Little Black Dress

My style is constantly changing. It can be a major change over the span of a few months or a quick change over the span of a few weeks. I’ve gone from embracing the high school prep look with Abercrombie & Fitch to leaning towards a more edgier look to just looking like a hot mess! Regardless of what I am currently embracing, I like to think my style has always remained classic and simple. So, I thought what better way to introduce “L.A Style, N.Y Smile” than with a classic black dress.
I first saw this dress on one of my favorite bloggers, Bows & Depos, and knew I had to have it. So I quickly ordered it from Asos and immediately fell in love. I love investing in pieces (although this dress was a steal!) that are classic and provide me with a blank canvas to style. There are endless opportunities with this dress!
I can go on and on about my love for this dress, but I want to end my first post explaining “L.A Style, N.Y Smile.” I think I gave myself a headache coming up with a blog name. I wanted it to be perfect, I wanted to fall in love with it, I wanted everyone to fall in love with it when they heard it and most importantly I wanted it to represent me. I couldn’t get this name out of my head and once my mom and boyfriend assured me they were in love, I knew I found the perfect fit.
L.A does NOT stand for Los Angeles. In fact, I’ve never been. Instead it stands for my name Linda Ashley. Caught you by surprise there, huh? And of course, I’m a proud New Yorker, so I wanted some mention of my wonderful city and from that “L.A Style, N.Y Smile” was born.
Ok. Enough from me, I rambled way too much, but this is my first post and I’m so excited! Thank you for stopping by and taking the time to read! I hope you stick around and embark on this blogging journey with me!
Outfit Details:
Dress: Asos. Necklace: BaubleBar (old). Shoes: Tory Burch. Bag: Chanel (amazing graduation gift from my mom!) Bracelets: C.Wonder (old, similar here), Henri Bendel (old, similar here). Sunglasses: LOFT (old, but coveting this pair!). Lipstick: YSL in Vivid Fuchsia, Revlon ColorBurst Lacquer Balm in Flirtatious.
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  1. July 2, 2014 / 5:26 PM

    What a beautiful bag! I thought for sure that your blog name was "lasty leny smile" LOL. And hey, I still wear my old Abercrombie stuff (ironically, of course).

    Another Beautiful Thing

  2. July 2, 2014 / 8:02 PM

    Welcome to the blogging world! I really like the name of your blog! I obsessed for a while over my name as well. This is a great classic dress and I love your accessories!!

    Nicole
    Nicole to the Nines

  3. July 3, 2014 / 1:55 AM

    Thank you! and I have to admit I still have some throwback Abercrombie pieces as well!

  4. July 3, 2014 / 1:56 AM

    Thank you! It literally gave me a headache and stressed me out picking a name!! But thank you for stopping by!

  5. July 3, 2014 / 11:28 AM

    You rocked this dress!!! Congrats on launching your blog! It's a lot of fun!

    Xoxo,
    http://www.bowsanddepos.com

    P.S. Love love love your blog name! Super creative!

  6. July 4, 2014 / 9:13 PM

    Thank you so much! You are one of my all time favorite bloggers and it means so much that you stopped by!

  7. September 30, 2014 / 4:32 AM

    Love this look on you! Linda, after you left a comment on your blog I checked your blog out and I fell in love with the first post and kept reading 'til I got to your first blog post! I love your style and I'm now a huge fan of your blog x

    x Francesca of http://primpandpaper.blogspot.com/

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