Happy Monday! What better day of the week than today to talk about workwear?
Now that it’s consistently warm outside, I’ve swapped my closet, bringing all my spring and summer clothes to the front. As a result I feel like my wardrobe is refreshed—all without me spending a dime—since I’m discovering all my old favorites, including this Project Gravitas Clara Dress I picked up on my trip to their headquarters last fall.
This faux crop top dress is definitely one of the more expensive pieces in my wardrobe, but let me tell you, it is worth every penny. In addition to being a shape that flatters nearly every body type, there is shapewear built into the dress.
You read that right. THERE. IS. BUILT. IN. SHAPEWEAR. Talk about redefining a power suit.
While I’m no stranger to wearing all-black to work, in the spring I definitely like to pair a bright colored statement necklace with this dress to keep things fun and bright.
And y’all know how much I love my nude high-heel sandals from J Crew Factory that when they released a black version of the same shoe, I jumped at the chance to buy them. While they are definitely appropriate for my office since we’re on the more casual end, these sandals would be perfect for wedding season since the heel is low enough you can walk in them all day.
Though I will say, whoever invited cobblestone and brick sidewalks like the ones in Old Town Alexandria where these photos were taken was definitely a man ;].
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Project Gravitas Clara Dress—other great options here, here, and here
J Crew Factory Necklace—similar here
Leopard Foldover Clutch—similar here
Illesteva Leonard Sunglasses
Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick in ‘Cherries in the Snow’
J Crew Factory Patent High Heel Sandals
Photos by Monica
That faux crop top is such a cool idea! I love the necklace, too. Have a great week!
Thanks lady! Have a great week yourself :]
Love how these turned out and obvi your dress + sunnies!!
Thanks Monica! xo
That’s a great look. Very simple and classic but still dressy. I love it!
Thank you so much! xo
I’m definitely needing this dress to add to my work wardrobe! It’s so classic and chic!
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Thanks so much, Shannon! xo
Ahhhh adorable! And I love those shoes!!
Thank you, Victoria!
So simple, but professional and chic. Love the pop of color from your orange necklace!
Thanks so much! xo
Built-in shape wear?! That sounds amazing! I think I need to invest in a great work piece like that!
Simply THE BEST! xo
What a cute dress! It’s so chic and perfect for the office! You look great 🙂
I love this outfit. I love LBDs. It’s actually something you can wear in any occasions. I like how you styled this office look. I miss reading your blog! <3
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That dress looks absolutely gorgeous on you!! I love that it’s classic, but still has some unique detailing with the faux crop top.
Totally perfect for the office, or even a classy dinner!
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That is such a gorgeous LBD! Love the pop of color from your necklace too!
Abby | Life in the Fash Lane
Love your dress, and thanks for your share
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