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Thursday, June 10, 2010

Shifting My Closet Views-Going From Night To Day

Sorry for not updating like a good blogger should!!! I didn't expect summer to be as busy as it has been and I think it may get a little crazier still! I promise to try to get back into the game and not only post more frequently but also get to my regular reading of your blogs...I promise I miss you! (Bad bad J.)

One of the things that has been taking up most of my days is a new part time job...funny how that eats away at all my free time! But I can't complain, it gets me out of the house. Since I haven't been working, that also means I haven't been replenishing my bank account and I don't really have the money to spend on a new work wardrobe. So time to get creative.

Normally, I would wear this dress for evenings out. The back has a very low drape (sorry I didn't take a pic of it,) and limits the wearing of certain under garments, really not work wear at all. But the fabric is light weight, and the muted tones of grey, silver, taupe and blue evoke a cool feeling even when the temperature is 90+ outside. But why limit it to evenings only?

Just adding the denim shirt not only covered my open back but gave the dress a much more casual day look. (This also solves the freezing air conditioning problem.) Pairing it with the lace up wedges also tones it down and is much more comfortable and appropriate for those long hours on my feet. Best of all, I can throw an extra pair of heels in my bag and after work be ready to head out for dinner or cocktails!

I'm finding that the simple denim shirt is really a good answer to changing up a lot of items in my closet. And to think I was going to donate it!

On another note, I've been playing around with the makeup again and was inspired by a look in a magazine to do a dark eye and light lip. I've not gone with black liner in I don't know how many years, I normally prefer a little more color or a neutral palette but it was worth a try...

Surprisingly, I'm ok with the dark eye and as long as it doesn't melt off my face, I'd even do it for the day. It's the ultra pale pink lip that doesn't work so much for me. Anyone have any suggestions? (Don't say a dark lip liner, I'm not going for Pamela Anderson!)
J.

18 comments:

sleepysweet said...

congrats on the new job!

AH said...

i love that dress, and it looks great with the denim shirt and the wedges! oh, and congrats on your new job!!

Melanie said...

Such a pretty dress! I've been super busy of late too--it stinks! I'm ready for a slow summer to start up...

Melanie@UnravelledThreads

erin :) said...

that dress is lovely! and it looks great on you! that's great that you have a new job! i hope you are enjoying it :)

best of luck!
erin :)

THESTREETFASHION5XPRO said...

bon ton dress+denim=very very glam
great style

Lisa Lisa Lisa said...

You look fantastic! I really love that dress and how you made it appropriate for more than evening occasions. Very nice =)

Mish Dish said...

Love the dress with the denim. xo Mish

MalibuMara said...

i love say to night looks
and congrats :)

Cafe Fashionista said...

Ah, yayay J! Congratulations on the new job! I adore looks that are easy to transform from daytime to evening - this one is phenom! Loving that denim jacket!

Hmmm...what about a coral/pale red lip in place of the pink lip? I love pink lips, but they can sometimes look retro/80s. A coral hue is just a bit darker, but modernizes a look. Just a thought. Then again, I don't know much about this...I still live in lip gloss land!! :P

Audrey Allure said...

Love that dress, it's stunning! And such a fun print :)

Fashion Butter said...

I LOVE that dress! Can't go wrong with a great print.

Devina said...

Beautiful dress... Your outfit is so CHIC!!

vint junky said...

You really suit the make-up hon, and i love the dress with the casual sneaks and jacket


xxx

Vintage and Cake said...

congrat's !!!!! oh I love the boot wedges, just amazing !!!! Hope you are well xx

Pearl Westwood said...

Thats a gorg print, you dressed it casually perfectly, love those shoes!

Constance said...

Lovely dress!
x

gleenn said...

wow girl, you're looking very sexy. This dress suits you well exposes your assests. The first photo is entirely terrific. :)

Fé... said...

I'm loving the dress. It's gorgeous. I heart the color blue, and I think it's great for night and day. And the abstract pattern is beautiful as well :) Have a lovely day!