Dress: BB Dakota (ModCloth)
Jacket: Trouvé (Nordstrom Rack)
Tights: Hue (Nordstrom Rack)
Shoes: Nine West
Rings: Marc by Marc Jacobs and Surface To Air
Bag: L.A.M.B. (Nordstrom Rack)
Confession time: I had this dress for months (months!) before finally finding an occasion to wear it. Aside from being the subject of countless compliments, this dress put me in a really happy mood from the moment I slipped it on. It also made it hard not to spend the day twirling around the office. Luckily, my coworkers are amazingly tolerant of such behavior. I knew I’d love wearing this dress; what I didn’t expect was its versatility. When it arrived I pegged it as a party dress, but after playing around with it, I was pleased to find it easy to dress down by layering it over a turtleneck or under a chunky sweater.
Since I planned to head to a party straight from the office, I created a look that, while definitely a bit dressier than my usual work attire, still feels appropriate for day without the risk of a walk to the bus stop being mistaken for a walk of shame. I am always cold so unless it’s at least eighty degrees you will not catch me in a sleeveless dress. This jacket is equal parts sophisticated and edgy with a classic shape and heavy chain link trim, and it fits the metallic accents in the dress perfectly. Silver accessories, black tights and platforms finished off this outfit.
Speaking of party dresses, if you’re in San Francisco and still need a dress for New Year’s Eve – or just can’t resist a good sale (like me) - be sure to check out Mira Mira Friday (noon - 7 pm) and Saturday (noon - 4 pm) for 50% off the entire store (excluding accessories)!