Sunday, March 6, 2016

Office and Wedding Wear

Hi! I'm back! I was out of town last week for work and although we took photos in advance, I left the flash drive with all of my photos at home so I couldn't post. 

I just realized we have five weddings this year and the first is fast approaching. So, when I saw this dress during JCrew's last rollout I thought it would be the perfect option for weddings and the office. I love to pair floral or patterned dresses that aren't necessarily work wear with a blazer for work during the summer (see favorites here and here). I picked this one up on sale and I have to say the print and fit are spot on in person. The v neck appears to be very low in the stock photo, but in true JCrew fashion, it's completely work appropriate on. I will also pair this necklace with lower necklines if I'm concerned it's too low; I didn't wear it for that purpose here, though.

I'm not sure if I want to keep it - I love how this outfit photographed, but given my stomach issues, I'm afraid the dropped waist may make me self-conscious. Note that that the dress has a waist line immediately below the bust with vertical seams that create a drop waist. I'm just not sure I love the drop waist on me when I experience stomach problems. But it's so awesome, I want to keep it.

Dress: here | Blazer: old, new version here | Necklace: here


  1. What a great combination of a fun, spring floral print and a work-appropriate blazer. I actually think the dropped waist looks great, and I love how you've layered on pearls.


    1. Thank you so much for the comment! I wear the pearls way too much, but they're so easy to throw own and immediately feel office ready! I'm torn about the dress. Love the cut and pattern but I know me and I'm afraid I won't wear it!