Thursday, March 17, 2016

What I am Wearing - Striped Dress 3 Ways

Our weather was 70 degrees this past weekend, so I decided to pull out one of my favorite dresses I purchased from Old Navy last season and show how it can be transitioned into spring.   I love being able to extend the wear of summer dresses by adding jackets, cardigans, or leggings.   This dress is very comfortable as it is made of a stretchy, cotton fabric and the A-line cut is flattering on all body types.  The navy and white stripe pattern is very versatile and can be paired with a variety of colors.

For the first look, I added a denim jacket (mine is from Gap) and red heels with a cute bow detail.  I accessorized with a red bead necklace, multi-strand bracelet, and Vince Camuto bag (thrifted from Goodwill).

Old Navy Dress with Gap denim jacket

I love the criss-cross straps on the back of the dress, as it keeps the straps from sliding off my shoulders.  The dress also has an elastic panel to ensure a snug fit.

Back of Dress

For the second look, I layered a 3/4 length sleeve, navy sweater over the dress and added pops of yellow with accessories and patent leather Banana Republic flats from TJ Maxx. 


I added a cute Owl tassel necklace and Nine West cross-body bag with yellow accents to contrast with the white and navy.

Nine West Cross-body bag
For the third look, I paired it with a bright salmon, cargo-style jacket and cowboy boots with matching lace boot cuffs from White Plum.


 I accented the look with a bright layered necklace (clearance from Kohl's)





Which look is your favorite?

24 comments:

  1. I love the first one! I love stripes oh so much! <3

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    1. I do too! And I love Navy and white because it goes with everything!

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  2. Great ideas. It's still gloves weather in the UK so we're not ready for transitioning yet.

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    1. Thanks, Anna! I Hope it turns warmer soon enough!

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  3. The dress is absolutely gorgeous & I love the way you came with for styling it, lovely. So nice!
    Wish we had your weather now :)
    You look beautiful, Mary!
    Have a great weekend, sweetheart.
    xox Nadia
    http://www.mielandmint.com/

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    1. Thank you Nadia! Our weather is cold and rainy today...I guess that is spring for ya! Hope you have a great weekend too!

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  4. That dress is so versatile! Love all three of the looks! My favorite is the first one with the denim jacket! Hope you are enjoying the weekend!

    Jill
    Doused In Pink

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    1. Thank you, Jill! I love putting a denim jacket with anything!

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  5. I like the Nine West bag for sure! Love the pop of yellow!

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    1. I love Nine West bags and this crossbody is my favorite one!

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  6. Three really great looks, and I am really loving the first one! So funny because I am wearing a similar look on the blog today, except it is a bit more casual. I really like the cut and back detailing of your dress.

    Jennie - A Pocketful of Polka Dots

    Come join me each week for the Fabulous Friday Link-Up!

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    1. Jennie-I saw that look today! I think we have very similar taste! The back detail definitely makes the dress for me!

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  7. I love both!! The back of the dress is so fun. I love your accessories and especially the yellow accented necklace. Great style!

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    1. Thank you so much! I love fun details on dresses and tops!

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  8. I love how you paired a T over the dress...so smart. Also, great accessories!

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    1. I like to try new things to get more use out of my pieces! Thank you for visiting and commenting!

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  9. Such cute looks with your striped dress. Love the cowboy boots! Thanks so much for linking up with Style Perspectives this week!

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    1. Thank you for visiting and commenting. I do not wear my cowboy boots very often, but I thought it would be a fun look!

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  10. Hubba, hubba, hot tamale! Thanks for linking up with us at TBB. Love all three looks - genius to put a tee over the dress! But my fav is with the denim jacket because you can easily slip it off to share the sassy back of that dress.

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    1. Thank you so much! I love adding my denim jacket to pretty much any outfit!

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  11. Great looks! A denim jacket is is the perfect topper for spring.

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  12. I love the back of the dress! Great look

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    1. Thank you! It was one of the reasons I bought it!

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