Little Black Dress and Pearls | Dearest Lou

Little Black Dress and Pearls

Having a Shindig Dress c/o Lulu*s
The Pearl Source Fresh Water Pearl Necklace
Count Me In Cream Handbag c/o Lulu*s
Forever 21 Bow Strap Pumps (similar)

Did you notice those two outtakes I added in of Zaden reading? During the shoot I had one mama and toddler outfit planned since Zaden isn't too into standing still and taking photos with me these days. However, when we were about half way finished shooting this look I watched Zaden prop into that big red chair and then he picked up one of the books and started "reading". Seriously so dang adorable, I had to have Shailynn snap a couple of photos for my keepsakes (;

How lovely is this LBD from Lulu*s? I can't get enough of it. I love the fit and flare fit of the dress and it's the perfect length in my opinion for any occasion. Today's look is perfect for date night or for a semi-formal event. I styled my LBD with this gorgeous cream handbag (also from Lulu*s), my favorite bow strap pumps, and this gorgeous fresh water pearl necklace from The Pearl Source.

I wanted to share a little bit more about my accessories.

Let's start with the Count Me In Cream Handbag it's seriously the perfect size to fit everything I need on a daily basis and also squeeze in a couple diapers for Zaden. I love the gold accents and that there are various pockets inside so everything in  my purse has a place and I know exactly where everything is. What I really love about this handbag is that it has a detachable shoulder strap, which makes wearing it while chasing around a toddler so much easier (;

These red bow strap pumps have been my favorite pumps for a little over two years now. I have styled them so many different ways and always get complimented when I wear them. Unfortunately they sold out pretty quickly but I have found similar ones that I have linked at the bottom of the post.

To complete my look I added this gorgeous fresh water pearl necklace from The Pearl Source. When it comes to jewelry I love simplistic elegant pieces and this necklace doesn't disappoint. It adds the perfect bit of glam to this outfit and eve gives it a vintage flare (;


  1. you are absolutely gorgeous! you look so lovely!

  2. everything about this outfit is perfection.. and I love the pictures of your son, so sweet <3

  3. You look really good in black! And I love your hair:)