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Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Dressing down dressing up

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Dress: Target, Blazer: NY and Co., Shoes: Rocketdog, Belt and tank: F21, Necklace: Gift


Do you ever go shopping and come across this amazing deal on something you may or may not ever wear but the price is just wayyy too good to pass up? So that happened to me with this dress like years ago. I found it in Target for all of about $7 and the little precious was just practically begging to come home with me. I am butter in the hands of begging dresses. And I thought she would be perfect for a wedding. Well, several seasons of weddings have passed and not yet has this little dress been worn. So this morning as I hit the what-to-wear-to-work slump, I pulled her out of my closet and decided I would dress her as a professional and wear her to the office. And she was very happy with this idea.


So there you have it. Dressing down your fancy to wear as your everyday. And it would totally transition from work to a fancy dinner out just perfectly. {hint hint}


Love,


Ramsey

32 comments:

Abby said...

so cute! I love it!!

Nav said...

Being a working girl myself, I love clothes that are easy transistion from daytime to night events. I love your look, I have said it once and will say it again you have amazing personality and it really shows in your photos!

xo Nav
http://navlandstyle.blogspot.com/

Stephanie and Such said...

1. I love Target!
2. Love this classy little number! SOOO CUTE!

xoxo
Stephanie&Such

Mel said...

That happens to me all the time!
This dress is lovely! And what a great deal. It looks expensive.

You look gorgeous as usual!

Alexis Kaye said...

I love this outfit! Seriously, one of my favorites :) You rock!

Amy Z. said...

Adorable! Hmm..I wonder if dressing down would work with old prom dresses too..kidding. haha

Fashionography. said...

That happens to me all the time, being unable to pass up a good deal :) you styled it amazingly here.

Jenae @ Wildflower said...

What a cute Idea! Love the look!

Nicole said...

Great dress and I love how you paired it with the blazer and belt! Fabulous :)

Aubsent From Texas said...

I am so a fan of wearing things you love regardless of the occassion. Dress up your tshirts, dress down your formal wear. Clothes are so fun :)

Aubsent From Texas said...

btw your $7 dress looks like she is ready to do some business :) Good for her!

CessOviedo said...

That dress was definitely something you couldn't pass on, that would've been a mistake, it's timelessly chic!

Cess O. <3 The Outfit Diaries

Rissy said...

you look fantastic and so professional in this!

I am guilty of buying things that are on sale and having no idea what to wear with them or where to wear them...

Go figure that is how I came upon one of my favorite clothing pieces ever.

CarissaExplainsItAll

Cait said...

omg the dress is from TARGET?! i adore! the entire outfit looks stunning as usual :) xo

Lili said...

It looks great and much more expensive than what it actually cost :-) Oh I do that a lot, too, I just take something home because it's so pretty and cheap and than it sits in my closet for years. And then, one day, its big day has arrived and it turns into my new favorite. Weird, huh? ^^

Relatable Style

Steffys Pros and Cons said...

i like the dress how you wore it, it looks good dressed down! the silkyness of it is great!

<3 steffy
Steffys Pros and Cons

Jenni Austria Germany said...

oh i do that all the time.

loving your cute outfits and awesome hair!

A Tablespoon Of Life said...

No way that dress is from Target! and just $7!! what an amazing deal!! Love LOVE! how the blazer adds just the right amount of classy/casual to this great dress! :)

Griffin and Gretchen said...

Sophisticated woman!!! Cute!

Stefanie D. said...

Love that dress!

Leah said...

The dress looks so great styled for work! Love it with this belted blazer. Regardless, I think you could pull off ANY look!!

Rylie Craft said...

I just found your blog. Oh my gosh I LOVE it. So cute. :)
New reader!!

-Rylie from www.rylierenee.com

Nikki said...

haha, you little miss subtile ^^ you look lovely :) this dress was definitely a steal! x

M. said...

haha hopefully dusty picks up on that little hint girl, cuz you look gorgeous!

Dawniebee12 said...

Oh my gosh. I am such a sucker for Target deals even if I might never wear something! Ha! I am glad you finally found a chance to wear your $7 deal! Loved your interview on Jeane's blog. That jumpsuit rocks! I'm a new follower! I hope you can stop by my beauty/fashion blog to say hello! "See" you soon! www.atfirstblushbeauty.com

Pineapple said...

My Stars! I am in love with this look. Maybe it's the incredible dress - yes, I think it is. Great! Beautiful!

Love.

Saidah said...

Brilliant. You're such a smartypants. College is doing you good. hahaha.

Have you ever noticed that things at Target "beg" particularly well? I think it's a marketing ploy...

lauren said...

Love the outfit! And I love your blog! I'm proud to be your 712th follower :) I hope you'll check out my blog and follow me too!
xoxo Lauren
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Cassi said...

I LOVE that you paired it with that blazer. You make me miss having a NY & Co. close by. When I moved from the East to West, I had major withdrawal. I've not found one out here yet!

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Alessandra said...

What a perfect look on you, Ramsey! You look lovely.

Rolled Up Pretty and Cut Off Thoughts said...

I just found your blog today, I LOVE this dress! I just found a guest post that you did on shopping in your own closet and it is SO dang true! When I have something to go to, why don't I just look in my closet for a new outfit rather than feeling like I have to go buy something? You're awesome, I am going to follow you blog, I am excited to read your posts... you are so cute! I just started my blog too about a month ago if you want to check it out http://rolledupprettyandcutoffthoughts.blogspot.com/ Have a great day!