Python Dress – Day to Night

December 19, 2014

When Altuzarra for Target was launched, I loved this glam python print dress, but passed it by since I don’t have much use for a dressy dress in my casual lifestyle.  But when I saw it on the 70% off rack a month later, I couldn’t resist! I decided it would be fun to try to do a day to night look with it.  

For a daytime look I went with tights and riding boots with a boyfriend cardi. I threw on a scarf for some extra warmth and neckline coverage.

Outfit details:
Python dress – Altuzarra (Target)
Riding boots – Nine West American Vintage (DSW)
Cardigan – Lauren Conrad (Kohls)
Earrings – Tilly’s
Bag – Oryany (TJ Maxx)

I wore this look to work and then to a holiday lunch with the gals.

With my work bestie and IG fashionista, Lynn (@lynnnie34).

With very dear friends, Glenda and Sherry.  
(Looks at all those presents!)

For the evening, I added classic black pumps, a snakeskin clutch, and a statement necklace.

Perfect for a holiday party or fancy date night.

Outfit details:
Dress – Altuzarra (Target)
Classic heels – Apt 9 (Kohls)
Snakeskin clutch – vintage (thrifted)
Collar necklace – Tasha (Nordstrom)

One more very busy day of finals for this teacher and then two weeks off!  Woohoo!  Bring on the holiday fun!

Stay in touch for more fashion fun: 

Dawn Lucy

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  • Reply Tina Bradley December 19, 2014 at 1:54 am

    You look lovely, Dawn! I adore python prints! Perfect dress for lunch with gal pals! xo T.

    • Reply dawnlucy December 19, 2014 at 4:55 pm

      It's impossible not to feel a bit badass in snake print! 😉

  • Reply Whitney December 19, 2014 at 1:29 pm

    And to think that I never used to wear brown and black together!? Now it's one of my favorite color combinations! I love this!

    • Reply dawnlucy December 19, 2014 at 4:56 pm

      Right? All those old rules … I always matched my shoes to my bag. So boring!

  • Reply The Real Arnolds December 19, 2014 at 1:40 pm

    I love it when you want something, wait, and are rewarded with a sale! This dress looks fab on you! It is perfect for a holiday party or date night. I love it dressed down too.

    Amy Ann
    The Real Arnolds

    • Reply dawnlucy December 19, 2014 at 4:57 pm

      Thanks so much, Amy Ann! Yeah, even though it wasn't expensive, it was hard to justify a slinky dress, but for 70% off, no justification necessary! 😉

  • Reply Kriti Jaitly December 19, 2014 at 2:41 pm

    you have a nice blog… you wanna follow each other…follow me on GFC and let me know by leaving your URL on my blog….i will follow You back immediately….
    keep in touch

    • Reply dawnlucy December 19, 2014 at 4:57 pm

      Sure, I'll check your blog out!

  • Reply Megan Crean December 19, 2014 at 4:00 pm

    That dress is so fun! You look so pretty too!

    • Reply dawnlucy December 19, 2014 at 4:57 pm

      Thanks, Megan! OXOX

  • Reply Jessica Jannenga December 19, 2014 at 4:01 pm

    Beautiful!! I would have snagged this baby if I would have flown to Target the morning it opened with the designer. You look so gorgeous, this is my style as well. I love the color of the dress, style and the gold really shines with it. Totally Gorgeous!
    xo jess

    • Reply dawnlucy December 19, 2014 at 4:58 pm

      Actually this dress would look so amazing on you with your gorgeous red hair!

  • Reply Shauna C December 19, 2014 at 4:42 pm

    You look so beautiful, that dress is everything 🙂


    • Reply dawnlucy December 19, 2014 at 4:58 pm

      Aren't you the sweetest? Thanks, Doll.

  • Reply Monica P December 19, 2014 at 7:12 pm

    Sweet! Looks like you can dress it up or down .. fabulous dress 🙂


    • Reply dawnlucy December 20, 2014 at 1:48 pm

      Thanks, Monica! OXOX

  • Reply Because Shanna Said So December 19, 2014 at 9:53 pm

    I loved that collaboration too…I just didn't pick anything up from it..I wish I would have gotten this dress! It is fab on you!!

    • Reply dawnlucy December 20, 2014 at 1:48 pm

      Aww thanks, Shanna! It would look amazing on you, no doubt!

  • Reply Martina, Elegant 40 December 20, 2014 at 8:22 am

    You look lovely in this nice dress!

    • Reply dawnlucy December 20, 2014 at 1:48 pm

      Thank you, Martina!

  • Reply Doused In Pink December 20, 2014 at 4:53 pm

    What a great deal on that dress! I love the print! You styled it perfectly for both looks!

    Doused In Pink

    • Reply dawnlucy December 21, 2014 at 1:58 pm

      Thanks so much, Jill!

  • Reply Istvanffy Emma December 20, 2014 at 6:52 pm

    so cool photos! happy holidays!
    Emma xx

    • Reply dawnlucy December 21, 2014 at 1:58 pm

      Thanks! 🙂

  • Reply NotJessFashion December 21, 2014 at 9:44 am

    Hi Dawn Lucy! Love this python dress! Super classy and chic!

    Jessica |

    • Reply dawnlucy December 21, 2014 at 1:58 pm

      Thanks, Jessica!

  • Reply fashionableover50 December 21, 2014 at 8:00 pm

    Fabulous!! You look festive and very elegant Dawn Lucy!
    I love animal prints of any kind: always in style, always chic, always fun!
    My collection of animal prints is growing and I really need to find a Python dress!

    ♥ carmen

    • Reply dawnlucy December 22, 2014 at 1:24 am

      Animal print is so fun! Thanks so much, Carmen! OXOX

  • Reply fancystuffandprettythings December 21, 2014 at 9:42 pm

    Isn't is awesome what accessories can do? I love both of these looks!

    • Reply dawnlucy December 22, 2014 at 1:24 am

      Right?! Thanks, Hon! OXOX

  • Reply Sarah Enuwa Audu December 22, 2014 at 1:03 am

    You killed it. The dress is amazing, I love the print and your styling with the necklace.

    Princess Audu

    • Reply dawnlucy December 22, 2014 at 1:24 am

      Aww thanks so much for the sweet comment! OXOX

  • Reply Nico lowbudget-lowcost December 21, 2014 at 5:32 pm

    You look great with that dress!

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    lb-lc fashion blog

    • Reply dawnlucy December 22, 2014 at 1:22 am

      Thanks! 🙂

  • Reply jolylook December 21, 2014 at 6:58 pm

    Fabulous dress and so versatile

    Joly Look

    • Reply dawnlucy December 22, 2014 at 1:23 am

      Thanks, Catherine! 🙂

  • Reply Lauren {Fizz and Frosting} December 22, 2014 at 2:39 pm

    This dress is so gorgeous on you. I especially love it dressed up with your heels!

    • Reply dawnlucy December 23, 2014 at 2:09 pm

      Thanks, Lauren! Yes, the dress was really made for dressing up for sure! OXOX

  • Reply Jane S December 22, 2014 at 3:08 pm

    Wow! Such a great look!

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    • Reply dawnlucy December 23, 2014 at 2:10 pm

      Thanks, Jane!

  • Reply Katie D December 22, 2014 at 6:57 pm

    Love how you were able to make this dress transition from day to night! Very chic both ways!


    • Reply dawnlucy December 23, 2014 at 2:10 pm

      Thanks, Katie! OXOX

  • Reply Tina Bradley December 22, 2014 at 7:33 pm

    Dropping by with holiday hugs, Dawn! 🙂 T.

    • Reply dawnlucy December 23, 2014 at 2:11 pm

      Holiday hugs back at ya, sweet Tina! OXOX

  • Reply Suzanne Carillo December 22, 2014 at 9:59 pm

    You are SO Working this dress. Fab-u-lous!


    • Reply dawnlucy December 23, 2014 at 2:11 pm

      Aww thanks, Suzanne! It means a lot from someone who REALLY knows how to work a dress! OXOX

  • Reply Marta December 22, 2014 at 2:58 pm

    This python dress looks amazing on you and you are rocking it as usual! 😉 Hope you are having a wonderful holiday season and wishing you a very Merry Christmas Dawn Lucy!

    • Reply dawnlucy December 23, 2014 at 2:10 pm

      Happiest of holidays to you, Marta! OXOX

  • Reply Nora Minassian December 22, 2014 at 11:18 pm

    Love the dress and the necklace, and it looks great both ways! Looking fab 🙂

    • Reply dawnlucy December 23, 2014 at 2:11 pm

      Thanks so much, Nora! OXOX

  • Reply My Rose Colored Shades December 22, 2014 at 5:07 pm

    That dress looks amazing on you, Dawn! It fits you perfectly. Love it that you can dress it up and down. The best part was the price, I'm sure! Have a wonderful Christmas week! ~Cynthia

    • Reply dawnlucy December 23, 2014 at 2:10 pm

      It was a steal! Thanks, Cynthia! Wishing you and your adorable family a wonderful holiday!

  • Reply Monika Faulkner December 23, 2014 at 5:06 am

    I wouldn't have been able to leave this stunning snake-print dress behind either, dearest Dawn!! Great job dialling down the sultriness – with your cardigan and those equestrian-style boots – for a daytime-appropriate look (I have a closetful of fancy frocks that get the same treatment from me!) But I have to say that it REALLY shines as an evening look; such a flattering silhouette…and those legs!! Wow!! XOXO

    • Reply dawnlucy December 23, 2014 at 2:12 pm

      You're too sweet to me …never stop! 😉 Thanks, Monika! OXOX

  • Reply Laura B December 23, 2014 at 7:17 pm

    That dress is adorable dressed up or down! What a great find!

    • Reply dawnlucy December 26, 2014 at 3:03 pm

      Thanks so much, Laura!

  • Reply Jan Graham-McMillen December 23, 2014 at 9:30 pm

    Very chic, and you were quite right to grab this piece up … looks lovely on you. I always envy women who can wear this style well … I can't (not flattering for my elderly boobage) but you young things do it so well!
    Happy Holidays, Merry Christmas, and all the trimmings to you, Dawn Lucy, and all you kith and kin!

    • Reply dawnlucy December 26, 2014 at 3:05 pm

      Well I don't get called a young thing very often, so I'll take it! 😉 Thanks sweet Jan! Hope your holiday was fab!

  • Reply Lynn Tran December 24, 2014 at 1:48 am

    Hey, thanks for including me in your blog. I really loved how you styled your Python dress. That dress works well with boots and also with heels. It is great to wear to work and also to go to party. That necklace is really amazing. I love all your great pictures with all your gorgeous looks. Thanks for sharing dear.

    • Reply dawnlucy December 26, 2014 at 3:05 pm

      Aww thanks sweet friend! OXOX

  • Reply Jill December 24, 2014 at 3:53 am

    Yowza, you look smokin' hot in the pic with the dress plus the black high heels. Wow! I hope you have a wonderful holiday season! XO, Jill

    • Reply dawnlucy December 26, 2014 at 3:05 pm

      Aww, thanks Jill! You're a doll! OXOX

  • Reply Trina December 24, 2014 at 2:14 pm

    Very smart woman you were to grab that dress, it was made for you. Brilliant styling with how you dressed it down for day-time wear. But the glam of the night-time and party styling is out of this world beautiful on you. Enjoy your holidays and your well deserved break.

    • Reply dawnlucy December 26, 2014 at 3:06 pm

      It really was made for evening, right? I think so too! Thanks Trina!

  • Reply Angela Reasonstodress December 29, 2014 at 5:00 pm

    I NEED to get on this Target collaboration!! I have to find out where they are selling Altuzarra for Target here in Italy and get myself some python! This dress is so perfect for the holidays because it is both refined and sexy, you look fab.

    Thank you so much for linking up to the #reasonstodress linkup, feel free to add a linkback or the badge to any posts you would like tweeted out!

    And if you would ever like to co-host the linkup or one of the group giveaways I am planning in the New Year please let me know!

    Happy NY !

    Angie from reasons to dress

    • Reply dawnlucy December 30, 2014 at 1:04 am

      Love your link up, Angie, and for sure I'll email you about co-hosting or joining in a giveaway!

  • Reply Susan December 30, 2014 at 12:49 am

    You look so festive! And I hope you are enjoying your school break! 🙂 Thanks for joining J and me for the Celebrate Southern Linkup last week! I hope you join us again this week! Cheers! 🙂

    • Reply dawnlucy December 30, 2014 at 1:04 am

      Thanks so much, Susan! For sure I'll be back to link up with the fab southern gals!

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