In every woman’s life there should be some ver­sion of a Lit­tle Black Dress (LBD).  Actu­ally there should be sev­eral if you’re like me and have a healthy appre­ci­a­tion for vari­ety.

In my case, even with a closet of no less than 8 LBD’s (some with the tags still attached)  I am such a home­body that I rarely get to show­case any of these pre­cious dresses, which is why most days you will catch me parad­ing the halls of my very con­ser­v­a­tive day gig as if I were on the run­ways that are my for­mer New York Streets or Fort Street in SKB (Bas­seterre, St. Kitts).

So on a recent Sat­ur­day night with noth­ing more on the agenda than gro­cery shop­ping, I decided to dare to wear an LBD for no other rea­son than I felt like it.  And not just an LBD, but a bit of raz­zle-daz­zle and pops of color on the cheeks, lips, ears, hair and feet.  The moon was going to be my spot­light that night!

My Face­book post went a lit­tle some­thing like this: “Feel­ing like gro­cery shop­ping and what not in a lit­tle black dress. I mean as many dresses as stare out my closet with tags still attached, I feel it’s my duty #ayeaye ;)” And of course that was nec­es­sary because I wouldn’t renege–I hoped!

I didn’t!

The LBD of the night: A Mark by AVON dress turned back to front. I should say, while I do see the virtue of that rule which says: when you go short, you should be cov­ered up top, my fash­ion moves & style is so wrapped up with feel­ing a cer­tain vibe that I would have run with my mood regard­less.

Side Note: If you are not in a place where you are expe­ri­enc­ing balmy nights (mostly) then I would sim­ply add hosiery of your choice. I might even dou­ble up with red fish­nets over black opaques. Throw on a black Moto-jacket of your choice. Remove the head­gear (or not!), wrap around the neck and just go for it! Carpe diem!

My LBD Do and Dare for a gro­cery shop­ping trip also extended itself to din-din a la my favorite neigh­bor­hood sushi place. So there is a lesson in there some­where about pre­pared­ness and just set­ting the right tone and energy.

Dress: MARK by AVON, Neck­lace: Peace Images Tut, Shoes: Penny Loves Kenny via Ross, Ani­mal Print Scarf (worn as head­wrap): H&M

Do you own any LBD’s? When do they come out/in to play?


*Pho­tos were taken with a cam­era phone. Can you believe we thought that blue cast on the 1st shot was a pic killer! lol

Hi there, I’m Tynisha C. Leon, writer, West Indian, mango-lover, founder and edi­tor-in-chief of DASHEEN mag­a­zine — the online des­ti­na­tion where cul­ture feeds imag­i­na­tion. Join the cul­ture con­ver­sa­tions on Face­book, Twit­ter and Tum­blr!