Tory Burch Spring

Celebrating This Life

Last fall I wore this Tory Burch dress (see the post here) and declared it one of the dresses in my closet that I can get four seasons worth of wear out of. This winter was so bitterly cold, not only did I not wear any dresses or skirts, I barely posted any outfits! Now that we have warmer weather, I am back to my regular outfit posts here on the blog posting Mondays and Fridays and today, I am making good on my promise to show how I wear this Tory Burch dress in different seasons!

spring ootd

Celebrating This Life

Tory Burch dress and purse

Navy dress, white blouse

Tory Burch

Tory Burch

Tory Burch

Dress: Tory Burch, pre-fall 2015 | Shirt | Purse | Sunglasses | Shoes, old Prada |

When I last photographed this dress it was one of those exceptionally warm September nights, the kind that make you believe that summer will never end. The fireflies show up as dusk, while all the neighbours sit on their porches watching the sun fade into the horizon (can you tell that fall is my favourite time of year!). The air was so warm, I only wore this Tory Burch dress. No need for a cover up. 

When I shot these photos last week, the weather was quite different. While the sun was out and the temperature was rising, there was still a chill in the air reminding you that it's spring. So while it was warm enough for bare legs, it wasn't enough to go bare arms. I pulled out a classic in every women's wardrobe - the white button down. I bought this one from Banana Republic a few weeks ago and it has quickly become my go-to. I love the material and the fit is perfection.  

Have you ever heard of the French women's styling rule as it relates to shoes? I read this tip on blogger Cupcakes and Cashmere's site a few years ago, it goes like this...if your skirt or dress is above the knee, wear flats. If the skirt or dress is below the knee, wear heels. (here is a great article on it). Now yes, there are exceptions or times when I do think a mini skirt and heels looks much better, or long maxi skirts that should only be wore with flat sandals, but I still think it's a pretty good rule, one that I use quite often. 

Now I have shown you how to wear this graphic printed navy dress in the spring, and how to style in the early days of fall. I will keep my promise to share how to wear this dress in a few more seasons, we still have summer, late fall and winter to cover. This is so important to me because...clothing is not cheap! Anytime I buy an investment piece (which is anything over $100 at this point) I try to image all the different wears I can get out of it. Once you divide the price tag with days you plan on wearing it, it is much easier to justify. This dress represented a significant investment to me (actually so did the Robinson crossbody purse, which is why you have probably seen it so many times already on Celebrating This Life!) and I want to get as much use out of it as possible. And if I can help even one of you, dear readers, figure out a way to justify and use that one clothing item you are coveting, well then that would make me all the happier.  
  1. Aw. Looks great with the shirt under it. Definitely a versatile little number!

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  2. Love the structure of this look!

    -Katie

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