Work to Cocktail Party Outfit Idea

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 Photography: Oksana Berman

 What I’m wearing: Dress- Mango, Shoes- BCBGeneration (similar), Watch- Michael Kors

I love a good cocktail reception just as much as the next gal. But a lot of them tend to happen right after work, and since most of us can’t run home to change, we have to plan our outfit for the whole day. In this post, I’m giving you an outfit idea for what to wear when both the office and cocktail party.

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Three ways to make a flowy dress interesting again

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Photography: Greg Beuning

What I’m wearing: Dress- BCBGMaxazaria (similar), Shoes- Schutz, Sunglasses- Gucci (they’re sold out so here are some similar)

 I love flowy pieces. I especially love flowy dresses. They’re just so effortless, you throw one on with a pair of boots and a cute accessory like a hat or a long chain necklace and you’ve got the most chic boho outfit set to go. Of course there’s also a point when a flowy dress gets boring, or is used too often to hide parts of our bodies. So how do you make flowy dresses interesting again? Here are my thoughts.

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Summer to fall transitional outfit idea + elephants

Photography: Greg Beuning

Wearing: Rachel Roy dress, Guess Boots (similar), Michael Kors sunglasses, INC jacket (old) – but loving this one

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Fall is here! Of course it’s 90 degrees today and still feels like the dead of August, but I have hope that the weather will turn soon. I have too many plans to go apple picking, fall foliaging, and pumpkin scouting for it not to.

So what do you wear when it’s kind of fall, but not? I mean you know cooler in the morning, hot in the afternoon, and cooler again at night? You definitely want to layer, and I’ve got a great transitional outfit idea for you.

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Gray Skater Dress

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Photography: Greg Beuning

 Wearing: Urban Outfitters dress (similar), Sam Edelman sandals, Zac by Zac Posen bag, Michael Kors sunglasses, Midori Linea necklaces

I’ve had this gray dress for years and I never run out of ways to wear it. It reminds me of a skater dress that I could wear with black converse high-tops, and though those days are mostly behind us, there’s something to be said about a youthful piece that can repurposed.

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Velvet t-shirt dress

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Photography: Greg Beuning

Wearing: Dress- Cotton Emporium (unfortunately sold out but I’ve linked others in the post), Sandals- Sam Edelman (on sale!), Sunglasses- Michael Kors (should I get new sunglasses- is it time? What do you guys think of these), Bag- Rebecca Minkoff (similar)

Happy Friday!

I’m a big fan of velvet. And even though it’s not traditionally appropriate for D.C summers, I feel as though this easy t-shirt dress just might make the cut.

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When you can fit in a spring dress into your winter wardrobe

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Wearing: Dress- BCBGMaxazaria, Boots- Guess, Jacket- All Saints

We’ve had a couple of really warm days here in Washington D.C I just had to wear something with a spring vibe. I actually get a lot of use from this dress year round, but it really is beautiful in the springtime. Of course it’s still January, but a girl can dream right?

I love the material of this dress, which is a super light silk cotton mix. It feels incredibly soft against my skin, and so comfortable, I don’t feel constricted in any movement. The sleeves are of course very fun, and sleeves are so in right now. It’s not exactly bell sleeves, but I love how willowy there are. And then there’s the print. I am a sucker for a good print, and I think this one is just bold enough to stand on it’s own but doesn’t overpower.

And that’s really key when pairing this dress with other pieces. It should stand as a stand alone piece, but shoes, outerwear, and accessories can still be interesting without being out of place I decided to go with black lace-up boots and my trusty leather jacket.

Happy Friday to everyone! Hope you all have fun plans for the upcoming weekend!

-Masha