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The Mixed Media Dress

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Dress: BCBG (old)
Ring: "Gold Arrow Ring," $24 at Baublebar here
Bracelet: Cartier, similar Kate Spade "Thin Hinge Bangle" in gold, $48 at Zappos Couture here
Necklace: gift (old), similar Gorjana "Hammered Heart" necklace in gold, $51 at Shopbop here
Pumps: J Crew "Mona" in beige patent, color no longer available.  Get the "Mona" in adobe leather, $139.99 (on sale!) here
or similar Chinese Laundry "New Love" pump in nude patent, $69.95 at Zappos here 
 
Is it a blouse and skirt, or is it a dress?  A mixed media dress makes it so easy to get dressed in the morning because your separates are already paired up for you.  You also get the benefit of your top and skirt being stitched together - it eliminates the need to tuck your blouse back in your skirt 50 times a day!  That sure aggravates me - and I am thinking that I am not the only one who feels this way.  =)  This lovely BCBG dress is a great combination of a delicate top with a tweedy winter skirt.  I wore this dress a few nights ago on a double dinner date at Art of the Table, a tiny restaurant here in Seattle that is simply amazing.  Check back for my restaurant review tomorrow!

My favorite mixed media dresses are ones in neutral colors like gold/beige or black/grey that can be brightened up with a sweater, jacket, or accessories in your color of choice.  Mixed media dresses like my save and splurge picks below are great for the holiday parties and events coming up on your calendar!


Left to Right:
One: Save on the Max and Cleo "Pleated Novelty Jacquard Dress" in black, $45.10 (plus free shipping!) at 6pm.com here
Two: Save on the "Leather Rouge Dress" in blush/black, $50 at Boutique to You here
Three: Save on the "To the Gilt Dress" in gold/beige, $54.99 at Modcloth here
Four: "Cheers to Chic Dress" in gold/tan, $99.99 at Modcloth here 


 Left to right:
One: Splurge on the "Safina Floral-Applique Pleated Cocktail Dress" in almond blossom, $368 at BCBGMAXAZRIA here
Two: Splurge on the Trina Turk "Kiss Tie Neck Mixed Media Sheath Dress" in ivory, $328 at Nordstrom here
Three: Splurge on the "Kayla Lace Cocktail Dress" in black combo, $298 at BCBCMAXAZRIA here
or a few more sizes at Nordstrom here
Four: Splurge on the Suzi Chin for Maggy Boutique "Lace Bodice Taffeta Fit & Flare Dress" in navy (available in petite!), $178 at Nordstrom here

On what occasion would you wear a mixed media dress?  Would you wear one to a work holiday party?  A holiday dinner with in-laws, perhaps?

I hope you are having a wonderful week so far, and thank you for reading!

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