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Dressing down a cocktail dress

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Christopher Esber dress, Mother Jeans, ATP Atelier sandals, APC Bag 

My approach towards fashion has evolved as I have gotten older. It’s no longer about abundance but rather about building a smarter, smaller wardrobe that works harder.  Each piece I curate should be able to sit within the intersection of a venn diagram and be used for multiple dress codes.

I purchased this Christopher Esber cocktail dress for a ridiculously cheap price at a recent warehouse sale (when it’s more than 80% off, you don’t think, you just handover the credit card lol). Rather than waiting for a “special occasion”,  I’ve dressed it down so it’s appropriate for a smart casual setting by layering it over cropped jeans.  Flat slides and a day bag also instantly work to tone down the dressy vibe.

What is your approach to fashion? Do you try to purchase pieces that work double duty?