Wednesday, May 2, 2012

OOTD- From Day to Night

I purchased this black dress from H and M several months ago for several reasons: A.) my closet has a serious lack of black dresses especially for work or dressy occasions, B.) it had a really great shape and C.) how could I beat getting a classy looking dress for only $35? Now this dress is cleave-tastic as you can see from the first picture when I wore it out to a dance performance and that definitely wasn't going to fly in a business setting. What's a girl to do to get more wear out of a simple dress??? I added a silk shirt with some pizazz and I loved the outcome. Button-up shirts usually read boring to me, but the sheerness and pattern of this particular number, kept this shirt on the side of right. An office scandal avoided!

Have you ever transformed a dressier piece in your closet to something work appropriate? What did you do to make that happen?

Outfit Details:
Black dress- H&M (similar here, nice alternative on sale here)
Striped blouse- Equipment (available here, similar here, similar here and cute alternative with a tie here in multiple colors)
Black pumps- (similar here, similar here and real deal designer version here)
Black shield necklace- Forever 21
Tan handbag- Rebecca Minkoff "MAM" (similar here, alternative here)


  1. if definitely love both looks; great job! i have done this myself. that's the beauty of a classic can go from day to night, no problems! love the purse too btw ;-)


  2. It looks great with the stripy blouse (and the killer heels of course). I have to do this a lot, mainly because I have some tattoos to cover up for work, and so many pretty dresses have cap type sleeves. Plus it's a good way to winterise a summer dress.

  3. honeeeey! That bag in the first picture...LOVE! and I also really like the belt!


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