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Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Dotted Dress

As I mentioned in yesterday's post, I've been placing a high emphasis on adding more classic pieces to my closet. And there is nothing more timeless than a tailored shirt dress (see the proof here & here).  So when I came across this one in store on major clearance, I didn't think twice.  I was going for a relaxed feel, but if you wanted to create more of a shape, you could add a leather belt to cinch in your waist.  This type of dress works well on its own with the sleeves rolled up & paired with flat sandals + fedora...or you could easily dress it up with simple pumps & a bright lip - the possibilities are endless!  

What I'm wearing:
Gap dress (see similar styles below), Forever 21 vest (similar herehere or here), c/o ShoeMint Heels, 
Clare Vivier clutch (lucky eBay find!), Bracelets: Vintage (similar here & here), Forever 21 &
Blu Bijoux c/o Max & Chloe, Ray-Ban wayfarers (similar)



jenn~the stylish housewife said...

LOVE love LOVE that dress! And your arm stack is gorgeous!

XOXO, Jenn
The Stylish Housewife

Kimberly Sehn said...

Love this look! Just got a pair of the Ray Ban Wayfarers and I'm in love!


Ashley said...

So pretty! I really love this polka dot dress on you :)

xo Ash,
Sincerely Miss Ash

Cathy said...

Great idea for layering a classic shirt dress! Love this dotted dress :)

Kellyinthecity said...

Love, love, love your dress! And great idea to pair it with the vest. Great inspiration! :) Thanks for the alternative dress finds, too!

Beautiful as always!!



Kellyinthecity said...

Love, love, love your dress! And great idea to pair it with the vest. Great inspiration! :) Thanks for the alternative dress finds, too!

Beautiful as always!!



Natali said...

Great vest and shoes! I like this outfit!

Stephanie X said...

i like the vest a lot!
xx Stephanie (

Ashley W said...

extremely chic and feminine

Sofia Donatelli said...

Love your dress. What a great deal.

Happy Wednesday! :)

Heidi said...

Gorgeous dress and amazing find! I love that you paired polka dots with stripes... my favorite combination.


That's a great dress!

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Merritt said...

I've been in love with that Clare Vivier bag, FOREVER! It's such a perfect wear-with-all staple. The neutrals go with everything!

The Style Scribe

Cathy, your Poor Little It Girl said...

I am obsessed with that Gap dress! Love how you did it with the vest!

Cathy, your Poor Little It Girl

Amy Shaughnessy said...

What a great dress!! I wonder if they still have it in my store. This would be a good transition dress for me right now. I might have to copy this because the vest would hide my tummy. Love this, girl!!


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Astrid Greenwald said...

What a great dress! Love it.
And thanks for the close-up of your bracelets - I have wanted to copy this look for awhile and here's all my favourites in one shot :)
I'm going shopping…...


Lauren said...

I would have never thought to pair this polka dot dress with a cargo jacket, but it looks great together!

Fizz and Frosting

TaraMixandMatch said...

This dress is adorable, love the little dots!

The Average Girl's Guide said...

LOVE this dress, and how you cinched it with the vest; perfect. And, umm... that ebay find?!?! AMAZING. Can I pay you a commission to find a steal for me like this?? :)


sarahsreallife said...

You are really making me want a utility vest! I already got a utility jacket in the spring and I love it, so I guess this is the next step :) Great dress too!

~Sarah of Sarah's Real Life

Megan, said...

loving this dress and the bracelets
Xo, Megan,

CodeOverdressed said...

That dress is super cute, looks so cool contrasted with the edgy vest!

Cee. ♥
Code Overdressed

Ladies in Navy said...

what a cute dress on you!
kw Ladies in Navy

Kristina said...

This dress is super adorable on you! I actually tried it on recently but it looked weirdly like a nightgown on me, maybe I should have added a cute vest.

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Kayla Gilbert said...

I LOVE THAT DRESS! Oh my gosh! Need need need!


Marla Robinson said...

love that vest over the dress

An Nicole said...

Love that clutch!


MACA Clothe said...

So perfect <3 What a great post.

xoxo MACA

Hannah said...

I would love that dress for work!
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Yaudy Belik said...

I love your style! BTW I went to Khols and bought me this jacket!


blondieesquire said...

Such a cute dress! And I love how you've styled it.

Rachel Ashely said...

I love your dress! You look great!

Rachel Ashley

Emma Finlayson said...

Love the dress paired with the vest!
xo Emma

Shira said...

Obsessed with this look! I own that dress and wouldn't have thought to try it with a vest. The clutch is amazing too- love!

Kimberly said...

A good shirt dress is something everyone should have in their closet. Love this polka dot one!


ashleigh said...

So fabulous! I love polka dots! I love your cargo vest too :)