3.13.2013

Dress Up, Dress Down

Versatility is a key component of ready to wear dresses. I love this green and white Banana Republic checkered one for that very reason. 

Throw on some heels, wrap your hair in a high bun and pair dainty accessories with a clutch purse for the perfect date night companion. Opting for a more casual look, as I was on the day the below pictures were taken? Define your waistline with a belt and stay warm in tights, booties, a hat and scarf. 

Just be sure to add a pop of lipstick in any case. It completes the look no matter what. 






Ps - If you've guessed that I was attempting to look french as a result of yesterday's post, clearly you're correct.

37 comments:

  1. This dress is gorgeous! Love this look *_*

    xoxo, Nina
    www.my-style-diary.com

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  2. Love the dress! Having options that work in both season is another must for my closet!

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  3. Love this dress on you and I love the last picture. You look beautiful!

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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  4. that dress looks so nice.

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  5. haha I was going to ask if you were channeling a French girl with the hat :)

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  6. Your dress is SO cute! I love that green print, and you look so great in that hat too!
    {PS - now following you!}

    ~Jacy

    www.laviedelenore.blogspot.com

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  7. So cute! Love that dress! I need some more patterned dresses in my life!

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  8. Too cute and so chic!!!

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  9. I love that dress and how you paired it with the belt...gorgeous!

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  10. I like the winter look. That dress has such a fun pattern!

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  11. love it!

    www.thebluecurtain.blogspot.com

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  12. The dress looks perfect on you and I love the fact you can just wear it with some heals as a glam look or like you did for a more casual look! Beautiful! <3
    Love
    Annabelle
    TheCurleyGirl
    xxxxxxxxx

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  13. You are such a cutie. Love you in that hat...very French, indeed!

    Alyssa
    The Glossy Life

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  14. Excellent styling of this dress! I fully admit, it is one I would look at on the rack and go no way could I make this look good, however I love this so much!
    Steffi
    http://inherited-jeans.blogspot.com

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  15. Your photos are beautiful! I love the night backdrop. I'm coming to your city next month and I can't wait! It'll be my first time in Chicago.

    ArteresaLynn.com

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  16. Like this dress a LOT. Printed dresses are just so EASY, and this one is gorgeous! x

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  17. I love that dress. The print is so cute!

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  18. You look so pretty in this outfit, the cute print a sort of retro appeal to it, and the styling reminds me of Blair Waldorf. Adore this!

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  19. your beret is ADORABLE

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  20. I seriously LIVE in dresses like this! Love the print and they way you've styled it!!

    elle [wonderfelle world]

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  21. Totally agree with a pop of color! I love the dress! So french ;)

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  22. That dress!! So cute!! Love the combination of the whole thing!! Adorable!!

    oliviamoone.blogspot.com

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  23. I love the print of that dress and your cute hat!


    -Erin-
    OneTwoSummer

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  24. Girl, you pulled it off! I love that dress so much and the belt is fab! Great pictures!!

    Jill
    Classy with a Kick

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  25. I love this dress..such a nice pattern! And love this cashemre hat you are wearing! Hope you are having a wonderful day!
    -Jyoti
    Style Delights Blog
    PS. I am your newest follower via GFC, follow me back if you like!:-)

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  26. Very nice and chic outfit. Have a great day.

    http://www.fashiondenis.com/

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  27. I love your outfit! The color of the dress is divine.

    ♥ Paula Shoe Fiend.
    http://shoe-fiend.blogspot.co.uk/

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  28. Wow- you are living my fantasy, non/suburban life. Enjoy!!

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  29. Nice outfit! I'm visiting Chicago in October, excited!

    www.kimgodschalk.com

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  30. Oh my. I absolutely love that dress! I can see myself wearing it so many different ways!

    It looks great on you1

    Xo Lourdes

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  31. LOVE that dress & love it even more paired with that hat!!

    xo Jackie
    ...livingaftermidnite
    Enter my mark. Giveaway!

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  32. SO Parisian chic! I love this look :) And I can't get over how photogenic you are! You were made for style posts :) XO Brynn

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  33. Hat- YES! Dress- YES! Adorable? YES!

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  34. you. are. so. beautiful.
    and french ;)

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  35. such cute pictures! glad i found your blog- thanks for checking out mine :)

    xo
    lauren
    www.annacroswell.com

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