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Dressing Up A T-Shirt Dress

Dressing Up A T-Shirt Dress

Dressing Up A T-Shirt Dress

One of my favorite styles in life is a T-Shirt Dress. I like the grab and go ease of one that works for pretty much any occasion, especially in Nor Cal.  Which is apparent in all these previous posts I’ve done wearing a t-shirt dress.  When I ordered the Avon Ella Dress I, at the time, had plans of wearing it for Easter, but when it arrived I realized it was a t-shirt dress!  I wanted something a little more formal but in the process I realized you can dress up t-shirt dress for church, work, baby showers, wedding showers, spring flings… you name it spring event… All while being comfy in a loose t-shirt!

Step 1:  Shoes!

Step 1: Shoes!

Dressing up a t-shirt dress comes down to three things for me, shoes, accessories and a shaping layer.  Let’s start with the shoes... because let’s always start with the shoes!  In this case a classic nude patent pump from Nine West took my outfit more polished.  You could swap in your favorite classic flats with this one if you’re not a pump gal, or a clean nude heeled sandal for hotter weather.

Step 2:  Accessories

Step 2: Accessories

Next up, accessories!  A t-shirt dress is the perfect canvas for all your fun accessories, in this case we want to dress it up so what better than pearls and rhinestones!?  My pearly set is from Avon (which sold out but is coming back in stock this summer!)  A bit on the statement side this pearly necklace really just stands out and turns my OOTD very pretty.

Step 3:  Shaping Layer

Step 3: Shaping Layer

Lastly, a shaping layer.  What does that even mean?  It means that usually a t-shirt dress can be kinda shapeless, so, add in something that gives it some structure!  A jacket, a blazer, a cardigan or even a belt or scarf.  We’re looking to dress up a t-shirt dress so some structure does that.  The Avon Ella Dress has these fun ruffled sleeve details so I pulled out this long jacket/blazer with similar ruffled sleeve details in a perfect-for-spring blush color from Calvin Klein.  The pastel colors compliment while the jacket gives it that a polished finish.  Plus I like how the blush tone from the jacket pulls out the blush tone in the necklace.

An outfit ready for any Spring event!

An outfit ready for any Spring event!

Fun Ruffle Sleeves On The Avon Ella Dress

Fun Ruffle Sleeves On The Avon Ella Dress

Perfectly Pearly

Perfectly Pearly

How perfect is this look for any spring event!?  Even though I didn’t wear it for Easter I’ve been able too dress up this Ella dress or wear it casually.  This is the last campaign the Avon Ella Dress will be available so take advantage of such a versatile piece!  You can shop the Avon Ella Dress and pearly jewelry at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

Wear Now Wear Later – mark. Everything Goes Shirtdress

mark. Everything Goes Shirtdress

mark. Everything Goes Shirtdress

The problem with fall new arrivals is it’s still summer!  Lucky for me the new fall arrivals from mark. have quite a few items you can wear now and later!  I’ve already highlighted how to update your beauty (see here) but as far as fashion my top pick is this mark. Everything Goes Shirtdress ($40).  It’s the perfect wear now, wear later item!

Easy dressing with a shirtdress

Easy dressing with a shirtdress

 

First, let me just tell you, as a working girl how important having a shirtdress in your wardrobe is.  Not only does it work for pretty much any occasion or situation but its SUPER easy to pull off.  Just slip it on and instantly be put together.  The versatility doesn’t stop there, you can pretty much wear it with any shoe from sandals to flats to pumps to boots!  (there’s where that wear now wear later comes in).  For transitional pieces jewel tones are a perfect pick like the emerald green in this mark. Everything Goes Shirtdress.

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Wear Now with the mark. Glitzed Out Pump (NOW ONLY $34.99)

Wear Now with the mark. Glitzed Out Pump (NOW ONLY $34.99)

Wear it now with nude pumps like the mark. Glitzed Out Pump (orig $64 NOW $34.99) and leopard accents (Express) and with a bright jewel tone bag like the mark. Go Royal Bag ($65).  Wear it later layered with a blazer or sweater and tights and boots!  (check the mark. Go For A Ride Boots at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger)

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Roll Tab Covertable Sleeves

Roll Tab Convertible Sleeves

The soft shirt material and roll tab convertible sleeves also make it perfect for transitioning between seasons, as it cools down just unroll your sleeves!  For only $40 you can have a go-to dress for now through next spring.  I can definitely see myself dressing this dress up for the holidays with a good red lip!  You can shop the mark. Everything Goes Shirtdress ($40), Go Royal Bag ($65), Glitzed Out Pump (orig $65 NOW $34.99) and Marquis De Style Earrings ($20) and all the other new fall arrivals at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

mark. Everything Goes Shirtdress blowing in the summer breeze!

mark. Everything Goes Shirtdress blowing in the summer breeze!