Tuesday, December 31, 2013

One Dress, Two Ways || The Little Lace Dress + House of Garland Giveaway!

I bought this white lace dress on clearance months ago, but never wore it because a) I was afraid I would spill something on it, and b) I wasn't sure how to wear it. It feels so fancy, but I hardly ever go to parties. I wanted to figure out how to wear it for a regular day. 

For the first outfit, I went with a nighttime look or a party look. The first way I would think to wear a LLD (little lace dress). I wore my embellished sweater, pretty headband from House of Garland, and black heels. I'm going to gush about this lovely headband: I used to associate headbands with something little girls or Blair Waldorf wore, but all the headbands in House of Garland's Etsy shop are so elegant. They have the perfect amount of sparkle! Each headband is offered in a limited quantity, so you know you're getting something special!
Headband: ℅ House of Garland | Sweater: American Eagle | Dress: American Eagle {similar}
Tights: old {similar} | Bracelet: Forever 21 {cute option, also cute} | Knot Ring: gift
Midi Ring: JC Penney | Heels: Payless

I wanted to wear a daytime outfit with this pretty dress to prove to myself that it could be done. And yes, it certainly can! Wearing a blue boyfriend cardigan, brown belt, knee-high socks, and brown boots makes the dress more casual. Though I haven't worn the outfit out yet, I would definitely wear it to work or to class, if I still had classes to attend. 

Another cute way to casual-ize (I just made up that word) this dress would be to wear a pullover sweater in a neutral or bright color with tights and booties. How would you wear a white lace dress? 
Headband: ℅ House of Garland | Sweater: Target | Dress: American Eagle {similar}
Tights: old | Belt: thrifted {similar} | Knot Ring: gift | Midi Ring: JC Penney 
Socks: Urban Outfitters {similar} | Boots: Amazon

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42 comments:

  1. Hi dear Sara, both styles are really cute and the idea to wear the denims under the dress is so cool!

    I wish you a wonderful and happy Start in the New Year <3

    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena

    International giveaway for your good figure

    www.dressedwithsoul.blogspot.de

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  2. I love how you styled the dress. I guess I´d go with the more comfy look - love those boots! The headband made me think of Blair Waldorf even before I was reading along :) Happy New Year!

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  3. So pretty! I'm working with House of Garland too and I can't wait to get my headband :)

    I'd wear the headband with my white faux fur vest.

    -Sharon
    The Tiny Heart
    Le Mode Giveaway!

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  4. This headband would be perfect for our open house party...once we finally finish the restoration and move in!!

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  5. Bridget Heiple ReichDecember 31, 2013 at 10:54 AM

    I think you could wear it with anything. You can wear it with jeans and a tshirt or a fun black dress. I love it! :)

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  6. That little bow bracelet is so freaking cute :D

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  7. I would wear this headband with jeans and a black top.

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  8. I'd wear it dressed up for date night or going out.

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  9. I would wear it with my creme lace dress and brown wedges :)

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  10. The headband is so pretty. Thank you for the giveaway. :)

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  11. You can never go wrong with a good LLD and this one is so pretty! I love the headband with it in both looks - honestly I can't remember the last time I wore a headband, they always feel so overly girly/Blair Waldorf-y to me so I think I'd pair one with a really simple look of black jeans and a black sweater to keep it casual.
    xox,
    Cee

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  12. I love seeing one piece worn different ways on blogs/magazines! Nice job on the casual outfit. Always looking for new ways to wear dresses and stay warm haha
    x atelier zozo

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  13. The dress is so cute and what a nice giveaway!!! Just found your blog and really enjoy it! Would you like to follow each other on GFC, bloglovin or facebook to stay in touch? Let me know, thanks!



    xx,
    www.mellowyellowblog.com

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  14. i love both of these looks, its a really pretty dress!
    i'd wear the headband with a beige sweater, leggings, and brown boots!

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  15. I love both looks. I would put on a pair of bright tights and a fun patterned sweater. Gotta have the crazy for me! =]

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  16. That's such a beautiful dress! I love lace! :) Happy New Year!

    www.ruzinscloset.com

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  17. I love the way you styled the dress! Both looks are perfect!


    xo Adri
    www.adrilately.blogspot.com

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  18. Thanks, Cee! I love the idea of pairing it with all black!

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  19. The headband is so lovely! You're going to love it!

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  20. That first look is right up my ally! I absolutely love your embellished jacket and white lace dresses are the one type I can't get enough of :-) I hope you soon find the perfect occasion to wear that lovely outfit! xo

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  21. i love the second look with that lovely blue cardigan :))

    Chantilly

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  22. Oh, I love these kind of "one dress, two ways" posts! You really created some great looks here. Thanks for reminding me that a dress can be worn more than one way.... it's nice to think outside the box :)


    The Sadie headband is perfect! I'd love to wear it with a cream sweater, jeans, and brown boots... with maybe some simple gold jewelry.

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  23. This dress is so adorable! I love it with the jeweled cardigan. Thanks so much for linking up with Mix it Mondays!!

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  24. Jordanka Patricia PulidoJanuary 10, 2014 at 2:24 AM

    with my boots my cardigan leggings and a scarf(:

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~Sara ♥

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