Fancy Turned Casual

I wanted to share an updated outfit for the Celeste dress. I wore it a few weeks ago in a more dressed up way, but it’s a versatile dress that works just as great dressed down. I imagine I’ll wear it more frequently dressed down than anything else.

One Dress Two Ways

Carly Heitlinger

A denim jacket instantly adds a nice casual layer to the dress. I got this one last year from Old Navy and I can’t believe it took me so long to pull it into rotation. It’s so versatile and I just love how it dresses down any outfit, even a fancier dress.

Since the sleeves are long, I just folded them up once so they’d tuck into the cuffed sleeves of the denim jacket.

Superga Sneakers

And sneakers are a go-to. I pulled mine out earlier this week when it was warmer and had a bunch of questions about how I keep them clean. If you look closely, you can see that my shoes are very well loved. I wash them as needed, but it’s definitely taken a toll on the inside of the sneaks. Still wearable though and I’ve already broken them in to a point where they feel like nothing so I’m just going to ride the wave as long as possible.

To wash them though, I pop them in the washer inside a pillowcase and throw in a few towels so they don’t make too much noise. I use Oxyclean and I swear that stuff is magic. I let them air dry in a sunny spot. Easy!

Gal Meets Glam Celeste

Casual Accessories

Navy Celeste Dress (c/o) // Denim Jacket // Sneakers // Similar Handbag // Similar Bangle 

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I was on the fence about getting this dress (only because I wasn’t sure how often I would wear it), but after seeing it styled more casually, I think I’m sold! If between sizes, would you suggest sizing up or down?


This outfit with is practically identical to one of my go to’s as a teacher in the spring! We could be twinning haha! It’s seriously on repeat all the time. Isn’t it so easy yet so wonderful at the same time?! I usually pair a short sleeve navy dress like this with my jean jacket with my jacks or a pair of Toms.


I have the sweetest mom, and she sent me this dress as s surprise, and I now have some great inspiration to style it!! I love love the denim jacket over the dress, it looks so clean and casual! The other day, I wore mine with tights, and brown riding boots. I love experimenting with styling one piece into several outfits! And, can we talk about that beautiful navy Sam bag!!! Love it!

xx Libby


A Mr Clean Magic Eraser will clean the rubber like, well, like magic. That will let you stretch the time between actual washings longer. You can also take the laces out and just wash them in the sink with a little hand soap. Stretch them out and they will be dry by morning. If the rubber and laces are sparkling, the sneaks look much cleaner (NOT implying yours don’t. Just passing along some additional cleaning tips for between washings).


Any recommendations for good sneaker socks? Mine always fall down, so my Keds/slip ons/etc. give me the worst blisters!