Ada on Dressing down a (blue) dress

July 31, 2015

Hello Garay Treasures Readers. My Name is Ada and I blog over at Elegance and Mommyhood. I (mostly) am a stay-at-home mom to my 2.5-year old daughter Vivian. My blog is about my personal style and I share some of my life as well: such as vacations, what I have been up to and of course mommy hood. Vivian does a lot of Mommy+Me Style Posts with me, as well. I am so happy to be here for Rachel today while she is enjoying Summer Vacation with her beautiful family.




Anyone who knows me or follows my blog, is aware of my love for Dresses. I own over a hundred. A lot of them are on the dressier side, though. But as a busy mom of a toddler who is always running around and keeping me on my toes, I want most of my dresses to do double-duty. So, often, I dress down some of my nicer dresses. This is good, because as a bargain shopper, I am all about stretching my closet and remixing my pieces, too. Today I am showing you a recent outfit I wore where I dressed down my Fit+Flare Royal Blue Dress. This Silky Dress purchased last Summer is a little more suited for a date night, a shower or a fun Summer cocktail party with the nice zipper-front detail. But adding Little Jelly Sandals to it and some Casual Everyday Colorful Bracelets, I certainly dressed it down. I did keep it a little fancy and girly still by adding two cocktail rings (though they are not fancy/evening out kind), red lipstick and a neon statement necklace. Like in a lot of my posts, I included little Vivian here today. She is also wearing a Blue Dress. Hers is Navy with Polka Dots. She – like Mommy – owns a lot of dresses. =) So, how would you dress down a Fancy Dress or a Silky Dress? Linked below I found many similar pretty options like my dress. If you stop by my blog today, you will see how I dressed down a LBD. Thank you for reading!

Multi-Colored, Neon, Cluster, Statement Necklace: A Local Accessories Boutique (gorgeous option by Bauble Bar, my favorite), (fun bib option, best deal, love this), (fun cluster option).
Stretchy Beaded Bracelet w/ Silver+Royal Blue Crystals: Random Street Vendor (similar by Nine West, best deal, love this), (multi-stranded option by WHBM, great deal, my favorite), (similar gorgeous option, Splurge).
Hunter Green Stretchy Beaded Bracelet: Forever 21.
Silver-Tone Tiny Cuff w/ 1 Floaty Coral Beads: Street Vendor.
Light Coral+Pave Abstract-Shaped Ring: A Local Boutique (New).
Black Floral, Wayfarer Sunglasses: Random Street Vendor for 2$! (New) (similar Wayfarer, best deal), (retro option by Chic Nova, love these), (similar Wayfarer in pink floral, love these).
Vivian’s Navy Polka Dot Dress: Carter’s.
 
Here is how I have dressed up my Royal Blue Fit+Flare Dress before, for a Dinner Date.
 
 
Here is another Bright Summer Dressy Dress I dressed down, this Summer.
Thank you Rachel for having me today. You can find me or follow me via Bloglovin or Pinterest.
Have a Great Weekend!
 
 
 

***Thank you Ada for covering the blog today, I appreciate your tips and style for dressing down and up a lovely dress. I hope you will come back Monday as Tiffany of Bright On A Budget will be guest posting and as always Tuesday is “Bloggers Who Have Inspired Me” link up and Wednesday will be “How I Style It” link up with the theme of patterns with Friday being another guest post covered by Carrie of curlycraftymom. Thanks so much for stopping by today, I hope you will check Ada’s blog out. Have you entered the $60 Target giftcard giveaway yet? If not you can do so here.

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  • Megan July 31, 2015 at 9:31 am

    I love Ada and her blog! That blue dress is so cool with the zipper and I love that necklace too!
    ~~Megan~~
    http://www.poshprime.com

  • Amy's Fashion Blog July 31, 2015 at 4:19 pm

    Ada you look amazing in blue.

    http://www.amysfashionblog.com/blog-home

  • Carrie @ Curly Crafty Mom July 31, 2015 at 6:19 pm

    That zipper detail on the dress is great! I wonder if you could wear it almost like a vest or coverup unzipped, too! I really like the dressed up look!

    Carrie
    curlycraftymom.com

  • Naomi Petra August 6, 2015 at 8:48 am

    Nice attire!! The combination of the jewellery looks quite interesting. The necklace with the blue dress makes it a treat to wear. I really love to try out various things when it comes to fashion. And this one is perfect to follow.