Outfit of the Day, Vol. 8: The Abi Ferrin Nikki 5-Way Dress

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So, I gotta know: Do you have any clothes in your closet that are designed to be worn a bunch of different ways? I’m fascinated by pieces that magically transform from a dress into a shirt, and then, with a few twists here, an adjustment there, BAM! — you get a cape. πŸ™‚


I have something like that called the Nikki 5-Way Dress. I wore it the other day to grab lunch and run some errands.

So far, I’ve tried it the five different ways, but to be honest, the only way I really feel comfortable in it is if I wear it off the shoulder, draped and tied at the waist like in these pics.

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When I wear it with my arms through both sleeves, or as a tunic (where you hike up the dress), I feel like I’ve been devoured by material, like I’m swimming in it.

Yeah, might be a little too much dress for me… It would probably be easier if you’re taller.

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I do love the draping Grecian goddess angle, though.

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Oh, and I also love, LOVE that the jersey material doesn’t wrinkle, so I can skip ironing. Added bonus: it’s machine washable, too.

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Doing the robot while showing off the kimono sleeve!

A solid-color dress with a simple neckline like this one begs for a bold necklace. Here I’m wearing a multi-stranded beaded number that I found last year, but I bet something like this coral bib necklace by designer Amrita Singh would also look really cute.

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To tie everything together, a bronze cuff. This one’s from H&M ages ago (I call it my Wonder Woman cuff), but I spotted some similar styles recently here at Piperlime and Shop Bop.

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Have I ever told you about how I like to keep extra pairs of emergency shoes in the car? No seriously, my back seat looks like a DSW exploded.

That’s why I’m wearing different shoes in the last pic. I started the day wearing those gray and beige platform sling backs by Kate Spade up at the top, but around noon I got the urge to change into the nude L.A.M.B pump there at the bottom… My feet are just fickle that way, and the nude pumps are my go-to pair when I want to look taller.

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  1. CrystalCandy says:

    I love it, that dress is beautiful and so are you!

    Teeheee, smize! Tabs is fiiiiiiieeeerce! (and you too!)
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  2. Ana says:

    Karen, your arms are looking great! Nice and toned!

  3. Biba says:

    You look fantastic in this dress, Karen! I love this colour on you πŸ™‚
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  4. Tavi says:

    You look so pretty Karen!

  5. Karen B says:

    The colour of that dress is just stunning on you. Love it.

  6. artemis says:

    nice dress πŸ˜€ you look sooo good

  7. Paris B says:

    Beautiful dress, beautiful colour and beautiful you πŸ™‚

  8. Jennifer S says:

    I just have to wonder how much time you spend just trying to get tabs into the picture lol. There are two super friendly kitties that are shared with my neighbors andit took me forever to get one decent pic. It was exhausting πŸ˜›

  9. I have 3 observations to make:

    1. YOU LOOK STUNNING!!! You look at least 5’8″ in these photos it’s super amazing!
    2. I really like this color and your accessories on you. The necklace in particular is adorable!
    3. TABSSSSS! Need I say more? He really is a lovebug!

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  10. Crystal says:

    You look amazing! I love the color and fabric/cut. I’m surprised Tabs let these pics get through you totally are owning the runway! I think Tabs is throwing a little “blue steel” our way to try to compete!
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  11. Irene says:

    I love this dress! You look great!!! πŸ™‚

  12. Marina says:

    That is a GORGEOUS dress!! You look hot πŸ™‚ And look what I have, I am super excited πŸ˜€ http://twitpic.com/9cvkop
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  13. Jenna N. says:

    You have great legs. Love the dress.

  14. Trina J says:

    I love that dress!…Very nice pictures:)
    Thanks for sharing

  15. Janet says:

    Aa me and my Filipina gf’s would say
    “Super ganda!!!! πŸ˜‰

  16. Millie says:

    Wow, Tabs really knows how to smize! He’s been watching ANTM a lot I guess! πŸ™‚

  17. Ditto with the gals above, your arms look so toned! That dress is gorgeous! It looks so complicated and fancy!

    I recently picked up the Victoria’s Secret multi-way dress. I have been wanting it for AGES and when I saw it was on sale I grabbed it in black. I got the normal one, not the ruched one. Haven’t worn it yet but it is going with me to Europe next week. =)

  18. Teri says:

    Oh I really think the idea of this dress is brilliant Karen, you also chose such a lovely colour! You are really rockin this dress quite nicely! Love Tabs in the pictures as well! He is such a super model!
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  19. Katrina says:

    Beautiful! I am so jealous of your muscles!

  20. Jula says:

    Love the dress, you look amazing!

  21. Michelle says:

    Dress looks amazing and you look amazing! I can really tell you’ve been working out! Your arms and legs are so toned πŸ™‚

  22. Jill says:

    love the dress, but the first thing i noticed was how gorgeous your toned arm and shoulder look! work it girl! πŸ˜‰

  23. Syl says:

    Karen, you look great! You’re influencing me because I know you’ve been running a couple miles some times a week, hopefully i can get to your level, and reward myself with a fabulous dress like this. So nice of Tabs to wave the modeling fee:) Have a good week!

  24. Kim says:

    That is definitely a snazzy dress! I don’t think I have any multi-wear pieces in my wardrobe, unless you count tying my sweatpants or rolling the waist band over. HAHA!

  25. Nina says:

    I love the outfit on you, and youre right — more material and you would disappear. We dont want that!

    Fierce shoes, Karen! Love em both!

    And yes – I am for any article of clothing that I dont need to iron. I loathe that task!

    • Karen says:

      Thanks Nina! It’s funny, I didn’t ironing mind so much when I was younger and I actually kind of enjoyed it (weird, I know). Now I just don’t have time or the patience for it. Gimme the stuff that doesn’t wrinkle any day of the week, LOL!

  26. Evani says:

    You make the 1 shoulder look GOOD, rock it girl! And it’s my favorite color. Outfit for the win!


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