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"August Wardrobe Remix [Day 8 of 31]": The Shirtdress

Dress – Tommy Hilfiger Pleated Front Navy Shirtdress (similar); Belt – borrowed from a dress purchased at Zulily.com (similar); Shoes – G.H. Bass & Co. Outlet Taupe Flats (old); Necklace – New York & Company (no longer in stock); Watch – Anne Klein White Ceramic Diamond Watch (from Macy’s)

This shirtdress has been hanging in the depths of my closet, ignored but not forgotten.  The reason I had been ignoring it is that the dress intimidated me…for two reasons – A) it isn’t as fitted as I would like, and B) I thought it would look like a frumpy old sack on me.  So it was easier to simply ignore it.

But this dress had haunted me and my closet for WAY too long.  
I had to wear it (otherwise I can’t justify the $20 I spent on it).

So the night before, I pulled it out of the recesses of my closet and hung it up front and center.  I went to bed thinking about this outfit, and how I would fashion my outfit similarly (but without the scarf, since it’s getting a bit warmer again).  In the morning, I fearlessly pulled the dress out of the closet, and put it on…adding a necklace…belt…and flats…

…and thus, this outfit was born!!  And I LOVE it!

I feel I need to apologize to my shirtdress…while it may not be “fitted” as I thought I wanted it to be, it definitely does NOT look like an old sack on me.  In fact…it looks…really nice!  I even receive a couple compliments today at work…apparently, it’s just the right amount of professional and “cute.”  

I’m sorry shirtdress…I should NEVER have doubted you!
As a side note, the dress is actually not as blue as the photos above would lead you to believe.  I don’t know what happened, but the shirtdress is actually THIS color.
This dress has officially become a staple I will revisit and remix into many future outfits. 
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…and now a little something extra…for your viewing pleasure…
In case you’re wondering how my photos come to be, here is the person who takes every single one of them (and what he does with my iPhone 5 in between shots).
And this guy usually joins us on our little photo sessions…
Aren’t they so cute??  I love them.

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