Floral Flare at San Francisco City Hall

asos floral fit flare petites dress spring outfit

Some of you may remember this bright pink floral number which was one of my favorite purchases from last year. The quality is very nice in-person, and the silhouette is just one that makes you feel good once you put it on. Either I liked my clothes a lot tighter though in the past or I’ve put on some lbs, as that dress is now too snug and short for comfort! Nevertheless I can’t bear to part with it so it’s hanging pretty in my closet. I was thrilled to see the same style come back this year in a new, beautiful iris print and softer color palette. I went one size up which turned out to be a more comfy fit on me throughout.
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A tip about shopping on ASOS – I often see sold-out sizes come back in stock, likely due to their brands’ inconsistent sizing (runs about 1 to 2 sizes small compared to American brands) and easy returns policy. If you really like something that’s currently gone in your size, it doesn’t hurt to check back in the mornings when their inventory refreshes.
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The construction of this dress is exactly the same as last year, with medium-weight, sturdy sateen-like fabric with very minimal sheen. I absolutely love the pieced, curved construction which gives it that flirty, flattering shape. The skirt is kept full by a half layer of tulle underneath, sandwiched in between the outer layer and the full inner cotton lining. The only fit issue I have with this dress in a size up is slight gapping at the V-neckline, which can be mitigated with double-sided fashion tape. And similar to last year, I wouldn’t recommend this dress for someone who is very busty (material is non-stretch and there’s not a lot of give at the chest) or much taller, since the waist placement hits on the higher side.

Measurements of a 2P: 15.5″ across armpits, 12.75″ across waist, 13.5″ across shoulders, and 32″ total length. For reference I usually wear a 00P in American brands. Please keep in mind the thickness of the fabric and the lining account for some of the width in measurements. You can read my old review on the 0P here.
San Francisco city hall floral dress outfit

I’m in San Francisco this week for work, and always appreciate a chance to catch up with friends & further explore this beautiful city. Nick is super jealous as he loves SF and I’ve been tormenting him with food pics over the phone. The other morning I stopped by the city hall, which is just stunning (and immaculately maintained!) from every floor and angle. The feeling inside reminds me a lot of the Boston Public Library where we got married, and I saw my fair share of weddings taking place during my short visit! 

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I also wanted to show how this dress looks with navy tights as well as nude flats for transitioning in between seasons. The color scheme of this print is great for dabbling in spring style while the temps outside may still call for hosiery. The tights look really dark in this picture, but are a true navy blue in-person which I thought complemented the colors well.

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45 thoughts on “Floral Flare at San Francisco City Hall

  • Reply Dressed With Soul February 3, 2016 at 5:41 am

    You look adorable in your super lovely dress!
    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena

  • Reply Rakela Lubonja February 3, 2016 at 8:02 am

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  • Reply Sasa Zoe February 3, 2016 at 8:26 am

    Beautiful, babe! Love your dress<3

    Shall We Sasa

  • Reply Linda Tran February 3, 2016 at 9:21 am

    Such a cute outfit and amazing photos!!


  • Reply Keri H February 3, 2016 at 10:35 am

    Gorgeous dress. You're right, the silhouette is so beautiful and elegant. And I just love the pattern. Gets me very excited for spring 🙂

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  • Reply Julie Hiller February 3, 2016 at 10:38 am

    Beautiful photos! The dress looks lovely on you, as did the previous version, though I might like this print even better!

    Lifestyle by Joules

  • Reply Valeri February 3, 2016 at 11:01 am

    oh my god jean you're so beautiful. i look at your blogs every day to see what you're wearing. yes, the pics at SF city hall remind me of your wedding pics. thank you for sharing

  • Reply Ana Mari February 3, 2016 at 12:04 pm

    lovely dress and shoes:)

  • Reply Anonymous February 3, 2016 at 12:38 pm

    Who took your photos here?? loving it!

  • Reply mybeautrip February 3, 2016 at 12:40 pm

    This floral dress is so beautiful!


  • Reply Unknown February 3, 2016 at 1:02 pm

    i love that you showed a way to style this with tights given how chilly SF can get 🙂 really cute dress!

  • Reply Alice F February 3, 2016 at 1:05 pm

    Just beautiful!
    xx Alice


  • Reply Carmi B February 3, 2016 at 1:46 pm

    Jean, the dress is gorgeous on you! Very spring like for those of us still stuck with the winter closet haha. Keep up the beautiful blog!

  • Reply Amadea Kristani February 3, 2016 at 2:06 pm

    Hi Jeanne!
    I was there in City Hall and I saw you, but I wasn't sure that it's you. I was too busy with my own photo shoot and when i turned back you were already gone. *stalker alert* =P
    The dress is lovely. I ended up buying the brigh pink one last year. I love the dress so much, but haven't got a chance to display it in public yet. I hope to do so soon!

  • Reply THE NEON FACTOR | Diana February 3, 2016 at 2:20 pm

    Love your dress, these photos are beautiful!

    || D I A N A ||

  • Reply Minau February 3, 2016 at 2:23 pm

    Lovely dress!

  • Reply Diana February 3, 2016 at 2:25 pm

    Gorgeous photography! So beautiful and I love your outfit! <3


  • Reply Cassie February 3, 2016 at 2:26 pm

    If it's post wedding weight gain, you're certainly not the only one 😉 That dress really is lovely though. Good thing you had an excuse to order another!

  • Reply Alice Che February 3, 2016 at 3:04 pm

    Beautiful! I live in the Bay Area, but I'm not sure I've ever actually been inside City Hall! It certainly is gorgeous.

  • Reply savorytouch February 3, 2016 at 5:52 pm

    I missed the detail about the belt on that boohoo wrap jacket in the previous post and the way you tied it around your waist here with that dress makes me like the jacket even more!

  • Reply Vera February 3, 2016 at 6:16 pm

    Beautiful look. Love the dress.

    Blonde in Cashmere

  • Reply Shira February 3, 2016 at 8:53 pm

    Such a beautiful print! I like it even more than last year's I think!


  • Reply Kahani February 3, 2016 at 9:11 pm

    Thank you so much for taking the time to show it with flats and tights! I've been obsessed by your blog for the last few months as I love your style and, being Asian and slight, you've introduced me to pieces I never thought would work for my build. My latest ASOS haul has been totally influenced by your style (tartan blanket scarf, check! Statement necklace, check!). Keep it up!

  • Reply Nicole E February 3, 2016 at 9:23 pm

    Such a gorgeous dress! I've never heard of the brand before but you're one of the bloggers I trust with honest reviews. Love how you paired them with the nude Rockstuds. Have you done a review on Rockstuds before? They're one of the shoes I've been debating on buying.


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  • Reply Sarah Murphy February 3, 2016 at 10:28 pm

    Love this — especially that gorgeous feminine coat!

    x Sarah

  • Reply Rachel February 4, 2016 at 12:59 am

    So chic and effortless!

  • Reply prudence yeo February 4, 2016 at 4:30 am

    The dress looks really pretty on you and the silhouette does look very suitable for petite ladies! Thanks for sharing!


  • Reply Anonymous February 4, 2016 at 7:55 am

    Hi Jean, love your blog! I have more of a general question for you – what are your thoughts on pairing brown shoes (of various shades such as camel) with black pants/tights? I skimmed your Instagram and noticed that you don't wear much black when it comes to bottoms. Thank you!

  • Reply Lauren Duncan February 4, 2016 at 12:31 pm

    Hi Jean, I love how you showed us how this dress looks with thights and black pumps, flats and also heels. Such a nice way of being able to see how the dress actually looks styled different ways! Love this dress on you! Xo


  • Reply winniemui February 4, 2016 at 1:42 pm

    Beautiful photos!! Who takes them for you when Nick is not around??

    Those shoes… *—–* would totally break my bank. Haha.

  • Reply Yana Kasekamp February 4, 2016 at 5:56 pm

    Beautiful dress. 🙂


  • Reply angelina February 4, 2016 at 10:14 pm

    I love how you always include details about fit, that's so useful! Thank you for sharing about ASOS too, I rarely find my size in clothes I really want – I'll have to keep checking!

    Angelina Is | Bloglovin'

  • Reply Ashley Arana February 4, 2016 at 11:05 pm

    Gorgeous outfit, absolutely love that dress! City Hall is one of the most beautiful buildings in the city!


  • Reply Trang Do February 5, 2016 at 12:55 am

    Gorgeous dress! You looks so pretty!
    Love from http://www.trangscorner.com {a lifestyle, fashion, beauty, and food blog}

  • Reply Deasy Noel February 5, 2016 at 1:03 am

    Beautiful photos! I am bummed I didn't get to visit when I was in town. The dress fits so well with the surrounding too ^_^


  • Reply Rachel February 5, 2016 at 3:48 am

    dress is amazing and you look gorgeous !


  • Reply BAMBI BOHO by Sylwia Badora February 5, 2016 at 7:25 am

    amazing look!

  • Reply Art Adorned February 5, 2016 at 12:33 pm

    love the dress it looks great with the coat, amazing outfit hon.

  • Reply Canissa Grant February 5, 2016 at 3:12 pm

    I am love with this post. I often have to find dress in petite sizes as well. I am glad to find a blog where I can find fashions in my size. Awesome.


  • Reply tellmeyblog.com February 7, 2016 at 8:27 am

    This dress definitely says spring!


  • Reply Esraa Bassiouny February 8, 2016 at 9:44 am

    I love this dress. This Valentino shoes are a number one item on any of my wish lists, hope to have it one day.

  • Reply LisaV February 8, 2016 at 9:48 am

    This is the perfect outfit for Valentines Day! I've included this outfit here:​

  • Reply Mimi Ho February 8, 2016 at 9:55 am

    Such a beautiful dress! I absolutely love the setting as well. A bit disappointed now that I didn't visit SF's city hall during my visit.


  • Reply AGNESE February 14, 2016 at 9:29 am

    Looking so amazing!! The dress is perfect!:)

    AGNESE from http://www.theblogness.com

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