3.12.2013

Typecast




Dress (Taylor find at Marshalls); Shirt (NY&Co); Nylons (Kohls);
Heels (Franco Sarto find at Marshalls); Earrings (Nordstrom);
Dave Haas Photography

You know those dresses you buy for a specific occasion, and then you can't think of wearing it anywhere else?  Well this is my Reese Witherspoon of dresses - it's best worn at a wedding (which is what I bought it for) - the same way Reese is best used for for romantic comedies.  And with the cap sleeves and neckline detail this dress is hard to wear to the office - not to mention I'd be freezing.  But with the right shirt underneath - this dress was able to break free from it's wedding typecast and play the role it's always wanted to - marketing gal and puppy mom by day who secretly dreams of ruling the world ;)

67 comments:

Daniella said...

Beautiful photos my dear, love the classic dress styled with the printed shirt. :)

Take care,
Daniella xox

Sam said...

You are a picture of elegance, its a beautiful dress, too lovely to be kept in a closet, glad you found a way to wear it for non formal occasions too :)

Fashion Ganache said...

Beautiful, I love the combination of a shirt with a dress!
Fashion Ganache.
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The Dainty Dolls House said...

You look stunning xx

Ashleigh said...

Very good idea, layering under. You look very work appropriate.
-Ash
www.thestylizedwannabe.com

Annie said...

Haha, I love your Reese analogy :) And love that dress - so pretty!

Annie
The Other Side of Gray

Rachelle said...

Love this shirt and dress look.


xo
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Tasia |Ruffles and Sequins| said...

Super cute, Heather! I love it when a item can be remixed to fit other situations - especially work. Great way to rewear this dress :D

Kalyani said...

Wow! Completely changed the look of the dress, that shirt looks like a perfect match for the dress:-)
and your hair is looking gorgeous!!

xx
K
http://klassystylefiles.blogspot.com.au/

Rakhshanda Rizvi said...

Love your dress <3 <3 Beautiful outfit!!!

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Citrus - Refreshing Fashion said...

this dress is GORGEOUS on u! love the sleeves :)

XO Meghan
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Rachel said...

I have a lot of dresses like this that I need to re-purpose- now I'll just throw on a blouse underneath!

Catherine said...

Gorgeous - I LOVE adding a longer shirt to dresses and giving them a new twist. I think you layered this outfit perfectly!

Heidi said...

You dog is too cute!!!!!


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TheTinyHeart said...

Love how you made the fancy dress work appropriate!

-Sharon
The Tiny Heart
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Ginny said...

This looks great and the neckline is perfect for laying. Perfect! I've tried the same thing, but the neckline wasn't right. :(
Ginny
mynewfavoriteoutfit.blogspot.com

Alissa said...

That dress is so classic and sophisticated on you! It's stunning!

Sarah Hartley said...

Um, I LOVE this with the shirt underneath! It's perfect.

vogueandheels.com said...

Gorgeous outfit! At first I thought it was a complete dress and then I noticed you wore a shirt underneath, great idea.

-Vogue&Heels
vogueandheels.com

RedTagChicLosAngeles said...

You're the genius at mix & match Heather.....the layering you did wonders to make the dress more street-friendly!

Rebecca
www.redtagchiclosangeles.com

Samantha Tananbaum said...

Love how you re-imagined this dress for everyday wear! You look gorgeous!

xo
Sam

Bethie The Boo said...

Great look - I think you definitely transformed it into a nice daytime dress! Very nice!

Lady of Style said...

What a fantastic styling! This is truly inspiring since I love dresses and have lots of them without sleeves.

Thank you ever so much for your lovely comment on my blog! I am already a fan of yours.

Annette
Lady of Style

Kim (A Very Sweet Blog) said...

hey heather! that's definitely the "new" thing. i've been seeing bloggers put white shirts underneath too. it really makes for a cute look.
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awhite said...

Love the dress remix, doll. :) So pretty on you!

-Ashley
http://lestylorouge.com

Julie, from prosecco to plaid said...

So pretty!! Love this look. xo, Julie

The Fashion Student said...

Love this outfit, and it's been way too long since there's been a new Reese Witherspoon romcom!

Laura @ Chaotic Domestic said...

Gorgeous dress, and I love the printed top underneath! This is a great work outfit. Glad you found a way to make it office appropriate; definitely nailed it! :)

Agnes Mayer said...

Gorgeous dress. Love how you layered a top underneath it.

Agi:)

vodkainfusedlemonade.com

Alyssa Longobucco said...

You are so gorgeous! Love the way you mixed up the dress, too–I need to do this more often!

Alyssa
The Glossy Life

Trenchcoats to Tiaras said...

Ohhhh, that's a shirt. I just assumed it was a dress with cool sleeves at first, and was scrolling down thinking "Where can I acquire this!?" It's a great styling trick, and it definitely makes the dress into a supercool work outfit!

xo
Sue

Rachel Lynne said...

Wow, this looks SO Beautiful layered like this! And I can see that it is the perfect dress to wear to a wedding and then you made it perfect for the office! Love this idea :)

Michael said...

Oh I am a big fan of this!

THE DAILY FASHION DRUG said...

Wow, you look beautiful! Love your shirt and dress :-)

xo The Daily Fashion Drug

Inge Jane said...

What a great idea! I would have never thought of this, but it looks lovely!

Jess said...

I love this- it just looks so cool! I`m not very style-savvy, so I would never, ever have thought of this, but it looks fantastic!

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Jess

Helene said...

i love this dress and it looks amazing on you, wedding or office!

Frannie Pantz said...

Personally, I think this would be a very versatile dress! I love the color and the leopard blouse underneath is just perfect on you! Great for the office for sure!

Jacquelineand.... said...

I am incredibly impressed Heather; the dress alone was very nice but adding the blouse? Brilliant, and it really took it up a notch!

Niki Caron said...

I love this dress - but I especially love the shirt you added underneath! So fun!!

Sara Strauss {Sincerely, Sara} said...

Lovely dress in such a great color! It looks amazing on you!
~Sara

Morgan Liti said...

Love the dress! I think it would work well for the office, too. :)

xo
See Mo Go.

Love and Ace said...

Totally agree about Reese! This dress is so elegant and you look beautiful in it! x, Kat

Love and Ace

Lia {Smart n Snazzy} said...

It is absolutely perfect for the office with the blouse layered underneath, Heather! Great look, I love breathing new life into pieces by re-working them like this.
xx
Lia
Smart n Snazzy

Chahrazad said...

The perfect stylish outfit for a office day. Love it!! And the color is also very lovely.

x
www.thecherryfactor.com

Anouka said...

The dress is so pretty!

LUXESSED

Hannah Rosette said...

Cute idea for those hard to wear dresses =) And I love your Reese analogy lol!

www.TheRosettePortrait.blogspot.com

Bri Marie said...

Really love this pairing. I need to find more of those dresses in my closet - and more importantly, find ways to re-style them for work!

Jen ♥ said...

I definitely have a few dresses like this. I know this one has detailing at the top/front but could you layer something over it to create yet another look?

Ester Ramos said...

You look stunning on that dress!

Leeann @ Join the Gossip said...

Cute! That first pic of you is so pretty!

Jill J @ Classy with a Kick said...

Isn't it amazing how adding a shirt under or even over a dress creates a whole new look? I love it. I have done that with some formal and summer dresses and totally made them work appropriate! Love how you paired these two together!

Jill
Classy with a Kick

newpetite said...

Those sleeves look like they are the part of your dress! Now thats awesome pairing..

FierceandFashionable said...

Pretty outfit!

xx Michelle

Fierce & Fashionable

Sunny & Star said...

That dress is beautiful but I think adding the shirt underneath gives it so much more personality. I love the print on your blouse.

Tracy @ Sunny Days and Starry Nights

Tyric said...

Love the dress with those nude shoes. Nice combo
xoxo
TY

Diana Marks said...

It's great that you found a way to wear this beautiful dress in your daily life!

Ana from Sweet Serendipity said...

LOVE the layering here. What a fantastic idea!!

LyddieGal said...

yes, I think we all do that to our clothes. glad this LBD could star in it's breakout office role.
Chic on the Cheap

geelongfashionista said...

I love the combo! Such a great look. Your so clever in putting things together! I love the way you have found other ways to wear the dress. Awesome Heather!
x Kirsty

meghan silva said...

This dress looks awesome on you, love the shirt underneath it changes everything.

xo Meg

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simply stunning !!!! Love at first sight for you dress !!!!
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Valerie said...

How creative- what a great way to make the dress have a whole new look- it almost looks like it was supposed to come together! Genius!
Valerie
www.the-style-files.com

Jeans and a Teacup said...

I love it! I'm glad you were able to use the dress again!
~Jessica
Jeans and a Teacup

Tara Honeybird said...

I love your styling here. It is so original. Keep it up! :)

Jonathan S said...

Such a great idea! You look gorgeous! The sensible pumps paired with the nylons remind me so much of Kate Middleton. ;)

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