Wardrobe Oxygen in the City Chic Midnight Hi Low Dress via Gwynnie Bee with a Loeffler Randall leather fringe clutch and the cabi Secret Garden Clutch

What I Wore: Cut It Out

Outfit Posts Summer

Wardrobe Oxygen in the City Chic Midnight Hi Low Dress via Gwynnie Bee with a Loeffler Randall leather fringe clutch and the cabi Secret Garden Clutchdress | bracelet | earrings | bag | shoes | lipstick

Wardrobe Oxygen in the City Chic Midnight Hi Low Dress via Gwynnie Bee with a Loeffler Randall leather fringe clutch and the cabi Secret Garden ClutchDress: City Chic via Gwynnie Bee (XS) (same dress with different print, same print but different dress) | Shoes: ASOS (similar) | Bag: Loeffler Randall | Cuff: Secret Garden Cuff c/o cabi | Earrings: Jenny Bird | Lipstick: L'Oreal ‘Eva's Red'

Wardrobe Oxygen in the City Chic Midnight Hi Low Dress via Gwynnie Bee with a Loeffler Randall leather fringe clutch and the cabi Secret Garden ClutchDresses like these are so great for weddings and special occasions, but they're so memorable it's hard to spend a lot of money on them. I love Gwynnie Bee for dresses like this because I can wear it once and return, keep it for a bit in case there's another occasion, and if I am pleasantly surprised and fall in love I can keep it and pay for it at a price less than it would cost at a department store.

Wardrobe Oxygen in the City Chic Midnight Hi Low Dress via Gwynnie Bee with a Loeffler Randall leather fringe clutch and the cabi Secret Garden ClutchWhen Rosana from DC Style Factory suggested this clutch bag to add to my wardrobe, I felt it was too pricey and delicate to be a smart purchase. But I took a chance… and this bag has been one of the hardest working clutches in my wardrobe. The fringy leather is so unique, and the ivory color is surprisingly versatile and dresses up and low quite nicely.

Wardrobe Oxygen in the City Chic Midnight Hi Low Dress via Gwynnie Bee with a Loeffler Randall leather fringe clutch and the cabi Secret Garden ClutchI called this post Cut it Out because this dress has cut-out arm holes. I usually shy away from such styles because I feel they put my armpits on display. However, I loved the print of this skirt so much and have had such luck with City Chic I decided to give it a try. I think the cut out may actually be more flattering and dressy than a standard tank style, but I found my bra straps were showing. To make this work, I used one of these discs to pull together my straps in the back, and since this bodice is fully lined, I was able to safety pin my straps in front so they didn't peek out.

Wardrobe Oxygen in the City Chic Midnight Hi Low Dress via Gwynnie Bee with a Loeffler Randall leather fringe clutch and the cabi Secret Garden ClutchAs always, if you wish to try Gwynnie Bee free for one month, click here and use my personal affiliate link. I've been a member of Gwynnie Bee for over five years and it continues to be a great way to keep my wardrobe updated and fresh with great fashion for work, special events, and the everyday!

Shop the Post:

13 Comments

  • maggymay August 3, 2017

    That dress is beautiful, flattering, and you just glow in it! I love those dramatic colors as well as the dramatic hi-low style.

  • Christina Swanson August 2, 2017

    You look amazing!! This dress is so beautiful…are you going to part with it?!?

    • Allie at Wardrobe Oxygen August 4, 2017

      I am. It’s utterly gorgeous but I know it’s not one I’d wear so many times I can just justify the cost.

  • Michelle Van Ellis August 1, 2017

    I think what I like most about this dress is that you seem to be really enjoying it! It’s really very cute on you.

  • LoriM August 1, 2017

    Such a pretty outfit! I’m wearing my first high/low dress to a wedding in August and a bit nervous that it’s a bit young for 57YO me. But I really like the way it looks on me, which is rare with dresses recently! It is the “Pleione ruffled high/low shift dress” in red saucy, which I got at the anniversary sale. Got it in black, too, and tempted to keep both.

  • Jodie Filogomo August 1, 2017

    I use that disk to keep my bra straps from showing!!! I always have to have my husband put it on for me though…..do you have a way to do it yourself??
    XOXO
    Jodie
    http://www.jtouchofstyle.com

    • LoriM August 1, 2017

      Good question. I have a hard time with these, too….

      • Allie at Wardrobe Oxygen August 1, 2017

        Either Karl does it, or I put on my bra backwards, get the straps through the disc, slide it around and shimmy into place. Option 1 is far preferred! 🙂

  • Cynthia Peterson August 1, 2017

    What a stunning dress! I think the top is very flattering, and I love how you styled it. I’ll say it again — Gwynnnie Bee — come to Canada!

Leave a Reply