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Classic Navy Shift Dress

Charleston, man—that classic city was the perfect backdrop for this classic navy shift dress.

As most of you know, I spent the last weekend in June at the Southern Blog Society Conference (#SBScon), and whipped out this ensemble to wear for the panel and networking suite portion of the conference. The panel lasted about four hours on Saturday morning, followed by a less-structured afternoon of networking. (Be sure to check out some of what I learned here!)

So while day was long, this classic dress was not only comfortable, but made me feel extra confident talking with new brands and bloggers about A Touch of Teal.

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Now, if I’m being honest, I was definitely nervous about what to wear throughout the duration of the conference. I mean, hello—75 of the top fashion bloggers in the Southern United States in the same room? That’s hella intimidating.

So, I did what any rational person would do: I ordered half of Nordstrom online and kept about three of the thirty pieces I shipped to myself.

After trying everything from the bold to the edgy to the totally-100-percent-not-me, I came to the revelation that I’d look my best, and therefore have the best time, if I was true to myself in my clothing choices. And I have always been a sucker for Everly and classic shapes, so when this beauty showed up at my door, it was one of the few pieces I knew I needed to take to Charleston with me.

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What I also love about this dress is that you can style it up or down, making it perfect for a more professional setting, like this conference or work, or a less formal setting, like dinner al fresco with your friends. And, it comes in two other colors if navy isn’t your thing.

I rounded out the rest of my suitcase with my entire closet a hefty selection of classic staples that I’m excited to share with you over the next couple of weeks!

a touch of teal classic navy shift dress

** Shop This Post **
Everly Woven Shift Dress
Moon & Lola Necklace
J Crew Factory Bracelet
Michael Kors Chronograph Watch
Lilly Pulitzer Zip Pouch c/o
J Crew Factory Nude Sandals

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Photos by Jenn Rogers

a touch of teal classic navy shift dress

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30 Comments

  1. Perf, as always! The clutch looks great with the dress – sensing you will get much mileage out of this outfit! And high five for a Nordstrom binge 🙂

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    • Katie wrote:

      Aw thanks so much Monica! You’re really the catalyst for it all!

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  2. Destiny wrote:

    That dress looks gorgeous on you! And the jewelry you styled it with works perfectly!

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    • Katie wrote:

      Aw thank you lady! xo

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  3. I love a good shift dress! Your Lilly Pulitzer zip pouch pops off the navy color so well!
    xo, Laura
    http://www.have-need-want.com

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    • Katie wrote:

      Aw thanks lady :] You’re too kind!

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  4. Logan Can wrote:

    This dress is gorgeous! I love Charleston! It is so beautiful. I also love your Lily Zip Pouch! So adorable!

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    • Katie wrote:

      Aw thanks Logan! xo

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  5. Mikkaela wrote:

    Definitely in LOVE with that shift dress! You look great and I’m sure you kicked butt networking!
    xx, Mikkaela

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    • Katie wrote:

      Aw thanks so much M! xo

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  6. This dress is gorgeous…I love how you added the fun print clutch!

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    • Katie wrote:

      Thanks Valerie! xo

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  7. such a simple but classy outfit! xx, kenz
    http://sincerelykenz.com

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    • Katie wrote:

      Thanks Kenz! Hope you’re doing well :]

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  8. I LOVE that dress! It looks great on you! And one of my favorite colors too. 😉

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    • Katie wrote:

      Thanks Ash! xo

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  9. Sammy wrote:

    Stunning outfit!
    Loving the brightly coloured clutch too 🙂
    xox

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    • Katie wrote:

      Thank you so much Sammy!

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  10. Maddy wrote:

    This outfit looks SO great on you! So glad you had fun at #SBSCon – and I immediately installed that bounce rate plug in you mentioned! 🙂

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    • Katie wrote:

      Aw thank you so much Maddy! Crossing my fingers it works :]

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  11. Autumn wrote:

    I would say you picked the perfect dress, the cut of it looks perfect on you!!

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    • Katie wrote:

      Thanks Autumn! xx

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  12. Love this easy, breezy look! I need a simple and chic navy shift dress in my life! And how summery and fun is your Lilly clutch?? So happy to hear your weekend in Charleston was a success!

    Taffeta & Tulips

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    • Katie wrote:

      Thank you so much Kate! XOXO

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  13. Sydney wrote:

    This look is so cute, I love your clutch!!
    xo
    Syd
    http://www.sincerelysyd9.blogspot.com

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    • Katie wrote:

      Thanks lady! xx

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  14. The perfect shirt dress. Love the way you’ve styled it up :))

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  15. Ashley L wrote:

    That’s so cute and looks super comfortable! I’m really digging that necklace though. I love big statement necklaces and that one is gorgeous!

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    • Katie wrote:

      Aw thanks Ashley! When I tried it on, there was no question it was coming home with me!

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