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.
Royal Blue, Silk-Blend, Sleeveless, A-Line Dress: H&M (very similar by INC, love this), (fun sheath mini option, on sale, my favorite), (blue floral option, great deal, love this), (similar dressy+retro option by Betsey Johnson, best deal).
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.
Pastel Coral+Gold Tone Cocktail Ring: A Local Beach Attire Boutique (New) (similar in coral+gold, best deal), (very similar by Kenneth Jay Lane, on sale), (stunning option in square by French Connection, great deal, love this).
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).
Blush, Tiered, Leather Cross-body Bag: Candie's (Kohl's) (similar gorgeous quilted option by Betsey Johnson, best deal, my favorite), (similar w/ big bow by Sam & Libby, great deal, love this), (elegant blush leather option by MK, Splurge).
Electric Blue, Jelly Sandals w/ Neon Circle Decorations: Simple Shoes (similar by MK. on sale, my favorite), (similar by Guess w/ little bows, great deal), (similar by Old Navy, best deal, love these), (similar gorgeous option, Splurge).
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.
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