January 28, 2013

Today's Everyday Fashion: Baby Dedication




via Instagram

I wore this to church and lunch for a friend's baby dedication yesterday. I've had this dress and shoes for going on five years, but it felt new again by adding my most recent purchases - an ivory boucle jacket and pearl-like bib necklace. I joked that this was my best first lady look, although the purse and chunky watch kept it young and modern. Would this look work in your everyday life?

Dress: Banana Republic, old
Jacket: Zara, $40 (similar, similarsimilar, similar)
Necklace: My Stella & Dot website, $118
Shoes: Banana Republic, $50 (similar, similar, similar)
Watch: Michael Kors, family gift
Purse: Michael Kors, Santa
Rings: My Stella & Dot website 1, 2
Bracelets: My Stella & Dot website 1, 2, 3, 4

Jessica Simpson / Forever 21 / Calvin Klein / Kohl's
Banana Republic / Calvin Klein / Adrianna Papell / Maggy London

47 comments:

  1. Super structured dress! I am looking to get this dress it's a bit structured need a bit of styling advice..I am stuck in the accessories department because of the dresse's neckline...


    http://www.zara.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/product/us/en/zara-us-W2012-s/350519/1138072/DRESS%20BACK%20ZIPPERxo Cassyhttp://theworkette.blogspot.com/

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  2. I would definitely wear this dress!  It's just right to keep as a closet staple, perfect for adding trendy pieces to keep it fresh and young!

    brenna
     

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  3. The dress is beautiful and versatile! Love it with the Stella & Dot!
    -Alexandra
    Www.rhymeswithfashion.com

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  4. Love this look! This is basically what I wear most days, though a bit longer on the dress length.

    I just bought a blue super 120's jacket from J Crew and can't wait to incorporate it into my wardrobe. 

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  5. great dress, and I love the jacket. I would totally wear it.

    xo
    http://pinksole.com

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  6. I absolutely love this look.  It is very classy and pulled together.  Beautiful blazer!  Heather

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  7. When I first saw this headline I thought you were making an announcement ;) I got pretty pumped to see how you'd start rocking maternity. Either way, this outfit is lovely!  

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  8. I could definitely imagine this outfit for a semi formal event like a nice breakfast or banquet, appropriate for the baby dedication. Very nice necklace definitely adds a little something to the simple dress.

    http://emmastyleguide.blogspot.com/

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  9. Love the new necklace.  I have a few things that are over a year old and it's really cool to be able to mix it up and make it feel new again with a jacket or shoes or a necklace!  Love this look!

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  10. love your bag and jacket. this dress is totally a staple.
    kw Ladies in Navy

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  11. I love this outfit... would be wonderful for work for me!

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  12. What a gorgeous and simple look!! Once I'm done with school I'm sure this would work just swimmingly in my every-day-life :)









    Cassie
    thriftthick.blogspot.com 

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  13. Love the dress. So versatile.

    Agi:)

    vodkainfusedlemonade.wordpress.com

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  14. 2nd Zara jacket I love that I've seen on your blog! I think you can't go wrong with their blazers. Great dress/outfit - and love that it's an "old" dress and that you can still wear. Some things are just worth investing in!

    -FashionEdible
    http://fashionedible.blogspot.com

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  15. I love that outfit! The gray and pearl color combination is so elegant. This is an outfit that would definitely fit into my everyday life.

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  16. This is my favorite dressy outfit you've worn. So classic. Love everything about the look!

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  17. Love the tweed jacket addition to this look, so fresh & lady like.

    LindsayLindsayJEveryday.blogspot.com

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  18. I love this look.  Sometimes classics pieces like this are just such staples that you'd be silly not to wear these looks all the time.  I definitely love how you added the ivory jacket- so chic!
    Happy Monday!

    Clare

    Understated
    Classics

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  19. I adore that dress! So sad it's not available anymore.

    www.coutureandcarbs.com

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  20. This is probably my favorite outfit you've ever blogged!

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  21. I love this look for a baby dedication however I love color so I probably would have added a bright belt or brighter necklace but that's just my personal style! Still love the outfit though =)

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  22. I love this look on you -- and it's so classic so it will never go out of style! xo

    http://allthingsprettyandlittle.blogspot.com/

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  23. fifty shades od grey dress :) stunning! Your necklace is adorable!

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  24. I love this simple look!  Your necklace and jacket are fabulous and really makes the outfit fresh and new.  =)


    Avec Amber

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  25. The neutral tones look fabulous with your skin tone! Another great outfit. 

    xoxo
    Erin 

    www.thefashioncanvas.com

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  26. Love that look!  I've had a pink boucle jacket sitting in my closet for years and now I'm going to have to bust it out.  Totally never thought to pair it with a sheath!

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  27. Love this look! Its so classy and would look great with a sequined blazer on top for a night out!

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  28. I love neutral dresses like this with colored cardigans or blazers.  Throw in some colored belts, to add some variety.

    http://stylishsass.blogspot.com

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  29. That dress is SO classic and fits you like a glove! I love it with the necklace. I have on an old dress from BR in my blog post today too! I made it feel new with a (kinda) new scarf. 

    -AJ
    FitTravelerAJ.blogspot.com

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  30. That dress is AMAZING!  It fits you so well and doesn't look five years old at all!  Looks like you bought it yesterday. xD

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  31. You look so polished and put-together! I can't give you kudos enough for this one. Love it! So classy.
    W

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  32. I want this dress - gray is the new black right?

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  33. I have this dress and absolutely love it!!  I've never thought of wearing it with a jacket - thanks for the inspiration!  

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  34. Proof that a great classic dress doesn't go out of style!  I love this look.  I think it would look great with a brightly colored jacket or accessories as well.

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  35. Boucle'~~(even though it's sometimes, not often, used for men's jackets/blazers)~~simply seems to be far more popular with women............ and it's sure easy to see why, too!!    Women's boucle' jackets look like they give "structure and presence" to just about any outfit............ yet they're also *so wonderfully feminine*, too!!

    Since your Stella & Dot Fiona Bib Necklace, with 4-of-the-8 ivory epoxy segments............ (i.e., or "resin slabs," as they're called in the Website Video!!)............ are bezel-set in plain goldtone............ and the remaining 4 segments are bezel-set with (gorgeous!!) *CRYSTAL PAVE' * detailing............ does that then mean, J., that you can wear the necklace "all First Lady -like" (as you've very beautifully done here!!)............ and also maybe just casually to highlight it's plain "resin slabs" (haha!!);  and (rocker chic!!) O-link chain, too??
                                      

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  36. Lovely! Chic but appropriate, perfect for a gathering like that. I would definitely wear something like this to work. It's also very classic and Kate Middleton-esque :)
    xx, Emily
    http://soanthro.com

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  37. Love this neutral combo! I would love to have that jacket. When I look for jackets like that, they are always so boxy. And your necklace is stunning!

    XO Samantha
    http://designerinteal.blogspot.com

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  38. Dear J,
    THIS IS THE MOST STYLISH, MOST CHIC OUTFIT OF YOURS!  I love it! (And I'll copy it :-)  )
    Love: Timi

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  39.  I agree...this is The Perfect Dress..and The Perfect Jacket, The Perfect Necklace, The Perfect Pumps, The Perfect Colors. I LOVE this outfit. :-)

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  40. So pretty!  I love how the necklace looks against such a simple yet elegant dress.  One of my faves!

    Alice
    www.happinessatmidlife.com

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  41. This outfit is perfect! Theses party dresses are so nice.

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