Thursday, February 21, 2013

Work Outfit: Dot, Spot, & Houndstooth



Coat: J.Crew | Dress: Ann Taylor Factory (similar in petite and regular sizing) | Tights: Nordstrom | Sunglasses: Karen Walker | Shoes: Nine West (similar style here) | Bag: Rebecca Minkoff (similar here| Necklace: Ann Taylor (similar here) | Bracelets: Tiffany, Vintage, F21

Going through recent posts during my redesign process, I noticed I haven't posted a work outfit in a while! As I was creating this post, I also realized my work style has evolved a bit over the last couple years, from strictly no-nonsense suits and shells to more dresses and separates. I adore dresses for work as they tend to look neater at the end of a busy, stressful day--no rumpled jackets, creased pants, or untucked blouses to wrangle make for a happier and more put-together me.

The dress I'm wearing in these photos was a recent purchase at Ann Taylor Factory, and I love the way they turned this fun, graphic print into a work-appropriate dress that pairs nicely with a lot of the black and white pieces that dominate my work wardrobe. It reminds me of another Ann Taylor dress I own where a neutral palette was used to make a leopard print more work-friendly.


13 comments:

  1. I have a tank top extremely similar to this and when I saw your dress I was instantly jealous because it's such an awesome pattern for a dress!

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  2. Lovely look, great blog!

    Lauren
    Fashionswirls.blogspot.com

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  3. I love seeing people have fun with business casual. Just because there's a "dress code" doesn't mean you need a boring uniform (unless your dress code is an ACTUAL uniform...like a postal worker or something). You look professional but fun - funfessional!

    ~Sarah of Sarah's Real Life

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  4. You have a great ladylike chic style. I always enjoy your work outfit. Please do so more often!

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  5. I love the print on that dress!

    -Sarah
    The Weekend Diary

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  6. Classic and put together, definitely a fabulous work look! That coat is gorgeous!

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  7. love this dress and also your blog! It's so nice!!! I follow you!
    Pass to my blog and if it likes you follow me too, I will be so glad :D
    kisses
    http://francescagiusti.blogspot.com/

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  8. I love the pattern mixing! How cute are the polka dot tights?!

    xoxo,
    Chelsea & The City

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  9. Stunning! really like your dress

    x Cammie

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  10. Can't go wrong with black and white. Very elegant look, perfect for work!

    GREETINGS FROM DUBAI!
    MRS JACK OF ALL TRADES
    http://mrsjackofalltradesdaily.blogspot.com/

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  11. Gorgeous dress - so chic!

    Kate xo petite-adventures.blogspot.ca

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  12. I love this - the dress and coat with the tights, so pretty.

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