8.29.2012

No Thinking Required





Dress (Taylor find at Marshalls); Shoes (Ellen Tracy find at Marshalls); Bag (Naturalizer);
Earrings (Gift); Watch (Fossil);
Dave Haas Photography

When I was in high school, I used to lay out my clothes the day before (did anyone else do this?)... And while I don't technically still lay out my outfits, I usually have an idea of what I want to wear the next day.  I really try to avoid the dreaded morning routine of staring at my closet with glazed eyes and the clock tick tocking away.  On the inevitable mornings when I'm outfit clueless and need to be at work in the next 20 minutes - there is one go-to look that requires literally no thinking. Put on a dress and simply add shoes and an accessory, and you are guaranteed to look pulled together.  A dress really is a girl's best friend (please don't tell Rex I said that)!

73 comments:

still being [molly] said...

wow heather you look gorgeous! no wonder that dress is your best friend (our secret) it is so flattering on you!

Joy Shana said...

You look stunning, love the dress
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Ilda said...

you look amazing ,follow you hope you can follow me :D

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Dana said...

Love the shoes and the bag! Great thinking! :)

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XOXO Dana

Daniella said...

Hehe yes I agree with you sweetie! Nothing comes easier then styling a dress and anything to avoid that dreaded staring into your wardrobe full of clothes and yet nothing wear, right?! You look beautiful and so chic in that navy dress, the accessories are perfect! :)

Take care, Daniella xox

Mutzii said...

Love the dress! You look sooo classy! ;D

xx
Mutzii
www.dressupmutzii.blogspot.com

Bravoe Runway said...

Heather, I totally agree! I do the same thing, when I am running short on time and have to get to work, I usually just throw on a dress and head out the door. I love the pleats on the neckline of your dress!

Nelle Creations said...

You look very classy, with the dress and the bun! I like it.

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Chris Ed said...

Your look is so chic!I`m in love with your bag! your dress is so pretty and your hair style is perfect for this outfit:)
xx chris

the Queen City Style said...

Heather, you look absolutely gorgeous here, especially in that first picture. The dress is perfect! I am big into navy over black these days too... the same effect but something a little new and different. Oh, and I did lay my clothes out the night before in HS :)... I wonder how many fashion bloggers did NOT do this?! :)

Sandy a la Mode said...

i WISH i had the time and energy to lay out clothes the night before. i always run late to work in the morning b/c i am trying to figure out what to wear hah! you look soo pretty in that dress!

xo,
Sandy
Sandy a la Mode

My Vintage Curves said...

what about your hairdo? It's amazing on you!

Sarah Stright said...

I really love that dress! It's a great color and the shape is so easy. Looks really comfy too!

jess said...

I love the detail around the shoulder.

Amy Shaughnessy said...

LOVE this dress on you! You look so pretty.

Amy


Fashion and Beauty Finds

Maria DaintyandDecadent said...

I need to be more like you. I hate mornings because I never know what to wear :-/ I end up staring at my closet for like 20 minutes before anything occurs to me. I love your wedges!

Maria
Dainty and Decadent

Alissa said...

Sometimes I really do have to actually lay out my outfit the night before because sometimes I just have no energy and lack creativity so doing it the night before helps me.

Laura said...

That dress is so perfect on you! I totally agree that dresses are the way to go for easy, brainless dressing :) And I still do lay out my clothes sometimes, especially if I know I'm going to be really busy/rushed in the morning - it really does help streamline the routine!

danielle p. said...

that dress is beautiful! such a lovely color on you! xx

Bethie The Boo said...

Yes! I laid my clothes out every night before school! I don't do that anymore and I keep thinking I should!

Your dress and bag are fabulous!

Fashion babel said...

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TheTinyHeart said...

I picked out of my clothes at night before school and I STILL do that now for work! My brain does not function well at 7 am. I love an easy, no-brainer dress!

-Sharon
The Tiny Heart
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Zoé said...

Beautifully cut dress - very simple and easy chic. A good go-to dress for all occasions. :)

Rachel Lynne said...

You look drop dead gorgeous! This dress is perfect, perfect for you! :) LOL and I won't tell Rex! Next Thursday (Sept. 6) works well for me! :) I can't wait to meet lil Rex! :)

xoxo,
Rachel

Elana said...

I think we all know that feeling of staring blankly at our closets for 20 minutes in the morning all too well. Dresses really are a girl's best friend (especially this one), you just can't go wrong with it!

Milana - FashionStyleAdvice said...

So elegant and pretty! Love your blog!

The Jones said...

Elegant as ever, my dear :)

<3 Cambria
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Mrs C ♥ said...

I so agree. And this dress is fabulous! Lovely color on you.

Krystal said...

so very true!

Go For The Glam said...

Dress looks amazing on you! Thats a must in everyones closet!

go for the glam

Eliza said...

you look so chic and that dress is just lovely. You def rocked this look!

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Shea Sayers said...

I always laid out my outfits the night before too...and one year I even wrote them all down (guess I was destined to be a fashion blogger and keep track of my outfits, ha). Anyway, I love that dress. It has such pretty details, you really don't need anything else!

Chahrazad said...

I really love how you did your hair.
And yes, I also.. Noww haha lay out my clothes.
Because I don't have much time in the morning, and to choose your outfit, it takes a lot of time. And ps: love your outfit. Especially your dres..

x
www.cherryfactor.blogspot.com

Lily Marek said...

simple and chic!

Rocker Chic said...

Wow you look gorgeous I am loving the color on you and you styled this perfectly.

p.s. I use to pick out my clothes the night before school also :)not so much now lol!!

Happy Wednesday Pretty Girl!!

Cat Arenzana said...

Yes, dresses are so easy to style when you're short on time. That dress is amazing on you. Perfect color!

Emily grapes said...

I have to say I was laughing at your 'staring in your closet w/glazed eyes' cause that's JUST what I do!

I used to figure out the night before what I'd wear to work, but stopped and now designate the 2 minute teeth brushing time to stare at the hanging clothes, only to still not know what I'm wearing. haha I haven't fully embraced dresses just yet. Still a bit timid.

Love love this dress on you!
Emily at Amazing Grapes

Ashley said...

Oh, I am so the same. When I don't have anything planned, I always go for the black with colorful accessories!

Cravingforbarneys said...

I've just discovered your blog and love it! You are so beautiful and stylish!

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Katie- Hems for Her said...

I totally still lay out my outfit every night before I go to bed ( and Sean's too!). I guess I never grew out of it!

Heather, this dress is beautiful- the color is great on you and I love the details at the top!

Meganne said...

Love th gorgous detail on the collar!
Material Fixations

rlutz said...

Dresses are my go to easy morning outfit too!! That dress is fabulous, the color and neckline detailing!!

Chioma said...

love that dress and that collar seals the deal!

Chioma
C’s Evolution of Style

Mary Jo at TrustYourStyle said...

Love the navy!

xo Mary Jo

rxforfashion said...

First of all, how cute is the header!
I love your hair! you should do a tutorial!

xoxo
Ty Azarov
www.prescriptionforfashion.com

becks said...

so pretty! love that dress xo

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newpetite said...

I love the first picture! You look beautiful and thats a lovely dress!

Kelly Jaspers said...

You look great:)

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XOXO
Kelly

Miss Top Ten Image said...

Very chic and feminine. I like your bun!! ;-)
xoxo
Patricia

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Porcelain complexion said...

I used to do that too, and yes I still plan what I'm wearing the night before, I'm not a morning person at the best of times!

That is such an incredible dress!!! I love the colour on you & the asymetric neckline detail is such a nice feature. It looks very chic with your hair up like that xo

Rebecca said...

PERFECT look Heather......that dress is so gorge that it is a no-brainer!!

Rebecca
www.redtagchiclosangeles.com

Katherine / Of Corgis and Cocktails said...

i definitely lay in bed to figure out what i am going to wear that day -i just imagine it! and i LOVE this dress - the neckline is such a great detail
<3 katherine
of corgis and cocktails

We Are MIXT Bloggers said...

nice outfit!

Nikki | The Ginger Diaries said...

I did that too, if only because it meant I could sleep in 10 minutes longer, haha! :) I love the details on this dresses' neckline :) x

Outside Looking In said...

WOW, I absolutely love this dress on you! It's simple but chic and elegant! The shoes are perfect and I love your hair like that! You have a definite Audrey vibe going on and that is perfection in my book! WOW!

Rachel @ Making Life Fabulous said...

I usually plan my outfit out the day before as well! I need some dresses like that, it's so sophisticated and perfectly put together!

Joyce said...

I still lay out my outfit the day before other wise I will be late! Grrr I am really slow at deciding what to wear. And I totally agree, dresses are really great as part of a go to outfit. Anyway, I love this outfit. Your dress is really pretty and so are the snake print shoes.

Caroline Goldingham said...
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Caroline Goldingham said...

I do EXACTLY this. I also refuse to get out of bed until I have made a decision of what to wear if I changed my mind overnight.

Thanks so much for coming and visiting I did tell you . I love your blog and you have a new follower in me :)

Mademoiselle S. said...

Aw your dress is so beautiful and fits perfectly on your shape! You look adorable, dear! Great sense of style! If you get a second, I'd love to hear your thoughts about my latest post :)

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alongobucco said...

I try to lay out my outfits the night before--but half the time, I just my mood/mind for what I want to wear in the morning! You look great--navy is such a pretty color on you!

-Alyssa
The Glossy Life

Always Maylee said...

You look so pretty, love your hair too!

xo, Yi-chia
Always Maylee

Jenee C. said...

haha I use to lie in bed and mentally prepare my outfits for the next day. Sometimes I'd wake up and completely forget what I had previously envisioned. This dress is the perfect go to staple, plus that perfect bun of yours helps too.

xx Jenee C.
http://camomeetscouture.blogspot.com

Kathleen Lisson said...

Blue and oxblood is one of my favorite fall combinations!

Joana Sá said...

You're so beautiful! And I totally love your header ^_^

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Gaby de Modacapital said...

Your dress is so beautiful, love the color! :)
Kisses

Kristian said...

I'm always trying (and often failing) to avoid the staring at the closet thing too. So I'll lay out stuff the night before. No shame!

Love your hair!

Katie Aman said...

Wow, what a fantastic color on you! You look so very chic in this dress. I'm also jealous of your hair in these photos-how did you get such a perfect, sleek updo? Just lovely :)

Katrina Sophia said...

Very Kate Middleston esque. Pretty

xx
The Young Bridget Jones

Corinne said...

thanks so much for your comment on my blog! :D
i seriously LOVE your header! i'm a huge softie for pets/furry creatures :DD
you look darling in this outfit! i still try to pick out my clothes the night before, but i totally go the dress route on my days off haha!
love that bag!!
hope to see you by my blog again soon:D
xx Corinne
cateyesandthighhighs.blogspot.com

Julia said...

This dress looks so comfy and so stylish at the same time! The real is great, it really is the most flattering color on any skin tone. So pretty.

Julia

Renae said...

I swear you should be a model!

Kat said...

Sometimes classic simplicity is overlooked by bloggers; this post is a good reminder of why not to do that. This outfit is just perfect for a day at the office, and the shoes make a nice transition piece into fall.

In school I was that kid who loved picking out back-to-school outfits by July, so I hear ya!

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