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

  • Reply 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.

  • Reply 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.

  • Reply 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

  • Reply Anonymous June 30, 2014 at 1:47 am

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

  • Reply 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

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

    Classy polished look! Love the waves in your hair.

  • Reply Dahlia June 30, 2014 at 6:02 am

    Lovely and pretty outfit! And such a great blazer!


  • Reply TaraMixandMatch June 30, 2014 at 6:34 am

    The cardigan is so pretty with the polka dots!

  • Reply 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 🙂

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

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

    Le monde des petites

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

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

    Liz @
    Weekly Style Me Wednesday link-up

  • Reply 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.


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

    loving your color combo jean, its classic

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


  • Reply Julie July 1, 2014 at 11:20 am

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

    Style by Joules

  • Reply Giovanna July 1, 2014 at 3:44 pm

    Adorbs look! Loving that cardi!


  • Reply 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.


  • Reply 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?

  • Reply 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.

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

    love love that floral cardigan!!

    Sandy a la Mode

  • Reply Carolyn July 3, 2014 at 6:35 pm

    great blend of textures and patterns!

  • Reply 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?

  • Reply IYL July 5, 2014 at 5:22 am

    I adore that flower cardigan!!

  • Reply 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:

    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.

  • Reply 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 : )

  • Reply 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.

  • Reply 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 : )

  • Reply 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.

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

    Lovely cardigan!

    Check out our post about summer must-have!

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

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

    You look gorgeous with your outfit! So elegant!!

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