Ralph Lauren purple floral dress
Dress, Ralpha Lauren (thrifted); blazer, Talula (via Kijiji); necklace, J. Crew; shoes, Ivanka Trump; bag, Marc Jacobs (swap)

OK, maybe not entirely without cause. I decided to rebel against the “Be Seen in Jeans” theme for Canadian Finals Rodeo week, and wear this floral schmatta instead, because, well, I’m just not that big a fan of jeans. One day a week, fine. Five days a week … I have my limits.

Speaking of this dress: thrifted, because that’s how I roll.  I wasn’t sure at first how I felt about the print (shocker, I know), but it’s growing on me. I bought the dress primarily because it’s incredibly comfortable and surprisingly flattering. This style of sheath dress is not always a good choice for me because it can make me feel self-conscious about my stomach; this dress, however, is very forgiving in this area – no constant sucking-in, thankyouverymuch. A good friend of mine swears by these poly-blend dresses from Ralph Lauren (machine washable and pretty indestructible, apparently), so I figured it was a good $12 investment.

Ralph Lauren purple floral dress
my hair, yikes!

P.S. Please note that I’m not wearing any black in this outfit. Yes, really. The dress and blazer are navy, and the shoes are dark green – scout’s honour. I’m always very proud of myself whenever I managed to avoid the lure of black. I guess I’m expecting you guys to be as well, hah!

2 Comments on Rebel Without A Cause

  1. I may have to look for such a dress. It looks comfortable yet classic – and the V is not too low for work!

    I too avoided black today – instead my base neutral was grey. I paired it with a red blazer, white & blue striped shirt, and red heels. It was not as loud as that sounds, honest.

    • Well, if you’re interested, I saw the exact same dress in a different print at Marshalls. Currently $60 or so, but probably will hit sale sooner or later. I think the previous owner of my dress added the snap at the neckline, because while my dress has one, the dress in the store didn’t. It’s a really easy fix, though.

      Your outfit sounds great!