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6 Ways To Style A Casual Spring Dress

6 Ways To Style A Casual Spring Dress

6 Ways To Style A Casual Spring Dress

Today I’m teaming up with Nordstrom to show 6 different ways to style a casual Spring dress.  I do not wear as many dresses since having kids but when I do I almost always get them from Nordstrom.  They carry so many different styles and price points.  I am always able to find something in my price range (usually under $100 unless it is for a special occasion).

If you remember a few weeks ago on Instagram I shared the life changing moment when I found out Nordstrom now offers curbside pick-up.  Is that even fair?  I was laughing just thinking what my husband’s reaction would be.  I can shop online during nap time and then drive to the store to pick up my clothes without even taking my boys out of their car seats.   I am so lucky to live just FIVE MINUTES from a Nordstrom store (unplanned, I swear).  With two kids (1 and 4 years old) trying things on in stores is rarely an option for me.   The curbside pick-up has been a real game changer when I am in a pinch for something to wear for a particular occasion.  I also utilize Nordstrom.com’s free shipping on an all too regular basis as well.

So anyway…today I’m sharing a casual Spring dress that can be styled several way for lots of different occasions.  It would be a great option to bring on a vacation because it packs so small in a suitcase and can be reworn to look like a different outfit.   Did I mention the front of the dress is two layers (i.e. if you do bring it on a warm weather vacation it will absorb your sweat without showing through)?  Not that you or I sweat (or poop, or pluck chin hairs).

I am wearing this ruched dress in a size small which is my usual size.   If you want more of a bodycon type fit (which is more flattering on a variety of body frames than most people think) I would recommend sizing down from your usual size.   This dress comes in several color choices – including GRAY!!   If you follow my Instagram you know I am a huge fan of gray!  I can’t remember what came over me the day I decided to buy this rose color, but I ended up loving it.  Did I mention this dress is machine washable and only $56?   Dry clean only is usually a deal breaker for me.

So below I’m sharing some style ideas that will take this casual Spring dress through several occasions:

Casual Spring Dress – Out to lunch with girlfriends:

Connecticut life and style blogger, Pinteresting Plans shares how to take a casual Spring dress from the office, to church, to date night.

Scarf (similar)  |  Jefferey Campbell Booties (true to size and amazing quality)  |  Burberry Sunglasses

I paired this Spring dress with a simple scarf (my exact scarf is currently out of stock from Nordstrom) and my favorite Spring booties.

Casual Spring Dress – for a work lunch meeting:

Connecticut life and style blogger, Pinteresting Plans shares how to take a casual Spring dress from the office, to church, to date night.

Blazer (similar)  |  Rebecca Minkoff Satchel  |  2 Piece Statement Necklace  |  Nude Heeled Sandal  |  Burberry Sunglasses

This picture is really showing how badly I need my hair done :).   I added a white blazer (similar, mine is several years old) and simple heeled sandal to this casual Spring dress to take it to more of business casual look.  A white blazer is a great layering pieces for so many occasions in Spring and Summer.  I wear mine often over dresses or over a cami paired with jeans and heels.

Casual Spring Dress – for date night:

Connecticut life and style blogger, Pinteresting Plans shares how to take a casual Spring dress from the office, to church, to date night.

Earrings (similar only $25)  |  Necklace (similar on sale)  |  Metallic Strappy Heel (similar here and here)  |  Burberry Sunglasses

Simply styled with a strappy heel and some bling.

Casual Spring Dress for Sunday brunch or church:

Connecticut life and style blogger, Pinteresting Plans shares how to take a casual Spring dress from the office, to church, to date night.

Cardigan  |  Necklace (similar on sale for $12)  |  Burberry Sunglasses  | Marc Fisher Wedge Sandals (also love this more affordable pair)

I you follow me on Instagram you know I wear this Free People cardigan all the time.  I have it in pink and ivory.  It’s been in and out of stock a lot lately because it went on major sale, so you can find a similar options here.  My exact “blush” colored wedges are in limited sizes but this blush option is very similar and this pair is more affordable and has a fun lace up detail.

Casual Spring Dress – to the theater:

Connecticut life and style blogger, Pinteresting Plans shares how to take a casual Spring dress from the office, to church, to date night.

Long Cardigan (similar)  |  2 Piece Statement Necklace  |  Rebecca Minkoff Satchel  |  Burberry Sunglasses  | Over the Knee Boots (similar)

My husband told me I paired a Mr. Rogers sweater with Pretty Woman boots for this look and suggested maybe it would be appropriate for a librarian.   Aren’t husbands the sweetest 🙂 ?   I was thinking something in the evening since this is a way to style a casual Spring dress for cooler temperatures.  The statement necklace I am wearing is a two piece item that can be worn as just a choker or bib alone or paired together as I am wearing it above.  By the way – I really wish I knew how to use Photoshop so I could get rid of that awkward nostril flare.

Casual Spring Dress – for running around with the kids:

Connecticut life and style blogger, Pinteresting Plans shares how to take a casual Spring dress from the office, to church, to date night.

Rebecca Minkoff Satchel  |  Adidas Superstar Sneakers (size down)  |  Denim Jacket  |  Long Necklace (similar on sale for $12)  |  Burberry Sunglasses

I am so happy that sneakers have become stylish again.   It makes my life as a mom much easier!   This Adidas pair has been in and out of stock in the rose gold color I have but they also come in black, white, and silver stripes that would all pair well with this dress.

SHOP CASUAL SPRING DRESSES:


I’d love to hear where you’re wearing dresses this time of year.   My husband and I are at the age where we aren’t invited to as many weddings so I am attending a lot of baby showers and BBQ’s as the temps warm up.

Thank you to Nordstrom for sponsoring this post.

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  • Jeeyoung
    March 1, 2017 at 1:16 pm

    Love all the different ways you styled that versatile dress! Looking good mama!

    • rachelmacgillis@gmail.com
      March 2, 2017 at 1:15 am

      thanks so much jee young!! xoxo

  • Anna
    March 1, 2017 at 10:03 pm

    Wow you styled it so many different ways, and I love them all! But as a lazy mom my favorite must be the athleisure look and the oversized cardi with wedges! Great job Rach!
    XO,
    Anna
    http://www.blushingrosestyle.com

    • rachelmacgillis@gmail.com
      March 2, 2017 at 1:15 am

      thanks Anna!!! mom style 😉

  • Lauren B.
    March 1, 2017 at 10:56 pm

    Love the way you styled this so many different ways! Nailed it!
    xx, Lo {www.rosesandrainboots.com}

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  • Sue
    March 5, 2017 at 2:47 am

    You look beautiful, Rachel!

    • rachelmacgillis@gmail.com
      March 5, 2017 at 3:20 am

      thank you so much sue!!! so happy you stumbled by. I hope you’re doing well. xox

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  • Ally Day
    March 23, 2017 at 11:30 am

    Love them all. Thanks for sharing these great ideas and styles with one casual dress.

    • rachelmacgillis@gmail.com
      March 23, 2017 at 1:17 pm

      thank you so much ally!! have a great day

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