Shoes: Tory Burch • Dress: Target (old! Similar style here) • Scarf: Light and Bright Lifestyle (Similar style here) • Handbag: Kate Spade (Old! Similar style here) • Earrings: Anthropologie • Bracelet: Stella and Dot • Watch: Michele • Lipstick: YSL #1 Le Rouge
I love old dresses! Do any of you have dresses that you’ve had for years and just can’t get rid of? Even when you’re purging your closet, you’re like – I just can’t get rid of this one! Well that is how I feel about this dress. I have it in black too and I’ve had then since college (over 7 years ago!). The only thing that has crossed my mind is how can I dress this up so it’s not restricted to a beach cover up.
Below, I’ve outlined 3 tips for dressing up your old dresses so you can wear them beyond your errands and beach runs. I’d love to hear how you’ve dressed up your old dresses too!
- Jewelry is Key. When you have a simple dress that may seem a bit more casual, add colorful jewelry to bring a pop of color to your look. For this specific dress, I chose turquoise given that it’s summertime and that color just works. I also paired with a light blue clutch so it stays within the blue family. This will most definitely increase the dressy style in your look.
- Linen adds a Nautical Feel. I love linen in the summer. It’s light, airy and easy to wear. This scarf is linen and is perfect for a summer evening when the sun is starting to go down and it gets a bit cooler. And the color….I just LOVE! That baby pink is perfect to pair with any neutral look. I added it to this look to not only dress it up but to add functionality. It adds a summertime charm to your look and can be used when the sun starts to go down.
- It’s all in the Shoes. Now, I know I’m wearing flat sandals in this look, which you may think – gosh, that doesn’t look super dressy. Well, you’re right but it’s more dressy than flip flops 😉 Another idea would be to pair this outfit with heels or wedges to really enhance the attire for an evening out. Heels always elongate your look and add a sense of fancy to any look.
Now, you may be thinking – in the title, you have ‘Exciting News!’ as well, and you may be wondering what I’m going to share. Well, last weekend, I got an email saying that I was nominated on the Top 100 Fashion Bloggers’ Style Tips list. You can check it out here.
At first I was like, how in the heck did I get chosen (I mean, how cool!) but seriously how did this happen. I do Fiercely Charming for fun, as a creative outlet and hobby, and a way to serve other women around the world. Well, let me tell you! The criteria for making the list was based on 1) Google Ranking and Search, 2) Influence on social media, 3) Quality and consistency of posts, 4) Feedspot’s editorial team
Do I have a huge social media following? No. But I really try to be consistent and take my time writing my blog posts. So if I fall into any of those categories, the one I get most excited about it #3. For any of you gals who are toying with the idea of starting your own blog – I encourage you to start it. Over the past 2 years, I’ve learned SO much, met some great people, and am still having a ton of fun. Plus, you get these fun surprises once in awhile that just keeps your motivation high.
Thanks for letting me share this news and I hope you all have a great Monday!