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One Dress, Two Ways

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I spent last Saturday shopping for antiques  in St. Simon’s Island, Georgia. Of course, I can’t visit a city without swinging by the nearest TJ Maxx, and I’m certainly glad I did. I’ve found that in smaller cities, the finds tend to be even better than in large cities—mostly because people aren’t necessarily looking for big-name brands or high fashion designers. (I once found a Pucci dress on clearance in a TJ Maxx outside of Orlando—pretty damaged, so I didn’t buy it, but it made me realize there are finds to be had in pretty much every TJ Maxx in the country.) It was at the TJ’s in Brunswick where I found this great Rag & Bone trench dress, on clearance for $39. I knew immediately that it would be perfect worn as a jacket—worn more casually with sandals or for meetings with heels.

Here, I’ve styled it both ways, in keeping with the “One Look, Three Ways” theme from my #Maxxinista photo shoot with TJ Maxx last year.

Look 1: Casual

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Dress: old from Urban Outfitters (I literally got this dress nine years ago, but any old black tank dress would work) // Sandals: Balenciaga (These puppies have stood the test of time—they were purchased at Jeffrey in Atlanta eight years ago) // Bag: vintage Chanel // Trench Dress: Rag & Bone via TJ Maxx // Necklace: vintage // Sunnies: Toms

Look 2: Work/Cocktail Attire

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Black dress (same as above, just tucked into a vintage black leather skirt) // Heels: Tibi // Clutch: Proenza Schouler for Target // Necklace: vintage

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