I wore this dress last weekend to my younger brother’s college graduation, and I was hardly in the dress for 30 seconds before my brothers started spewing all sorts of Claire Underwood jokes. They’ve spent a lifetime perfecting the art of ridiculing literally anything and everything I wear (with the exception of my wedding dress… they were forced to stand down on my wedding day), but despite their best efforts, I couldn’t help but take each Claire Underwood wisecrack as a massive compliment. That is, assuming the comparison was limited to her style and not her sociopathic tendencies.
Much like the black and white striped knit dress that I wore to my little bro’s baccalaureate mass, this ivory number is another classic, amazingly versatile dress. I could definitely see it in any professional setting, but as illustrated here, it also certainly goes for those extra-curricular events where something classic and dressy is needed. Somehow, inexplicably, I’ve been asked to be the godmother of my new baby nephew (I know, there must’ve been a clerical error…) but parental lapse in judgment or not, I am PUMPED and looking forward to wearing this ivory number again for the baptism.
Since I knew I’d be standing for most of graduation day, I snagged these black leather ankle strap sandals with a two inch kitten heel before leaving, and absolutely loved them. After being on my feet from the early morning to the late afternoon, there wasn’t a barking dog in sight ; ) They come in about a million other colors too (here and more here on sale!), and I’m definitely thinking of snagging another pair.
It was raining on and off all day, so I brought this classic double-breasted jacket with me which came in really handy. Although it’s quite an investment piece, the classic cut and impeccable quality ensures that it will be something I wear (literally) forever. If you’re a fan of the gold double-breasted look, check out this blazer at a much more affordable price point. I just received it in the mail and am a huge fan!
If you haven’t hit up the Nordstrom Half-Yearly sale yet, be sure to check it out before it ends this Sunday, June 5th!! I’ve got these sandals, these shorts, this perfect shirt, and this skirt in my shopping cart right now and I’m in danger of doing lots more damage. I also noticed that these jeans that I have and am obsessed with and this amazing long olive army vest that I’ve been wearing basically every other day since I bought it three weeks ago (right before it went on sale… ugh!) are also included in the sale and definitely worth checking out! Take a flip through all of my favorite sale picks at the bottom of this post…
DRESS: Black Halo (also available HERE, available in black and blue, and love similar ivory options HERE, HERE and HERE) | JACKET: St. John Knits (similar affordable options HERE, HERE and HERE) | SANDALS: Nine West | SUNGLASSES: Smoke x Mirrors | BAG: M2Malletier | NECKLACE: c/o Melinda Maria (very similar HERE and HERE) | EARRINGS: Juliet & Company | LIP: Make Up For Ever ( Color #25)
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