Sometimes you realize for all the clothes you have, something is missing. For me, that’s updated casual dresses — well casual dresses that have some versatility to be worn day or night. I have plenty of impractical dressier dresses perfect for weddings and showers but it wasn’t until I saw a stylish good friend (shout out to Shira!) rocking an awesome Madewell find (some really good Madewell dresses are here and at Nordstrom) that I realized my closet had nothing like that. Of course, a few days late I stumble across this… totally answering all the “I have nothing to wear” feelings.
As the temperatures heat up, being able to toss on one stylish item with basically any pair or shoes in your closet makes for a serious VIP. I can get stuck — even with the versatile items — wearing an item the exact same way so I thought I’d show you how to take a dress like this, which by the way is SO insanely soft and cozy, and hello, POCKETS, yup it has POCKETS (yay!), and wear it with three totally different pairs of shoes… pineapple sandals, converse & wedges; all that go with most in each of our closets.
PS: want to mention sizing on this dress because I’m wearing a small in all of these pictures (except the last one); after looking it up online I saw it is available in petite and decided to test it out. I love the petite small sizing much more (I’m 5’3) so I kept the petite and that’s what you see me wearing in the last image from my brother’s rehearsal dinner. It’s not much shorter, just has a bit narrower (though still breezy) feel through the mid-section, which creates a bit of a more flattering silhouette for me.
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DRESS: Anthropologie (wearing small in photos; and petite small in photo below and like the fit much more through my mid-section)
Psssttttt: I also wore this dress to my brother’s casual rehearsal dinner last month, and shared this photo below. I LOVED it with these fringe sandals (that are just $23!):