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One Dress, Three (More) Ways

A little while back, I featured a polka-dot shift dress from Target, styled in three different ways (click here to check it out). With fall quickly approaching (sad, I know), I decided to show how this same short-sleeved frock could be styled in three additional ways that are suitable for cooler weather. It's a good way to stretch a buck. Let me know what you think...

1. TOP Cowlneck shirt, Mossimo Target, $10. SHOES Brown leather riding boots, Aerosoles, $90-ish. BELT Brown faux-leather, Forever 21, $13.50. BRACELETS (featured in all three looks) Gilded rubber bangles, Urban Outfitters, $5. BLACK TIGHTS.

2. CARDIGAN, Dream Society via Regent's Secret, $25. SHOES Black leather peep-toe wedges, Aldo, $40. PURSE , Simply Vera Vera Wang, Oprah show freebie. NECKLACE Rhinestone drop pendant, Forever 21, $4.80.

3. BLAZER, United Colors of Benetton. SHOES Black leather peep-toe Mary Janes, Aerosoles, $19.99. SCARF H&M, $9.80. LEGGINGS Twelve by Twelve, $18.

Fall is approaching, but it's still 85 degrees here and cold weather comes around the mid of October, I think I wouldn't wear any of your choices. Great picks you have but worn together like the way it is here....I feel stuffy and very warm in the middle of 85 degrees. Even at night the coldest is 63 degrees. Savor the summer while it's still here. Summer ends officially at September 23 and I still have more than 30 or even more than 45 days to enjoy it.
I think the 3rd one is the most uncomfortable wear for me even at night at this summer season.
#1 bingkee on 2008-08-17 07:12 (Reply)
All great options! It just goes to show that you can easily transition "summer" pieces into cooler weather.
#2 Cupcakes and Cashmere (Homepage) on 2008-08-17 09:13 (Reply)
Like it's already been said, they're all great options, but my favorite is the third outfit! I hope you actually wear these and not just sport them for us readers. :-)
#3 Aitch on 2008-08-17 13:58 (Reply)
I think I like the additions in 2 and 3 but for 1.
#4 2much4free (Homepage) on 2008-08-17 18:42 (Reply)
I love all of these! Very creative and interesting.
#5 Anusha (Homepage) on 2008-08-18 01:37 (Reply)
#1 is my fave - I love those boots and the cowlneck - but I think they're all fab. I'd probably skip the scarf in #3, but everything else totally works.
#6 Sal (Homepage) on 2008-08-18 08:14 (Reply)
How fun, I did something similar last week, inspired by the same article. I guess great minds think alike :-) I like reading your blog-great job!
#7 Real Style Real People (Homepage) on 2008-08-18 11:36 (Reply)
I love it all - very stylish!
#8 Kisha The Fashionista on a Budget on 2008-08-27 16:25 (Reply)
i like number 1 the best!!
#9 gina on 2010-05-01 18:49 (Reply)
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