Monday, December 30, 2013

Bargain Dress

As you followers of Facebook & Instagram may already now, I scored this cute, easy-to-wear dress last week on clearance at Target.  I paid a whole $8.38 for it!

I had a reader ask if I could/would show different ways that I would accessorize & wear the dress, & of course, I'm happy to oblige!

One of my friends poo-pooed dresses the other day, saying "I just want to be comfortable". Ladies, do not assume that dresses are uncomfortable!!  In fact, I venture to say they can be more comfortable than pants or shorts, & easier to put together because the top & bottom are already in one piece for you ;-)

Ok, now that I've said my piece about that, let's get on with it.

 First, a quick snap shot of the dress itself.  It is a combination of red, blue, white & black.  It already has quite a bit going on through patterns & colors, so anything you add needs to on the "bolder" side so that it doesn't get lost in the mix.

This is how I wore the dress to the office one day. I wore it with layered gold neccklaces, a white & gold wrap bracelet, & Navy & Black heels.  Once again, my feet were killing me by the end of work, so I switched to my tall brown riding boots before we headed out for some Christmas shopping. Looked great as well (sorry I didn't snap a picture of those)!  I chose to wear opaque navy hose, but you could easily swap that out for tights or thin leggings if that's your preference.  Keep that in mind as you view the ensemble ideas below.

Can I just say I'm in love with this jean jacket & necklace!!  Both are definitely on my wish list... patiently waiting for good sales or clearance for them!

Profession Options for Bargain Dress

For this professional look, I added a belt.  The dress came with a tie belt of it's own, but that doesn't mean you're stuck with it.  Try switching it out for another belt you have.  I prefer the kind with elastic in them because they stay in place better for me, but you can certainly play around with any type in your closet.  In this case, I would probably wear the belt on the outside of the cardigan at the waist. Of note, Charming Charlie typically has a good selection of decently priced belts.

Spring Options for Bargain Dress

I know Spring is not exactly around the corner, but I did want to show how you can wear this dress in different seasons by changing out the footwear.  The fact that you can wear this dress in multiple seasons makes it even more awesome for the price!

So, there you have it!  Just some ideas on different ways you can accessorize the dress...of course, you can take bits & pieces from each example to create even more looks.  I've left the links on these items incase you are interested in the exact item shown.  I do apologize if they are no longer available.

Never be afraid to buzz me (see the contact page) if you have an item you'd like help with!  I'm always willing to throw in my two cents!

Have a Happy Day!


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