Penny Pincher Fashion Day to Night: LWD | Penny Pincher Fashion

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Day to Night: LWD

I could easily argue that a little white dress is a summer staple and yet my closet was lacking that perfect style that could be dressed up or down.  Then I was introduced to Tailor and Stylist and I came across this gem.  The lightweight fabric is ideal for summer and I love the mix of hard and soft (feminine pleats + faux leather straps).  I decided to share two different ways to wear my new favorite LWD to show how to seamlessly transition this piece from day to evening!  If you're having a hard time finding that just-right style, you can always rent a designer dress.

What I'm wearing:
c/o Tailor & Stylist dress (here), Rubbish jacket (similar here, here or here), Mango booties (similar here or here) & bag (similar), Gorjana necklace c/o Lilac Bijoux (here), c/o Stella & Dot ring (here), Bracelets: Vintage & Forever 21 (here), Simply Vera Vera Wang aviators (similar), Lips: L'Oreal Colour Riche Fairest Nude

What I'm wearing:
c/o Tailor & Stylist dress (here), Guess heels c/o TJ Maxx (similar here or here), Zara clutch (similar), Forever 21 necklace (similar), Target cuff (similar), Eyes: Almay Intense I-Color Eyeshadow



Ashley said...

Love this transition from day to night! I love the faux leather straps on this dress! So adorable. I need to get myself another white dress!

Sincerely Miss Ash

jenn~the stylish housewife said...

LOVE how you styled this dress both ways! I had my eye on it but was worried it would be too short on me. Now I'm kicking myself. SUPER cute. Also, your skin makes me want to never EVER go in the sun again. =)

XOXO, Jenn The Stylish Housewife

emorris4 said...

how tall are you? i love the dress but i think it might be short on me

Amanda Graus said...

I really like the leather detail on that dress. Gorgeous. That Zara clutch is lovely too!


The Pretty Pinhead

Natali said...

Perfect dress and you've styled it well both ways :)

Ashleigh said...

I love the dressed up version! The mix of the leather and chiffon is so unexpected, especially that buckled back!

Samm said...

Looks perfect! Love it :)


Candida Maceo said...

That dress is amazing and looks gorgeous on you!
I love both options!

Merch Maven

Mlle W said...

incredible styling of both looks...adore your nighttime with that superclutch

Fash Boulevard said...

Oh my goodness, I don't know which I like more. You look absolutely gorgeous, love. :)

xo, Anna

Melanie Fontaine said...

I'm loving both of these looks, but my favorite is the nighttime look because it showcases the beautiful leather details of the dress. It's such a beautiful piece of clothing, kind of reminds me of a Greek Goddess dress :)

FootprintsIntheCity Inna said...

You look so stunning in your evening look! That hairstyle looks beautiful on you! I was thinking of a similar style, and now I will definitely be trying it!
Footprints in the City

Styleclouds said...

Wow, I love the dress!!! And I love both looks but probably prefer the evening look!! Beautiful! xo, Christina


barefoot duchess said...

Love the harness at the back!

Kimberly said...

@emorris4, I am 5'8" and it's a little shorter of a length than I normally wear, but because it is flowy & loose, it works :)


FashionFlirt said...

What a gread idea! Love both outfits! x

Sofia Donatelli said...

I love this dress on you and that you showed 2 looks in one post. The leather straps are a great contrast to the flowy material. It's so flattering on you.

If you get a sec, check out my latest post Dazzling in Silver'. Thank you.


CousCousandCorkWedges said...

That dress is amazing! Great post! I love the transformation to evening & I love that style of dress with ankle boots & a jacket too! Andrea x

Alyson said...

this dress is amazing and love the day to night transition (so funny based on our convo). and you'll appreciate my post today... it's ALL about the LWD. Too bad I couldn't have included this inspiration pix. xo


Milly Mira said...

The details on that dress make it stand out. I love it's girly but though look. You styled it perfectly and it can also go with low sandals for weekend shopping.

Lady of Style said...

What an amazing transformation of your gorgeous dress from day to night.
This is truly inspirational!

Lady of Style

Cathy, your Poor Little It Girl said...

I love the back on that dress...gorgeous!

Cathy, your Poor Little It Girl

Kate said...

That dress is so pretty! Such unique details with the leather straps & buckles! I love the ways you styled it, it looks so cute un-belted for the casual look! Super cute styling, lady!

sarahsreallife said...

I saw this dress on Sidewalk both look amazing in it! Is it the dress? Or just you 2 bloggers? :)

~Sarah of Sarah's Real Life

Rebecca said...

You are so lovely in both versions...yes the dress is so FAB!!

Rebecca said...

Seriously looks like two different dresses but that LWD with the camel leather accents is so beyond! I love these looks and you look gorg as always!

Classy Chic & Chardonnay

Rachel Lynne said...

oh my gosh, this dress is AMAZING! I love the faux leather straps and the back details! Love the transition from day to night too :)

Suzanne Carillo Style Files said...

What a great contrast of the leather with the chiffon. I love the dress.


Karen said...

Love both of these looks!
Great dress!

Amy Shaughnessy said...

This dress is complete awesomeness. SHEESH girl you look amazing!!


Fashion and Beauty Finds

Emma Finlayson said...

The leather (or leather look) details on that dress are amazing! I love how you have styled both looks!!!

xo Emma

Ladies in Navy said...

this dress is SO beautiful!
kw ladies in navy

Kodi Jensen said...

The back of that dress is so awesome! Perfect for a date night. You look pretty!
grey et al

Lili Morton said...

I'm absolutely in LOVE with that dress!! I love how you styled it as well. xoLili

Kayla Gilbert said...

Perfect day to night look! That dress is so pretty! : )


Chelsea said...

I LOVE the leather details on your second LWD! You look gorgeous and you transitioned from day to night perfectly.

Chelsea & The City

Julie said...

I saw this same dress on M Loves M recently and I loved it there too! Nice day to night look! :)

Style by Joules

Tiffany M* said...

Seriously crushing on this dress! The detail on the back is stunning and dressed down with a cargo jacket is perfection!

Whitney said...

Love this dress so much I had to order it immediately! Thanks for sharing- I love how you styled it!

Shannon Willardson said...

Loving how easy it is to switch this from night to day!


Ashley Elizabeth said...

Great transformation! Love both of these looks!

Sandy a la Mode said...

that dress is gorgeous! and i love how you styled it 2 ways!
Sandy a la Mode

Chic Trends said...

What an amazing look, we really like the brown leather accents on the white dress! Love how affordable this look is!

Best, x

Steph said...

The leather straps are amazing! I love that they are brown leather and not black as I think black would makes it look a bit too bondage.

Both ways of styling are so cute but I'm particularly drawn to the 'evening' style.

michelle said...

that dress is amazing!

Rosamapose said...

The details on that dress are so great! It's definitely a perfect stand-alone piece for night :)

Blonde in this City

TaraMixandMatch said...

That dress is the leather detailing!

FitTravelerAJ said...

Wow, the leather on that dress is so unexpected but beautiful! I love how you dressed it up and down, you have a wonderful knack for that!


silvergirl said...

How fabulous is this dress!!
Just loving the leather details

Rhea said...

That dress is so gorgeous! Love the harness detail. <3

hillary said...

Just discovered your blog recently from Glitter Guide and love your fresh and affordable approach! Agree with all the above comments- dress is divine and I, too, ordered it immediately. Question- did you just rotate the belt around backwards? It looks skinnier than the online catalog pics so just curious if you replaced it? :)

Toyosi said...

Everything about these outfits are PERFECT. I've been looking fir a cargo jacket and ankle booties for a while now and I'm obsessed with little white dresses!

Kimberly said...

Hi Hillary,

Thank you so much - I'm happy to have you as a new reader! Yes, I rotated the belt around and tied it in the back instead of the side or front (which you could also do). Hope you enjoy your new dress!


Melissa Wright said...

Love this dress and the leather look straps! Your style always amazes me and inspires me! Thank you for having such a fabulous blog!

Melissa Wright said...

Love this look and the leather look straps! You have amazing style and always inspire me! Thaks for having a fabulous blog!

99 Boxes of Shoes on the Wall said...

I love your night look! Smokey eye make up is beautiful on you and I love the metallic detailing!

99 Boxes of Shoes on the Wall

Krystin Tysire said...

Amazing post! :)

-Krystin Tysire xo