Business Casual?



Argh. I am not a fan of dress codes especially the popular business casual. What does that even mean? What I do know is that I need a look for an upcoming event that is sleek, professional, comfortable, and that will transition from day sessions to an evening reception. With such an extensive list of needs, the only conclusion could be I need something new, right?

After scouting a few looks, a JAX Sleeveless Printed Jacquard Dress stood out to me as it satisfied all the requirements. But, before making a special purchase just for this event, I decided to explore options in my wardrobe first. I found this classic sheath dress with updated features like puff sleeves, and a buttoned down front. Could it be versatile enough for this event? I think so.
Dress—Tahari via Marshalls Belt—The Limited Shoes—Tahari via Marshalls
P.S. I might still get that JAX dress in the near future though 馃檪

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24 Comments

  1. August 19, 2008 / 4:21 pm

    I like it…looks better belted.

  2. August 19, 2008 / 4:51 pm

    I’m also a rebel with business dress codes, but not much of social dress codes.

    I think you’ll look terrific!!!!

    Going to check th other dress….

    xoxo

  3. August 19, 2008 / 5:21 pm

    cool i’ve added you!xx

  4. August 19, 2008 / 6:11 pm

    Luuuurve that dress! I really like the Tahari brand.

  5. August 19, 2008 / 7:14 pm

    Love this dress a lot, especially with the belt. I need to find something like that. Excellent buy!

  6. August 19, 2008 / 7:41 pm

    Again…Lurve this dress and the way you’ve styled it. I think it will work very well as a transitional outfit. The other dress is very you as well. If and when you decide to get it, I can’t wait to see how you “Psyche it up”. ;O)

  7. August 19, 2008 / 9:53 pm

    Totally love the shoes. I’ve just had to have a funeral for my t-strap peep toes…oh thanks for posting.

    Oh, and the dress is cute belted.

    *off to Marshalls.

  8. August 19, 2008 / 10:16 pm

    This is one of your pieces I envy. You are such a smart shopper and brilliant dresser.

  9. August 19, 2008 / 11:53 pm

    The addition of the belt takes this dress out of the everyday realm. Nicely done. I remember this one from an earlier post.

    I like the JAX dress: it’s a classic you can use forever. Perfect silhouette for your shape, too.

  10. August 20, 2008 / 2:42 am

    This is a cool dress. The print is eye catching as well. The belt also is a nice addition to the entire look.

  11. August 20, 2008 / 3:37 pm

    Your dress is beautiful, styled with the belt it can go from workday to evening. It looks really good on you!

  12. August 20, 2008 / 7:20 pm

    you are fabuloous and the belt really fits great the outfit!

    a kiss!!!

  13. August 20, 2008 / 11:00 pm

    oh, i definitely think that works. as i like it belted and think that it looks great unbelted as well…sweet and innocent 馃榾

    cute shoes, too.

  14. August 21, 2008 / 8:01 am

    Such a lovely dress! I really need to get some great work-appropriate dresses because I hate the boring uniform look.

  15. August 21, 2008 / 10:36 am

    Perfect…I wish I still had the need for an outfit that would take me from day-to-night.

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  18. August 27, 2008 / 6:25 pm

    I love this look especially with the wide belt

  19. September 14, 2008 / 10:03 pm

    I think you look fabulous in it and that it should fit business casual.