Floral Midi Dress

Floral Midi Dress | Designing From My Closet | Plus & Inbetweenie Fashion Blog

If you have not noticed, I have quite an affection for dresses and skirts.  And although I could honestly get super dressed up every single day, I attempt to keep my outfits more on the dressy casual side.  One way I try to do this is by finding day dresses that I can wear for work as well as sport on the weekend.  Sometimes that can be a difficult balance so when I saw this floral midi dress a few weeks ago that I showed in my Shop With Me at Old Navy post I was thrilled.  There were a couple of things I did not like about it and in today’s post I am going to be showing you how I made the dress my own by styling with accessories.

As a reminder, here I am trying on the Printed Tassel Boho Midi dress.   I mentioned in that post that I did not really care for where the tassels ended on the chest.  The simple fabric sash did not really do anything for me either.  Those two cons did not stop me from getting this gorgeous dress though.

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To make it my own, I first snipped off those pesky tassels (this was a tough one for me because I adore tassels, just not these) and then took off the sash.  From there I was ready to turn this dress into a “Janeane” outfit.  And I am also getting a little more adventurous with my photography and roamed out of my backyard where I usually snap pictures.  This is a creative process for me that I love and I hope you enjoy the somewhat new format.

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With the tassels removed, it gave me liberties to add one of my signature statement necklaces.  Even with the print, I wanted to add some dimension and this ring style necklace with a similar blue to what is in the dress does the trick.  I got this beauty at TJMaxx a while back and I just love it.

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A snake print clutch gives great texture and acts as a “neutral” of sorts against the floral.  I can’t believe this bargain find I got at JCPenney over 10 years ago is still working it for me!  For a bit of height, I put on my Franco Sarto brown wedges.  They are my perfect transition from summer to fall shoe.  I like how they blur the lines between dressy and casual too.  With days being unpredictable with temperatures, a faded denim jacket is always a great option to have on hand and it always helps to “dress down” a dress.
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Lastly, in lieu of the sash, I put on my Lane Bryant brown obi belt.  It really makes a huge difference to this dress.  I left the ties hanging instead of tying them in a bow to keep the same vertical line that the print creates on the dress.

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Styling with accessories can take a fast fashion dress into a personalized outfit so quickly.  I adore how this outfit turned out and I think it looks much more expensive than it really is.  These thoughtful choices and simple changes transform this dress.

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Do you enjoy styling with accessories?  What is your favorite type of accessory to use?

Today’s Postivity Note

Conquer from within.

 Be Blessed!

Janeane

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8 comments

  1. You have really transformed this from just a “nice” dress into something truly special. What actually caught my eye about this dress when you showed it in the dressing room was the fabric… I loved the colors and the print… and that is precisely what you have emphasized so magnificently here! By bringing in the right accessories, you have highlighted the best of the dress, without losing it in too much noise, which can also happen. I don’t think I could pick a favorite piece, as it all just flows together so well. Beautifully done!

    1. It is really amazing how much styling and accessories can change a garment. The balance of bringing in the right pieces is fun for me. Thanks for such a wonderful compliment.

      Janeane

    1. Haha! I waited until the last minute before I walked out the door to cut the tassels off because I really wanted to make sure. You know, once they were off, there was no turning back. Thanks Amy.

      Janeane

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