an outfit deconstructed . . .
A big thank you to the lovely Joslyn for doing this outfit blog swap
with me – it was so much fun collaborating. Be sure to pop on over to Simple Lovely to check out my outfit
– I’m all about wardrobe staples right now!
And don’t worry, I think we’ll be doing these a little more regularly!
* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
Both Caitlin and I have recently lamented the sartorial challenges this time of year presents. We’re over our summer clothes, but with warm days still the norm (at least here in Texas), pulling out the sweaters and blazers just isn’t realistic yet. Enter transition dressing . . . or, more specifically, enter the transition dress.
My good friend Sharon turned me on to this dress. She has a “fancy” job (she’s the director of advertising for a well-known beverage company) that has her regularly traveling to NYC and LA, eating in fab restaurants and working on set with the likes of say, Fergie. She also has two young daughters, so it’s safe to say she’s a major multi-tasker, and she happens to have transition dressing down-pat. At a recent playdate/breakfast at her house, she told me about this dress that she’s been living in.
Apparently the entire advertising department at her company owns it in multiple colors…they’re dressing it down with flats for days on set and up with heels and a great necklace for dinners out… bare legs on warm days and tights + a scarf in cooler environs. You get the idea. And here’s the kicker, ready?? It’s from Talbots . . . and it’s majorly on sale. I bought one in navy and one in black pretty much immediately after she told me about it.
I’ve worn the navy one more times than I’d like to admit. Pretty much anytime I’m having a fashion conundrum, I reach for it. It’s easy but makes me feel instantly pulled together, which is pretty much the ultimate in terms of what we expect from our clothing, yes?
Photos by Joslyn