Classic Shirtdress

[Chelsae Anne | Photographer]

WEARING -> DRESS, HEELS, BAG (similar), SUNNIES (similar), WATCH, EARRINGS: Nordstrom

I’m BACK! Back in beautiful, beautiful Florida. I’ve been in Dallas the past four days attending a blogger conference called #rStheCon. From brand meetings to classes on ways I can grow + expand my blog to cocktail parties and late night dinners with (new and old) friends, it’s been a whirlwind. I’m wiped out. So much in fact, that I’ve completely lost my voice. Not sure if it’s from allergies or exhaustion? Or the copious amounts of champagne all weekend? Either way, I need some serious rest.

This week I’m going on a staycation to the Palms Hotel & Resort in Miami Beach. Talk about perfect timing?! I plan to unplug, soak up some sunshine and visit my friends in Miami. I’ve only been to the property once for dinner so I’m excited to finally experience the hotel. My friends say great things about it. Should be fun! Hopefully the rain clears up.

But enough about that. Let’s chat style.

Today I’m wearing an Elizabeth and James classic shirtdress from Nordstrom with Christian Louboutin ‘So Kate’ nude heels, a Saint Laurant baby tote (similar here) with vintage-inspired sunnies and a few accessories, like a Larsson & Jennings gold watch and pompom earrings.

I loved this dress the second I tried it on. I knew I would. Elizabeth and James runs small (a great brand for petites) and tends to be very flattering on most women. So I bought it. Rushed home. Jumped back into it. Ran into my closet. And froze.

How on earth do I style it?

It’s so simple. Versatile. Can be worn with gladiator sandals. Sneakers. Heels. Over a swimsuit. With a sunhat. What direction do I take?

Whenever this happens to me, I think of two things.

First, color. What colors compliment white? Not just any shade of white. A vanilla bean white. Cue: light pinks and warm nudes.

Second, theme. Where will I wear this dress? Most likely, Palm Beach. Where homes are gorgeous and the ladies are glamourous. Cue: designer heels + designer bag.

Had it been Mexico, I would have styled it with a straw tote + slides. New York? Black loafers + structured tote with statement sunglasses. LA? Denim jacket + white sneakers. Paris? Red lipstick + trench coat. Florence? Striped sweater + cute sun hat. You get the gist.

Shop today’s look from Nordstrom – thanks for stopping by! I’m off to bed.

Xo, Stephanie

[Thank you Nordstrom for sponsoring this post.]

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