Spring LBD

This doesn’t have to be a sad song. Not with my little black dress on.
— Little Black Dress, The Blessed Unrest Album by Sara Bareilles

As a result of World War I and the rise of a worldwide women’s suffrage movement, women became much more active in society, such as participating and volunteering in the war effort. Paris was no exception to these social changes, and while remaining the fashion capital of the world for fine women’s clothing, it propelled women’s fashion from modest and impractical to modern, sensible, and unconventional. Hence- Gabrielle Bonheur "Coco" Chanel. Coco Chanel did not invent the little black dress of course but fashion historians would agree that she is the reason to make the LBD a ubiquitous essential. Published in 1926, Vogue's magazine was graced with an apparently simple yet elegant sheath, in black silk, long narrow sleeves, worn with now the iconic string of white pearls; Vogue proved to be correct in the prediction that it would become a woman's uniform.

I would like to take this moment to thank Coco Chanel and the roaring 1920s for originating our best friend, the LBD.

This particular little black dress from navabi gave me goosebumps at first sight. Its shoulder cut-out, gingham-print dramatic sleeves, and cool material makes this dress ready for Spring and practically any season. The fit is a true-to-size bodycon and I would order a size up if you want extra room. Add pops of color to bring on Spring vibes like this pops of green and I believe it paid tribute to classic Coco Chanel and eclectic me all at the same time. 

I can't tell you enough about South Park. I will buy a property here one day (In Jesus' MIGHTY name!) next to Fern and Juniper Street. A walking distance to the cutest vintage coffee trailer there is. Communal Coffee wins again with a second location in a 1959 Shasta serving rose lattes, avocado toasts, all in a space screaming So-Cal encompassing cacti and palm trees. Leon Bridge's "Coming Home" was playing in the background which I thought was quite apropos with the Shasta coffee space.

Baby, how I'd be grieving
If you wanted to leave me all alone now
By myself, I don't wanna party anywhere else
The world leaves a bitter taste in my mouth, girl
You're the only one that I want

Leon Bridges coons as I feel my skin against my new favorite LBD. "This doesn't have to be a sad song," I sing back. Not with my little black dress on.

Dress - Gifted by navabi | Shoes - Old Navy (similar) | Clutch - Asos (similar) | Earrings - Old Navy (similar)