Fashion Between Casual and Dressy

A Rosegal dress

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I bought this dress to attend a Halloween wedding, but we didn’t get to go. A broken plane one day and a snowstorm in western Kansas (the location of the wedding) the following day made it impossible. But I had chosen this dress, because I knew I would get a lot of use out of it. It skirts the line between casual and dressy. Depending on how I style it could pass for either. I was going for casual on this day.

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Strolling in Lake Las Vegas

On this particular occasion, my husband and I were on our way to dinner at our local Mexican food restaurant. Our condo sits in the heart of a faux Italian village at the edge of a man made lake in the community of Lake Las Vegas.

Lake Las Vegas

We have 6 restaurants, a small but well-stocked grocery store, and a wine bar within a short walking distance. Given that these days we can get everything delivered, I’d never have to leave the village if I didn’t choose to.

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The village even has its own casino, but it’s been closed for years. Lake Las Vegas was a fairly new development when the 2008 recession hit. The village was hit hard, and while it’s making strides still hasn’t fully recovered. For us, the depressed prices were a help; we bought our condo at the third of the price it was at its highest. As for the casino, last we heard, it was purchased by a Chinese company, but the state of Nevada refused to give them a gaming license.

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Turquoise & Black Flowered Dress

So this lovely dress is from Rosegal. (It also comes in burgundy & black.) I love the empire waist. When you are a bit fluffy like I am, it draws attention away from your tummy. The fabric is a soft polyester that resists wrinkling and is easy to care for.  I styled it with black leggings and black Skechers purchased from Amazon a few years ago. When it gets cold the Skechers will be replaced by boots. (The shoes in my closet are either boots or sandals.)

Shop This Outfit

Rosegal: Turquoise & Black Flowered Dress
Amazon: Conceited Premium Ultra Soft Leggings in 25 Colors – High Waisted – Women’s Reg and Plus Size – Full & Capri Length
Amazon: Skechers Women’s Reggae-Rasta Flip-slop Sandals Flop

Rosegal dress

While this is a good start, to completely style this dress, I need to make some jewelry, and perhaps crochet a shawl.

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40 Comments

  1. looking good! I must admit to never dressing up and do not have a dress in the closet at this time – that looks like a nice village and to have many places that deliver – out in the country we have nothing like that of course so I guess it is a good thing I don’t mind running errands

    1. Thanks so much, Karen! I love grocery delivery. I really do not like going grocery shopping. But my husband doesn’t mind, and actually likes going sometimes, so I don’t use grocery delivery much. And then there is Amazon…. I lived in the country for a lot of years, so I understand.

    1. Thank so much! And yes, my rule is that I have to live where there are palm trees. If it’s too cold for them, then it’s too cold for me.

  2. I really like casual dresses too. I get a lot more wear out of them than more formal styles. It’s a shame you missed the wedding. A Halloween wedding sounds like fun.
    x, Julie | ThisMainLineLife.com

  3. Michelle – so sorry that you didn’t get to go the wedding – but great choice of dress! I am also a big fan of Skechers – the sandals are so comfortable and give great support while still letting my feet breathe in summer heat! Loved seeing more about where you live – what a deal on your condo! Thanks for linking to Mosaic Monday!

    1. Thanks so much! Those Skechers are my most comfortable pair of shoes. When I know I’m going to be on my feet a lot, I wear those.

    1. I used to be a jeans, t-shirt, sweatshirt kind of gal. But I developed fibromyalgia and jeans are just so stiff that they can add to the pain. Dresses and leggings are more comfortable for me.

    1. Thanks so much, Shelbee! Rosegal makes so many cute clothes. It is one of my favorite places to shop. I keep studying Boho fashion trying to get a better handle on it. It’s going to take some time. Love our little village. It makes life easier.

  4. What a lovely dress! I like the turquoise and black together, and the village you live in looks beautiful! 🙂

    Hope that you had a wonderful weekend 🙂 Thank you so much for joining the #weekdayWearLinkUp 🙂 I just posted this week’s linkup, I’d love you to join again!

    1. Thanks so much, Mica! I don’t have a post ready to link up this week, but I will be joining in next week! Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!

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