Steve Madden Style

There is nothing more flattering than the perfect little black dress - well, nothing except for the perfect LBD with Steve Madden style accessories! www.JessExplainsItAll.com

Steve Madden Style

Location: Los Feliz – Date: August 26th, 2016

Outfit Details: Pinc Little Black Dress (similar, similar under $20, last seen here), Pinc Necklace (similar, similar) Cross Body Bag (similar), Steve Madden Heels, Steve Madden Watch, Vintage Jewelry Lane Ring and Earrings, Ecco Bella Lipstick in Redvelation, Ecco Bella Lipgloss in Passion, Essie Nail Polish in Twin Sweater Set.

There is nothing more flattering than the perfect little black dress - well, nothing except for the perfect LBD with Steve Madden style accessories! www.JessExplainsItAll.com

I’m all smiles in these photos because this past weekend was my three year LAversary.  I moved to LA exactly three years ago on the 21st.  It’s been such a crazy ride!  Definitely full of ups and downs, but I’m so glad to be here.  My boyfriend and I went out to a little wine bar to celebrate and one of my best friends from home actually moved here on the 19th, so I’m very fortunate to be surrounded by so many wonderful people and so much love.

There is nothing more flattering than the perfect little black dress - well, nothing except for the perfect LBD with Steve Madden style accessories! www.JessExplainsItAll.com

Hindsight is always 20/20, and when I scrutinize my journey here, there’s a lot of things I would have done differently.  BUT I firmly believe that everything happens for a reason and all of the events over the course of the past three years have led me to the spot I’m in now, which is pretty great!

There is nothing more flattering than the perfect little black dress - well, nothing except for the perfect LBD with Steve Madden style accessories! www.JessExplainsItAll.com

One thing I’m really grateful for is the dedication I’ve put into the blog since I moved here.  I started it just before I left, but never really took it in the direction I wanted to.  Once I moved, life got in the way and I stopped writing for a while, but last July I began again and so many wonderful things have come from my renewed love of blogging!

There is nothing more flattering than the perfect little black dress - well, nothing except for the perfect LBD with Steve Madden style accessories! www.JessExplainsItAll.com

I’ve switched focus from blogging only about food and life tutorials and have lately been doing more fashion, style and beauty content.  I’ve met other LA based bloggers, and interacted with so many of you (my readers and friends!) through the comments section.  I am so happy every time  I see a new comment, and really appreciate the time you put into your thoughts.

There is nothing more flattering than the perfect little black dress - well, nothing except for the perfect LBD with Steve Madden style accessories! www.JessExplainsItAll.com

I’ve also been able to form many partnerships with amazing brands I trust and believe in and share them with you.  This post is actually one of them!  I love Steve Madden, and when the opportunity to review one of their watches came up, I jumped on it!  I’ve been wearing it pretty much nonstop, because it goes with everything.

There is nothing more flattering than the perfect little black dress - well, nothing except for the perfect LBD with Steve Madden style accessories! www.JessExplainsItAll.com

I’m a huge fan of a good little black dress (this one was last seen here), so I used it as the starting point for this outfit.  Gold is one of my favorite accent colors, so the gold detail on the watch fit perfectly into this look.  I also threw on a black and gold triangle necklace and grabbed my black and gold cross body bag to accessorize.  I also wore a sparkly gold ring and vintage gold earrings from Vintage Jewlery Lane.

There is nothing more flattering than the perfect little black dress - well, nothing except for the perfect LBD with Steve Madden style accessories! www.JessExplainsItAll.com

To match the watch, I slipped on one of my favorite pairs of Steve Madden heels.  They’re GORGEOUS, and give me extra height while still being comfy!

There is nothing more flattering than the perfect little black dress - well, nothing except for the perfect LBD with Steve Madden style accessories! www.JessExplainsItAll.com

To add a pop of color I chose my layered my lip color by using Ecco Bella Lipstick in Redvelation first, and then adding the Ecco Bella Lipgloss in Passion on top.  I have used this combo before, and it gives a nice deep red lip.  I chose Essie’s Twin Sweater Set as my nail polish to continue my pop of red!

There is nothing more flattering than the perfect little black dress - well, nothing except for the perfect LBD with Steve Madden style accessories! www.JessExplainsItAll.com

And with that – my LAversary look was complete!  This was such a fun outfit, for such a great day, and I’m happy to be sharing my look (and my LAversary) with you. This look is definitely one of my favorite looks, because it’s a power-outfit, and I firmly believe that everyone should have a power outfit – an outfit that as soon as you put it on, you know you can conquer the world!

There is nothing more flattering than the perfect little black dress - well, nothing except for the perfect LBD with Steve Madden style accessories! www.JessExplainsItAll.com

Outfit Details: Pinc Little Black Dress (similarsimilar under $20last seen here), Pinc Necklace (similarsimilar) Cross Body Bag (similar), Steve Madden HeelsSteve Madden WatchVintage Jewelry Lane Ring and EarringsEcco Bella Lipstick in RedvelationEcco Bella Lipgloss in PassionEssie Nail Polish in Twin Sweater Set.


I know I mentioned it earlier, but I really appreciate you guys so much.  Every comment you leave always touches my heart, and I couldn’t be happier to have so much support from you all!  Of all the things that have happened in my three years in LA, restarting this blog is one of the ones I’m most proud of, and I honestly couldn’t have done it without your support.  Thanks so much for reading, and I look forward to sharing more of my style adventures with you!

XOXO, Jess

Disclosure of Material Connection: Some of the links in the post above are "affiliate links." This means if you click on the link and purchase the item, I will receive a small commission from the sale, but the price is the same for you. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."

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22 thoughts on “Steve Madden Style

  1. Rae

    Love the simplicity of this all black look but also love the nude wedges thrown in here as it breaks the outfit up a bit and elongates the legs! You look amazing lady and love your makeup as well!

    Rae | Love from Berlin

  2. Lauren

    OOO congrats! It’s crazy when a new place starts to feel homey. A wine bar is the best way to celebrate of course 😉

    Absolutely adore the triangle necklace! Such a versatile trend.

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