Sunday, 29 November 2009

DRESS IT UP, DRESS IT DOWN

I started something of a project this fall as I noticed that I own many summer dresses, party dresses, fancy dresses...All in all: I own a lot of dresses. But I also realized I actually have quite few day dresses for colder seasons; the project being to rationalize my wardrobe. (well slightly at least, you can't be too rational when it comes to dresses).

First of all - get rid of things I never use (hence my other blog - a very slow project), second - collect a set of practical, pretty and versatile dresses, suitable for everyday wear; dresses that's easy to dress up as well as dress down. Basically you of course could dress any gown down but it is also a question of weather one want's to wear (as in wear out) that silk dress on a basic Tuesday or not.

Now I know for some ladies such a thing as a day dress does not exist as any dress will feel and appear fancy enough, if one is not used to wearing them, but for me (as well as most of you know I guess) that's not the case.

So far only half of my project has been successful as it seems to take a some time to reduce my wardrobe (it's moving forward though, I will put up some more things for auctioning soon), but I have managed (surprise surprise) to collect some dresses that will go for almost whenever, wherever; the cherry dress being one of them for example, the brown one another.

And here's a third!

Easily dressed up by wearing thinner stockings, matching the shoes, adding only a few but fancy accessories, making a nice do.


The outfit dressed down - thicker stockings, basic cardigan, less fancy accessories, less fancy hair.

(The dress is ModCloth and it's the smallest Large I've ever worn. Must have been designed by real tiny people.)

34 comments:

Anya Is Tattooed said...

you look adorable as always, the dressed down outfit is my favorite :)

janettaylor said...

Szia Ulrika,

U look so lovely! :-)

XoXo

Ms. B said...

Wow, so lovely! The dress looks so summery in the first photo but completely cold weather friendly in the second. Great job!

Cherry Zombie said...

I have the same dress and i love it! She's beautiful! And you are dressed well! :)

Dee said...

That dress is perfect!

AlicePleasance said...

I have your same problems with dresses indeed! And this one is fantastic :-)

Leia said...

I need more dressed down dresses! I love the way it looks with a cardi :)

Kasmira said...

I'm a fellow dress lover. I hate pants!

I also join your frustration with modcloth's sizing. It is teeny tiny!

Fleur de Guerre said...

You look amazing! I only wish I was so good at putting colours/whole outfits together!

Anonymous said...

Wau! Onko tuolla mekon alla joku alushame? Omistatko paljon alushameita, niistä ja niiden käytöstä toivoisin omaa postausta, itse kun en osaa käyttää niitä, vaikka pitäisi...

Anonymous said...

You're great!!!!!!

Bucca said...

lovely dress! I've been looking for the perfect yellow sun dress for ages. Something like this would be perfect!

sariti said...

this dress is amazing!

Rosie Unknown said...

That is awesome! I wish i had the problem of too many dresses.

Amo said...

I do love your dress.
love-

Porteña said...

Smart combination!

Diva said...

I would love to have more dresses in my closet ! I´m looking forward to your auction ;)

skapamusik said...

Beautiful dress really. I mostly wear dresses and skirts too, and finding ways to dress them down can be tricky. I have a few dresses that are covered in glitter and sparkles - they are quite a challenge. I would love to find a way to dress them down.

Can't believe that dress is a large, I wonder what S looks like... strange sizing...

(Great shoes on both pictures too!)

Andi B. Goode said...

I love that dress. The colour looks great on you.
I have the exact same problem with dresses - so many but not a lot I can wear day to day.
-Andi x

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Stéphanie said...

You're perfect !

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Ruby Roulette said...

Ooo fantastic dress!

Vanessa said...

This dress is beautiful, and so versatile, too! I love the outfits you put together with it.

kathryn-louisa said...

I love dresses - I practically live in them, day or night time! Less of a fan of rationalising my wardrobe but well done to you for attempting it!

x

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WendyB said...

You did a great job accessorizing that dress. Love gray and yellow together.

Women's dresses said...

I really liken that yellow dress!!it looks so nice and summery!

Sistinas said...

Thank you for stopping by my blog!

You're gorgeous! And your outfit is perfect!!

the freelancer's fashionblog said...

Thanks you all. You are all always so nice.

Anonymous 1 : mulla on silkkinen perus suora alushame tämän alla. Käytän sellaista suurimman osan puuvillamekkoistani kanssa, se estää sen että hame jää kiinni jalkoihin tai nousee. Tosin joskus saatan käyttää isompaa alushametta jotta volyymin takia. Mulla on tumma ja vaalea persu alushame, sekä pari vaaleeta ja pari tummaa alusmekkoa. Ehkä mä joskus postaan tästä jotain lisää mutta tässä oli jo aika lailla kaikki :)

Anonymous said...

How fast did your order from Modcloth get to you?
I'm just curious, just placed my order there the other night.

the freelancer's fashionblog said...

Anonymous : I have ordered some 4-5 times from ModCloth, the first times took longer, some weeks. I think the latest deliveries came to me in two weeks. That's because they are to be picked up from the customs, they have it for a while before sending out the notification to me. So most likely if you're within the EU and if your order exceeds the custom limit you'll have to pick it up from them.

MissNeira said...

This outfit is adorable, love the yellow and the hat really tops it off!

Chantilliscious said...

you are gifted. lol i love when people can work their clothing to make it versatile! :)

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