My first professional job, outside of college, had a black and white dress code. I could wear colorful accessories, but very quickly my closet became a sea of black. The limited options made getting dressed in the mornings simple, but when choosing pieces to purchase, I didn’t spend time thinking about fit or cut or style in general. The only question I asked myself was, “does this come in black?”
When I moved on from that job, I wanted to own the rainbow.
Neither of those phases were completely me. I watched What Not To Wear, but I didn’t understand how to cultivate a wardrobe that reflected me. A wardrobe that both fit my current lifestyle and gave room for me to grow. Personal style wasn’t talked about much. It was all trends, trends, trends.
Nowadays, my style is somewhere in the middle. I gravitate towards a uniform. My palette mainly consists of solid neutrals with a heck of a lot of stripes thrown in.
The cut of this blue stripped dress is more feminine than what I usually wear, but sometimes you need a soft dress. This particular dress is a nod to the south, my new home. I call it my “ladies who lunch” dress.
^ Nursing mommas! The buttons on the front make this dress extremely nursing friendly!
Gigipip Seabreeze Seagrass Sunhat | Copper Threads Elm Blue Stripped Dress (I’m wearing a small, which fits a 2-4. If they had an x-small, I could have easily worn it too. I must be the only nursing momma who didn’t go up a cup size!) | Nina Z Lena Clogs (these took a few wears to soften and mold to my feet, but now they are oh so comfortable!)