The Easiest Dress To Re-Style

The Easiest Dress To Re-Style

Versatility: The Easiest Dress To Re-Style

My Two Favorite Blairs

Feeling very much like Blair in this outfit. Which Blair you might ask? Well, two of them actually, & both are fashion icons. The first being Blair Waldorf from one of the best shows ever, Gossip Girl. Her feminine, preppy style is nodded to in this look along with her go-to accessory: the headband. I had to shoot this look on steps because what queen of the upper east side doesn’t each lunch on the steps of the Met everyday?

The other beautiful Blair I’m referencing in this post is Blair Eadie, fellow blogger, designer, & creator of Atlantic-Pacific. She is one of the most fearless fashionistas I know. Her outfits are a work of art. & a source of endless inspiration. I’m drawn to her bold color mixing, her dramatic silhouettes, & her love of cat eye sunglasses (a favorite of mine as well). She always seems to make even her most flashy outfits look casual & totally wearable, somehow. One of the ways she does this is by pairing her looks with oxfords which is why I’ve done just that here. Such a fun & comfortable way to mix up a look & dress it down a bit.


Versatility: The Easiest Dress To Re-Style
Versatility: The Easiest Dress To Re-Style

The Best Dress To Invest In

This fun outfit inspired by the Blairs features my jacquard midi dress (seen here & here) from Chicwish. Let me tell you a little secret…a dress like this is the very best dress to invest in solely based on how versatile it is. As I continue to curate my wardrobe, I find that a classic sleeveless, crew neck dress is beyond valuable. It’s the perfect piece for both layering under & over. I’m loving layering different fun tops underneath, particularly ones with statement sleeves, high necks, & pussy bows (like the one I’m wearing). A silhouette like this also works perfectly with a belt added around the waist. Mrs. Maisel has given me major belt envy. (If you have not watched that show, you are missing out!) But honestly, next time you’re shopping & you see a dress with this shape, snatch it up! You’ll wear it, & re-style it constantly!

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Time To Accessorize!

No look is ever complete without the proper accessories. These super sweet heart earrings are under $5 & make quite the statement. They would also be perfect for Valentine’s Day which is right around the corner. Another key piece to this look, which was mentioned before, is my burgundy headband. I’m so into this trend that’s making a comeback at the moment. A headband has a way of completing any outfit. (See some headband inspo here & here) To finish off my look, I added a super affordable pair of cat eye sunglasses, & a floral embroidered crossbody bag.


Versatility: The Easiest Dress To Re-Style


Versatility: The Easiest Dress To Re-Style
Versatility: The Easiest Dress To Re-Style

What are your thoughts on this Blair inspired look? Do you like these “inspired” looks? Leave your thoughts & comments below! xx


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Rainy Day Ruffles

Rainy Day Ruffles

Rainy Day Ruffles
Rainy Day Ruffles
Rainy Day Ruffles

R e – t h i n k i n g

T h o s e   R a i n y   D a y

B l u e s

It’s been raining quite a bit here in Richmond, like a lot. Instead of getting those rainy day blues & feeling uninspired by my outfits, I’ve been challenging myself to dress the way I feel regardless of all the dark clouds in the sky. Even if the rain makes me a little sleepy, I’ve found that dressing the way I want to feel often changes my outlook for the day. It even boosts my mood & my confidence for whatever the day brings. I mean, how could you not smile when wearing rainy day ruffles?!


Rainy Day Ruffles
Rainy Day Ruffles

O u t f i t   D e t a i l s

Feminine Ruffled Dress from Chicwish, Silver Oxfords (old, similar here), Burgundy Cardigan, Earrings from Nest (similar here)


Rainy Day Ruffles
Rainy Day Ruffles
Rainy Day Ruffles
Rainy Day Ruffles
Rainy Day Ruffles
Rainy Day Ruffles
Rainy Day Ruffles

W h y   T h i s  

C o m b o

This dress is so gorgeous. As I’ve said before, Chicwish is an incredible brand that produces very unique & detailed pieces at a very affordable price. I fell in love with this dress the moment I saw it & originally pictured myself wearing it for a more fancy occasion than a regular rainy day. The other day I just decided to put it on because of how happy I felt wearing it & decided I wanted to just keep wearing it the rest of the day. I love the challenge of trying to dress up & dress down pieces in my wardrobe, but this was one of my favorites.

Since it was rainy outside, I knew I had to wear leather shoes as opposed to suede shoes. I honestly haven’t worn these silver oxfords in quite some time, but I absolutely love how they look with this ruffled dress. In an effort to keep this look a little bit more casual, I paired it with my burgundy cardigan that has been a staple in my wardrobe for close to 10 years now. I love the navy & the burgundy together & I think the mixture of the two textures just works. 


Rainy Day Ruffles
Rainy Day Ruffles

What do you do to kick those rainy day blues? What do you think about this somewhat “extra” dress dressed down? Let me know in the comments below. x


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