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The perfect lady-like day dress

July 1, 2014

It's no secret that I love stripes.  I dress pretty simple for the most part and stripes are my way of being bold.  I'm not really into overly trendy clothes, I prefer a more classic look.  I also tend to gravitate toward black and white because I like the option to accessorize with colors.  I make it a point never to buy something that can't be worn for more than one type of occasion.

So when I saw this black and white striped dress last week at Nordstrom I knew I had to buy it.  The lady-like silhouette and thick jacquard fabric are super flattering. The fit and flare style just really works with my body type.  I wore this dress to Church and brunch last Sunday and again this week to a work meeting.


I've spent the last few years stocking up on child-friendly clothes and it's fun to splurge on more grown-up pieces once in a while.  I've been pretty back and forth emotionally about going back to work and picking up some new clothes is definitely helping to swing me in a more excited direction.  I like putting on a simple dress and heels and feeling polished.



Besides being the perfect little day-time dress in the front, it has a little bit of unexpected sass in the back making it the perfect transition from office to date night.  The cut-out is small and tasteful and I can still wear a normal bra.  Perfection.

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This post was brought to you by Nordstrom. But as always, all opinions and obsessions with stripes and lady-like dresses are all my own.

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14 comments:

  1. You look adorable, as always! So grown up and classy!!

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  2. So stunning on you pretty lady!!!!!

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  3. yes please!! love this dress. my boyfriend's mom is a nordstrom employee (helloooo discount!), so it's possible she might already have this link waiting for her in her inbox this morning...

    what a great find!

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  4. Loved this at first sight...and then saw the back and am officially obsessed.

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  5. Such a pretty dress on you! I dig the cut out.

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  6. So pretty!! Love this dress! Great pictures!

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  7. beautiful dress! xo

    http://allthingsprettyandlittle.blogspot.com

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  8. Could you be any prettier!! I love this dress on you and that adorable little detail in the back!

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  9. What a fun dress! It looks so cute on you. :)

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  10. Love, love, love this dress! I love a fit and flare dress- they are classy and feminine yet comfortable.

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  11. Oh I LOVE it. That back is such a sweet little surprise. And stripes? You can't go wrong!

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  12. That is such a great dress! I agree with you on the fabric - I love Jacquard because it gives a little structure too! Absolutely adorable on you :)

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  13. Looks amazing on you!! And I love that cut-out on the back!

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