1.16.2019

Ruched Body-Con Dress: Two Ways To Style For Work or Fun

This past weekend I made plans to meet up with some fellow bloggers I met on Instagram in Greenville.  I just live up the mountain slightly in Hendersonville and I go to Greenville all the time, so it worked out perfect for us to meet on a Sunday afternoon. Plus, we thought it would be so fun to get together, snap some photos and really just talk blogging with someone else that cares as much as we do.  Our families and friends have to get tired of hearing about which bag and shoes look best with an outfit. LOL!

Pretty much over the last couple of weeks we have been on a group message discussing everything from how to grow our following to raising kids.  We have laughed and vented our frustrations.  And even on Saturday night while I was shopping for some pieces, I was sending photos for advice.  I never thought that blogging would bring two wonderful ladies into my life that live so close to me, but I am so thankful!  There is a photo of us together at the end of this post, along with links to their sites.  If you aren't already following them, you need to start!

I was so happy to shoot these photos with them, even in the freezing cold! In fact, I almost had to cancel because we got an ice storm in Western NC and trees were falling everywhere.  I may or may not have thrown a little hissy fit to get my husband to remove two trees from my driveway so I could get there.  FYI, they were baby trees....no biggie. ;-)  

I have been eyeing this Leith ruched dress for a long time.  I happened to pick it up during the Half Yearly Nordstrom sale after Christmas.  They also have a version that is sleeveless, which is probably even more versatile and you could wear it year round.  I love the side ruching on it because it just flatters every figure.  And the tulip wrap hem is so cute.  It adds a fun twist to a basic dress.  Knits are so comfortable too, and since I wear dresses all the time, that is a big deal to me.  (This dress runs TTS.  I am wearing a small for reference.)

My first look I added a cream, tan and grey ruana wrap.  I picked this particular one up at Belk, but it is not available online anymore.  I actually got it in the person, so def try to get it at your local store. I have linked a solid option that I think is perfect with this as well. It is super soft and stays on your shoulders well, which is important to me.  I paired it with this fun tan handbag and booties that accent perfect against the grey. 

The next look is super simple but super fun!  I added this pink fur coat and black over the knee boots.  Yeah, I was feeling a little extra, but the coat is so warm and cozy!  And I just love a pink and grey combo.  I think this fur coat adds an element of class and whimsical at the same time.  It feels kind of vintage to me as well, which I love.  Did I mention it was freezing?  The OTK boots and coat were also beneficial in helping me feel my legs and toes again!  

Even though I have only styled this dress two ways for this post, honestly, the sky is the limit here.  If you want to see more options, I would love to style it in other ways for you.  Do you have a favorite look today? I would love to know.  I love to create these looks for you and can't wait to see which you look you prefer the most!  Head to my last Instagram post or comment here. 










Jessica, Michelle and me attempting some cute pictures!  Do yourself a favor and follow these two!

13 comments:

  1. Hey, look, it's me!! haha Thanks for the love, Laura! It was seriously so fun, and I can't say how much I appreciate you guys, right now. Seriously needed the push y'all are giving me!

    www.jessicabroyles.com

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    1. Oh my gosh, it was the best time! I can't tell you how happy I am to have you two. It feels like we have been friends for years.

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  2. I love how you styled this dress both ways! Dying over the boots in both of these looks.

    https://www.kathrineeldridge.com

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    1. Thank you so much, Katherine! I do love some cute boots! Have a great day!

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  3. I have this dress and love it so much! You are right- there are endless ways to style it!

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    1. It really is the perfect dress. Thank you so much for stopping by, Gentry! Have great weekend!

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  5. I am LOVING your pink coat! Pink and grey together is such a cute combination!!

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    1. Thank you so much, Michelle! I thought the pink was fun addition. Have a great day!

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  6. This dress is so versatile- you look great!

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

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    1. That is so sweet of you, Ashley! I had my doubts if it was all it was cracked up to be when I bought it, but now I wonder why I waited so long! Thank you!

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  7. The necklace is very pretty. I really like it.

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