Gray Overlay :: two-piece dress + white heels

Friday, August 7, 2015

The concept of an overlay dress was new to me until I spotted this beauty on Gap.com last month. I immediately thought it'd be a great addition to my wardrobe, a) because dresses are my jam, b) I didn't own any gray dresses up until this point, and c) it's two pieces in one...TWO in ONE. Let me explain... 
This dress looks like two separate pieces because it is. But it's also a dress, not  a skirt and crop top combo. I'm realizing now that I should have included photos of this but hindsight is always 20/20! So the dress part of this dress is a spaghetti strap dress, which can be worn alone or with this crop top that it came with. I love how I can wear both pieces together to create an overlay dress, or I can wear both pieces separately for an entirely new look. Smart and versatile fashion at its finest; now that's what I'm talking about! 
These off-white heels have become a fast favorite of mine. As soon as I saw them in Ann Taylor I knew they were something special. Look at that heel! So gorgeous. And the best part is that they go well with everything and really freshen up all my summertime looks. 
This unique Kenneth Jay Lane piece is one that may appear challenging to style at first, but I have fun wearing it with both neutrals and exotic prints. See another outfit I've paired it with here
My gold spike bracelet from Stella & Dot is an understated and easy way of bringing some rocker vibes to an otherwise simple, feminine outfit. I love how it's elegant yet edgy at the same time. 
My cream leather/gold bangle matches these heels to a "T." How cool is that? 
Understated gold bar earrings are the new diamond stud; classic, effortless, and always stylish. 
These photos were taken in Union Square Park. This area of New York is so vibrant and lively! 
Photos by Ingrid Frahm 
[dress: Gap // heels: Ann Taylor (sold out but I also like these) // necklace: Kenneth Jay Lane (I also like this) // gold bar earrings: Kevia (similar here) // cream and gold bangle: Reiss (I also like this one) // gold link bracelet: Stella & Dot // gold spike bracelet: Stella & Dot // amethyst bangle: David Yurman // heart bracelet: Tiffany & Co.

This week has certainly been a crazy one. I moved into my new Upper Eastside apartment on Monday but surprise surprise, when my roommates and I came with our stuff, we were shocked to see that the former tenants had left behind most of their belongings. There wasn't even space in my new room to put my boxes. Long story short, we're beginning to unpack now but I can tell it'll be a long process. Moving is no joke...especially in New York City...especially on the 6th floor of a walk up. My calf muscles are about to be on point! 
SHOP :: 


40 comments:

  1. You look so pretty hun and those lovely shoes..fabulous <3

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  2. Even gray looks bright on you! Amazing!

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  3. Adorable in grey Kat. So it's a dress and a crop top, right? I love versatile pieces like that. Happy Friday pretty!

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  4. Cool look kiss

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  5. Great styling! the accessories makes it more detailed, you look so pretty on it!
    Have a nice day!

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  6. adorable look, sweety!!!:)))) happy friday, doll:))) xoxo <3

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  7. What a beautiful two piece! I love the classic pleated skirt with the crop top.

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  8. The dress look so comfy! And gray is my favorite color, love it!

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  9. love this grey dress of yours!
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  10. Really cute and fun outfit love the really simple design and i like how you accessorised it.
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  11. Beautiful and versatile dress, and those shoes! you always have the best shoes :)

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  12. Love how the necklace pops out from the grey set!

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  13. lovee your outfit you're so pretty :)

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  14. stunning
    This two piece are so beautiful
    You look great

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  15. Hi sweetie! Gorgeous outfit!! I really love two-pieces and this one is so beautiful! Love your heels too! Aww..they're awesome! :)

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  16. So casual but classy! The accessories really add something to the look! x

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  17. The coolest sandals ever!!!!! Lovely jewelry too!!!
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  18. Oh, I love the concept of an overlay dress although I don't own one myself yet. But you look absoluetly gorgeous in this dress and you make me want to purchase one asap!! ;) The heels are beautiful, too. <3
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  19. Love that you got a 2-for-1 deal with this dress. It's always nice when pieces are versatile. It looks great on you!

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  20. darling outfit!! looks so freaking comfortable too! perfect for a hot summer day in NYC!! also --- i cannot believe your apartment story, moving in NYC is seriously THE WORST. no one gets it. glad i stumbled across your blog!!

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  21. aww, you look absolutely beautiful in this grey ensemble

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  22. you look absolutely gorgeous in that dress! following you on bloglovin, stay in touch<3
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  23. Lovely cut on that dress. You look stunning!

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  24. Stunning look, grey looks fantastic on you. *__*
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  25. Congrats on the new place! You look adorable in this outfit! I especially love those heels <3

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  26. Love the simplicity of your outfit Kathleen, grey looks amazing on you! Those heels are adorable, i've been obsessing over white shoes lately =D

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  27. So cute and comfy!!! Waiiiiit a minute... when did you get your braces off? Congrats! :D

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  28. Ahh I am so jealous of so many things in this post- you live in NY and that dress is fabulous. Love this!! xx

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  29. Love that the dress is two pieces...so versatile!

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  30. At first I was confused about how it could be dress but also be two pieces. I thought obviously you don't know what makes a dress a dress. lol. But now I get it. Haha! That is so awesome! I love this two piece dress! Great addition to your wardrobe!

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  31. Love the dress. ♥
    And you are so beautiful. :)

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  32. You look so beautiful and happy! Great outfit :) have a nice day :)

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  33. Such a cute dress and really versatile piece Kat! I love how you can dress it up or down and wear it a few different ways! The soft gray color makes it a perfect summer to fall transition piece too! :)

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  34. Congrats on moving into your new apartment! The dress is so cute-- I love how it gives the illusion of being a two piece but with all the ease of a one piece!

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