The Quintessential Little Gray Dress (aka the LGD)
With Valentine’s Day, fast approaching, you are probably doing one of a few things. You’re either a. going on a date/spending time with a significant other or b. seeing Fifty Shades of Grey with your best girlfriends. (You may also be c. Getting drunk and stuffing your face with truffles.) If you haven’t figured out your outfit yet, girl I got you! Check it out here
I’d be lying if I said that this color choice wasn’t semi-inspired by the fact that a new Fifty Shades of Grey movie is on the horizon. And even though I find the movies to be pretty subpar when compared to the books, they’re still a guilty pleasure. No matter how cringeworthy.
With Christian Grey occupying the back corner of my mind, I went seaching for my little gray dress. As I thumbed through racks of clothes, I found myself desiring a good transition piece. Something that I could easily take from day to night, or season to season. Wasn’t long before I found the perfect dress at a local boutique in Houston called Poppy Clothing. But if you aren’t local, don’t fret! You can also order this dress online.
Without further ado, I am going to share with you my little gray dress pick that will seamlessly transition you from the Winter to the Spring months. I’ll show you a couple of different ways I styled it but, the options are virtually endless!
How to wear this dress for the Winter
It is really easy to make this acceptable for the Winter, dependent upon where you live. In Houston, it doesn’t really get that cold so, I could easily get away with this. I put a long white thermal underneath this little gray dress and paired it with some over the knee boots. The dress itself is a nice, fairly thick knit fabric so, it will still keep you warm.
If it’s colder where you are, I would recommend wearing the little gray dress over a long sleeved shirt of your preference and warm leggings of some sort. Leggings would also be appropriate for you taller ladies to rock this dress. Lucky, for us shorties, (and we don’t get lucky often), this is the perfect length! It falls just at mid thigh and is perfect for pairing with some higher boots if you want to show just a little bit of skin while, still being fairly conservative.
How to wear this dress for the Spring
For transitioning this to spring all you need to do is remove the long sleeved shirt and put on a pair of cute open-toed platforms. Voila! Your look is completely transformed. For a more fitted waistline and some color, you could also add on a fun or funky belt for Spring.
There are some really great details to this dress like an open back and side slits. You could make it more casual or more dressy depending on how you accessorized it. It’s also really comfortable but, thick enough that you don’t need too worry about wearing a slip underneath. The dress is more fitted, similar to a bodycon style. I don’t typically like my clothes super tight but, this one is tighter and hugs all the curves in the perfect way without being revealing. It fits true to size, I am wearing a small for reference. Full disclosure, before I shot this outfit I had gorged myself on Parmesan Bulgogi fries and fried chicken Bao buns. If it can hide my massive food baby without the need for Spanx, then no need to worry about it being too tight.
Where you can buy this LGD
As mentioned previously in the post, I bought this dress at a local boutique in Houston. I will link how to buy this dress through their website here. It’s under $50 so it won’t break the bank either. Let me know if you have a great transition piece and where you got it from. I can always use more outfit inspiration, and I’d love to hear from you! Don’t forget to subscribe if you enjoy reading my posts. For my daily outfits, be sure to follow me on Instagram.
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