3.09.2010

Two ways to wear it....

My problem is i like clothes.....
and i really like them when they cost less then $30.
So....
when i find a screaming deal....
i want you to benefit as well.
I just wanted to show you TWO ways ...
even though there are multiple ways...
to wear this cute wrap dress that i picked up
at Target last week for $25.
Dress it up with some tights ..
{which i also scored at Target on clearance for $3}
and wear some cute knee high boots.
The boots are from Anthro last year....but i see them
on Ebay all the time.
I also feel like a great pair of knee high riding boots is like
investing in your child's education....
it's a great investment;-)

Or....dress them down...

and wear the dress over jeans...which are tucked into your boots.

This is where you can actually wear those skinny style jeans...

because your tush isn't showing....it's covered by the dress.

If you don't have knee high boots...wear the dress over jeans...

with a ballet flat.

Now...go forth ...and blow the other moms away.

*style tips provided to you today by my new sponsor: Air France*

*just kidding....it sounded good though...*


55 comments:

Blondie's Journal said...

I love both looks. And I love that you are encouraging moms to dress as they like, not as they 'should'.

Bring it on!!

xoxo
Jane

blue moss said...

saw that dress on target....and loved it, but didn't think i would like it on me....
you look great in it...think i may have to try it on...
and i love the boots...
i've been trying to get a pair on ebay, but they always seem to go to someone else...maybe one day!!
all the best
michelle

Simply Mel said...

You are so darn funny! J'adore your Air France humor, but LOVE your adorable outfits!

Simply Me Art said...

Too funny, I bought the Blue one last week at Target. Converse, Yes? Love it.. I was saving it for a little warmer weather to wear with boots and knee highs and a little sweater, maybe this weekend. Cute both ways. xo Jamie

Julie Harward said...

I love both ways...I would look silly in it but you look very cute! The ballet flats would be cute too! Come say hi :D

Teresa said...

Oh!
Looks so cute both ways!
You gotta take that TARGET dress to FRANCE!!!! ;o)
I got a darling black dress to wear over jeans at Walmart! Yeah! Oh...and I putting my oldest denim jacket with it!
keep the outfits coming!
I luv me some outfit ideas!
xxooxx

Jennifer said...

So cute! Walmart has a similar dress in their clearance racks right now for $5.

I wish we could wear boots like that in AZ! It's usually so warm that wearing anything more than flats feels way overdone. We're too casual here! lol

traci said...

very cute!! i bought a sundress from there last week to wear with jeans and my cowboy boots. can't wait to wear it.

Kacey said...

So cute! How did I miss this when I was in Target twice last week?

the cinnamon post said...

we don't have Target here in Canada....so very sad for me. But you look fab. I will try and find something similar and do these looks. Love them. And THAT is the only way I pick out things for myself...by copying someone else. Anytime I can wear jeans AND cover my butt at the same time with something pretty...well...I'm all for that. And the springtime is PERFECT for this look. PLEASE do this again...I like copying your clothing...I hope you don't mind...
~Tara

the cinnamon post said...

we don't have Target here in Canada....so very sad for me. But you look fab. I will try and find something similar and do these looks. Love them. And THAT is the only way I pick out things for myself...by copying someone else. Anytime I can wear jeans AND cover my butt at the same time with something pretty...well...I'm all for that. And the springtime is PERFECT for this look. PLEASE do this again...I like copying your clothing...I hope you don't mind...
~Tara

These Simple Minutes said...

I thought, "I recognize that stop!" I love your ideas, Kasey...and your boots.

TheSmithHotel said...

AHHHH~ I can't be a follower anymore!!!!! I am a copycat~yes I admit~what not me~! I WON'T go to Target(husband is outa town tomorrow-YES). I am WEAK! I had to run to TJMaxx-why because of those dang shoes you bought~wore them proudly to church-yes I did! I have tall boots,I have skinny jeans.....just need some more items like a DRESS to wear with them........At least when you go to France I can't go there-no passport-
Okay I am not a stalker ;)!

Think anyone will notice when I wear my new dress to church?

~Jody~

Heidi said...

I love that you shop both at Target and Anthropologie, Your a well rounded shopper!!!! love the looks...

Jill said...

Um, how cute are you?
Love the dress, love the tights, boots, everything.

Dreamy Whites said...

You are so darn cute!! I LOVE boots. My husband bought me a pair of frye boots for my birthday last year. I can't get enough of them. I even use them as decoration in the house. See getting double use out of them!!! I talked to my sister on the phone last night, she is pregnant with number 9, I had to catch her up on all of your posts!! You are so much fun. We never know what to expect from you. That is what I love most about you!! well & your amazing style!
Take care,
Maria
Your comment you left me yesterday~you are too funny!

Love the Decor! said...

You are darling and are one of those gals who can totally pull off both looks!!

Farmgirl Paints said...

Both very cute. Gotta love Target:)

Pots 'n Prims said...

LOVE IT! I actually bought that dress ~ and the one made just like it but in blue/white pinstripes...and have been itching to wear it already (been too cold)...VERY CUTE ideas!! :)
From a fellow clothes junkie,
lisa

debra said...

Thanks for sharing that is so cute and comfortable looking.

Preppy Mama said...

Love both looks!! What a great idea, I think I might try skinny jeans this way...only because you suggest it!!Thanks!

Heather K. said...

Cute dress!!!! Love the boots! Both styles are fun!!!!

Martha said...

You are too cute for words!

Katy Noelle said...

Cute dress (love the details of the tights and the key)!

Love Target fashion but got to get this Mom bod in shape to wear it!

Kristin @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia said...

You are way too cute Kasey, you look awesome in both!!!
XO
Kristin

littlebyrd said...

Loving both cutie!!

Anonymous said...

Kasey,

I really enjoy reading your blog. Here is a tip: a cute skinny or fat brown belt over the dress would be awesome (to show off the waist and give it more definition). The dress is very cute with those boots. I will say that I don't like dresses with jeans. I am short so it always looks sloppy and makes me look shorter. Keep up the good work though! I always look forward to a new post!

Carmen said...

Love the dress...very cute! Don't forget you can also wear it with flip flops when it gets warm. Yay for warm weather on the way! :)

Ticking and Toile said...

OK....YOU are adorable....I just asked my 14 year old if I could pull something off like that, and she said, yeah, mom you just gotta go with it & not feel awkward....ok!...I'm off to target tomorrow! Thanks for the inspiration, I wish you could come dress me!! lol

Shellagh

Julie Johnson said...

Thanks for enabling me to shop yet again! You look so cute- both ways are great. It would be cute with a cardigan on top too. What fun!

Katie said...

I love it! And I was just at Tar-jay tonight! I will be checking that dress out soon! I want a pair of riding or cowboy boots so bad I can taste it! I am waiting till I find just the right pair! :)

Wendy @ The Shabby Nest said...

Stylish as always. Do I expect anything else?

Little Emma said...

You look PERFECT in both ways!!! Love that dress...xx

Zaira

Zita - Mlle Magpie said...

Dang it, Kasey, that's such a fabulous dress and a bargain, but there's no Anthro anywhere near me up here in Canada! p.s. you look so cool and stylish, girl!

adrienne said...

you are super cute! thanks for the style tips! keep 'em coming!!

Tracey said...

You ALWAYS look adorable my friend!!! Keep those style tips coming...I could use them :)

Did you find anyrhing at anthro yesterday???

:) T

Jboo said...

You are so cute! Both of those looks look great on you!

Janet

Rue said...

I love it both ways! (I know that doesn't sound right LOL)

I'm so sorry about Lola's accident. Poor baby. I hope it heals soon.

Happy Birthday to Fin!

xoxo,
rue

Simone said...

Oh, you are so gorgeous, you look GREAT Kasey....love both looks. I was thinking I could travel light to Paris but now I am not so sure!

I hope that Lola's face is healing....good job on the girl scout cookies :)

Loved your post about Fin turning 5. Laughed about the butt-wiping comment, funny how certain things really show how they are growing older....my son will be 5 in September :(

Have a great day! xo

Beki - TheRustedChain said...

I.Need.Boots.

Anonymous said...

I am running to Target
RIGHT NOW!

Tiedupmemories said...

Very cute both ways! I'm going on Ebay now to look for boots!

Lemonade Makin' Mama said...

Cuh-ute!!

I love it both ways, but the jeans option is adorable and I'm going to have to get brave and try that.

You rock. :)

Mommy Lisa said...

I wish I could wear riding boots - I have totally thick calves...ick.

You look very stylish.

a little bit vintage said...

Super cute...LOVE the dress...and the tights. :)

Smiles,
Rachel

Miss Tiff said...

U are just too cute! Luv the ideas. I have 2 outta the 3.

Anne Marie said...

love it!! great idea showing that.......it's how i dress most days.......layered and comfy....yet feminine........
very well done

Laura said...

Hi Kasey, you're looking so lovely, way to go HOT MOM! Popping by to catch up with all my fave blogs. God bless!

Tu-de-lu,
Laura
www.allaboutpretty.typepad.com

Melanie said...

You are too cute!

I like both looks but my fav is the tights:)

Alisa said...

I almost picked that same dress up myself, the other day.

Anita said...

Too cute girlie! I always have boot envy of you....

Becolorful said...

What a fun post. I really like it over jeans. Gotta love a bargain. :0

Lindsey said...

Both looks are just lovely! I passed that dress up at Target! Talked myself right out of it. I do love clothes. Even better when they are fairly good quality for less. It would be nice to see more posts like this here and there. I need major help in the fashion dept.! :) BTW-thanks for sharing about the boots. :) I have yet to own a pair knee high boots! Gasp! I'm 5'1". I do really like those! Maybe I could pull it off? Lindsey :)

Nishant said...

I love both ways...I would look silly in it but you look very cute! The ballet flats would be cute too! Come say hi :D
work at home in india

myflsun said...

I bought that dress, too, a couple of weeks ago! I wore it to church the next day with heels and a sweater. The next weekend I wore it to a birthday party over a dark grey, long-sleeved tee and dark grey leggings (on clearance from wal-mart!). Sigh....I love that dress. You look fab in it, too!