Dressed for: The Details

Already Pretty outfit featuring gray shirtdress, blue leather wrap belt, Foley + Corinna Jet Set, Faryl Robin Suzu kimono silk pumps, agate flower necklace

Shirtdress, Land’s End (no longer available) – similar
Belt, Elizabeth Kelly
Pumps, Faryl Robin Suzu via eBaysimilar look
Necklace, a now-defunct Etsy shop – similar items
Bracelets, Bibelot – similar look
Earrings, courtesy Metalicious
Bag- Foley + Corinna Jet Set via eBay

I’ve worn this dress dozens of times over the years, and it makes a great canvas for interesting details. In this case, a carved agate flower necklace, bold blue wrap belt, and printed pumps. On its own, it’s just a gray dress. But throw on some eye-catching accessories, and it shines!

Do you have any garments that seem a bit blah on their own, but make great dressing canvases?

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  • Rosie

    Wow! I love this outfit. I really like the belt with the dress.

  • that belt makes it the best figure flattering dress around!
    Marie @ Lemondrop ViNtAge
    I am having a fabulous giveaway right here.

  • I love the Elizabeth Kelly belt with this. I have one like it in gray and you definitely have me thinking, thinking, thinking…

  • Oh yes – *most* of my clothes have a neutral base, and serve as backgrounds for experimentation : > I love this belt and gorgeous bag.

  • Ooh the belt is so adorable. Plus I love how those shoes make your tattoos pop.

  • I love obi belts; they can really turn a simple dress into something memorable.

    I’d love to thrift a neutral shirt dress like this; it would be an awesome career wardrobe addition.

  • Marlee

    I have several solid V-necks from Target. Basic staples, but when layered over tanks and topped with necklaces or scarves, I wear them all the time.

  • Shveta

    Wow! That’s one amazing outfit you put together. So simple, and yet so elegant. I couldn’t find one fault.

  • Sal, I love that dress on you! The obi belt is great.

  • Kathy Henderson

    ally I’ve been reading your blog a lot lately & am inspired by your positive outlook on fashion and image. And besides I just think you are pretty darn cute. I can say that because I’m a lot older than you and I think you look really good in this dress. I also wanted to tell you that I found your post on eye make up fascinating because I wondered if you wore eye make up. You look so naturally pretty I figured you did not, but when you showed the difference, it really did make a difference. I have a love/hate relationship with eye shadow and you have convinced me that a little colored eye liner is just as good for my 61 year old eyes. Thanks!! Kathy

  • Kathy Henderson

    Oops Sally somehow I missed the S on your name….Kathy

  • ooops, sorry – I was going to say, hmm, I don’t know if I have any “canvases” like this, but now I want to re-evaluate my closet and see if I do, because this dress looks AMAZING with that blue belt!

  • Linda L

    I have two shirt dresses – one brown and one beige – that I love to wear with interesting belts and shoes.

  • Love that shirt dress and everything else you’re wearing with it makes it work. Very flattering
    K at http://www.beatystyleandgrowth.blogspot.com

  • Heather Harrell

    I love the lands end shirt dresses. I have one in Navy that I always get compliments on.

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