Judith & Charles is a label that wasn’t really on my radar until Holt Renfrew started carrying it, but I’ve come to like its aesthetic a lot. As a bonus, the clothes are made in Canada. Or, at least, some of them — like this dress — are. I like the watercolour-like print and the black cutouts at the waist, so that was reason enough to buy it when I found it at VV. A work appropriate sheath dress is never wasted in my closet.
Instead of black, I paired it with my red Theory blazer. Pro tip: when you’re feeling miserable, bright colours can totally fake some cheer on your behalf. That’s what I tell myself, anyway. I went with black shoes and bag though, because there’s a fine line between “cheerfully colourful” and “full-on clown”. To bastardize a line from Tropic Thunder (anyone else remember that movie? Looking back, I’m amazed that script got green-lighted): you never want to go full-on clown.