modern frills.



H&M classic blazer | (c/o) Love ottoman fitted dress | Zara leather messenger bag | F21 rope necklace | Zara suede basic heels

A couple days ago I wore this outfit to work. It always delights me to have items envelope my closet that are classic and practical. I am pretty enamored with this lady-like dress that was sent to me by Love. It is by far one of my most treasured dresses. The color is so spring ready and the silhouette is timeless, both pluses in my book. The frill detail at the waist is the cherry on top. And these heels? You will definitely be seeing them more often. They pretty much flawlessly pair with everything I own to wear to the office. I am elated that winter has tapered off and girls are able to bring their open-toed shoes out from hibernation. Warmer weather and vivid colors sure seem to have a profound effect on brightening up the corporate world.

       




156 darling comments:

MELISSA said...

stunning look

TINACIOUS ME said...

these zara heels are so lovely! they go well with anything!
xo, Tina
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Sara said...

your shoes are to DIE for! i love your outfit! so sophisticated and chic!

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HeyDahye said...

Love this outfit! The ruffle is the perfect touch. Great shoes, too.

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Fashion Addict said...

Absolutely stunning! Love this color on you and those shoes are definitely to die for. :)
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Camelia said...

That dress is so lovely! So flattering and feminine but it's still professional looking. You have such a gorgeous sense of style.

Aline said...

love this classic look, you look great!!!

I Z A B E L A said...

what a sweet dress! very feminine yet modern. i also adore your necklace very much!


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~Jeimy~ said...

love the dress !!

Living in Color said...

Very pretty, Jamie- loving the color on you!
xo, elle from Living in Color.

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maggie said...

Love your dress! So classy, and just perfect for Spring! <3

xx maggie
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In a Dolly's World said...

So professional and chic! Adorable dress and I love the embellished touch of the necklace! :)

LyddieGal said...

Cute as ever! I'm totally loving your necklace!
Chic on the Cheap

Perpetuity said...

Beautiful dress and I've been lusting after those Zara heels...sold out of my size:(

~Heather

Shannon said...

I love how chic, classy, classic and practical this look is. You look lovely. I've really been considering getting those sandals...they are perfect.


- Shannon
www.shannonsometimes.com

FRANKIE HEARTS FASHION said...

Such a great dress and it's paired perfectly with those heels! xo www.frankieheartsfashion.com

Michelle said...

Wow! you look so nice and chic. I love this professional look. The dress has a nice fit on you!

Shervins World said...

SOO GOOD! this is just an awesome display of fashion and photography!!

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Suzie Q said...

I love the dress and the necklace! Your outfit is just perfectly put together! =)

xoxo,
Suzie Q
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Alice said...

So lovely dress! Classic outfit:)

Hugs from Finland,

- Alice

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Natali said...

Elegant, simple and sophisticated! Great outfit!

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heartfromcosmetics said...

The oufit is gorgeous :). I love your shoes and this is very sophisticated And elegant :)

Mary said...

LOVE THAT SANDALS !!!



ESSENTIAL AND GREAT LOOK BABY!!!

:)

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Steph C. said...

Lovin the little peplum flare!!

xx
-S

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Please may I? said...

Such a stunning look. The dress is beautiful both in style and colour. As for the shoes, well, whats not to like! Like you say they would go with everything.

X x

The Fashion Lookout said...

LOVE, that colour is gorgeous!

Courtney said...

This outfit is amazing, the dress looks fabulous on you and the colour is perfect for the Spring/Summer! xx

Ms Jelena said...

Gorgeous as always :)

xx

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marina miouprincess said...

lovely outfit! simple and elegant!
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Twins said...

Working fashion GIRL!!
LOVE IT!!!

Love from Monaco xx

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Lola said...

sophisticated look! You look beaut X

Judith Huls said...

LOVE your style! XO

GirlieBlogger@Seattle Beauty and Fashion Blog said...

That dress is a perfect fit. Bet you were the best dressed gal at work.

Ginger Pickle said...

This is a beautiful coloured dress and the frill just adds that little touch of glam :-)

Ginger Pickle ♥

x

Joie De Vivre said...

So pretty! The dress fits you beautifully! xx

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Fashion is for idiots [like us] said...

So ladylike & beautiful..!
Great Look Jamie! :)
x

fashion is for idiots [like us]

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MarieAntoinette said...

so stunning.! <3

eM Ieva said...

Wow!!! Nice dress and Zara heels :)

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x Mr Brightside x said...

u look marvellous <3

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Heather said...

I love how modern the dress is but still classic at the same time. There really is nothing like having that dress that is practical and works for almost every occasion. I believe every woman needs a dress like that hanging in their closet.

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Lace and Tulle said...

I love your dress!!! I adore the peplum detail that was kept to a minimum!

Audrey Renee said...

Sophisticated, yet flirty!!

Love it.

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Christina said...

You look amazing! I love the dress and heels :)

Francesca Giusti said...

love this look and also your blog! It's so nice!!! I follow you!
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Cylia said...

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Sarah Stright said...

You look so classic and beautiful.
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Megha Varshini said...

love the color of the dress
megha
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lipoooo said...

beautiful ! :)


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Maggie said...

Love your sandals and necklace!

two birds said...

what a beautiful dress on you! this is a perfect and timeless outfit, and perfect for a professional setting!

missbebedoll said...

Oh myyyy.. lovely look and photos!!! :D you look gorgeous too!!!! *thumbs up on this! <3

xoxo, http://bebe-doll.net <3

Dana said...

What a fabulous look!! Love the color of the dresss..and I want those heels!

xo
Dana

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Tuesday Chronicles said...

Love this look! the color and the frills are so Spring-y yet classic

xoxo,
Maritess
www.tuesdaychronicles.com

GRACE said...

super cute shoes. tons of peeps are wearing them now & you're doing a fantastic job styling with them~

anurbanexplorer said...

stunning classic chic look! I have those zara sandals as well and they are my favorite in the shoe closet right now <3


XOXOJOANNIE
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Steffys Pros and Cons said...

gorgeous heels and i love the lavender dress!

Xo,
steffy
Steffys Pros and Cons

Catie said...

I LOVE IT , LOOKS SO ELEGANT.

Refleksja said...

WOW! Amazing dress!

Nty n J said...

Love the dress
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Rouge Ratings said...

Class to the MAX
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DiamondsandTulle said...

Wow! These must be the shoes of the season! I've seen it 3xs already today! They are killer! And I love the little peplum ruffle on your dress!

xx Vivian @ http://diamondsandtulle.blogspot.com

I Art Fashion said...

I agree, very lady like
Looks amazing on you

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Sophie Loloi said...

such a clean cut sophisticated outfit! you wear it perfectly!


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el_martina said...

very pretty look and I love your shoes!!!

Vicki said...

such a pretty outfit!! love the grey tones! :) xx

Helena said...

Amazing outfit!
The dress is beautiful :)

XOXO
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fashiongamble said...

what a cute lok!

Ida said...

That dress is lovely! I can definitely see why you cherish it so much. :) *needs*

Spoonful Of Diamonds said...

love the ruffle! its kind of like a subdued peplum dress look? so chic


xx



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michelle_ said...

this is a very great ladylike outfit !
i love the peplum details !

GLISTERS AND BLISTERS

6 o'clock Inspiration said...

Love this adorable outfit!!
The dress looks amazing on you and I love the heels!!
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Honey Badger said...

Those shoes are pretty amazing, as is the dress!


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craycraystyle said...

Omg I swear you have like the cutest smile! I have similar shoes like that I wore them like once? I can't walk in them too long. Just curious about how long you make out in them?

-Eileen

http://craycraystyle.blogspot.com/

Amanda Chic said...

I love this lady like style. You look elegant and beautiful.

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Alela Sirah said...

I love these shoes!!! They are perfect!
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Lubna said...

That dress looks great on you! What a lovely outfit as a whole :)

Lubna
ELLE VOX

Mery of the style said...

Hello happy day..
Fantastic your outfit is beautiful dress.
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Anna C said...

love your elegant look!
the heels are awesome!
kisses,


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Ri(t)ch Styles said...

Gorgeous! The dress is fab and the neckpiece is stunning!

xoxoxo
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TrendsInLife said...

I love your shoes :)

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The Golden Girls said...

INCREDIBLE dress! you look phenomenal! xx,
The Golden Girls

Zweiteiler said...

beautiful. I love these heels.

crystal

thewildcherry said...

You look like a princess!!

xx,
Anna
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Egle said...

those heels are perfect!
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Dora Marotta said...

I love your look! I'm your new follower! Kisses!

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Dora Marotta said...

I love your look! I'm your new follower! Kisses!

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Sandy a la Mode said...

i've been eyeing those shoes in the colored version!!

Timeless is more said...

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Nancy said...

that dress fits you like a glove! It looks great on you...and I love how simple the overall look is but still chic. =)
xo,
nancy

Ola said...

looking beautiful!
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Sandra - If it comes in pink said...

I love your face, so pretty!

Chloë said...

love your necklace!!xx

Chloë said...

love your necklace!!xx

eloiselabetise said...

Beautiful outfit! So simple yet so sophisticated! I love your dress and your shoes! xxx

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eloiselabetise said...

Beautiful outfit! So simple yet so sophisticated! I love your dress and your shoes! xxx

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FashionFlirt said...

Love your dress! :)

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kiss, Jasmin

Phuong said...

the dress looks stunning on you Jamie, so beautiful!

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Phuong said...

the dress looks stunning on you Jamie, so beautiful!

Travel in Style

CeCe & NuNu said...

amazing dress <3

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e m e. said...

you're so cute!!
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Stella said...

Nice look!

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madzia said...

you look very nice and smart :)
great shoes :)

ELIZABETHGRACIE said...

Hiya! This dress looks amazing on you, you're stunning!

Really love you're blog too!

Yours, Elizabeth.

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Mei めい said...

nice dress ! :)

mirel said...

Love your heels and necklace! amazing blog:)
kisses!

Pearl Westwood said...

So chic!

Kaisa said...

You look so chic! I love those black heels!

Mandy said...

That peplum dress is just perfection! Exactly what I would love to be wearing to work right now!

Your blog is gorgeous and all your images are absolutely beautiful! Your style is impeccable too. :)

Hope you are having the prettiest weekend!

<3 Mandy xx
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Mandy said...

That peplum dress is just perfection! Exactly what I would love to be wearing to work right now!

Your blog is gorgeous and all your images are absolutely beautiful! Your style is impeccable too. :)

Hope you are having the prettiest weekend!

<3 Mandy xx
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J. said...

You look amazing:)

Sabrina said...

beautiful outfit!!!

Stylist Steph said...

You look amazing! I love your dress, shoes and necklace!!

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Don't Think Twice said...

sweet, chic and PERFECT!!! ♡♡♡

XOXOXO

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Love that mini peplum detail!

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Kristen said...

lady-like is definitely the word to describe that dress! i love the color

Deasy said...

I'm enjoying your shoes. So fragile-looking! <3

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Styleclouds said...

Stunning! The dress is beautiful and I love the shoes! xo, Christina

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Rowan Reiding said...

WOW, girl! You look so damn beautiful! That dress looks so great on you and those heels are divine!


Love,

Rowan

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Molly ♥ said...

So beautiful, I love the dress.

Melissa said...

these shoes are really amazing!

xx

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Daisy said...

You look lovely !

GlamorousGirl said...

cute!!!

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ylenia said...

Love the touch of mint of the nailpolish =)
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bykristine said...

VERY elegant! Items that are practical AND pretty are the ones I keep forever.

Ziu Ziu said...

OMG you´re the elegance in person!
i love your shoes :)

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world on high heels said...

awesome! i love the dress!


xx

Ada said...

Nice, glamour outfit!

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Miss Woody said...

<3

Ali S. said...

I like the outfit! ;)

Constance said...

Stunning!

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x

Constance Murphy said...

Gorgeous! Love it!

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Marcela Jezkova said...

i love this outfit and your heels...very very nice..M*

Nazlı B said...

nice blog <3 <3

Theonlyfashionprincess said...

you look classic and so elegant. The sandals are the best ones EVER x

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thekellytang said...

Beyond gorgeous, I love that dress! :)

<3 Kelly

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sleepandwater said...

Such a sophisticated outfit, I love the colour and cut of the dress.

lauren said...

j'adore this look. absolutely beautiful. i love the color of the dress. this is all so chic.

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The Fashionable ESQ said...

Beautiful.
Those shoes are something else.

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Jamie Rose said...

You look so classy and professional! That dress is awesome. Such a pretty color.

devil's in the detail. said...

loving those heels!

Theblackshortdress said...

nice look

Adrianna Traxler said...

i love how this can be worn in a work setting and it's done in neutral colors yet it stands out so much! I really love this look!!

Melanie said...

Nice dress :)

Love,
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