I LOVE this outfit. I really haven’t had many excuses to get dressed up since 2020…. I know other people have been back in the office and back to doing fun things, I’ve just felt like I’m on this pandemic, pregnant, postpartum, mom-of-a-toddler hamster wheel for three years. I think I forgot what it is like to socialize and to have plans that require something other than a pair of jeans. (I have had lots of plans but most involve motherhood and chasing around a toddler!) It’s left me feeling a little lost, honestly. I swear I’ve spent the last year trying to come to terms with my new body shape and reevaluating my personal style.
Well, again, I love this outfit. It felt like me and I felt like me and isn’t that one of the best feelings?! I wore it in the city last week. It took me from a fun fashion event in the morning to a meeting in the afternoon.
J. Crew sent me this dress and I absolutely can’t get over how cute it is. It’s a little short for an office setting, but it looks so cute layered with a shirt. Could definitely wear with no shirt too, if the weather allowed. But turtlenecks, little blazers, a cardigan. You can style this in so many ways.
Fits slightly big, I think. I am wearing the smaller of my two sizes and it fits perfectly– including my chest. (If you’re smaller chested definitely size down at least one size I would say.)
The pleats are darling and it feels like such a classic– yet modern- dress.
Highly recommend 🤗
Also I get DMs about the Gucci bag. Honestly, I think I prefer it more than my Chanel? My Chanel has more sentimental value to me and, don’t get me wrong, I am obsessed with it. But I definitely think the Gucci Jackie bag is something I reach for more. I bring it out for almost every date night. It fits all the essentials– including my Kindle 😉.