Friday, November 18, 2011

Dress Me Up!

Hello Everyone!
Do I need some new dresses to add to my wardrobe? The answer is *yes*.
It's been years since I bought a new one. Seriously. For many years I worked
in the fine jewelry retail sales industry and that is all I wore. Dresses, suits and
 skirts all day everyday so I think I got very tired of them. Now I don't own a one.
Except for my wedding dress and a few MC ball gowns I have saved.
Join me to see what I've been finding and pinning to my Pinterest boards. 


A lively green cross wrap style. Love the color.
 Sweater dresses are very popular right now. This oatmeal colored fringe is adorable.
A plum color sweater dress with ruffled sleeves.
 This army green sweater dress looks comfortable.
One of my favorites is this taupe sweater dress. 
 A cute sweater and skirt combo. Love the royal blue purse too.
How about a fun ruffled pink dress for parties?
Isn't this sassy? I love the wide purple skirt and bow. The shoes are wow too!
When spring comes around I'm going to add a maxi dress or two.
For next years MC Ball I am searching for this red beauty. Love it!
Do you wear dresses all the time or only once in a while?
What is your favorite place to buy them?
Have a wonderful weekend!

21 comments:

Emelia DiCarlo said...

Beautiful Melissa, I can see you in all of them!!!!The red gown , I thought that was you!It is gorgeous.Happy Thanksgiving and thank you fro being such a wonderful blog friend to me in these difficult days.

Blondie's Journal said...

I love the sweater dresses...they look good with heels or boots, dressed up or down.

My downfall is high end department stores like Nordstroms and Neiman Marcus. But they have sales all the time and I never pay full price!

If you stock up on dresses, let us have a peek!

XO,
Jane

April said...

That red dress is to-die-for!

Savvy Seasons said...

Once again, great taste!! I love all the dresses. I don't know why, but my eyes keep going to the purple dress with the cute sexy black heals.

Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful weekend! xo ~Liz

Cindy said...

Oh Melissa! I love the first purple dress! And the black skirt with the black cardigan is gorgeous!
Hugs, Cindy

Kris said...

I use to wear suits, dresses when I worked but haven't purchased a dress in years. If I had the shape I had in my 30's-40's I would buy that purple dress! It is darling and I bet it would look really pretty on you!

Kris

AngelaV said...

I like dresses. I wear them to church a lot. I love the ones you have picked.

Barbara F. said...

I haven't bought a dress since 2004. It was very dressy as I was celebrating a special birthday! I donated it when I moved 3 1/2 years ago. Yes, I need a new wardrobe, including undergarments (just bought a body shaper and I love it). xo

Traci said...

Really cute dresses! I went years without wearing dresses but I've bought some the last couple of years. I bought my first maxi this summer & it's so comfy!

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

Melissa, these are all so pretty! I'm with you...once I left corporate America, I didn't want to see another dress or suit! Last year I did get some wrap dresses and hopped on the maxi bandwagon over the summer. If you buy any, please share them with us! I'm sure they will be gorgeous!

Kelly said...

Oh I love all of those too. I love the oatmeal sweater dress with the tights and boots. That red ball gown is stunning! That would be a great color on you too. I don't have very many dresses in my wardrobe either. I don't go many places that require a dress and I prefer dressing casually. I used to work in an office and had to dress up everyday too. I love being in jeans or sweatpants now. ha!

Pam said...

Where have I been, I didn't know that sweater dresses were popular. Love them!

Maria Elena said...

Melissa, I have not bought a dress since 2008 when I stopped working. LOL Like you, dresses and suits was all I used to wear for a long time and now, I just love a pair of jeans or slacks with a nice sweater of blouse and during the summer, I have my maxi dresses. I do love all your choices and sweater dresses and so pretty and comfortable.

Jeanette said...

I love all of them. I never really have a chance to get dressed up anymore. Its so nice to look girly the only thing I hate is the pantyhose or the tights part. I think you would look fabulous in any of your choices! xoxo

Katherines Corner said...

These are all gorgeous Melissa. Lord I miss my old body. I would have snagged any of them. But alas my menopause middle prevents me from wearing anything to clingy... xo

Cricket said...

I loved everyone one, and think you would look fantastic in any and all of them!!

Angela said...

I love them all. My favorite is the hot pink one. I get a lot of my dresses from Spiegel.

Have a great week!

-Angela

Justabeachkat said...

I actually live in dresses all spring and summer. They are cooler than shorts to me and I can wear them anywhere. Love them. I can dress them up or down. Of course, I live in Florida so it makes sense. I actually have pretty good luck at our local Ross.

Love the ones you have shown.

Hugs,
Kat

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Great choices Melissa! I have been enjoying them on Pinterest too!
I love wearing dresses but alas not that often anymore. I wish I had more occasions to put them on.
Thanks for the inspiration too!
Cindy

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Many Blessings to you and your love ones this Thanksgiving..Hugs and smiles Gloria

Russianmafiaman said...

Melissa where did you get the Taupe Sweater Dress? My Girlfriend really likes it and I want to get it for her but I can't find it anywhere. If you could tell me that would be a huge help.

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