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Three Ways to Wear: The Effortless Denim Dress

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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)

ACCESSORIES: Necklace set: BaubleBar // Ring: BaubleBar // Beaded bracelets: Alexandra Gioia

WEDGES: Steve Madden via DSW  (available in three colors) // Clutch: Mariella Vilar (more fun clutches here)

SNEAKERS: Converse (slip-on style; runs big, go 1/2 size down) // Purse: Ann Taylor (older; similar) // Sunglasses: Ray-Ban

SANDALS: c/o Talbots // Tote: Tory Burch (older; similar or this, and love this multi-color jute tote under $60)

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!):

Denim dress and fringe sandals

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    Jessica
    June 8, 2017 at 9:43 PM

    Love that denim dress and the fact that it’s so versatile. And the pineapple sandals – ADORABLE!

    Jessica | notjessfashion.com

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      Alyson
      June 11, 2017 at 8:32 PM

      Thanks so much, Jessica! Pretty much pineapples everything this summer. 🙂

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    Heidi
    June 8, 2017 at 1:18 PM

    You are seriously the cutest! I absolutely love throw on and go dresses like this. So versatile and those pineapple sandals are just too good!

    Heidi || Wishes & Reality

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      Alyson
      June 11, 2017 at 8:32 PM

      Right?! Pretty in love with all things Pineapple!

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    Abby
    June 7, 2017 at 9:42 PM

    I love this unique denim style. The grid pattern makes it so unique!

    Abby | Life in the Fash Lane

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      Alyson
      June 11, 2017 at 8:32 PM

      Thanks, and totally agree Abby… haven’t seen anything like this. Love how Anthro has so many special, unique finds (especially when they are on sale!).

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    Amy Arnold
    June 7, 2017 at 5:40 PM

    What a cute dress! I love the subtle print on it and how you mixed it up with your shoes.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

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      Alyson
      June 11, 2017 at 8:33 PM

      Thanks, Amy… so easy to get used to wearing the same items over and over the same way, so it’s fun to mix it up.

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    Layla Rosita
    June 7, 2017 at 5:09 PM

    That’s my current closet story as well! I don’t have enough casual dresses. The temperatures were rising here in Holland and I just couldn’t find a dress to wear to work. I only have these fancy or really tight dresses… Where were your pictures taken? It looks like your on vacation! I adore the scenery! Also, you look very beautiful as well 😀 Have a lovely week!

    Xoxo, Layla Rosita | http://www.laylarosita.com 

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      Alyson
      June 11, 2017 at 8:34 PM

      Hi there, you are so sweet! The photos are taken here in Palm Beach (about 20 minutes from where I live in Florida)… it’s SO beautiful! Totally agree finding, or investing in these more casual dresses is hard, but definitely lovely to have a few in your closet. Hope you had a great weekend!

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    Chelsea
    June 7, 2017 at 2:56 PM

    Love how you showcased how versatile this dress is! Those wedges are amazingly cute too!

    Chelsea
    Chow Down USA
    Instagram

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      Alyson
      June 11, 2017 at 8:34 PM

      Thanks so much, Chelsea! And, right? Those wedges were such a great DSW find. 🙂

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    Denise Kokinis
    June 7, 2017 at 1:09 PM

    Oh this denim dress is wayy too cute! I think I love it with the pineapple sandals the most, they are so cute! Love how you styled it with several different shoes!

    Denise | Fashion Love Letters

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      Alyson
      June 11, 2017 at 8:35 PM

      Thanks so much, Denise… also adore those pineapple sandals — they just make me smile every time. 🙂

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    Kellyann
    June 7, 2017 at 7:54 AM

    Love how you changed up the look of your dress with different accessories, those pineapple sandals are adorbs!
    xo,
    Kellyann

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      Alyson
      June 11, 2017 at 8:35 PM

      Thanks so much, Kellyann! Totally fun to see how to remix a go-to dress in just a little bit different way. Hope you had a great weekend.

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    Lauren
    June 7, 2017 at 7:51 AM

    I so need this dress in my life! I love those pineapple sandals too. Adorable!

    By Lauren M

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      Alyson
      June 11, 2017 at 8:36 PM

      Thanks lady!! So sweet of you. Hope you had a great weekend!

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    Shira
    June 7, 2017 at 7:32 AM

    Obsessed with those sandals- they’re so ridiculously cute! And I love dresses like those for the summer heat!

    http://asequinloveaffair.com

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      Alyson
      June 11, 2017 at 8:36 PM

      Thanks girl… you are so sweet! And, you are the dress master so if you like it, then YAY! 🙂

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    Kimberly
    June 7, 2017 at 6:45 AM

    Such a cute dress & I totally agree with you – I’ve been needing more cool casual dresses for summer too!

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      Alyson
      June 11, 2017 at 8:36 PM

      Thanks, and totally… adore the one you wore the other day on PPF; so much so that I ordered it from Target! Should arrive tomorrow.

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