52 ways to wear a Little Black Dress to work: the book

Dearest BusiChic,


Despite having a fair bit of content up my sleeve, I haven’t been blogging. Please trust me when I say that it is not for lack of wanting to!

I’ve been keeping busy working on some projects that I hope will be useful for folks at work. I am so grateful for those of you who have been following and supporting the series where I share my personal styling of one Little Black Dress (LBD) for a whole year of work. As such I’m proud to share that the most mature of my projects is turning The Little Black Dress Project into a real-life tangible book!

I have learnt a lot through the LBD Project. Using your comments and feedback, I’ve identified which styles worked best and those which could be tweaked further. It’s my hope to incorporate this knowledge into a handy guidebook that features the photos and tips and tricks one needs to get the most out of this classic wardrobe staple. The book will have an emphasis on the key items one needs in their work wardrobe as well as how to buy pieces to keep your professional-look up-to-date and “looking like you.”

So, where things are at: well I’d love to be published so if any BusiChic has a contact they could refer me to; I’d be very grateful! Otherwise I’m heading down the path of self-publishing… I am also tinkering with the idea of getting a graphic designer and fashion illustrator which would really take the LBD Project book to the next level. It’s a big dream that I’m currently costing out so fingers-crossed and we’ll see!

In the meantime, I thank you for your patience with my sporadic blogging of late; I hope that you now understand! And I hope to reward you with some fresh new content; both online and in your stylish hands, very soon.


Cheryl aka busichic



  1. That sounds like a fantastic project! There are certainly plenty of places where you could self-publish while you work on the mainstream publishers. I did my second photobook through Blurb, which was quick and also allowed me to create my own design through InDesign. They also allow you to sell your book, although I don’t have any direct experience with that area.

    Good luck with it all!

  2. Oh the book would be such a great idea! I hope you can get it published 🙂

  3. Cheryl, how exciting! What a great idea. Maybe businesses would be interested in the book as well. I know as part of my scholarship and training we had sessions on dress code etc – a book like this would have really livened things up – and been of more use too! I’m so excited for you xoxox

    • Thanks Vanisha! It’s my hope that I’ll be able to secure some special business sponsors if I go down the self-publishing route; we’ll see! X

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