Blue Chai T-Back: Target Dress #4

This Richard Chai design is the fourth and final Target dress from the mini-spree I had a few weeks ago (and it’s also a GO International Designer Collective piece). It’s a great alternative to the Little Black Dress. Meet the Little Blue Dress.

I wanted to make sure I could change the look of this dress and wear it to a variety of functions, as well as in different seasons. First, I paired it with silver shoes, a pewter clutch and silver jewelry. I’d wear this to a fancy dinner, a wedding, or a New Year’s Eve event.

Richard Chai dress

Dress: Richard Chai
Clutch: Victoria’s Secret
Shoes: Steve Madden
Bracelet: Gifted
Necklace: Fred Meyer’s
Earrings: Target

Next, I swapped out the silver shoes for a nude pair and threw on a bright orange scarf. This would be a nice dinner dress or something I could wear to the symphony.

Richard Chai dress 2

Scarf: Street vendor in NYC
Shoes: Nine West

Finally, I thought about girls’ night out and how I could get a little funky with this dress. I added a black satin blazer, a golden-baubled necklace, and tan faux suede boots with a kitten heel. I’m carrying a flashy, bronze hobo bag too, to make this more fun and less formal. I swapped out the silver-tone earrings for a gold version.

Richard Chai dress 3

Blazer: Bebe (thrifted)
Earrings: Target
Necklace: Mary Kay
Bag: Thrifted
Boots: Rampage

Here’s a thrifty tip: I found the Bebe blazer at Goodwill for $8 but it’s a size 2 (and I’m not). Because of its length and shape I realized this would work as a coat. I can’t button it up, but let’s keep that between you and me.

The total for the first outfit was $65; the second was $105; the third was also $105. Obviously I bought the dress only once so all the pieces you see here total $275. Proof that you can look like a million for much less.

fabric details

I love the detailing on the deep blue dress

mixed textures

Mixing textures and colors makes the outfit less formal

Don’t forget that April in National Poetry Month. To celebrate, here’s a fitting poem:

A Blue Dress

A lady
in a
blue dress

a tear
on the end
of her finger
returned it
to her eyes

and smiled.

~ Heather burns

To see the other dresses, and how I styled them, see:

Spots: Jovovich
Stripes: Thakoon
Floral: Jovovich

1 Comment

Filed under Dress Up Dress Down, Fashion, Hot and Cold, Thrifty

One response to “Blue Chai T-Back: Target Dress #4

  1. I can’t tell you how much I have enjoyed these posts! Those dresses are so cute and it is so fun to see them styled in many different ways. Nicely played!!!

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