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This knit LBD by Scandinavian-cool brand COS (via eBay) has minimalist lines and design. It’s hard to see in any photo, but it has a separate layer in the back and the hemline narrows a bit, for a modern silhouette. I wear it a lot because it makes me feel good, and it’s a great backdrop for accessories. If I wear it with refined heels, it’s a cocktail dress. Today it’s a casual piece for lunch at the Oktoberfest pub.
I chose my (old) Cydwoq booties for a Bohemian vibe, and added a vintage 1960’s necklace (sim), recently given to me by my dear friend Bryan. It was his mom’s so it is extra special.
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patti, Gorgeous dress indeed
I love the style of the dress Patti, elegant and modern. I bought a dress from Cos a few months ago – it’s somewhere I’d never shopped before but I love the clean, classic pieces. I’ll be shopping there again when I next get the chance!
I love the shape of your minimalist black dress, Patti, and it’s the perfect backdrop for that fabulous 1960s necklace! I’m not sure I still have a LBD in my wardrobe, but in my last post, I am wearing a black dress (sort of!) with a print, so I thought I’d link that 😉 xxx
What beautiful pieces of jewelry! So very sweet of your friend to gift them to you. They’re beautiful with that dress and those so very snazzy boots!
Thanks, Daenel! Gotta have friends. xox
That’s a fun, interesting LBD! The outfit is so you!
Thanks for the linkup & have a great week!
Thank you Andrea, and the same back to you. Looks like you all had a blast at Treasure Island. xo
Gorgeous look Patti. I adore Scandinavian style myself but I’m not tall enough to wear much of it.
Thanks Anna, and thanks for the review of Mad Hippie. I just discovered them! xox
A dress with a cool cut is a treasure, and you’re looking amazing in this funky piece, Patti! Love the nods to your friend in your accessories (I am dying to see that movie!). So glad to hear your arm is getting better too.
I’ll be there shortly – wearing the same dress as last weekend, because why not!?
Yeah, I could see this dress on you too (as well as Shelley)! Happy birthday and 50 more, xox.
How fabulous is that midi little black dress on you. It looks super comfortable too. I also love the boots, but my favorite of all is your statement necklace.
Welcome by and linkup below with a new The Sunday Showcase, dear Patti. I also featured you on my post. Come take a peak. Thanks. =))
Thanks, Ada, for linking up and for all your nice thoughts. And for the write-up on your blog, it was so generous! xox
I don’t know whether I will write my post in time for the link-up, but I came to say that you look fantastic, Patti! The shape of this dress is so beautiful and very versatile, and the shoes and necklace that you added are so gorgeous – beautiful ensemble and very chic! I think I only have one LBD for warmer weather, but I haven’t worn it yet – I typically reach for colors. But it’s a classic and I think there are many possibilities around a good LBD!
Thanks for coming over, and for your kind words, Natalia! You wear your bold colors so well – I don’t know if I’ve ever seen you in black. xox
You can’t go wrong with an LBD, especially one from COS (it’s one of my favorite brands)! Looks great on you!
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thanks Cheryl and thanks for joining in the link-up. Your animal print post was fun! xox
Congratulations on getting your arms back! They (and you) look gorgeous in that black COS dress. What a great silhouette with the tapering at the legs. Totes chic and ready to party. ❤️
Thanks, dear Sherry. Miss you! Ready to party if you are : > xox
You look lovely in that LBD, toned arms and all! Thanks for sponsoring the Link Up! I love to read your posts.
thanks, Darlene and thanks for coming by. I really like your foolproof Fall outfit! xox
what a stunning dress. I wouldn’t mind the odd pouf if I owned that dress either.
aww, thanks Linda, and thanks for coming over! xox
Chic baby chic! Very upscale for Octoberfest.
The movie is supposed to be good. I’ll be curious to know what you thought of it when compared to the Barbara Streisand version.
Thanks, Suzanne. I found Lady Gaga a much better actress than Barbra, and the chemistry between the two leads is hot. xox
First Patti, I went to see A Star is Born last night. SOoo good! I think you will love it! What beautiful pieces of jewelry and I love it even more as it has special meaning.
Love your black dress and booties. Very stylish and I love the shape on you!
Glad you liked the movie too! Bradley Cooper is still too gorgeous to play a washed up singer : > Thanks for linking up – love your burgundy suede jacket. xox
I was admiring your toned arms! The dress is beautifully cut – so simple and chic – and the necklace is the perfect addition.
Thanks Shelley – I can picture you wearing this dress, too; it has your vibe. xox
This dress is so cool. I just love the silhouette! Wonderful background for your gorgeous statement necklace and booties.
Thanks Jennie! Love your dark-florals blouse today, xox
Love this funky look – really suits you! Lise
Thank you Lise! xox
That is such a chic dress, Patti. It’s nice for our FL weather, as it can be accessorized in so many ways. I love your choice of booties and the retro necklace. Your slender frame can certainly handle some stylish “poofs”.
Thank you, Kim. I love your outfit for the Dali Museum; we just revisited it this past summer. xox
Love how you styled your black dress! Those booties are fabulous!
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Thanks so much, Jill! xo
I think my favorite thing about this outfit is the necklace. It really makes a statement and completes it!
Thank you Nina, and thanks for coming by! I love that necklace, too. xo
How fun! Love it with that necklace and those booties!
Thanks Amy. I am crazy about your embroidered jeans! xo
I love your dress. It looks so comfy. You look great in this style. Fun and fancy.
Thanks so much, Lisa! xox
This is definitely your signature style Patti! I love those funky booties and how precious are those pieces from your friend Bryan! Extra special indeed. I am anxious to see A Star is Born, my husband not so much, but he’ll have to take one for the team,lol.
Thanks Kellyann. I think you’ll love A Star Is Born – I couldn’t get my husband to come with me : > xox
You can tell that dress is quality, the shape of it is wonderful. You look amazing. x
thanks Vix! You’re looking gorgeous as ever in your maxis and new hat, xox
I can totally see how you can wear this dress up-style or casual. I love the line and the simplicity. Your accessories really stand out. And I’m glad you feel better about your arms again, one less worry for you. Whew! Thanks for hosting this linkup, Patti.
Thank YOU for joining in and adding your inimitable leather-chic. xox
I love that dress. It’s absolutely the style I dream of–minimalist, classy, versatile. Something that can showcase jewelry. But it would look terrible on me–short and curvy. I would poof it out in all the wrong places. You, however, look fabulous.
Thank you so much, TOF. I enjoyed your fries story until the explosion! The fries do look delicious, xox
Love how you styled this funky black dress with a statement necklace. Black looks great against your hair Patti! xx
Thank you Maria. Your mother and daughter beauty masks are wonderful! xo
I love Scandinavian design. Simple,slick, gorgeous! Happy week!
I love them too, thanks Nancy! Loved the FW Street looks in your post, my favorite is “Classy and Subliminal.” xox
That black dress looks so classy! I love your accessories as well really make a classic look so chic. I do have a little black dress in my closet and it really is one of my favourite outfits. 🙂
Thanks so much Heather, and thanks for linking up. i enjoyed your round-up of jeans; I’m a cuffed girlfriend-jean kind of woman. xox
Nothing beats a little black dress . Always the best for showing killer accesories. Good to see your wrist has made a full recovery. Many thanks for hosting.
thanks for linking up Jill. Your new Moyuru skirt is ab-fab! xox
The black dress looks great on you. Thanks for the link up.
Thanks Julie and thanks for linking up. Love your “in-between” sweaters! xox
Love your black dress Patti. I am glad you got to show your hands. They are beautiful and sorry for the wrist issue and glad you recovered sweetie
Thanks so much for your kind words. Happy week ahead to you! xox
Love the style of this LBD Patti. Looks so easy and comfortable, and it’s the perfect canvas to showcase that great necklace. I have a very similar vintage bracelet like yours, I love it! Tell us what you think of A Star is Born, I’ve heard great things. XO
thanks Cherie! The movie was emotional and beautifully done, and a bit long for sitting still!
A good LBD is sort of bland, nondescript, almost invisible yet comfortable and versatile. It has only one purpose: as the perfect backdrop to killer accessories. Nobody looks at the dress; your fabulous necklace steals the limelight, as it should. This outfit makes me wish I could wear black (without looking like Mrs Dracula, that is), it’s so perfect.
Thank you Tiina. I had to laugh at “Mrs. Dracula”! Whatever she may look like, it’s not your cheery self. xox
Gorgeous dress indeed, love how you styled it and admire that you can wear a dress like that, it is a tough one to pull off..but you do- fantastic!
Beautiful necklace too !
thank you, Elle!
I love the necklace you added to this Patti!! Talk about a fabulous statement!!
Thanks Jodie! Love your Sharif purses too, very chic. xox