Thursday, March 28, 2013

5 Days, 5 Ways: Dresses (ft. Neglected LBD)

About six months ago, I made it my mission to find the perfect little black dress. I tried on dress after dress, but did not love any of them. I gave up for a while, until a particular one caught my eye on Old Navy's website. Although it wasn't quite the style I had in mind, I thought it was a great filler until I found my perfect LBD.

Fast forward to today, my first time wearing the dress. Finally, six months later, I can say that this dress is No Longer Neglected!

Occasion: Teaching, Attending Class
Dress & Belt: Old Navy {eyelet, maxi, sim, sim}
more black dress options - 30% off w/code THANKYOU
: Shade Clothing {option, option, option}
Necklace: The Limited {sale option}
Tights: Target
Wedges: Target

This comes just in time for Fran and Whitney's 5 Days, 5 Ways. Today's theme is dresses. I was most looking forward to this one since I really do love dresses. They are my go to and my number one way of surviving the miserable summer heat. Since I have yet to wear one dress in five different ways, I thought I'd instead show you five different ways to style a dress. 

(1) Under a blazer, with a statement necklace {original post}
(2) Layered over a button up shirt {original post}
(3) With a top over it, belted to make it look like a skirt {original post}
(4) Under a belted cardigan {original post}
(5) Layered under a button up shirt and cardigan {original post}

I've worn other dresses with blazers before, but I most frequently pair dresses with cardigans. Blazers are giving the cardigans a run for their money, though. Which of these looks is your favorite? How do you style your dresses?


  1. please don't hate me for not sticking to no longer neglected these past few days. i've worn things that haven't been touched much but haven't felt they were truly neglected. i am proud of you for wearing your neglected dress, though! i am pretty positive i have items that old that i've yet to wear. i've worn dresses a couple times this week with blazers, but i also like belting cardigans over dresses. i love your pink accents! haha boy this is one jumbled comment, i think i touched on like 5 different things.

  2. I love the OOTD with the Stripped Blazer & Skinny Hot Pink Belt (almost identical to my belt). As far as the 5 looks, I love the Blue & Green one which looks like a two-tier dress. I would have not known that was a top over the blue dress had you not said anything. I also like the peach sheath over the button-down. And you know the Houndstooth Dress is one of my favorites of yours and the way you styled it that time, it made it into my blog. =)

    Have a Great Weekend and Happy Easter, Kate!!

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  4. You have such cute style
    I totally want one of those striped blazers. I'm seeing them everywhere :)

    1. I love that first outfit! You look very chic and put together. Love it!

  5. I love that striped blazer! What a fantastic piece!

    Pearls & Paws

  6. I really like this striped blazer and loved to look at the different ways of how you were combining your dresses! That's really nice :)

    Happy Eastern to you and your family! Have a wonderful weekend!


  7. The first look is my favorite. I am a sucker for stripes, so that blazer is perfection! I never think of belting my blazers, so I will have to remember that.

  8. Kate, that striped blazer is super fun wanted one for a ong time but havent found the perfect fitting piece yet. Super cute how you accessoired it with pink, so lovely. Hmm its really difficult to pick a favourite as each of the ensembles are pretty. I usually wear my dresses with a blazer and a belt to give it a nice hour glass silhouette :-)

    Happy Easter dear :-)


  9. Great post, I was looking for another way to wear my striped blazer.

  10. I definitely need to wear my black dress with my striped blazer! I can't believe I haven't done that yet! I really love the coral accents--belting it was such a great idea! I love it!

  11. Oooh! I like your striped blazer/dress look! I just love a good black dress (I have like 4 of them...oops). Can't wait to see the other ways you style this dress in the future!!


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