A CLASSIC BLACK PENCIL DRESS WINS ALWAYS…

crochet braidsHappy March Beauties!

How was your February?

Feels like just yesterday we said happy new year. Gradually 2018 is slithering away. Ha!! This year I  didn’t make any resolutions but, I listed some things that I wanted to do and change in 2018. Amongst these are reading more, living a healthy lifestyle (mentally & physically), mindful spending and obtaining my driving license. I’ve made a headway with some but, the one thing I’m struggling with is living a healthy lifestyle physically. With the shitty weather in the UK, the motivation to exercise is zero percent and my diet has been yo-yo up and down. I’ve signed up in a gym thinking that will give me enough motivation as I’m paying for it but, still zero. Is it laziness? Have you found yourself in such position before? What did you do to get yourself out of that zone?

“When in doubt wear black.” 

In my humble opinion, every colour can be classic depending on how it is styled and the ensemble. Wearing black when in doubt doesn’t mean that other colours don’t cut it. It’s the uncertainty of not knowing or not being in the mood to dress up. -But I guess everyone wears black for many reasons.

Somewhere around January, I had to attend a baby christening and I really wasn’t in the mood to dress up. I had been out of hospital. This pencil dress caught my eyes from the darkest part of my closet with its soft shimmering print. The scuba fabric makes it so comfortable and it feels great on. A pencil dress is always a good idea. It’s an effortless classic which is figure flattering and chic.

My dress is very old but, here are some pencil dresses that I’m feeling right now.: HERE | HERE | HERE | HERE
asda george pencil dresses

Wishing you all a blessed March! Don’t stress too much about tomorrow that it makes you forget to enjoy the ‘Now’.

 

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Much Love!

DANKE…

140 Comments

  1. March 1, 2018 / 2:47 am

    I feel you sis. The weather is not helping when it comes to exercise. You look great in this dress, though. I love the color combination and the light makeup. You look beautiful.

    • Missy May
      Author
      March 1, 2018 / 11:55 am

      Hopefully it gets better soon. Good to hear that and thanks so much.

  2. March 1, 2018 / 2:58 am

    What a stunning black dress. Curves in all the right places. Girl staying healthy is always a struggle. I find every and any excuse not to go to the gym. You look great regardless. I made no resolutions this year and so true, the year is zipping by!

    http://www.fashionablyidu.com/

    • Missy May
      Author
      March 1, 2018 / 11:57 am

      Ha!! Thank you mami! Lol…the struggle is real indeed!!

  3. mssparkleandglow
    March 1, 2018 / 3:24 am

    you look so gorgeous May I totally know what you mean i tarted but stopped
    mssparkleandglow.com

    • Missy May
      Author
      March 1, 2018 / 11:54 am

      Thank you Kerona and good to hear that you can relate.

  4. March 1, 2018 / 4:06 am

    This year is going so fast it is ridiculous!! Black is always a trusty reliable stand by I have go to agree!

    findyourownhope.blogspot.com

    • Missy May
      Author
      March 1, 2018 / 11:53 am

      Couldn’t agree more! Thank you beauty!

  5. Anika May
    March 1, 2018 / 12:04 pm

    Loving this look, so chic and stylish! Definitely a timeless outfit 🙂

    Anika | anikamay.co.uk

    • Missy May
      Author
      March 1, 2018 / 5:53 pm

      Good to hear Anika and thank you. 🙂

  6. March 1, 2018 / 1:14 pm

    getting a work out buddy might help. so you can stop by the gym one day and see if you can make a new friend. You look amazing in those shoes.
    The Glossychic

    • Missy May
      Author
      March 1, 2018 / 5:55 pm

      Yeah most definitely but, that is if I can bring it in me to make a gym buddy. Ha!! Thank you Wendee!

  7. March 1, 2018 / 2:18 pm

    Gorgeous outfit!
    Have a nice evening!
    Gil Zetbase

    • Missy May
      Author
      March 1, 2018 / 5:52 pm

      Thanks much Gil and same to you.

  8. March 1, 2018 / 3:43 pm

    we are in the same boat in that department of going to the gym, it’s not just happening and rightly the weather has its role to play as well. Black for me is the answer to all problems. You hit the nail on the head with this one

    • Missy May
      Author
      March 1, 2018 / 5:59 pm

      Ha!! Well glad I’ve a buddy in you Juliett. Hopefully the weather will get better soon.
      Awesome and thanks so much. Been a while you posted. Oh yeyyyyy…..you’ve posted!!
      Off to check it. 🙂

  9. Jodie
    March 1, 2018 / 5:09 pm

    It’s nice to have a go to item like this Missy!! It certainly fits you fabulously and looks great on you!!!
    XOXO
    Jodie
    http://www.jtouchofstyle.com

    • Missy May
      Author
      March 1, 2018 / 5:52 pm

      Couldn’t agree more Jodie. Good to hear that and thanks so much.

    • Missy May
      Author
      March 2, 2018 / 8:53 pm

      That makes the two of us Kathrine. Thank you!

    • Missy May
      Author
      March 2, 2018 / 9:18 pm

      Thanks Adriana! 🙂
      I visited your blog yesterday and left a comment. Surely a nice blog. 🙂

    • Missy May
      Author
      March 2, 2018 / 8:54 pm

      Good to hear that Mariann. Thanks much!

  10. March 1, 2018 / 8:22 pm

    I also think that you can’t go wrong with black – your LBD looks amazing on you and it has terrific fabric <3

    • Missy May
      Author
      March 2, 2018 / 8:52 pm

      Thanks much Iwona! 🙂

  11. March 1, 2018 / 8:32 pm

    As usual amazing post! Thanks a lot for sharing)

  12. March 1, 2018 / 8:35 pm

    Oh that dress is so nice, sexy and chic. And fits you like a glove! I hear you black is very easy. In fact I was on a black ban this past year as being a New Yorker I own a lot of black and trying to challenge myself lol.

    Allie of ALLIENYC
    http://www.allienyc.com

    • Missy May
      Author
      March 2, 2018 / 9:11 pm

      Aw thanks so much Allie!! Hahaha… I think I need to do a challenge like that too.

  13. jenniferpickering22gmailcom
    March 1, 2018 / 9:20 pm

    You look stunning! And yes about the gym. I kinda stopped going and then it got so hard to get back into the habit! I’m finally getting back into it but it was hard. I’d wake up sometimes and make excuses for not going.

    Jennifer
    Effortlessly Sophisticated

    • Missy May
      Author
      March 2, 2018 / 8:58 pm

      Thanks so much Jennifer!! Yeah it is definitely hard to get back into the groove after taking a break. Hope I can get back into it soon too.

    • Missy May
      Author
      March 2, 2018 / 8:50 pm

      Thanks so much Paola! Happy March!
      Hugs!

    • Missy May
      Author
      March 2, 2018 / 9:02 pm

      Couldn’t agree more Benita! Thanks much!

  14. March 1, 2018 / 11:53 pm

    Hey sis. Really feeling this post. I stopped making resolutions a few years back. I just couldn’t deal with the constant pressure of trying to keep them, and then the guilt when I don’t. I am more into what you did this year with goal setting.
    Black is definitely a safety blanket for me. If I have to dress formal, but am struggling to put together an outfit, guess what colour I’m wearing? If I am feeling out of shape, and hate the way everything looks on me, guess what colour I resort to? Anyway, I love the dress on you. It is beautiful! enjoy the rest of your week Missy. x

    Madeline
    http://www.madelinewilsonojo.com

    • Missy May
      Author
      March 2, 2018 / 9:27 pm

      Hey sis, -Good to hear that. That is the same reason why I also stopped making resolutions. I was tired of being depressed!!
      I can definitely relate when it comes to those reasons to wear black. I used to do that a lot but, stopped.
      Thanks so much and have a nice weekend too Madeline. 🙂

  15. March 2, 2018 / 12:22 am

    This is quite a versatile dress. If you know me, you would know I love black dresses. This dress in particular is very interesting because I feel like you could wear it to work and then head out after work to a dinner and still be 100% on point.

    Heba xx
    The Heba

    • Missy May
      Author
      March 2, 2018 / 9:12 pm

      I couldn’t agree more Heba. It’s a unique piece for sure. Thanks so much. 🙂

  16. March 2, 2018 / 1:29 am

    Oh yes an LBD is always on point and you look Fantastic. As for the gym, I am sad to say that I have not step foot in it this year. . . .laziness for sure over here.

    • Missy May
      Author
      March 2, 2018 / 9:07 pm

      Thanks so much Mz Neti! Ha….I suppose I’m not the only one then.

  17. March 2, 2018 / 3:25 am

    I can identify with a lot of what you have been feeling. Kudos on your goals!
    I too have felt the time slipping away so quickly, the changes, diet ups and downs, and have struggled to get motivated. I think I need to concentrate on how good achieving a particular goal would feel (maybe something like managing to take new photos and videos for the blog and YouTube) and then work toward that.
    You look absolutely FABULOUS rocking that dress!!!!!! I also love shade of lipstick you were wearing in your outfit photos – very pretty!

    • Missy May
      Author
      March 2, 2018 / 9:40 pm

      Good to hear that you can relate. We’ll surely get there. Yeah the feeling of focusing on the good definitely helps.
      Thanks so much. Red lipstick is new to me but, I’m absolutely loving it. Very sexy!! Ha!!

  18. March 2, 2018 / 5:16 am

    You look beautiful! Love the dress. I can definitely relate, I can’t get myself to go to the gym unless my friend drags me.

    • Missy May
      Author
      March 2, 2018 / 8:48 pm

      Thanks so much Ami. Haha!! The struggle is real

  19. March 2, 2018 / 10:01 am

    You are look stunning, loving this skirt, gorgeous!! Happy weekend my friend, keep warm 🙂 x

    • Missy May
      Author
      March 2, 2018 / 8:47 pm

      Thanks so much dearest friend. Likewise and keep warm too. 🙂

  20. March 2, 2018 / 10:50 am

    The material of this dress adds an extra oomf to the whole look. You look great Mavis!

    • Missy May
      Author
      March 2, 2018 / 8:41 pm

      Couldn’t agree more Alyce. Thanks so much!

  21. March 2, 2018 / 11:09 am

    Love the dress 🙂 xx

    • Missy May
      Author
      March 2, 2018 / 8:34 pm

      Can’t indeed!! Thanks Kathrine!

  22. March 2, 2018 / 1:53 pm

    What a great dress and amazing pictures too!!
    Have a lovely weekend 🙂
    Rosanna x

    • Missy May
      Author
      March 2, 2018 / 8:44 pm

      Thanks so much Rosanna.
      Have a lovely weekend too. 🙂

  23. March 2, 2018 / 3:24 pm

    That dress looks perfect on you!! The fabric looks so cool, love that texture!

    Have a great weekend!

    Andrea.

    Seize your Style

    • Missy May
      Author
      March 2, 2018 / 8:40 pm

      Thanks much Andrea! It does indeed!
      Have a lovely weekend too. 🙂

    • Missy May
      Author
      March 2, 2018 / 8:32 pm

      Thank you Filipa! 🙂

  24. Katarina
    March 2, 2018 / 6:44 pm

    The dress is absolutely great.
    Your hair is also very well styled.

    Kathy’s delight

    • Missy May
      Author
      March 2, 2018 / 8:30 pm

      Thank you Katarina 🙂

    • Missy May
      Author
      March 2, 2018 / 8:32 pm

      That makes the two of us Sheena. Thanks much!

  25. March 2, 2018 / 9:48 pm

    That is such a stunning dress on you! I like the print, a nice twist on a classic LBD, but still just as wearable and you will get a lot of use from it in your wardrobe! 🙂

    I have no motivation tips for you sorry, it’s the opposite here. It gets too hot and humid for me to want to walk the dog, haha!

    Hope you are having a lovely weekend 🙂 Going to be a little rainy here again but it should be a bit cooler too so I’m not complaining! The latest post on my blog is another #30wears one, showing 30 ways to wear a maxi skirt if you want to check it out 🙂

    Away From The Blue Blog

    • Missy May
      Author
      March 3, 2018 / 12:15 pm

      Couldn’t agree more with the dress. Thanks so much.
      Ha!! Don’t worry! I’ll find the motivation soon.
      My weekend is okay. Stuck indoors because of snow/ice but, I’m not complaining either. Have a good day. Will head
      over to the blog to check it soon.
      Thank you very much. 🙂

  26. March 2, 2018 / 10:57 pm

    When in doubt wear black. I love that 🙂
    Loving that dress too.

    • Missy May
      Author
      March 3, 2018 / 12:06 pm

      Indeed Diane!! Thank you! 🙂

  27. March 3, 2018 / 11:57 am

    Hey Mavis, you look lovely in that black dress!
    It was hard for me to start going to the gym too, but I finally started going regularly and I feel great! Try doing some research before going and find something you think you might like, maybe dancing classes or something that sounds fun to you; it’s easier when we start with something exciting!
    xx
    http://www.lambassadrice.com/

    • Missy May
      Author
      March 3, 2018 / 12:12 pm

      Thanks much Marta!
      Good to hear that you’re back at it. I’m a gym girl but, its because I took a break and the weather ain’t helping either. -But hope to get back when
      the weather is alright.
      Appreciate the motivation. 🙂

  28. March 3, 2018 / 12:14 pm

    Yes, time is flying dear Missy May! And when I plan something, I simply to it, but sometimes it is hard, I know 🙂 Love how perfect you look in your black pencil dress <3 Alles Liebe!
    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena
    http://www.dressedwithsoul.com

    • Missy May
      Author
      March 4, 2018 / 8:39 am

      Good to hear that Rena and yes, sometimes it is hard.
      Thanks so much. Alles Liebe! 🙂

  29. March 3, 2018 / 1:13 pm

    Love this outfit 🙂

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  30. March 3, 2018 / 2:24 pm

    Gosh you are so inshape. I know the struggle but it was definetly worth to go to the gym anyways,
    you look AMAZING and the dress suits you perfectly.
    I definetlyhave to start going to the gym again.

    take a look at my BLOG and also INSTAGRAM

    • Missy May
      Author
      March 4, 2018 / 8:41 am

      Ha!! Thanks much Amely and agreed.
      Good to hear that.
      Lets do this together!
      For sure 🙂

  31. March 3, 2018 / 5:14 pm

    Since the motivation for the gym is zero, I hope you take the driving license !!!
    Black solves any situation, and you look very elegant in that dress !!!
    Yes, this time is over to depress !!!
    xoxo

    marisasclosetblog.com

    • Missy May
      Author
      March 4, 2018 / 8:42 am

      Haha!! I sure am doing that Marisa.
      It does indeed and thanks so much.
      Yes! 🙂

  32. Mile High Dreamers
    March 3, 2018 / 5:31 pm

    You look SO killer in that dress! Black never fails to make me feel put together and sexy, no matter how blah I’m feeling that day.
    And the cold crappy weather definitely has a way of sucking all motivation away. BUT, there are so many options of workouts out there, find something you like! Ben loves the gym, but I adore quick home workouts. We have a few simple items (some weights, bosu ball, bands, etc) and I get a killer workout every time. It’s easy to find lots of home workout online! You got this girl!

    Susie | http://milehighdreamers.com

    • Missy May
      Author
      March 4, 2018 / 8:47 am

      Aw thanks so much Susie. That’s the power of black indeed! Ha!! Good to hear that.
      It does suck indeed and you’re right about the options of workouts. I’m a sporty person to be honest. I jog alot and I do
      have some weights, skipping rope and dumbbell at home but, I seem to have lost the motivation. I don’t know if its the crappy
      weather or its just all in my mind or am just being lazy. Ha!! I’ll get there for sure.
      Thanks very much for the contribution and motivation. 🙂

  33. Carrie at Curly Crafty Mom
    March 3, 2018 / 8:43 pm

    I just love this black dress on you and the texture! I set goals to be healthier this year and a few other goals and… I’ve been so busy it is hard to focus on them! I have been drinking more water, though, so that is a start. lol.

    Carrie
    curlycraftymom.com

    • Missy May
      Author
      March 4, 2018 / 8:49 am

      Good to hear that Carrie. Aw, hope you find the time to smash dem goals soon. Good start indeed and I’ve improved on my water intake too.
      Thanks so much for the contribution.

  34. hasenbabi
    March 3, 2018 / 9:13 pm

    Dear Missy!

    I can’t believe how fast this year goes by. I absolutely love this dress on you!
    It is so body flattering and enhancing your lovely curves! Awesome choice!
    By the way your hair down looks so chic too!

    x Eva
    http://nicovabeauty.com

    • Missy May
      Author
      March 4, 2018 / 8:52 am

      Hello Eva,
      I know right! Good to hear that and thanks so much.
      Aw, wonderful! Thank you 🙂

  35. Dasynka
    March 3, 2018 / 9:38 pm

    Always wear black when in doubt , I love this dress on you, it’s just perfect 🙂
    Dasynka
    http://dasynka.com

    • Missy May
      Author
      March 4, 2018 / 8:38 am

      Indeed Dasynka!! Thanks very much. 🙂

  36. March 3, 2018 / 10:41 pm

    I totally hear you babe. In 2017 I was all about working out hard, and 2018 came and nothing. Dealing with a lingering flu didn’t help either. I am determined to start real soon again though.
    Zumba cardio is really fun btw. You look beautiful in that dress and although you write it’s old, it looks brand new to me.

    Enjoy a great weekend dear,

    xx Tamara Chloé

    • Missy May
      Author
      March 4, 2018 / 9:09 am

      Ain’t that a bummer! I hate flu! That got me in the hospital recently.
      I enjoy Zumba cardio a lot. I might have to start with the fun things first and slowly ease my way into the hard bits. Ha!!
      Yeah it does look new indeed. I think it comes from the fabric.
      Thanks so much beautiful. Appreciated and have a lovely weekend too. 🙂

  37. March 4, 2018 / 4:15 am

    We always have that feeling of time flying away. What I like about wearing black is you can literally pair it with any color you want. It is a versatile color that is flexible to match in any preferred outfits.

    StyleSprinter Blog by Katya Bychkova

    • Missy May
      Author
      March 4, 2018 / 9:05 am

      We do indeed Katya! Couldn’t agree more. Thanks so much for the contribution. 🙂

    • Missy May
      Author
      March 4, 2018 / 9:04 am

      Indeed! Thanks much Heather! 🙂

  38. Emily
    March 4, 2018 / 9:03 am

    Twit twoo look at you Miss Slinky! You look amazing!

    I’m definitely with you on the gym front, I don’t go because I enjoy it so as soon as the bad weather is here, I’m like nope and head back to my blankets…

    Musings & More

    • Missy May
      Author
      March 5, 2018 / 6:59 pm

      Haha…thanks much Emily!!
      Lol!! Yeah definitely more fun in the blankets.

  39. March 4, 2018 / 1:26 pm

    Black seems to be the favourite colour these days. March arrived too quickly!

    • Missy May
      Author
      March 5, 2018 / 6:57 pm

      I know right!! It did indeed! Thank you Nancy!

  40. March 4, 2018 / 3:16 pm

    Thanks for the interesting post) Have a nice day)

    • Missy May
      Author
      March 5, 2018 / 6:58 pm

      Aw thanks much Amra and good to hear that. 🙂

    • Missy May
      Author
      March 5, 2018 / 6:56 pm

      Thanks much girl! 🙂

  41. March 4, 2018 / 10:08 pm

    This is such a great LBD, I’m in love with the texture and it looks perfect on you!!

    Scent of Summer

    • Missy May
      Author
      March 5, 2018 / 6:56 pm

      It is indeed Anett. That makes the two of us and thanks so much.

    • Missy May
      Author
      March 5, 2018 / 6:55 pm

      Indeed Dominique and thanks much dearest.

    • Missy May
      Author
      March 5, 2018 / 6:54 pm

      Aside stucked indoors from Thursday to Sunday due to storm Emma, it was cool and thank God we didn’t great a leg. Yes back to the grind today.
      Yes you heard right indeed girl. Hope it changes soon.
      Thanks so much.

    • Missy May
      Author
      March 5, 2018 / 6:52 pm

      Thanks much dearest Serene. 🙂

    • Missy May
      Author
      March 5, 2018 / 6:50 pm

      Thank you Gemma dear. 🙂

    • Missy May
      Author
      March 5, 2018 / 6:51 pm

      Thanks so much Quinn and couldn’t agree more. 🙂

  42. Yiota
    March 5, 2018 / 3:22 pm

    That’s a beautiful dress and you look amazing!! The weather is so bipolar these days, one day is spring and warm and the next day it’s raining!!

    Yiota
    PinkDaisyLoves

    • Missy May
      Author
      March 5, 2018 / 6:50 pm

      Thanks so much Yiota! Oh tell me about it! It dampens one’s motivation for sure.

  43. March 5, 2018 / 5:54 pm

    It’s always a chic option. I love the pattern/ texture on your dress as it gives the look such an interesting twist!

    -Didier
    http://www.didieryhc.com

    • Missy May
      Author
      March 5, 2018 / 6:48 pm

      It is indeed Didier! Good to hear that and thanks so much.

    • Missy May
      Author
      March 5, 2018 / 6:47 pm

      Good to hear that Kathrine and thanks so much.

    • Missy May
      Author
      March 7, 2018 / 7:33 pm

      Thanks much Anna! 🙂

  44. March 7, 2018 / 4:34 pm

    I love your black dress. Please do not berate yourself for not achieving all of your goals. I would set small achievable goals and take it one day at a time. Food choices are easier to control so maybe just start with eating more organic. Happy March ,
    ❤️❤️❤️
    Elle
    https://theellediaries.com/

    • Missy May
      Author
      March 7, 2018 / 7:55 pm

      Good to hear that Elle. You’re so right and thanks much for the encouragement/motivation.
      Happy March! Appreciated and thank you. 🙂

    • Missy May
      Author
      March 16, 2018 / 8:17 pm

      Aw thanks much Bea and good to hear. We already follow each other please. 🙂

  45. March 20, 2018 / 5:23 pm

    So elegant and chic! I love this black dress with gorgeous texture on you, my beautiful Mavis! It’s nice to know you already had this in your closet! 🙂

    http://lizzyslatest.com/

    • Missy May
      Author
      March 20, 2018 / 6:09 pm

      Thanks so much dearest Lizzy. I know right! 🙂

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