Happy 2015, Friends and Readers! I know I faded away a bit at the end of 2014…but between birthdays, anniversaries, Christmas, New Year’s Eve and shopping…I was swamped!
Things are slowing down just a bit now though and I’m happy to get back to my blogging world and friends!
I will tell you that in the midst of all the hectic Holiday happiness (and madness), I did ring in the New Year with quite a bang!
I had a wonderful and fabulous time at a NYE Gala held at Chateau Elan in Atlanta. The party was done in a Roaring Twenties Theme and was spectacular!
Of course…that meant I had to wear something in theme and so I picked this glam and glitzy Kate Spade Saturday dress! (Buy it here and its on SALE!) Alas…the NYE pics didn’t turn out…my usual photographer wasn’t available and after fighting with dim lighting I decided to just enjoy the evening. However, after the Holidays were over and I was forced to return to the real world, I did style down the dress and make it work/everyday friendly!
Have a party dress that you’d love to wear casually? Here are a few tips I use when styling down a party dress!
Tip #1: Transition the dress to a skirt! Add dimension by layering a blouse underneath and a cardigan or sweater on top.
Dress worn as skirt: Kate Spade Saturday Cardigan: Banana Republic
Necklace and Bag:Kate Spade NY Shoes: JCREW
Sunnies: Franco Sarto White Blouse: BCBG
Tip #2: Do the opposite! Wear a simple but complimentary skirt over the dress and voila! The dress becomes a fun top instead. If needed, add a blazer or jacket to tone down the look a little more. I’ll showcase that look in a future post!
Tip #3: Dress down with tights! Avoid sheer hose…they instantly make an outfit more dressy and dated. Tights are more casual.
Tip #4: Wear simple (but cute…always cute) shoes. Now… I know that I didn’t quite stick to that rule in these pictures…these are actually my party shoes. But…some days you must wear party shoes. And that’s ok too. But if you’re feeling a little too “over done”, dress down on the shoes and that should take the outfit from night..to day!
Interested in buying this look?!
Dress: Kate Spade Saturday
Party Shoes: J Crew
Bag: Kate Spade NY
Cardigan: Banana Republic
Necklace: Kate Spade Ipanema Necklace
White blouse: BCBG (similar at JCREW Factory)
Hope you’ve had an excellent week!!