Fashion Wardrobe Essentials

Transitional Dresses: Day & Night

Floral maxi dress C/O SheIn / Lace dress / Tassel earrings / similar clutch / similar gold heels (here, here & here)

Dresses are the ultimate wardrobe essential for events and with all the occasions that take place this time of year they are an easy go to.  I recently wrote about my brother’s wedding and wanted to share my day and night looks. These are both transitional dresses that will take me into fall.

For the church ceremony I had the honour of doing a reading and wanted something feminine and modest.  This gorgeous floral maxi from SheIn definitely fit the bill.  When I choose it I wasn’t thinking about the wedding but when it arrived I knew it was perfect.  I also love this one, it’s the same style with a different pattern. It’s a stand out piece on it’s own so I went with simple drop earrings.  I wore flat rhinestone sandals because I didn’t want to take the chance of tripping as I walked up the stairs to read, tee hee.

For the evening I wanted something bold and when I spotted this blue beauty at no other than H&M I had to try it on.  Once I did I fell in love with the cobalt lace, the overall fit, and the back cut-out (sorry as I forgot to take a picture of the back) which made it perfect for a party.  I really liked that it was flirty without being too much, the high collar and cap sleeves added an elegant touch.

After trying on many dresses even in higher-end retailers my last two choices came down to this one and a $500 option.  So glad I went with this one as it was the fraction of the cost but still made me feel like a million bucks.  Doesn’t it feel good when you find such a gem and you didn’t have to break the bank?!

Anywho I wanted to share these affordable day & night picks perfect for transitioning into fall:

1. eyelet /2. tiered sleeve / 3. frilled one-shoulder / 4. embroidered shirt dress / 5. floral drawstring / 6. off-the-shoulder lace /7. satin dress / 8. chiffon halter-neck / 9. pleated lace / 10. satin maxi

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  • Reply Blaire

    You looked so beautiful in the cobalt blue dress on Instagram, and I absolutely adore the floral maxi. What a special event to attend. I also love your other picks! I think I need number 3 and 4.
    xo, Whitney and Blaire
    Peaches In A Pod

    August 4, 2017 at 6:58 am
  • Reply Kathrine Eldridge

    These dresses are stunning on you Marta! I can’t believe that the lace one is from H&M. Such a great find. Blue is my favorite color so I want both of these dresses!

    August 4, 2017 at 7:49 am
  • Reply Jill

    Both of these dresses are stunning on you! I love the cobalt lace and what a great H&M find! You look gorgeous! Have the best weekend Marta!

    Doused in Pink

    August 4, 2017 at 7:55 am
  • Reply Amy Arnold

    You look so pretty in both of these dresses! You know I am such a dress person, so this post is up my alley!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

    August 4, 2017 at 12:39 pm
  • Reply Len Parent

    You look absolutely amazingg, Marta! Love both looks on you! You are such a doll.
    Have a wonderful weekend!
    much love, Len

    August 6, 2017 at 12:50 pm
  • Reply Jessica

    Both outfits look fab, I cant choose! Ha! the first one looks so comfy, while the second looks edgy. Lovely photos though.

    Jessica |

    August 7, 2017 at 11:38 am
  • Reply Lanae Bond

    Both dresses are perfect to wear in summer and fall! I also love the dresses you picked they are lovely!

    August 7, 2017 at 2:09 pm
  • Reply Ruth

    You look beautiful! I love that dress!

    August 7, 2017 at 10:03 pm
  • Reply Amy

    I love both dress and the blue lace dress looks amazing on you! And great affordable picks for Fall!

    This post makes me want to book a flight and pack my bags! I love traveling and exploring. Hope you had fun.


    August 8, 2017 at 2:17 am
  • Reply Amy

    I love both dress and the blue lace dress looks amazing on you! And great affordable picks for Fall!


    August 8, 2017 at 2:18 am
  • Reply Mary Colleen

    That lace dress is stunning on you! I love your dress selections as well.


    August 8, 2017 at 8:47 pm
  • Reply Laura

    That floral maxi is absolutely gorgeous on you! SheIn has so many amazing dresses!

    August 8, 2017 at 10:38 pm
  • Reply Nistha Saraf

    I am loving the printed maxi dress more!!

    August 10, 2017 at 2:34 pm
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  • Reply jess jannenga

    Very pretty dresses! I love both in the navy blue. You look beautiful!
    thanks for linking
    jess xx

    August 13, 2017 at 11:33 am
  • Reply jess jannenga

    You look so lovely in both dresses. I love the navy and agree, dresses are the best in the summer!
    thanks for linking!
    jess xx

    August 13, 2017 at 11:34 am
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