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  • Writer's pictureLisa Taylor

One Great Dress

Hello Lovely People! Hope everyone is doing well and getting back into the groove of things! We are SO excited to be planning a few trips this summer and I have found the ONE fabulous item that you simply MUST pack in your bag for your next summer outing.

Check out this amazing Midi Dress from Amazon:

This fabulous dress is so versatile! First of all, it's ribbed so no wrinkles ladies! Easy to pack, and very easy to style this dress. I LOVE this color! AND, it's under $50!

Below I'm showing you gals how I styled this for three different looks.

For the first look, think Date Night or even a work event. Adding a blazer always elevates a day time look. This Tan Blazer is from Express and it comes in 6 different color options. The FABULOUS Cow Print Mules are from Steve Madden, a favorite cobbler of mine (seriously, I own about 30 pair of his shoes!) and they come in a set with a matching bag, or you can purchase them separately. And the Cloud Clutch is from Amazon. It's super versatile, quite roomy, and a great bag for any outfit; AND it comes in 3 colors!

For the second look I switched out the cow print for a simple pair of mules that match the dress. I added a Michael Kors Crossbody Bag to add some pattern to the look, however any crossbody bag in the same color pallet will work; and topped it off with a Jean Jacket and of course, a packable, crushable, Sun Hat, to keep it casual.

For look number 3; I am imagining cooler Italian evenings (I am imagining Italy; you may be imagining the Mexican Riviera or Paris even!) but for any locale, packing a cardigan is always a good idea. This one is from last year at Express but I've linked a few options from Amazon HERE and HERE.

Next Up; BLACK! Everyone's favorite color, right!?

Having the perfect black dress is a closet MUST HAVE in my opinion. This one is so easy to wear and has so much versatility that I have 4 looks for you, but actually can think of two additional ways to style this dress. (If you want to see those be sure to tell me and I will add those to this blog later)

For the first look, I'm showing you a super casual, running around town, being a tourist look. Of course, you'll need a fabulous hat; this one is from a favorite milliner of mine; Brixton.

I've also added a plain, Linen Shirt, tied this way or if it becomes really warm, take it off and tie it at your waist. A White Crossbody Bag will hold all your valuables, and a pair of chunky sandals like these from Amazon. ALWAYS make sure you've got a pair of Big, Black, Frames (A ZZ Top reference for you) like these that I love from Amazon.

For the second look I've taken the casual up a notch. I switched out to a Wedge Heel Black Sandal, added a Black Crossbody Bag, and topped it with that same Jean Jacket.

For the last look I added that "always elevates" Blazer (this one at a better price point than the first) and a Clear Heeled pair of low sandals. This will take you to dinner & drinks in a jiffy.

Now if you REALLY want to add a little PIZZAZZ then go grab yourself this Leopard Print Duster and throw that on for dinner! Talk about an upgrade!

I've also added a pair of Ankle Wrapped, High Heeled Black Sandals to up the Sexy factor, and broke out my vintage Dior Bag, similar to this one that I bought on the Real Real for a fraction of the cost, for some added glam. Make sure to add your arm candy to your evening looks ladies, for that WOW factor!

Okay, that's it, TWO FABULOUS DRESSES and 7 different looks! This dress has so much potential, versatility, and the ease of packing (wrinkle free!) is amazing. You're gonna need both! Seriously!

Happy Travels!



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