Layering Light Part II

In last Monday’s post, Layering Light,  I used a summer layering tip from a recent J.Crew newsletter to restyle a shirtdress.  Layering, of course, is a key tool used by dress lovers and anyone who wants to expand the styling possibilities of their wardrobes.

In today’s post, I’m restyling my Rachel Roy Isadora dress.  This dress has such a beautiful overlapping v-neckline that I wanted my additional layer to keep that detail exposed.  I opted, then, for a lightweight button-front shirt that I left open.  I used a belt to cinch everything together.

Dress—Rachel Roy via Macy’s (similar Rachel Roy dress on sale at Macy’s)

Shirt—Dalia Collection via Marshalls (similar Ann Taylor shirt on sale)

Shoes—Tahari via Nordstrom (d’Orsay pumps in DSW)

Bag—Michael Kors via eBay

Earrings—Kendra Scott Nyla via Nordstrom


Sunglasses—DVF via Marshalls

Headband—Leopard scarf via Dollar Tree


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  1. July 10, 2012 / 3:11 pm

    Oh the color combination here is simple divine! I love the contrast that is not too harsh but not too soft. Great, great outfit.

    • July 16, 2012 / 4:33 pm

      Not too hards, but not too soft…I like that! Thanks for stopping by, Alissa!

  2. July 10, 2012 / 4:19 pm

    Super cute outfit!! I am going to try this look out 🙂


  3. July 10, 2012 / 5:18 pm

    Love the belted shirt look with the layering. I like the color combination!

    • July 16, 2012 / 4:34 pm

      Thanks, Trinnah! Summer layering has revived my excitement about some older pieces in my wardrobe.

  4. July 10, 2012 / 6:32 pm

    Love what you did with this! You always pull layering off so well!

    • July 16, 2012 / 4:36 pm

      Thanks, Mica! Originally, I wanted a mint topper, but my mint blazer is too hot to wear right now, so the aqua shirt had to suffice 🙂