It did not take me long to incorporate my ladybug dress at work! Though it’s “spring” here, it is still cool in the mornings. Thus, I paired my dress with a jean jacket from DKNY and a Gap infinity scarf.
But back to the dress. It was, as anticipated, sack-like without a belt.
With a belt, this dress was back in action.
The belt and patent wedges make the look formal enough for work, while still having a casual print.
Dress: Gap ($22 marked down from $60)
Scarf: Gap ($15 marked down from approx. $25)
Jacket: DKNY (no price can be recalled for this one. I bought this on sale approximately 10 years ago at Marshall Fields, when it was still open)
Tights: another oldie, but I think I got them at H&M at least five years ago
Shoes: Vera Wang Lavender ($100 marked down from $350)
Belt: Urban Outfitters ($5 marked down from approx $25)
Fashion Huntress tips:
1) With dresses that have a boxy shape, consider adding a belt to create a more flattering shape and interest. Keep one belt around your house that is neutral to help ‘shape up’ dresses that need it. The belt I used is brown and black, so it is easily paired with different colored dresses. I wear this belt all the time and save on alterations!
2) Make clothes work for you! This would be a great dress to “dress down” with sandals and bare legs-outside of work. I like to buy pieces that can go from day to night and work to weekends; this allows you to save money and have your wardrobe do double duty for you.