This may sound ridiculous, but it’s absolutely impossible for me to find dresses that fit correctly. My mom and sister had the chance to see my struggle first hand when we recently went dress shopping for a wedding together. Nearly everything I tried out just wasn’t laying right. Since I have a short waist and a large chest, dresses are always either snug in my bust or have too much fabric left over around my shoulders/neck area.
For this reason, I’ve always stuck to classic cuts like a signature wrap dress. Items that are cut low and tie around the waist have always worked best for me. That said, everyone knows DVF is the wrap dress queen, so I was thrilled to find this orange and white dress while recently shopping at Century 21 with my dad. I love a good bargain! I think I snagged it for $200 vs. the usual $350-$400 price tag.
Not only does this dress fit like a glove, it’s so comfortable and perfect for work, a girls night out or even a family party. Below, shop some of my favorite DVF summer wrap dress picks (PST I’ve linked to some styles that are on sale!) and the other items I’m photographed wearing. Happy shopping!
It’s heating up outside, which means its time to swap your winter sweater dresses for summery threads. Personally, I’ve always found it challenging to dress for work in the summer since most dresses tend to be strappy or too revealing for the workplace. Of course, It’s important to stay cool, but you don’t want to run the risk of looking inappropriate in the workplace.
Below, find my rule of thumb for dressing for work and staying prepared during the summer months:
If you could wear it to the beach, you shouldn’t wear it to the office
Do you have a favorite open-back sundress? Throw a blazer or cardigan over it to hide the revealing parts during work hours
Stick to loose, tunic-like dresses to keep things “easy breezy”
Swap your flipflops for flats
Do the “Raise Your Arms” test. If you throw your hands over your head and your butt pops out the bottom, it’s too short
If you bend over and your butt pops out, it’s still too short
Denim coats are your best friend this summer – layer them over anything strappy to make it appropriate
City hack – wear compression shorts under your dress on windy days and avoid walking over subway vents unless you want to flash random pedestrians (I’m not kidding, this happens)
Always carry blister cushions in your purse for when you’re breaking in new shoes (I’m obsessed with Compeed Blister Cushions)
Invest in a great strapless bra – you don’t want straps hanging out
Now that we’ve covered the bases, shop some of my work-appropriate picks and must-haves below!
Everyone that knows me is aware of my love for finding a good bargain. What can I say? It’s just in my blood. I guess you can say that my grandma taught me well from a young age.
When I’m buying something, I want to make sure that I’m not going to see it cheaper somewhere else a week later, so I really dig around online or in the stores until I find exactly what I’m looking for.
I stumbled into New York & Company on my way home from work one day and found these 4″ Nude Caged in Heels. I’ve been seeing this style all over (literally, every brand makes a look-a-like version, with Schutz being the originator).
I snagged them for $40, which is the lowest price I’ve seen. The nude is sold out online, but check out the other fun colors like cobalt blue, pink and black. Below, I’ve also linked to some other great and affordable versions of these heels. Happy shopping!
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When you look at this outfit, there’s a lot that you can choose to focus on. Take my oversized denim jacket for example or even my mirrored silver shades. Yet, one small accessory seems to have everyone talking – my choker.
Coworkers stop to ask me if they’re back “in,” while men make typical statements about the 90s. Let’s face it, not all trends are for everyone, but it looks like the choker craze is here to stay for the summer. Personally, I can’t get enough of it! Yay or nay? Tell me your thoughts down below in the comments.
PS: You can get these glasses at Dior for about $500, but I got mine off Amazon.com for around $20. You can get them at this link. For all of my other outfit details – be sure to shop the post below, where I linked to similar items!