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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Gray Skater Dress

Skater Dress

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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Weekend-Ready Wrap Dress

Weekend Wrap Dress

 Photography: Greg Beuning

Wearing: Violet Boutique dress (similar), Coach shoes, Michael Kors sunglasses

Today I’m showing you how to wear an effortless wrap maxi dress, and how to fit it in all your weekend plans. If you follow me on Instagram, you know that I’ve worn this dress a multitude of ways, but in this post I want to feature something that’s a bit dressier, though still appropriate for daytime.

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Printed sheath dress for the office

Printed sheath dress for the office

Photography: Greg Beuning

 Wearing: Calvin Klein dress (couldn’t find the exact one since it’s a couple seasons old, but Calvin Klein has some gorgeous options at Macy’s) , Schutz Shoes sandals, Michael Kors Sunglasses

This will be a quick post, but I just wanted to share a really great work dress I recently rediscovered in my closet. I am a big fan of this curve-hugging shape, and absolutely love the print details.

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You can wear color on color, here’s how

You can wear color on color, here's how

Photography: Greg Beuning

 Wearing: Top- Express (similar here, and I also really love this idea), Pants- Loft, Duster- Whistle & Wild (sold out, similar option here), Shoes- Topshop, Earrings- Lou Lou Boutiques (similar here)

Surprise, color! This is the day two outfit of my wear everything in your closet, in order of how it’s hung up challenge. It’s bold, fun, and I really enjoyed sporting this look. Like I wrote in yesterday’s post, it’s helping me get out a bit of a fashion rut and embrace some of the creativity I had lost in my style.

So this top I had bought at Express several years ago, and I always tend to wear it with dark skinny jeans to balance out both the color and the peplum. But I’d done that already and it was time for something different. So what’s different than the usual black? More color of course!

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Last minute 4th of July outfit idea

 

Last minute 4th of July outfit idea

Photography: Greg Beuning

Wearing: T-shirt- Urban Outfitters (sold out but similar here),  Shorts- Current/Elliot, Shoes- Sam Edelman, BagSteve Madden

So it’s July 3rd and you’re sitting there the night before the barbeque or the rooftop party or whatever other gathering you may have to celebrate our nation’s birth, and you’re like shit, what should I wear to said gathering? Well, fear not, because I have an easy, stylish, no fuss idea for you.

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Red dress, white sandals

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Photography: Greg Beuning

Wearing: Dress- Zara, Sandals- Coach (on sale!), Cardigan- Old (similar here), 

Red is one of my favorite colors to wear basically all year round. It’s flattering and in many cases can pass as a neutral. This particular Zara dress has been a longtime go-to, and I’ve been able to style it many ways, but always love this minimalist, classically chic look.

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Pops of Color

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Photography: Greg Beuning

Wearing: Dress- Calvin Klein, Shoes- 3.1 Phillip Lim (unfortunately they’re currently sold out – similar here), Scarf- Ralph Lauren (similar and other print options here), Cardigan- Theory, Bag- Rebecca Minkoff, Sunglasses- Michael Kors

I’ve talked about styling this dress in this post, but I find myself wearing it with such frequency that it’s worth another look. Back in the winter I was adding some tights, a pair of cute boots, but now that it’s officially springtime, I really feel like color to contrast a classic black is the way to go.

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WIW: high-waisted jeans, lace-trim sweater, and a hat

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Photography: Greg Beuning

Wearing- Sweater- INC International , Jeans- Free People, Coat- INC International, Boots- The Frye Company, Bag- Zac Posen, Hat- Vintage

A hat is always a good idea! And I feel like we never give hats the attention they deserve. I always want to wear one, but somehow never do it enough. I’ve had this one for a long time, but am really looking to expand my collection. Anyone have any good hats they recommend? I’m really liking this one with a wider brim, and this one is just adorable.

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All-American Classics

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Photography: Oksana Berman

Wearing: Sweater- Vince, Jeans- Levi’s, Boots- Frye, Coat- White House, Black Market, Bag- Zac Posen

Sometimes you just can’t beat a classic, All-American look. And with quality, timeless pieces, the whole outfit is just easy, elegant, for lack of a better word, a classic.

Mom and I had a really great day shopping in Friendship Heights yesterday, a place with many high end shops like Saks, Neimans, and Bloomingdales. I love walking through dreamy designer handbags, swoon worthy shoes, and trying new fragrances (like the Chanel collection- 1932 is so good, so unique!). We stumbled upon a BCBGMaxaria store that was closing and selling everything for up to 80%. I picked up these gorgeous red sandals (got so lucky with this sale!) that I’m so excited to style!

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