Monday, July 30, 2012

Dress Code: From Day to Night

For this edition of Dress Code (see previous posts here and here), we are featuring two looks each and showing how we would transition one piece from a day of shopping/hanging with girlfriends to a night out on the town.  (Kate & Katie are skipping this month but will be back with us in August!)  Take a peek at the other girls' looks here: Lynzy & Danielle...and be sure to let us know what occasions you'd like to see us cover in future posts!

When planning the day look, my number 1 rule is dressing for comfort - that means flat shoes and light layers (since the air conditioning in most stores/malls can make it quite chilly).  And for my night out look, I also want something that is easy to move in & doesn't feel restricting, but still looks polished.

After much debating & rummaging through my closet, I decided a knit sheath dress was the perfect solution for both...since it is lightweight, super-comfortable and flattering (I found mine on major clearance & plan on taking it to the tailors for a few alterations so it will fit better).  You can use this same styling idea with any shift dress you own - sleeveless, printed, etc.  All you have to bring along with you is a change of shoes, statement jewelry & a clutch and you're ready to go!

What I'm wearing:
Ann Taylor dress, J. Crew shirt (similar), Forever 21 necklace (similar) & tote (here), Old Navy oxfords (similar), Michael Kors watch, Vintage & Monet bracelets, Dockers aviators (on sale here)

What I'm wearing:
Ann Taylor dress, BCBG heels (similar), Expressions NYC Miniaudiere (similar), Forever 21 necklace (similar), Flea market ring (similar)



Megan, The Frugalista Diaries said...

Very Cute! Love the dress
Xo Megan

jenn~the stylish housewife said...


xoxo, jenn
the stylish housewife

Natali said...

Beautiful!! Love the easy transformations from daily outfit to an evening one :)

Alice Warren said...

Cute outfit! I love the day look - I could change that work look just by chaining up the shoes to heels. Great idea!


Niki said...

Hey, I love this post, it's such a great idea to get others involved...great for inspiration! I love finding new ways of waring my clothes and like to mix and match them to the max. I have a regular(ish) Three Ways To Wear feature on my blog, check it out!

Niki x

Jessica W said...

YES! This is how it's done!
The Lovelorn

Styleclouds said...

Lovely!! The dress is beautiful! xo, Christina

TaraMixandMatch said...

I'm loving that you tied that shirt over the dress!

sarahsreallife said...

I JUST posted a day to night look on my blog today...I swear I'm not stalking you :) Well I mean maybe a little but the point is that I didn't copy your theme today! Purely a happy coincidence. I like all you girls' looks, but I love that you did pink instead of basic black.

Sarah's Real Life

danielle317 said...

loved collaborating with you girls!


Maja said...

Love both looks. Great post!

Maja -

Alyson said...

Love that dress! And, I also got the Forever 21 necklace in the night post. Amazing, right??

Amy Shaughnessy said...

I can't believe that is a F21 tote! I thought it was going to be Zara... You look fab!!


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Rebecca said...

Wonderful that colorful dress on you!


Meredith said...

I love the way you added a shirt on top of this dress. It's such a great way to make a dress become more versatile. This dress is a beautiful color by the way!

Amy said...

Great look! I love that pink shift dress and always love seeing a piece worn more ways than one!

Rachel Lynne said...

Love the use of layering to go from day to night! Such a gorgeous dress!

Audrey said...

Love the collaboration! All of you look gorgeous! said...

Beautiful outfits! Love the pink dress.

TheUrbanUmbrella said...

Great day to night look, loving that hot pink dress!

xoxo Bree
The Urban Umbrella

PR_Style said...

Love all the dya to night look. Really cool post.

Jessica @ Here(and)Now said...

Love this idea! Gives such versatility to a simple wardrobe (what I am working towards!)

Dajelyn Wear said...

I adore your taste in clothing and am in love with the second necklace!


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Grace said...

SO GLAD I found your blog through Pink Peonies! I adore your style. Couldn't help scrolling through a couple of your old posts. I am a big color and print fan as well.
Definitely a new follower of your blog!


Rachel @ Making Life Fabulous said...

Great ideas! I love the color of that dress, hot pink is so much fun to wear!

Diana Marks said...

wow! lovely transformation of style from date to night ;)

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Kathy | Elevated Style said...

Awesome idea! I always forget that i can wear shirts over dresses!

Kacie said...

I love seeing clothing transitioned from day to night!

Tiffany M* said...

Love this dress- the color is gorgeous! Jealous of that Forever21 necklace- still can't believe I missed out on it. You should bring it to NYC with you :)
Miss you!!

Ruby Girl said...

this color is amazing on you! xoxo linds {{}}