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?
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!
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!)
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!
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.
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:
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!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.