Dreaming of a dress that you can wear to work, fashionably run errands in, AND wear out on the town in the evening? Look no further. I bring you the Ribbed High-Neck Trapeze Dress, three ways. Priced under $30, this is a win-win situation. I’m wearing it in the color Dark Red and sized up to give it plenty of swing!
Look 1: Wear to Work
This dress is perfect for work wear. It is long (knee length on me, but bear in mind I’m on the shorter side) and not low cut. All it needs is a quick cardigan to cover up the straps! This cardigan (wearing in Charcoal) is comfy and versatile! If you’re one of those lucky ladies blessed with height, they even make this Super Long version which is absolutely beautiful in Caramel. I’m tempted to order it, but I’m pretty sure it would like pajamas on me. I paired it with my favorite wine-colored booties (mine are from last season–similar pair linked). I’m carrying my bucket bag in Black, but it is only available online in Cognac. My necklace is an oldie from Charming Charlie. I think the Vestique necklace I linked above would work well in either Black or Taupe!
Look 2: Wear for the Weekend
To make this dress a little more fun, I added a utility vest. This was one of my very favorite fall purchases. Mine was under $50! I plan on wearing it with most things–long sleeved tees all the way to dresses. Pairing it with this sleeveless dress is a practical way to transition to fall clothes here in SC (or anywhere that is warm well into the fall season). You can add a layer and some fall tones without adding a sheen of sweat. For this look, I opted for a shorter statement necklace with some blush tones. Mine is once again an oldie from Charming Charlie, but I linked a darling J. Crew Factory necklace that is similar. I wouldn’t be the least bit mad if it appeared in my closet. To continue with the added blush tones, I grabbed my favorite cross-body (color is Soft Rosetta).
Look 3: Wear for Date Night
This dress alone is an easy go-to for a date night. Whether you’re going out for dinner with your significant other or to happy hour with the girls, adding a dressier shoe elevates the look of this dress easily. I added a delicate, feminine necklace (wearing in Pink) and a leather bag with a more classic style to complete the outfit.
Before I close, I want to let you in on a little blogger secret. We’re always asking our best friends for blog advice. I want to end this post by sending out a huge thank-you to my sweet friends who have showed me love and support since I began this journey. From the simple, “Which angle is more flattering?” to the more complicated, “What’s that rule about commas again?” I would be a mess without my trusted advisors. To be honest, there are many days where I think that I have bitten off much more than I can chew with starting a blog. It has been more challenging than I anticipated! Sticking to a posting schedule has been difficult for this procrastinator. I’ve had to plan ahead (also tough–I’m a fly-by-the-seat-of-my-pants kind of girl), make decisions about what to post, when to post, think about which direction I want to take with the blog…the list could go on for days. I have certainly developed a newfound respect for those in the blog world. Thank you to our friends new and old, near and far who have been following along! Your support is encouraging and appreciated.