1x3: Wrap Dress

The One by Three. A light bulb moment. 

I'll pick one item, style it three different ways and poof! My style soul will spring to life on your screen. I have such awesome ideas. Run off to flip through the hangers and, 

oh yikes, there it is: Doubt.

This is a bad idea... flip, flip... I'm wasting three styles on one post... flip... and wardrobe changes? Who do I think I am, Beyonce?

Well maybe a little bit I dothink I am Beyonce. 

So, sticking with the light bulb... flip, flip... maybe this one... flip... oh... this could work!  

Inspiration to hesitation, confidence to confusion. How many good ideas do we talk ourselves out of? Stick with your next light bulb a few minutes longer. Force some confidence. 

Accept that not everyone is going to have confidence in all you do; all that matters is that you do. 

This dress is one of those confidence-boosting dresses. Add that to working hard three different ways, and I'm calling it a basic necessity I never knew I had.

PS: It's 3 degrees outside. Fast and blurry iPhone pictures.

Work

Black Blazers are my uniform.  These boots are on their third year and keep getting better.

Sweater Dress: Banana Republic here // Blazer: Elizabeth and James old, similar // Boots: Coach old, similar // Bag: Phillip Lim for Target old, similar

Night

Over the Knees is a trend that gained speed last fall, and I've decided I'm in. For winter in Minnesota, it makes tights at night (almost) not necessary. 

Sweater Dress: Banana Republic here // Knee-Highs: Banana Republic (sold out) // Boots: Nine West, similar // Necklace: Argento Vivo, similar

Day

Again with over the knees, but this time a full boot.  A vest in place of a blazer adds polish without formality.  

Sweater Dress: Banana Republic, here // Vest: Banana Republic (sold out) // Boots: Black Saks Fifth Avenue, similar // Necklaces: Argento Vivo, similar, Stella and Dot here