Thursday, December 20, 2012

Festive Fashion: One Dress, Three Ways

This post is the first in a series on holiday outfit ideas.

"I have nothing to wear!"  Uh oh... ever found yourself saying this?  It's Christmas crunch time, and with parties and family gatherings to go to, the last thing you need is to worry about what you'll wear to each event.  Let us help take the stress of outfit planning out of your holiday forecast so you can relax and focus on the fun!  For the next three days, we'll be presenting a series of posts on holiday fashion.  Check back in with us tomorrow and Saturday for more great outfit tips!

During the holidays, when you may have several events to dress up for, who has the time to shop for and plan a completely different outfit for each occasion?  By choosing a versatile dress and mixing it up with different accessories, you can keep your look fresh while making things easier for yourself.  Today, Grace Girl Molly models three different outfits (styled by Grace Guy JP) using the same fabulous V-neck tie dress ($70) and convertible bag ($30).  Enjoy!

Look #1: Sophisticated Sparkle

Earrings, $21.  Necklace, $24.  Bracelet, $48.  Ring, $19.  Clip-on earrings (worn
as shoe clips), $21 and $24.  Shoes, Molly's own.
Let the dress take center stage with accessories that are at once simple and glamorous.  By keeping your jewelry sparkly yet somewhat minimal, you can let yourself shine while looking totally elegant and polished.  We got creative with some clip-on earrings on Molly's shoes - let's take a look at the close-up, shall we?

And there you have it, more proof that reinventing a dress - or even a pair of shoes - can be as simple as adding a little bling.

Look #2: Soho Style

Blazer, $72.  Earrings, $8.  Bracelet, $20.  Necklace, $28.
Tights and boots, Molly's own.  
 Give this classic dress a downtown spin with a blazer, motorcycle boots and some chunky, spiky jewelry.  A chic topknot and bright lipstick finish off this effortlessly stylish look.

Look #3: Pop of Color

Earrings, $28.  Cowl neck top, $18.  Tights and flats, Molly's own.
A classic little black dress is an absolute must-have for every wardrobe - but that doesn't mean you can't have some fun with color.  A royal blue cowl-neck top peeking out at the neckline blends perfectly with the dress while adding a little something extra, and blue beaded earrings top it all off.

Oh, and did you notice the great bags Molly is sporting with each outfit?  We'll let you in on a little secret: it's all the same bag!  Take a look at some of the ways you can wear it:

As a clutch...
As a wristlet...
As a shoulder bag...
As a cross-body bag...

One dress three ways and one bag four ways.  What's not to love?  Tune in tomorrow for our take on the biggest trend of the holiday season!

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