Wednesday, June 20

Casual Cocktail Dresses

Wearing: Stylestalker dress, Vintage boots, Topshop ruffle socks


As I sit here with my Facebook open, scrolling down on my news feed with my post open in another tab, I question as to why I haven't written anything in two weeks. Terrible right? What kind of fashion up-to-date blogger am I? After much realisation, I have noticed that I have actually taken on board a few too many jobs in the past weeks. If you currently follow me on Instagram @kateyess, you may have seen that I posted a photo of the Rachel Gilbert Head Office, this is because I am the new intern there and will be there once a week for the next few weeks. Stupidly enough, I decided that I could also uphold another internship as a Design Assistant at Romance Was Born which I also started the week before. Thus, the reason as to why I don't seem to have time for myself anymore. Oh and on top of that I also still have a casual job at Princess Polly and seem to go to class every week at FBI Fashion College. What I don't understand is how I manage to see my friends and go to ballet classes as well. Don't even step near the part of completing my assignments on time. I can definitely say, I'm not going too well in that department.
Anywho, enough of the babble. A few weeks ago, Blake and I decided to pop over to Circular Quay to see the newly refurbished Museum of Contemporary Art gallery. Fondly enough, as soon as I got into Blake's car, he said to me "You're not wearing that are you? You look way too over dressed!" (Well maybe not those exact words, but pretty much along those lines as he referred to my dress). My response was that, "well I'm wearing ankle boots and ruffle socks! It's completely toned down!", yet he still couldn't understand the concept and still felt I needed to get changed. Being stubborn, I said I looked fine and that wearing what may be perceived as a cocktail dress with ankle boots is completely okay and that people would not stare and look at me weirdly! (I actually don't think I got any weird looks that day! I probs did but...) But really is it okay at all? Have I simply read too many magazines filled with celebrities wearing cute and pretty hundreds of dollar garments with grungey boots or Converse that my mind has been polluted to think I can wear anything casually if I tone it down? Personally, I think my outfit looks normal and that I've put so much thought into it thinking it is okay. However, I shall leave the vote to all of you readers, please let me know whether I looked too overdressed to go to a contemporary art gallery and whether or not you think it is okay to wear a cocktail dress casually!

Photos by Blake Jones

11 comments:

  1. Not too overdressed at all Kat! I love this outfit!
    How exciting about your new internships, how are they?
    xxx miss you

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    1. pretty good! a few of the roles are a bit similar, but definitely amazing to have the opportunity to work for such incredible designers! :)
      Miss you heaps girls!
      xx

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  2. "well I'm wearing ankle boots and ruffle socks! It's completely toned down!" HAHAHA my favourite quote, thats so good and true! :P
    i love that dress, so not overdressed, you can never be too overdressed! haha :)

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  3. For the record you look gorgeous as per usual! xx

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    1. you're not evil at alllllll!!
      xxxx

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  4. Congrats on both the internships!
    Wow you have a lot on your plate right now, but I'm sure it will all pay off :)
    You have styled this dress perfectly - I'm in love with the print and the socks are adorable
    You look gorgeous, as per usual
    xxx

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  5. This dress is so cute! It looks great on you!

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  6. This is a fantastic outfit and actually one of my favourites of yours. The socks with those boots and just the print and fit of that dress looks great. Hopefully I can create a similar outfit for myself, so thanks for the inspiration :)

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    1. This was so nice to read! I'm glad I can inspire you! :)

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  7. i love how you styled this look! reminds me of reality bites 90s grunge, yet its so you!:)


    xx
    eden
    www.chicinthetropics.com

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  8. Totally succeeded in toning it down. I love that dress! Looks excellent on you!
    xx
    Emm

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