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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.

turquoise

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.

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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...)

31 comments:

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

    Have a great weekend!:D

    http://allthingsmarie.blogspot.com/
    BEAUTY. FASHION. DESIGN.
    ...and everything girly under the sun!

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  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 ;)

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

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  4. Super cute versatile dress girl!!

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  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.

    http://sunnydaystarrynight.blogspot.com/

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  6. Everything about this post is just plain cute!
    oxox
    Denalee

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

    xo

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  8. gorgeous shoes!
    you look gorgeous!

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  9. YAYY!! I lovee those shoes you posted first and that blue necklace is soo pretty, I want it
    http://aclosetfashionista.blogspot.com/

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

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  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!

    www.thejoyoffashion.blogspot.com

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  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!

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  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:)

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

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

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

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

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  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.

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  19. in love with ur tights (^^)

    xoxo,
    http://natalieshiashia.blogspot.com/

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  20. great outfits

    i LOVE those shoessss that you posted

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  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

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  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.

    ShopTOLive.ca

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  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

    http://www.gritandglamour.com

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  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!

    http://closetobsessions.blogspot.com

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  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

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  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!!
    QUIRKYEXPLOSION.blogspot.com

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

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

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