Three in one outfit: Aunt Louise + $100 Visa GC Giveaway!

I have traveled more in this last year than I have in the past 10 years before that. Every time I head out on a trip, I have this desire to buy all new outfits! I do not need to spend money on clothes for each and every trip (I mean, really), even though I want to. Ha! It’s just not necessary. I have a ton of lovely clothes at home and I try to create new and updated ways to wear the clothes I already have. WHICH means I need to take care of my clothes. My favorite pieces (my “fancy” clothes) are always hung to dry. I wash them in the washer, and line dry them to help preserve the quality.

In my attempt to save money and use what I already have, I like to see how many ways I can wear a favorite piece from my wardrobe. One of my best dress friends (yeah, my dresses and I are friends) is Aunt Louise. Yup. She’s been named. She’s fantastic. She’s lovely and sort of looks like she might have been made from the upholstery of a 60′s sofa…. oh man, I do love this dress.

Here’s my three-in-one outfit styling for Aunt Louise (P.S. I just did not want to put make-up on, so I now have a cat face):

 

Warm Weather: // Aunt Louise Dress: Anthropologie // Gold clutch: f21 // Shoes: Miz Mooz //

This is the perfect warm weather outfit. This dress is so comfortable and I love to wear it without a cardigan, as long as the weather is over 70. Ha!

 

Springy Weather: // Aunt Louise Dress: Anthropologie // Green bow sweater shirt: f21 // Gold scaly belt: thrift // Shoes: Lulu’s //

Sometimes I like to pretend this dress is a skirt…. that’s when I put on my little green bow sweater shirt and my amazing gold belt (a favorite thrift find).

 

Warm: // Aunt Louise Dress: Anthropologie // Scallop Cardigan: Anthropologie // Green Peter Pan Tights: h&m // Shoes: Skunkboy’s Closet //

This is my cool spring weather outfit. Most Oregon spring days are cool…. we get the random warm day, but mostly you’ll want a sweater (and probably an umbrella) while you’re out and about.

So, speaking of keeping my clothes… I was ALSO sent some Tide Pods. They are sort of like the lazy man’s detergent… which is fantastic! I’m personally not a fan of chores… laundry is right up there with cleaning the bathroom. Tide Pods makes my life easier. It’s a 3-in-1 detergent that cleans, brightens, and fights stains. Bam. Pretty much you just pop in that Tide Pods pac, and then you can stand out in your freshly awesome clothes. And they’re only 3-chamber unit dose on the market. Just one removes more stains than 6 caps of the liquid bargain brand. (Based on stain removal performance of one pac of Tide Pods vs. 6 doses of the leading liquid bargain brand base variant in a standard top loading machine.) I put these little pods in a cute jar in the laundry room. SO much cuter than a plastic jug of laundry detergent. Have you tried these yet? 

One more thing: Tide Pods wants to give one of my special readers a $100 Visa Gift card to play with! Yeah! You can buy a new outfit and some Tide Pods! Just answer this question in the comments below: Tell me about something in your wardrobe that’s versatile and provides 3-in-1 style.

 

- Chelsey

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Tell me about something in your wardrobe that’s versatile and provides 3-in-1 style. By leaving a comment, you’ll be entered for the chance to win a Visa gift card for $100. Pop In. Stand Out.

 

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137 comments

  • slehan on said:

    I have a pair of soft, black slacks that are as comfy as sweats but look great dressed up or down.
    Thanks for the contest.

    slehan at juno dot com

  • anash on said:

    my tan shawl! Thanks for a super giveaway!
    My email: anashct1 [at] yahoo [dot] com

  • Dee on said:

    My leopard print ballet flats provide 3-in-1 style because I can dress them up by pairing them with skirts, dress them down by mixing them with skinny jeans, and rocking them with some shorts while on vacation! Thanks for the chance to win.

  • Thomas Murphy on said:

    My Express jeans are perfect to wear with a jacket, a t-shirt or sweater for any occasion

    rounder9834 @yahoo.com

  • Tahina on said:

    I have a little black dress that I wear a belt necklace scarf and sweater

  • Carmen Van Deursen on said:

    I love this little black v vest that I layer on top of a white button down shirt, a gray fitted dress and finally just a plain long or short tee. I bought it years ago, yet so simple and versatile. Thanks for the chance.

  • Kristina M on said:

    i have a light blue and gray full skirt that can definitely work 3 different ways. I wear it in the summer with a tank in sandals, in the winter with black tights and ankle boots, and in the spring with a cotton tee and a statement necklace. it's one of my few pieces that works year round!

  • Kelly Marie on said:

    Hello!
    I love the versatility of any type of dress – solids, patterns, halter, strapless and everything in between. Having the ability to have a great, statement dress, and then add tights, great shoes, a cardigan or even a great piece of jewelry; is what can really set an outfit apart. But first and foremost you need a clean, presentable outfit – which is exactly what Tide Pods does for me!

  • Michelle V on said:

    I have a blue sleeveless dress from Target that is super comfy and I wear a lot. Dressed up with a lace cami underneath, a statement necklace and heels. Dressed down with a cardigan and flats or sandals. Warmed up with a knit cardigan, leggings and riding boots.
    A trick I started doing a while back: When I buy something I will spend a little time trying it on with different things I already have so I already know what it works with when I go to wear it.

  • Jill L on said:

    My favorite it a long, flowing skirt that I wear all the time. I probably wear it too often but it goes everywhere.

  • Nancy on said:

    A pair of black pants. I can dress them up or down and wear them anywhere.

  • angie lilly on said:

    I would be lost without my green cargo pants! I can wear them hiking, to an art exhibit, or clubbing!

  • staceys on said:

    3 in 1 style, I wish I had something in my closet that I could crank 3 varied outfits from. My weight has drastically yo yo'd over the last few years, now I'm on the thin side and trying desperately to make my "thin clothes" work hard for me. I love a button up shirt that I can either pair with shorts with the sleeves rolled up, or wear with jeans on cooler days. But what you did with that dress is what I hope to be able to do as my closet evolves.

  • Amanda Sakovitz on said:

    My black Michael Kors blazer. I wear it with jeans, dresses and shorts year round.

    pokergrl8 at gmail.com

  • Nicole Larsen on said:

    My skinny jeans and bearpaw boots!

  • Betty C on said:

    Black jeans and a white short sleeved knit top. Change up with boots, blazers and jewelery to dress up or down.

  • Amy Tong on said:

    Nice style and I love your dress. In my wardrobe that’s versatile and provides 3-in-1 style would be a little black dress that I can mix and match too. Pretty similar to your dress but it's in black. :)

    amy [at] utry [dot] it

  • Wild Orchid on said:

    I have a pair of dark denim jeans that I love, and they work with everything! I wear them all year.

    Thanks for the chance to win!

    wildorchid985 @ gmail dot com

  • Sarah S on said:

    I'm afraid I just rely on the boring t-shirt: Wear it alone, under a sweater, or over a long-sleeved shirt.

  • Sonya Morris on said:

    I have to go with my jeans! Since I am pregnant and going in for my c-section next week, the choices are getting limited. I can wear them with loafers and a long sleeve t-shirt or dress them up with flats and a fitted sweater. I can always add a chunky necklace for a different look as well.

  • Janice Cooper on said:

    My black leggings. I can wear them with a long sweatshirt, cute short top, or a nice long pretty blouse.

  • Rachel on said:

    I have been trying to get more neutrals nowadays and also trying not to spend on clothes that aren't going to be used often (I used to get only eccentric looking clothes), but I think I have matured enough to be a bit wiser on the cost per wear for what I buy! So something that's versatile in my wardrobe would be my neutral colored shell top, which I can wear with virtually anything and looks great layered or not.

  • ANGEL JACKLYN on said:

    I'm a jeans and a tee typa-girl! A white tee can be worn with the sleeves scrunched up, cut off or by itself and it would go with all clothing!!!

  • Cynthia C on said:

    I love basic black slacks. I can dress them up or down and they always look good and appropriate.

  • tamarsw on said:

    My skinny jeans can do just about everything – they can be dirty, dressy, or casual.

  • Margaret Smith on said:

    Mine is black slacks. I can dress them up or down.
    Thanks.

  • steph on said:

    my leopard scarf!

  • nannypanpan on said:
  • syy on said:

    That's a cute dress! I wear my floral print like you too, with different top, sweater, and high socks. I also have a tshirt hoodie that I can wear all seasons with something underneath or a jacket on top. Thanks for the giveaway.
    songyueyu at gmail

  • jackiepcross on said:

    Tank tops & cardigans! Those two pieces are perfect for layering with so many things and can take you through all seasons.

  • Erika on said:

    A simple black stretchy tee. I can dress it up, dress it down, and layer with it. Love!

    chambanachik at gmail dot come

  • Aubrey Archuleta on said:

    Great giveaway! I live in my yoga pants…I suppose you could sleep, or couch surf, or do actual yoga in them. (yeah right!)

  • jennifer on said:

    my wardrobe has a wide variety of colors which makes it easy to change an outfit. I have different blazers, cardigans, and sweaters that can be added to a dress or skirt to make a 3 in 1 outfit.

  • Whitney on said:

    My silver glitter TOMS go so well with outfits I can wear to work, running errands or even a night out.

  • merle m on said:

    my h& M tee and jean

  • cindy w on said:

    My black leggings

    - under a skirt with boots for night out
    - with a tunic for daytime
    - with a t-shirt for the gym

  • channynn on said:

    I love my black skirt – its like 25 in 1 styling!

  • tcarolinep on said:

    My cardigan sweaters are the most versatile pieces in my wardrobe, I can wear them alone , as a light coat, with pencil skirts, jeans, pants or dresses all year round. Perfect to dress up and down for all occasions.
    tcarolinep at gmail dot com

  • One Frugal Girl on said:

    Lightweight scarves are awesome! They can be worn around your neck, in your hair or as a belt!
    onefrugalgirl AT gmail DOT com

  • mrsmchappell on said:

    My most versatile wardrobe staple is a black 3/4 length cardigan. I can wear it year round with dresses, jeans, and everything in between.

  • katie on said:

    i try to only buy pieces that i can think of a few ways to wear, but obviously some of them have become more versatile than others. my faaaavorite is this vintage lime and cream houndstooth printed a-line skirt. it's perfect, and i can wear it all year long, dressed up or down, and with just about every color. love love love.

  • As Cape Cod Turns on said:

    I just started using Tide Pods about a week ago and absolutely LOVE THEM!!! So easy! I love your dress and all the ways you wear it. I would have to say that my most versatile piece is a white t-shirt. It can be dressed up, dressed down, worn in layers….you get the picture. :)

  • sandra on said:

    yoga pants and several tees

  • Hilary on said:

    Um, the cat faces are cracking. me. up.
    Anyway, I think my cardigans are the most versatile item in my closet — I can wear them casually with a tshirt underneath and jeans, over a silky top with dress pants for work, and over a fun dress with heels or boots for going out :)
    x Hilary
    hilary . l . adams @ gmail . com

  • Allison Downes on said:

    I have a black cardigan that is very versatile and goes with just about everything in my closet

    Thanks for the chance to win!

    lola_violets_2010[at]yahoo[dot]com

  • JMom on said:

    I do this to most of my outfits, so I really don't need to change wardrobes from season to season. It also helps that I live somewhere where winters are not too extreme. I have a favorite skirt that I do this to. Just change the tops and accessories, and I'm good to go no matter the season.

  • Susan Smith on said:

    I have a dress that I wear by itself with sandals in the Summer and with leggns with boots in the Winter

    s2s2 at comcast dot net

  • rachel on said:

    My brown booties! They're so cute and go from casual to work to out on the town.

  • stephanie on said:

    i have a white tank top it goes with everything!

  • mrsmchappell on said:

    My most versatile wardrobe staple is a black 3/4 length cardigan. I can wear it year round with dresses, jeans, and everything in between. Thanks for the chance to win!
    mrsmchappell at gmail dot com

  • invisimom on said:

    Aw, man, I love your outfits! So pretty.
    My favorite do-it-all closet item are my flip-flops. They are my everything. :)

  • amy pugmire on said:

    my black flower leggings. I love them, I can create any look with them. I can wear a t-shirt or tank top with them, a long sweater dress, a denim shirt. I can wear boots, sandals or pumps with them. They look good with anything.

  • FaerieBarista on said:

    I love clothing that you can wear in multiple ways. I also love bringing summer clothes to winter. Dresses are perfect for this. Like you posted. I have a cute little black dress that I wear on its own when it's warm, with a shirt under it on chillier days, and with leggings and a sweater for those cold days.

  • Tiffany Winner on said:
  • Tiffany Winner on said:

    my old jean jacket is pretty versatile, i wear it all the time in the spring

  • throuthehaze on said:

    I guess my pink cardigan is pretty versatile since I can dress it up or down, button it up or leave it open, etc.

  • Christina on said:

    My most versatile article of clothing is a pair of NY and Co jeans (that I got from a consignment shop for $12!!!!! :)) They are a dark denim so I can dress them up or dress them down. Love them! :)

  • Dawn Schmidt on said:

    I have a long black skirt that is very versatile and can be dressed up or down depending on the occasion, I actually need to find some more of the same style but its proving to be a challenge!

  • amy pugmire on said:

    my flower leggings I usually wear a white shirt and then a denim shirt dress over it. paired with some whtie pumps or flats

  • amy pugmire on said:

    I have some flower leggings I like to pair it with a longer white shirt and a denim shirt dress over that. I usually wear some white pumps or flats.

  • courtney b on said:

    my brown leather jacket goes for everything including any color of dress, skinny jean, etc

  • Lea on said:

    Are you familiar with infinity dresses? The light jersey fabric is wrinkle resistant, and the styling options are endless. When traveling in warmer months those babies are my staples.

  • Kristin on said:

    I have a fantastic white and black striped dress from Madewell that I wear 3 (at least) different ways. With a cute Kelly green blazer and oxfords for work; with black tights, chunky heels and a sequin shrug for a night out; and wedged flipflops for running around in warm weather. Love, love LOVE this dress!

  • ascendingbutterfly on said:

    For me it’s a classic button down white shirt, it goes with skirts, suits and instantly classes up my favorite jeans, it can be worn alone or layered under a cardi or jacket, that’s definitely 3-in-1 action right there! Second place would be Black Skinny Jeans as I can wear those with longer jackets for casual Friday at the office and then still rock them on the weekends too!

    Tracy @ Ascending Butterfly

  • daybf on said:

    I have a silk racerback tank from Charlotte Russe with little orange bows on it that I can dress up with jewelry and dark jeans, or keep casual with sneakers and a bright cardigan (which I do most often). The 3rd look is with black leggings for a relaxed on-the-go style on a hot day. I love items that have a fun pattern that aren't difficult to pair with multiple accessories.

  • Gretchen on said:

    I have a darling black Gap sweater with ruffle neckline that has served me well for many years – dressed up and down! Love it!

  • Susannah on said:

    I try not to have anything in my closet that I can't wear at least two or three ways. :-)

  • Faith R on said:

    3 in 1 style? Jeans -definitely. I have a good pair from the Gap I wear constantly. with dresses (gasp!) with a cute blouse & heels or with a t-shirt and flip flops.
    ALSO I've used those Tide pods just because they were on sale at my grocery store and SUPER cheap. I LOVE THEM. My hubs uses way too much detergent when he washes his clothes so this is a way to ration him. Also – no mess. Ever. Love that. Plus I always know exactly how much I have left. I never ever want to go back to buying any other kind of detergent. Someone gave us some powdered stuff – gross. I hate it. LOVE the pods.

  • Mandy on said:

    One of my favorite Anthro dresses is also very versatile. During the summer I can wear it without anything extra or strapless (the straps come off) or dress it up with a belt and a cardigan for church. During the winter, I can pair it with a long sleeve top. I always get so many compliments when I wear it that way with people wondering "where did you get your skirt?" lol. Plus, I think it looks super cute with my glitter ballet flats or a pair of bright colored sandals.

    I just love Anthro clothing!

  • Michelle on said:

    I'm definitely like you in that I have a super comfortable dress that I can not only wear spring, summer and fall, but also glam up a bit with the right heels and jewelry. Some knee-high boots for fall are a great addition to dresses too!

  • Kelly D on said:

    My tan cardigan is very versatile. It can be worn with jeans, dress pants or a skirt and different shoes that coordinate each look.

  • Halley on said:

    I make everything in my closet as versatile as possible! it's something I do pretty well. I specifically have a polka dot skirt I've had for at least 4 (5?) years now! I've worn it on my hips, as a high-waisted, and as a shirt! with tights, with heels, with keds….you get the idea. it's one of my favorite pieces in my closet!

  • Danielle on said:

    My most versatile item of clothing has to be the gap legging jeans I wear constantly (including right now). They look nice enough that I can dress them up, but also don't look out of place with a sweatshirt and tennis shoes.

  • Amy on said:

    I probably style my trusty jeans the most ways, but I just discovered a tragic and horrible hole brewing in the knee.

  • bebehblog on said:

    I have a blue & white sundress from Target that I've won a TON of different ways – my favorite is with a yellow cardigan or with a red necklace and heels to look sort of nautical. Yah for multi-tasking things!

  • the818 on said:

    Dude, that is the thing I am always most impressed by in other people's wardrobes…how they keep their clothes from getting destroyed like mine always inevitably do. I swear there is a fashion hating boogie man in my washing machine.

    And I love that progression. Especially #2. That inspires some ideas for mixing and matching for me!

    • The Paper Mama on said:

      I have a rule…. no wearing my favorite dresses on a busy kiddo day. Ha! That helps a little… since I blame her for most the clothing damage. ;)

  • Lisa Brown on said:

    My short length white wrap dress. Can be a dress, a tunic to go over leggings, flared/boot cut jeans, or over a pencil skirt. So versatile.
    jslbrown_03 at yahoo dot com

  • Ellie W on said:

    The most versatile I have is a dark blue tunic. I can wear with everyday jeans or over many colors of leggings. I can even get by with wearing as a short dress.

  • Beth Wharton on said:

    I have a pair of black velour pants that dress up or dress down pretty well depending on the top and shoes ( of course- duh!) and they feel so nice to wear! I like to wear sparkly shoes with them to make them a little more fancy!
    Beth hotreaderbethy(at)hotmail(dot)com

  • Elena on said:

    I have a dress that I can wear with sandals in summer, with leggins and boots in winter and with jacket and high heels for a night out

    elena150980 at yahoo dot com

  • erika riggs on said:

    I've recently made my dresses more three-in-one friendly! I wore a button-up blouse under a dress, wore a sweater over the dress, and then paired it with a cardigan. Perfect way to make one dress stretch through the seasons.

  • Mami2jcn on said:

    I have some black leggings that are very versatile. I can wear them with sandals and a sundress for a summer look, with UGG boots and a sweater during the winter, and with sneakers when I exercise.

  • Chelsea on said:

    Love that dress! I have a similar Anthro dress that I wear all summer and pair with my fleece-lined tights all winter! Also you are cute, even with your cat face.

  • Emily on said:

    I love versatile clothing! One piece I love to mix throughout is a Zara dress I bought in Italy that is short in the front, long in the pack and is a light and comfy jersey material. It can be changed up, whether it is a throw over a bathing suit on a warm beachy day, or worn with a bandeau and a bright red belt and cute flats for walking around town in the summer, and even the other day I pulled it out in the winter weather and threw on some thick tights, a pair of tall vintage boots, and a chunky sweater on top to create a bundled winter look! Love the Anthro dress, and all of your shoes are too cute! I love a nice dress that can be mixed about! Cheers! Emily

  • katstone1 on said:

    Of course now that you ask I can't think of anything. GAH!!!

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