I found this See by Chloe dress on sale last summer and had a bit of trouble actually wearing it. Maybe it’s one of those “on sale for a reason” items? Perhaps, but I really like the color and I like to look at the ruffly construction around the hem, but it may be too pretty for me. I had to figure out a way to frill it down (and wear it before another summer passes by!) To dress it down, I wore a pair of See by Chloe open toe clogs, and to toughen it up I added this bold printed Tory Burch tote bag. This dress kind of needed a belt, so I added a thin gold leather belt. It has so much going on at the top with buttons and ruffles that I could not find a necklace that worked, so I went with only one piece of jewelry, a horn cuff bracelet.
Dress: See by Chloe (no longer available), but this See By Chloe Short Dress in blue, $285 has a similar style.
Handbag: Tory Burch Fashion’s Night Out 2010 Totebag, (no longer available), but you can get this Tory Burch Printed Nylon Classic Tote $350
Belt: GAP (no longer available), but this MICHAEL Michael Kors Metallic Belt, $42 reverses from gold to silver, so it’s even better!
Jewelry: Horn Cuff Bracelet from Pump on Division in Chicago (no longer available). Find this Kora Grand Petit Horn Cuff, $242
Shoes: See By Chloe Wrapped Slide $235
Photo: Barry Weiss
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