Monday, June 13, 2016

Bright Shirt-Dresses for Summer Office Wear.

I love wearing dresses anytime, especially to work. There is no better time to wear dresses to work than late Spring and Summer. But most Summer Dresses are sundresses, skimpy on top or bottom or both, or just tiny little things that aren't necessarily work-appropriate. Enter the Shirt-Dress. Always a classic. Always work-appropriate. Always season-less. At summertime I love wearing a Bright Shirt-Dress as Office Wear. And last week with our warm temps I did that two days in a row. First I wore the Periwinkle Long-Sleeve Dress which was perfect for a day where the temps were between 68-75 degrees. The next day I wore my Coral+Cream Geo-Print Sleeveless Dress which kept me cool during 80+ degree weather. As you may notice, I styled each dress with Block Heeled Sandals and both pairs are very comfortable.

I wanted a dress or button-down shirt (or both) in a bird-print, for a while now. To my surprise I found this silky beauty online. A Classic, Long-Sleeve Shirt-Dress in a fun and Bright Periwinkle color with tiny polka dots and (bigger) birds? I am a fan. The best part -- this beauty was under 20 bucks. I paired it with my Gorgeous Neon Pink Tassel Necklace DIY-ed by the talented Carrie (Curly Crafty Mom). I added a couple of bangles and my Cream+Gold Kendra Scott Earrings. These Cognac Block-Heel Sandals from Naturalizer are from a few years ago but they are super stylish now. They go so well with the Bright Orange Leather Bag, don't they?

This Cream+Coral Sleeveless Shirt-Dress is in a pop-over style. I love the colors and Bold Geometric Pattern which looks like Plaid. From far, the dress looks like it is in a Fun Oversized Gingham Print, which I love. My latest set of jewelry borrowed from Rocksbox worked out perfectly: the long Dangly Cream Earrings and the Coral+Crystal Statement Necklace couldn't have matched this dress better if I tried. Neither could the New Fun Betsey Johnson Fringe Sandals and my Cream+Pink Flamingo Clutch. I also added a few Colorful Enamel Bangles as well as my Gold Cuff from Rocksbox and off I went to work. So, how did I style my Bright Shirt-Dresses? Would you wear these outfits to work? Which dress is your favorite? What pattern do you prefer more?

Periwinkle/Lavender Birds+Polka Dots Silky, Long-Sleeve Shirtdress: Spenser Jeremy (New) (similar, Steal), (similar, Fantastic Deal, love this), (similar, Great Deal), (similar, Splurge).
Teal Plastic Sunglasses w/ Colorful mini Rhinestones off the side: Von Maur (Gifted) (similar, Splurge, love these), (similar, Great Deal), (similar, Steal).
Orange Faux Leather Bag w/ Asymmetric Locket Pocket on the front: The Limited (similar, Huge Steal), (similar, Great Deal, love this), (similar, Splurge).
Gold-Tone Crushed Ivory Pearl "Lauren" Statement Earrings: Kendra Scott via Rocksbox (identical), (very similar, Great Deal), (similar, Steal).
Long Necklace w/ Ivory Wood Beads, Glass White Bead & Hot Pink Tassel: Hand-made & Gifted (by Carrie) (similar, Steal), (similar, Great Deal, love this), (similar, Splurge).
Gold-tone "Carine" Cuff: Gorjana via Rockbox (New) (identical, Splurge), (similar, Steal), (similar, Great Deal).
Gold-Tone Bangle w/ Soft Peach Enamel: The Limited (New) (similar set, Steal, love this), (similar, Great Deal), (similar, Splurge, love this).
Gold-Tone Ring w/ Large Square Red Stone: Express (similar, Steal, love this), (similar, Splurge).
Sterling Silver Ring w/ Large Aqua Stone in the middle & 2 smaller Silver Stones on each side: Meijer's (similar, Steal, love this), (similar, Great Deal, my Favorite), (similar, Splurge).
Cognac/Camel Real Leather T-Strap Sandals w/ Cone Block Heels: Naturalizer (similar, Steal), (similar, on Sale, love these), (similar, Great Deal), (similar, Splurge).

Coral/Pink + Cream Geo-Patterned Sleeveless Popover Shirt-Dress: Merona via Target (New) (similar, Steal), (similar w/ long sleeves, fantastic deal), (similar in navy+white, Great Deal, love this), (similar in ombre colors, Splurge).
Brown/Tortoise Plastic Framed Sunglasses: Express (Gifted) (New) (similar, Steal, love these), (similar, Great Deal), (similar, Splurge).
Nude Burlap Clutch w/ Pink Flamingos & Tassel: Francesca's (New) (set of 3, Steal), (similar, Great Deal), (sleek, elegant option, Splurge).
Bright Coral Pink+Crystal Silver "Jenna" Statement Necklace: Perry Street via Rockbox (New) (similar, Steal, love this), (similar w/ earrings, Great Deal, my favorite), (very similar).
Gold-Tone Crushed Ivory Pearl "Lauren" Statement Earrings: Kendra Scott via Rocksbox (identical), (very similar, Great Deal), (similar, Steal).
Gold-tone "Carine" Cuff: Gorjana via Rockbox (New) (identical, Splurge), (similar, Steal), (similar, Great Deal).
Gold-Tone Bangle w/ Soft Peach Enamel: The Limited (New) (similar set, Steal, love this), (similar, Great Deal), (similar, Splurge, love this).
Navy Enamel Bangle: The Limited (New) (similar, Steal, love this), (similar, Great Deal), (similar, small Splurge).
Gold-Tone Ring w/ Large Square Red Stone: Express (similar, Steal, love this), (similar, Splurge).
Serenity/Baby Blue Enamel Bangle w/ Navy+Crystal Cluster Stones in the middle: The Limited (similar, on Sale), (similar, Splurge, love this).
Sterling Silver Ring w/ Large Aqua Stone in the middle & 2 smaller Silver Stones on each side: Meijer's (similar, Steal, love this), (similar, Great Deal, my Favorite), (similar, Splurge).
Off-White/Cream Faux Leather Sandals w/ Long Fringe Detail & Nude Block Heels: Betseyville by Betsey Johnson (New) (similar, Steal), (similar, on Sale, love these), (similar, Great Deal, my Favorite), (similar, Splurge).
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I am linking with the following bloggers:
[Wednesday]: Allison, Brenna with Grace + Jenna, Brooke with Erica, Claire, Grace, 
Also linking with the ladies of "Tuesday Talk": BeckyBethLauraMichelleStasiaStephanie and WhitneyPlus linking with the ladies of The Blended Blog.
And, I am linking with Ana Luiza and Michelle for Stylish Monday. The theme this week is Pink.





12 comments:

  1. Both are so cute but I am loving the blue shirt dress with the birds!!
    xo, Lee
    www.wineandcouture.com

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  2. Love the red ! especially the necklace #gorgeous x

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  3. What a cute idea to style shirtdresses for the office, I never thought of doing that. Both ways look lovely Ada.
    Thank you for linking up to "Bloggers Who Have Inspired Me"
    Rachel xo
    http://garaytreasures.com

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  4. love how you styled these for work.

    http://www.amysfashionblog.com/blog-home/

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  5. I have my eyes on that flamingo clutch since I saw it - what a great statement piece Ada.

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  6. Loving both of these dresses! The patterns are so cute and fun!

    <3 Shannon
    Upbeat Soles

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  7. I'm such a fan of dresses in the spring and summer too--you just can't beat them for comfort. I LOVE both of these Ada!! The prints are so fun, and I love the color of that coral one. That flamingo clutch is adorable too!

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  8. I love both dresses! I love shirt dresses in general. I love the pattern and color of the coral one. But I especially am lusting for the blue bird print one. I am a sucker for bird prints (although real life birds frighten me!). Great dresses and great shoes!

    Shelbee
    www.shelbeeontheedge.com

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  9. I love both dresses on you Ada, the blue and the shirt dress looks so comfortable and pretty. The pink print I love especially with those fun fringe sandals. Dresses are the best!
    Love your hat and those sandals look so pretty! dressing up with romper. :-)
    thanks for linking up with Turning Heads Tuesday!
    jess xx
    www.elegantlydressedandstylish.com

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  10. Two great looks but I really can't get enough of the red dress! And I am loving that flamingo clutch for summer!

    http://michellespaige.com

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  11. Love the bright printed dresses. Both are great finds. xo ~ Megan The Fashionista Momma

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