Tuesday, October 22, 2013

One shirt dress three ways : Statement necklace and snakeskin shoes


        Casual shopper                                            Night out                                               Mom Photographer on the run                                    

 Casual Shopper or Lunch with the girls





THE DEETS :
Dress : Fashion Express (they also have a gorgeous green at a mere R160.00)
Belt : Fashion World
Sandals : Unknown
Bag : CCI
Necklace : Truworths

With this styling, you could also go for a little kitten heel pump or strappy sandals with a wedge to give it a little lift.  I'm not wild about wearing completely flat shoes and I'm not fond of how my legs look when I have an ankle strap on my shoes. But this outfit I could really see myself wearing out for lunch with friends or shopping.

Dinner/Date night or spunky office gal





 THE DEETS :

Dress : Fashion Express
Belt : Edgars
Shoes : Woolworths
Necklace :
Bracelets : Contempo
Handbag : Woolworths

This outfit made me feel rather fierce!

If wearing this to dinner, it would definitely need to be a little more upmarket than say McDonalds or even Ocean Basket.  I'm saddened by the reality that people just don't bother about going the extra mile when going out, or even when going to work, very often.  You could even swap out the bag for a smaller evening bag/clutch which would really take it over the edge for evening wear.

I'd wear this to the office but keep an eye on the length and not lean back too far and would then swap out the belt for a thinner patent leather one and maybe just a simple string of pearls to bring it down a notch, but if you're a confident lady, you'd easily carry this look off.

Note to self - a fitted belt hikes this up quite a bit - bear that in mind ;-)


 Mom/Photographer on the move

 

THE DEETS :
Dress : Fashion Express
Shoes : Truworths
Belt : Truworths
Handbag : Woolworths
Necklace : Made by my daughter Taryn in 2006

Off to get printing done and need to be able to carry an A4 plastic envelope and this bag totally fits the fill.  I've even considered having it lined/reinforced to be able to use it as a camera bag.  I bought it in the mens' department at the Woolworths Sale possibly last year.  I often scout around  the mens' department for satchel/messenger type bags as they tend to be roomier when made for men - which I just can't understand ... lol.
This look would be great for doing photographs in as the leggings keep you decent and able to move about quickly and bend and even lie on the ground if needed without worrying that you're showing off some private parts.
If you have young'uns, this would be a snap for getting out to the park or the garden and getting down 'n dirty with 'em.

So folks, this is my first how to style and would love your feedback.

Have a stylish day friends.

6 comments:

  1. Oh the last one would be me! Lovely dress and love the 3 looks idea

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  2. I would also be most comfortable with it teamed with leggings. I don't like it when too much of my bare legs show.

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  3. LOVE this post sista!!!!

    I would definitely only wear Option 3 ... the others look fantastic but with my shape they are a No! No!!!!! I would possibly (in a far away galaxy!) wear it with black stockings but definitely would not do it bare legged.

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  4. Very sleek styling - I love your snake heels!
    Chic on the Cheap

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  5. I missed out on a shirt dress in summer, now I have to wait for the next spring season. Yours is so versatile and pretty!
    As I work in a 90% male environment, I am always very careful about my dress length ;-)

    Annette | Lady of Style

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  6. Excellent article. Very interesting to read. I really love to read such a nice article. Thanks! keep rocking.
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Thanks again, Wendy