The Shift Dress + Leather Coat

I have a traditional office job where business casual is required. I’m actually happy that this is the case because at my previous job, it was business professional (suits or at least blazers on most days). This is actually the ideal dress code for me because it allows me to play around with clothes that I can wear. Modest for work and a rebel on the weekends. However, it is because of my traditional office job that I have a lot of dresses. As a child, I HATED wearing dress, skirts anything that required showing my legs. As an adult, I can’t get enough of dresses. The dress is THE easiest item of clothing to throw on in the morning when you only have 5 minutes to spare. It’s also the easiest item to transition to from day to night without even trying too much. It’s no secret, I choose dresses over any item of clothing.

Outfit Details 

This is one of those outfits that took me 5 minutes to put together. I love burgundy and animal print together, especially anything leopard pint. I wanted to wear my hair down for this outfit but I wanted that extra “wow” factor so I accessorized with a wool hat. It was the perfect replacement to sunglasses. Weird Fact: My eyes are SUPER sensitive to sunlight so that is why 99% of my outfit posts feature me wearing sunnies. It was a bit cold this day so I wore this beautiful black leather coat and carried on with my black brooks brothers bag.

Dress: Ann Taylor, Goodwill: $5.00 // Bag: Brooks Brothers, thrift store: $5.00 // Hat: Wool, No Brand listed, Goodwill: $2.00 // Leather Coat: The Limited, gifted. // Total thrift: $12.00


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The Limited Leather Coat, similar here

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Ann Taylor Shoulder Shift Dress, similar here 

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Wool Floppy Hat, similar here

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Ann Taylor Shoulder Shift Dress, similar here

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Steve Madden Leopard Ankle Strap Heels, similar here and Brooks Brother Leather Satchel, similar here

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Double Breasted Vest Dress

Try saying that title 5 times fast! Every now and then, I’ll find something at the thrift store that will make me jump from excitement. This is one of those pieces that I feel like I’m not worthy of, LOL. This is a beautiful Emanuel Ungaro masterpiece that I happened to have stumbled across in the “dark section” of the thrift store. This is the section that most people skip because the things that are there are deemed too “unfashionable” or outdated and it’s not worth the hassle. Well, I am the girl that goes to the thrift store and spends 5 hours going through every section hoping to find that masterpiece. *Full disclosure*, I don’t recommend anyone spending that much time at any store, I just have a problem. LOL!

Blazers, blazer dresses and vest dresses are having a huge moment right now. I think we can thank Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex for this as she has worn blazers dresses more than once now. It is definitely having an “IT” moment.

Outfit Details

Originally I was going to wear this vest dress with a bodysuit but I did not like how the one that I have looked. I still want to wear it with a bodysuit, so look out for that post as soon as I find one. Thankfully, it was one of those warm fall days so I was able to get away without something underneath. I really wanted to keep this outfit minimalistic so I styled it with a pair of silver H&M heels and a black Brooks Brothers bag. I finished out with my sleek “chocolate swirl” ponytails, my go-to sunglass and a pair of navy/silver/black drop earrings.

This entire outfit was purchased at the thrift store.

Double Breasted Vest Dress: Emanuel Ungaro $6:00 // Brooks Brothers Bag: $4.00 // H&M Silver Heels: $5.00 // Thrifted Total: $15.00


 

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Emanuel Ungaro Double Breasted Vest Dress, similar here

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H&M Silver Heels, similar here and Brooks Brother Leather Bag, similar here

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Emanuel Ungaro Double Breasted Vest Dress, similar here

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Emanuel Ungaro Double Breasted Vest Dress, similar here

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