Summer of Dresses 2010


  Remember this dress from my last post?  Here are a few ways to style a casual cotton dress – from the casual office to the casual date night – with items from J.Crew’s summer collection. If you work in an office that is casual, consider the smart casual approach, which will help you maintain the casual feel with a sharper finish Bring simple, casual neutral pieces together to neutralize and complement the...

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Oh the promise in this subject line.  Who doesn’t want to simplify?  So I clicked.  And then I had a few thoughts which became opinions, which are now ready to share with you. Introducing my (unpaid, unsolicited, un-everything) review of J.Crew’s Rumi, with their headline “Remarkable Rumi.” As with many things, there are pros and cons and this dress is no different. In general, I agree this is a great dress for...

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During Sunday’s #stylechat on Twitter, @k_nikki asked about dresses.  She wanted to know how to wear them for work. To help demonstrate, I thought I’d compare and contrast the same dress used for several different occasions using virtual fitting rooms. The casual, basic looks from left to right above are H&M Fashion Studio, Boden Outfit Maker and My Virtual Model. H&M – The Abstract Print Dress This virtual...

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I recently joined Toastmasters to practice and improve my speaking skills. This morning, I gave my second speech as a member and wanted to make sure that I could hold my own at the front of the room. In general, I am happy with how this skirted outfit came together.  A few potential improvements noted below: Skirt – Ann Taylor LOFT petites, sateen cotton, lined.  I never dreamed I would like this type of print – it reminds...

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Tights and stripes are the theme for today.  That, and an unbuttoned cardigan (I wonder how long it was like that…?). Sweater:  Ann Taylor LOFT petites.  Love the green color and the pretty bib around the neck. Striped shirt: Ralph Lauren from Macy’s petites.  Bought it on clearance this spring and love it because it goes with everything for casual days. Pencil skirt: Ann Taylor LOFT petites.  Just arrived yesterday. ...

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This post started out when I spotted the dress in the middle.  It’s a simple, classic sheath with a cute detail around the neck. It got me thinking how to sass up this beautiful classic dress…which led me to the idea that one accessory can add a lot of BAM! Starting from the left, everything pictured is from Target: PETITE: I picked this simple wrap dress ($24.99) in teal because, well, it was one of the few dresses in the...

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