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One Dress, Four Ways

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After the holiday season, my strapless cocktail dresses are just sitting in closet collecting dust. The above four looks really inspired me: by adding pieces under or over it, and combining with different accessories, a night-time strapless dress can definitely see good days! Below I played around this gorgeous classic yet sexy lace dress, resulted in four glamorous ensembles that are great for many occasions: brunch, hanging out with friends, a fun girl’s night out, or even a bridal shower! Hope you enjoy them as I did, and have fun with yours!

In Chinese:  每次一过派对季,我的抹胸小礼裙就被束之高阁了。但是今天的这4个造型给了我很多启发,其实搭配不同的单品和配饰,原本只属于夜晚派对的裙装完全胜任很多日常场合。下面的这四套就是在这些灵感缪斯的启发下,围绕着同一条蕾丝抹胸裙搭配的,你喜欢吗?

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Necklace: Loren Hope
Shirt: J.Crew
Dress: ModCloth ‘Evening of Extravagance’
Shoes: Jessica Simpson (love! high quality, sexy and comfy)
Bag: Santi

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Hat: Rag & Bone
Shoes: Christian Louboutin (another great style here; similar here)
Jacket: Alice + Olivia (also here)
Bag: Givenchy (similar here)
Dress: ModCloth ‘Evening of Extravagance’

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Necklace: Baublebar
Shoes: Via Spiga
Dress: ModCloth ‘Evening of Extravagance’
Coat: French Connection

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Bag: ModCloth ‘Here’s to Mew’
Shoes: ModCloth ‘Betsey Johnson Head Over Hills’
Dress: ModCloth ‘Evening of Extravagance’
Vest: ModCloth ‘Castle Party’

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Make Your Evening Dress Day-time Appropriate

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Photos: Emma Stone; Courtesy of justjared.com.

To bring down the cost-per-wear ratio of the pieces in my wardrobe, especially those expensive ones, I always keep my eyes open for tips and tricks that can maximize usage of the same item and constantly share them with all of you along the way (like here, here and here and more).

Today is another one learned from Emma Stone: to make your glamorous strapless cocktail dress daytime-ready, wear a simple white tee underneath, throw on nude pumps, and finish the look with some not-so delicate accessories, like the chunky statement necklaces on her.

Inspired by this “formula”, we can come up with more pairing ideas: for work, wear a shirt underneath or a blazer over the dress, finish it with a structured leather bag and one piece of simple jewelry; for weekend, top the dress off with a chambray or military shirt, finish it with a woven belt, crossbody bag, and comfy wedges…Also, think of denim jacket, nautical shirt and cardigans. They do the same–tone down the “evening feel” of your dress and make it work for day.

Below are my favorite strapless dresses and ways to style them, hope can give your some ideas to restyle yours!

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From left: 
Shoshanna Jane strapless jacquard dress (70% off now! also here)
Zimmermann laced strapless dress
Splendid stretch tube dress (can be worn so many ways!)

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Dress: Mango (the strap is detachable!)
Top: J.Crew (on sale; great style here)
Shoes: Charles David (or this pair)
Necklace: House of Harlow 1960; Ginette_NY.

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Dress: Mango
Jacket: Madewell (great buy here, 30% off with code GAPFRIENDS)
Bag: Loeffler Randall (similar here)
Shoes: Rachel Roy (or this pair)

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Transform Your Winter Black Into Spring Statement

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Photos (from left): Beyoncé, Olivia Palermo and Sarah Jessica Parker; Courtesy of abclocal.go.com, zimbio.comrefinery29.com.

Spring is on its way. But don’t rush to purge your winter wardrobe. The weather is till chilly, some of our favorite fall/winter pieces can keep us warm, and when teamed with a few other items, they will keep us stylish as well during this time of transition. Today, let’s learn “how” from these three ladies who are on top of their game.

As a role model that President Obama singles out for his two daughters, Beyoncé is definitely outstanding in many fields. Her impeccable fashion choices in the past year have greatly increased her impact on the fashion world too. As her nod to the black and white trend, she chose a monochrome jumpsuit by Osman as her center piece. A hint of red (her scarlet lip and nails) and glitter (her jewelry) completed her stylish modern look.

Inspired by Beyoncé, pull out the black straight-leg pants that we worn the whole fall/winter, team it with this black and white peplum top. The smart tailoring and color choice make this top so flattering, let alone the irresistible price tag. The gold cuff, along with the elegant metallic heel of this beautiful Micheal Kors pumps, adds a hint of sophisticated luxe.

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Top: Astr
Pants: Theory (great buy herehere)
Shoes: MICHAEL Michael Kors (great style here)
Jewelry: Charles Albert (similar here)

Olivia Palermo is undoubtedly a fashion icon. I especially appreciate the creative ways she restyles the same piece in her wardrobe. We saw her in this fur vest and knee-high boots several times (above middle). But by pairing them with an emerald (which is the color of year 2013) skirt and jeweled statement necklace, she made these two pieces glamorous enough for a night-out.

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Vest: Alice + Olivia (similar on sale here)
Skirt: T by Alexander Wang (or this one)
Shoes: Jimmy Choo (similar 60% off here)
Jewelry: Stella & Dot (great alternative here)

Sarah Jessica Parker is never afraid of bold fashion choices. Here her bright Misha Nonoo furry coat and romantic coral Christian Louboutin pumps really spice up her LBD. Lace is a big trend last season. If you, like me, can’t stop wearing that favorite black lace dress, use colors to make them spring-ready. A structured blazer balances the romantic soft lace. These Manolo Blahnik BB suede point-toe pumps are my absolute favorite. I wish that I could have them in every color!

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Dress: Diane von Furstenberg (great alternative here)
Blazer: Rebecca Minkoff (similar here)
Shoes: Manolo Blahnik (see it on Olivia Palermo here, similar here)
Bag: Clare Vivier