Sunday, August 21, 2016

Work to Wedding

dress, similar shoes here and here, neverfull

Versatility - if I've said it once, I've said it a million times, but I love a good wardrobe staple that can be used for a variety of occasions. I went into J.Crew a couple of weeks ago looking for a new pair of denim shorts, and instead, I came out with this printed silk dress instead. It was more than half off, and I couldn't resist the pretty pattern. My original intent was to wear it for work, but when I got home and tried it on again, I realized how great it would be as an occasion dress as well.

I wore this exact outfit to work not long ago, and I felt chic and comfortable amidst the summer heat. I paired the dress with a pair of patent Tory Burch flats that I snagged at the beginning of the summer (I can't find the exact pair but I'm loving these). I kept my jewelry simple, opting for my favorite David Yurman bangles and simple earrings, plus my Neverfull which goes with me every single day. 
To dress things up, I paired the shift dress with strappy nude sandals, bigger jewelry, a darker lip, and a fun clutch. Whether it's a wedding, a work function, or just a date night, switching up the accessories can make a big difference when styling the dress. I also love that if you have a long day at the office and need to go to a function right after, you can slip on a pair of heels with this dress for a completely different look.

This dress was part of J.Crew's summer collection, but I honestly think it's great for fall too. With the darker hues and floral print, it can easily transition into cooler weather - and how cute would it be with a blazer and boots?
 
 
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12 comments

  1. I love a dress that can work double duty and this print is just fabulous and so fun!! xo, biana -BlovedBoston

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  2. What a great versatile dress, I love it both ways! You can't go wrong with j. crew!

    Xoxo,
    Whitney & Blaire
    Peaches In A Pod

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  3. That dress is fabulous and I love it!! You look beautiful too. :-)

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  4. So pretty!! J.Crew has so much cute stuff right now- just went in there yesterday and I want ALL the leopard print!

    xo, Kristina
    Medicine & Manicures

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  5. I love this dress & I love how you can easily dress it up. Versatile dresses are the best :)

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  6. You always find dresses with the best colors and print. Loving how versatile this one is with just a few changes in accessories. Beautiful, as always!

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  7. Loving the colors in this dress - so pretty! J. Crew has been killin' it lately, and a huge win-win that it's multi-functional <3
    Green Fashionista

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  8. I love how versatile this dress is, easy to dress up or down! Such a gorgeous piece!

    XoXo,

    Tamara - LoveofMode.com

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  9. It's definitely a versatile dress and such a great find! I never seem to hit the sales at the right time at J Crew.
    Carly at A Modern Mom Blog

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  10. Perfect transformation. I love dresses like this for this reason! That blue is really pretty on you too.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

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  11. This is seriously the most versatile dress!! Love that print!
    xx
    Laura
    www.sequinsatbreakfast.com

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  12. You look absolutely stunning! I love both ways you styled this dress, and I totally agree with Karly! You always find the best pieces! xx, I'm Fixin' To

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