Simple Sheath

Wednesday, July 10, 2013 104 0

Ann Taylor Chartreuse Sheath Dress Anthropologie Beaded Ribbon Belt

Ann Taylor Chartreuse Sheath Dress Anthropologie Beaded Ribbon Belt Jimmy Choo Cobalt Blue Abel Pump

Ann Taylor Chartreuse Sheath Dress Anthropologie Beaded Ribbon Belt Jimmy Choo Cobalt Blue Abel Pump

Ann Taylor Chartreuse Sheath Dress Anthropologie Beaded Ribbon Belt Jimmy Choo Cobalt Blue Abel Pump

Dress: Ann Taylor. Belt: Anthropologie (love this one too). Shoes: Jimmy Choo. Sunglasses: Gucci. Rings: The Bay.

 

A simple sheath can be a career woman’s best friend.  Always office appropriate, this flattering style of dress can easily take you from day to night.  Not one to shy away from colour, my first instinct was to pair this cheery chartreuse hue with a bold blue pop of colour.  However, this dress looks just as fabulous with a nude pair of heels (as shown in a previous post).

 

For those of you young women starting out in your careers, I highly recommend purchasing a similar style dress in a quality fabric.  It’s a timeless style that you will have in your wardrobe for many years.  My dress is from Ann Taylor which is a great source for day-to-night clothing.  The simple cut also allows you to play with accessories. Here I paired it with an Anthropologie jeweled ribbon belt, but I think next time I’ll wear it with a beautiful statement necklace.  I have my eye on the Nebula lucite necklace from Bauble Bar which I think will look just perfect with this dress.

 

 

 

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  • Jackie l FWF
    July 10, 2013

    Absolutely gorgeous and so classy with the hair! I have that belt from Anthro – isn’t it the best?

    xo Jackie

    • Jenny
      July 18, 2013

      Aww, thanks Jackie! YES, this is the BEST belt! 🙂 I can’t believe how much wear I’ve gotten out of it! 🙂

  • Sarah
    July 10, 2013

    The combo of the dress, hair, and shades is so chic I don’t even know what else to say about it! So I won’t even try.

    ~Sarah of Sarah’s Real Life

    • Jenny
      July 18, 2013

      Hahaha, thank you for your super sweet comment, Sarah. 🙂

  • Code Overdressed
    July 10, 2013

    I’m a big fan of that belt of yours, it adds so much glamour to the look, the colors are just lovely!

    Cee. ?
    Code Overdressed

    • Jenny
      July 18, 2013

      Thanks Cee! The colours are so pretty and surprisingly versatile. 🙂

  • Lauren
    July 10, 2013

    Sheath dresses are one of my favorites. They are so flattering! I love how you paired yours with a bright, fun belt!

    Lauren
    Fizz and Frosting

    • Jenny
      July 18, 2013

      Thanks Lauren! Yes, I agree, in the right material, sheath dresses are flattering on almost all shapes and sizes!

  • Caryl
    July 10, 2013

    I’m smitten! This look is just fab!

    • Jenny
      July 18, 2013

      Aww, thanks Caryl!

  • Alyssa
    July 10, 2013

    I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again–you’re an EXPERT when it comes to rocking color. This is stunning…and I’m so glad you bought that amazing belt!

    • Jenny
      July 18, 2013

      Hahahaha, well, you’ve totally made my day! Thanks Alyssa! 🙂

  • pretty little thing
    July 10, 2013

    that belt is so fabulous! xo

    http://allthingsprettyandlittle.blogspot.com/

    • Jenny
      July 18, 2013

      Thanks so much!

  • Shira
    July 10, 2013

    I’m seriously obsessed with this belt! Gorgeous and love the heels too!

    http://asequinloveaffair.com/

    • Jenny
      July 18, 2013

      Thanks so much Shira!

  • Ginny Mossman
    July 10, 2013

    You look beautiful Jenny love this dress and how versatile your fun belt has been.
    Ginny

    • Jenny
      July 18, 2013

      Thanks Ginny! Yes, this belt is so versatile! 🙂

  • Alice
    July 10, 2013

    I am a big fan of sheath dresses for the reasons you stated. Such a great look – very classy but updated with the perfect color combo & belt!

    Alice
    http://www.happinessatmidlife.com

    • Jenny
      July 18, 2013

      Aww, thanks Alice! The colour of this dress is definitely fun!

  • Hannah
    July 10, 2013

    Obsessed with this — so classy!
    Champagne Lifestyle on a Beer Budget

    • Jenny
      July 18, 2013

      Aww, thanks Hannah! 🙂

  • ash
    July 10, 2013

    I love this. You look so old school and fabulous!

    • Jenny
      July 18, 2013

      Hahaha, thanks Ash! 🙂

  • Carisa
    July 10, 2013

    That color is amazing!! love that dress, that style really is timeless I own a few for go to work outfits!

    • Jenny
      July 18, 2013

      Thanks Carisa! Yes, this style is definitely timeless. I could have bought this dress 10 years ago and it would still look current. 🙂

  • still being molly
    July 10, 2013

    oh jenny this is an absolutely stunning look!

    • Jenny
      July 18, 2013

      Aww, thanks Molly!

  • Red Tag Chic L.A.
    July 10, 2013

    Oh yesssssss…….a dress as lovely as this one is FOREVER!!!!

    Rebecca
    http://www.redtagchiclosangeles.com

    • Jenny
      July 18, 2013

      Thanks Rebecca!

  • Clare
    July 10, 2013

    I totally agree. A great investment. This dress is so versatile, and so chic. Definitely classy and totally work-to-play worthy! You look great!

    • Jenny
      July 18, 2013

      Thanks so very much Clare!

  • Victoria | Haute
    July 10, 2013

    This is one stellar look! You look fabulous in bright colours!

    • Jenny
      July 18, 2013

      Hahaha, I’m definitely not one to shy away from colour! Thanks so much Victoria! 🙂

  • Jamie
    July 10, 2013

    I am in love with that belt. Its so intricate and stunning!!
    xo,
    Jamie
    http://www.candystilettos.com

    • Jenny
      July 18, 2013

      Thanks Jamie! This belt is definitely one of my better purchases!

  • krystin
    July 10, 2013

    Totally regret not snagging that belt! It looks fab on you 🙂
    xx Krys

    • Jenny
      July 18, 2013

      Hahaha, thanks Krystin! I’ve had a few people tell me that they almost bought this belt, but now regret now buying it. I’m so glad I did! 🙂

  • Jane
    July 10, 2013

    This is perfect and you are right career girls definitely need a dress like this. The colour makes it fun but the cut is so classic.

    • Jenny
      July 18, 2013

      Thanks so much Jane! 🙂

  • Rachel
    July 10, 2013

    This is perfect with the belt to cinch it!

    • Jenny
      July 18, 2013

      Thanks Rachel! 🙂

  • Gaby
    July 10, 2013

    That color is stunning!! And the belt is so gorgeous, it makes it look so glam!

    • Jenny
      July 18, 2013

      Thank you so much Gaby!

  • Rachel
    July 10, 2013

    Oh my gosh you look SO PERFECT! LOVE THIS!

    • Jenny
      July 18, 2013

      Aww, thanks Rachel! You are too sweet!

  • Bree
    July 10, 2013

    How fun is your belt!!! Loving that so much!
    -Bree @ <a href="”>aBree Fashion

    • Jenny
      July 18, 2013

      Thanks Bree!

  • Sara Strauss
    July 10, 2013

    You look lovely! I adore that belt! I’ve always wanted to find a sheath dress that fits me, so I’ll be on the lookout when I get my first full-time job.
    ~Sara
    Sincerely, Sara

    • Jenny
      July 18, 2013

      Yes, definitely keep a look out. It can be hard to find one that fits perfectly. Thanks so much Sara!

  • adore to adorn
    July 10, 2013

    you look stunning! You remind me of an updated, bold Audrey Hepburn =D
    xo,
    nancy

    • Jenny
      July 18, 2013

      That is the biggest compliment EVER! 🙂 Thank you so much Nancy!

  • Kiwifashionblog
    July 10, 2013

    Just a gorgeous dress Jenny and that belt is
    TDF! I love your updo! It’s very chic <3

    • Jenny
      July 18, 2013

      Aww, thanks so much! 🙂

  • Jess Gitler
    July 10, 2013

    every time I see that belt I just melt a little, it is so perfect with that dress!!
    Jess
    http://www.jesscauseblog.blogspot.com

    • Jenny
      July 18, 2013

      Hahaha, thanks Jess! 🙂

  • RoselyC
    July 10, 2013

    I love that belt.

    • Jenny
      July 18, 2013

      Thanks Rosely!

  • Louise
    July 10, 2013

    I’m getting a Mad Men vibe from that second picture. Very nice Jenny!

    • Jenny
      July 18, 2013

      Hahaha, yes, I actually see that now too since you pointed it out. 🙂 Thanks Louise!

  • Laura
    July 10, 2013

    Absolutely LOVE that dress. The shape, the color, the neckline, everything!! You nailed this!!

    • Jenny
      July 18, 2013

      Aww, you are too sweet Laura! Thank you!

  • Trendy Mondays
    July 10, 2013

    What a great look. The dress is stunning by itself and the belt pushes the look into a whole new category of chic. Love love this!

    Trendy Mondays – your online fashion destination for independent European designers

    • Jenny
      July 18, 2013

      Thank you so very much for that lovely comment! 🙂

  • Shannon Hearts
    July 10, 2013

    Absolutely stunning! That belt is the perfect accessory!
    http://www.shannonheartsblog.com

    • Jenny
      July 18, 2013

      Thank you so much Shannon!

  • Donna
    July 10, 2013

    Looking fabulous Jenny!

    • Jenny
      July 18, 2013

      Aww, thanks Donna!

  • Annick
    July 10, 2013

    Gorgeous! I love how you’re not afraid of color whatsoever! It’s so refreshing! That belt is so stunning too!

    Bold Subtlety 

    • Jenny
      July 18, 2013

      Hahaha, yeah, I’m definitely NOT afraid of colour! LOL Thanks Annick!

  • Kacie's Kloset
    July 10, 2013

    Simple sheath in a bright color = PERFECTION!!

    http://www.kacieskloset.blogspot.com
    http://www.daisyraeboutique.com

    • Jenny
      July 18, 2013

      Aww, thanks so much Kacie!

  • Kacie
    July 10, 2013

    So perfect, that belt is gorgeous!

    • Jenny
      July 18, 2013

      Thanks Kacie! 🙂

  • Jess | the Jess Jour
    July 10, 2013

    Like I said on Instagram, looking gorgeous as always! haha 🙂

    • Jenny
      July 18, 2013

      LOL, thanks for the two sweet comments, Jess! 🙂

  • Jamie
    July 11, 2013

    I totally agree, the sheath dress is the easiest ‘Office Appropriate’ piece you’ll have in your closet. Ann Taylor has a great dress collection and wears well.

    Beautiful color! Love how you styled it!

    ~Jamie

    PS- Thank you so much for the tips on how to wear a midi when you have “short girl problems.” Huge help 😉

    • Jenny
      July 18, 2013

      Thank you so much Jamie! Haha, I don’t know if I was that much help, but you are very welcome. 🙂

  • Annie
    July 11, 2013

    That belt is stunning with that dress Jenny! And the yellow is so pretty on you…love this 🙂

    Annie
    The Other Side of Gray

    • Jenny
      July 18, 2013

      Aww, thanks Annie!

  • Tara
    July 11, 2013

    Wow, that belt is gorgeous…and I love this color combo!

    • Jenny
      July 18, 2013

      Thanks Tara! 🙂

  • Lauren
    July 11, 2013

    holy moly ms sophisticated! You look amazing. I totally agree a dress like this is a must. I love how stylish and unboring it is. Love this look! Love your hair as well – you really look so well put together! xo

    • Jenny
      July 18, 2013

      Hahaha, well, aren’t you just the sweetest! Thank you so much Lauren!

  • Kelly
    July 11, 2013

    This dress is absolutely gorgeous!

    xx
    Kelly
    Sparkles and Shoes

    • Jenny
      July 18, 2013

      Thanks Kelly!

  • haley
    July 11, 2013

    Great color and love the jewels!

    Colour Me Classic

    • Jenny
      July 18, 2013

      Thanks Haley!

  • Karen
    July 11, 2013

    I love the color of this dress. The belt adds your own personal touch to it.

    • Jenny
      July 18, 2013

      Thanks Karen! I love to add anything sparkly and colourful to an outfit! 🙂

  • Elle
    July 12, 2013

    Loving that amazing color! It looks like the belt comes on the dress 🙂 how fun!

    xo, elle | Living in Color.10 more days to enter the Stella & Dot Giveaway!

    • Jenny
      July 18, 2013

      Thanks Elle!

  • Cee
    July 12, 2013

    When I saw this outfit on instagram, I nearly fell off my chair – I am not a colour girl. At all. Anyone who knows me will tell you that. But this outfit is absolute perfection. I would wear it in a minute! Love, love, love.
    xox,
    Cee

    • Jenny
      July 18, 2013

      Hahahaha, well, coming from a non-colour girl, that is just a HUGE compliment! Thank you so much Cee!

  • MÓNICA - MES VOYAGES
    July 12, 2013

    Amazing dress!
    xx
    Mónica
    MES VOYAGES À PARIS

    • Jenny
      July 18, 2013

      Thanks Monica!

  • The Fashionable ESQ
    July 13, 2013

    Love dresses like these for work. I love a good textured fabric, too.
    Very cute hairdo, lady!

    XOX
    The fashionable ESQ (Esquire)

    http://www.thefashionableesq.blogspot.com/

    • Jenny
      July 18, 2013

      Aww, thanks! Yes, I think the fabric really makes the dress look expensive when it’s not. 🙂

  • Emily
    July 14, 2013

    How very chic! I can totally imagine you walking into a dull black-and-white office with your fabulous pop of colour! Love love LOVE this outfit.

    At night, I would actually wear this with some big statement earrings to really dress down and glamourise(?) the look, but that is just my personal style. You can pull anything off! 🙂 xox

    • Jenny
      July 18, 2013

      Hahahaha, thanks Emily! I don’t often wear earrings, but you are so right, this dress would look fabulous with a gorgeous pair of statement earrings. I’ll definitely be on the look out for a pair. Thanks for the suggestion!