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:
Casual Spring Dress – for a work lunch meeting:
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:
Simply styled with a strappy heel and some bling.
Casual Spring Dress for Sunday brunch or church:
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:
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:
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.