I picked up this dress from Target awhile back. I kept walking past it and feeling drawn to it. I thought the color was unusual and the ruffle neckline was the icing on the cake. I also thought I could use it as a template to make a pattern so that I could make more dresses like it.
The tie that comes with the dress gives it a weird silhouette when tied, so I switched it out for my leopard belt.
I’ve mentioned before that I tend to not think of dresses as office wear. I don’t think I’m the only one, so I’m making it my priority to showcase how I am wearing dresses to work.
I feel that this dress might be a little short for the office, so I paired it with a low heel+cardigan to cover up my shoulders. However, I’m still a little concerned over the length, so I’m considering adding a layer of lace along the bottom to “extend” the length. For today though, I’m going to make sure to keep pulling it down to make it longer!
*this was the only salvageable photo…and my necklace is tucked into my dress…gah
This dress is also great for a date night out with the hubby(or girlfriends)! Just remove the cardigan, let down your hair, throw on some heels, a bright lip color and you’re good to go.
And yes, I have joined the cult of bloggers who have the J. Crew Bubble necklace(though mine is not J. Crew…I got it on ebay for $14.50, and it “says” J. Crew, but I know it has to be a knock-off). It came from a factory in China, so it took about 2 weeks to get here, but it was worth it to save $135 over the J. Crew one!
You can also find them on Etsy for about $40(handmade). If I had known about this before, I would’ve done it this way because I don’t like getting stuff from China….
I made the bracelet and flower in my hair myself.
A few things:
1. There was no Sunday Manicure yesterday because I didn’t do one. The reason is, I am having surgery this week(laparoscopy for endometriosis and cysts on my ovaries) and the anesthesiologist prefers unpainted nails. I figured why go to all the trouble to paint my nails just so I could blog about it and then have to take off the polish 2 days later for surgery.
2. I obviously won’t be posting work outfits Wed-Friday(Surgery is Wednesday) because I’ll be recovering and won’t be working. I’ll check in so you guys know I made it through okay, but mostly I’ll just be resting(and wearing baggy comfortable clothes…haha)
3. I’m sorry for the really awful pictures today. I keep trying to get the settings on my DSLR correct so that I have decent photos, but it doesn’t seem to be working….I keep reading to NOT use the flash, so I didn’t, upped the ISO and such(per a photography blog recommendation), and now the photo is all grainy. At least I don’t have to worry about people trying to steal my crappy photos!
Have a nice day!