Unfortunately, I don't have a pro following me around to take my outfit photos like Jackie O. did. Here's a visual description of what I look like while capturing my fashion photos: Phone propped on bumper of car; Self-timer set; Me jogging backwards so I get a full body shot; Me jogging forwards to check the shot and reset the camera. This series is repeated around 10 times while one of our neighbors watches without me realizing until I've made a complete fool of myself. I'm a blogger, people! Get over it!
Anyway...This gem of a dress is a piece I found for...wait for it...five dollars!! I am not kidding. Brand new, off-the-rack at Sears. My sister and I scored on the first day of a sale they were having. The discounts were deep and we were on Cloud 9. We both walked away with multiple dresses and I also got a great jacket you'll see later on.
I love this dress because it is the epitome of classic. I'm just missing gloves and a pair of chic sunglasses. The cut, the pattern, the material - perfect. And to top everything off? It has POCKETS!
I paired the dress with my favorite pair of Vera Wang peep-toe heels and red nails. I felt very Jackie O. - pulled together, polished, and timeless. My ideal trio of characteristics in life and in fashion.
I've been proud of the creativity I've brought to dressing up for work this summer. Our new house has better closets that allow me to see everything I own vs. 50% of it (at our old house, the rest was hidden in the back - I had to press against and squeeze in my clothing to see everything I had). I think the new closets have helped a lot.
The cute combo I am wearing below is a JCPenney/Old Navy creation. Jacket, top and nude flats from JCPenney, skirt from Old Navy. It is an easy breezy look that is both comfortable and professional. I always love the look of a good blazer. They pull everything together, making an otherwise casual look appropriate for the office.