Fall Casual: The Little Black Dress (LBD)

I bought this dress in Koblenz, only weeks after promising my mom that I would stop buying black clothes. I was 18 and had no idea what else to wear but black! I remember my mom got mad at me for spending money on another black dress, but years later it turns out those were the best €50 I ever spend. In the last 3,5 years, I wore this Zara dress at least once a month. During the winter times, it comes out to play on a weekly basis. My friends in uni will agree: this dress gets a lot of wear!

Back when I was in college, I had a friend who actually believed I had about a dozen black dresses, because I never seemed to wear the same outfit twice. Admittedly, he was a man, but his quote is prove that an LBD is a must-have. It’s versatile, easy to wear, always in style and can be fitted for any occasion. But however versatile, I can only think of one outfit shoot in which the dress appeared on the blog. It is one of my fave outfit posts to date.
This weekend went by like a whirlwind. K and I went to Brussels for a day, just to share a coffee and to do a little bit of shopping. After I attended the opening of the new Bodum store in Brussels last week, K was really curious to see the store for himself. It was like bringing a kid to the candy store, I tell ya! We bought yet another coffee maker, that I will share about on the blog soon, and our Christmas wishlist has grown to the size of a store inventory. I also have a short event report coming up about the store opening itself, so stay tuned for more coffee stuff!
On every other aspect, life has been quite “same old, same old” lately. I’m still writing on my thesis, but have wrapped up most of my interviews with respondents and the involved social organizations. I have started writing the discussion section, which means the end is near! Finally! Then there’s my job hunt. Well… I am afraid I don’t have much to report on that. I have sent out about a dozen applications in the last week, but haven’t heard back from any of them yet. I had an application running that I was really excited about, but I got a negative answer due to a lack of experience in the work field. The transition from school to work is hard, but right now I’m still confident that something will land on my path soon. I just keep on going! 
It’s a holiday in Belgium today, so I’m going to wrap up this post and enjoy the cold autumn air outside. Maybe I can convince my boyfriend to do an outfit shoot, but he’s been playing League of Legends all morning and from the noises I hear coming out of the home office, I think he’s still very much into it. See you all soon!

cardigan: Street One
dress: Zara
belt: Massimo Dutti
boots: Cypres 
tights: Veritas
cross body bag: Essentiel
ring: Louche


  1. 11 November 2015 / 13:13

    Alweer massa’s mooie foto’s en ik hou echt van je botten πŸ˜€ Keimooi!

  2. 11 November 2015 / 14:30

    That is a lovely LBD, I can see how easy it would be to layer up or down. Perfect with that belt here too!

    Congrats on nearing the end with your studies – I hope that you get good news job-wise soon. The job market always picks up again after the new year! πŸ™‚

    Away From The Blue Blog

  3. merel
    11 November 2015 / 17:21


  4. 11 November 2015 / 21:29

    prachtige outfit! staat je goed! En nog veel succes met de thesis en het job hunten πŸ˜‰ in begin idd niet makkelijk, je zit zowat in die cirkel van ‘ge hebt ervaring nodig’… moeten ze je eerst wel de kans geven haha πŸ˜€ Ik ben nog maar een jaar aan het werken ‘als een grote mens’, maar zit nu al aan mijn tweede job dus zo zie je maar he πŸ˜‰

  5. 12 November 2015 / 03:21

    I love that your classmate thought your one dress was like 10, haha.

    Good luck on finishing your thesis! Almost there!! And don’t get discouraged on the job hunt…the right one will come along! It’s really tough, but I’m sure it will all work out!

  6. 12 November 2015 / 13:08

    Hele leuke outfit! Btw: ik vind je haar in de herfst zo mogelijk nog leuker! πŸ˜€

  7. 12 November 2015 / 14:49

    Een LBD is nooit, never, jamais een slechte investering! πŸ˜€
    Ik vind je wollen vest trouwens ook zo prachtig! Succes met de job hunt! Mocht ik iets leuks tegenkomen, laat ik het je zeker weten:)

  8. 12 November 2015 / 15:36

    Ha- what a funny story behind this dress. It is a lovely, cozy outfit though! Good luck at job hunting. It is always a challenge, but something will happen.

  9. 12 November 2015 / 22:30

    Haha ja, ik ken die situatie, hoe vaak heeft mijn mama ook al niet gezegd dat ik niet NOG een zwart jurkje mag kopen πŸ˜€ Maar hΓ©, ik ga volledig akkoord, steeds een investering want je kan ze letterlijk Γ ltijd dragen. Je ziet er echt geweldig uit, mooie outfit!

    XO IMKE | Pastellics

  10. 14 November 2015 / 05:59

    When you love something, you love it! I am obsessed with the color purple and end up buying too many purple things. I’ve been really good lately and haven’t bought anything purple in a while. Nothing wrong with getting a super chic LBD!
    Sincerely, Sara

  11. 14 November 2015 / 15:24

    Ik ben echt jaloers op uw ‘herfstheid’, als je snapt wat ik bedoel :p
    Die cardigan staat je ook supergoed!
    Naomi, x

  12. Lynn Devogelaere
    15 November 2015 / 16:50

    Ik ben verliefd op de ring die je draagt!
    Lynn, x | Across New Skies

  13. 16 November 2015 / 02:16

    You can’t beat a LBD! It sounds like you have had a TON of wear from it over the years. I love it paired with lighter fall tones.

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