WORK STYLE: PERFECT SPRING WORK DRESS

Sunday, March 26, 2017

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DRESS, BELT, SCARF: BANANA REPUBLIC | PUMPS: SAM EDELMAN | BAG: MARC JACOBS old, also like THIS one for spring/summer | WATCH: C/O TIMEX | TRENCH: ASOS or similar HERE

Apparently spring is here, though you wouldn't know it from the arctic cold in Boston. I mean really, is the cold ever going away? I'm getting through this last stretch of miserable weather by immersing myself in spring shopping and vacation planning. So happy to finally be shopping for dresses again. I hit up several sales this weekend and found so many cute dresses for work, all under $100. If you like Banana Republic, you'll be happy to know that much of my work wear haul was from there. I'm sharing my current favorites in this post.

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This shirt-dress is so perfect for Spring and easy to style for work or weekends. I bought the regular size 0. I'm not sure if there was a Petite option available but I like that the hemline on the regular misses size is longer on me than on the model - the knee length makes it easier for me to wear to work. I found the dress to be petite-friendly but if you have narrower shoulders or hips you may find the fit to be off. I didn't like the belt the dress came with but I was dying to wear this gorgeous suede kelly green belt anyway, so it worked out.

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I'm in love with this belt, and all things kelly green as you'll see this Spring. It's one of those ultra bright colors that at first you wonder what you'll wear it with you and then you realize you can wear it with so much! It's the perfect compliment to most of the pastels that tend to flood stores in the spring. I can't say enough good things about this belt - excellent quality and incredibly, on sale for under $22. It's sold out in most sizes but XS is still available as of tonight so if you like color, grab this baby asap. I took XS and had to punch one additional hole in the belt (which if you look closely you can see I didn't do a perfect job with - it looks like I didn't quite hit the center, oops).

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I think I'm relatively boring with footwear, consistently favoring pumps over most other styles. I was going to branch out a little more this Spring but when I saw these pink pumps they immediately ended up in my cart. What I really love about these is the color, a less common shade of pink with peachy undertones that are look really good with all skin tones and with almost any outfit. These are under $120 and come in 18 colors so there really is something for everyone. They're incredibly comfortable for a pump and the grey multi-fabric are so fun (more of a navy than a grey as the name suggests).

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This scarf is going to be one of my favorites this Spring. I tied it around my bag to dress it up a little and bring out the greens in the dress but next up, this is going with some jeans and a white or navy cotton sweater. So preppy!

Before wrapping up I also wanted to share a few pieces from BR that I ordered but that didn't work out on me. I loved this asymmetrical hem, off-the-shoulder paisley dress online. When I took it out of the bag, the color and print were what I expected (really cute!) but it was shapeless on me. For reference, I ordered Petite 00. The design and material of this dress are really nice. I think it would be amazing on someone with longer, leaner legs, and maybe a slightly wider waist but in my opinion, not the most flattering on pear shapes.

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DRESSBELTSCARF: BANANA REPUBLIC | PUMPS: SAM EDELMAN | BAG: MARC JACOBS old, also like THIS one for spring/summer | WATCH: C/O TIMEX | TRENCH: ASOS or similar HERE

A quick note on pink trenches - they are fabulous! Mine is from last year, worn in this post last spring (and all through the autumn showers). This pale pink mac, coincidentally from BR, is a close dupe and comes in petite sizes in additional to regular and tall. It's very light-weight. And for those of you who appreciate structure, I found this one to have that crisp feeling that I personally find uncomfortable but always looks really posh on.

Thank you so much for stopping by, hope you had a wonderful weekend, and happy shopping. xo

3 comments:

  1. Very beautiful spring look Trina! Love mix of bright colors with pastel trench together, and it looks so amazing with the rest of snow in the background!

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  2. You look so fab, I love the print & you pink heels are to die for!!
    xx-Nina

    http://www.ninalnguyen.com/2017/03/ruffle-obsession.html

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  3. You look gorgeous Trina!! That dress is so fresh and Spring calling! Perfect! Xo Ines @byincawithlove

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