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8.02.2014

One Dress, Styled 4 Ways {on a budget} - #CableandGauge Animal Print Dress Review

Disclaimer: I received one or more of the products mentioned below for free.
Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.



I was recently given the opportunity to review the twist top animal print dress from Cable & Gauge,
I fell in love with the dress from the moment I saw it - the fun leopard print, the twist top detail, 
the super soft and comfortable fabric, the affordable sale price - this baby is a win!


I've heard it said before and I'll say it again,
animal print is a basic & can be worn with anything!
Domenico Dolce, from the well-known brand Dolce & Gabbana, said it best -
"[Animal Print] is a timeless classic...It has always fascinated us for its sensuality and femininity,
and for this reason it has become a color rather than a print." 



With that said, I decided to style my gorgeous Cable & Gauge Twist Top Dress four ways so that you can see how diverse animal print really is, with different accessories one little animal print dress can be so versatile!



One Dress, Styled 4 Ways {on a budget} - business casual, trendy, flirty, and boho - chic
 


 Which style is your favorite?





 
Business Casual - One Dress, Styled 4 Ways {on a budget}

Business Casual - One Dress, Styled 4 Ways {on a budget}
                  Business Casual - One Dress, Styled 4 Ways {on a budget}

Business Casual, as most of us know, simply means a more relaxed professional look. Pairing the leopard dress with this black blazer adds a fun, sophisticated element. My blazer is a thrift store find so it isn't exactly tailored but it works... and it makes looking professional budget-friendly! I styled this outfit with a fun multi-charm necklace {a gift from a friend but I've seen similar necklaces at Charolette Russe and Forever21}, and giant black, gold, and cork wedges {e-bay}. This sassy leopard look isn't for the most uptight offices but if you work in a fun environment this look is the perfect way to spice up your wardrobe!








Trendy - One Dress, Styled 4 Ways {on a budget}Trendy - One Dress, Styled 4 Ways {on a budget}Trendy - One Dress, Styled 4 Ways {on a budget}

Trendy fashion is tricky at times, trends change and something that was "so in" last week can easily be kicked to the curb the following week. Trends can also turn into classics - it's hard to say what's going to stick and what won't... Statement necklaces have gone from being trendy to being a staple piece in several wardrobes; until recently I ignored the statement necklace trend but since they seem to be around for good, I think I'm actually starting to like them. I paired the dress with a cyan colored statement necklace and some bangle bracelets! I was given the necklace from Kisspat and reviewed it here, they have the whole statement necklace thing down - so much cuteness and most of their items are fairly inexpensive as well! The wedges I'm wearing for this look are indeed trendy - nude in color, with two bands of gold on each strap. They are fun, funky, and even better, from Payless' clearance section so they are inexpensive as well! I really like this look and feel like it would be a good option for a girl's night out or maybe a fancy lunch date with some clients.








Flirty and feminine - One Dress, Styled 4 Ways {on a budget}
Flirty and feminine - One Dress, Styled 4 Ways {on a budget}Flirty and feminine - One Dress, Styled 4 Ways {on a budget} 
Flirty and feminine - One Dress, Styled 4 Ways {on a budget}

Flirty and feminine is probably my favorite style when I'm heading out on the town with the hubs. I love wearing items that make me feel girly - think lace & pearls. I decided to pair the leopard dress with a pink wrap {ebay}, the trendy {Payless} wedges mentioned above, and a pearl, gold, and pink beaded necklace{Rue21}. It all made the edgy leopard dress feel so much more feminine. I think I'll be wearing this the next time we visit the symphony! It's classy yet playful - the perfect date night outfit!





Boho - Chic - One Dress, Styled 4 Ways {on a budget}
Boho - Chic - One Dress, Styled 4 Ways {on a budget}Boho - Chic - One Dress, Styled 4 Ways {on a budget}




Boho - chic is such a fun style, featuring items that are truly bohemian and vintage and pairing them with modern pieces - a little bohemian, a little chic, a lot of cute. To create this look I wore a fun bohemian piece from my August Mialisia collection, The Savannah {which you will be able to win in just a few short days here on the blog} and matched it with my everyday purse - a cobalt blue Nine West Bowler bag. I'm also rocking my favorite pair of flats, Black Gladiators from Olivia Miller. The Boho - Chic look is convenient and easy-to-achieve; perfect for running errands or a busy student on-the-go. 








 

As you can see this Cable & Gauge dress is truly versatile;
    The little animal print dress  
                     is the new little black dress. 
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