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One Dress, Three Ways… The Little Black Midi Dress

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April 12, 2019

Hello and Happy FRIYAY friends… it’s a marathon, not a sprint to get here, but we made it and it’s time to do a celebratory dance AKA you know, the Friday shimmy!


This featured post is in partnership with Charles Henry–many thanks for sponsoring this blog collaboration, as it is opportunities like this that allow this creative space called Hello Happiness to exist! 

Now let’s get right down to it… Today’s blog post is all about the versatility of the little black midi dress–but with a twist. Say hello to the Faux Wrap Dress from Charles Henry. With it’s under $100 price point and oh-so-flattering silhouette, it’s no wonder you’ll want to wear this classic midi style all day everyday AND for every occasion this spring, summer and beyond.

With petite dolman sleeves and an all-season fabric blend combined with a bit of stretch, it’s a classic dress that brings a bit of added detail with it’s belted and self-tie waist accent with my favorite and sleek v-neck style. Usually I am one that gravitates to the mini or the maxi length when I wear dresses, so I love that this midi style gets me rethinking that strategy and reminds me of something Kate Middleton would totally wear.

Black Midi Dress:

Black Midi Dress featured by top US fashion blog Hello! Happiness; Image of a woman wearing Charles Henry black dress, Sam Edelman pink heels and Laura Dro clutch.

So for this classic little black dress, I thought it would be fun to give myself a proper challenge and style this wardrobe essential three different ways.. one for work, one for cocktail and one for vacation!

Let’s start with all things cocktail–when I wear a LBD to any dressy event, I always like to jazz it up with fun and colorful pops from my accessory collection! Put on your favorite dancing shoes–or pink suede heels in my world–and let the good times roll! I also paired it with my handmade Laura Dro Designs Floral Clutch and Julie Vos Crescent Statement Earrings which pull the entire look together and let’s everyone know I am here for a GREAT time.

Black Midi Dress featured by top US fashion blog Hello! Happiness; Image of a woman wearing Charles Henry black dress, Sam Edelman pink heels and Laura Dro clutch.

Black Midi Dress featured by top US fashion blog Hello! Happiness; Image of a woman wearing Charles Henry black dress, Sam Edelman pink heels and Laura Dro clutch. Black Midi Dress featured by top US fashion blog Hello! Happiness; Image of a woman wearing Charles Henry black dress, Sam Edelman pink heels and Laura Dro clutch.

Moving onto all things workwear and styling, let’s face it… I some many of you out there have been emailing me and asking for more corporate office options and this Midi Dress fits that bill perfectly. For my second wear-to-work ensemble, I’ve paired it with my go-to Leopard Flatform Espadrilles, classic Louis Vuitton Neverfull, Multi Raffia Fan Earrings and my new work accessory, the Weston Blue Light Blocking Glasses.

This OOTD makes the office look a bit more chic and refined, while still wearing something you can wash and wear all year round, and then incorporate different shoes + accessories depending on your overall mood and personality.

Black Midi Dress featured by top US fashion blog Hello! Happiness; Image of a woman wearing Charles Henry black dress, Sole Society flatforms and Louis Vuitton bag. Black Midi Dress featured by top US fashion blog Hello! Happiness; Image of a woman wearing Charles Henry black dress, Sole Society flatforms and Louis Vuitton bag. Black Midi Dress featured by top US fashion blog Hello! Happiness; Image of a woman wearing Charles Henry black dress, Sole Society flatforms and Louis Vuitton bag.

Black Midi Dress featured by top US fashion blog Hello! Happiness; Image of a woman wearing Charles Henry black dress, Sole Society flatforms and Louis Vuitton bag.

Finally, I don’t know about you but I’ve got all things VACAY getaway on the brain!!! Who says you can’t take a LBD on vacation?!?!?! Again, a three-in-one midi that meets all the needs, for my last little spring sneak peak with Charles Henry, I’ve incorporated a fun Seashore Rancher Hat, Sequin Stripe Straw Bag, Monstera Drop Earrings, Desi Perkins Mirrored Sunglasses and Cognac Slide Sandals = done and done.

Black Midi Dress featured by top US fashion blog Hello! Happiness; Image of a woman wearing Charles Henry black dress, Hat Attack hat, Hat Attack sequin straw bag and Sam Edelman sandals. Black Midi Dress featured by top US fashion blog Hello! Happiness; Image of a woman wearing Charles Henry black dress, Hat Attack hat, Hat Attack sequin straw bag and Sam Edelman sandals. Black Midi Dress featured by top US fashion blog Hello! Happiness; Image of a woman wearing Charles Henry black dress, Hat Attack hat, Hat Attack sequin straw bag and Sam Edelman sandals. Black Midi Dress featured by top US fashion blog Hello! Happiness; Image of a woman wearing Charles Henry black dress, Hat Attack hat, Hat Attack sequin straw bag and Sam Edelman sandals.

Don’t overthink this friends–seriously, it’s that simple. Switch out accessories, dive deep into your closet to find bits of magic to make this dress a showstopper and wow all your friends with your on-trend style that doesn’t break the bank.

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