First things first, and forgive me if this elicits an eye roll from the seasoned stylistas among you, but a LBD = Little Black Dress. Now that we’ve covered the basics let’s mix things up with a LNSBBD. Have I stumped you now?! That’s a Little Not-So-Basic Black Dress, and granted, it’s a term no one, save me, has ever or likely will ever use, I think it’s apropos today’s look. Sparkles are, after all, anything but standard issue. They have the power to captivate and to lift spirits. I promise. You just have to believe. Here’s a true story… The last time I wore this little dress I was looking forward to meeting an old friend that was very dear to me, and then they didn’t show up. But the dress sure did! Lest you cry for me (Argentina or any other wonderful nation), I salvaged the night and wound up making a few new friends. That’s what sparkles can do for you. They turn frowns upside down, they make the mundane more marvelous. (I love a good alliteration.) So pocket these words of wisdom… when you need a little extra insurance on a potentially wobbly night out, let sparkles be your guide.