One Swainky Couple: The Transitional Dress (From Summer to Fall & From Work to A Date)

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

The Transitional Dress (From Summer to Fall & From Work to A Date)


 K: As a teacher, I'm always struggling to make sure that my closet is balanced. There was a point when I realized that so many of my clothes looked a little too "teacher-y" and I didn't have much that would work for a date night or just simple weekend wear. I am constantly on the lookout for a great dress for school and for a date; this dress just so happens to do both...a rare find.






K: When I first saw this dress, I glanced at the front and immediately thought that it'd be great for school. Upon seeing the back, the hilarious slogan, "business in the front, party in the back" came to mind. Thankfully, this dress is much better than a mullet. The front conveys the message that it's a perfect work dress, while the back shows just the right amount of skin for your next Saturday date night. My solution into making this work for both occasions? Simply add a cardigan for work and remove it for your date! Luckily, Nordstrom has tons of great cardigans on sale right now like the one I'm wearing below. Additionally, this dress is a lightweight fabric to ensure that it can transition into fall. It's still scorching in Texas right now but I was surprisingly okay while wearing the dress. Add some tights and a jacket and this immediately transforms into a fall outfit. It also comes in black and a deep maroon


K: The cardigan adds a great touch for the office or for school. Plus, if your work environment is anything like mine, it always seems like it's 60 degrees in there! My classroom has often resembled the frigid temperatures of Antarctica and on the days where I forget a sweater, I'm definitely suffering. Something like this cardigan or even this pretty maroon color would be a great choice for the dress. Layer a heavier jacket on top for fall and you're good to go!


K: When transitioning a dress from day to night, most people will give the advice of wearing flats and then changing into heels. I much prefer the option of heeled booties instead. Who wants to carry an extra pair of shoes all day? Booties can work for the office and for your date, especially if they've got a block heel that won't kill your feet. You can't go wrong with a neutral camel color and these are still on sale for the Nordstrom sale (only $79!). I've included a few other great options (all on sale) simply because they're such a fall staple for your closet. 




On Katherine: Nordstrom dress, Nordstrom cardigan, Nordstrom booties (ALL ON SALE), Target sunglasses, Kendra Scott earrings

26 comments:

  1. That dress is SO cute! I love when pieces are versatile enough to transition through seasons and events!

    Taylor | www.livingtaylored.com

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  2. What a pretty dress! Also really love your cardigan! Great match! <3
    Simimaus

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  3. OMG this is so cute! I've been eyeing this dress. I may need to purchase it now.

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  4. How beautiful is this dress! I am obsessed with this dress on you, I saw this on instagram and fell in love!
    xoxo,Victoria
    www.coffeeandablonde.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks Victoria! It would look so cute on you too! Comes in a pretty maroon and black :)

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  5. The back is so fun! You are so right that layered with the cardi it is totally appropriate for work. Then BAM date night. :)

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

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    1. Haha yes! I love that about this outfit :) Plus, add some tights for the winter and it'll carry you into that season as well!

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  6. Such a cute dress and perfect with the cardigan!

    Mary
    http://marymurnane.com

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    1. Thank you Mary! Dresses + a cardigan are a go-to outfit for me in the fall!

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  7. Love your dress! The print and the open back detail is stunning.

    Nathalie
    www.nathalie-alexandra.blogspot.com

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  8. I love that this dress has multi purposes and the Fall-forward look you created here. Love the ruffled open back part of the dress and I might add it to my Nordstrom's to-buy list.

    Welcome by tomorrow Katherine and join the linkup with me. Thanks, Ada. =)

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  9. Awesome post!! I have to agree that you've put together a great fall forward look. It's Very Trendy and cool blog Oren Loni

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    1. Thank you so much!! I appreciate your kind compliments :)

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  10. This dress is perfect for the transition because it has the colors of fall and the style of summer. Loving it, have an amazing week!

    Camila,
    My Vogue Style | www.myvoguestyle.com

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    1. I totally agree Camila! Thanks so much for reading!

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  11. This dress is so adorable! Im obsessed with the back!

    <3 Shannon 
    Upbeat Soles

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  12. It looks like the perfect transitional dress indeed! I love that open back - such an unexpected detail!

    Jessica | notjessfashion.com

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  13. I like the prints of that dress :)

    xx Alyssa // STYLE VANITY

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  14. Such a beautiful dress!! So cute!
    xx
    Mónica Sors
    MES VOYAGES À PARIS
    NEW POST: PINEAPPLES AND LOVE

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  15. This dress is SO cute + versatile, lady. I can seeing it transitioning everywhere!

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

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    1. Thanks Ashley! I'm excited to style it with some tights!

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  16. Perfect styling! Love the pairing of the print dress with the neutral cardigan! You look great!

    xx Auna | http://simplyauna.com

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