Work to Weekend in Two Dresses

You know the old saying, “if it ain’t broke don’t fix it”? Well, that’s how I feel when I find literally any article of clothing that I love. I buy it in every color and I wear it all of the time. I just style it in different ways so that it feels fresh and new.

We are sometimes drawn to clothing that looks really exciting via print, pattern, or color without considering how functional it would actually be in our wardrobe. Of course, it’s so much fun to look into your closet and see everything that’s light and bright, but what about the neutrals? You must know how important those pieces are?! I mean, they are the glue that holds a wardrobe together. They are the reason why we can work and rework an outfit to look one way or another.

My point here is that neutrals get the short end of the stick. Especially when it comes to investing in them, but that seems a little backwards, don’t you think? If you wear neutrals like you’re supposed to (on a regular basis) they will wear more quickly, so why not invest in quality?

One dress in particular comes to mind because I have been breezing by it for the last few weeks, but then I put Amy in it for our shoot last week and I thought to myself, “HELLO! This is perfect!” Take a look at this V-neck contrast stitch dress by Ecru, the brand that we love for work basics! Check out the dress on Amy, and then check out a few of the ways that you can work this into the rest of your wardrobe! The dress is simple, lined, and classic. You can’t go wrong.


Ecru Blouse

Brochu Walker Blazer

Ecru Contrast Stitch Dress

Apiece Apart Sweater

GRLFRND Jean Jacket


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Owner + Stylist | ALH Style
Ali’s greatest passion is empowering women to look and feel their best. With this mission in mind she launched her personal styling business, ALH Style. On a daily basis you’ll find Ali cleaning out closets, shopping for clients, or creating lookbooks for the busy professional women of D.C. and Alexandria. Starting a fashion-based business from scratch has given Ali an eye for marketing. She’s now also managing TSALT’s social media, styling their new product shoots, and promoting their fun and fabulous brands to women in the DMV. Ali has lived in Alexandria, Virginia for eight years. She met her husband Cameron here, and they have a precious daughter, Cavin, and two little yorkies, Ollie and Lou.

ALH Style is a local personal styling business offering closet clean outs, look books, style consults, shopping appointments and consignment drop offs to women of all shapes and sizes in the DMV! Work one-on-one with owner and lead stylist, Ali Hellmuth, to find your most confident self!
428B Hume Ave., Alexandria, VA 22301
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