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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  2. AGNESE wrote:

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

    AGNESE from http://www.theblogness.com

    Posted 2.14.16 Reply
  3. Mimi Ho wrote:

    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.


    Posted 2.8.16 Reply
  4. LisaV wrote:

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

    Posted 2.8.16 Reply
  5. I love this dress. This Valentino shoes are a number one item on any of my wish lists, hope to have it one day.

    Posted 2.8.16 Reply
  6. This dress definitely says spring!


    Posted 2.7.16 Reply
  7. 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.


    Posted 2.5.16 Reply
  8. love the dress it looks great with the coat, amazing outfit hon.

    Posted 2.5.16 Reply
  9. amazing look!

    Posted 2.5.16 Reply
  10. Rachel wrote:

    dress is amazing and you look gorgeous !


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  11. Deasy Noel wrote:

    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 ^_^


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  12. Trang Do wrote:

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

    Posted 2.5.16 Reply
  13. Gorgeous outfit, absolutely love that dress! City Hall is one of the most beautiful buildings in the city!


    Posted 2.4.16 Reply
  14. angelina wrote:

    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'

    Posted 2.4.16 Reply
  15. Beautiful dress. 🙂


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  16. winniemui wrote:

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

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

    Posted 2.4.16 Reply
  17. 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


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  18. Anonymous wrote:

    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!

    Posted 2.4.16 Reply
  19. The dress looks really pretty on you and the silhouette does look very suitable for petite ladies! Thanks for sharing!


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  20. Rachel wrote:

    So chic and effortless!

    Posted 2.4.16 Reply
  21. Love this — especially that gorgeous feminine coat!

    x Sarah

    Posted 2.3.16 Reply
  22. Nicole E wrote:

    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.


    COFFEESLAG Car Essentials

    Posted 2.3.16 Reply
  23. Kahani wrote:

    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!

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  24. Shira wrote:

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


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  25. Vera wrote:

    Beautiful look. Love the dress.

    Blonde in Cashmere

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  26. 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!

    Posted 2.3.16 Reply
  27. Alice Che wrote:

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

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  28. Cassie wrote:

    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!

    Posted 2.3.16 Reply
  29. Diana wrote:

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


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  30. Minau wrote:

    Lovely dress!

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  31. Love your dress, these photos are beautiful!

    || D I A N A ||

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  32. 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!

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  33. Carmi B wrote:

    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!

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  34. Alice F wrote:

    Just beautiful!
    xx Alice


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  35. Unknown wrote:

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

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  36. mybeautrip wrote:

    This floral dress is so beautiful!


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  37. Anonymous wrote:

    Who took your photos here?? loving it!

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  38. Ana Mari wrote:

    lovely dress and shoes:)

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  39. Valeri wrote:

    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

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

    Lifestyle by Joules

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  41. Keri H wrote:

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

    Enclothed Cognition/Bloglovin

    Posted 2.3.16 Reply
  42. Linda Tran wrote:

    Such a cute outfit and amazing photos!!


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  43. Sasa Zoe wrote:

    Beautiful, babe! Love your dress<3

    Shall We Sasa

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

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