Thursday, August 19, 2010

{Guest Post} Sogni E Sorrisi "In Transition"

Good morning, lovelies! So happy that it's Thursday. Not sure if it's just how I feel but for some reason the first week back after vacation seems to take forever, doesn't it? Luckily we're almost there :)

Today I wanted to share with you a guest post from one of my favorite blogging friends, Connie from Sogni E Sorrisi. Connie is the greatest girl and I seriously would love to meet her one day. Her blog is chock full of everything I love from fashion, to design, to celeb style and weddings, to sports {soccer & we share a love of hockey}, tv {she's a Gossip Girl & Lost guru} and books {she has a great book review every Monday and I always end up feeling guilty that I don't carve out the time to actually read these days...:)} I'm so thrilled that she agreed to guest post here! Well that's enough from me... Now I'd like to pass you on to Connie and her fabulous fashion tips for transitional wear.

Thank you
Connie for being here! xoxo


Karlie Kloss - Photo by Stockholm Street Style

Hi everyone! Connie from Sogni e Sorrisi here, blogging while Dawn is on vacation. I was so honored when Dawn asked me to fill in her for her, but then I started wondering what I should post about. I'll admit that I've been hesitant to even think about fall, because summer is short enough as it is and I won't do anything to move things along. Still, the colder months are looming, as well as those problematic weeks when you're not sure what to wear, which is why pieces that can work in any season have always appealed to me (I am the queen of layering).


Blair in Theory - Gossip Girl Season 4

I also must admit that, when dressing myself, I gravitate towards clothing that is easy to throw on. I love pieces that need only a few accessories to create a polished look, which is why a belted shirtdress has always appealed to me. Simple, chic and easy to move from summer to fall and beyond, this is a staple that can work in anyone's wardrobe.


Vanessa Hudgens is a big fan of the shirtdress

A shirtdress is the perfect breezy choice for those hot summer days when you want to look great and not melt all at the same time (easier said than done, I know). Worn with gladiator sandals or a pair of chunky platforms this is also a look that can easily take you from day to night.

Perfect for Fall - Model Anja Rubik

Once the colder weather arrives just trade in the sandals for a pair of slouchy suede boots, add a pair of leggings and a coat, if necessary, and voilà the shirtdress reimagined and ready for a whole new season of service. So tell me, do you have a favorite piece of transitional clothing?
Belted Shirtress - Summer to Fall
Thanks again Dawn for asking me to guest on your blog! xo Connie

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38 comments:

The Beautiful and Glammed said...

Great edit! Love Anya's look!

Great blog! we'll definitely be back! Come follow TBAG if you fancy. xx

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

Yay Connie! Layering is perfect for fall!

Krystal said...

perfect! i definitely see the shirt dress differently now :)
and dawn, thanks so much for offering to send o.p.i you are way too awesome! I'm good now though! (just a little victimized by o.p.i)!

Sarah Tucker said...

such a needed post! thanks Connie!

Debby said...

Great choices, Connie! xo

Beth Dotolo @ Hello, Splendor said...

Love it!! I can't wait for fall... taking some of your tips!

Café Bellini said...

Love that first look with the thin belt and Vanessa's floppy hat! I'm reluctant to think of autumn, too!

Diana Mieczan said...

I love the shirt dress so much and what a great look..Thanks Connie...:)

Dawn...I cant wait for the weekend too:)

Kisses, ladies:)

Tanvi said...

Love it! Great Post!

The Simply Luxurious Life said...

I love this look. And Karlie Kloss continues to impress me - beautiful in absolutely everything. Great post Connie! =)

Dawn - thank you for the lovely comments on Lanalou Style's blog. You make smile. :)

Marie-Ève said...

Very cute ideas, thank you!

Piper (DailyDivaDish) said...

I had never thought of the shirtdress as being so transitional...great ideas!
XO Piper

Cara said...

I have a black DVF dress that I wear spring/summer/fall/winter...

Nikki said...

Great choices! I love everything Blair wears.


xx
Nikki

Connie @ Sogni e Sorrisi said...

Thanks so much for having me Dawn!

Anna Liesemeyer said...

Happy to see you here Connie! What fabulous style choices! I LOVE the shirt dress! Thanks ladies!

Flavia @ Estilo Home said...

I love the outfit Connie put together! It really is perfect for those iffy Fall days.

Melissa said...

What a great guest post, Connie! Love all the dresses.

Fee-AMore said...

Hell yes to the first 3 lovely pieces.

Krysten @ After 'I Do' said...

Such a great look, thanks for posting this Connie!

honey my heart said...

love those dresses!

Jaime @ La vie...J'aime said...

Love this look! Great picks :)

Copious Couture said...

I love these pictures!!!! Great summertime looks!



Carissa

Jude said...

Oh no, summer's really ending! But these fab looks take the edge off :)

Scientific Housewife said...

What a great idea, I really need to get a shirtdress!

Dobbygirl said...

Great outfit!

Heather {A Measure Of...} said...

I love layers! Partly because I have so many, especially from back in my San Fran days. Loving the shirt dress though.

this free bird said...

I love the shirt dress and I love layers, too. Fall weather can be unpredictable so it's great to have a light layer in there to cover an undetermined boost of heat.

You had some wonderful things. This might sound weird, but one of my favorite transitional pieces is leggings. Because they can do cool or warm weather without being too extreme. And with a key top can help you to fit right in!

xoxo,
Carrie

Helena - A Diary of Lovely said...

Fantastic post Connie!! great versatile picks!

Jess said...

I want this look!! Especially that black bag.

this free bird said...

i was laughing so hard just now. you are so BRAVE!! hehehehe

shari @ little blue deer said...

Oh, gorgeous! I love shirtdresses, one of my favorite things, I like tailored. And I. Love. Theory. If I could have everything by one designer, that would be it.

Stacey said...

Beautiful post and i'm loving the layered look.

The Backseat Stylers said...

I love the belted shirtdress, but for some reason have yet to actually rock one myself. On the To Do list!

Melissa said...

Love the shirt dress and the layering options for cooler weather. I so want to have one of these dresses.

Ce qui m'inspire said...

Shirtdresses are definitely super versatile! There are so many ways you can take them from warm to cool weather! I definitely agree with the belt and boots. One belt can change the whole look of the dress, and I've been missing boots ever since the weather warmed up!

Ce qui m'inspire

sunny said...

I love Anja's outfit!!

Sarah Klassen said...

Such great inspiration (as always) from a lovely, lovely person... thank you!

xo