Double Duty DRESSing

Dress: Old (see below for similar options) /  Day Look Crossbody: NORDSTROM / Earrings: BANANA REPUBLIC / Bracelets: ALEX AND ANI Shoes: COLE HANN OUTLET (SIMILAR HERE) Night Look Crossbody:BANANA REPUBLIC / Necklace: BANANA REPUBLIC / Shoes:CALVIN KLEIN @ DSW

From my experience, "pack light" is some of the best travel advice I can give.  If you’ve ever had to lug a 45lb suitcase up and down a flight of stairs and across several platforms through a massive crowd of clueless tourists while trying to catch a train in 90 degree weather, you know exactly what I’m talking about.  If you haven’t, save yourself the sweat, tears and chiropractor's bill, and take my word for it.

 I’ve learned my lesson and try to pack clothes and shoes that can serve multiple purposes so I can travel light.  Plus, I find that on vacation as in life, I always gravitate towards a couple of my favorite pieces anyway.  This dress is perfect for traveling or even to wear when I know I will be out all day.  Not only is it super cute and comfy, but it can easily go from day to night by just mixing up the shoes (which I try to keep neutral) and accessories a bit. 

I bought this dress many years ago and can’t remember where I got it from, but I’ve included some pretty "double duty” options below.  All of these dresses can be easily dressed up or down depending on your mood. 



  1. Couldn't agree with you more. When you pack light you make due with what you've got. And, when in need, can shop for something new. A lot more fun than lugging a heavy suitcase. Cute dress!

  2. Smart advice, pretty dress and looks. You delivered on your promise PRETTY-SMART, Michele

  3. Now if we can figure out a way to do this with sweatpants I will be all set!!! Great tips!!!