Monday, July 20, 2015

8 Ways to Wear the Same Dress

A few months ago I discovered Sonnet James dresses by their adorable marketing on Instagram.  I instantly could tell this was a brand I was interested in and needed to know more.  They advertise these as mom play dresses because they work super well with a bump or no bump, and are wash and go, but you don't have to be a mom to wear them!! :)  Most of their styles work with breastfeeding, which is imperative for me!  Oh - and they are made in the USA which is an insane rarity that must be supported!  You might remember me posting this on my Instagram page about the discovery and my excitement.  

I ended up ordering the Stella dress right away, and when it arrived and I was in love, I contacted them to see if they ever work with tiny bloggers like myself.  :)  I mean, I could create cute pics like this, right?  I have lots of fun accessories, the giraffe, and a baby!  Ha!  Turns out they do, and they gave me a credit to use towards a dress so I could do this post!  So nice!!  With that credit, I ordered the Pink/Orange Remi dress in a Large, but it is too big on me at the moment.  Rats!  Should have done a medium.  And they are AMAZING with their customer service and returns but the medium is out of stock AND I already took the tags off.  And I really try and not be an ass, particularly when receiving free items!  But, I am hoping that when I am done breastfeeding my weight will go back to normal and it will be my size!  Otherwise it will be cute to wear next time I am pregs.  If that happens, I will do another post with a bump!

So here I go with my version, photographed by Nate in Bradley's nursery!  If I had unlimited funds I would dress so cute.  Ha!  But since I don't, I use every trick in the book to pretend like I do and attempt to be cute.  My coworkers are probably so sick of my outfits because I pretty much recycle the same pieces (hello jean jacket three days a week!) and just try and accessorize or style them slightly different each time.  That is what is great about dresses - you really don't need that many comfy/cute dresses because they can be styled in so many ways!  Here are some ways I style this Sonnet James dress, inspired by their cute and creative marketing (including the giraffe). :)  And let's keep in  mind I am NOT a model, but willing to put myself out there to inspire others!

Look #1 - Put Together Mom!  Chew beads, flips, and Bradley's Skip Hop backpack.  Token mom outfit!  I feel like I want to use his bag as a purse...somebody stop me.

Look #2 - Brunchin' Mom!  Whimsical button down, colorful sandals, giant bag filled with life's necessities.  I would wear this bright of an outfit all the time, but I feel like for most it would be more of a springy Sunday morning outfit. :)

My little assistant!  We would set him in his crib for the 3 seconds we would take for each "look" and he would cheer me on. :)  Best assistant ever.

Look #3 - Mom at the Park!  Hunter boots and floppy hat.  The Hunter boots because I am deathly afraid of ticks and the hat for sun protection!  (and to cover day five of unwashed hair?  Ha!)

Look #4 - Put Together Mama!  Statement necklace, striped flats, and MZ Wallace diaper bag.  I can't really think of anywhere I wouldn't wear this?  Oh and I would for sure wear the closed toe shoes for grocery shopping.  I have massacred my pinky toe TWICE on the sketchy Walmart carts.  Not ok.  And maybe another reason I need to just stick with Target!

Look #5 - Working Mom!  Jean jacket, chunky necklace and wedges.  I work in a casual office so knit dresses and jean jackets are acceptable.  Which is a good thing because I think that is all I wear.  

There really is no part of me that is preppy, but for some reason I like popping collars.  

Look #6 - Mom at Work!  Nate called this "Hippie Mom".  Bahaha!  Chew beads (again - can you tell I like those things), Birks, head wrap, and baby! :)  Moms are always working - whether you are a SAHM or work outside the home.  This look is the definition of "play dress" style.  

Look #7 - Mom on the Town!  Scarf, sparkle flats and MZ Wallace purse.  This is how I wore it to the best restaurant in the world with the bestie's fam, Benihana.  This would also be cute for drinks with fellow moms!  (If I drank).

In action.

Look #8 - Mom at Play!  For the pool!  Sunnies, bag o' tricks, sandals.  My kind of day!

The possibilities are endless!  Moral of the story - I love this dress!  Are you a repeat offender and have other tips?  Reminder to check out Sonnet James!

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  1. Cute, cute, cute! Where are your sandals from in look #5?

    1. Target!! I just peeked online and I believe they are the Nala Ankle Strap Wedge. Woo!

    2. Thanks! I feel like this is the time of year when the sandals start to go on sale, ha!

  2. I think look five is my favorite, but, love them all! I will definitely be looking them up! Love your blog:)

    1. Me, too!! That is definitely how I wear it the most. :) Thanks so much!!