Thursday, March 8, 2018

The Perfect Work Dress (and Sale at Loft!!)

Dress - LOFT / Coat (similar here, with toggles here) - J. Crew Factory / Bag - Tory Burch / Booties (on sale here, more sizes here) - TOMs 

I currently have this problem, where I never ever dress up for work. Seriously, I think they maybe only draw the line at booty shorts (although yes, I have seen women in those in the office before - ummm...). I used to work in a business casual environment, but over the years my work wardrobe has been pared down to one pair of dress pants, ponte pants that I hope don't look too much like leggings, and a couple of blouses that I've now owned for upwards of five years. It's getting sad in there.

And the problem is, is that sometimes I do have to dress up. There will be a big presentation or an event that necessitates business casual, and I just don't have anything that I want to wear.

Enter: the work-ready dress. You guys, isn't she a beaut? My mom bought it for me for my birthday (yet another way this blog has come in handy, because she saw it on one of my Friday Finds posts!) and I think it's love - here's why:

1. The pattern
Work wear often equates to boring in my book, so I love that this is a "professional" pattern - perfect for the workplace!

2. The length
As a tall girl over here, I always have a hard time finding dresses or skirts that are long enough on me. I'm past the days of sneaking into the office with a skirt that barely goes past my finger tips and hoping no one says anything. Let's face it, longer just is more professional.

3. The fabric
In looking at the dress online, I figured it would be a thin material like what you would find in a blouse, but it's actually thicker with a tiny bit of stretch. Which means no worrying about undergarment lines, no showing every little body imperfection to the world. It's super flattering, and while I haven't packed it yet, it seems like it wouldn't get wrinkles in my suitcase - perfect for business travel!

Okay, I think I'm good on talking about this dress now ;) BUT I wanted to let you know that Loft is currently running a sale on everything - you can take 40% off everything with code NEWNOW, plus free shipping on orders over $50 (which never happens at Loft!) and double points for cardholders.

And their spring arrivals are so good right now!! Loft can be pretty hit or miss for me in that sometimes they pick a trend and go way too far with it - I remember basically hating all of their fall and winter collections this year. But now I want everything - this dress, this dress, this skirt, and these pants are currently en route to my house (supposed to be delivered tomorrow - I'll try and do a try-on sesh on Instastories Friday night), and I'm holding myself back from buying more! Here are my picks:

Dress - LOFT / Coat (similar here, with toggles here) - J. Crew Factory / Bag - Tory Burch / Booties (on sale here, more sizes here) - TOMs 

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