day to night

As a PR gal in DC, there are days when work turns into happy hour or a networking event. And on those days, you do not want to be stuck in a frumpy getup. In comes the one item every woman should have in their bedazzled tool belt: the day-to-night dress. When Dressbarn sent me this gorgeous cobalt and navy frock, I was a) shocked, and b) super excited to style it for a work to happy hour look. 
My mom has always been a fan of Dressbarn, therefore, I never considered checking it out. Sure, she is pretty stylish herself (good genes I guess), but who would have known that they have some of the cutest dresses I’ve seen this season! Featuring florals, graphic prints, color blocking and some amazing cuts, Dressbarn has truly won me over with their feminine and classic pieces. Check out some of my favorites here, here and here. And even better – when you buy two dress, you get $10 off using code DRESSES13….do it!
I immediately knew this would be the perfect dress to style for a double feature. The versatile color blocking and balanced silhouette allow for some great pairings.

c/o Dressbarn dress, Forever 21 blazer (similar), Nine West booties (similar), Forever 21 necklace, Micheal Kors watch, Nails: Essie Mesmerize
The easiest way to make any dress office-ready is my throwin’ on a structured blazer and simple accessories. Pairing these nude booties and bold necklace with a blazer in a fun print helped to keep the look perfect for day while still adding some personal touches.
Happy Hour

c/o Dressbarn dress, Zara heels (similar), Forever 21 faux leather jacket (similar), Banana Republic earrings (similar), Bracelet: unkown, similar here, Nails: Essie Mesmerize

Ditching the blazer and nude heels, sliding on this edgy jacket and matching color blocked heels was the perfect way to transition into evening. It’s just enough to show off some personal style while still highlighting the fun colors of the dress. 
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Photography by Emily Lucas. Find her on Facebook and Instagram!


  1. 4.4.13
    Mom said:

    I love the two different looks. I am on my way to Dress Barn…but don’t tell your dad :)!

  2. 4.4.13

    Love this dress!! Who knew about Dress Barn…Love the night look best! But honestly both are amazing..

  3. 4.8.13

    Hi! Came over from The Average Girls Guide to say hello and that I am your newest follower <3


    The Fashionable ESQ (Esquire)

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