March 14, 2012

The Every Occasion Dress for Less

The Every Occasion Dress

I believe that every woman needs a staple dress in her closet. One that can be taken to and from different places and occasions. It's so important to have a dress that an be dressed up for the everyday things like work...cocktails...etc...and then for the more momentous occasions like an interview...meeting the parents....weddings...etc.

The fun part about these dresses are playing with accessories. Dressing up is all about having fun-- even dressing up for work should be fun. Just because you need to be more business or business casual it doesn't mean you can't break out your favorite pair of leopard print pumps. Accessories really make the outfit, you can dress up a simple casual dress by pairing it up with a blazer and heels. Weddings or dinners all you need is a statement jewelry piece and a pair up pumps.

Last week I decided to break out my more dressy dress what I like to call my "Every Occasion Dress" because it finally was the first time I would be able to wear it without tights and we had a goodbye cocktail party after work that I felt it would be appropriate to wear to. This dress is a lot more dressier then I usually get dressed for work so to play it down I decided to wear it with by red booties and black lace blazer.

Blazer: H&M
Dress: Talula from Aritzia
Booties: Dolce Vita (bought on sale at LF Store only sale of the season)
Bag: c/o Remi & Emmy
Necklace: H&M
Sunglasses: Raybans

photos taken by Brian Cavanaugh 

I had bought this dress from Aritzia back in October for my boyfriend's sisters wedding rehearsal dinner where I wore the same necklace as above but instead of red booties I paired it up with black pumps and grey tights to keep it looking casual enough for dinner but still appropriate for the Church. I love that this dress if needed can also take me to an interview if paired up with a simple blazer and keep it me by wearing fun shoes.

Do you own an every occasion dress?

33 comments so far

  1. Parabéns pelo look, pelo estilo e pelo blog,
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  2. love your boots! :)x

  3. nice lace~!

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  4. I love every piece of your outfit!

  5. i like the oasis dress with the belt!

    ps nice pop of color your shoes add to your outfit!

  6. nothing better than a little black dress! love how you threw in some color though!

  7. Omg I am loving those red boots on you! This dress is perfection too - so easy to take from day to night. Looking beautiful as always :)

    Alexandra xo

  8. lol this is so appropiate, tonight I have this cocktail at work for the oppening of the new office and had no idea on what to wear (didn't wanna be overdress or opposite) I'll pull the same trick ;)

  9. You look amazing!!! I love the red touch with the boots ;D


  10. Very cute!!

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  11. adorable in love with your dress and love the way u have style it with the lace jacket and red boots divine I did not think twice to follow u hope u follow me back kisses.
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  12. I love the whole outfit, but the boots are mind-blowing!!! I totally love them and the way you combined them with te dress and stuff.

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  13. Love your necklace! Thanks for your comment!

  14. Those boots really add a pop of colour! Great outfit!

  15. dress < 33!!

  16. you look gorgeous! love your red booties!

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  17. Wowow nice outfit you picked! I love the lacey blazer (or is it a cardigan??) !


  18. Love the red boots! I still don't own a "go to" dress :/ haha I know I'm slacking but I love this look, it has a hint of Audrey Hepburn "Breakfast at Tiffany's"

  19. Your boots are so awesome, love the colour.

    Carmen Ri.

  20. these staple dresses are beautiful!! Personally i find it difficult to have just one basic, all-purpose dress though- I think I need something in every colour lol! anyway I really like the way you've paired the red boots with the black outfit. Gorgeous! :)

  21. Lovely dress! I've still never been in Aritzia. Dying to check it out now though!

  22. Love that know it's a great a buy when you can wear it so many ways. Great styling my dear.

  23. CUTE! Love the shoes they really set the outfit off!
    I own many every occasion dresses haha they save nothing to wear days!
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  25. So chic! love the dress and boots :)

    Kaye Awatin

  26. Beautiful dress, marvelous booties, pretty lace piece!!! Lovely style and blog!!!:)
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  27. Ahh lace dress, and pretty necklace, plus red shoes. LOVE the color combo. You look gorgeous

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  28. Omg I am loving those red boots on you! This dress is perfection too - so easy to take from day to night. Looking beautiful as always :)
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