Elegant crepe dress + Dyson hair sale

Nordstrom theory crepe dress holiday style
Theory dress 00 (sale info below), similar boots (love these in 5.5), Wolford tights xs, Uniqlo coat (reviewed here), Celine sunglasses, Chanel small flap

Thank you to Nordstrom for partnering on this post.

My love for Theory dates back to before I started this blog, and I still can’t resist a good minimalist, tailored piece by the brand. This crepe dress looked underwhelming (and unusually styled) online, but when I came across it in store I was drawn to how perfectly simple yet sophisticated it is. I took a piece of velvet ribbon from a gift box and tied it around the neck, and loved the resulting look for the holidays!

This dress currently appears full price at Nordstrom but on final sale for a great deal over at Theory’s own website under “roll neck dress”. I prefer to shop with Nordies’ customer service / better return policies when possible, so I bought this through Nordstrom and got an easy price match to Theory afterward using this price adjustment form – the same size and color just needs to be stocked in order to price match.

I also wanted to mention a good deal at Nordstrom that I took advantage of – if you log into your online account (free to join), you can use code NORDYCLUB20 to get 20% off several Dyson hair tools. My mom uses the Airwrap every single hair wash after getting it a few Christmases ago, and I was able to grab the hairdryer with this discount as a gift for a good friend.

Nordstrom classic black white theory dress chanel small flap

This dress in both black and white is one of those pieces that would serve as a timeless 4-season foundation staple. The crepe fabric feels good quality with a full lining. The dress has arm coverage, is comfortable and forgiving (non-fitted at the midsection) and can pair easily under blazers, cardigans and coats. It looks indecently short on the model, but is a pretty good length for petites. It’s a true shift style, so the cut is straight along the sides and is a looser fit on me throughout. Here’s how it looks without the ribbon I added:

theory crepe mock neck mini dress petite workwear
Theory dress 00, Saint Laurent heels (old), Cafune bag c/o
Nordstrom theory white shift dress classic petite style
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  1. Sarah Davis wrote:

    Hi! I tried using the Nordstrom code but it only seems to apply to the curly + coils version of the airwrap – do you have another code for the normal airwrap?

    Posted 1.30.24 Reply
    • Extra Petite wrote:

      Hi Sarah! Unfortunately the code is from last Christmas, so unfortunately it’s no longer valid.

      Posted 1.31.24 Reply
  2. Esyu wrote:

    I love the addition of the ribbon. Perfectly styled.

    Posted 12.23.23 Reply
    • Extra Petite wrote:

      Thank you so much! Such a fun accessory to add:)

      Posted 1.2.24 Reply
  3. Anonymous wrote:

    ohh I really like this! I love how you made a minimalist style something special with the black tie! such a nice holiday outfit idea

    Posted 12.20.23 Reply
    • Extra Petite wrote:

      Thank you so much! I hope you had a wonderful holiday.

      Posted 1.2.24 Reply

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