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Shirt Dress Refresh

The summer has been a busy one, filled with a lot of life changes that will hopefully inspire a future blog post.  It’s the main reason why I took an impromptu hiatus; I was spread too thin.  Unfortunately, admitting that you can’t do everything and be everywhere is a hard pill to swallow.  However, I am committed to finding more balance in my life again – saying no more often, taking time for myself, and most of all, finding ways to be more efficient and productive again.  This probably means less time for Netflix binges.  Ultimately, I want to focus on this blog again which allows me to explore my two favorite things: fashion and creativity.

As a devout devotee to all things black and white (and also gray), I’m surprised to be gravitating towards neutrals this summer, particularly beige.  Although a classic and beautiful color, I personally find it hard to wear with my skin tone, in fear of that “naked” look that isn’t really appropriate for work.  However, I recently discovered that COS had quite a few options that leaned more towards the blush or cream side of the spectrum.  Especially perfect for us, medium-tan ladies!

Shirt dresses are my favorite go-to for work wear.  I particularly love the wide neckline detail, a departure from the standard collar. The lower, offset pocket gives it a modern feel and is a refreshing take on a classic piece.  Since the step-hem length is a little longer, especially on a petite girl like me, I paired the dress with my favorite heels to elongate the legs, and rolled up the sleeves to show a touch more skin.  I finished the look with delicate little earrings to allow the simplicity and modernity of the dress to shine through.

It feels good to be back!

 


Dress: COS
Shoes: Tahari, old. Similar here, here, and here.
Earrings: Anthropologie, old.

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12 Comments

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    Rachel
    August 11, 2017 at 10:14 pm

    I love the architectural quality of this dress! It’s modern and sleek while still being feminine and elegant!

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    amy
    August 11, 2017 at 3:51 pm

    How cute! Love this dress on you and the color!
    xoxo,
    Amy | Pastel N Pink

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    courtney
    August 9, 2017 at 4:47 pm

    I LOVE that dress! It is so simplistic and modern and chic and those shoes are the perfect pairing!!

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    Ashley
    August 9, 2017 at 2:36 pm

    This looks gorgeous on you! Also, your shoes are so cute! I need a pair!

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    Ashley
    August 9, 2017 at 2:33 pm

    I love this for work! Also those shoes are to die for!

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    Bella
    August 9, 2017 at 12:45 pm

    You look amazing I love that dress!! so pretty!

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    McKenna Bleu
    August 9, 2017 at 12:08 pm

    I love this dress! It looks so great in you and the color is great!

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    the sofieyah diaries
    August 9, 2017 at 12:57 am

    oh you’re totally rocking that shirt/dress situation! I wish i could pull that off haha

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      Prerana
      August 9, 2017 at 11:52 am

      I totally think you could! Shirt dresses really look good on just about anyone. I love them because they are super forgiving!

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    Jenny
    August 8, 2017 at 6:14 pm

    What a lovely dress! Those heels are great too.

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      Prerana
      August 9, 2017 at 1:42 pm

      They are my absolute favorite! I’m going to cry the day I will have to “retire” them; wish I had gotten a backup pair!

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    Lauren
    August 8, 2017 at 5:19 pm

    This dress looks amazing on you!

    Lauren // http://laurensjourney.com

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