Wearing a special occasion dress casual style

Have you got a lot of special occasions? Events where you can wear a special occasion dress? Not me! So when I was approached by JJ’s House to write a post about their dresses I had to think about it. Because they sell wedding and special occasion dresses. I never wear a special occasion dress, and it doesn’t feel good to appear on my blog in something I would never wear in real life. What you see is what you get, with me! But…., yeah you saw that one coming, I checked their site and saw that they also had Fashion dresses. And I fell in love with this one immediatly, I showed you also on the wishlist. When I was still working, I worked in a women’s fashion store where we sold a lot of elegant dresses, we always showed how to wear a dress for a party and how to wear it in a casual way. That made a lot of women buy a dress, because otherwise they saw it as a one wear dress. I want to show you today this dress in an elegant and in a casual way!

*This is a sponsored post, but I only show what I like, words and opinions are my own!

Special occasion dress two ways

The first look is the special occasion look. I am wearing my favorite heels, the leopard print sandals. And a silk grey jacket. Perfect for a special event. Simple accesories and check the clutch! Fabulous!special occasion dressesspecial occasion dressesspecial occasion dresses

For the second look I changed the sandals in over the knee boots in dark brown and a denim jacket. A big brown bag and some statement accesories. This is how I love to wear this fantastic dress, I would also love to wear it with a long cardigan and sneakers(although I hardly wear sneakers, but you never know!)special occasion dressesspecial occasion dressesspecial occasion dressesspecial occasion dresses

I would like to emphasize what a fantasic company JJ’s House is. And this has nothing to do with the fact they gifted me the dress and the clutch. Firstly, they advised me to take a smaller size, they found that the size I ordered was to big. The dress came into a beautiful printed box in a protective bag. The size is perfect! The quality is amazing and I am so in love with that little bag! I would really advise you, especially if you need a dress for a special occasion, to check this site.

Fashion Dress: JJ’s House c/o

Clutch: JJ’s House c/o

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    • September 29, 2017 / 10:51 am

      Why? Your post was fabulous!

  1. September 29, 2017 / 12:16 am

    Perfect, I love wearing special occasion dresses even when it’s not a special occasion haha. People don’t even look at me funny anymore when I’m all dressed up in the supermarket

    • September 29, 2017 / 10:52 am

      That s the way to go girl!

    • September 29, 2017 / 10:52 am

      Thank you Jodie!

  2. Andrea Nine
    September 29, 2017 / 2:59 am

    Stunning dress! Love the yellow in it!

    • September 29, 2017 / 10:52 am

      Thanks Andrea!

  3. September 29, 2017 / 3:40 am

    Nancy, I love both ways that you styled this dress. It looks awesome with the boots and denim jacket.

    • September 29, 2017 / 10:52 am

      I love it that way too! Thanks!

  4. September 29, 2017 / 6:20 am

    Nancy you look fabulous! This clutch is soo cute 🙂
    I think you can always wear evening dresses an downgrade them, like you wonderfull made.
    Enjoy your weekend, Nancy.

    • September 29, 2017 / 10:53 am

      I think so too! Thank you Tina!

  5. September 29, 2017 / 6:58 am

    Dit is echt een jurk passend bij jou. Hierin kun je je op een feest en in de supermarkt vertonen. Goede keus Nancy.

    • September 29, 2017 / 10:53 am

      Dankjewel Cynthia!

  6. September 29, 2017 / 8:35 am

    Wow, Nancy! You look absolutely stunning in this dress! I especially like the way you styled it in the first photo!
    xo Yvonne

    • September 29, 2017 / 10:53 am

      Thank you Yvonne!

  7. September 29, 2017 / 10:02 am

    Snap! I’m styling my JJ’s dress on my blog this week, however very different from yours. Aren’t they amazing – fabulous quality too. I’m heading back there to check yours out. I love it. x Jacqui

    • September 29, 2017 / 10:54 am

      Yes they are amazing! I also checked for more dresses! And yours is fabulous too, that color looked stunning on you!

  8. September 29, 2017 / 10:42 am

    Gorgeous dress. I love a remixable versatile dress like this.. You look fabulous. Thanks so much for hosting xx

    • September 29, 2017 / 10:54 am

      Thank you Rachel!

  9. September 29, 2017 / 10:57 am

    It’s a beautiful dress and good to see it styled casually. I don’t ever think of doing that so I have some fancy dresses I’ve only ever worn once.

  10. September 29, 2017 / 12:02 pm

    What a beautiful dress! Love how you styled it!

  11. September 29, 2017 / 12:05 pm

    Gorgeous dress Nancy! I’m popping over to the site now! Have a great weekend xx

  12. September 29, 2017 / 12:34 pm

    The dress is so lovely and certainly works beautifully either way.Thank you so much for hosting.

    • September 29, 2017 / 1:32 pm

      Thank you Kathrine!

    • September 29, 2017 / 3:36 pm

      Thank you very much!

  13. September 29, 2017 / 3:22 pm

    Beautiful dress! I love both ways you styled it!

    • September 29, 2017 / 3:36 pm

      Thanks Amy!

  14. September 29, 2017 / 3:29 pm

    Love the different ways you styled this dress but especially the one with the jean jacket and boots!

    • September 29, 2017 / 3:36 pm

      That’s my favourite too!

  15. September 29, 2017 / 3:44 pm

    Nancy, what a great dress and you look beautiful. I love how you styled it as well. Those boots are to die for.
    Thank you for inviting me again to be part of your Fany Friday link up 🙂

    Berty Morales
    Mad For Fashion For Less

    • September 29, 2017 / 4:19 pm

      Thank you Berty! Enjoy your weekend!

  16. September 29, 2017 / 4:00 pm

    Gorgeous dress and you look fabulous. Both of you stylings are great but the one with boots and denim jacket is brilliant. It looks so very stylish and also easy to wear for lots of occasions. Thanks for sharing your creativity and for the link up. I hope that you have a wonderful weekend.


    • September 29, 2017 / 4:20 pm

      Thank you very much dear Rena, for your kind words! Have a fabulous one!

  17. September 29, 2017 / 4:08 pm

    What a pleasant surprise to be featured. Thank you, Nancy!

    The dress you selected is beautiful. I just love the color palette! I enjoyed seeing this fabulous dress styled up and down. It looks great with the boots and denim jacket.

    • September 29, 2017 / 4:20 pm

      It’s my pleasure! Thank you Jennie!

    • September 29, 2017 / 4:20 pm

      Yes, love it that way too!

    • September 29, 2017 / 4:21 pm

      Thanks Elise!

  18. September 29, 2017 / 4:49 pm

    First off, this dress is gorgeous on you and I love the mix of yellow and gray. And your tip for dressing it down is one of my go-tos as well. It’s amazing how a denim jacket and casual boot can give even the frilliest sundress a more rugged, casual vibe!


  19. September 29, 2017 / 5:09 pm

    Helemaal jij! Staat jou zo goed! Ook tof dat je het sjiek en casual showt!
    Deze week link ik niet mee, geen fashion artikel…

    • September 29, 2017 / 5:11 pm

      Maar je mag ook met iets anders linken hoor! Jij wel!

  20. September 29, 2017 / 5:42 pm

    Such a pretty look, I love pairing denim with just about everything, but especially a feminine dress. Love it! Thank you for hosting.


    • September 29, 2017 / 7:26 pm

      Thank you Cherie! It’s a great combination: denim jackets and dresses!

  21. September 29, 2017 / 5:59 pm

    What a beautiful dress, love the print and it looks great on you. I also love it mixed with the short jacket, just a fab look 🙂

    • September 29, 2017 / 7:26 pm

      Thank you Nora! Enjoy your weekend!

    • September 29, 2017 / 7:27 pm

      Thank you Gemma!

    • September 29, 2017 / 7:27 pm

      Thank you Janea!

  22. September 29, 2017 / 7:41 pm

    Love the yellow print on you Nancy! Pretty dress. i do love both ways but especially the Fall styling with your brown boots and jean jacket. The leather bag also says Fall ready. you look great! i have several specail occason dresses i dont wear that much.. maybe i need to try!
    Have a nice weekend!
    jess xx

    • September 29, 2017 / 10:48 pm

      Yes, you should wear them more!

  23. September 29, 2017 / 10:10 pm

    Looking great! Lovely dress!

    • September 29, 2017 / 10:51 pm


  24. September 30, 2017 / 5:16 am

    What a great look! I especially love the dress with the denim jacket and boots! Happy weekend!

    • September 30, 2017 / 10:43 am

      Me too! Happy weekend dear!

  25. September 30, 2017 / 5:42 am

    Such a beautiful dress and I love how you styled it so differently. It does show how versatile a dress can be and also highlights your talents as a stylist!

    • September 30, 2017 / 10:43 am

      Haha, well thank you Elle!

    • September 30, 2017 / 4:44 pm

      Thank you very much!

  26. October 1, 2017 / 10:49 am

    Heerlijke jurk zeg!
    En tof dat je die laarzen eronder doet, daar zou ik zelf nooit op gekomen zijn!

    • October 1, 2017 / 12:42 pm

      Zo is ie veel draagbaarder!

  27. October 2, 2017 / 3:37 am

    I am quite the same, Nancy, I don’t think I have any special occasion dresses in my closet at all. Perhaps a sparkly top? Or sequinned pants? And that’s about it. I just can’t justify spending that amount of money on something that I probably will only wear once. I mean, special occasion dresses need to make a statement, right? GRIN so whenever I need a dress with oomph, I go to Rent The Runway 🙂

    But all that said, I love the first outfit. How you paired the dress with a silver jacket. I’ve always adored yellow with white and silver or grey. I remember seeing that on a Bratz doll years ago xoxo

    • October 2, 2017 / 9:09 am

      Yes, I think renting is a great way to look stunning a special event. Thanks Sheela!

    • October 2, 2017 / 4:55 pm

      Thank you Anna!

    • October 3, 2017 / 12:48 pm

      Thank you Emma!

  28. October 4, 2017 / 11:04 pm

    What a great choice you made with this dress – it’s gorgeous! I really like your first styling and would wear it like that myself. It’s a new brand to me, but I’ll check out the website to see more.

    Have a lovely week!
    Anna x

    • October 5, 2017 / 8:16 am

      It s really worth to visit! Thank you Anna!

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