Today was a mild day for the weather— the sun was even shining and I’m glad that I picked this outfit to wear today. This is one of my favorite dresses in my closet and I picked it up for a steal in February 2013 from New York and Co. I find that this dress is just right for so many occasions– it can walk into the boardroom with a blazer and pumps, fit in the classroom with a cardigan and some interesting jewelry, take a spin out on the town with some stiletto’s and a clutch, and do a weekend brunch with the girls with a straw hat and flat gladiator sandals. I’ve worn it about twice a semester since I bought it and then some in my personal life!
This time around I have styled it with a khaki blazer, tan and gold belt, gold watch, gold starfish bracelet, nude legs and pumps. I also tried it with a long gold necklace, but I thought it was too much so I took it off. I’ve worn this dress quite a few ways over the duration of the time that I’ve owned it, so when I looked back at my previous outfits I was surprised that I’ve never gone in this direction before. I have another dress that is similar in cut and color (in photographs) so what works for one also can work for the other.
Here are some of the many ways that I’ve styled this dress before:
The first time that I wore it I paired it with a black cardigan, black belt, and leopard print pumps. Since then I have done it in a monochromatic version with gold jewelry and nude pumps. Twice I’ve done it with a grey cardigan– once without a belt and faux snakeskin pumps and once with a magenta belt, silver necklace, and silver mary jane pumps. I have also done it with a purple cardigan, bubble necklace, and black heeled sandals, an oatmeal cardigan, magenta and gold statement necklace and nude pumps, and maybe the most different from all the others– layered over a black turtleneck and black tights and topped with a black blazer and accents of silver jewelry.
But, of all of them– here is my favorite:
But, that might have more to do with the fact that I wore it on a cruise with my then boyfriend/now husband and sister and brother-in-law.