Black Magic

Happy Tuesday everyone, I can’t believe we are approaching the end of February already!


Today’s post focuses on finding that all important staple piece for any girl’s wardrobe, the little black dress.


I believe that the little black dress can come in many forms – one for the office, one for date night, and one for a wedding or other semi-formal event.


This is the beautiful Mademoiselle Lace Dress in Black by Kiyonna available at SexyPlus Clothing located locally here in Mississauga ON.  And for all my international followers, you can also shop online!


In my career as a CPA I work with a lot of not for profit organizations.  Fundraisers are a major source of income for many of these clients so I have the opportunity to attend several charity galas each year.  And while I have a closet full of dresses to choose from (yes, I have a problem lol…) I often hear my colleagues or friends trying to figure out what to wear if they have to go to an event like this.


I have even had followers ask me about what to wear for weddings etc.  When you don’t love getting dressed up or don’t have the need to very often, the cost of a semi-formal dress can seem a bit steep.


That is why I recommend investing in a quality timeless piece that is suitable for many different types of events and in a silhouette that you love and feel beautiful in.  A piece like this can easily be changed up with the use of different accessories, more dramatic make up or having your hair done in an updo.


I love this dress because it is a classic A-line silhouette which is universally flattering for all body types.  It also has sleeves for my gals who want some arm coverage without having to worry about a shrug or wrap.  Keeping to the colour black makes it appropriate all year round.  The lace adds a pretty feminine quality to the dress and it falls just below the knee – the perfect length for any event.  It is rare nowadays to actually see black tie require floor length gowns.


Kiyonna is known for it’s classic timeless cocktail dresses that are high quality and made in the USA.  SexyPlus is known for carrying this fabulous brand so you can rest assured that you will find something you love if you are in the market for a cocktail dress.


I am wearing the 4x in this dress which is my typical Kiyonna size.  I did find that the sleeves are a little tight in the upper arm area so if you have any concern in this area, you may need to size up.


I decided to keep my accessories classic and elegant when shooting this look.  I added a belt with some bling from Torrid to define my waist and create a nice contrast against the lace.  Then I added my rhinestone bracelet and long crystal earrings for some sparkle.


Finally I paired it with my go to silver clutch and peep toe heels.  A red lip completed the look.


If I wanted to change up the look of the dress I would add some accessories in a bold colour such as red or fuchsia or even a pattern, maybe some animal print?  Black doesn’t have to be boring, your options are really endless.


So I have a gala coming up, I guess it’s time to figure out what to wear!

Thanks to Stef, the fabulous owner of SexyPlus and woman behind the blog SassyPlus for capturing this look.

Dress by SEXYPLUS CLOTHING | Shoes by ZAPPOS (similar) | Earrings by LANE BRYANT (alternative) | Bracelet by LANE BRYANT (similar) | Belt by TORRID (similar) | Clutch alternative |


  1. John Wilson 3 years ago

    Classic timeless little black dress . Love the lace and if i may so very sexy 💖💖💖💖💖

  2. Ludovic 3 years ago

    Hi, Lisa

    I wanted to buy classy garments to my wife, but felt quite undecided. I mean, so many internet sites sell dresses that fit thin models perfectly. But would they fit as well a 4X-size beautiful woman ? I surfed the net for a long time, and finally found the answer when I reached your brilliant blog… Your photos and your words are absolutely mind-blowing ! I read your whole blog in one go. Did you know it’s a real goldmine for a husband who wants to fill his gorgeous wife with joy ?

    When I saw you wearing the Mademoiselle Lace Dress in Black by Kiyonna, I immediately thought it would be a perfect present for my wife. In the same time, I also bought its Desert Rain Maxi Dress (color fruit passion). Both dresses were delivered yesterday, and you know what ? They fit her perfectly… and she is so thankful to you !

    Now, I have a major problem : your « Shades of Grey », « Shine Bright like a Diamond », « Feeling the blues », « Meeting ready with Eloquii » and « Out of the Blue » pages (among many others) are so inspiring that I don’t know what I will give her next time…

    Please, keep up the great work ! You rock !

    P.S. : I am French, so all apologies for the language mistakes.

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      mustangsallytwo 3 years ago

      Thank you so much for the lovely message! I am so glad you like the blog and were able to find some beautiful pieces for your wife. If you ever have any questions please let me know 💕

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