Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Fancy Schmancy

I have a serious love hate relationship with getting dressed up. Half of me loves dressing up for special occasions-- looking all fancy-schmancy; but the other half of me is just a lazy-bum who loves to be comfortable. Plus dressing formally generally means sticking out like a sore thumb here in the sunshine state, where everyone always looks like they're on a beach vacation. This split-style-personality causes me to search for pieces that I can wear to formal occasions and double as casual wear.

I saw this dress on the Free People website and fell in love, the lace is so feminine and romantic. At first glance I would immediately think to pair it will some stilettos for a great date night look; but the more practical side of me decided to throw on a denim jacket and sandals. Styling this dress more casually made it perfect for Saturday afternoon lunch and shopping. 

Dress: Free People 
Jacket: American Eagle (similar)
Necklace: Forever21 (similar)
Bag: Steve Madden 
Sandals: Steve Madden - on sale!

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  1. That dress is so pretty on you!! I can definitely see it with heels too. I struggle with dressing up too, if I do it too much it isn't fun anymore.

    Kristina does the Internets

  2. I definitely wouldn't have thought to pair that dress with a jean jacket, but I like it!!


  3. This. Dress. Obsessed. Looks like something straight out of The Great Gatsby, and you look stunning!

  4. The denim jacket was the perfect piece to make the look more casual. Cute!


  5. Lovely casual combo! Visiting via the Keeping It Casual linkup :)

  6. I love the dress and I understand, I was the same way until recently I decided to start dressing up more, but not too fancy.


  7. That dress is so pretty! I like how you dressed it down :)


  8. Beautiful Dress <3


    xoxo MACA

  9. This is a perfect dress for dressing up or down...and I love that you thought outside of the box and added a denim jacket to the mix!

  10. That dress though! Just lovely. Yeah, you can totally dress it up or down. Great find.