The Statement Piece Every Wardrobe Needs

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We may not all want to wear bold patterned dresses all the time, but no wardrobe is ever complete without at least one wild dress you thought would be unflattering until you tried it on.  Vertically challenged individuals like myself, probably already know that patterns aren’t easy to pull off when you’re not 5 foot 9.  One key piece of fashion advice I learned from a young age, is that solid colors make you look taller, and crazy patterns can make you look shorter.

The shorter the dress, the more it will emphasize the length of your legs!  Pick a dress that has the same pattern from top to bottom.  Know which colors flatter your skin tone, and stick to them!

Diane von Furstenberg ($470)

Diane von Furstenberg ($470)

Diane von Furstenberg ($286.80)

Diane von Furstenberg ($286.80)

BCBG MAX AZRIA at Lord & Taylor ($198)

BCBG MAX AZRIA at Lord & Taylor ($198)

Diane von Furstenberg ($220.80)

Diane von Furstenberg ($220.80)

Diane von Furstenberg ($398)

Diane von Furstenberg ($398)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Love,

Molly

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Get the Looks from the “Suits” TV Show

If you’re a Suits fan, I’m sure you know what it’s like to wait eagerly for Wednesday nights when a new episode airs.  I have officially watched all of the current fifth season’s episodes about ten times each and now I can’t wait for the mid-season premiere this January!

Even if you’ve only watched one episode, I’m sure you can notice a trend in the outfits worn by the female characters.  Jessica and Donna wear fancy tight fighting midi dresses, while Rachel wears high-waisted tight pencil skirts with beautiful thick blouses that are often made of silk.

As an East Coast native, I’ve always aired on the side of being too dressy, rather than being too casual.  Growing up I always thought I’d choose a career based on which job would let me dress up chic and sophisticated.

I could definitely see Donna wearing these two dresses.

Courtesy of Shopbop

Courtesy of Shopbop, Originally: $1,740.00 and Now: $522.00

Diane von Furstenberg at Bergdorf Goodman ($468.00)

Diane von Furstenberg at Bergdorf Goodman ($468.00)

I think that Rachel could pair this top with the pencil skirt below it to make her look casual, yet chic and professional.

Shopbop ($640.00)

Shopbop ($640.00)

This cream and black skirt with a pop of electric blue adds just the right amount of pattern to create intrigue.  Pointed-toe black pumps will take this look to the next level!

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Rachel Zane could rock the hell out of this dress as well.

Saks Fifth Avenue

Saks Fifth Avenue

Only a total cool badass could pull off a dress with a slit this high.  So of course, this dress would be perfect for Donna!

ABS at Saks Fifth Avenue ($367.58)

ABS at Saks Fifth Avenue ($367.58)

This Fall let’s celebrate the beauty in fitted midi dresses and sexy, professional pencils skirts.  If you want to make your look more casual, opt for a jean pencil skirt.  Either way, if you’re looking for style inspiration, check out the “Suits” TV show for some great workplace style ideas!

Love,

J. Molly