Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Changeup (See Jane Switch)

I really struggled with finding a dress for my wedding rehearsal dinner.  I think I bought about four dresses until my friend sent me a link with this French Connection number.  I just received it yesterday (some of you may have seen the pics I posted on twitter) and am definitely keeping it!

Although I'll be keeping it simple for the rehearsal dinner in Mexico with flats and minimal accessories (due to the sheer heat), I'm already thinking of how else I'll be wearing it this summer.  Here are some ways I plan to wear it after the wedding with similar items I already have in my closet:



Dressy
Alice + Olivia Blazer (I'll wear my H&M version seen here)

Casual
Uniqlo Military Hooded jacket (I have this jacket, worn here)

39 comments

Kate said...

SO glad you are keeping the dress, it looks gorgeous on you! And I love the idea of the casual look for another time! Those pieces would work so well together!!

RosaLovesDC said...

That dress is gorgeous and so glad you decided to go with it. It's perfect and you can get so much use out of it in the summer.

Bud and Leo said...

It's soooooo dang cute! And you can wear it so many ways afterwards! Love that Alice+Olivia blazer and wish H&M still had yours :)

jillian :: cornflake dreams. said...

i adore that dress! its so pretty and the perfect shade of blush! xoxo jillian:: cornflake dreams

Lynzy said...

That dress is gorgeous and so perfect for your rehearsal dinner. The Dressy combination is perfect for the rehearsal and the casual version is a great opportunity to wear it after the wedding is over!
xo Lynzy

Closet Fashionista said...

Oooh perfection! That dress is gorgeous and it will be perfect for the summer too! :)
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Collections said...

That dress is incredible. Great choice.


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MG said...

I love the jacket! I'm so getting that.

Shelby said...

that dress is amazing, i bet you'll look gorgeous in it! can't wait to see it styled these different ways, too. what a wonderful find <3shelby

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Cassie Lee said...

I love how you can style it in so many ways; I'm all about versatile pieces too! It's really pretty!

MICHELLE said...

LOVE that dress and cargo jacket together. So much contrast!

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Courtney Erin said...

I love both of these looks - it's a versatile piece!

xoxo ~ Courtney
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Closet Fashionista said...

(yep, I was a gymnast for 13 years...I was so sad when I had to stop)

Ashley said...

Lovely dress! You are going to look beautiful. :)

PS- bought a Panama hat last night at Urban Outfitters and I'm more than a little obsessed with it.

-Ashley
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Amber's Notebook said...

omg LOVE & LOVE! you are going to look AHHH-mazing in that dress! Eeeps!
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amalie said...

love it! gooorgeous dress x

Tracy said...

You are gonna look fierce in that dress! I can't wait to see the pictures!!!!! I feel like you need some sort of flower in your hair, and you will be the quintessential ethereal bride! It's gorgeous!

Tracy
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Liz said...

LOVE this post.

Alicia said...

Great choice lady - huge fan of this dress! You're going to get so much use out of it! White / cream colored dresses are so much more versatile than I originally thought.

Taylor Sterling said...

that dress is amazing! I saw your tweet and loved it!!

Sassy said...

Nice post :D
Alla moda e con stile

Jessica said...

I wouldn't have thought this dress could be casual, but you nailed it!

Laura *You Stir Me* said...

oh so beautiful - you're going to look stunning in that dress for your rehearsal dinner! I have been looking for a long dress for my friend's rehearsal dinner down in Cape May, NJ this summer and I'm heading over to French Connection right now! thanks for the tip!

Kimberlee said...

OMG loving the dressy side! That blazer, that necklace!

Taylor said...

I'm going to RUN to french connection right now! i need this!!!!! great choice, the options are endless!

The Science Fair said...

Great choice! I especially love the color and your ideas for dressing it down!

horray!

Laurren

FRANKIE HEARTS FASHION said...

That dress is so gorge and it looked even better in the twit pic! Perfect casual and dressy options to go with it too! xo

this free bird said...

Can we discuss the glory of that dress?? Good grief it is perfect and I love the alternate ways you can wear it later on. Superb find!

xo,
C

Marie a la Mode said...

That pink dress? BEAUTIFUL!

Belle de Couture said...

Oh I am so dying over that A&O maxi... I have been on the hunt for a white or cream maxi for so long!

xx
Jen

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Allie said...

gorgeous dress! love both looks.
xx Allie

Fifth Sparrow said...

I need everything here, now. Please? I'm seriously in love with everything here and adore that you can style this gorgeous dress in 2 very different ways... its all about cost/wear, right?

This dress will be perfect for your rehearsal dinner, you'll knock them flat! xx

Josie said...

It's PERFECT! I love your dress and that little green jacket is absolutely to die for.
xo Josie
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Claire M. said...

Nice outfit I love it :)

Claire M.

Vasu said...

the dress is pretty....love the dressy look


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TheChambrayCountess said...

That dress is fantastic-- and even more so bc of the versatility! It will look awesome both ways!

Julie Khuu said...

That blazer is hothothot!!! Love the glammed up silhouette with the sharp shoulders and nipped in waist...So gorgeous with that pretty pale gown...Awesome picks J!

xo-Julie
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Alex said...

That's a perfect dress for the dinner. I'm also obsessing with the versatility of it... such a great call.

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LyddieGal said...

I really love the striped blazer look - it's going to be so fantastic!

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