#TBT to when I was more writer, less stylist.

This post was lifted from FraserValleyPulse.comwhen I was a freelance writer and Fundraiser for a non-profit, and had no aspirations of being an image consultant. This article makes me laugh now: I admit to wearing yoga pants when I wasn’t at work!!!  I just discovered that dresses suit me best!!!  Oh lordy, what a different me that was 😉

Fresh Spring Dress Fashions

Sunday, March 7th, 2010

Most of us here in the Fraser Valley have the t-shirt and jeans look down pat.  I say this because that’s what I see a lot of when I’m out and about in public: ladies wearing t-shirts and jeans (or workout gear, we’re all guilty of that). It’s what I wear when I’m not working.  It’s easy, it’s simple and it requires little effort to buy and to choose from the closet when you’re in a hurry.  But let’s admit it, it’s a boring look.

I’d like to think I can do a little better than that for my everyday wear, I just need a little help pulling looks together. I’m busy and don’t have time to worry about fashion too often. I want to look polished and put-together all the time while not spending all of my time shopping.  I recently visited Lois and Les at Lolly’s in Chilliwack, who helped me put some looks together for Spring.

A funny thing happened when I started trying clothes on; we soon discovered that dresses suit me much better than pants.  I’m on the short side and fairly curvy, and the lovely ladies at  Lolly’s helped me make the most of my figure to play up my physical attributes and downplay my detractions.  The result?  I now understand how comfortable and stylish I can look wearing different kinds of dresses.  Comfort and style with no t-shirts or jeans, people!  These are dresses you can pop on, add some easy accessories and go about your day in with the knowledge that you look great.

If you need help finding a Spring dress, or any kind of great outfit for yourself, get to Lolly’s right away and ask the girls to help put together your Spring look.  Lois & Les are so helpful – they’re amazing!  If you’ve not visited this awesome Fraser Valley boutique, I highly suggest checking out.

Here are three different looks they put together for me.

Look one: Work

I felt very sophisticated and business-like in this dress, which was stretchy and comfortable.  The ruching at the tummy is really flattering and adding a little cardigan is great for air-conditioned offices.  Add a pair of fun heels, some delicate jewelry and you’re out the door!

Look Two: Evening

I love this dress!  It’s shorter than I would normally choose for myself, but the neckline is higher so I didn’t feel exposed at all.  It makes my legs look longer!!!  The colours are fresh and Springy, the dress is pretty and kicky, and I loved the necklace that went with it.  This dress has drinks and dancing written all over it!

Look Three: Weekends

I would never have picked this dress out for myself in a million years, but I love it!  Perfect for Sunday brunch and antiquing in the Spring, it has a great shape while being incredibly comfortable and easy to wear.  The colours are incredible and very indicative of what’s hot this Spring.  Tribal chic, pretty pastels, ruffles, feminine florals, feathers and shine – you’ll see a lot of it this coming season. Add some gladiator sandals to this dress, a long necklace, a big soft bag and you’re ready for whatever the weekend has to offer!

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Contributor: Brianna Carson

Brianna is a nomad freelance writer from White Rock, currently residing in Edmonton with her boyfriend. She spends most her time writing and working in interior designs. Brianna visits the Fraser Valley as often as she can as it’s her favourite place on earth.


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