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.


  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!

  2. Lovely look, great blog!


  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 a postal worker or something). You look professional but fun - funfessional!

    ~Sarah of Sarah's Real Life

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

  5. I love the print on that dress!

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

  7. love this dress and also your blog! It's so nice!!! I follow you!
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  8. I love the pattern mixing! How cute are the polka dot tights?!

    Chelsea & The City

  9. Stunning! really like your dress

    x Cammie

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


  11. Gorgeous dress - so chic!

    Kate xo

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


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