Plaid Dress Two Ways

This fall I’ve been buying a LOT of dresses as opposed to skirts and it’s led to the tricky problem of trying to style them in more than one way so it doesn’t seem like I’m wearing the same outfit week after week (which I still do pretty often). Dresses always feel like one hit wonders – you wear it the first time and it feels so fun and stylish, but then you’ve worn it five times with that time jacket and boots and it gets boring pretty fast.

So in an attempt to challenge myself and to show y’all that dresses can truly be versatile pieces in your closet I’ve been trying to wear some of my new dresses in surprising ways. This plaid dress I picked up from Zara for under $50 (basically my price point kryptonite) is the perfect example of a dress I’d normally just wear with flats or booties. But honestly, I think it looks even cuter with a bit more layering and disguised as a skirt! I can’t even tell ya how many people asked where I bought my skirt and were shocked when I said it was a dress!

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The key to layering with your dress is to play with lengths and ensure it doesn’t feel too bulky. Since I was going to be outside all day in my layered look I wanted to stay extra warm with a thick bulky sweater, but added my more fitted denim jacket on top versus a long coat. Since short boots or flats might have unbalanced with the layered top I added over the knee boots instead to keep everything even.

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  • Had the laziest weekend at home and feeling ready to start the week 🙌🏼 My new Sunday night ritual includes meal prep, lighting a few candles, watching Patriot Act on @Netflix (SO good!), and crawling into bed super early... am I old yet?? What do y’all do to get ready for the week?
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  • Can every morning start with ☕️ & 🥐?? Coordinating perfectly with my Croissant Ring from @mejuri’s newest collection❤️
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Plus I have an exciting ANNOUNCEMENT! 🙌🏼Next Wednesday (one week from today!) I’m hosting a night of shopping & hanging at @mejuri’s store in SoHo from 6-8PM! Head to my stories for all the details! #finecrew #mejuri
  • 🏙 Feels like I’m always leaving NYC these days... I ❤️ traveling on the weekends during the summer, but part of me is ready for fall 🍂 and all cozy weekends at home that comes with it... Anyone else?!? Or I am just crazy? 😂 #whenwearnyc || 📸: @katemcreynoldsblog
  • Summer Sundays ☀️🦀 Had the perfect Sunday of brunching & wandering Williamsburg, but accidentally left my phone at home so here’s a photo from a few weekends ago 😂 Thinking I may need to do more weekend phone detoxes!
  • TGIF 👏🏼 Walking into the weekend like... how can a short week feel so long?? 😂 Exactly 3 weeks til I’m back on ACK and I’d like to fast forward please! .
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