Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Shift Happens

Dress: Forever 21 | Wedges: Forever 21 | Earrings: Kendra Scott | Bracelets: Sam Moon & Lollabellas

As we all know, fall is quickly approaching. 
Well, maybe not so much for us Texans that don't see a true fall until November, 
but for the majority of you, the changing of seasons is around the corner.

As I have been reading and flipping through all the fash mags, 
one of the trends that got me excited was the shift dress.

In case you are wondering what a shift dress is, here is the scoop:

A shift dress traditionally hangs loose from the shoulders with 
very little or no definition in the waist, 
making it a “hit” for women with different body types.

Yep, you read right. 
This is one style that we can all wear. 
Now, are you excited??

I also think these types of dresses can be easily remixed as a tunic when belted. 
Throw on some skinny jeans or a pair of leggings and you have a completely different look.

Being from Texas, I am all about remixing my fall and winter wardrobe. 
I don't see any reason to stock up on clothes during these two seasons 
because they last for all about 3 months.

You will see what I mean in the coming months with my outfit posts. 
I would rather stash my cash for next spring and summer.

What about you? 
Do you have more warm or cold weather attire? 
And what do you think about the shift dress?

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Cheers to the shift happening

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64 comments:

Chris said...

You are so cute and I am loving this dress. If I didn't love you I might hate you... but I love you. So jealous of this dress!

Cathy said...

This print is fabulous and you look stunning in the shift dress look! Coming from your fellow Texan, completely agree on remixing for fall/winter and spending my money in spring/summer. I just get so jealous of all the gorgeous leathers, tweeds, and heavy sweaters. Just need to remind myself that we don't have the cold and snow :)

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Jessica Who? said...

you are so freaking cute! i LOVE this outfit! i'll take one of each please! :)

Ali ♥ said...

Being from Texas myself I'm so with you on the fall/winter fashion. The 'seasons' really don't last long enough here! Although, I'm obsessed with cozy winter fashion, it's hard not to spend every penny during that time! Love the shift dress :)

Ali @ All Things Pink & Sparkly
http://alizabethxoxo.blogspot.com

prettyanddelectable said...

That dress looks fabulous on you! I love the print and the Kendra Scott earrings are beautiful!

Lindsay said...

Love this dress! You look gorgeous!! I'm excited for the shift dress and I'm super excited for fall!

TaraMixandMatch said...

I am in love with this dress on you, the print is fabulous!

jeands said...

I absolutely love shift dress, it's so body forgiving, stylish and comfortable.
I love your shift dress and it fits on you perfectly.

Niki said...

I LOVE this dress!!!!

still being [molly] said...

i LOVE that dress, shanna! i'm a huge shift dress fan to begin with, so yeah, i love it!!!!

A J said...

i feel like this dress looks too good on you to be a shift dress! i always pictured shift dresses as really baggy, like you bought it 10 sizes too big. but this looks great on you!

LOVE those earrings too!!

-AJ
FitTravelerAJ.blogspot.com

Jamie said...

What a gorgeous dress!!! It looks like it was cut to fit you. :) And I really love the baby blue and pink together - I don't think it's done often enough - maybe because they're "baby colors"? Regardless - gorgeous! I also love your ideas for remixing - hope we get to see some of them on the blog!!

The Blue Hour

Danavee said...

Love a good shift dress!! You look great! Oh to have only about 3 months of winter!!!!

Just Another Shopaholic said...

You look great and I'm loving this dress.

Annie said...

The title of your post made me chuckle :) LOVE that shift dress on you - once again - you are the queen of F21!

Annie
The Other Side of Gray

Caitlin C. said...

LOVE, love the title of this post! And you are precious, I'm loving the dress and I'm loving the fact that it looks good on everyone!

Understated Classics Clare said...

Oh the possibilities to remix this are endless! A pair of leggings and heels would be awesome for date night in the "fall" and jeans for the "winter." Looking awesome. Must go get myself a shift dress!

Clare
Understated Classics

Head to Toe Chic said...

Love this dress on you!! And those earrings are so gorgeous (I may or may not have them too). Looking so pretty lady! Love you.

Xo,
Angela

Andrea {blonde ambitions} said...

Love this shift dress, you look great! I agree, I never buy much for Fall & Winter, I will throw a jacket or cardigan over a dress or tank/short sleeve top and I'm good with a pair of jeans and riding boots or flats :) Sounds like tomorrow will be a fun day around here!

Sheena Rae said...

I love shirt dresses, but they make me look pregnant! My body type is weird though...I have a larger chest and tiny hips. :(

Rach @ This Italian Family said...

I honestly don't have much in way of fall/winter wardrobe partially because it is only actually COLD for a few months where I live not to mention that it's easy to throw a cute jacket over a my summer clothes and viola... I am ready for the fall. ;)

Katie said...

LOVE it!! I bought one this summer and am so excited to wear it with boots soon!

TheTinyHeart said...

That dress fits you like a glove, Shanna! I wear a bunch of my clothes in different seasons, but because we have 4 true seasons here, I do have separate wardrobes. I need to move to a warmer climate!

-Sharon
The Tiny Heart

Samantha Tananbaum said...

You look so cute in that dress! So many fun shift dresses in stores, can't wait to check them out!

xo
Sam
Le Petite Pear

Morgan @ xoxo, me said...

Um, first of all, love the "Shift Happens" title. Too funny. And secondly, love that dress! Shift dresses certainly are flattering on most body types making them a win across the board. You're making me all giddy for Fall! :)

Girls Love Fried Pickles said...

Somehow I am going to bring the parka back to sexy. But shift balls, you look gorgeous. You could play total kickball in this.

Amy Shaughnessy said...

Love this dress! The print is so cute. You look adorable!

Amy



Fashion and Beauty Finds

Angie Ang said...

Very cute! I actually have a post on this same dress. Check out how I styled it!
http://www.bunnymysweet.com/hair-makeup/lovely-day/

Always Maylee said...

This is such a cute dress and you look just perfect in it! Gorgeous Shanna!

xo, Yi-chia
Always Maylee

Phil and Darby Hawley said...

Cute dress. I have to admit though, the title of this post made me do a double-take lol

Simone Howell said...

You're hot! Love the dress and anything shift!
xoxo

Simply Sarah said...

looking gorgeous as always Shanna - love this!

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Emily said...

I love the simpleness and ease of shift dresses. This one is especially lovely!
Creamy

Wine and Summer said...

Love that dress! I am going to pick one up right now!

Makaila said...

Shanna, you can wear ANYTHING!! And you wear this WELL! I am so out of the loop, I haven't heard of this "shift" dress. I am going to have to seek one out!

Happy Wednesday love!

Leeann @ Join the Gossip said...

Is it possible that you get cuter every.single.day.?! Because i think so!

We don't really have season changes here in SoCal either. I imagine your weather to be similar to ours. Last Christmas it was 85! That's hotter than usual, but the point is we don't really get much of a fall or winter :(

Courtney said...

I LOVE that dress-and I want it. Gotta get over to F21 asap!!

Erin De Young said...

I'm going to need to find one! I adore fall/winter clothes, but since Florida doesn't have those seasons I'm always trying to sneak them into the rest of the year

Meghan @ More from Meg said...

Adorable dress girl!!!! You look perfect and those shoes are so cute!!!

pretty little things said...

what a fun dress! it looks so pretty on you! xo

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Jamie said...

Love the name of this post haha. I'm always down for a good pun (or is that a play on words? I forget the difference, but I like it anyway!)

Very cute dress too!

Cassie said...

i love that dress - looks awesome on you!!

Melaina25 said...

Love that print! Zoomed out I thought it was birds :)

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Kathryn said...

YES! I LOVE LOVE LOVE the shift dress, and I LOVE this one on you! Gorgeous pattern :)
xo, Katie

Melissa said...

GORGEOUS dress... absolutely LOVE it!!! I own so many more winter and fall clothes than anything... I just love dressing for cooler and cold weather :)

<3 Melissa

Adriana said...

You look beautiful I love your dress!

-Adriana
Little Petite

Kacie said...

I love shift dresses! The print on your is great!

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Landi {Freckled Confessions} said...

1) You look adorable! 2) Love that blue link chain bracelet and 3) Can't wait to see your blog tomorrow :) xoxo

ashlyn williams said...

great look love! i dont think i could pull this dress off, but you sure did! i am so stoked for fall, i hope it hurries its butt up & gets here already!

xxLS

Missy Adams said...

This dress is amazing and im loving and laughing at your post title lol

fabulous

Missy x

Stesha said...

you look amazing!!!!! and I am absolutely loving this new layout!! amazing miss!!

xxS

Marie Martell said...

Great dress! I love it and you look wonderful :)

Love the new blog design!

xo Marie
http://nyorkeratheart.blogspot.com

Mini Me Style said...

Oh my gosh - I can't get enough of this new layout. And your dress!!! I would never have guessed that it's F21! Everything looks amazing, Shanna!

Allison @ In the Queen City said...

Love the redesign! Looks great!

lori said...

i love a shift dress! you look soo cute!

Kelly { MessyDirtyHair } said...

Ahhh love the new blog design!!! It's fabulous! Adorable dress, I really like the blue accents you added. Looks really pretty! Your hair looks different to me today? Like a little darker? Maybe I'm crazy, but you're having a great hair day!

Kat@shop.school.sleep. said...

Love the new design!! So pretty!! I like the wedges, so comfortable to spend all day in :)

Laura said...

LOVE THE DRESS! I definitely have more warm weather clothes, mainly because the midwest is so dang cold- I love fall clothing the most :)

Sam @ reddyorknot.blogspot.com said...

Love love love this dress---definitely didn't see it at my f21!!! I would have snatched it up!

Katie @ My Darling Days said...

For starters, I love this shift dress business you speak of. And, I love your get up. Adorable, like always. Lastly, I am IN LOVE with your blog design. Love love love!! Well done chica!

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Audrey @ Putting Me Together said...

Shanna, you are too dang cute!

Jessica @ Lights, Camera, Jessica! said...

I am freaking in love with this whole outfit. This is super cute. And what a great find at Forever 21. That dress is too cute!
-Jessica

Janna Renee said...

I love your titles! They crack me up!

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