I love a classic Jackie O shift dress. They are a staple of my work wardrobe. I have them in beige, gray, black, brown, and navy. I usually shy away from crazy patterns. A flamboyant blouse anchored by a neutral colored pencil skirt and cardigan, I can handle. But, a Pucci print maxi dress, while beautiful, would have running in the other direction. So I have a few rules for wearing wacky prints: 1. neutral color palette 2. classic shape 3. minimal accessories
I picked this dress up at Lord and Taylor last summer. (I don't know the designer and I just dropped it at the dry cleaners this AM so I can't check for you....sorry:) This is very outside my normal comfort zone. However, it meets my 3 wacky print rules so I thought I would give it a try. I always get compliments when I wear it and it is now one of my favorite dresses to wear for work, because it makes me feel good! It is a very heavy cotton pique and it is lined. I love the structured shape! I coupled it with minimal accessories, just my usual rings, my watch, and gold stud earrings. I'm also wearing my new favorite shoes: The JCrew Julienne Leather Heels in Bronzed Avocado. I cannot give these shoes enough praise, they are so comfortable and a fabulous neutral that goes with so much of my wardrobe. BUY THEM!
Dress: Lord and Taylor
Shoes: JCrew Julienne Leather Heels
On another note......
I'll be away for the next week......a bit of work and a bit of pleasure.
I'll be back with regular posts at the end of the week!
Have a great weekend everybody!!!