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One day at work, I saw a colleague wearing the exact same chiffon polka dot party dress that I own. She had styled it perfectly for the office, toning down the fanciness with a simple black cardigan. I never thought I would be able to pull off a dress like this as a work outfit, but her look inspired me to give it a try!
A cardi would have been too warm* when I wore this to work, so I went with a short-sleeve blazer. I added the silk chiffon scarf to cover the cleavage, since the v-neckline on the dress is a bit too low for my office comfort zone. I topped (or… bottomed) the look off with vintage-inspired shoes and simple pearl and silver jewelry.
The end result is still a bit on the fancy side, and I wouldn’t wear this to any big, important meetings, but it’s a wonderful fun look for a warm day when I have a ton of desk work to do.
* This outfit was from last summer! I photographed it months ago, so I just pulled it out of my photo stash. Sorry it’s not season-appropriate for most parts of the Northern hemisphere, but it’s another super-warm winter here in Southern California so I could actually probably wear this to work even now!
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