Now that summer is finally in full swing, my after-work social calendar is ramping up. And by ramping up, I mean going from zero to one 😉 This translates to spending a few extra minutes in the AM carefully planning my outfit that will take me from cubicle to cocktail hour. So on top of making sure I don’t sweat to death going to and from work or freezing in my cube, I don’t want to look like I came straight from the office.
Dresses are definitely my go to during these warm weather days. And by know, you know I am a fit and flare type of gal. So when this dress came up during one of my online shopping escapades, it was a must have: the print, the colors and the silhouette are perfection. For the work portion of the day, I paired the dress with this embellished cardi (for warmth) to highlight the yellow hue that subtly pops up in the paint strokes. I tend to belt my cardis to cinch the waist as to not lose the ‘fit’ part of the dress. Once that clock strikes five, I ditched them both to shed that cube look.
This outfit found it’s way to the M.Gemi private shopping celebration held at the Liberty Hotel. I had a chance to view the shoes while sipping on cocktails, snacking on nibbles and chatting it up with other Boston bloggers. Speaking of shoes, these BR nude pumps are amazingly comfy. I purchased one pair before and had to go back and get it in this color. I’m eyeing it in yet another color….
Embellished Yellow Cardigan: Banana Republic, old. Check out the cardi’s that are on sale at J.Crew Factory. Any number of these would work well with this dress!
Printed V-Neck Fit & Flare Dress: Gap, $69.95. I waited it out and snapped this dress up at 40%!
Bracelets: (1) Small Sarra Cuff: Loren Hope, gift from hubby and (2) Carly Bracelet: Loren Hope via RocksBox.
Ligero Ella Crossbody Handbag: Marc by Marc Jacobs from Bloomingdales, $77.96 (originally $198). Sadly, this is out of stock!.
Tea Rose Pump: Banana Republic (Ninah), $129.99 (sale). I also waited this one out and managed to get it at 40% AND paid with rewards. Score!
This is the 9-5 look.
Once that clock strikes five, off with the cardi and belt!
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