One of my endless sartorial pursuits lately has been to find a. the perfect pair of jeans that make my legs look 3 feet longer and b. a collection of dresses that I can wear from day to night. While the former is probably not in the realm of reality, the latter is an area of my wardrobe that has been seriously lacking. As you have probably noticed, I tend to stick to my jeans + booties combination, so occasionally I look for some variation in the form of dresses and skirts. While I'm still building up my collection, I've managed to find a few pieces that I think fit the bill, one of which is this lace-up black number. With it's simplicity, black hue, and lace-up detail, it's easy enough to dress up with heeled, thigh-high boots and a sleek coat.