LBD Four Ways with What the Frock
Hello, Glitter and Ganachers! When Tabitha asked me to guest post while she was in Japan, I was honored and excited. And jealous – I want to go to Japan!
A bit about me: I’m Dana, and I blog over at What the Frock?, a fashion and shopping blog for fashionistas on a budget. A few months ago, I put myself on a self-imposed shopping ban, and it’s recently been lifted, since I reached my savings goal. But, that doesn’t mean that I’m allowed to go on a huge shopping spree (although holy COW do I want to!) – instead, I’m going to make a handful of smart, frugal purchases to get me through spring and summer, and rely on some old standbys as well.
One of the few purchases I’ve made since lifting the shopping ban is this simple, basic and cheap dress from Target. It’s out of stock online, but I’ve seen in in two different stores this week. It’s lightweight and stretchy, it’s comfy and flattering, and it was only $20!
I’m probably going to be living in this dress for the next few months, so I decided to dress it up a few different ways, to make sure I get my money’s worth. This is something that one can do with almost any simple LBD. Check it out:
Outfit #1 - Slumming It
This is something I’d wear on a hot summer weekend, when it’s just too hot to put on pants, when I’m running errands but still want to look presentable.
Outfit #2 – The Office
I normally can wear whatever I like to the office, but when a client comes in, I need to be a bit more dressed up. This outfit is professional and stylish without being stuffy.
Cardigan: Piperlime (similar) // Shoes: Missoni for Target (similar) // Necklace: Vintage (similar) //
Bag: Anthropologie (similar)
Outfit #3 – Brunch
I’d wear this to a fancy brunch or even an afternoon wedding. It’s a bit more costume-y than what I usually wear, but I’ve really been craving bright accessories lately. The dress is so lightweight that it easily tucks into a skirt with some volume.
Skirt: The Limited // Shoes: c/o Michael Antonio (available here) // Clutch: Anthropologie (similar) // Bracelet: c/o Bauble Bar (similar) // Necklace: Lala Design Studio // Scarf: Vintage (similar)
Outfit #4 – Night Out
If I ever went anywhere at night where I had to look fancy, I’d pair the dress with some sparkly, chic evening accessories.
Shoes: Topshop (similar) // Clutch: Free People (similar) // Necklace: BHLDN (similar) // Bracelets: Ruche, Madewell, H&M (similar)
And that’s that – I got my money’s worth!
Do you have a versatile LBD in your closet? What are your other favorite versatile pieces?
Yes Dana, I think you got your money’s worth! Thank you so much for sharing these awesome, awesome, awesome combos with us! I’m especially loving those pink sandals (I’m on a pink kick lately) and that polka dot purse (I’m always on a polka dot kick!) And I have a confession to make: I don’t own a LBD. Not one. Eek. Maybe next time you’re in LA we’ll have to work on that? Off to do a little shopping of my own here in Tokyo now! Mata ne!
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