Day to Night Styling

Hey, everyone!  Today’s post will touch on how to use accessories to take a dress from day to night.  The dress I’m wearing is the Ruched Body-Con Tank Dress from Leith.  I was looking for a dress for a specific event that I could dress up or down, and my beautiful friend Christina told me about this one *love you, Chrissy!*.

When looking for a dress you can take from day to night with a few accessory changes, I usually look for one that is a bit on the simple side.   Choosing the right jacket, jewelry, and shoes is what takes your look from casual to glam and back again.  For day, I have worn this dress with a denim jacket or vest, fun/bright necklace, and sandals or my white Chuck Taylors.  For night, I pair it with a statement necklace, XOXO jacket/blazer (purchased last year, here it is if you’re curious), and heels!

If you’re looking for statement jewelry, I have lots of luck at Francesca’s, Nordstrom Rack, and Target.

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Again, same dress, just using different accessories for a completely different look!  Have fun; experiment and see what you like best.

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xoxo,

Katie

 

 

 

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Shop the Look: Button-Up How to Style

I’ve been getting questions about where to find pieces in my How To Style: Button-Up Shirt post. A lot of the things I paired it with have been in my closet for a while, so I’ve linked a similar piece where I was unable to find the exact item.

Top: The chambray button-up is a soft wash top from the Banana Republic Factory store.

Look 1: Skinny Jeans and Heels

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Jeans: Siwy Women’s Michaela Slim Crop Jean in It’s Magic

  • (I did not pay this much for these jeans, I found them at Nordstrom Rack earlier in the year.  I can’t remember exactly what I paid, but I never spend more than $40 on my jeans).
  • Similar: i jeans by Buffalo Zipper Skinny Jeans

 

 

Look 2: Chunky Knit Sweater, Skinny Cargo Pants, Cognac Flats

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Sweater: Banana Republic

Pants: American Eagle Cargo Pocket Leggings in Grey

Flats: Women’s Ona Scrunch Ballet Flat – Mossimo Supply Co.

 

Look 3: Pencil Skirt and Strappy Heels

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Pencil Skirt: H&M (only $12.99)!

  • I love this skirt so much, it’s really versitle, it’s comfortable, and really affordable. I have one in a black and dark grey.

Heels: Women‘s Pamela Heeled Sandal – Mossimo

  • These sandals are on clearance for $14.98 now!!!  I wore these as part of a shoot I did for a friend, and I had to track them down/buy a pair for myself. Love, love, love these ❤

Purse: Micheal Kors Small Crossbody

 

 

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How To Style: Button-Up Shirt

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Hello, loves!  Have that button-up shirt in your closet that you adore, but have been looking for new ways to style?

This denim button-up is from Banana Republic, I love it and wear it allll the time, it is really versatile and super comfy.   You can wear it with jeans and sneakers, under a sweater, with a short skirt and tights, or leggings and a scarf.  You could also pair it with a pencil skirt and heels, tie it shorter in front with high waisted jeans and a jacket, or wear it with jeans and a t-shirt.   So many options!  I especially love this style of shirt because you can dress it up or down so easily. Accessorize, and have fun!

Please let me know if you have questions about anything I’m wearing. Thank you so much for reading ❤  Be sure to follow me or subscribe via email for upcoming How To Style posts!

xoxo, Katie

P.S. If you missed my Fall Lookbook, you can check it out here.

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Let me know which look is your favorite, or if you’d like info about anything I’m wearing!

Movie Inspiration: Hollywood Glamour

I love Old Hollywood movies.  The hair, the makeup, the accessories, the sets, and of course the costumes are so beautiful.  I have assembled a list of my five favorites.  Grab some popcorn, que these movies up, and get ready for some major wardrobe envy!  Look no further for glamour inspiration.

5. High Society (1956)

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Starring Grace Kelly, Bing Crosby, and Frank Sinatra- if that doesn’t convince you it’s worth a watch, I don’t know what will.  Grace Kelly had recently become engaged to Prince Rainier of Monaco, and she wears her own breathtaking 10.5 carat engagement ring in the movie (via IMDb).  In this film, Ms. Kelly shows us what a swimsuit cover-up should look like, dances around with Frank Sinatra in a gorgeous evening gown, and wears one of the most beautiful wedding dresses I’ve ever seen!  There is also a lot of great music (Louis Armstrong makes an appearance), so check it out!

4.  Breakfast at Tiffany’s (1961)

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This is at the very end of the Old Hollywood years, but I had to include it.  Audrey Hepburn’s character Holly Golightly wears many of the same dresses repeatedly in this movie, changing up the accessories to give herself a slightly different look with each wear.  Talk about a style icon!  Of course she wears the quintessential black shift dress, and she even makes wearing a sheet look effortlessly classy.  A sheet!  This movie also made me want to buy an adorable sleep mask and tassel earplugs (trust me on this).

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