One Dress-Eight Ways- Part 1

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Hey, dolls!!

Happy Fri-yay!!!! πŸ™‚ I had such a fun and productive week with 2 blog photo shoots, a fun post shopping styling night and few more items being put into my routine from my ‘101 things in 1001 days list,‘ that I don’t even feel like I neeeed a weekend. Don’t get me wrong, I am always down for a few days ‘off’ but this week didn’t drag for me. I think because on my list was to start going to be earlier and waking up earlier and I honestly feel so much better! I prefer to take my time in the morning making coffee and breakfast and getting ready and lately I have been pressing snooze so much that I have been rushing around and starting my day off on the wrong foot. Try it for a week, I bet you will feel better too! Now if I could just add in a morning workout I would be really happy! HA! Still working on that part! πŸ™‚ I also love the feeling of accomplishment you get when get stuff done and I really tried to be intentional with ALL my time this week and it totally paid off! Hooray! So on to my fun styling shoot. πŸ™‚ Thanks to Lauren at LEA Photography for another fantastic day of style shots! πŸ™‚ You guys have to check her out and set something up!

One of the most important things in your wardrobe is versatility. You shouldn’t buy anything that you can’t see yourself wearing at least 3-5 times or ways. I added the 3 in there for all you ladies that don’t like to re-wear your clothes so you can ease into being more mindful in your shopping but my rule in the dressing room is 5. Tell me at least 5 ways you are going to wear this and then you can add it to your ‘yes’ pile. Try it in your closet sometime and you’ll be amazed at the outfits you come up with or just contact me and I’ll do it for you.Either way, you can get so much more wear out of your clothes then you give them credit for. So that leads me to this idea I came up with. Making 8 fun outfits with 1 dress. When I worked retail full time I was constantly added a basic black t-shirt/jersey/sweater dress into the dressing room for my clients because it is the best piece to have in your wardrobe for versatility. The amount of things you can do with it is endless, I went with 8 but I could have easily come up with more but I think 3 posts would have been a little excessive, agreed?

Black Dress 2Black Dress 3Black Dress 5Black Dress 6Black Dress 7Black Dress 8

Where are you wearing these outfits?

Answer: Shopping or running around on the weekends, brunch with the girls or anywhere you want to look cozy and cute

|Outfit Details |

|Banana RepublicΒ Dress| H&M Poncho- on sale!Β | SimilarΒ Hue Tights | Similar Target Leg Warmers |Anne Klein Boots |Similar Black Clutch |Kate Spade Earrings |Alexis Bittar Bangle |Nordstrom Link Bracelet |Alex and Ani Bracelet|M.A.C. ‘Stripdown’ Liner | M.A.C. ‘Fleshpot’ Lipstick | M.A.C. ‘Viva Glam V’ Lipglass| Old Navy unavailable, try this Topshop Scarf | David and YoungΒ FloppyΒ Hat |

Black Dress 14Black Dress 16Black Dress 17

Where are you wearing this outfit?

Answer: When you have five minutes to get dressed you throw on your go-to black dress, a flannel, your mocs and call it a day. Grab your scarf and put it on in the car. I call this- a day in the life of a nanny, one bobby pin bun and all!

| Outfit Details |

| Banana Republic Dress | Old Navy Flannel | BP Scarf | Minnetonka Moccasins |Kate Spade purse unavailable, try this one |Michael Kors watch, similar |BP Statement Necklace |M.A.C. ‘Pink Nouveau’ Lipglass |

Black Dress 21Black Dress 20Black Dress 19

Where are you wearing this outfit?

Answer: Dinner and a movie, wine tasting

| Outfit Details |

| Banana RepublicΒ Dress| TopShop Jacket | Nordstrom Tights | Boots old, love these fringe boots | Similar Black ClutchΒ |BP Leopard Scarf |M.A.C. ‘Magenta’ Liner | NarsΒ Schiap’ Lipstick |

So how easy and great were these outfits? All you need is a few different accessories and you can wear your black dress over and over! Stay tuned for the next 4 outfits tomorrow! πŸ™‚

Sorry this post is a little later then I planned, the Comcast guy took 2 hours of my blog writing time when he was trying to fix the cable, that jerk, ha, just kidding!

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful night!

xoxo,

Madelyn

6 Responses
  • Lauren
    January 24, 2015

    I love the suggestions of where to wear the outfit!

    • MadelynMartin
      January 25, 2015

      Thanks, Lauren!! I thought it was a helpful idea!

  • Kirstin
    January 25, 2015

    Love this!! So fun to see all the different ways to wear a basic dress

    • MadelynMartin
      January 26, 2015

      Thanks, Kirstin!!
      I’m glad you liked it! I dare you to try it with something in your own closet! You’ll be surprised at you can come up with!
      xoxo,
      Madelyn

  • Katie
    February 26, 2015

    Do you have a headache in that last picture? I hope not! You should write a post on herbal remedies I get them all the time and drink gun powder tea with garlic and pepper in it to help. Please do a post! What are your tips since you have so many recipes?

    • MadelynMartin
      February 26, 2015

      Hey girl!
      I actually rarely get headaches, only if I’m under caffeinated or it’s that time of the month. I try to eat really healthy so in my opinion your body is trying to tell you something if you have a headache. I would look into some herbal supplements or essential oils to help balance you! If I come across a water infused remedy I will post it for sure!

      Thanks for stopping by!
      Xoxo,
      Madelyn

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