Outfit of the Day, Vol. 12: Ankle Boots and a BCBG Dress

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No fear!


Well at least that’s my plan for the rest of 2012.

I’m gonna try to keep an open mind, for things both big and small, with “try” being the operative word.

Like with my outfit today and pairing ankle boots with a dress.

“Ankle boots with a dress…?”

Yeah, that’s what I said, but I thought the best way to see if I’d like it was to give it a try.

Right now this BCBG dress is one of my favorite things in my closet. It’s super comfy, like a stretchy pants equivalent of a dress, but it’s machine washable and doesn’t need ironing (YES!), saving time and money on dry cleaning.

BCBG actually has a ton of everyday dresses that you can just throw in the wash. That’s so cool! Some of their stuff can be quite pricey, though, so I’ve always got my eyes peeled for sales. I found this dress early this summer on deep discount at Haute Look for 50% off.

outfit of the day bcbg dress

outfit of the day bcbg dress

I usually wear nude pumps or sandals with this dress, but I keep seeing gals around my town wearing ankle boots with dresses, so I figured, “Why not?” πŸ™‚ And, truth be told, I could really use a pedicure… Right now the world does not need to see my toes, so the boots are serving two purposes by acting as edgy accessories while hiding my monkey feet, LOL!

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  1. TGIF Karen! You look amazing! I think ankle boots and dresses could work together if you combine them right, like what you did there!
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  2. Meredith says:

    You forgot the most important thing!! What did Tabs think of the look?

    • Karen says:

      He hasn’t scratched me yet…that usually means he doesn’t totally hate it, LOL!

      You know fashion forward kitty divas. Unless it’s Chanel from head to toe they are not having it, sigh.

      How’s your Friday going?

  3. varsha says:

    You look fab here Karen,Those 2 go so well like bread and butter.But for me,the dress would be lil too short for my comfort to pull it off..I cant imagine the teensiest of bending in that ..:D

    • Karen says:

      Hi Varsha,

      The cool thing about the dress is that you can easily pull it down for a bit more coverage. I’m wearing it short here because it makes me look taller, LOL! But when I’m out and about I like to have it pulled down a little more.

      How’s your Friday going? Good, I hope!

      • varsha says:

        That’s totally cool!I was imagining it paired with short white tights,whatever,I heart that dress.Friday is going too slow at work,cant wait for 5 O’ clock πŸ˜€ Have a great weekend Karen..and Tabby πŸ™‚

        • Karen says:

          Yeah, that would look cute too! If I were taller I’d try it… ahh, to be 5’1. What kind of work do you do? Do you like it?

          • varsha says:

            Tell me about it..I am only maybe 2-2.5 inches taller than you .. heels are my savior πŸ˜€
            I am a s/w engineer with Microsoft..There are stuffs that I like more,but for now gotta do this and dream..sigh πŸ˜€

          • Karen says:

            In my mind I’m 5’6…in flats, LOL!

            That seems like a pretty cool job. I bet it’s very detail oriented, huh? How long have you been doing it for?

          • varsha says:

            Dunno why I cant comment on your recent reply..Oh well..
            LOL at that one..tell me about it..but I love the comfort of flats.If I was tall I would never wear heels..where did you get that boots from btw..It suits your legs,mine are painfully thin so most of them boots make me look like I am walking around on a ship..
            I have been with MS for only an year,but have been doing the same thing on and off for couple of years now,am a computers graduate..:) Do you work other than the blog?(don’t think so though,you seem to be busy and loving this one and plus oh yeah attending kitty model tabs too πŸ˜€ )

          • Karen says:

            I think if I was tall I’d still wear heels, LOL! Clearly I have short girl syndrome.

            I got these boots around 2010 from Marshall’s, I think (it was a while ago). I’ve seen styles that have a more narrow opening…maybe that would suit your leg shape more? For me with ankle boots it’s trial and error. Ya gotta try a whole bunch before finding THE pair.

            I bet working with a big company like MS has its perks. Do you plan to stay with them for a while?

            As for me, the blog’s been my main gig for a few years now. Occasionally I’ll pick up a writing job here and there, but only if I have spare time (which is rare). I like it! It’s fun and I really enjoy beauty. Plus, I get to meet so many nice people (like yourself) online.

          • varsha says:

            You scored with that boots Karen..I am planning to do some serious boot shopping this fall..I have a brown leather one,which would probably look super good on your legs.:)..love Marshalls,got a very cute sky high nude platforms with color-blocked heels from there last month,haven’t worn them yet as am scared I would slip from it n fracture my legs,lol..besides not good for my working days when am always running late crazy.So I would adore it in my closet daily..:p
            I might stay for a while,but am interested in doing something creative,in the lines of writing or something,do when it will happen..:)
            I can see how this can be immensely satisfying Karen,I had a small food blog too before I started working full time..You are doing great and I look forward to your posts..As I said before you give out of lot of happy vibes πŸ™‚

  4. Bhumika says:

    You look totally fab here πŸ™‚
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  5. Crystal says:

    You look great! I’ve always been scared of Ankle boots and I’ve never had a pair. I got those amazing Fergie boots you showed last winter from Hautelook. I lusted over your post on those for days. I almost screamed when I saw them since I missed them at DSW. Can’t wait to pull those out to wear for the first time this Winter:)
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    • Karen says:

      Hi Crystal,

      Ya know, when I first saw ankle boots I thought they might look a little funny, but after I tried ’em on it was love. Give ’em a go! You might like them more than you think.

      And YAY! So glad you were able to get those boots. What color did you get?

  6. Jennifer L says:

    dresses and ankle boots are very cute! I love BCBG, too… I found a bunch of their dresses on sale for, are you ready, 80% off! This was last spring… I snatched up 4 πŸ™‚

  7. You look absolutely fab! Love the dress!
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  8. Yogirl says:

    Amazing dress and great legs! So I give it a thumbs up!
    Have a great weekend everyone πŸ™‚

  9. Kellie says:

    Love the dress with the boots! So cute!

  10. BeckBeck says:

    Ooh, I love BCBG too – especially at Hautelook or marked-down-at-the-outlet prices! Those jersey dresses are awesome in hot weather, and I want to try some things involving tights and cardigans to take them into fall and winter πŸ™‚

    • Karen says:

      Gosh, whenever they have sales on Hautelook the cute items go so fast! Those Hautelook gals aren’t playin’, LOL!

      Thanks for reminding me to find an outlet… I have yet to make it to one.

      Happy Friday!

  11. Iris says:

    You look pretty, and that outfit rocks. Dresses with ankle boots is a good look. I may try that this autumn with a sweaterdress and my usual boots.

  12. Nina says:

    I love the outfit! Those booties are adorbs! And I do not iron as well. πŸ˜€

  13. Erin says:

    I love this! I have a wedding next Saturday, may I borrow this? Lol

    I’ve been having issues with this darn wedding as I live in southern oh and yet even though it falls on the first day if fall it’ll still be a tad warm I fear. This outfit seems to help my issue. Maybe a H&M trip for me this week.

  14. Patty says:

    I love dresses with booties. I can’t wait to get mine out! It might just be cool enough nest week!

  15. Anne says:

    I love the dress. Karen, next time you’re in LA let me know as I can take you to the actual BCBG factory in Vernon for some steep employee discount prices. Dresses are all for $15 each!

  16. Nadege says:

    Karen, that dress is hot! I have been on the hunt for some new ankle boots this Fall and those look perfect! I love how casual but dressy the outfit is
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  17. Mallory F says:

    This is so freakin’ cute.

  18. Faustina says:

    Girrrrrllll I am in love with your dress! I really wanna find one… do you know if it’s still available or any info on it??! if you could e-mail me at faustina_sung@yahoo.com? I would REALLY appreciate it. even the name of the dress or whatever. πŸ™‚ thank you!!!!!!

  19. kia says:

    hi karen!
    you look amazing and so does your hair! *e-hugssss*

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