Outfit of the Day: The Fake It Till You Make It Edition With the Kate Spade Terri Dress

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Kate Spade Terri Dress

The Kate Spade New York Terri Dress, $199

On days when I look like this…

Kate Spade Terri Dress

Dear world, I’m completely responsible and have all my ish together!

…inside, I usually feel like this:

Kate Spade Terri Dress


LOL! You know what they say. Fake it till you make it.

So, today my main driving focus has been Designer Shoe Warehouse.

I really, really want to go look at sandals, so I sort of scheduled my entire afternoon around it.

And because it’s DSW, and I love DSW with a burning hot passion, I want to wear something with a little flair (woman cannot live on stretchy skinny jeans and cat t-shirts alone).

Kate Spade Riviera Garden Triple Strand Necklace and two layers of NARS Shameless Red

The Kate Spade Riviera Garden Triple Strand Necklace and two layers of NARS Shameless Red Nail Polish

You can’t take yourself too seriously when you’re wearing a bright, fun color like this.

I mean, you could…but it would be difficult. Reddish coral, which I love wearing in the summer with a tan, isn’t exactly compatible with “fussy.”

Kate Spade white purse

Kate Spade purse and Anne Klein Watch

Although I like how these shoes look with the outfit, my feet are utterly killing me in these pics — hence, part of the reason I want to go to DSW today.

I’d love a pair of comfy gold sandals to wear with this dress (my birthday present from El Hub), and I don’t currently have any comfy gold sandals that I can actually walk in.

I’m hoping to find a pair I can dress up with this dress, and dress down with dark denim.

Kate Spade Terri Dress

Speaking of tweed (the dress is tweed), you gotta watch out for accessories like jewelry that could snag on it.

Yes, I speak from personal experience.


So, my mission, as I have accepted it, is to find a pair of gold sandals that I can dress up and dress down.

Wish me luck! 🙂

Kate Spade Terri Dress

Outfit details…

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  1. Chelsea says:

    So cute! I ordered a couple work dresses from Macy’s – one arrived today, the fit is very flattering, but it’s a little tight in the bust – I ordered another in the same cut, but a different fabric, so hopefully that will work!

    I feel ridiculous in statement necklaces, but they always look so cute!

  2. Alison M says:

    The nails and lips were bright, but not too much with the dress. I love it! Comfy gold sandals are on my list too. I hope you found a great pair…and show them to us all 🙂
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  3. U look fabulous dear.. the dress adores you.. comfy gold sandals are on my list too… I likedthe design of urs.. wish they had been comfortable too.. 😀
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  4. Agata says:

    1. The dress- stunning, the fit, the color and it’s Kate Spade!
    2. The shoes are gorgeous!
    3. Your nails coordinated with the dress and the lips! Awesome!
    4. The handbag- beautiful!

    I am in love with your whole look! Can’t wait to hear what shoes you find at DSW!
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  5. Sylirael says:

    Oh Karen, you so stylish! 😀

    *looks down at lab attire of old jeans and a scruffy polar fleece hiking jacket*…
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  6. Divya says:

    Oouuwwee this is so stylish! Im in love with that dress and shoes!! *-* You are such a chic bombshell here!
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  7. Kim says:

    The dress is great! Nice work, El Hub (or El Hub’s gift certificate?). If he picked that out himself, he’s getting 5 giant, gold stars! 🙂

  8. Kristin says:

    Oh that dress suits you so well! Looking snazzy. I love the corally red color. 🙂

  9. Sherry says:

    Karen…you look absolutely gorgeous in that dress!!

  10. fancie says:

    Love how you paired the necklace and dress together! Super chic!
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  11. Mary says:

    Fabulous as usual!

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