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.
Dress: Richard Chai
Clutch: Victoria’s Secret
Shoes: Steve Madden
Necklace: Fred Meyer’s
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.
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.
Blazer: Bebe (thrifted)
Necklace: Mary Kay
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.
I love the detailing on the deep blue dress
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
on the end
of her finger
to her eyes
~ Heather burns
To see the other dresses, and how I styled them, see: