Sunday, June 30, 2013

WEEK 2 - Dress Series

It is Week 2 of the competition. This week challenged the Fashionistas to show us a Dress and give us some advice.
VOTE for your favorite outfit over on the Left Side Bar. *Voting for all outfits closes on Aug 8, 2013 @ Midnight

When I wear a dress I want it to show my feminine side. It is an opportunity to let my hair down, put my heels on, and add some jewelry. Whether it is an a-line or a fitted cocktail - a dress is an opportunity to be a woman, and that is my favorite part.

I love how easy and comfortable dresses can be! This particular dress I bought because I loved the print and then rehemmed to just above knee length so it would be more flattering. I think just above knee-length is probably the most universally flattering length on any woman. Longer lengths cut you mid-calf and can have a shortening effect, and shorter lengths can sometimes end up being too short. Read more about my outfit adventures, check me out at

Who says that dresses can only be worn for fancy occasions? A chambray shirt dress is the perfect item that can be dressed up for dinner, down for errands, and even paired over a bathing suit in the hot summer months. For this full look and more dress tips, head over to my blog Sealed With Style.  

My search obsession lately has been for vintage or retro dresses. I was so happy to find this one which just happens to be my ideal. It's modest, I absolutely love the pockets, perfect cinched waist, and the only altering I had to do was cut out the shoulder pads (I never understood that fad... Hehe) Make sure to visit Run Style Run ( for more details on my outfit.

I love the functionality of the maxi dress and that it's flattering on all different shapes and sizes. Pair it with some funky flats, a side braid, and a hat for a bohemian look or some wedges, a clutch, and an up-do for an evening look; the possibilities are endless.

I realized, after much digging, that we don't do dresses very often! I love a dress, don't get me wrong, I love to buy them, re-fashiom them, and make them... but i rarely ever wear them! i think i get blocked by the idea of "less is more" i mean, isn't it true that the dress really is the outfit? {so that throws our  whole "more is more" theory right out the window!} i also have this OCD fear of repeating myself... every time you wear that dress it a repeat! Am I right?! So what the heck is wrong with that?? I love this freaking dress and I AM gonna wear it again! ...I'll just probably change my hair, makeup, necklace AND shoes... what can I say, I'm a creature of habit.... and by habit, I mean crazy... all kinds of crazy!

"A dress has always been my strongest suit", I absolutely agree! I've never feel more confident than when I'm wearing a dress. I love dressing it down with denim and fun accessories. See more from this outfit here.

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