I've been accused of wearing too much black more than once in my life, but nothing is more timeless, classic, and universally flattering. This particular dress has lightly padded shoulders and an ideal sleeve length, subtly adding a bit of edge and a bite of power to the dress. Business casual at its best, really.
Theory dress (similar J. Crew), Chanel pumps, Longchamp bag, Tiffany's heart necklace, pearls unknown, earrings from Security Jewelers.