July 17, 2013

Ann Taylor Paisley Border Shift Dress 2 Ways

When I went to the mall Saturday to return some things to Ann Taylor, I brought this dress with me. It was the one thing that I was iffy about in my order. I did love the dress, but I knew I had no immediate need for it. I got a really great price for it ($36), but I've been pretty good about not keeping something just because it's cheap. But this dress wasn't just a cheap find for me - I love the paisley print, I think the dress shape is interesting, and I could see it worn somewhere like a daytime wedding, a networking event, brunch, or even casually. I just don't have any wedding invites, scheduled networking events, brunches, or anywhere to wear it right now, haha. What ended up selling me on the dress was when I took it out of the bag at the AT store to return it - the sales associate immediately swooned and said "you're returning THAT! It's so pretty! If you return it I'm going to buy it!" Call it peer pressure, but I immediately decided to keep it - or at least keep the receipt and think about the purchase a bit more before returning the dress. Here are two ways I'd wear it: 
1) I'd wear this to a wedding in a heartbeat
ann taylor paisley border shift dress, miami fashion blog, lawyer attorney style blog, amrita singh,
2) I'd wear this casually, maybe to the mall or to a brunch with friends
Heels: Ann Taylor (similar)
Flats: Dollhouse (similar)
Necklace: Amrita Singh (similar)
Gold bracelet: Ebay (similar)
Silver Bracelet: Kohls (similar)
Ring: Macy's (similar)
Earrings: not sure (similar)
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  1. you must keep it. it looks great on you, is easy to accessorize with things you already have, and is uniqe. you could maybe even try maybe belting and adding a blazer to see if you couldn't get away with it for a more casual day at work ;)

  2. That dress is gorgeous! I love it!!

  3. Ginny.mossman@doane.eduJuly 17, 2013 at 9:58 PM

    You look gorgeous! Love this dress!

  4. Love this dress! You look beautiful! If you got a chance, please link up to my linky party: http://suburbsmama.blogspot.com/2013/07/what-we-wore-6.html

  5. That dress is beautiful! I'm glad you kept it, it's so perfect in the second outfit with your grey MAC :)

    Away From Blue

  6. What do you put in your hair? It's always so sleek and gorgeous. Of course, the dress is also gorgeous and I'm sure you will find a place to wear it, but you should totally do a hair tutorial, I would love to see what products and tools you use.

  7. Thank you for saying that! I got a keratin treatment done a year ago, and I think it stays in your hair until it grows out, so my ends aren't too much trouble because of that. I also have a fantastic flat iron which I always rave about. Personally I think it's better than the Chi irons. It's called the Sedu and I buy it from Folica.com. On this particular day I curled my hair with my 2" curling iron from Hot Tools, and I also remembered to put Moroccan oil on my ends, but it's not an everyday thing.

  8. Good suggestion with the belt. I'm already glad I decided to keep it!