LBD + Giveaway

Business Casual with eShakti - Something Gold, Something Blue style blog - I'm sharing how I styled my black eShakti black cutout dress

I wrote a post last year about adding color to my work wardrobe and how important I thought it was. I still believe that (clearly – I have a blue blazer and pink purse in this outfit), but sometimes you need the classic and neutral pieces to go with the bold colors to make it office appropriate. And, in my opinion, a LBD is the perfect neutral for the office!

When looking for a LBD, they are so many shapes and styles to choose from which is both a good and bad problem to have! With so many choices, it can be overwhelming, but it also means I can find the perfect one! When shopping for a LBD, I look for a few things – first, the dress needs to be office appropriate (of course) – this means it has a higher neckline and hits me right above or at the knee. Another thing I look for is that it has a defined waist and unique details to add an extra pop!

Business Casual with eShakti - Something Gold, Something Blue style blog - eShakti black dress, Lilly Pulitzer blazer, Tory Burch Tote and Corso Como shoes make for a perfect work outfit

When I saw this LBD from eShakti, I loved the cutouts at the neckline and it fit all of my LBD criteria! Plus it has pockets!!!!! Seriously, pockets are great for a work dress to carry the essentials around during the day when I don’t want to lug my bag around. And it gives me a place to put my hands if I get nervous!

One of my favorite things about eShakti is that they offer both extended sizes and customized sizing. I love the customized sizing option and use it every time I purchase something from them because each item fits me perfectly because it was made for me (two other examples of my customized eShakti purchases: here and here). My only recommendation when using the customized option is to have someone help you take your measurements because doing it yourself can cause mistakes in sizing (trust me on this one – I’ve done it before and ended up with a skirt that was way too large)! Overall, my experiences with eShakti have been great (except for the time I ordered the skirt too big) and I love the selection that they have. I’m currently lusting after this dress and this top!

Make sure you scroll all the way to the bottom of the post to enter to win one of two $25 gift cards to eShakti to customize your own LBD or another fabulous piece!!

What are you tricks for buying a LBD? Anything in particular you look for?

Business Casual with eShakti - Something Gold, Something Blue style blog - I'm sharing how I styled my black eShakti black cutout dress

Affiliate Links: eShakti Dress – c/o | Lilly Pulitzer Blazer (Same blazer on resale: Size 4Size Medium, Size XL ) (similar, similar) | Tory Burch Tote | Corso Como Pumps (similar) | Gold Earrings (similar)

Photos by: Lauren Beatty Photography

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46 Comments

  1. Kristie wrote:

    Really cute dress! I also love those shoes and want them haha. Have a great week!

    xo,
    Kristie
    Kristie’s Reverie

    Posted 4.12.16 Reply
  2. Chimee Ahaiwe wrote:

    Never heard of eShakt?! You look cute

    Posted 4.12.16 Reply
  3. Chelsea wrote:

    You look amazing! I love the cutouts on that dress and love the pop of color from the blazer and bag. Love, love, love!

    Posted 4.12.16 Reply
  4. Trish wrote:

    Like the look of this outfit. Great LBD, and the pops of color complete this look.
    I would purchase this dress for myself.

    Posted 4.12.16 Reply
  5. fashionsnob wrote:

    You picked the perfect background to do a LBD post! I loved how you added the pops of color with the blue blazer and fuschia handbag for an office-appropriate look that can be taken to evening as well.

    Posted 4.12.16 Reply
  6. Okay that wall is SO cool! I am a sucker for cool walls. Also, love the bag! It is too cute!

    Rachel | http://www.simplypoisedfashion.com

    Posted 4.12.16 Reply
  7. Shanna Rogers wrote:

    Love the color of the blazer! 🙂

    Posted 4.12.16 Reply
  8. elle spann wrote:

    I always love pictures on this wall 🙂 your shoes are my favorite part!
    elle
    Southern Elle Style

    Posted 4.12.16 Reply
  9. Love these colors, and what a great wall for shoots!

    Posted 4.12.16 Reply
  10. I love the cut outs of this dress and how they bring a fashionable element to a work appropriate LBD!

    Posted 4.12.16 Reply
  11. You look adorable! I LOVE that LBD on you!

    Posted 4.12.16 Reply
  12. I love the pops of color with the LBD. So cute!

    Posted 4.12.16 Reply
  13. Southern Blondie wrote:

    What a great background for that photo! I also love a good LBD. You look great!

    Posted 4.12.16 Reply
  14. ruthieridley wrote:

    You look stunning!! Love the color combo and you have a gorgeous smile!!!

    Posted 4.12.16 Reply
  15. Jo-Anne wrote:

    A little black dress is a great wardrobe staple … a custom-made one, even better!!

    xJo
    http://www.myselfexpressed.com/

    Posted 4.12.16 Reply
  16. #FashionGoals , love this!

    Posted 4.12.16 Reply
  17. Great post! Definitely office appropriate and it’s a great dress for a dinner.

    Posted 4.12.16 Reply
  18. shasie wrote:

    I love this dress on you! I’ve always had great experiences with eshakti, and it definitely helps to have someone help you take your measurements!

    Posted 4.12.16 Reply
  19. I love this LBD… so classy and work appropriate BUT it’s still unique and fun! I love wearing a neutral and adding pops of colors. You blue blazer and pink Tory Burch bag go perfect! (Love, love, LOVE that bag!)

    Posted 4.12.16 Reply
  20. Cara wrote:

    adorable dress! I love eShakti!!

    Posted 4.12.16 Reply
  21. Tami wrote:

    I would buy the Floral Print Applique Poplin Dress with my gift card (or cash even)! #Spring16Giveaway

    Posted 4.12.16 Reply
  22. Everyone needs the perfect LBD! You look great & I love the pop of color with the blue. It’s a beautiful shade of blue & looks perfect for the spring xx adaatude.com

    Posted 4.12.16 Reply
  23. I’m loving that LBD and it looks so cute paired with the blue blazer!

    xo Brie
    http://www.sophistifunkblog.com

    Posted 4.12.16 Reply
  24. Ireon Williams wrote:
    Posted 4.13.16 Reply
  25. Simply Sabrina wrote:

    Love the pop of cobalt & pink!

    x. Sabrina | Simply Sabrina

    Posted 4.13.16 Reply
  26. I love the cut outs up top of your LBD! Super flattering and that colorful wall is so fun!

    Posted 4.13.16 Reply
  27. Love this dress! eShaki has adorable stuff!!!

    Posted 4.13.16 Reply
  28. Love the way you styled this black dress. I usually stick to gold/silver accessories so I love how you added in the bright colors!

    Posted 4.13.16 Reply
  29. chris z wrote:

    i like the OFF-SHOULDER STRETCH POPLIN BLOUSE

    Posted 4.13.16 Reply
  30. Monika wrote:

    Such a gorgeous dress! I loved how you brightened it with the bag and blazer. You look gorgeous. Hope you are having a good day 🙂

    Love,
    Monika | http://www.palateforstyle.com

    Posted 4.13.16 Reply
  31. Jenny Scheldberg wrote:

    Oh em gee, that chevron colorblock maxi dress!!! So gorgeous! I may have to order that for our family pics.

    Posted 4.13.16 Reply
  32. Liberty wrote:
    Posted 4.13.16 Reply
  33. hsibley wrote:

    I love eShakti. I have two of their dresses and 4 skirts. I would put the gift card towards the floral print applique poplin dress. #Spring16Giveaway

    Posted 4.13.16 Reply
  34. Lara wrote:

    Very pretty. Professional yet you could totally wear it on a date 🙂

    Posted 4.13.16 Reply
  35. intensev5 wrote:

    #Spring16Giveaway I like the FLORAL PRINT APPLIQUE POPLIN DRESS
    Entry form name: Marlene V.

    Posted 4.13.16 Reply
  36. Love this dress! & purse!

    Posted 4.14.16 Reply
  37. dawn gordon wrote:

    http://www.eshakti.com/shop/Tops/Cotton-knit-high-low-hem-top-CL0038733

    I would probably get the shirt and cover the difference in cost…very cute dress and gorgeous shoes..you look fabulous..

    Posted 4.14.16 Reply
  38. meandbella wrote:

    I like the
    Cotton knit fit-and-flare dress

    #Spring16Giveaway
    RAFFLECOPTER NAME- COURTNEY B

    Posted 4.15.16 Reply
  39. Christy Peeples DuBois wrote:

    I love your LBD with and without the jacket. There are so many great pieces to choose from. I think I would get the POLKA DOT PLEAT CREPE TOP. I love the style and the fabric. #Spring16Giveaway

    Posted 4.15.16 Reply
  40. Sharon Rooney wrote:

    I would use it to put toward the GRAPHIC LACE FRONT PLACKET BLOUSE. #Spring16Giveaway

    Posted 4.16.16 Reply
  41. Danielle wrote:

    eShakti has so many cute dresses it’s hard to choose…although I’m loving the FLORAL PAISLEY PRINT BLOUSON SHIRTDRESS.

    Posted 4.16.16 Reply
  42. Jennifer Hodgkins wrote:

    Love the black dress looking great

    Posted 4.17.16 Reply
  43. LOVE this on you! You can never go wrong with a LBD!!

    xoxo
    Brooke

    Posted 4.17.16 Reply
  44. Sarah Cool wrote:

    I would love the PLEATED COTTON KNIT FAUX-WRAP DRESS #Spring16Giveaway

    Posted 4.19.16 Reply
  45. Val wrote:

    Love your style and this dress is adorbs!
    Val Around Town

    Posted 4.21.16 Reply

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