Manic Monday: Boss Lady

I love looks for work that can easily transition from day to night.  Today’s Manic Monday features one of those looks.
I started with a boardroom-ready no-nonsense look in black and white.  I decided to skip a belt with this dress to keep things less fussy, but in retrospect, I think a belt with some gold hardware would have been a good touch.
I added in a couple simple but cute accessories – a linear cuff bangle and a cord necklace.  The graphic clutch maintains the monochromatic color palette.
To take this dress from the office to cocktails, I took off the jacket and added the belt that came with the dress.
I also swapped out the black heels for red lace-up heels and a fun magazine-style clutch to add interest to the perfect LBD.
Now…a little more about this dress.  When I ordered this dress, I knew the fit would be off, but I could also see the potential for easy fixes. I had the dress hemmed and the sleeves shortened, but I also had the side slits raised a bit and the belt loops raised.
Raising belt loops on a dress or jacket is one of my favorite and easiest alterations to make.  It makes such an amazing difference in getting the proper waist placement, and it’s such a quick fix.
How important are alterations for you?  Any specific tailoring tips or before/after photos you would like to see?

Dress:  ELOQUII (Available here); Blazer:  ELOQUII (Available here); Black heels:  ASOS (Available here); Red heels and magazine clutch: Amazon; Necklace:  ELOQUII (Available here); Black and white clutch:  Who What Wear x Target

Author: Cassie

I'm the owner/publisher of Style Cassentials, a curvy and petite gal OBSESSED with fashion and strong believer in making clothes work for YOU! I love sharing advice on all things fashion, especially shopping and fit tips!

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  1. I think you styled this outfit quite well. The black and white outfit is very classy, while the black with red is very chic. If I had to choose between the two, I’d go with the black and red styling of this dress. Well styled both ways!

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