Monday, December 22, 2014

Getting Another Wear Out of Your Party Dress

Dress: Fab'rik
Jacket: Gap, similar
Turtleneck: J. Crew
Tights: Hue
Boots: Rag & Bone
Necklace: Bauble Bar (on sale!)
Bracelets: Bauble Bar (here, here, here)

I hope you had a great weekend!  I'm so excited, but also can't quite believe that it is Christmas week.  I still have a few things to pick up before the big day, but I'm definitely looking forward to a little rest, relaxation and family time.  

I'm all about remixing pieces in my closet and keeping everything to a reasonable cost per wear (the original cost of the item divided by the number of times you wear an item).  On Friday, I shared some of my picks for NYE outfits.  I'm always looking for ways to get more wears out everything in my closet, including my party dresses.  I last wore this dress here with my tuxedo blazer and decided to dress it down for a dinner with the family by layering it over a turtleneck and adding my trusty denim jacket which makes any outfit slightly more casual but still pulled together.

I know most of us (except the #procrastinators (i.e. me)) have finished their Christmas shopping, but I wanted to share one last sale.  We all know how much I love Bauble Bar and I'm very excited they started their sale before Christmas.  I've got my eye on these earrings, this necklace, and this cute pouch to store everything.  Shop the sale here.

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  1. great way to re-wear your party dress, you look gorgeous.


  2. One of my favorite ways of dressing is combining dressier items with more casual ones. I love what you did here. The dress took on a totally new look with the light wash denim jacket and booties! Great look, Nicole!

  3. This is such a great look, and a great way to get more wear out of a fabulous dress. Have a very Merry Christmas Nicole!
    xo, Whitney and Blaire
    Peaches In A Pod

  4. Love the dress! I love the addition of the denim jacket! It can be a day time dressy look and becomes a night look without the jacket!

  5. ME TOO -- I have one more gift to get and it's haunting me! Do you have any tips on reworking a sequin dress? I'm blanking out, but I love how you reworked yours!


  6. Love how you styled this for a more casual vibe! Nothing is better then getting multiple uses out of something like a party dress!

    Clothes & Quotes

  7. What a pretty dress! I am always a big fan of getting a little extended wear out of a dress. Love how you styled it!


  8. Love the gold and black dress, I had one on the other day, a jacqurd. Pretty on you
    from the link up,
    please stop by, jess

  9. Smart idea and what a great versatile dress! You look fab, hope you have a very Merry Christmas!!

  10. Geometric and metallic - a party dress after my own heart. Love your casual styling!
    Chic on the Cheap

  11. You look so great! I love the addition of the jean jacket!

    Giving away up to $50 dollars of monogrammed jewelry on the blog today! Don't forget to enter!

    Michaela || The Monogrammed Midwesterner

  12. What a smart idea! I love to remix my closet and get the most out of my garments. Wishing you a Merry Christmas!
    Red Reticule

  13. Such a great dress! I feel you on the remix and taking advantage of what we already have :) You look great! Happy Christmas!

  14. I love a way to re-style an outfit. And I am loving how you styled this. Very nice and great post. Happy Holidays

  15. Love taking dressier pieces and making them a bit more casual. You look awesome here, doll!

    Merry Christmas!

    Le Stylo Rouge

  16. Wow so in love with your bag and dress!
    Very nice blog by the way :)

    Kisses from Russia,

  17. I love this idea! I don't know why I've never tried dressing down my holiday party dresses. You look gorgeous

    Lauren | Disco Daydream

  18. I love the dress and how you styled it for day! Such a great look!

    Heidi D.

  19. This is so good. You toned down the party dress into an every day look. Awesome job. I like the denim jacket.

    :] // ▲ ▲

  20. Love this wear! Your dress looks great with your Jean jacket! Have a great Christmas.

    Amy Ann
    The Real Arnolds

  21. Great outfit, love it :) I wish you merry christmas and happy holidays :)

  22. Adorable! I'm loving the pattern on the dress and the dropwaist! So cute with the Denim jacket!

    <3 Shannon
    Upbeat Soles

  23. This dress looks great paired with the denim jacket! I never would have thought to casual-ize it that way but I love how it turned out. (And hey fellow Aquarian! I'm excited for next month, too!)
    Gina - On the Daily Express

  24. Love outfit!! I'm obsessed with your bag:) X

  25. A denim jacket is a must have because it can dress down any skirt out outfit :D. Nicely done Nicole!

    Happy Holidays to You and Your Family!

    Kreyola Jounerys | Instagram

  26. you look fantastic in that wild but awesome dress!

  27. I loveeeee that dress!! I think you could definitely rewear it for many different things! I'm pinning this look! :) Thanks for joining J and me for the Celebrate Southern Linkup last week! I hope you join us again this week! Cheers! :)

  28. I would have never thought to pair a party dress with a denim jacket but I'm loving the look. Thanks for the tip!

    xo, Maddy

  29. You work this flawlessly, love the repurposing!

    xx Cara

  30. Great way to wear a jean jacket. Good stuff!

  31. That skirt is adorable. You really paired unlikely items together in a fashionable way. I love how you accessorized this ensemble. Great outfit share girl!