time on her page.  I know you will be fast friends.

Lat & Lo coordinate cuff c/o  - use "modaandthemar" for 20% off your purchase

I styled my LBD {on this terribly windy day} for a typical work look with a long grey blazer.  Even though the color palette can seem completely banker boring, the leopard detail and fun booties infuse my personal style into the look.  These booties.  Swoon.   A chunky heel with gold detail, suede tassels, and, a pointed toe that could clean a corner.  Perfection. 

I was so excited to share this special piece of jewelry today!  Lat & Lo is a Southern company creating memories and conversation pieces with customized coordinate jewelry.  Handcrafted in the USA, each piece tells a unique story of the wearer through just a few numbers.  The idea is to create a tangible memory of where your life is anchored.  I immediately knew the exact location I wanted to memorialize on my cuff.  Shackleford Banks is a barrier island off the coast of Carteret County, NC.  If you are familiar with this area at all, you know that "Shack" is famous for it's wild horses and popular shores for boaters in the summer.  However, I consider Shack such an integral part of my life.  

While I didn't live in Carteret County, I spent every spring break, summer and Christmas vacation at my grandparents house here.  Who wouldn't want to stay with their grandparents all summer when they live at the beach?!  The majority of every summer was spent on the boat at Shack.  It's where I learned to swim, dive, and drive a boat; where I learned to find sand dollars and start a camp fire.  During college summers, it became a place to party and flirt, and when I met Matt it became our Summer Saturday routine.  And on August 20, 2011 it became the place where he asked me to love him forever.  Shack is most definitely where my heart and spirit are anchored.  It's my favorite place on this planet.  And now I can carry all of these memories with me in this gorgeous gold cuff.  

Ok, sappiness on the lock down now.  Lat & Lo is offering an AHHmazing deal for you guys!  Get 20% off your custom order with the code modaandthemar {enter at checkout.}  How perfect would it be to gift a friend or loved one with a token of a special place.  Valentine's Day is just two weeks away so get to ordering now! - code is valid until 02/27

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  1. Love this dress with the leopard belt!


  2. Love those shoes, and your accessories are PERFECTION for this dress! I'm obsessed with the gold bangles and skinny leopard belt. Adorable! Glad we were able to connect from Ashley's giveaway! New follower :)

    Diary of a Debutante

  3. Those booties are KILLER!

  4. Those booties are amaze. And I adore the leopard deets! So fab!
    Danielle (

  5. You styled your LBD perfectly! I love the cheetah belt and those amazing boots!

    <3 Vicki

  6. Love your dress up,especially the little black dress and this booties,they are so pretty.