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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...)


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

    Have a great weekend!:D

    ...and everything girly under the sun!

  2. 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 ;)

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

  4. Super cute versatile dress girl!!

  5. 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.


  6. Everything about this post is just plain cute!

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


  8. gorgeous shoes!
    you look gorgeous!

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

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

  11. 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!


  12. 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!

  13. 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:)

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

  15. Awesome clogs! Sometimes, you need a treat :)

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

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

  18. 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.

  19. in love with ur tights (^^)


  20. great outfits

    i LOVE those shoessss that you posted

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

    Have a great weekend.

    xo style, she wrote

  22. 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.


  23. 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


  24. 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!


  25. 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

  26. 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!!

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

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


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