Tuesday, April 13, 2010

favorite dress! favorite dress!

Yeah.... so.... I say that about a lot of dresses in my closet, but this is definitely my favorite Double Duty Dress!  I've sported this frock for rehearsal dinners (here), evenings out with Evs' superiors, parties hosted in our own home, plus to the office oodles of times (example / example).**  Bare-shouldered it's a fab, if somewhat conservative, cocktail dress / Add a cardigan and its TCB Time (Professional Style)! 

I love mixing up accessories with this dress... it works with brown, black, leopard, red, nude, or gold footwear - open-toed, pumps, or flats - and I've belted it with a wide brown belt as well as a skinny metallic blush-colored belt.  Today, I stuck with the "mixed media" chain + fabric belt that came with the dress, added a dusty amethyst cardigan, gold jewelry, and perhaps my favorite springtime pumps (with the ivory bangle to tie it all together!).  
{woah. big foot.}

I really need to start taking these photos after putting on lipstick (always save it for the car)... jeesh!  

Dusty Amethyst (my description - not their's!) "Jackie" Cardigan - J.Crew
Navy Ruffle Dress w/ Belt - Shoshana
Nude "Happy" Pumps - Anne Klein via Piperlime
Gold Headband - Target
Gold & Amethyst Feather Earrings - Kendra Scott via Gilt
Gold Medallion Necklace - gift
Ivory & Gold Cuff - Banana Republic 

** I should point out that the first example of this dress worn in a somewhat professional setting is circa my mini-break from legit gainful employment... So no, I wouldn't wear those platform shoes to my old or my current office.  


  1. Hey Kate,

    I just found your blog and it's really fun! I do the office-wear thing too at my blog: theworkinggirlesq.blogspot.com if you ever want to stop by and check it out.
    Keep on keepin' on!

  2. Great outfit - those shoes are AMAZING! I love your blog(s) and I think your style is fantastic, it inspires me on many a workday.


  3. Love the dress!!! And that belt...AMAZING!!!

  4. I always wait to put on my lipstick after drinking my morning coffee during my commute.


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