Daily Archives: July 5, 2012

Maxi Heat, Maxi Dress

Office Appropriate Outfits - Summer

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Blouse – Express | Dress – New York & Co | Necklace – The Limited | Earrings – Holly Yashi | Sandals – The Limited

It’s another day of 100 degree temperatures.  So why in the world am I wearing a long black dress and a long-sleeved shirt?

Something about a long dress like this is actually quite cool.  It’s actually perfect for a hot day when you’ll be spending a lot of it inside in the air conditioning.  However, it does have an open-weave on the shoulder and upper back similar to this.

Which means in order to make it office appropriate I felt the need to wear something over it.  I could have gone the cardigan route, but this shirt is sheer and lightweight which means it doesn’t trap heat like a cardigan would.  Plus, the pattern and the knot tied at the front give it some visual interest.

Actually, if you really like my shirt, I currently have it listed on Poshmark for $15.  Grab it up now before I change my mind and decide to keep it just to wear with this dress!

P.S.  I also have an adorable pair of gingham shorts for sale.  Did you see You Pick Wednesday on the best ways to wear shorts?  Check it out!