When I went to work on the Thursday before my birthday, I wasn’t thinking about what I was doing that night – I had a busy day ahead of me and my mind was focused on everything I had to do. I threw on an ASOS swing dress from Gwynnie Bee, belted it to add some waist definition, and I was off.
As I wrapped up my workday, my husband asked where I wanted to go to dinner to celebrate the start of birth-weekend. We ended up at one of my favorite spots, Caracas Arepas Bar, and I staved off an impending bout of “hangry” with a delicious De Pabellon. SO GOOD. The night also included a long walk to enjoy the pleasant weather, wine, ice cream, and bubble tea. 🙂 🙂 🙂
This easy dress worked for our impromptu date night, and is versatile enough to work as a day to night dress in many office settings. In a more formal corporate workplaces, this dress could be styled with a black blazer and classic pumps. Leaving it unbelted gives it more length, too. The woven material also gives it a more polished feel than some of the stretch jersey ASOS swing dresses, which feel decidedly more weekend-y.
Style Tip: When shopping online, always check to see how the material is described. “Woven” typically means a lighter weight fabric with little or no stretch; while “jersey” usually indicates t-shirt weight material with a good amount of stretch.
Skinny belt: H&M (part of a three pack like this one)
Purple top handle satchel: Cole Haan (old, similar style here)
Cap toe ballet flats: Cole Haan (so comfortable!)