Monday, July 21, 2014

Mom Wear to Work Wear: Raspberry, Strapless, A-line Dress.

I am posting this really late today, but better late than never. I look forward to these "Mom Wear to Work Wear" Styling Posts because I am all about remixing my closet and styling the same piece in several different ways. Last week I styled my Black+White Polka Dot Dress which I must say was very easy to style. Today's Dress is harder to style since it is a Strapless Midi-Skirt one in a Light Cotton+Organza mix of fabrics. This Dress is from The Limited Event, which means it is from their Dressier/Event line. Yet I was able to style it in a Casual Way (worn just yesterday as the Mom Wear) and even for Work, despite the Full A-line Skirt.
I love the Raspberry-Red Color of this Dress. The Color alone makes it stand out. For the Mom Look (which like I mentioned I wore yesterday) I wore it for an afternoon coffee and errands with Vivian. As soon as she saw this Dress on me, she checked me out head to toe for about 10-15 seconds, then gave me a huge smile and put her hands in front of me to give me a hug. I guess the color and shape of it mesmerized her. I chose a Statement Necklace and Dangly Earrings Set in the same Color as the Dress, a couple of Pastel Bangles, I wore my Nude Peep-Toe Rainbow-Dotted Wedges and carried a Color-blocked Cross-body Bag. A light Smoky Eye and Coral-Pink Lip-gloss polished off the look. For the Office Look (note: this would work for a semi-casual office, definitely not one where suits, pencil skirts and heels are required daily) I kept the same Jewelry minus the Dangly Earrings and added my Teal, Elbow-Sleeve Cardigan. I kept on the same Shoes since they are Dressy enough and work well with both the Colors of the Dress and the Cardi and I carried a little Briefcase-shaped, Faux Alligator Green Bag. Last but not least the same makeup would work for the office as well. Very subtle changes between both looks but it worked to make each Outfit a little bit different, no? Have you ever worn a Strapless Dress in a Bright Color to work? Of course, since this one is longer on the hemline and not very fitted, topped off with a Cardigan or Blazer, it can totally work for the work-place.
Raspberry-Red, Poplin+Organza, Tiered, A-Line, Strapless Dress: The Limited Event (very similar, best deal), (similar w/ trumpet skirt, love this), (similar, dressy, best deal).
Double-strand Necklace w/ Berry-Pink Jade Stones & Silver Rhinestones in Black Suede Strands: White House Black Market (similar, great deal), (similar, chunky, love this).
Dangly Earrings w/ Berry-Pink Jade Stones & Silver Rhinestones (match the necklace): White House Black Market (similar), (similar, great deal, love these).
Mint+Gold, Twisted, Silk Ribbon Bangle: Viggos.
Baby Pink w/ Silver Beads twisted around the Silk RibbonsBijoux & Accessories.
Royal Blue, Lime Green & Bright Orange Color-blocked Cross-body Bag: A Local Accessories Boutique (similar in royal blue, black+tan, love this), (similar in white, black+tan, best deal, love this).
Beige, Peep-Toe Wedges w/ Different Colorful Dots: Il Cammino (similar, nude, little wedges), (red polka dot option by Toms, love these).

Raspberry-Red, Poplin+Organza, Tiered, A-Line, Strapless Dress: The Limited Event (very similar, best deal), (similar w/ trumpet skirt, love this), (similar, dressy, best deal).
Teal Green, Elbow-Sleeve, Ruched Cardigan: The Limited (very similar, on sale), (similar in dark green), (similar open cardigan, great deal, love this).
Double-strand Necklace w/ Berry-Pink Jade Stones & Silver Rhinestones in Black Suede Strands: White House Black Market (similar, great deal), (similar, chunky, love this).
Mint+Gold, Twisted, Silk Ribbon Bangle: Viggos.
Baby Pink w/ Silver Beads twisted around the Silk RibbonsBijoux & Accessories.
Green, Faux Alligator, Mini Briefcase Bag: Liz Claiborne (similar, cross-body option), (similar gorgeous satchel, best deal, love this).
Beige, Peep-Toe Wedges w/ Different Colorful Dots: Il Cammino (similar, nude, little wedges), (red polka dot option by Toms, love these).


P.S. Linking up with Caitlin, Erin, Laura, Lauren, Lindsey, Maria, Niki, Paige, Rebecca, Shanna and Zaz.
Next on the blog: another Pretty, Full-Skirted, Midi Dress. =)




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36 comments:

  1. So fun to see how you styled the dress for everyday and as workwear! Love both looks but especially paired with the teal cardigan!

    Jill
    dousedinpink.blogspot.com

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  2. Hello! (quedateenminube)
    Beautiful dress!!! Also with cardigan! :))

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  3. That dress is so cute with the card, I think the two colors really go together nicely.

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  4. What a great dress! I just love how you styled it both ways ... it really helps when thinking of investing in a new piece to know it can be worn multiple ways!!
    Cheers
    Casually Chic by Monique
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  5. Such a fun, easy, and practical transition. Love the colors together.

    xo, Amy Ann
    The Real Arnolds

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  6. Love this pretty raspberry color! Great styling to make the dress work appropriate!
    OXXO
    Dawn Lucy
    http://fashionshouldbefun.blogspot.com

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  7. Great minds think alike! I wore a red sleeve less dress yesterday, and here you are in a similar color, love the fuller skirt on you, and your cute shoes! I also love that you look like you have so much fun dressing!
    from the link up
    please stop by, jess
    http://www.elegantlydressedandstylish.com

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  8. Love it Ada. I love how you wore the dress with the cardigan!!!!!!

    Agi:)

    vodkainfusedlemonade.com

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  9. I love strapless dresses in the summer & this one is so pretty!! Great colour on you too! Hope you are having a great day Ada:)
    Marta, xo
    www.sweatersstripesandsweets.com

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  10. What a gorgeous dress in a gorgeous color! I love both ways you've styled it!

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  11. So cute! Love both ways you styled it!

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  12. What a great summery dress! I love how you styled it both ways!
    xo,
    Jacqueline
    stylininstlouis.com

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  13. Adding a cardigan is the perfect way to make a strapless dress work appropriate!

    http://kacieskloset.blogspot.com/

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  14. I think this is my absolute favorite outfit. Beautiful mix of colors. I am not a super fan of the bags you chose, but this is coming from someone who carries the same black purse all the time. :) Good job!

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  15. pretty dress :)

    http://sbr-fashion-fashion.blogspot.com/

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  16. This pink is suuuuch a pretty color on you, Ada! :)

    -Ashley
    http://lestylorouge.com

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  17. I have always though that pink was your color but you are KILLING IT lady! Pink looks stunning on you!

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  18. You have such a lovely figure Ada! I like both looks on you, the fuchsia is great on your skin tone as is the bluey aqua cardi. Great combination!

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  19. I love the raspberry red color against your skin tone! The flats are amazing too! What a great pair of shoes doll! :)

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  20. The color of this dress is so fun! And it looks great with that teal cardigan!

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  21. The color of this dress is beautiful!!
    www.amemoryofus.com

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  22. Very cute Ada! You did a great job of wearing the dress both ways. It looks really nice with the turquoise cardigan and those shoes are adorable!

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  23. Aww that's so cute that your daughter loved the dress! Such a perfect way to transition from "work wear" to "mom wear"!

    Kaitlin
    www.teaandsequins.com

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  24. I like how your remixed this dress! The turquoise cardigan is perfect with it!

    Nicole
    Nicole to the Nines

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  25. Ada, thanks for the inspiration. I love your idea. I got a strapeless dress in blue but never worn it to work before. Now I could thanks to you:) Thanks for stopping by my blog earlier and have a great day. xo Sabina OceanblueStyle

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  26. Lovely dress Ada, loving the colour and the colours you mixed together :) they fit perfect..

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  27. Such a great way to make a dress work for multiple occasions! I've really enjoyed seeing the ways your remixing your closet. Have a great week, Ada!

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  28. Great dress Ada! Love the color and different ideas for mixing it up!

    Audrey
    www.audreysalutes.com

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  29. Really cute and I love the way you styled it! A great dress on you all around! Thanks for linking up this week too!

    L,
    Vicky
    Come link up at Whatcha Wearing Wednesday! themummychronicles.com

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  30. That is some smart dressing going on right there!! I love it - I'd NEVER have thought of adding something to a dressy dress to make to wearable to work. Love it!

    Thanks for linking up to #AllAboutYou xx

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  31. First the color is just POPPING and adding the cardigan for work is just brilliant. I'm all for remixing my closet it's something I'd do too. Thanks for joining #RealMomStyle - Maria xo

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  32. Beautiful strapless dress! I love how you paired it with this cute turquoise cardigan - such great colors together! Great remix, Ada.

    Jennie

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  33. I vote for your raspberry dress.

    From Jing at www.bejingxu.com

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