• 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. floral and dotI 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+:


    31 thoughts on “Summer work wear: floral + dots

    • InspiringNancy June 29, 2014 at 11:35 pm

      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.

    • Miss Hot Couture June 30, 2014 at 12:33 am

      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.


    • Anonymous June 30, 2014 at 1:22 am

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

    • Anonymous June 30, 2014 at 1:47 am

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

    • Dressed with soul June 30, 2014 at 2:55 am

      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

    • Mei Fleming June 30, 2014 at 2:58 am

      Classy polished look! Love the waves in your hair.


    • Dahlia June 30, 2014 at 6:02 am

      Lovely and pretty outfit! And such a great blazer!


    • TaraMixandMatch June 30, 2014 at 6:34 am

      The cardigan is so pretty with the polka dots!

    • VickieD June 30, 2014 at 10:35 am

      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 🙂

    • Le monde des petites June 30, 2014 at 11:47 am

      Wonderful outfit!!!! Love your cardigan! <3

      Le monde des petites

    • Liz | Shopping My Closet June 30, 2014 at 2:34 pm

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

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

    • A Golden Tulip June 30, 2014 at 4:22 pm

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


    • rodelma lopez July 1, 2014 at 4:01 am

      loving your color combo jean, its classic

    • Sylvia BAMBI Badora July 1, 2014 at 6:27 am


    • Julie July 1, 2014 at 11:20 am

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

      Style by Joules

    • Giovanna July 1, 2014 at 3:44 pm

      Adorbs look! Loving that cardi!


    • Koffee Pause July 1, 2014 at 4:30 pm

      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.


    • Anonymous July 2, 2014 at 12:12 am

      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?

    • Gigi Katz July 2, 2014 at 10:23 am

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

    • Sandy a la Mode July 3, 2014 at 10:16 am

      love love that floral cardigan!!

      Sandy a la Mode

    • Carolyn July 3, 2014 at 6:35 pm

      great blend of textures and patterns!


    • Anonymous July 4, 2014 at 4:15 pm

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

    • IYL July 5, 2014 at 5:22 am

      I adore that flower cardigan!!


    • Jean July 7, 2014 at 1:57 pm

      Hi there – I'm not sure why it does that! I had linked to these loafer flats:

      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.

    • Jean July 7, 2014 at 1:59 pm

      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 : )

    • Jean July 7, 2014 at 2:00 pm

      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.

    • Jean July 7, 2014 at 2:01 pm

      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 : )

    • Jean July 7, 2014 at 2:02 pm

      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.

    • Style by Asia July 7, 2014 at 9:32 pm

      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!

    • Princess Elisha November 19, 2014 at 9:46 am

      You look gorgeous with your outfit! So elegant!!

      New FASHION post on http://www.robecart.com

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