The LBD: Since its inception there have been a handful of songs written about it, hundreds of Pinterest boards dedicated to it, and millions of incarnations that run the gamut, style-wise. Whether you prefer yours playful or practical, every gal's got at least one hanging in her closet
. That, and the change in weather, inspired us to hit up some of our favorite local blogging babes to teach us a thing or two about transforming — and upgrading — the classic wardrobe staple.
Rather than splurge on a dream-ticket dress
for this season's social happenings, we asked these local ladies to up the LBD ante. With head-turning stilettos and notice-me add-ons
, let's just say they not only stepped up to the plate, but hit some solid back-to-back home runs. Memorize these style plays and we guarantee you'll knock it out of the park, too!