1 Karen Walker dress, 5 looks

Monday 13 June 2011
The best and worst thing about living in the UK is the innumerable choices available to fulfill every sartorial desire. It's all too easy to make inexpensive and impulsive purchases which are then stuffed into drawers and never to be seen again until the next spring cleaning. I've done this on more occasions that I could count, particularly during the sales. "Ooooh....75% discount!!".  I constantly need to question every possible purchase for two reasons. One, it's easy to buy but difficult to get rid of any unwanted clothing. Two, until money grow on trees, investing and saving for the future is paramount to shopping (easier said than done!). This brings back to my point of ensuring clothes in my wardrobe can be worn differently to create multiple ensembles.


I fell in love with this dress the moment I set my eyes on it. It's from Karen Walker Spring/Summer 2010 collection. In fact, it's the only dress I've ever owned that I would've gladly paid the full retail price had a Karen Walker representative not offered a 15% VIP discount. I've set a challenge to create 5 different looks and accessorizing with various articles from my wardrobe. Forgive me while I extol the virtues of my favorite dress.

1. The flowy A line silhouette hides all the jiggly bits.
2. It has longer sleeves with a scoop neck which is universally flattering on all figure types
3. It's made of 100% and is light as a feather. It folds/rolls up into a tiny little envelope size which takes little space .
4. It does NOT crease. I've yet to know anyone who loves ironing.
5. I love the print and color.


Look 1 
For a slightly more dressy event or catching with girlfriends over a nice Afternoon Tea. 
Dress with Zanotti flats and Chanel timeless clutch.


Look 2 
Perfect for summer for running errands or school runs. 
Dress with K Jacques sandals, Just in case belt and Kelly 28cm.


Look 3 
A comfy but slightly dressier for catching up with girlfriends when I'm in London.
Dress tucked into Uniqlo blue jeans and worn as a top with Banana Republic jacket, Hermes belt and Repetto flats (please excuse my well worn flats!)


Look 4
Worn as a tunic and belted for cooler days.
Dress with Just In Case belt , Uniqlo jeans, Ted Baker jacket with Repetto ankle boots.


Look 5 
Paired with a tailored jacket for a professional look
Dress with Banana Republic jacket, Hermes Bolide 31cm and Zara heels.


  1. Lovely combos! I wish I could live with a capsule wardrobe, but I'm too girly for this kind of lifestyle choice.

    Amazing dress this one!

    Lol I love the KJacques, I have mine (same design different color -mine are gold) for more than 3 years and they are like new. Great quality!

  2. Thank you, Lily. It's definitely my firm favorite. I'd love to get another pair KJacques in a different color since I've trashed these to bits.



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