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It’s a good thing velvet is trending HUGE this season because I have a serious velvet crush. A fabric so versatile it can effortlessly go from casual chic day to show-stopping evening wear with just a few accessory changes.

Shopping my closet for a night out on the town with the hubster, I selected one of my favorite feminine with a dash of sexy, velvet and lace LBD by Laundry By Shelli Segal. The details are heavenly, with puffed/gathered sleeves to boot.

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To sprinkle a bit of kapowwwwww over this decadent dress, I added a scrumptious present-shaped evening bag complete with glittery bow by Alice + Olivia. The best part, it’s glamorous and roomy on the inside, allowing me to carry many of my essentials.

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Fall had finally made it’s grand entrance here in the south so I needed something fabulously stylish yet warm and soft for our date night.

I shopped my closet once again and selected this dazzling faux fur lined cape by ParkHurst. Ladies, this cape is not only affordable, it looks and feels luxurious and will compliment any outfit.

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A comfy and stylish pair of gold pumps by Sam Edelman complimented the gold bow on my evening bag.

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To shop this post or find out more about the look, simply click on the text links (in pink) or the photos below.

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VELVET & LACE DRESS ~ Laundry, sold out

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SHOES ~ Sam Edelman, sold out
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HANDBAG Alice + Olivia Present Box Leather Evening Bag

FAUX FUR TRIMMED CAPE Desmona Faux Fur Trimmed Cape

What are YOU wearing for date night, darlings? Spill the beans in the Comment Section below.

Until next time, be a fashion rebel and blaze your own trail.

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22 Comments on Date Night Series | The Velvet and Lace Little Black Dress

    • Jonet
      November 1, 2017 at 6:46 am (2 years ago)

      Oh thank you, my friend. You are too kind. Wishing you an amazing day. Xo Jonet

  1. Emma Peach
    October 31, 2017 at 6:26 am (2 years ago)

    Fabulous dress! I love velvet, and it looks gorgeous mixed with lace. That bag is so cute! Thanks for linking up!

    Emma xxx

    • Jonet
      October 31, 2017 at 8:25 am (2 years ago)

      Thank you kindly, dear Emma. Velvet is so classic and yummy. See you next week. Xo Jonet

  2. Jessica A Jannenga
    October 28, 2017 at 4:02 pm (2 years ago)

    wow! sharp outfit! I am a huge velvet fan, and will be wearing alot this fall. LOVE the detail of the fine lace and velvet, the bag is so fun and for the holidays too. a cape is on my wishlist, love the off white.
    thanks for linking!
    jess xx

    • Jonet
      October 29, 2017 at 7:15 am (2 years ago)

      My pleasure, lovely lady. A LBD is an absolute must both for the holiday season and every day life. I do love that this dress combines two of my faves; lace and velvet into one fab cocktail dress. Thanks for your kind comments, doll. Xo Jonet

  3. Julie N
    October 28, 2017 at 1:50 am (2 years ago)

    Jonet, I absolutely love velvet too, and your dress is so lovely! The addition of the cape if perfect. It’s always so difficult to pick the right outwear when dressed up, but I love the look of that cape.

    • Jonet
      October 28, 2017 at 9:40 am (2 years ago)

      Hi Juli! Thanks so much for your kind comment. A LBD is always classic but the cape is one of my favorite finds! Xo Jonet

  4. Nicole
    October 27, 2017 at 12:02 am (2 years ago)

    Thanks for linking up to Top of the World Style.Nice LBD.

    • Jonet
      October 27, 2017 at 7:55 am (2 years ago)

      You are most welcome, Nicole. I’ll see you next week! Xo Jonet

  5. Ruth
    October 26, 2017 at 1:03 am (2 years ago)

    I am all about velvet this fall and you look amazing in this dress! The lace detail is so pretty and really compliments the velvet!


    • Jonet
      October 26, 2017 at 7:09 am (2 years ago)

      Thank so much, Ruth. I’m all about details and LBD is always in style! Xo Jonet

  6. Ada
    October 24, 2017 at 7:26 pm (2 years ago)

    You look so glamorous and beautiful Jonet. The sexy yet classy LBD and that off-white rich fancy coat is amazing. Great look for a fancy holiday party or Winter wedding.

    Welcome by Thursday and link up!

    • Jonet
      October 25, 2017 at 7:28 am (2 years ago)

      Thank you kindly, dear Ada. A LBD is the ultimate must have and the cape is one of my fave finds… ever. Xo Jonet

  7. jodie filogomo
    October 24, 2017 at 9:00 am (2 years ago)

    What a fabulous date night outfit!! Everything is absolutely perfect, and this is exactly how I love to celebrate date night…..none of this jeans stuff!!! If i’m being taken out—I want fancy, schmancy!!

    • Jonet
      October 24, 2017 at 9:26 am (2 years ago)

      Thanks so much, Jodie! I enjoy getting dolled up for a night on the town with my man. Fancy schmancy it is! Sending big hugs, Xo Jonet

    • Jonet
      October 20, 2017 at 9:14 am (2 years ago)

      Thanks so much, lovely lady. Xo Jonet

  8. Gail
    October 18, 2017 at 2:34 pm (2 years ago)

    Your hubster is a lucky man – you’re so glamorous Jonet! The cream cape is absolutely gorgeous. Gail x

    • Jonet
      October 19, 2017 at 6:59 am (2 years ago)

      Thank you so much, dear Gail. The cape is honestly one of my favorite fashion finds. It looks so expensive but wasn’t! Xo Jonet

  9. Jonet
    October 30, 2017 at 7:53 am (2 years ago)

    Thank so much, dear Rena, for selecting me as your featured contributor on your blog. I am beyond thrilled. Btw, loved your post on how to rock a great blazer. Xo Jonet


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