1. Anonymous

    October 3, 2008 at 4:13 am

    interesting shoes indeed,lovely legs as well…all in all classy.but maybe too save?

  2. Brigadeiro

    October 3, 2008 at 4:42 am

    Is that Marni (bag & dress)? Love the entire look, effortless & classy, perfect for any occasion.

  3. Anonymous

    October 3, 2008 at 4:54 am

    Love love love the pattern on the dress!

  4. Benji

    October 3, 2008 at 5:06 am

    Hiya Sart,
    Was just wondering.
    Is this in Milan?

    Gret pic, killer shoes on the background btw!

  5. Anonymous

    October 3, 2008 at 5:06 am

    Great dress, beautifully matching colours in the whole outfit. I like the idea of replacing traditional jacket with the scarf. Love the bag!

  6. Minx

    October 3, 2008 at 5:18 am

    Great frock and bag; love the way the cracked pattern of the ground echoes the print on the dress.

  7. Angie

    October 3, 2008 at 5:39 am

    I can’t keep my eyes off the bauble-boots in the background. Selena? Are you alive?

  8. suzanne nelson

    October 3, 2008 at 5:40 am

    I like your caption – this lady makes an unusual print look serious and professional. I want to listen to what she’s going to say. i love her shoes.

  9. Anonymous

    October 3, 2008 at 6:09 am

    What a lady! Such a feminine dress; love the belt…so simple, she looks good!

  10. Anonymous

    October 3, 2008 at 6:28 am

    Funnky shoes, the women on the right side is wearing!

  11. Anonymous

    October 3, 2008 at 6:38 am

    A little bit mama-style.

  12. whyioughtta

    October 3, 2008 at 7:17 am

    Not in the government town I live in, unfortunately.

    If only!

    (Those shoes: TDF! Fabulous.)

  13. Anonymous

    October 3, 2008 at 7:46 am

    only when i looked at the enlarged version did i notice the boots worn by the lady on the right hand side of the shot… their softened shine reminds me of distant twinkling lights. or the lights of la tour eiffel, perhaps?

  14. Maven

    October 3, 2008 at 8:07 am

    From the organic “moonlight on water at midnight” print to the pashmina and fabulous bag this lady looks pulled together and elegant. Its a sophisticated and polished look that totally avoids being fussy and over-thought. She looks confident and strong- and feminine! And thats a winner, at least in my book! Thanks!

  15. Anonymous

    October 3, 2008 at 8:09 am

    i sure hope so…
    i’d wear this in a heartbeat. less than a heartbeat.

  16. Anonymous

    October 3, 2008 at 8:25 am

    so striking. Love the pattern yet must confess it’s the shoes that really work for me. (Have been checking out site for a while – love it and pleased to see stylish woman over 25 featured today – more please!)

  17. metscan

    October 3, 2008 at 8:46 am

    I could easily imagine myself in her clothes. Probably the dress has no sleeves ,so the pashmina is very handy. As a matter of fact I do have a dress which resembles this one. The shoes look nice too.

  18. Anonymous

    October 3, 2008 at 8:52 am

    Although everything is probably expensive, her style is a nice dose of realism. She looks good.

  19. Anonymous

    October 3, 2008 at 9:19 am

    She has style! The dress is beautiful and she knows how to wear it! She is sooo elegant!

  20. nyc/caribbean ragazza

    October 3, 2008 at 9:22 am

    I really like the dress and shoes. Anyone know the designers? (not that I can afford them but I would still like to know)

  21. Adrienne

    October 3, 2008 at 9:47 am

    Wow – I love that bag! And her legs!

  22. Alice Olive

    October 3, 2008 at 10:17 am

    I do love the simplicity of this ensemble. Especially the shoes! Simply lovely.

  23. Helena

    October 3, 2008 at 10:25 am

    This is elegance!


    October 3, 2008 at 10:40 am

    epitome of chic and class
    so beautiful

  25. Anonymous

    October 3, 2008 at 10:45 am

    Look very closely: is she wearing a blue-gray cardigan as well? Her left wrist is encased in some type of fabric, the same fabric can be seen on the right just below the scarf.

    Love the blue/black combo.

  26. Emma

    October 3, 2008 at 11:13 am

    What a handsome woman!
    There are no flaws to this outfit. I adore the shoes, the dress is stunning, love the skinny belt on it, the pashmina is sitting so well and looks beautiful, the grey cardigan is lovely and takes away the white and navy uniformity.
    The bag wouldn’t be a personal choice, but it still looks lovely in the outfit and I can understand why she has chosen it.

    Ps. adore the shoes on the girl to the right of her in the background. It’s fantastic the way the gold studs look whilst out of focus!

  27. Anonymous

    October 3, 2008 at 11:13 am

    The dress is Marni, I have the same one, but a bit shorter, don’t know the shoes tho…
    love her, she looks fantastic..

  28. Punkimeowzer

    October 3, 2008 at 11:37 am

    A well coordinated fall ensemble. I especially love the accessories – handbag and shoes!

  29. monique

    October 3, 2008 at 11:53 am

    Excellent, no-nonsense (and yet still pretty) outfit that a gal can wear to the office. What I like best is that the shoe really looks wearable. Its a comfortable heel that most women can wear all day. The bag is nice and simple and really allows the dress t be the star of the show.

    She’s very pretty, stylish and smart-looking. When I grow up I want to dress like this.

  30. Princess Glee

    October 3, 2008 at 12:16 pm

    I like this woman’s look, it’s classy. It’s also a bit matronly. I’d shorten the skirt about 3 inches, borrow the shooties from the woman on right and add the dark aviators from the man behind.

  31. Anonymous

    October 3, 2008 at 12:22 pm

    simply Marni…

  32. Gabrielle Zuccaro

    October 3, 2008 at 3:00 pm

    Classical lovely outfit. She captures the grace of the working sophisticated lady.

  33. karmapolice

    October 3, 2008 at 3:22 pm

    absolutely the new, sophisticated work look.
    and she dresses perfectly for her age! not many women can do that so well.

    i like the shot as well. the women on either side of her act as a sort of frame.

    love the oversize scarf/pashmina in lieu of a coat. must try it.

  34. indigo warrior

    October 3, 2008 at 3:34 pm

    Sart, so many people comment that they can’t afford the looks that you photograph and I don’t think it’s possible that’s true. While I’m not a fashionista in any sense of the word (my fashion, like my body, is built more for comfort than speed, if you know what I mean), I do know people who work it. They shop thrift stores, service resale shops (junior league) and low priced places like Target (targhay boutique) and even Walmart. Fashion is so much less about the designer label and so much more about being fearless in your self-expression. Where, oh where, is that blog? (c:

    - indi

  35. Anonymous

    October 3, 2008 at 5:22 pm

    This is perfect…I could wear this to my corporate law office no problem (though not if I shortened it and added those (admittedly amazing) boots to the right as suggested above). I appreciate seeing things I can put into practice in everyday life!

  36. Anonymous

    October 3, 2008 at 6:35 pm

    She looks very much like Mary Steenburgen.

  37. Anonymous

    October 3, 2008 at 7:22 pm

    Three working women three distinct styles, with which each wearer is clearly very comfortable. This is a wonderful time in fashion history. And the shoes on the right…well, they are just perfect, particularly with the otherwise sombre outfit.

  38. Hissy Stitch

    October 3, 2008 at 8:29 pm

    Wearable and lovely. Except for the heels that I’d fall off of (besides, I’m on my feet waaay to much for heels), this is exactly the sort of thing that real working women can wear in comfort and look terrific in.

  39. Ann (MobayDP)

    October 3, 2008 at 10:47 pm

    Oh my…those shoes on the right. Are those really for work?

    I love this whole look. I ♥ that bag and those shoes.

    All those layers make me wonder how cold it must be there?! brrrr!

  40. Anonymous

    October 3, 2008 at 10:47 pm

    I think it is really boring. I mean a modern working wardrobe?? How is this any different from anything worn by working women of the last 50 years… patterned dress, heels, big bag… Groundbreaking/New – I think not!

  41. Anonymous

    October 4, 2008 at 1:42 am

    Absolutely Divine!! I’m so in love with the bag.

  42. Anonymous

    October 4, 2008 at 10:39 am

    She reminds me of that Ingrid Betancourt chick!! nice and elegant…

  43. Anonymous

    October 4, 2008 at 12:20 pm

    Love those shoes! Where are they from?!! please someone let me know!

  44. Olviya

    October 4, 2008 at 1:05 pm

    black color is so french!

  45. Sohiny

    October 4, 2008 at 4:00 pm

    this would work anywhere. the dress flatters and hides in right amounts, is chic and versatile for post-work dinners. and the style (plus shawl and belt)can be found in high street budget versions too. plus the largish bag can accomodate a pair of flats in case your feet hurt. perfect. and a smart woman.

  46. MJ

    October 4, 2008 at 11:45 pm

    i love the intensity of her pensive walking with such a well put-together look.

  47. fairy queen

    October 5, 2008 at 3:29 am

    She looks amazing, the pattern is so chic. I reckon every. single. woman. should dress like this to work, even if they just wear her confidence.


  48. DATS

    October 5, 2008 at 8:05 am

    the first thing I noticed when I enlarged the pic is the lady behind the picture, those gladiator rivets shoes is a winner!!!

  49. Anonymous

    October 5, 2008 at 7:16 pm

    I love so many things about this. First, navy! It’s a good color that is hard to find. I also LOVE the pashmina. I know they have been out of favor, but they are so useful. Her color choices, navy, grey, black are ones I really like because they let the wearer shine. Last, whether she is older or not, her outfit is classic and just uniquely put together enough to be interesting. She doesn’t scream, “look at me!”, but we do.

  50. taura

    October 5, 2008 at 9:04 pm

    it certainly helps an outfit when the wearer has a nice figure!

  51. Anonymous

    October 5, 2008 at 10:27 pm

    Does anyone know the designer of her handbag? I must find it…and buy it!!!

    Very interesting picture, you have three women in this picture, all with a very individual way of dressing, from casual, to classic, to very fashion forward and trendy (I do love those boots).

  52. Anonymous

    October 6, 2008 at 12:35 am

    isn’t the dress and bag from marni?

  53. AnastasiaC

    October 6, 2008 at 10:00 pm

    great basic look!! its nothing too ‘out there’ but she is a stand out because she looks confident and comfortable in what she is wearing!

  54. Anonymous

    October 7, 2008 at 9:55 am

    Well you tried. You show an elegant professional woman over thirty and half the responders can’t get past the shoes on the younger woman in the back.

  55. Claire

    October 7, 2008 at 10:28 am

    Oh I hope not, it looks like the kind of outfit Marks & Spencers sell for women of a certain age who want a 'smart' outfit. That shawl, the shoes and the length of the dress, while separately are all fine, together make the look middle-aged and dowdy.

  56. Anonymous

    October 7, 2008 at 11:26 am

    Elegant woman and outfit. Thank you, Mr. Sartorialist.

  57. Anonymous

    October 7, 2008 at 1:14 pm

    Stylish. Beautiful. Professional. Feminine. Modest. Versatile. Inspiring. Thank you!

  58. elettra kelly

    October 8, 2008 at 7:52 am

    Wonderful baloon bag but the darks colurs are too different!simply sad

  59. Anonymous

    October 8, 2008 at 3:25 pm

    isn’t she Cecilia Ciganer??

  60. court

    October 9, 2008 at 2:26 am

    i am more inclined to stare at the woman in the right of the picture. i think the woman you are focusing on fails to really use her physical assets to her advantage. while the length shows off her amazing lower legs, the scarf and the stiffness of her dress really make her appear matronly and a little messy. the woman on the right, however, appears so classy and yet so subtle. the showy detailing on the shoes really draws the eyes in and balances the entire ensemble.

  61. kerfuffler

    October 13, 2008 at 7:50 pm

    Some people labeled this stunning outfit as too safe, or even boring, but they missed important details: the cut of the dress features elaborate shaping—check out the seam that points to her knee. Also, the print is just too distinctive to be glossed over unappreciatively.
    The bag is elegantly simple and shapely, (sexy) and works perfectly with the pashmina. Beautiful!

  62. Anonymous

    October 16, 2008 at 11:59 am

    Oh, I love these shoes – reminds me of dancing shoes… the dress has a nice print – looks like something of the 50s.

  63. Helen

    September 27, 2011 at 2:55 pm

    Wow! Three women dressing well. These looks can be found affordably (except maybe the boots with the gold balls) in a variety of patterns and slightly different cuts. The lady with the snappy jacket looks great as does the one in well-cut jeans and a trench. Then of course you centerpiece lady is just fantastic. The silhouette is lovely and regal at the same time. This is a look you can replicate without breaking the bank, as the elements have always been flattering and there are so many small variations to choose from. Designer duds may be sharp, but you get so much more mileage from consignment shops.

  64. HaYeon Kim

    July 23, 2012 at 2:25 am

    Love the print on the onepiece~~So stylish and feminine!

  65. Bea

    January 22, 2013 at 3:16 am

    So elegant. I love it.

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