Friday, September 23, 2011

fash•ion (fash-uh n) | mid-week denim

Monday - Thursday I have a business casual dress code at work which basically restricts us from wearing jeans.  Friday is the casual dress day when everyone can wear jeans and because I struggle with finding the perfect pair that looks the way I want them to look, I rarely exercise that option. 

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Just because I have an aversion to jeans on me, doesn't mean I don't love denim.  I love it.  Since I struggle finding the right pair of jeans that fit me right, I have to find other forms of denim to wear.

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outfit details | dress & vest - thrifted | belt - michael kors | boots - dingo by steve madden | necklace - c/o diviene|

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Insert this denim dress I scored at Goodwill for $5.  Yes, it does sort of resemble something Dolly Parton would have worn in the 80s (or present day), but it has become a great staple in my closet.  I would never dare wear the dress on its own because it is a little much, but throwing on a vest, sweater or doubling it up with another button down over it changes its dynamic.  However, I'll be honest, if I didn't find $5 in the dress pocket while I was trying it on, I may have not bought it.  A denim dress can be seen as a huge fashion no-no or in my case it could be an alternative option to celebrating the joy of denim since I can't with jeans.  However, the best part though about this dress, is that I can sort of bend the no jeans rule mid-week because technically this is a dress and not pants. :)

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|What are your thoughts on denim beyond the traditional pair of pants? Yay or nay?|

18 comments:

Tiffany said...

Oh, that's adorable!! I love how layered the sweater vest over it and belted it. It turned out really cute!

While I don't have anything denim other than jeans, I don't have anything against it! In fact, I really want to find myself a good denim jacket!

Ashleigh said...

You made this dress WORK! Gotta love a Goodwill bargain. I adore my denim but I also love other bottom options as well. In summer it's nothing but flowy skirts and cords are my fave in fall. Have a lovely weekend!

No Guilt Fashion said...

I would have never put this together, but I love how it looks. You look great!

The Foodie Mommie said...

This is SUPER cute! I LOVE the boots! I just saw a little denim dress like that at Kohl's the other day, I may have to go and try it on!

Mel said...

I love the way you mixed it up. Super cute!

Lisa - Archives Vintage said...

$5 in the pocket?! free dress, score!!!

Della said...

I've never found money in anything! I find that a bit ridiculous...it must be because I'm a college student. Ha!

I love the dress! It will be the perfect thing to remix this fall.

clementine* said...

that dress paid for itself!? it was meant to be. you rock that outfit :)

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Healthy and Homemade said...

What a super cute way to do casual Friday's at work! Love it!

Britt said...

Love a great good will find!! Have you tried Joe's provocateur jeans? I think those would be a good fit for you, or the kelly fit from Citizens of humanity!

eek said...

I think this dress looks darling on you! I tend not to wear jeans in the summer because it's just too hot. I also like to wear denim skirts :)

CessOviedo said...

So cute! Wearing the knit vest on top totally give is a fun and chic twist!

Cess O. <3 The Outfit Diaries

Kathryn said...

I love love love how you layered your sweater vest over the dress! Denim dresses can't be pulled off by everyone but you totally pull it off.

Kinsey said...

I struggle with finding the perfect denim as well, so I love the way you found to wear it! Beautiful combination!

Samantha said...

That is such a cute way to wear your denim dress!! I love how you managed to have an alternate for jeans that is so stylish!

xo, sam

Tamara Styles said...

cute outfit..and you are working it in those pictures girl..GET IT GIRL! Its my first visit over here.

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Lora said...

Love it! Pairing a denim shirt dress with the vest is a great way to take the chambray trend into fall. I bet you could even tuck that into (or knot it) a longer, flowy skirt to make it into a really cute top.