Tina, here.

You need one dress in your closet that can go anywhere, any time of year.  That piece, my dears, is a sheath or a shift. A shirtdress might could possibly maybe work, too, in the right fabric.  But these sheath dresses and shifts work for any shape. Promise. A sheath goes from day to night. Really. The key is in the waist - there are no seams. So particularly for Summer this is good, when you don't want anything touching your skin.

Just add a shoe and a piece of jewelry for the event: a pump for a funeral, an espadrille for a pool party, a strappy heel for cocktails.  Here's how it's done.

One Sheath Three Ways


You've probably got an LBD in your closet, so what if you want to add a multi-functional sheath in a color that can be a backdrop for any accessory for anytime of year?  A solid will give you the most mileage. My pink dress is from the Halsbrook deal last Fall and it sold out (similar), but check out the Spring deal I did with Halsbrook. Some items are still available, but not with my exclusive code. If you want to get emails when I do these exclusive deals with my favorite retailers, subscribe to the blog!  Here's a blue tweed sheath working for you in Summer, Fall and Winter.

A Shirtdress is another option, although unless it's a fancy fabric like taffeta, it's a bit more casual than a sheath.

So here are some fun outfits with sheaths, shifts and shirtdresses I am loving right now. But I'm on the austerity budget so the only one I'm buying (actually bought it yesterday at Target) is the pink shirtdress. I didn't even have to try it on because I could tell from the cut it would be perfect. It is. Although the pink is very bright. I plan to take the shock off with a wash. Anyway, that was a ramble, here are the dresses!

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Sheaths, Shifts and Shirtdresses


And just for inspiration.
shift dress + gloves

Can we please start wearing gloves again, like all year round?   via ohhlalamisscherie 

Get thee to a sheath, shift or shirtdress! Also, I'm starting to pack people for summer trips, and still taking wardrobe appointments, both virtually and in person, so get on my schedule if you'd like!

Thank you so much for reading and all the best,




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