Review: J. Crew Belted Dress in Textured Herringbone.

This is the second dress I tried on when I was looking for something to wear to a work event (my review of the dress I ended up picking is here). As of this posting, the textured herringbone dress is on promo for 25% off with the code SHOPSALE. I also like the look of the matching tipped collarless jacket, however this is not currently part of the promo.

This particular dress appealed to me for a couple reasons: first, most of my work dresses are a thicker wool blend and not particularly spring/summer friendly. Second, the overall palette and cut of the dress seem basic enough to wear multiple ways in multiple contexts (e.g., on its own for warm summer days; layered with a blouse underneath or on top for work; with a Tippi sweater on top for cooler weather). Lastly, I have a thing for herringbone, so naturally, I had to check this out.

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Review: J. Crew Paneled Geometric Dress.

I recently ordered a couple of dresses to try on for an upcoming work function. This is my review of Dress #1: the paneled geometric dress. As of this posting, it is on promo for 30% off with the code SPRINGSTYLE. I was actually debating between this dress and the paneled pencil skirt, which is also currently on sale. Both have a really interesting mixture of patterns and figure-flattering panel details. But I tend to wear dresses more often than skirts to work these days, so that’s what I ultimately went with.

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GPS: What to Wear for a Winter Commute?

So, the recent snow storm got me thinking: What do professional working women wear when they have to shovel their cars out of snow (or trudge through snowy streets) in order to get to the office?

I’d never really given this predicament much thought before. I only started to commute to work last year (my office is about a 45-minute drive away from Philly), and the previous winter was pretty mild. I also had my S.O. around to help me clear out snow around my car in the evenings and mornings before work. However, he has been working in SoCal these past few months, so I’ve had to fend for myself this season.

Last Monday I spent about 2.5 hours the evening before work digging out a path for my car to get to the street. Sadly, when I woke up the next morning I quickly discovered that a plow had come through during the night and pushed all the snow back against my car! *ugh face palm*

Anyways, back to my initial question. If anyone knows of a blog post or discussion thread about this, please send it my way. I’d love to know how others have handled this stuff, because let’s be real– life (and snow/slush) is messy, and our real lives can’t always be beautifully curated for Pinterest/Instagram. In the meantime, here’s a recreation of 1) what I wore to shovel my car out of the snow last Tuesday, and 2) what I wore once I got to the office…

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