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.
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.
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!
** 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
Photos by Jenn Rogers
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 🙂
Aw thanks so much Monica! You’re really the catalyst for it all!
That dress looks gorgeous on you! And the jewelry you styled it with works perfectly!
Aw thank you lady! xo
I love a good shift dress! Your Lilly Pulitzer zip pouch pops off the navy color so well!
Aw thanks lady :] You’re too kind!
This dress is gorgeous! I love Charleston! It is so beautiful. I also love your Lily Zip Pouch! So adorable!
Aw thanks Logan! xo
Definitely in LOVE with that shift dress! You look great and I’m sure you kicked butt networking!
Aw thanks so much M! xo
This dress is gorgeous…I love how you added the fun print clutch!
Thanks Valerie! xo
such a simple but classy outfit! xx, kenz
Thanks Kenz! Hope you’re doing well :]
I LOVE that dress! It looks great on you! And one of my favorite colors too. 😉
Thanks Ash! xo
Loving the brightly coloured clutch too 🙂
Thank you so much Sammy!
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! 🙂
Aw thank you so much Maddy! Crossing my fingers it works :]
I would say you picked the perfect dress, the cut of it looks perfect on you!!
Thanks Autumn! xx
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
Thank you so much Kate! XOXO
This look is so cute, I love your clutch!!
Thanks lady! xx
The perfect shirt dress. Love the way you’ve styled it up :))
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!
Aw thanks Ashley! When I tried it on, there was no question it was coming home with me!