September 29, 2013

Day to Night: Formal Fever!

 
 It is that time of year again when highschool leavers sit their last exams and prepare to embark on life in the real world, but no ship launch is complete without a night filled with glitz and glam. We've been through it before so we know how exciting it can be, but at the same time the damage it can do to your piggy banks! You probably are all thinking, "why should I spend a fortune on a dress that will never see the light of day again?" Well that was the exact question that was running through our heads. But never fear, this post will show you that your formal (or prom) dress doesn't have to be pushed to the back of your wadrobe, collecting dust after the big night.
 
It's time to dust off your dancing shoes and burn up the dance floor!!
 
  
 
 




  
Dress: Blue Juice
Necklace: Colette Hayman
Shoes: Sandler
Clutch: unknown (we've had it for yonks)
 
 
A great way to dress down a more formal dress is to throw on a denim jacket and swap your heels for a pair of comfy sandals.
 
 


 
Jacket: Dotti
Bag: Bluebird
Shoes: Ipanema
 
How do you style your favourite formal dresses for a casual day out?
 
M + K


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  1. Gorgeous dress! I really liked the second outfit!! :)

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  2. Love your Jacket :)

    Keep in touch,
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  3. love the first outfit!
    kisses,
    J.
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  4. Both outfits look fabulous!! that is definitely what I was thinking, but it is good to know and see how you can rewear a formal dress like this! I like the sweetheart neckline on you

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    1. There's nothing worse than spending money on an oufit you'll only ever once!

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    1. so do we! it can really dress up any outfit.

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  6. that dress reminds me of something lauren conrad wore on some photoshoot. look nice on your petite figure :)

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  7. Ah, I wish I'd seen this post before I bought my prom dress last year, I bought a verrrry formal one and haven't worn it since! Thanks so much for your sweet comment on my blog, I really appreciated it! I've been loving reading your blog too, love the way you two write :) xo

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    1. Aww! thanks Kat :) May be you can make it day appropriate by pairing it with a denim jacket like we did

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  8. love the denim jacket! I've been wanting one like that for a while now :)

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    1. It took us ages to find this light wash denim. We are so obsessed with it!

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    1. Thanks Mindy :) We love wearing the bib necklace with strapless dresses

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  10. very cute creations! i love how you made it so simple and comfy :)
    thanks for dropping by my blog, appreciate it. keep in touch!
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    1. Thanks Rea :) A denim jacket is such a quick and simple one to make over an outfit

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    1. We do too!! it is so versatile and great for dressing up a plan tee!

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  12. Absolutely gorgeous!

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    Vicky

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    1. Your not alone, every seems to love the necklace too!

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  14. you very nice :)
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  15. Love the chicness of this outfit, the striped dress is fantastic and love the styling.

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    1. Thanks Sam! We loved styling this outfit, so we're glad you like it as much as we do!

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  16. Pretty neat how it appears to be a formal dress (a very beautiful one too), yet it looks great whether it's dressed up or dressed down for a more casual look. I like the accessories you included with the dress for both looks. My favorites are the necklace on the first pic and lace clutch. :)

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    1. We agree Jannie! formal dresses can be a lot more versatile than we think

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  17. love the dress!! but i live more for the night!!
    kisses.......

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  18. I love everything about both outfits. Especially the shoes from the night outfit and the necklace, super cute!!

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    1. Hi Liliana! We love the 'night' shoes because we aren't that handy in heels so it is a lot more comfortable and easy to walk in wedges!

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  19. Loving your dress. And you take such gorgeous pictures. I like your advice on dressing down a formal. I think a little jacket like that is a great idea. Also, have you tried tights and boots?
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    1. That's a great idea! Tights and boots are great for dressing down a formal dress for autumn/winter! great tip :0

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  20. to be honest ive never worn a formal dress during the day but you did a great job of making it a day outfit!Isabel @ Walk of Fashion

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    1. Thanks Isabel! hopefully this has changed your mind

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  21. Hi, I like the formal and informal looks! so amazing the proposal!
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  22. You look amazing! i'm in love with your blog!
    See mine- MFT

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  23. I love how you transitioned this dress from day to night! Brilliant idea!

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    1. Thanks Emily! We have a second post coming up which takes another formal dress from day to night, so stay tuned!

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  24. Very nice dress.

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  25. Great post, thanks for sharing!:)

    Hugs, Brittany, xx

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  26. Lovely dress. I wish I got to go to more formal events. I have a formal-ish dress that I've worn a couple of times during the day. I tend to wear it with flats and a cardigan.

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    1. We don't get to go to as many formal events as we'd like too either :( A cardigan is a great way to dress down a formal piece, Imogen!

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  27. I love the dress and necklace. So lovable :)

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  28. Thank you for your comment on my blog. I like your blog, the outfit is great. I love the necklace!

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  29. I love both of the looks! I also like to wear some more formal things in my daily outfits just so they do not lie sadly in the wardrobe waiting only to be worn during these occassions ;-)

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    1. That is great to hear! That is exactly why we did the post, do give youguys some ideas on how to tone done a dress for casual wear :)

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  30. hi, the necklace is great, great outfit
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    1. Thnks Kelly! We are in love with the necklace at the moment. It is so versatile and really adds any extra touch to any outfit

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  31. Nice dress and I love the style tips. Lovely blog.

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  32. Love the dress and really like how you styled it casually in the second pic. Great style!
    xx Easy Outfits, by Pip

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  34. Hi, I am RudaMaruda from ourgingerword.blogspot.com Do you remember me? ;)
    Awesome dress. I like your style. You have great style.
    I follow you ;)

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    1. We do actually! We remember how much we loved the name of your blog :) We're glad you dropped by and have a look around our blog

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  35. Love the dress and how you've styled it, both the dressy version and the more casual look. You've really demonstrated the importance of accessories, and how they create a mood. The clutch switched out to the crossbody messenger bag is the star!

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    1. Hey Sue! Thank you for the lovely comment. Accessories can definitely transform a piece. You could wear thesame thing two days in a row, but switch up the your accessories, and know one would even know!

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  36. Thank you for your comment on my blog;) Beautiful dress :)
    I follow you;)

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  37. What a cute dress! I love the different styling options :)
    have a beautiful day,
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  39. Śliczny ten złoty naszyjnik!

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  40. Love the dress and the necklace! I have recently found you blog and I'm glad that I did. I'm your newest follower and really look forward to more posts from you. If you like, please check out my blog as well at www.ourlondonwardrobe.com xxx

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  41. great day|night makeover of the outfit! It's of a big use for busy people.

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    P.S. your blog is very cool!

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    1. It definitely is! It's also a great way to save money because it means you can easily makeover a dress with just a few pieces and the next thing you know, you'll have something that looks completely different!

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  43. This is such a nice outfit. I love the jacket with it!

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    1. We were a bit unsure about the light wash denim at first, but it ended up working perfectly!

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  44. Love the day to night look! You styled it well! :)


    x Jacquelyn
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  45. Very nice post. Was this your prom dress??? Its very and the shoes is also very cute. Love it :)
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  46. Yes, it was one of our prom (we call it formal here in Australia) dresses. Stay tuned to see the other one in an upcoming post :)

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  47. The dress fits you so nicely! I love both outfits!! It's amazing how easy it is to transform a formal look into a casual one by simply switching out the shoes and throwing on a denim jacket!

    xoxo

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  48. Love the way you write, it's so fresh and not the typical things people write to accompany the pictures and fill the post with some written content. Keep it up!

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    Athena

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  49. I really like that dress! I like how the top part is structured & the bottom has such beautiful colored stripes!
    And I definitely like your take on day to night idea of this outfit! It definitely translates well in both daytime & more glamed up nightime outfits! Good job! :)

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  50. Love the dress, and love how you styled it to be worn casually!
    And thank you for stopping by my blog, I love my bow boots!

    Emma
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  51. Hi! I love the second outfit!!! And thanks for visiting my blog *u*

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  52. Thank you for the kind comment on my blog
    You look great. I love yiur night shoes, they make a massive difference for some thing so simple

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  53. great way to turn an elegant dress! Mission complished!
    have a nice saturday!!!
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  54. Thanks for your comment on my blog!! Love your blog :)

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  55. such a beautiful dress, like that. come and visit my blog. xx

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  56. This is a great example in how we can take less items in vacation mixing smartly, too.
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  57. what a beautiful outfit..very classy, kisses from Italy

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  58. Love i realy love this post it's so nice post :)
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  59. Beautiful dress, love your blog!
    Izzy x

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  60. Great post!

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  61. i love this idea, i agree that i also feel bad spending on a one-day wear type of dresses and putting such ruggedy denim or slippers makes it another staple any day....
    following you on GFC and Pinterest!

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  62. Love the design of this dress and i love how you picked a denim jacket to go with it! Looks comfortable and gorgeous! Thanks for stopping by my blog ♥

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  63. I love the dress. It's so beautiful !

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