It's that time of month again - by which I mean, it's time for Petite Fashion Challenge #12! I was actually very excited about this one, which is being hosted by the lovely Khatu:
From Night to Day: Restyle a glamorous look that you would typically wear for a night-out-on-the-town into daytime casual wear. Easy right? Bonus points if you can restyle it for work!
This one really "hit home" for me in a lot of ways, because when I first moved home after graduation, I was commuting to work in the city from Long Island. This meant, of course, that if I intended to go out at night, I had to really plan ahead - I couldn't pop back to my apartment to quickly change into something more appropriate for a bar/club/general night out on the town!
This dress is one I've blogged about before, but you'll likely see many a time again. I'm just in love! Turtlenecks have been big this season which is great - it's one of those rare times that a fashion trend is actually practical, too. Since yesterday was oh so cold (hey, winter, where'd you come from?) I decided to make this low-cut jersey dress more work-appropriate by pairing it with a similarly-colored turtleneck. I didn't want to be bogged down in black, so I also warmed it up (literally and figuratively) with some greyish-brown tights.
When I was commuting, I learned to bring a few key pieces with me that could be used to transition an outfit from workwear to night-wear without weighing down my bag insanely. Jewelry, lightweight tops, and maybe a pair of heels! For this PFC, I had barely any time to take photos - but yesterday seemed like the perfect time to snap a few, since I actually needed to wear an outfit that went from "day to night" since I had an event to dash out to right after work. So, I planned ahead and tossed a few items in my bag...
|Gold chain, Grandmother's; Statement necklace, Charlotte Russe (similar here); |
Belt, H&M (similar here); Bangles, from India (similar here)
By nixing the turtleneck and thin gold chain in favor of a bold arm party and an even bolder statement necklace, the look isn't nearly as prim and proper. The low neckline of the dress is far more appropriate for a night out, whether to dinner with friends or the bar, and the thin jersey turtleneck fits easily into my bag! I ordinarily would have tossed the tights too, but it was freezing and after our almost LA-winter thus far, I just haven't adjusted to this cold yet!
|Dress, H&M Sz XS (similar here); Shoes, Nine West Rocha Sz 5; Tights, HUE; |
Watch, MK Mini-Runway in Gold; Bag, MK, old;
But maybe I'd be able to shed the tights after donning a liquid layer, haha! But until then, I'll be bundling up and covering up both my day and night outfits in this warm coat, which I just recently got back from the tailors after having had slimmed. What do you think? Am I ready for the cold winter ahead?