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i recently brought home this dress from melanie renee.  i love this dress.  i mean, i seriously fell in love with it.  i met melanie at a local show and was so impressed with her craft.  at $148 it’s just a bit more than i would usually pay, but, i’m pretty sure i can justify the cost (hehe).  it’s a versatile dress so i put together two outfits.  i’ll be wearing this beauty to more than one holiday gathering.

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the first way…

this is exactly how i thought of the dress when i first saw it.  the perfect brown leather boots and layered with a sweater.  the scarf and silk flower dress it up a bit more.

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this outfit is so comfortable.  it really feels like ‘me’.  love it.

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i’ve been wearing these boots pretty much every day.  this outfit is casual and fun enough for lunch with girlfriends, but i’d also wear it to a casual holiday party.

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okay, the second way.  i had to think outside of my box for this outfit, but i ended up loving it.

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i added grey tights and t-strap mary janes.  over the top a black cardigan and deep red scarf.  i thought the red in the scarf made the whole outfit feel more ‘holiday’.  i think this version is a bit more dressed up.

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this outfit is so comfortable, too.  and tights really flatter the dress.

which outfit do you like better? aqua with boots or red scarf with t-straps?

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looking for a holiday dress?

you’ll find this one here.

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other sources…

brown leather boots, frye

aqua cardigan, old navy

cream knit scarf, kelly mccaleb

pink silk flower pin, darlybird

grey tights, anthropologie

black t-straps, aldo

black cardigan, target

deep red scarf, target

black flower clip, salon luxe

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