A Simple Shift Dress For All Occasions


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A Simple Shift Dress For All Occasions

As you can probably tell, I’ve taken a few days off from the blog this week. It’s been a bit hectic getting back in the groove of school  and I needed a few days to get organized. But I’m back and ready to tackle the upcoming fall season! I’m also trying out a different format for my posts so I hope you like it. I’m putting the pictures first and the story below to see if it flows better. Feel free to leave comments or suggestions below.





{Photos by Paige Winn Photo}

1. Dress // 2. Shoes // 3. Purse // 4. Necklace (similar) // 5. Earrings (similar)

As you all know I’m slowly trying to update my wardrobe to only contain pieces that I truly love and that can be worn many ways. In keeping with the capsule wardrobe theme, I needed a dress that would go from the office, to running errands and even out with friends. I was looking for a solid-color shift dress that I can accessorize to be dressed up or down. It’s important for me to be able to wear the items I buy in several ways to create more than one outfit. I can wear this dress with ankle booties and a fun necklace, flat sandals or gladiators, and with leggings and tall boots in the winter. They also have it in a reddish wine color that I might have to order! 

Believe it or not I found this blue number at Charming Charlie for $25 and it fit perfectly! I’ve never shopped at Charming Charlie for clothes before but we have one in our neighborhood so I decided to give it a shot. Every other dress I found was either too short, didn’t fit right or was not the right color palette for me. I am 5’7″ tall and this one is the perfect length. It’s loose enough that I can eat that extra taco or two but I also don’t feel like I’m wearing a potato sack. For reference I am about 135 to 140 pounds and I am wearing a medium.

The other reason that I love this dress so much is because I can wash it at home. There are exceptions to all rules but in general I do not pay to launder my clothes and I usually mess them up because I’m too lazy and cheap to take it to the cleaners. So anything that can be washed in our home washer is a plus! I will still be careful drying it but so far so good in the wash!

A little sidenote, Target is killing it in the shoe department lately and these are my FAVORITE new peep toe ankle booties/sandal that are so chic and comfortable. I love the color and they go with everything!

We are finally feeling a bit of relief in our NC weather so I’m getting even more excited about transitioning to fall clothes and activities. What are your go-to fall pieces? Do you like to mix and match outfits?



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