Thursday, November 15, 2012

Taken From The Night

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Ever since I got engaged I realized that most, if not all of my disposable income was going to my wedding.  It really bums me out because that was my shopping/eating/fun money.  So when a friend of Kevin's invited us to a 20's themed party, I was more than happy to hit up the local Forever 21 for an affordable dress.  While this is the one I bought, I ended up wearing an old dress instead.  So it got me thinking: how can I take this relatively fancy dress into a more casual everyday look?  Here's how I did it:

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Dress- Forever 21 (similar)
Cardigan- H&M
Belt- Target
Tights- Forever 21
Shoes- Target
Headwrap- H&M (similar)
Bracelet- Forever 21

First thing I did was trade my heels for some nice flats.  You can still wear a fun shoe, I chose leopard print, but a flat shoe is both casual and comfortable.  I also added a cute headwrap I found at H&M not too long ago.  I feel like it has a blatant casual vibe so it neutralized the crazy sequined print of my dress.  And last, find a cute comfy cardigan to wear with your party dress.  I especially like the elbow patches on this cardigan.  Total college professor vibe.  Make sure you keep your accessories to a minimum and there you have it!  A multi-functional dress you can take from the office to the town.

Would you downplay a fancy dress for everyday wear?  How would you do it?  Let me know by commenting below!  Happy Thursday :)

xoxo

Ashley
 
P.S. Today I'm linking up with Sharon and Tara at Look What I Got!




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