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Sexy fashion blogger keeps it hip with an eye-catching, black-and-white dress

Sexy fashion blogger keeps it hip with an eye-catching black dress

Monica Abney
Monica Abney chose a black and white dress by Tibi for a dinner party at Saint Cloud. Photo by Jennifer Battaglia
Saint Cloud dinner party Sarah Jawda, Monica Guerrero Abney, Saba Jawda
Monica Abney, center, with Sarah Jawda and Saba Jawda at the Saint Cloud dinner party.. Photo by Jennifer Battaglia
105 Donae Chramosta, left, and Monica Abney at Heroes and Handbags May 2014
Donae Chramosta, left, and Monica Abney at the Heroes for Handbags fundraiser in May. Photo by © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
Lemonade Day, April 2013, Monica Abney, Michiels Buchanan
Monica Abney, left, and Michiels Buchanan wear yellow at Lemonade Day in 2013 Photo by © Fulton Davenport/PWL Studio
005_New for the Night, June 2012, Monica Guerrero Abney, Nina Rand, Veronika Javor Romeis
Monica Abney, left, Nina Rand and Veronika Javor Romeis at New for the Night. Monica Guerrero Abney , Nina Rand , Veronika Javor Romeis Photo by © Michelle Watson/CultureMapSNAP.com
Monica Abney
Saint Cloud dinner party Sarah Jawda, Monica Guerrero Abney, Saba Jawda
105 Donae Chramosta, left, and Monica Abney at Heroes and Handbags May 2014
Lemonade Day, April 2013, Monica Abney, Michiels Buchanan
005_New for the Night, June 2012, Monica Guerrero Abney, Nina Rand, Veronika Javor Romeis

Dressing for the occasion is important for social media specialist Monica Abney, who writes about fashion on her Classy & Fabulous blog. So for a stylish but casual dinner party at the hip lifestyle store Saint Cloud, she chose an eye-catching Tibi black-and-white blocked dress with a flared skirt, which she bought on the Tibi website.

She added a dash of color with a pair of turquoise and black pumps by Nicolas Kirkwood from Bergdorf Goodman, but otherwise kept the look simple, with only one black Leighelena cuff from Atrium on her left wrist.

"I decided to wear that outfit because I loved the modern fit of the dress. Also Lately I am loving black-and-white outfits," Abney wrote in an email. "It just feels so clean and modern."

"I would usually describe my style as classic, but I feel that it tends to evolve. I love to incorporate a little bit of everything and have fun with it!"

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