Shirtdress Style

Since I've been talking about staple wardrobe items a bit this week, I thought I would mention another one of my favorites: the shirt dress.  You've seen my navy one that I just absolutely adore here (one of my younger followers told me that I had a "sick amount of notes on tumblr"... sounds cool, but I don't even know what that means!  ahhh!), and I've got a couple more from Banana and Calvin Klein that I have had for many years that still live in my closet. I find it hard to toss my shirt dresses in the donation pile because I feel like I can always reinvent them in some way.  Although they are great alone, I love to layer shirt dresses with jackets, cardigans, other shirts, contrasting belts and fun shoes.  They can be worn on workdays or weekends (you see how I did that? I'm so clever... psssshhh!) and will weather all seasons.

It actually got below 100 degrees here last week and I took a temperature risk with a light layer.  I love love love the color of this dress that I picked up at J.Crew a few weeks back and I think the stripes give it a fun punch.  My inspiration came from this pin via WhoWhatWear.

Speaking of Pinterest, I'm a total psycho about  it and am on the brink of needing medication, but that's another post all on its own...

Dress: J.Crew and love this one because denim is so versatile!
Tee: H&M the girl's hair on this link freaks me out!
Heels: Steve Madden
iPhone Case: Kate Spade
Necklace: J.Crew, West Avenue via Max and Chloe
Bracelets: J.Crew, vintage Hermes


  1. Love the stripes under the pink! And the touch of leopard is gorgeous!

  2. So cute! Love the layering.

    xo Emily

  3. I am all in on the layers! So cute and I love the leopard with it to!

  4. I LOVE this! The layering is so cute, never would have thought to pair a tee under a shirt-dress like this. Great idea!

  5. Loving the striped tee underneath Sarah!
    And I had to laugh at the 'sick amount of notes' part... I thought I was pretty down with the kids but someone commented on my Facebook post the other day that my Zara jacket was FTW..... no idea what that meant so had to ask google!
    ('For the Win' apparently.... still don't really get it but I gather it must be good lol!)