One Dress : Two Ways

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One of the smartest ways to pack for a holiday is to make sure you outfit build.  With the use of accessories one simple belted coral maxi dress can be worn for both day & night.

The daytime look features casual styling, with a straw trilby, fun flip flops and a canvas bag for trips to the beach.  I’m picturing this with beachy waves… beaut.

To switch it up for night, scoop your hair up in to a high bun, and pop on a rosebud crown.  Throw on a pair of wedge espadrilles and a cute straw clutch, and you’re ready for dinner, drinks & wherever the evening may take you.

Do you outfit build when you’re packing for holidays? Which outfit do you prefer? How would you style this dress?

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1 skirt : 3 ways

Have you ever seen a piece that you love but then stood in the shop and tried to justify the price? I know that I have!  I’m the queen of justifying big purchases (although my fiance remains largely unconvinced of this!) and one of the easiest ways to convince yourself that a splurge is worth it is to think of the cost per wear.  An expensive item that you get a lot of wear out of is better than buying a lot of ‘fast fashion’ pieces that you only wear once or twice.  One way to work out how much wear you will get from an item is to consider where you would wear it, and now and again you find gems that can be worn in several different ways.  I’m going to show you an example of this today, one £129 Ted Baker floral print skirt, worn 3 ways.

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Work: With a smart black blazer & cami, and patent mary-jane flats and you will make this pretty skirt work for your 9-5.  Of course every office is a little bit different with regards to dress code, but you can even add black opaque tights if you think that would make this more appropriate for around your water cooler!

Play: Chunky ankle boots and a slogan tee make this super feminine skirt a little bit more edgy.  Perfect for daytime wear, when you don’t want to be too dressed up!

Party: And of course if you add sparkley gold heels to anything you’ve pretty much got a party going on!  Pairing it with a sexy crop top finishes this outfit off and makes sure you’re ready to hit the town in style.

Which outfit is your favourite way to style this skirt?  Do you buy on a ‘cost per wear’ principle?