The Once a Year Dress

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The last time I wore this dress was in early 2013. I love it, but there are only so many opportunities to wear it. I feel like it only really works for the office – it’s way too sleek  looking to be casual, but too covered up for a date night or wedding or something like that. The other problem is that I can’t wear tights with it – they show through the white panel in the front. So it can’t be too cold. But it also can’t be too hot because it’s long-sleeved.

In other words: it’s a once a year dress. In 2013, I did a statement necklace, and this year I did statement earrings. What should I do in 2015? Let’s start planning now…

similar Dress // another similar Dress (short sleeve) // Earrings (on sale) // Shoes (on sale) // similar Coat // similar Bag // Lips “Punch Drunk”

black and white sheath dress, yellow trench, jessica simpson nude pumps, rebecca minkoff inspired bag

Finally Out of the Closet (My Dress, That Is)

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You know how when you were a little kid and you got new shoes, you were so excited you wore them out of the store and watched your feet as you walked? That love of shopping never really wore off on me. That’s probably a bad thing, but lets look at it as cute and romantic instead of narcissistic and obsessive, K? Great.

I don’t normally wear things out of the store anymore, but I often wear them the very next day. This dress, you guys…I bought it in February. As in 3 months ago.

This dress is a piece from the Prabal Gurung for Target collection that I bought on the day it came out when it was still going to be negative a million degrees for the foreseeable future. As you know, I have nothing against winterizing dresses, but there was just something about this one (maybe the fact that the colors remind me of a watermelon) that made me want to debut it without the distraction of tights or a cardigan.

Well I think it was worth the wait because this was the perfect dress to wear to the Broad Ripple Art Fair over the weekend. The only downside (for you guys) is that the dress is no longer available, but I did my best to link you to similar options below 🙂

similar Dress #1 // similar Dress #2 // similar Dress #3 // similar Sunglasses // similar Bag (on sale) // similar Shoes // Lipstick “Corail in Touch”

It’s the Pleats

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Since I have a blog, I’m clearly a reliable source for style tips. I mean, they don’t give a blog to just anyone.

Oh, they do? Damn.

Well since tens upon tens of people flock to this blog daily to see what I’m wearing, I’m going to take that as a sign that people sort of think I know what I’m doing, and therefore I’m qualifying myself to give style tips.

Here’s your style tip of the day: Dresses are awesome. Especially ones that are visually interesting or unique. I mean an “LBD” is nice and all, but you have to strategically add accessories to keep yourself from looking like every other girl in a black dress. But if you had, say, a pleated pastel colorblock dress (just an idea), putting on an “outfit” is pretty easy.

(This particular dress is old, but I’ve linked you to some similar options below.)

similar Dress (on sale) // another similar Dress (on sale) // similar Cardigan (on sale in lots of fun colors!) // Shoes // Bracelet