Saturday, January 17, 2015

Casual Plaid

I bought this Bernie Dexter plaid dress for a steal on Ebay.  Regularly $156, I found it for $25.  It really has a holiday party feel to it, but it seems such a shame for it to sit on the shelf for another year til Christmas rolls around.  So, I challenged myself to make it more of an everyday dress.

I used a sheer peter-pan collar blouse and belt with a cardi to make a more casual look.  I always add a belt to the narrowest part of my waist to draw attention there.  Since red is the most prevalent color in the dress, I first tried a red cardi and black heels.   And while I really like it, it still has too much of a Christmas feel.

The dress also has blue in it, so I kept the blouse and belt and traded red for royal blue and navy blue heels.  Much more casual and post-holidays friendly!

Shop the outfits:
Dress by Bernie Dexter
Black heels by Charlotte Russe
White Blouse by Forever 21
Cardigans and blue heels by ModCloth

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