When I came into work yesterday, my coworker said that I looked dressed up. I looked down and didn't really see anything terribly different about what I was wearing- they were all things I had worn before, but my hair was down. I really only wore my hair down because I had rediscovered my rollers which makes my scraggly split ends less scraggled. I realized this around the same time (1 am) I decided to cut my bangs. I'd had them from freshmen year in college until less than a year ago (the last time I got my hair cut). Anyways, it sounds like having something deviating from whatever your personal norm is expresses "dressed up". What makes you feel like you're dressed up? Or think that someone else who you know well is dressed up?
Outfit: Skirt as dress: Target, Shirt: Bitten via Steve and Barry's, Shoes: Kohl's, Belt: from other dress, Bracelet: shop in Hawaii, Necklace: Vintage via Grandmother