Monday, December 3, 2012

day to night dresses: past

i hope you all had a great weekend! i am battling a cold, which is just so à propos because when things start to slow down just a bit after a long hectic haul at the office, i instantly get sick. what is with that?  in any event, you won't hear much complaining here but the cough is really bothering me.

last week, i did a post with variations of pinstripes for work, and talked about doing a series of past outfits i've worn here on the blog with different themes. today's post is dresses for day to night. i think this will be come a regular series, as i found it really useful to me to see what i've bought, what is in my closet, and the silhouettes/colours i already own. in going through previous posts (click on the links to go to the full past post), it concretizes for me how reliable a good dress can be. appropriate from day to night, a dress doesn't require much in terms of styling, but makes anyone look polished instantly. they don't have to be expensive or designer either, because the right cut and material will go a long way. in terms of what i look for when i buy dresses, it is important that they be versatile to go from day to night - comfortable at a desk all day, and holds up to go to an after work event.
  

left to right: a dvf wrap or j. crew clea dress.

sale codes: 
alexis at j crew aficionada has posted promo code STYLE25 for all items on the website with free shipping. it expires today.
madewell dresses are 25% off with free shipping over 50$
some diane von furstenberg wrap dresses, on sale here, here, here


left to right: mixing up the sheath silhouette with a girly tiered nanette lepore or j. crew floral dress.


left to right: a roaring madewell songbird, or a prim tory burch lady-like dress. and finally, below, bringing black and white to work via a ruched dvf dress, or with a shirt layered underneath in j. crew and tweed.




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  1. You have the best dresses. You are so right as well - the Madewell dress still looks chic, though in a different way from pricier options like the DVF dress.

    p.s. I scored my first Costello Tagliapietra dress at the Barney's outlet and can't wait to rock that! I told you I had good luck shopping in NYC!

    xoxo,
    Chic 'n Cheap Living

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    1. ooh yay!! i can't wait to see you rock the CT dress!!

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  2. All so lovely, this is what I need to focus on, day to night dresses and no fancy shmancy stuff that lies unworn.

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    1. thank you Tabitha! conversely though i'm so practical i have no fancy shmancy stuff! it i always a scramble to get something for formal occasions.

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  3. The Madewell Songbird is my favorite; i just love the volume of it. And the print is spot on.

    Tara

    http://tarabelle-adropofink.blogspot.com/

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    1. thank you tara! it is definitely one of my favourite prints! xox

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  4. I love them all. You look always so polished and chic. My favorites are the DVF, Clea and the songbird dress.

    Xo
    Sam
    http://fabulouspetite.blogspot.com

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    1. thank you sam, that means so much to me! xox

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  5. Each one of these dresses looks awesome on you! You look so chic and classy in all of them.
    Meredith
    createthatoutfit.com

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    1. thank you so much M - it is so sweet of you! xox

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  6. These dresses are all fab, but the J.Crew Lea is my absolutely favourite.
    I love how you work with the siluette.
    You are one classy girly girl:)

    CHIC SICILY

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    1. you are too kind, dear Jana! thank you!! xox

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  7. You are always so impeccably styled! I miss working and wearing my dresses.

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    1. it is one fun part of working, but you should take yours out for a spin too!

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  8. You look amazing in dresses and I stalked the J.Crew tweed after seeing you in it.

    You're getting sick now because your work demands can now afford for you to be not on 14 hour days ;). Take care and feel better soon.

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    1. thanks so much Rose! you're quite right. we should be done soon, and i'll sleep for days i hope. so glad that you got the dress! xox

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  9. I love all of your dresses, P! The Nanette Leopore, Madewell, and Tory Burch dresses are my favorites!

    I've been there too many times on getting sick right when the storm calms. Hope you feel better soon!
    xoxo
    Kerry

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    1. thank you so much Kerry. grand plans are not coughing and getting sleep!! :) xox

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  10. You look gorgeous in those structured J.Crew pieces like the clea dress. I hope you're feeling better - hot tea with honey and Theraflu! ;o)

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    1. thank you Lisa - i'll have to look up Theraflu. i haven't heard of it, but will try anything! ;)

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  11. I love collection of dresses. Hope you feel better soon.

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    1. thank you sweetie - i still cull and edit, but they are tons of fun. xox

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  12. OH La la ...You created a Collection of Masterpieces, Your Talent in wearing is Amazing.
    I like all of them but slighly preferr the Clea dress because it draw a Gorgeous Silhouette and the Outfit in the garden wearing the Pink Shoes!
    Cheers...un Applauso!

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    1. thank you so much Aurè - it is a very versatile dress - and you know i love my shoes!

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  13. Love these dresses! They are amazing!

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  14. Love them all, but my fav is the tweed. Love it! Feel better soon!

    http://coffeebeansandbobbypins.blogspot.com/

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    1. thank you Amy! trying to kick this thing.. xox

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  15. You seriously have the BEST dress collection! I LOVE them all!

    xo Jenny
    www.crazystylelove.com

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    1. thank you so much Jenny - i appreciate you coming by here too!! xox

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  16. Wherever in doubt, wear a dress! And you've definitely got an army of them! ;)

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  17. Nice dresses!

    http://initialed.blogspot.com

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    1. thanks T - and thank you for coming by!

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  18. You look so elegant in all these dresses. I love how you have styled them. The third look is my fave! Hope you feeling better.

    Catriona
    xx

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    1. thank you so much for visiting my blog - i really appreciate it!! xox

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  19. I'm a big fan of layering (because I'm always freeeezing!) and I love the last look layering a blouse with a tweed dress. I think those combinations always look so classy and are fabulous for work functions :) You have so many great work-appropriate dresses - jealous!

    Tasia

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    1. thank you tasia - you are too sweet. i love layering as well, and you'll be seeing more now that it's winter and soooooo cold. xox

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