I love my share of drapey blouses, but sometimes nothing feels more classic than a crisp white button-up. There's so many options on the market today in slim fits and with feminine details - a far cry from the masculine, boxy shirts that haunted me when I first started working.
I went into Ann Taylor recently looking for a tipped shirt, but ended up finding this cute dotted one instead. You can't tell in the photos, but all of the dots are embroidered rather than printed, which is a nice touch of quality. The fabric is 97% cotton, 3% spandex which is also a pleasant surprise in today's world of synthetic materials.
These Steve Madden "Stecy" heels are my new favorite sandals, but are not for prolonged standing/walking given the heel height and strappy-ness. I have a detailed review in the works about how these compare to a few other similar styles I tried, but wanted to share before small sizes were gone. I'm wearing the blush patent in size 5.5, and would say they run true to size with a pretty narrow footbed. A close contender for me was the Vince Camuto "Court" sandal in beige which was more walkable/comfortable, but alas I wanted something higher with thinner straps.
I also have a review coming up about this Saint Laurent wallet on chain (so many color options!) - a new buddy for my beloved Chanel one. Some of you may have seen a slightly different version of this bag on my Instagram - long story short, that one was in calfskin and upon closer inspection, was shipped to me with several scratches on it already. I sadly realized the material would be too high-maintenance for my lifestyle, so I exchanged it for a version in durable caviar leather which I'm now in love with.
View from the back:
FYI, I took this shirt in size 00 petite with no alterations needed. Ann Taylor has an entire line of button-ups titled "perfect shirts" that come in petites, which should fit consistently. This one also looks cute with ripped jeans for the weekend, or a basic pencil skirt pairing for more conservative offices: