Skirting the issue


Sometimes the only clean item in your closet is a dress which is more appropriate for martinis than coffee. To avoid getting unwanted attention, consider layering a conservative top over a cocktail dress to make your style more daytime appropriate. 

VoilĂ ! Now it’s a skirt. Also, you can totally do this with a guy’s shirt if you have an impromptu slumber party. (I have never done such a thing. But if I did, it was an accident and a one-time thing.) 


Styling tip: Role those sleeves up to avoid looking like a bank teller. Hiding the leather cuffs of this dress is downright shameful.

Shirt and scarf : J.Crew (similar shirt here); dress: Tobi (similar here); shoes: old Steve Maddens; bracelets: J.Crew and Baublebar <— use link to sign up if you are a female human.

Photos by: Julia Ralston

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11618097177481227965 Rebecca Kurzweil

    Photos by Julia Ralston!! LOVE IT!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03132505117468519575 Julia Ralston

    Just signed up for Bauble Bar! I want everything!!! Goodbye, paycheck!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15836359343389675064 Bethann Wagner

    Rebecca, that Julia can really do it all.
    Julia, you will not be disappointed in them!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16244915462036193627 Moe

    Love this ‘fit!