day to night

I’m getting ready to head out for a family weekend in Utica, NY and so I wanted something versatile to take me from some morning appointments to a long ride in the car and straight out to dinner. One of my go-to pieces is this simple black shift dress. It looks good and doesn’t wrinkle! I find these types of dresses are great investments. And, for the Fall, I can simply add a pair of tights and it’s ready to go. The 3/4 length sleeves also help to keep you warm in an air-conditioned car.

For the day look, I paired it with a mint green cashmere shrug sweater. The oversized green leather clutch can work day or night and fits everything I need easily. For maximum flexibility, I kept the jewelry simple by using large silver earrings, a handmade ring and vintage bracelet. My favorite black boots can carry the look all day long with no problem and they are comfortable! For the transition to dinner out at night, I just take the sweater off revealing the open back on the dress. The chunky heel of the boot helps it stay on the casual side but if I needed to be a little edgier, I would add a slim heeled black boot with more height.

L1070170 L1070176 L1070179 L1070185 L1070191 L1070198 L1070205 L1070211Black shift dress: old but similar found here
Green clutch: Clare V
Boots: Rag and Bone or find similar locally at That Shuu Girl and The Charlotte Shoppe
Earrings: Mio Studio
Ring: old, purchased on a trip but find great rings at Mio Studio
Bracelet: my grandmother’s but you can find vintage pieces at Hinesite
Wedding ring: custom design by J.A. Sharp locally
Glasses: old (Proof) but try Honest Eyes locally or WarbyParker

Enjoy and have a great weekend!


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