Change of A Dress
While you may easily overlook the power potential of a tan dress, I say it is one of those closet essentials that is truly underestimated. You can easily go from meet-the-parents sweet to drop dead diva with just a few quick accessory changes. And if we're confessing here, I must admit to having a closet full of festive prints that can barely be worn more than once. That's the secret power of a solid dress: it out performs any print, since you can transform the way you wear it each and every time.
This lovely sample above? The perfectly polished Sunset Boulevard dress from Shabby Apple. This, dear style lovers, is what happens when khaki meets curves. The fabric has a hint of sheen, a bit of stretch, and is nipped and tucked in all the right places. If you're looking for a versatile piece that will go from day to night and back to day again, this is the number.
My favorite way to wear a piece like this? With sizzle. Lots of it. A bold cuff, towering tall heels and (just to mix it up a bit) a lady-like scarf tied about the neck. Add big sunglasses (is there any other kind?) and voila! You are ready for anything that this fabulous life might throw your way.
So... who, you may be asking is Shabby Apple? They are a "no boys allowed" brand. What do I mean by that? It's all about the dress and the skirt. There are no pants to be found anywhere on their site. Dressing in skirts and dresses is the epitome of femininity if you ask me. There's no mistaking that you see yourself as a woman when you walk into a room in heels and a dress. And certainly not a dress like this. Va-va-voom, baby!