I bought this striped maxi dress a few years ago- but I rarely wear it, because I don’t love the way it looks on my curvy body! But, it’s going to be a hot day today, so I thought I’d see if I could make some small changes to the way it looks.
I decided to tie a white tank over the dress. This breaks up the stripes while creating the illusion of a skirt and top. Without the tank the dress is unflattering, all those stripes across my tummy area are not doing me any favors. But by tying the tank- I have created a waist, and broken up all the stripes. Adding the long necklace also helps break up the solid tank. By also tying the bottom of the dress, I have a cohesive look that is super relaxed, easy and fun to wear! Enjoy your day!
I swear, almost every style gal that I follow owns some sort of blue and white striped dress. I’ve seen this look everywhere, and today I’m showing mine! This is just such a classic and easy to wear piece!
As you can see in my before photo- this dress clings a bit to my curvy hips- so tying the jacket around my waist breaks up the curves, and adds a very casual vibe to the look. The white tennis shoes are a good option if you aren’t quite ready to break out the sandals yet.
Normally, I don’t suggest you go out any buy anything (unlike many other blogs, I’m not trying to sell you clothes), but in this case- I would suggest buying a blue and white dress. Here are some cute ones that I found!
Mine is from the Gap (hence all the Gap links), but it is several years old. My shoes are Superga, and my jacket is from Target.
I hope it’s nice and sunny where you live today. We are supposed to have a high of 69 degrees. Woot hoot! Maybe I can work on tanning my pale legs!!
ps- be sure to check out my page Month in Review. It shows all the outfits I wore for the entire month of March. Kind of fun to see them all at a glance.
pss- also you can always catch me on Instagram @everydaymomstyle2019
My before look in today’s outfit is something I actually wore a few months ago. It was such a comfy outfit, and I thought it was cute at the time. Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE my joggers, but now looking at the photo I realize that the bulky sweater needs a slimmer bottom to balance everything out.
I love this sweater for both the color and the texture. I’m not sure if you can tell from the photos, but it’s a soft lavender color, which is something I never wear! Paired with my ripped skinny jeans and cute slip on tennis shoes and I am ready to go run some errands today. My sister gave this purse to me years ago, but I thought it would be fun to show with my outfit. Do you change out your purse everyday? I never used to, but now that I’m trying to be more stylish, I am making more of an effort with purses and jewelry!
I don’t know where you live, but here in the Pacific Northwest it’s cold outside… nothing like what you Midwesterners or Eastcoasters are dealing with, but still- to me, it’s cold and I like nothing more than being comfy and warm!
Take my outfit above- it’s simple, just a pair of grey jeans and a very soft and cozy sweater. In the before look I have left the sweater untucked and am wearing my Uggs (which are about the coziest shoe you can own), but honestly- they aren’t the cutest! In my ‘after’ photo I have simply done the little half tuck thing with the sweater and changed my shoes to Converse tennis shoes. They are super comfy- and less bulky looking. All in all- a very easy and basic outfit- but warm!
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You may have noticed this about me- but in case you haven’t, I’ll state the obvious. I love neutrals! I feel very comfortable in neutrals- and especially love wearing clothes in the same color family. The only problem is that it can be really plain and boring- as seen on the right!
In my ‘after’ look, I replaced the tan t shirt with a cable knit sweater. The cable knit adds a subtle pattern, and the denim shirt underneath is a nice contrast. I especially like the tails hanging out below the sweater (breaks up the solid cream) and the sleeves rolled up (another place to add a bit of color). As for my feet- I chose my loafers.
Now I have a comfy, warm and cute outfit- too bad I’m just heading back to lay on my couch! LOL!
Here is another old photo I found- I looked back through old posts and couldn’t find it, so I wonder if I took the picture and never used it?
I bought these white cropped skinny jeans at J Crew a while ago. Lots of people are afraid to wear white after Labor Day- but personally, I love it! From everything I have read, that is an old, outdated rule that you do not have to follow!
White jeans are easy to wear because they go with anything- but I really love pairing them with neutrals.
In this picture I chose a brown tank and this cute cropped trench coat. To tie it all together I wore a Tiger’s eye necklace (from Forever 21- great place for cheap trendy jewelry) and my favorite leopard belt (from Target).
Hello Friends! I’m having a little procedure today on my back*- so I’m not able to show you what I am wearing (besides, hospital gowns are so last year!).
Instead I decided to show my favorite dress worn 10 different ways. Looking back through some old pictures really showed me how versatile this dress is! If you think about it in terms of cost per wear- this dress cost around $150 (I think- I bought it so long ago I honestly can’t remember). If I’ve worn it 10 times- then my cost per wear is only $15. What a bargain!
*If you were wondering…I am having an epidural to block the pain in my back.