Summer work wear: floral + dots

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Ann Taylor Factory skirt (old, altered), Sunday in Brooklyn cardigan (sold at Anthro)
Sole Society Jenn heels c/o (7 colors, starts in sz 4+), Parentesi tote (old)

Hope you all had a fantastic weekend! We've been busy hosting a steady stream of visitors, touring lighthouses along the coast and treating ourselves at quaint ice cream parlors. Any favorite recommendations for either would be appreciated : )
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Summertime is officially here and I've been loving fresh white with pops of color for the office. I mixed embossed flowers with dots here for texture, and finished with coral suede shoes. These pumps are in my new favorite d'orsay cut with a low, walkable 2.5" heel. They come in several colors plus a cute tartan print. And good news for small-footed ladies sick of being limited to kids shoes - Sole Society just started offering down to size 4!
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Material of most SS shoes either come in genuine suede or man-made patent. The suede here is of medium weight and feels good quality for the price points. With this Jenn style, I took my regular sz 5 here and found them to fit true to size (didn't feel half size big like the site indicates) and comfy off the bat. I personally like toe cleavage with pumps, so do prefer shoes a little lower cut. I also tried their best-seller Anneke on for size, which showed a little more toe and fit more narrow throughout. The "adobe" color in either style is great for lengthening shorter legs without too high of a heel.floral and dot I wouldn't typically go pattern crazy for work, but the basic black + white palette here helped tone down the whimsy. My current group errs on the casual side of business casual, so I'd swap the flower power out for a summery tweed jacket or fringe cardigan at formal offices.floral and dot4Thank you to Sole Society for sponsoring this post. See my picks, including more styles in sz 4+:

30 comments:

  1. I just purchased one of their shoes and it went on sale and I was able to receive the difference in credit so that was nice. I like their shoes and agree that their materials are pretty fair.

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  2. Thanks for the review of SS shoes. I've seen some of their shoes at Nordies (or perhaps the ones designed by Julianne Hough) and was curious about how they fit.

    www.misshotcouture.blogspot.com

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    1. Hi, the Julianne Hough heels fit really well. I'm between a 5.5-6 in most sizes and was elated to know that the heels fit smaller but not too snug on my wide feet. I strongly suggest that you give these heels a try :)

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  3. hi jean! I love your lipstick color. would you be so kind to share the brand/color. thank you! -A

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    1. Hi A! Thank you! It's MAC lipstick in charismatic - it's a deeper terra cotta-ish color which I find easier to wear than bright red : )

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  4. your nail colors are always great! can you share your polish info?

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    1. Thank you! It's Maybelline green with envy from their color show line, which I love because they're under $3 a pop usually with lots of bright shades. I added clear glitter polish which I found at Marshalls/TJ Maxx but you can find several similar ones at the drugstore.

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  5. Wonderful and so lovely outfit! You inspired me again as I own nearly the same skirt, thank you <3
    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena Rena
    www.dressedwithsoul.com

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  6. Classy polished look! Love the waves in your hair.

    http://www.eyelikefashion.com

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  7. Lovely and pretty outfit! And such a great blazer!

    Dahlia
    http://xlelamaa.blogspot.fi/

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  8. The cardigan is so pretty with the polka dots!

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  9. Wonderful outfit!!!! Love your cardigan! <3
    Xoxo

    Le monde des petites
    http://www.lemondedespetites.com/

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  10. Just bought a pair from Sole Society and they're so comfy!

    Liz @ www.shoppingmycloset.com
    Weekly Style Me Wednesday link-up

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  11. Love this look, and those shoes are gorgeous,...love sole society, they have really good ones.

    xo

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  12. loving your color combo jean, its classic

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  13. Looking gorgeous as per usual! I'm still in love the that cardi.

    Style by Joules

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  14. Adorbs look! Loving that cardi!

    xx
    Giovanna
    www.HeyLoveBlog.com

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  15. Hi Jean, just recently found out your blog and must say I am hooked. Your outfits are stunning! With so many fashion blogs showcasing unrealistic outfits for working women, your blog is a relief.

    Karine.

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    1. Hi Karine and welcome! Thank you for your kind words...I'd also suggest Elle of Fast Food and Fast Fashion ...she has great work outfits that I take inspiration from : )

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  16. Jean, I'm trying to see your Sole Society picks, but I get this message: Disable your ad blocking software to view this content...Is this new? Do you have the links?

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    1. Hi there - I'm not sure why it does that! I had linked to these loafer flats:
      http://www.solesociety.com/harla-black-ecru.html

      as well as the studded Anneke again: http://www.solesociety.com/anneke-new-black.html

      I have not tried the flats, but as mentioned in the post the Anneke run narrower so I would personally go half a size up.

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  17. love the shoes! such a light and airy summer look! will totally try this. xx. gigi. www.gigikkitchen.com

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  18. Jean, I love you blog and I love your nail polish. Could you share how you did it and the color?

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    1. Aw thank you! I just used a colored base and added a clear polish that has gold flecks. the base is Maybelline "green with envy" (more like a seafoam / mint which I really love), and the clear polish with gold was from TJ Maxx/Marshalls by the checkout line, where they always have trinkets and stuff. I've seen similar glitter polishes at the drugstore.

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  19. I adore that flower cardigan!!

    http://www.theavantguardian.com

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  20. Lovely cardigan!

    Check out our post about summer must-have! http://www.stylebyasia.com/stylecab-summer-essentials/

    Style by Asia, a one-stop website that tells you all about the fashion, the arts and the fun happening in Asia!

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