Dresses are are the greatest invention EVER. I mean really, who has time to decide what pants go with whatever blouse?? Just throw on a dress and focus on the bag&shoes.
Take a tip from the lovely above. Typically, an 80's church dress will look absolutely frightening on a hanger...dated, tacky, ug. BUT with the right stuff (hair,shoes,bag) the dress can take on a whole new life. That duffel and those ankle boots have my heart.
CC side note: If you're in LA you must check out the Downtown Art Walk. It happens every 2nd Thursday of the month. Freeee wine, fantastic ART, walking, talking, hipster watching, hot dogs, me, music...