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Saturday, June 26, 2010

The Go-To Dress, gotten to again

I work nine hour days at my job, which means I don't usually work five days a week. Which is really nice, so on a morning like this one, when I do have to work, I woke up feeling particularly exhausted and uninspired. More than forty hours a week is too many, even if I do use my overtime pay to treat myself to shoes.  I was thinking about these:

As it was Friday, I went to put on my jeans, but after two seconds the heat in my room was found to be so stifling, I had to get out of them.

Not knowing what to put on - in addition to making me late(r), lead me once again to this color block dress. Bless the simplicity of the dress. You can always look like you've tried without trying. A couple accessories and you are perfect.

The go-to dress

At work I wore my long sleeved black cardigan, but I changed to the little striped one once I got home.
I'm not the type of person who immediately changes clothes upon getting home from work. I feel like changing is a way of signifying that I'm not going anywhere or doing anything else for the rest of the evening.


Staying dressed keeps the options open; tonight I went for a walk in the center of town and got coffee at Starbucks. No cute barrista tonight though.

go-to close
The Rundown
Dress Gap - Shrug Gap - Sandals Onex - Necklace Aldo - Earrings Taken for Granite

Here are all the other times I've relied on this dress to make me look great with minimal effort:

pulled together

Just a bit of pink

Color Block Dress, Grey Tank, Black Bow Sandals

The Shoes, clockwise from left:
N.Y.L.A Ragine Clog, $80 at DSW
Madden Girl Setra Reptile Ruffle, $40 at DSW
Nine West Rocha Pump, $60 at DSW
G by Guess Sling back sandal, $70 at G by Guess

(They are all kind of expensive, but it is supposed to be a treat after all. Who knows, maybe I'll just go to TJMaxx...)


Marie said...

Such a versatile dress!:D I like it with the tights.:D

Have a great weekend!:D

...and everything girly under the sun!

eek said...

You look so cute in that dress! I love that it has pockets!

Great choice of shoes...now the hard part is which one to buy ;)

casual ambiguity said...

Love that necklace you're wearing in the outfit with the blue stripes! It's gorgeous!

LaToya said...

Super cute versatile dress girl!!

Sunny & Star said...

I love pieces like that dress that don't require a lot of effort to look really nice. Love of the colors of it too!

I like the very first pair of shoes the best, but usually if I am treating myself I buy an unusual color of shoes, something that I wouldn't normally by. Like a green pair of shoes!

Thanks for the comments.


Silver Strands said...

Everything about this post is just plain cute!

Julia said...

Beautiful! I love the look with the daring lace tights, especially!


Martwa Marta said...

gorgeous shoes!
you look gorgeous!

Closet Fashionista said...

YAYY!! I lovee those shoes you posted first and that blue necklace is soo pretty, I want it

La Historiadora de Moda said...

What a fantastically versatile dress! I love that necklace, too!

Marie McGrath (The Joy of Fashion) said...

I love all the ways you have remixed this dress! I totally agree, a simple dress is so easy because you just add accessories and you're done. I love your accessories too btw, especially the cute necklace!


Lorena said...

Very pretty!
I swore it was two pieces... it is
a piece you need to hang on to.
As you say, you look totally done and fabulous in seconds... without the headache!

Asta said...

The dress is really beautiful, love the silhuette and the colors, and it looks great on you, what a wonderful find! As for the shoes, I love'em all (little surprise there) but if I had to choose, I would go fot the ones in the upper right corner, I think they're the cutest of all:)

Margaret said...

cute tights! :)

Lauren and Jennifer said...

Wow you have such amazing style!!! The pictures of shoes were cute to. Thankyou for the comment!!!!

The Urban Fashion Gal said...

Awesome clogs! Sometimes, you need a treat :)

ROBINE said...

Cool and cute outfit girl!


knk said...

hey very very coolt i like your necklace its really nice some are very rare i like it

miss anonymous. said...

Such a gorgeous dress! I love the second combination :)
xx miss anonymous.

The Simply Luxurious Life said...

So casual and feminine - each outfit. You really do have an eye for how to put things together. Oh, and the reptile ruffle heel - love! Thanks for giving me some ideas for what to look for. I'm going shopping later this week, and I can't wait. =) Enjoy your Sunday.

Shia-Shia said...

in love with ur tights (^^)


monica said...

great outfits

i LOVE those shoessss that you posted

Style, She Wrote said...

Love the Aldo necklace and the lace tights. (So sexy!) Great pick with the studded clogs!

Have a great weekend.

xo style, she wrote

Shop T.O. Live said...

Oh wow. That dress is fantastic, the outfits look completely different. That is definitely a skill - I would never be able to make 4 very different and stylish outfits from the same item.


gritandglamour said...

That's a great dress...no wonder why you keep going back to it! It's simple, but the lines aren't typical, and I love that. We all have a go-to dress, don't we?

♥ V


closet obsessions said...

i just got back from new york... and i LIVED in short shorts and tank tops... i can't even imagine the thought of putting on denim!


Ali said...

I've wanted clog heels for a while now.. at first I thought they were ugly, but now I appreciate them a little more, hehe.

I love your necklace, it has s many pretty colors in it. :) you look most wonderful <33

Lexy @ Quirky Explosion said...

Holy moly! :O Nine hour days! (Maybe that just seems super long because all my friends work, like, 3 hour shifts due to school and such..)

You look amazing in all your looks. Bubble shapes are incredible! AND I want those tights of yours. I've been looking for good, black lace tights FOREVER.

Thanks so much for stopping by! *High five* for matching dog types!!

chaoskontrolowany said...

Cute pink belt!;)

My Passport to Style said...

Hi sweetie, thanks for dropping by My Passport to Style, adore you in a puff ball skirt, great shape for you! Sharon xx

MarchMusings said...

Love the ways you've styled the dress. The necklace in the first photo is awesome