the one with a nautical dress

the one with a nautical dress

This Summer it’s all about the 5 pieces 1 outfit in real life. 5 pieces 1 outfit is the first series here on the blog every other Friday. It stemmed from my love of classic yet modern, easy to wear, chic and simple fashion. This Summer will be one of the busiest ever for me, and I live in Florida so it’s gonna be hot. I don’t want to have a lot on, and getting ready can’t take a lot of time. It’s the perfect time to do a ton of 5 pieces 1 outfit real life posts! I have a formula when I do these in real life – top, bottom, shoes, earrings, finisher. My finisher depends on what I’m doing and it also means I might actually photograph 6 or more pieces, but I’ll explain each outfit so you’ll understand why. I’m not cheating I promise.

Sometimes I struggle to even get 5 pieces, and this outfit is proof of that. I saw this nautical dress while wandering around Target a few weeks ago, and I knew I had to have it. I even did that thing where you say you’ll come back the next day if you still really want it. Jack and I ended up going back just for that dress the next day. I wanted the dress to really stand out on it’s own. So I paired it with some block heels and my new favorite earrings. This outfit I wore to church where Jack spends most of his time in the nursery. I still need my things (like gum, purse, check book) to stay with me, so I paired my long time favorite clutch with the outfit as well (instead of just using the diaper bag).

That only left me with 4 things! A dress like this can be dressed up or down. If I were to throw my hair in a top knot, change the shoes to cute slip on sandals, and put on some stud earrings it would be the perfect dress for a casual date night. In those situations, your makeup goes a long way in showing how you want to be perceived. So for this one let’s consider my lipstick the finisher. Having a full face on including a bolder lip shows I’m dressing up today! Or you could count the sunglasses, but I wasn’t outside much when wearing this dress this time around. I wore them for pictures so you didn’t have to look at my squinting face.

earrings . clutch .  heels . sunglasses . lipstick . dress

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