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LBD Guide for Spring

Dresses, Perennial Style, FashionJan CorrellComment
Dress by Lafeyette 148, Beads by Margo Morrison

Dress by Lafeyette 148, Beads by Margo Morrison

Hope everyone has had a great week! It’s a beautiful day here in the Carolina’s and it’s been a great week. My newest grand-daughter was one month old yesterday and I found out I was a finalist in the Shorty awards. YAY! And thank you for everyone’s support. As the underdog, would not have made it without your help. Thank you.

My go to much of the time is a little black dress for various occasions. If you look at my Instagram, you will see that I wear a lot of black year-round A little black dress is what I choose when I don’t know what to wear. They can easily be dressed up or down depending on your accessories and rarely is black a bad color for anyone.

The "little black dress" is considered essential to a complete wardrobe by many women. I’ve heard that it is a "rule of fashion" that every woman should own a simple, elegant black dress. So as we head into the spring, I put together some of my favorites. Most of these are pretty simple allowing for accessories of your choosing. I wear black pumps year round but as we get closer to spring and summer I might suggest a kitten heel sandal and definitely a chic handbag and fun earrings. In fact, watch for an upcoming post on accessorizing a LBD.

And remember, nothing says a little black dress has to be skimpy. The “little” refers to the shorter style and not a long evening gown.

Do you have a favorite you wear on repeat? The one I am wearing is a beautifully cut, shift dress by Lafeyette 148 with pockets. I love any dress that offers pockets. I found this at Paul Simon Woman in Charlotte. Knowing that everyone has different tastes and budgets, I’ve provided shopping links for several choices below.


Are you looking for a special LBD? If so, what’s the occasion. Me? I just keep adding them to my closet to give myself many choices.

As always, my goal is to share chic ageless style and endless fun, from a sincerely silver perspective.  Including fashion, beauty, and relevant lifestyle information as we share this ageless journey together! 



A Sympli Beautiful Black Dress

Fashion, Dresses, Lifestyle, Purses/Handbags, ShoesJan Correll4 Comments

As a result of a recent post I did for Scoop Charlotte, I was provided the opportunity to work with Paul Simon Women, a boutique in Charlotte.   I'm sorry to say that I had not been to this boutique before... but will not be a stranger again!  What led me to this work with Paul Simon in the first place was a blogger friend that had asked for some formal dress advice on a very special occasion for her as MOB/Mother of the Bride.  Scoop Charlotte paired me up with PSW to help with my endeavor and help they did and more!!  You can read my post on Scoop Charlotte here.

The more is the fact that I fell in love with the store and their classic, chic lines but also their wonderful staff.  The day I was there, the manager, Johann, had on this beautiful black knit dress which I commented on.  Although I was shopping for MOB/MOG, I knew that it likely would not fit into my post, featuring 5 different special occasion/evening wear outfits.  However she insisted, I try it on.  Needless to say I did, and fell in LOVE with this dress by Sympli.  I had heard of the brand in the past from a couple of female executive colleagues, who traveled as much as I did.   They loved the brand and the wearability for travel and versatility. (Hopefully, a collaboration is in the works for the near future.)  My friends had told me about the brands strong following and the staff at PSW  reiterated that point.  PSW is one of a few "select" boutiques in the SouthEast offering the Sympli line, which is based out of B. C. Canada.  

I hope you enjoy these pics of this beautiful black dress and how I styled it.


Why do I love this dress so much?  First and foremost, I love the fit! Secondly, it can be dressed up or down with the right accessories.  And  next, it can be worn as a v-neck or round neck by "simply" putting it on in reverse!  If you are traveling, I would wear this with Chuck Taylor low-top converse or flat, fun sandals during the the day and with stilettos or strappy sandals into the evening.  In fact, Johann said someone had recently purchased it for a black tie event.  I could definitely see that.  

You will see this dress in a future post and I will definitely be dressing it down!  

To purchase this dress, clutch and earrings,  contact Paul Simon Women here: this Sympli dress is $230,  the bag is Lilla P, $128, and the earrings are Samantha McCroll $85.  

If you have a chance to stop by Paul Simon Women, please do and tell them that Jan from Silver sent you!!  I should also mention Paul Simon offers men's clothes, too!  I need to take Mr. Silver by soon.

Have a great rest of the week and as always, thank you for reading the blog.  My goal is to share chic, authentic and ageless style; covering fashion, beauty, and relevant lifestyle information as we share this journey together!  I really appreciate you!