conservative office style Feb 18, 2016

Navy and White Stripes

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DRESS: Finders Keepers the Label  |  BLAZER: c/o Tommy Hilfiger (old, similar HEREHERE and HERE)  |  HEELS: Jimmy Choo (similar HERE)  |  SNEAKERS: Adidas  |  BAG: 3.1 Phillip Lim c/o Walin & Wolff (similar HEREHERE and HERE)  |  SUNGLASSES: Ray-Ban   |  WATCH: c/o Tory Burch  |  EARRINGS: c/o Baublebar (similar HERE and obsessed with these ones)  |  BRACELETS: c/o Monica Vinader and Gorjana  |  LIPS: Buxom (San Francisco)


 

Nothing beats classic navy and white stripes, especially as we inch closer towards Spring and Summer months.  I’m a huge fan of this dress, and due to the overlapping layer of material in the front, it honestly feels like there is some sort of built in layer of spanx that keeps everything really smooth in front.  Especially with the sometimes-dangerous horizontal stripes we need every bit of help we can get, amiright?


I want to point out that this dress has slits on either side of the skirt, which will be fine on anyone ~5’8″ and under, but if you’re my height (5’10”) they may be a little high in an office setting—especially when you sit down.  However, there’s a super easy fix for this: Take the dress to a tailor and have them tack the slits (this costs like $15).  They can tack them either all the way down or just a few extra inches so you have more coverage.  The dress is constructed in a way that would allow for the slits to be tacked without compromising the style or your comfort in walking, sitting, lunging, twerking, etc.


Happy Thursday!


P.S. One other note—if you check out the dress here, you may notice that the neck of the dress is a bit higher than how I’ve styled it in the photos today.  I thought the mock neck length looked better than the higher turtleneck length, so I just chose to fold it over once.  I know.  Creativity running WILD.


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13 Responses to Navy and White Stripes

  1. that dress is gorgeous and I’m really coveting a navy blazer much like that one with gold buttons! x

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  2. Monika says:

    You look awesome girl!
    Love,
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  3. Christina says:

    This dress screams summer.. I can’t wait for it to get here!

    Christina :: Simple and Delish

  4. Natali says:

    You’re such a classy and stylish lady! I like this dress very much and it fits you like a glove!

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  5. That’s a great dress, and I love the stripes with the navy blazer! The sneakers add a fun twist, too.

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  6. Thuy says:

    Appreciate the tips for that dress. I wouldn’t have noticed otherwise. I definitely assumed it was a mock neck dress. Also love the blazer. I need blazers…

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  7. mel says:

    Love the classic and nautical vibes of this look! You look amazing 🙂

    xx, mel
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  8. Alice says:

    Always love a good classic stripe staple, whether it’s a dress or tee! Love this outfit!

    xo, a l i c e / T Y P E N U

  9. Maggie says:

    I love this look! Your hair is gorgeous like that.

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  10. Cristina says:

    I’m in love with the navy blazer. You look gorgeous 🙂

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  11. Nicole says:

    I’m loving your navy striped dress! Very classic!

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