I know, you guys: WORST punny title ever. But, I couldn’t resist. Or, more specifically, I couldn’t think of a more creative answer than the umpteenth variation on “floral … something or other”. Wardrobe rut? I prefer to go with signature style. Pota-toe, pota-toh.
I scored this dress for a steal of a deal, and I will bore you with the details here again, even though I’ve already crowed all over Instagram. So. I noticed this dress months ago at Winners, and started eyeing it seriously when it hit the clearance rack. Still, at $120, it was too pricey for my taste. That might seem wholly arbitrary but hear me out. It’s (a) a pretty memorable print in a dressier silk fabric, (b) a non-versatile silhouette (dropped waist plus a low, open back that’s NSFW when worn alone), both of which mean I can’t really wear it at the office very often. It’s a once-a-month-tops kind of dress. I already have a lot of special occasion dresses I rarely wear, so I can’t justify buying a new one on that basis. However, when the price finally dropped – to $60! – you can bet that I was all over it. At that price, it will only take about 2 years to get to a reasonable CPW, which is doable. Plus, I can now brag about getting this dress for 90% off the original retail price which, as a friend pointed out, is practically FREE. That’s a pretty good brag. [Winky face emoticon firmly in cheek]
So, the outfit. It’s cute, yes? Dropped waist silhouettes can be tricky – they have a tendency to look toddler-esque – but the dark floral and office-appropriate hemline (plus the always classy Ferragamo flats) balance things out.
Working on weekends, especially in the summer, is a mixed bag. On one hand, it sucks. And, really, at least 70% of the time, we can just stop at the one hand. But, from time to time, it’s great. I get to be super productive, enjoy a quiet office, and feel super accomplished come Monday morning. And I can skip the nap time negotiations at home. Ok, working on weekends is actually not that bad now that I think about it.
I also get to wear whatever the heck I want, which means … grandma’s floral couch rides again!
I still love these pants so much, you guys. And I love how they look with my new platform sandals. The t-shirt was a “laundry day” type of call, but I think it might actually work? Maybe? Eh, who cares. It’s just another Sunday at the office.
I loved how the separates-in-the-same-print thing worked with my beanstalk floral J. Crew pieces, so I found this top at the consignment store, I knew I had to track down the matching skirt. Luckily, eBay came through for me (again) and I got to make this outfit happen. S**t-eating grin? Oh yeah.
Here’s that brooch again. And my new Kendra Scott earrings that I wear at least once a week. The colour is perfect for my blue-suffused wardrobe. I know these KS pieces are all over the blogosphere, and that you’re probably sick of seeing them, but #sorrynotsorry because they really are quite nice for the office – big enough for a nice pop of colour, but work appropriate.
I don’t know what’s happening in this photo, but I do know that I just started wondering about whatever happened to Aqua. On a semi-related note, the court decision in the case of Mattel Inc. v. Aqua is a delight, if you’re ever looking for some snarky (judicial) reading material.