From Country Chic to City Sleek: Painted Plaid Dress

From Country Chic to City Sleek
I had the honor of doing a guest post this past summer for Alison from Get Your Pretty On where I took an eyelet top from country chic to city sleek. It was a fun concept to work with so I thought I’d give it another whirl with this super versatile Anthropologie painted plaid dress. I have no shame when it comes to this dress. I fell in love with this dress the minute I lay my eyes on it but, as always, I could not bring myself to purchase it at full price. I stalked it as if my life depended on it. When Anthropologie had a sale, I totally pounced on it and I’m glad I did because I snagged one of the last ones left at my local store. 

I can seriously style this dress at least ten different ways, and maybe I’ll feature more looks in the future, but for this post, I decided to do a casual country chic look and a more dressy city sleek look. This dress can easily transition from day to night, perhaps from a brunch date to a date night, with a few simple changes. I love the asymmetrical hem, which makes this dress unique, and the hints of blue intermixed with the painted black and white plaid.

Country Chic 1

Country Chic 2

Country Chic 3

Country Chic 4

Country Chic 5

City Sleek 1

City Sleek 2

City Sleek 3

City Sleek 4

City Sleek 5

Outfit details:
Country Chic: dress | cardigan | belt | booties (similar here and here) | bag (similar)
City Sleek: dress | blazer (similar) | booties (similar here and here) | clutch (similar) | necklace

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35 thoughts on “From Country Chic to City Sleek: Painted Plaid Dress

  1. Hello Cynthia! You are right, that dress is to die for. Love the color. the asymmetrical hem and how it fits on you. I am so happy about your guest post on another blogger’s page, that is so awesome! Love both looks. I really like how you were able to take one look to another dimension by only changing the jacket and the booties. Super versatile dress, it is worth every penny! You look beautiful as always. Blessings to you and your loving family. XOXO, Jeannette

    http://www.msjeannieandhercloset.com

    • Thank you Cynthia for linking this post up to “Bloggers Who Have Inspired Me” I just love it. Hope you can join again next Tuesday. Rachel xo

  2. I can see why you love the dress. It is gorgeous! So fun to see it styled both ways. These are some of my favorite posts. As a bootie lover, I am obsessed with both pairs. 🙂

    xo, Amy Ann
    The Real Arnolds

  3. I love your dress especially the hemline, so quirky! The colours and pattern are eye-catching. I love how you’ve styled it in both outfits. You look great!

  4. totally adore how you styled this dress and i’m so glad you got that dress on sale! i totally know the feeling…. i watched the ann taylor trench dress like a hawk and waited for it to go on sale! 🙂

    <3 rhea
    rhea @ rheaetcetera.com

  5. I just love seeing you remix pieces like this! You’re so very good at it! And I also love that you have these different sides to your style!

  6. This is my kinda outfit. So chic but still casual thanks to the cardigan, and the booties. Both versions are so lovely. I am partial to the jacket look as I think I need those boots. 🙂 XOXO, Elif

  7. Oh my gosh I love this dress!! It looks great both ways you styled it! And those boots are amazing! You look lovely! Thank you so much for joining J and myself {www.2catsandchloe.com} AGAIN for our Celebrate Southern Linkup! I’m pinning your post to our official Celebrate Southern Pin Board now! 🙂 xxoo

  8. Hi! The dress is a beauty and I can understand why it should be yours! Wonderful colour and very modern asymmetrical shape! Perfect on you!!

  9. Both outfits are stellar! I love dresses that are so versatile like this! It looks so good both ways, I can’t decide which version I like better! 🙂 Thanks for joining the Celebrate Southern link up this week too! I hope you have a great Halloween and that we see you back again for another week of the link up on Tuesday!

    J @ Bless Her Heart Y’all
    http://www.blessherheartyall.com

  10. That kerchief-hemmed dress is gorgeous. Love the graphic, artsy print. You created 2 awesome outfit with it Cynthia. I also love both pairs of booties.

    Wishing you and your family a great Halloween! Ada. =)

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