Fashion Meets Finance: MY LBD

Working at an IB internship this summer, I find myself having to wear a different set of clothes from the one I usually wear on a day-to-day basis. Oftentimes, abiding the dress code means not having a lot of flexibility in apparel options.

But that doesn’t mean that you can’t look great with what you already have…

What is the dress of your life?

Nope, it’s not your wedding dress, ladies. This little black dress (LBD) is literally what you will probably wear a lot if you have one in your closet.


An LBD is a classic piece to a woman’s closet. It’s simple and chic, yet versatile at the same time. I can wear it for formal and slightly less casual social events and not have others question its appropriateness. You can also create different outfits with the simple LBD, adding accessories or even a blazer!


The magnificent city hall.

If you are working at a place that has a more conservative dress code, an LBD will be like your breath of fresh air from the monotonous apparel routine. Wearing a dress will especially help if you’re working over the summer like me.



I wanted shots with more of what’s going in my environment. Please let me know if you want more of this kind of shots!

For dresses and skirts in a professional setting, make sure that the end goes down to your knee area. The less skin you’re showing, the better (even if you do have nice legs).


High heels really do make your legs look longer. They also tire your legs out when you have to walk the streets hundreds of times.


My original decision was to blur the people out in the background, which I did, but it just didn’t feel the same. Who knew that people could be such great assets to the scenery?

I love wearing a dress at work. What can I say? I like to be reminded that I am a woman working in a male-dominated industry. After all, you don’t have to dress like a man to work with one.


Day 1:
H&M Little Black Dress
H&M Shades
Nine West High Heels from ROSS



Photography by Ishmam of

Location: Center City, Philadelphia, PA


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