Edgy Cocktail Attire - Sensible Stylista

Edgy Cocktail Attire

Dress: Express
Bag: Kate Spade
Bracelets + Earrings: ASOS
Necklace: Cara
Ring: Forever 21
Shoes: Steve Madden via DSW

Every girl should have at least one LBD in her closet.  I have a couple different options in my wardrobe, but this Express version is my favorite by far. I bought it several years ago, and it's still in great condition - even after countless machine-washes.  I genuinely believe this dress could pass for a Herve Leger design (he's known for his bandage dresses).  

Would you spend a fortune on a designer piece when you could get a high-quality knock-off for a fraction of the price?  How do you decide if a piece is "splurge-worthy?"


Photo credit:  Armato Photography

35 comments

  1. You look cute :)

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  2. This dress is so chic and this is a great edgy cocktail look! You look fab and I hope you have a really good day girl! xx Pip

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  3. Precioso vestido!!
    Saludos
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  4. edgy and lovely at the same time.. xoxo
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  5. Perfect combination of a very lovely dress with an amazing pair of boots :)

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  6. Hm, I don't have much experience buying designers clothes but generally I tend to go for stuff you cannot just buy anywhere.

    For example I have one designer's business suit (wool and silk)...everyone is always asking me about it, had I had it custom made and stuff...people can see it is something that you cannot just buy somewhere...so that is what designer clothes should be like I think.

    Anyway, you look great...and what I like in particular are all the accessories. It gives a punk rock feel to the outfit!

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  7. Perfect with this little black dress!I love it!Kisses:)

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  8. Love the shoes!!!! You look gorgeous in this outfit:-)

    Kisses
    Ewelina
    xxx
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  9. You look FABULOUS in that dress, Kimberly! Love your edgy styling!

    Katie
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  10. so cute

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  11. That's a very good question! If the piece looks identical to the designer piece and it's a trend piece, then I would go for the copy. However, on classic bags and heels (like pumps), I think sometimes the splurge is worth it!

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  12. You look really great. Have a nice day.

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  13. YOU LOOK STUNNING! I love the dress...jewellery...boots, everything.
    Laura. xx

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  14. Hey,
    great post. I love your outfit.
    Kisses
    Tabea

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  15. You look lovely! ;) Amazing dress! *

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  16. LOVE the simplicity of the LBD with the edgy accessories! You totally rocked this look.

    Sincerely,
    Sabrina

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  17. i love the spiked booties!!

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  18. Lovely and hot look at the same time!

    xx
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  19. you're so fashionista<3 love the shoes!

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  20. Great LBD with really fun shoes. My motto is to invest in the quality pieces that are timeless. If it's made from great material and you can wear it with many things and have it in your wardrobe for years to come, then splurge on it!

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  21. So pretty! I love how edgy this look is, without being too much :)

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  22. looking fabulous!!!
    xx
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  23. Love this dress! Never heard of express, can you get it in UK? Miranda x

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  24. What a fierce necklace and edgy dress! It's okay, we all over-accessorize every once in awhile haha. I still think you rock this confident look--that LBD is seriously so cute!

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  25. Love the necklace and dress. You look fab!

    Anne xox

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  26. Thanks for visiting my blog!
    Your necklace is amazing!

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  27. I absolutely love your dress and the accessories do go along.

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    xx

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  28. love the dress ! so hot xx

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  29. Nice look, the boots are gorgeous.

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