Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Dressing Down a Little Blue Dress and Link-Up.

Today I am co-hosting with the Lovely and Stylish LAURA from I Do deClaire. If you have never joined her "Confident Twosday" Link-up before, welcome today for the first time. As far as my outfit today, I first shared this outfit over at Rachel's Blog when I guest posted for her a little over two weeks ago. I do love this Outfit though so I had to share it with my own readers, also. Last Summer, I wanted to (badly) add a Cobalt or Royal Blue Fit+Flare Sleeveless Dress to my wardrobe. Truthfully, I would have preferred a ponte one since the material I feel can be season-less, but I loved the zipper detail on this one and how it fit me. Plus the price was right, so I pulled the trigger lol. I am glad I did. This was one of the very few dresses I packed on my recent flight to the States also, so clearly I love it.
This Silky Dress is a little more suited for a date night, a shower or a fun Summer cocktail party with the nice zipper-front detail. But adding Little Jelly Sandals to it and some Casual Everyday Colorful Bracelets, I certainly dressed it down. I did keep it a little fancy and girly still by adding two Cocktail Rings (though they are not fancy/evening out kind), Red Lipstick and a Neon Statement Necklace. Like in a lot of my posts, Vivian today is coordinating with mommy. She is also wearing a Blue Dress. Hers is Navy with Polka Dots. She - like Mommy - owns a lot of dresses. =) So, how would you dress down a Fancy Dress or a Silky Dress? Linked below I found many similar pretty options like my dress.

Multi-Colored, Neon, Cluster, Statement Necklace: A Local Accessories Boutique (gorgeous option by Bauble Bar, my favorite), (fun bib option, best deal, love this), (fun cluster option).
Stretchy Beaded Bracelet w/ Silver+Royal Blue Crystals: Random Street Vendor (similar by Nine West, best deal, love this), (multi-stranded option by WHBM, great deal, my favorite), (similar gorgeous option, Splurge).
Hunter Green Stretchy Beaded Bracelet: Forever 21.
Silver-Tone Tiny Cuff w/ 1 Floaty Coral Beads: Street Vendor.
Light Coral+Pave Abstract-Shaped Ring: A Local Boutique (New).
Black Floral, Wayfarer Sunglasses: Random Street Vendor for 2$! (New) (similar Wayfarer, best deal), (retro option by Chic Nova, love these), (similar Wayfarer in pink floral, love these).

Vivian's Outfit:
Navy Polka Dot Dress w/ Monkeys: Carter's.
Hot Pink Mary Jane, Perforated Shoes: Gifted.

To show you how versatile this Royal Blue Fit+Flare Dress really is, here is how I have dressed it up my, for a Dinner Date. I tell you, this Dress can be worn for multiple occasions and places.

P.S. Also linking up with Allison, Brooke with EricaDallas Style, Danielle, Elena, 

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