Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Mom's Night Out(fit), with Bonus Copy-Kate

The truly genius thing about these sorts of style posts is that you can just swipe ideas from friends and loved ones when you have nothing interesting to say and call it blog material, right?

Let me explain. Ahem.

As it often happens with my favorite style finds, I saw a friend at book club last week - hi, friend! - wearing an absolutely darling dress, which looked for all the world like it from one of those preppish designers I can rarely afford. You know, the ones that usually end in -illy for whatever reason.

I demanded to know where she found such a gem - after getting through the perfunctory "Hellos" and other social niceties - and was shocked that it was from that very Webster at Target collection I'd recently reviewed. What had only looked so-so on the hanger was positively Pretty in person, just the sort of lightweight, casual summer dress I like to transition from daywear to night with a quick change of accessories. Cheap enough for my toddler chasing reality, expensive looking enough to suit Ms. Champagne Tastes here = done.

After an entirely unnecessary Target trip to purchase said dress to stock up on, um, house supplies, here's how I wore it for a margaritas & movie outing with some mom friends - ie, one of the rare opportunities we have to chat without conversation being interrupted by a toddler wandering onto a busy highway - with a few details changed to replace some of my ancient, no longer available accessories:


Mom's Night Out(fit)

blazer / dress (note: size down if you're between sizes) / ring / earrings / sunglasses / clutch / wedges  (size UP) / watch



Note: I can't find that Kendra Scott "Poppy" ring online in the same color, but see the same design (on sale!) here

Obviously there was a shoe switcheroo . . . which leads me to the Copy-Kate portion of the program *jazz hands*. Over the weekend - after my mom's night out, naturally - those gorgeous LK Bennett "Maddox" wedges arrived, the same ones our High Priestess of Prep wore after her wedding to Prince You-Were-Cuter-at-18. After hemming and hawing and trying less expensive alternatives over the past year - I'm nothing if not decisive - I finally splurged on these summer-y classics.

A note to anyone interested in this Copy-Kate: these run CAPS LOCK TEENY TINY and narrow, so I'd advise ordering at least one size up; I exchanged mine for 1.5 sizes up. Budget friendly alternatives include this Payless one (on sale!) and that JC Penney one (with thanks to Sarah and Hopsy respectively for those tips); I tried this in-the-ballpark Stuart Wetizman version, which was a bit less expensive but not quite the timeless, demure look I was after.

A few more Copy-Kates up my sleeve for you soon . . . happy post-holiday weekend to you in the meantime.

15 comments:

Belle on Heels said...

Aaaah SO jealous you got the real deals!! Covet, covet, covet.

Southern Gorgeous said...

That dress and ring are so lovely!

Elz said...

Cute, cute, cute. I'm so very close to pulling the trigger on those LK Bennett wedges. I feel like they'd pay for themselves after a season or two...talking myself over the ledge.

Perfectly Imperfect said...

Can you just come and redo my closet? Oh, and then make me look like you so I can pull off these outfits.

Rachel said...

Oh. My. Gosh. That outfit is adorable. :)

Emily said...

I love the dress. Like you, I didn't pay it a bit of attention.

You are going to get so much wear out of those wedges. What a great wardrobe addition!

Mary said...

cute vintage jumpsuit, they seem to be popular these days. Cute.

The Pink Giraffe said...

oh, so cute!!

Rachelle said...

So glad that you liked the dress so much - don't you love the fact that it has pockets, cleverly hidden, of course. I LOVE how you styled it. The shoes are to die for. Yay for adult evenings out.

Sarah said...

Ok, I have been going back and forth between these very wedges and the TB Sallys. How is the quality of the LK Bennets? I do think some of the TB shoes have questionable quality for the price.

I saw this dress at Target last week and it reminded me of my beloved Tucker mini-dress. If I hadn't just bought another one recently, I'd have bought this one too. It was really beautiful:
http://www.target.com/p/The-Webster-at-Target-Easy-Waist-Dress-Deco-Print-Navy-Melon/-/A-13976147#?lnk=sc_qi_detailimage

{Jessica} said...

This outfit is a perfect 'night out' outfit - whether you're a mom or not! And love the shoes; thanks for the tip on sizing. It's doubtful that they'll make it into the budget anytime soon, but if they do, at least I'll know what size to order:) Keep up the outfit and Copy Kate posts - I'm loving them!

Kendra Scott said...

The Poppy Ring is such a fun pop of color with your outfit! Thanks so much for the love!

XO, -Kendra

Rhiannon said...

That Webster dress is cute! I may have to go back for it. Also: I love the shoes, but I have giant feet so I fear they may never be a reality for me. BOO.

Anonymous said...

How would you say the dress ran? I want to buy it but have to online so am trying to guess sizing.

a H.I.T. said...

Um...love this. I totally missed the ball on the Webster line for Target, but I think I can still manage to capture those shoes in time for the season!

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