adventures in dress(ing).

a few years back i recall making a statement to my friend emily that went something like this…

“i almost never buy dresses because you can’t mix and match them…  you are just stuck with the same outfit that looks the same everytime it’s worn.”  (um, opinionated much? ha!)

truth be told, i was talking about dresses for tilly who was probably 18 months old or so, however i believed the same for myself.  tilly has since insisted on wearing dresses almost everyday and i have eaten my words more than once.

//striped dress is a target sale find//pics by stacy jacobsen//thanks girl//

including TODAY because, i heart dresses.  heart wearing them.  heart how effortless they are to throw on and how put together i feel when i’m in one.  and (like any good “eat your words” story) i’ve found all sort of ways to mix and match.

just one or two of the following will do: tights, leggings, heels, flats, chunky sweater, cardi, belt, up-do, down-do, scarves, knee socks, crew socks, boots, jean jacket, blazer …..  what else?

now that we’re on the subject, what are your dress obsessions or hangups (i know, real deep, uh!)?  let us know in the comments!

xo . rae
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  • Kathryn Hager October 10, 2012 at 1:28 pm

    Love this!! I need to wear more dresses (period). I’m a scarf girl. I would wear one every day if I could! (Texas weather doesn’t permit scraves year round). Thanks for the post!

  • Jenna at Homeslice October 10, 2012 at 2:40 pm

    I love, love your shoes! Especially with the dress.. they’re a bit unexpected which is great. Do you know what brand they are?

  • Sharna October 10, 2012 at 4:27 pm

    So true! I made a resolve to do the same this summer!

    PS: I found you through pinterest and LOVE your blog!
    PPS: I love your shoes..where can I find them?

    • rae October 10, 2012 at 8:36 pm

      sharna…. pleased to “meet” you! thanks for leaving a note! (about shoes, see note above).
      xo . rae

  • drelli October 10, 2012 at 4:38 pm

    nice legs!

  • Emily Mulder October 10, 2012 at 5:22 pm

    Having a baby to nurse is my hangup! There aren’t many dresses that are cute AND work for that. One day, I can again look for cute ones!

    • rae October 10, 2012 at 8:39 pm

      ah, yes. nursing and dresses don’t mix…. i remember trying to wear one to a wedding while nursing our no. 2. it was a complete debacle!

  • Meg October 10, 2012 at 7:38 pm

    Wearing dresses and having a nursing baby don’t mix.

    I’m almost back to dress time. Woop.Woop.

  • meghan October 11, 2012 at 5:14 pm

    you are the cutest thing ever. wearimg a dress tomorrow 🙂