What to Wear When You Wake Up Late

I’ve been all about the easy dresses lately! I’ve apparently taken a page out of Hallie‘s book and become a serial snooze artist. Seriously, I haven’t gotten up before 8am this week. And I have to be to work by 9 on the dot. Let’s just say that I’ve definitely gone over my cab budget this week! Is it the holiday weekend yet?!

Anywho, when I’m in a 20 minute panic to get ready for work, it’s always a dress. A fun dress like this one is absolutely perfect because it has beading around the neckline, so no need to waste time debating which necklace wear! I slipped on a metallic gold belt, gold sandals, sunnies*, and I was out the door.

On another note, I’ve been saving for a new bag and finally pulled the trigger on this beauty after lusting over her for over 2 years! I was in need of a lighter-colored bag for the summer and this tote is just perfect. You’ll be seeing a lot of her! ๐Ÿ™‚

* Sunglasses are a must for make-up-less mornings! #MakeUpAtMyDesk

gifted Ivy & Blu Striped Dress / Kate Spade Metallic Bow Belt / BCBG Sunglassesย (similar here) / gifted JustFab Sandals / Nordstrom Ring / Sequin Bangleย (also available in other colors here)

Photos: Lydia Hudgens

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  1. 6.28.13
    Chris said:

    and to think women make fun (or are jealous) of men who are able to jump out of bed, pull on a pair of pants and a polo and rock the “I didn’t shave this morning” look! You look fab considering your lack of time!

  2. 6.28.13
    michelle said:

    my closet is full of dresses because i am almost always running late to work. not a morning person. especially when i need to be out of the house at 6:45 every day.

  3. 6.28.13
    Katie said:

    Girl, I’m in the same boat! I’ve been snoozing like crazy this week, I didn’t get out of bed until 8:20 this morning! Ack! I’m blaming it on the upcoming holiday! ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Anyway, you look adorable! I love that dress with the heels and belt! I’m always a sucker for anything gold!


  4. 6.28.13
    Kimberly said:

    Obsessed with the stripes & embellished neckline on this dress – you look so chic!


  5. 6.28.13

    A dress is always my go-to in the warmer months- it’s just so easy!


  6. 6.28.13
    Maureen said:

    Your bag is just gorgeous!! Congrats on such a beauty!

  7. 6.28.13
    Lara said:

    You look adorable! LOVING that bag lady ๐Ÿ™‚

    xox Lara http://www.weheartbeautyblog.com

  8. 6.28.13

    You do NOT look like you got ready in 20-minutes or less. Great job fooling the world.

  9. 6.28.13
    Megan said:

    That dress is beautiful! I love the gold accessories too.


  10. 6.28.13
    stephanie said:

    the belt and necklace are beautiful!
    x Stephanie (www.stephaniesstyleblog.blogspot.com)

  11. 6.28.13

    OMG now I’m in love with Ivy and Blu Maggy. Sigh… wallet is NOT happy.

  12. 6.28.13
    Stacey said:

    I wish I looked this fabulous when I woke up late or even when I get up on time! Love the new bag!


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  13. 6.28.13
    Annick said:

    Gorgeous dress! When I’m in a hurry for work, it’s usually black skinnies, a blouse of some sort and a blazer, or jean jacket. Needless to say, it’s been my uniform this week. Or like you, I’ll go for a simple dress.

    Bold Subtlety

  14. 6.28.13
    Jennifer said:

    I love this look. I also think dresses are so easy. I love that it’s an entire outfit in one piece of clothing and it’s so easy to get dressed with them.

  15. 6.28.13

    Oh my gosh, GIRL! That dress is SO stunning with those heels. I think I have found my next JustFab purchase. BEAUTIFUL! <3 The perfect look for when you're running out the door is a dress, I 100% agree. I did it this morning ๐Ÿ™‚


  16. 6.28.13
    Hannah said:

    I am all about the easy dresses too! Wearing one today actually!

    Champagne Lifestyle on a Beer Budget

  17. 6.28.13
    meg said:

    You look adorable!


  18. 6.28.13
    Marissa said:

    this hardly look like a wake up late outfit ๐Ÿ™‚ and congrats on the NEW bag! yay!

  19. 6.28.13
    Rose said:

    Um, I never look half that put together when I have to get ready fast haha. I’m impressed by the neckline of the dress!!

  20. 6.28.13
    Patricia said:

    that LV is gorgeous. At least i can buy the shoes. happiness!

  21. 6.29.13

    Gorge dress!

  22. 6.30.13
    Emily said:

    I am the same way when I’m running late (everyday)! Dresses are a whole outfit without trying to match everything up! But it’s so funny because everyone is like “wow you’re dressed up” and I’m like “yeah…. sure!”

  23. 7.1.13
    Valerie said:

    Just how amazing are those heels? Pretty sure I need to get those for myself. Are they comfortable too?

  24. 7.1.13
    AJ said:

    Very ladylike! Love the dress with the bow belt and those sexy shoes.


  25. 7.2.13

    I love all of the metallic here! You’ve inspired me to don some gold sandals tomorrow! – J

  26. 7.2.13
    Kenzi said:

    Love the neverfull!! I have two! Including this one. They’re such great bags!! Enjoy!

  27. 7.2.13
    Agi said:

    First off gorgeous bag. Second of all I wish I looked that good when I wake up late. Love the dress and the belt is the perfect accessory.



  28. 7.2.13
    Danielle said:

    Absolutely obsessed with the whole look. You definitely DO NOT look like you woke up late!


  29. 7.2.13

    Hello, Louis! Congrats on his/her BLOG DEBUT! Gorg – and I’m loving this color scheme (and all color schemes) on you.

    Give me that dress, thanks!

  30. 7.24.13

    I WANT your bag, SO BAD!!!!