The LBD Party

“One is never overdressed or underdressed with a Little Black Dress.” Karl Lagerfeld

Grand Rapids lifestyle, style and fashion blog; Grand Rapids fashion designer: The Little Black Dress

This week Friday at 9pm, the JW Marriott in downtown Grand Rapids is hosting The Little Black Dress Party. With this fashion party there is also, naturally, a fashion contest and… I am so excited to be a judge!

There are two ways to enter the contest:

Before The Event: Post a picture on Instagram of the little black dress you’re planning to wear to the party with the hashtag #JWLBD2015 and @ilovethejw tagged. Then share that picture because the picture with the most “likes” wins! The voting ends on February 27 at 12noon, and the lucky winner will receive a Spa Escape Package to the JW Marriott Grand Rapids. You must be present for the announcement at midnight and wearing the outfit from your photo.

During The Event: Come dressed to impressed because the judging panel (that’s me!) will select five in-person stunners that stole the room at 11 pm. At 12midnight, the audience will decide the winner. You will be able to sign up for the contest at the registration booth, where the judges will snap a photo to be showcased on the event’s live Instagram feed and big screen.

So pull out those LBD’s, curl your hair, and break out the heels, because I can’t wait to see you all there!

For more information on the actual event, check out their Facebook page.

“Over the years I have learned that what is important in a dress is the woman who is wearing it.” Yves Saint-Laurent

One Dress, Many Ways: Lace

I will forever love lace tights. Prettier than fishnets and less boring than your basic tights, put on a pair of these and they can really make an outfit. Plus, they actually keep your legs warm. Add a black cardigan, stilettos and statement necklace and my navy blue dress get’s a whole new look.

Grand Rapids Lifestyle, Fashion and Style Blog, Fashion Designer: One Dress, Many Ways, Navy Blue Dress

Grand Rapids Lifestyle, Fashion and Style Blog, Fashion Designer: One Dress, Many Ways, Navy Blue Dress

Grand Rapids Lifestyle, Fashion and Style Blog, Fashion Designer: One Dress, Many Ways, Navy Blue Dress

Jessica DRESS: Jessica Swagman | SHOES: Burlington Coat Factory (similar here) | NECKLACE: Vintage | PURSE: JustFab (similar here) | TIGHTS: Nordstrom (similar here)